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Freeman places first in discus at National Junior Olympics
Photo Courtesy Mike Tully Karlee Freeman posed with her gold medal at the National Junior Olympics last Saturday, July 26, after placing first in the discus with a throw of 130’10.75”.
Freeman places first in discus at National Junior Olympics

By KAYLA CAMENZIND

Karlee Freeman of Raymond Jr/Sr High School placed first in the discus at the National Junior Olympics last weekend in Humble, Texas, throwing 130’ 10.75”.

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Officials assess solid waste pollution
On the beaches in Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties, people dump garbage illegally in the night. Garbage here is staged to wash away with the tide on Washaway Beach.
Officials assess solid waste pollution

at Washaway Beach

WASHAWAY BEACH - Last Tuesday, July 22, officials met with Tokeland/North Cove residents to assess solid waste pollution from housing falling into the ocean and numerous illegal dump-sites on Washaway Beach. The county hoped to establish a mitigation plan and long-term funding by meeting with the officials.

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Raymond church opens to show quilted stained-glass windows as part of annual quilt event
Dorothy Gruginski shows how one section of a “stained glass” quilted window cover attaches to the window at Raymond’s First Baptist Church.
Raymond church opens to show quilted stained-glass windows as part of annual quilt event

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

Raymond First Baptist Church will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday to show the cathedral-style stained glass window covers made by Dorothy Gruginski, the featured quilter during the 2014 “Quilts on the Willapa” show.

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Johnson case a “conflict of interest”

By STEPHEN FLOYD

Charges against a Pacific County Sheriff’s deputy accused of bribery and extortion have temporarily been dismissed as a new jurisdiction is being sought to try the matter.

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Wreck on Highway 6 takes out powers poles
Pacific County PUD checks out the motor home wreck on Lily Wheaton Road early last Wednesday morning. The wreck took out two power poles and knocked out power to some Menlo residents for almost 12 hours.
Wreck on Highway 6 takes out powers poles

By Kayla Camenzind

A wreck on Highway 6 last Wednesday morning, July 16 took out two main power poles and knocked out power for almost 12 hours in the Menlo area. The Pacific County PUD put up new poles and had the power back on by 3 pm Wednesday afternoon.

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County Fair is just around the corner
Photo by Larry Bale
County Fair is just around the corner

By Kayla Camenzind

MENLO - The Pacific County fair is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning ahead for a week of fun, from August 20-23!

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Eight teams participate at Willapa Bay Relay
Eight teams participate at Willapa Bay Relay

By SCOT PEARSON

The annual Relay for Life of Willapa Bay was held over the July 19 weekend working on their theme, “One Fish, Two Fish, I wish, You wish, For a cure.”

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Ruttin’ Ridge comes to town
Jeni Maakad of Ruttin' Ridge Taxidermy shows off some of her mounts. In this picture, the deer are incomplete, still in need of some finishing touches with paint.
Ruttin’ Ridge comes to town

By Kayla Camenzind

SOUTH BEND - Twenty-four-year old Jeni Maakad is new to South Bend, but is bringing a trade that many locals cherish – taxidermy.

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90 years young
Jessie Stinson at her 90th birthday party at Alder House recently. There was a huge crowd there since she has lived in the area for so many years. 
90 years young

90 Years Young

Photo Courtsey Joan Lewis

Jessie Stinson at her 90th birthday party at Alder House recently. There was a huge crowd there since she has lived in the area for so many years. 

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News of Record 7-23-14

Emmaluz Guerzon, Oceanside, Calif., speed, 40 mph in a 30 mph zone (40/30), $124.

Samuel Guiles, Bothell, speed, 50/40, $124.

Jason Forslund, Lake Elsinore, Calif., speed, 60/40, $175.

Susan Tuttle, Vancouver, speed, 59/50, $124.

Jessica Beckton, Seattle, speed, 61/50, $124.

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Jayden’s German Store offers more than just chocolates
1) Owner Joelle Springer and her son Jayden pose outside their German store. Jayden’s German Store is located on Highway 101 in the same building as Just a Haircut.
Jayden’s German Store offers more than just chocolates

By Kayla Camenzind

SOUTH BEND - From Bahlsen cookies to German jams and mustards, Katjes gummies to bauernbratwurst sausages, malt and ginger beer to Marzipan chocolates – Jayden’s German Store in South Bend offers an abundance of German goods to tickle the fancy of inquisitive locals and tourists.

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Sales tax, marijuana revenue discussed at forum

By KAYLA CAMENZIND

MENLO - The county commissioners met with Valley residents last Tuesday, June 8, to discuss the county structure and their roles as commissioners. Other topics discussed included the idea of raising the sales tax by one tenth of a percent and the question of where tax dollars from the marijuana industry will go.

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South Bend to raise sewage rates

SOUTH BEND - At the South Bend City Council meeting Monday, July 14 the council met to have the first reading of an ordinance to increase sewage rates by $20 per month, starting August 1.

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How local law enforcement responds to cases of domestic violence

 

By Kayla Camenzind

Note: Last week’s issue held a feature on the Pacific County Crisis Support Network (CSN), which helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This article outlines how local law enforcement responds to these cases.

Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor, Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson, and South Bend Police Chief Dave Eastham have given responses in regards to how their departments handle cases of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

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Teen Advocacy Coalition fights to keep teens off drugs
Teen Advocacy Coalition fights to keep teens off drugs

By Kayla Camenzind

Recently armed with a $125,000 grant, the Pacific County’s Teen Advocacy Coalition (TAC) is working to get youth involved in activities and off drugs.

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Changing of the guard...Camenzind exits, Burr enters
Kris Camenzind (left) passes on the baton at the Crisis Support Network to Kathryn Burr.
Changing of the guard...Camenzind exits, Burr enters

At Crisis Support Network

By Kayla Camenzind

After 15 years at the Crisis Support Network (CSN), Kris Camenzind is stepping down as director this month. Camenzind will be replaced by Kathryn Burr, an Alaskan native and former Oregonian resident.

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Nathan Rogers graduates from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Young Adult of the month

By Kayla Camenzind

Nathan Rogers, a 2010 South Bend graduate, finished his studies at Kings Point, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, in June. He will now be working for Chevron Shipping Lanes aboard their tank vessel fleet off of the west coast.

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Three local veterans visit D.C., on Puget Sound Honor Flight
Photo Courtesy Ken Grimm From left are Del Brown, Ken Grimm and Bob Beck while posing beside the Washington State pillar in Washington DC.
Three local veterans visit D.C., on Puget Sound Honor Flight

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

 

A trip of a lifetime.”

 

That’s how three World War II veterans from Raymond described their three-day, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., as part of Puget Sound Honor Flight’s second mission.

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Congratulations, quilters!
Congratulations, quilters!

Congratulations, quilters!

Photo by Vivian Edersheim

The Willapa Harbor Quilters’ quilted car won the prize as the “Cutest Car” at the annual Tokeland Fourth of July Parare.  The car was driven by Vickie Fenstemacher with Mary Lou Sell along for the ride. The group created the quilted car cover in 2011 and since then it has appeared in many local and regional parades.

 

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Farm Bureau endorses McClain

Former Pacific County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mark McClain has been endorsed by the Washington State Farm Bureau.

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Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society 51st Annual Schwingfest in Frances
Kids of all ages can enjoy the 51st Annual Schwingfest, which takes place this weekend in Frances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Swiss Hall. See page 8 for more information.
Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society 51st Annual Schwingfest in Frances

For centuries it has been the custom of the Swiss people in their homeland to have an annual gathering as this promotes sportsmanship and fellowship among the people. July 4th, 5th, and 6th the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will be hosting their 51st Annual Schwingfest at the Swiss Hall located in Frances.

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Belcher sentence sends shock-waves throughout county

By KAYLA CAMENZIND and

GEORGE KUNKE

SOUTH BEND - In a case that has shocked the county, former South Bend Court Clerk Trisha Belcher, who embezzled $15,690 over the course of four years, was sentenced to pay $35 per month for 36 years, totaling $15,120, and 30 days of jail time. If she is too medically frail, her jail time will be substituted for community service.

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New ATV law sparks North/South county divide

By Kayla Camenzind

The county commissioners met with residents across Pacific County last week to discuss the new ATV legislation that would allow registered ATVs to be driven on county roads under 35 mph and “non-highway” roads, which are roads owned or managed by a public agency. The commissioners held formal hearings in Tokeland, South Bend, and Long Beach to get feedback from residents and they will be making a decision on the ordinance in July.

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South Bend police force cracks down on drugs
Jerry, the newest addition to the South Bend Police Department, demonstrated how to sniff out substances with Officer Allan McComas at the last South Bend City Council meeting. He is currently in training to detect all illegal drugs and will finish by the
South Bend police force cracks down on drugs

By Kayla Camenzind

SOUTH BEND - At the regular South Bend City Council meeting last Monday, June 23, Police Chief Dave Eastham informed the Council that the force arrested six drug related suspects in one week, four of which were dealers.

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Quilts on the Willapa Aug. 1-2
In May, Dorothy Gruginski (in red) shared the story behind the First Baptist Church's quilted stained glass windows with 13 members of the Tuesday Trotters, a hiking group from Olympia. The hikers arranged to see the windows during an outing in the area.
Quilts on the Willapa Aug. 1-2

Raymond quilters honor

their own Dorothy Gruginski

as featured star of August show

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