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A Glance at the Past

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The Baptist Sunday School will have it's Christmas program on Wednesday evening, December 23, and the exercises will consist of a Christmas cantata, "Down the chimney with Santa Claus," in which all the children of the Sunday School will take part, under the direction of the superintendent, Miss Edith Soper. The customary Christmas tree will be the center of attraction for the little folks and the distribution of the "treat" will close the program.

The Presbyterian Sunday School will give a Christmas cantata, entitled "Santa Claus and his toys," on Tuesday evening, December 22. The perpetration of this program, which is almost entirely musical.

Sensational case ordered here

That the Pacific County superior court is to be the scene of a big breach of damage case was made certain Wednesday, when the supreme court ordered that the suit of Gertrude M. Grant of Portland against Joseph N. Nash to be tried in this court, regardless of the conveniences of the witnesses in the action. The case is titled on the supreme court docket is State on the Relation of Joseph N. Nash against the superior court of Pacific County.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

Thursday December 10, 1964

Chief warns about season's thieves

Along with the good of the Christmas season, Chief of Police Dan Lunsford reminds merchants that there is some bad.

Bad check artists and shop lifters know this is the busy season for merchants and endeavor to make the most of it, Lunsford says, so merchants and clerks should be especially wary.

"All merchants cashing checks should know the endorser. Bad checks are a constantly increasing law enforcement problem and this is the worst season of the year," Lunsford said.

Woman shaken up in collision

A Tokeland resident, Mrs. Everett M. Beck, was taken to the Willapa Harbor Hospital last Thursday for observation after she was shaken up in a collision on Highway 105 about seven miles west of Raymond.

Mrs. Beck was a passenger in an automobile driven by her husband. It was involved in a collision with a loaded logging truck driven by Ray E. Hughes, Montesano. Damage to the Beck car was estimated to about $1,000.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

December 13, 1989

Oyster probe to include bay area septic systems

Detection of the source of elevated fecal coliforms in Bay Center water appears to be the primary goal of state and county investigations. At a December 5 public meeting in Bay Center, representatives from state and county offices met with Bay Center residents and oyster growers to discuss recent activity regarding water quality in the area.

Mayor Briggs withdraws bid for prison

After learning Raymond wasn't the state's top choice for a prison work camp, Raymond Mayor Marshall Briggs last Tuesday said he would withdraw the city's application for it, but prison foe STPP has no plans to dissolve.

Briggs issued a statement December 5 and refused further comment, In it, he said, "As I told them all along, if we were not number one, then I would withdraw our application, and this I intend to do today.

Briggs added in his statement, "while I feel this will be a setback to our community as to providing diversity that we so badly need. I just don't feel we need the hassle for a number two or number three position."

The top three sites are all in eastern Washington. Tops is Walla Walla, then Dayton, and then Warden, Basich said.

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