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Hospital CEO/Administrator Kempton discusses COVID-19 in our area
Matthew Kempton
Hospital CEO/Administrator Kempton discusses COVID-19 in our area

The Herald reached out to Willapa Harbor Hospital Chief Executive Officer/Administrator Matthew Kempton, MHA, about the Coronavirus Pandemic that is surrounding the world. As of Friday, 24 of 39 Washington counties had reported cases of the virus; however, Pacific County was not one of them.

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Panic Buying and Senior Shopping Hours: Conversations with Pioneer Grocery's Rick Manlow and Mike Johnson, and Thriftway's Melanie Bowling

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, we've all seen pictures of long lines at grocery stores and carts overloaded with toilet paper. Is your store experiencing "panic" buying? What items have been selling out?

Rick responded emphatically that "yes" Pioneer Grocery is definitely experiencing panic buying. People are buying large quantities of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizers, disinfection wipes and other paper products. Staple food items such as rice, beans, potatoes and canned goods have been hard to keep in stock. Bakeries aren't able to keep up with the demand for bread.

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State of Emergency in all counties: Schools shut down; local food service to continue

SOUTH BEND - Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed a State of Emergency for all counties throughout the state as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All schools in Washington were closed effective yesterday until April 27. Sunday night, Gov. Inslee added more protections against COVID-19. (See story page 1). As of Monday morning in the USA, 30 million students are staying home because 33 states have been forced to close schools.

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Winter Weather
Photo by Karen S. Carter
Winter Weather

Washington was touched by a brief artic front over last weekend. On Saturday snow actually accumulated in higher elevations. Hopefully it is the last gasp of winter weather.

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A free meal at the Soup Kitchen
On February 20, the soup kitchen fed three homeless people and 20 others from around the community. Servers Livvie, Rochelle, and Callie welcome everyone who comes in for a meal.
A free meal at the Soup Kitchen

Every third Thursday, the Adventist Community Services host a free meal at their Soup Kitchen at 1134 Crescent Street in Raymond. The next meal will be on Thursday, March 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. They invite anyone who needs a hot meal to come and enjoy.

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Pacific County Health Department prepares for the coronavirus

Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and the best care is to stay at home and rest. ~ Deputy Health Officer Dr. Steven Krager

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, began in China and has now spread throughout the world, including to several counties in Washington.

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Valley FFA serves Teachers Appreciation Breakfast
Valley FFA serves Teachers Appreciation Breakfast

Valley students Ella Petit, Aaron Wilson, Aubree Triplet, Merisa Frasier, Alyssa Brock, Emily Wilson, and Aubriella Burk serve Teachers Appreciation Breakfast during FFA Week. Valley also had a state officer visit, milk chugging contest, lasso roping contest and an ice cream social during FFA Week.

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Around the Willapa: A conversation with Raymond  Police Chief Chuck Spoor
Chuck Spoor
Around the Willapa: A conversation with Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor

"We can't incarcerate our way to a safer community. Our best investment is in early childhood education."
~ Chuck Spoor

Given the number of Spoors in the community, I assume that you grew up here. Who are you related to? Where did you go to high school? And who is in your immediate family?


I grew up in South Bend and graduated from South Bend High School in 1988.

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Elks grant benefits local food banks
Photo by Mel Bennett
Elks grant benefits local food banks

A Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation provided $250 to purchase all of the food pictured here for the Legacy Food Bank in South Bend. Sherry Aust and Barbara Bennett did the shopping, packing cases of soup, canned corn, creamed corn, green beans and beets into their vehicle, along with boxes of cereal, macaroni and cheese and packages of hot dogs.

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Hospital purchases Willapa Family Medicine

SOUTH BEND - The Willapa Harbor Hospital has purchased Willapa Family Medicine from Dr. Steven F. Hill, DO.

"Things will be the same as always except we've added a nurse practitioner and we will be open five days a week now," Dr. Hill told the Herald Friday morning. "There are now two providers in the office."

Added to the staff is Barbara Ann Alford, ARNP, who received her training from Indiana Wesleyan University and Wichita State University.

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