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Country Christmas Bazaar
Country Christmas Bazaar
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Multipurpose sports complex proposed
Multipurpose sports complex proposed

Sunday, November 10, Gregory Hinz, the coach of the Willapa Harbor soccer team, called a meeting together in the PUD building about a project that he is spearheading that has recently just started to gain momentum, his multipurpose sports complex that could potentially be made out of the Riverdale Park.

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No permitting on Tokeland project yet

The PUD met last week met on Tuesday, November 4, where PUD Manager Doug Miller presented the 2015 PUD budget, which came out to be just shy of 40.5 million for the Electric Department. The 2015 budget for the Bay Center Water Department is $83,170. The 2015 Lebam water budget came out to $25,850. The 2015 Wilson Point Water budget came out to $18,950.

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Razor clam digs start Thursday

Diggers will have plenty of opportunity to put razor clams on the Thanksgiving table during a week-long dig that begins Nov. 20. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening, which runs through Nov. 26, after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.

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Down but not out Seagulls beat Braves in final minutes
Both teams look for the sign to see if the Seagulls made it into the end zone. Luke Hamilton squeezed through the La Conner defense and took the game away in the final minutes of the 2B State first round game at Stewart Field.
Down but not out Seagulls beat Braves in final minutes

By SCOT PEARSON

ABERDEEN - Taking this game to the wire, Raymond pulled off a gamble to make a last minute win advancing them into the next round facing Napavine. The Raymond Seagulls stepped it up and grabbed a first round win in their match-up against the Braves of LaConner, 35-32 Saturday at Aberdeen.

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Razor clam digs start Thursday

Diggers will have plenty of opportunity to put razor clams on the Thanksgiving table during a week-long dig that begins Nov. 20. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening, which runs through Nov. 26, after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.

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The Spartan test of strength is not for all
The Spartan Finish: Tiffany Coates comes across the finish, tired but ready to take on her next challenge. She is living the life of a Spartan.
The Spartan test of strength is not for all

By SCOT PEARSON

For some just getting out of bed is a task, while others enjoy a brisk autumn walk, or even a jog. But if you really want to test yourself, it is not a marathon that you should seek, become a Spartan and really test your strength.

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"Ugly" Ed Norman Business Liquidation Auction!

"UGLY" ED NORMAN

BUSINESS LIQUIDATION AUCTION!

PART II

100 3rd Street Raymond, WA.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH

PREVIEW 11AM AUCTION 12 Noon

Tools--and tool rental clearance, furniture, primitives!

See photos on line.

www.garrisonauctioneers.com

360-262-9154 Lic#2332

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South Bend City Council makes adjustment to proposed B&O tax

SOUTH BEND - Things ran smooth and quick at the last South Bend City Council meeting. Three main items from the published agenda, all in their second reading, were passed by the council.

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Thank you for your service
The Emerick Family, three ex-Maries living a new life as part of their community in Raymond. Neal, Colleen and Tara.
Thank you for your service

By SCOT PEARSON

Veterans Day has gone through several changes in its history. From the end of World War I Armistice Day was started as a day of remembrance for the war to end all wars. As World War II broke out, Congress made changes to the annual event, and through its course it even became a floating holiday for a short period in the 1970's, to help boost the economy, as well as honor veterans.

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South Bend City Council makes adjustment to proposed B&O tax

SOUTH BEND - Things ran smooth and quick at the last South Bend City Council meeting. Three main items from the published agenda, all in their second reading, were passed by the council.

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Pacific County Election Results

Of 39 precincts in Pacific County, 6,794 ballots were counted. This means of the 13,234 registered voters in the county, 51% of them voted. The final count will be on November 25.

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Raymond Council makes quick business at meeting

SCOT PEARSON

With a full compliment of city council members and department heads, save Fire Chief Todd Strozyk who was away for training, the Raymond City Council held two Public Hearings, passed a tax levy, approved their consent agenda in a lengthy 10-minute session, Monday night.

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Raymond Council makes quick business at meeting

SCOT PEARSON

With a full compliment of city council members and department heads, save Fire Chief Todd Strozyk who was away for training, the Raymond City Council held two Public Hearings,

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Recreational marijuana now available in Pacific County
Photo by Scot Pearson Dave and Marika waited for almost two hours as the new recreational marijuana store opened in Raymond. Mr. Doobees is scheduled to be open five days a week from 12-7 pm, ready to serve Raymond, South Bend and Pacific County residents
Recreational marijuana now available in Pacific County

By SCOT PEARSON

With little fanfare the latest recreational marijuana store has opened in Raymond and is the first retail operation for Pacific County. Mr. Doobees spent the weekend getting ready for the non-advertised opening, and greeted their first customers just after noon on Monday, Nov. 3.

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Legislators tour South Bend School District

SOUTH BEND - Washington's 19th Legislative District legislators attended a school visitation in the South Bend School District last Wednesday. Sen. Brian Hatfield, Rep. Dean Takko, and Rep. Brian Blake toured Chauncey Davis Elementary and South Bend Junior/Senior High School, after being invited by Superintendent Jon Tienhaara for the visit.

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Valley View presents behavioral health plan to commissioners

By PATRICK L. MYERS

SOUTH BEND - Last Tuesday (Oct. 28) the Pacific County Commissioners met for their monthly meeting, firstly to present Valley View Health Center. Steven Clark was at the meeting to speak on behalf of Valley View Health Center, which is a health service for the "low and uninsured" said Clark.

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Student expelled for Snapchat

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - Using the social media Snapchat, a student in the South Bend School District was expelled almost as soon as they showed up to school on Oct. 27.

"We have taken the case to the prosecutor's office to see exactly where we stand," said South Bend Police Chief David Eastham.

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National award winner
National award winner

Lynne Goodwin of Flowers by Lynne recently won an award for her "micro macramé" work in a national contest. The award was for the Fire Mountain Gems Seed Bead contest. Goodwin actually got the silver medal in the contest for "wearability," meaning that the necklace she crafted was not only pleasing to the eye, but that you could wear it as well. Macramé is a form of knotting textiles, as apposed to weaving them. Micro macramé is just what it sounds like: macramé on a very small scale.

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South Bend Council holds public hearing B&O Tax

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - The South Bend City Council went straight to work running the first of the Public Hearings to discuss the possibility of introducing a B&O Tax and a 1% Property Tax Levy.

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More clam digs in the works

Looking ahead to next month, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will announce the final word on a tentative dig to begin Nov. 4 after marine toxin tests have been completed. That dig is tentatively scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

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South Bend shoots down Valley in four
Photo by Pat Myers Karle Friese soars in match play in the Monday night bout with South Bend. South Bend claimed the night in four games.
South Bend shoots down Valley in four

MENLO - South Bend defeated rival Willapa Valley in four close fought games Monday night at Tenoski Gym. The Lady Indians won 25-19, 26-24, 24-26, and 25-20.

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City park to be used as a multi-use facility

At Monday night's Raymond City Council meeting the Mayor's chair sat empty as the council conducted business for the first time after the recent resignation of Mayor Bob Jungar.

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Ted Norman set to retire
Ted Norman set to retire

Moving on

By SCOT PEARSON

Ted Norman of Ted's Repair and Machine is looking to slow down a little as he prepares to move out of the Port of Willapa Harbor and take care of his own projects from his Raymond home.

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Cancer awareness shows growth at all levels
Residents have decorated sections of Raymond bringing attention to Cancer Awareness Month.
Cancer awareness shows growth at all levels

By SCOT PEARSON

Looking at how communities rally around a good cause, most starting from a simple local awareness gathering shows just how effective a grassroots movement can be.

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