Kids across the town enjoy the free nutritious lunches and the chance to see
It’s time to start a new year – a Lions Club Community Calendar year, which starts in September.
Oops! The day to submit sewing entries for the 2013 Pacific County Fair somehow didn’t make it into the fair booklet. Entries will be accepted Sunday, Aug. 18, from 2-8 p.m., according to Sewing Building Superintendent Becky Coburn.
Guests of the Winlock Library were able to find their inner re-animator Friday as they turned themselves—and more than a few Barbies—into zombies.
Part of the Summer Reading Program, last week saw libraries across the Timberland Regional Library District celebrating books and elements dealing with the theme of "Beneath the Surface," including the surface of a grave.
The Toledo Farmer’s Market is looking for local gardeners who would like to sell their produce on consignment without the need for a booth.
Organizer Renee Terralumina said this is the time of year when many plants start to ripen and said those with large garden or simply excess produce will be able to make use of a communal booth without the need for reserving the table. Simply bring your fresh fruits and vegetables to the corner of Cowlitz St. and Ramsey Way Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. and let market volunteers do the rest.
The Vader Park Board was able to reach its goal for a new basketball court at McMurphy Park and court construction is expected to begin in the coming days.
Park Board Chair Steve Krohn said the only task left was to find a bid for cement and the project will be a go.
Distribution for SNAP school supplies is August 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CCAP, 324 Jackson St. in Raymond; Aug. 26th 1-5 p.m., CCAP, 152 First Ave., Ilwaco; and Aug 27th 1-7 p.m., Peninsula Baptist Church 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park.
Chad Wheeler, of Willapa Valley HS recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2013 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
As this dry spell continues, please use extreme caution with anything that has to do with fire. That means everything from the slightest flicker to cigarette butts to open flames. Everything is tinder dry. If that sounds or looks familiar, it’s a repeat of last week’s intro. The conditions have not improved, so please continue to heed the warnings.
This Thursday has the Red Hat ladies gathering at Pioneer Hall at 2 p.m. Sharon and Mary will “host-e-ess-ess” the afternoon’s festivities. Call Carol at 295-8307 for information.
First off, I’d like to send out a grand thank you to Carolyne Nixon for her tireless service. Every day from May to September, Carolyne waters all those lovely hanging plants in downtown Winlock. Without fail, she keeps our town beautiful. Thank you so much, Carolyne.
Lots of stuff is going on at the Olequa Senior Center! On Monday, there’s dominoes at 10 a.m., and they fold newspapers in the afternoon. On Tuesdays now are card games in the afternoon (most notably, pinochle). For Thursdays, the center hosts a crafter’s group at 10 a.m., and bingo follows lunch in the afternoons. On Wednesdays and Fridays, of course, there is the free Nutritional Lunch, as cooked by Catholic Community Services. The rest of the week now has some yummy lunches, too. If you are interested in learning about all the events or just want to know what’s on the menu, please contact the center at 785-4325.
In Washington state and across our country, Americans are sick of congressional gridlock. It’s gotten so bad that one of the favorite measuring tools in Washington, D.C. – approval ratings – now peg the public’s approval of Congress at a measly 10 percent.
WSU Extension Regional Specialist
Grays Harbor County Extension
It’s that time of year when most gardeners are chomping at the bit to taste that first juicy, ripe tomato or first ear of corn. In order to harvest vegetables at their peak of tenderness and sweetness, it’s important to be able to tell when that time is.
In football, players who jump on the ball carrier after he’s been tackled get a 15-yard penalty for piling on. But in a courtroom, piling on can get you billions of dollars.
Helen Berrell, 70, formally of Raymond, Wash., passed away July 1st, 2013 due to natural causes. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many.
Patricia Anne Case, 64, a Raymond resident, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at her home in Raymond. She was born December 21, 1948 in Centralia, Wash. to Kenneth and Eve West.
Patricia lived in many other states, including Reno, Nevada where she worked
To the Editor:
We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support.
To the Editor:
How proud everyone must be to see the newly cleaned and manicured downtown area of Raymond.
To the Editor:
Editor, after reading the past articles on the problems concerning the man-lift, and viewing the photo in the July 24, 2013 edition of the Willapa Harbor Herald of the trailer and man-lift, the photo must have been taken by a PUD employee.
McDonald’s in Raymond will be undergoing renovations starting sometime in August, according to owner Julianne Hanner. The restaurant, which is over 20 years old, will be updated to fit with McDonald’s national campaign of giving its restaurants a new, fresh look.
Hanner said the remodel won’t substantially affect customers
By KAITLYNN HAGER
The Sensory Integration Theory was developed by Occupational Therapist, A. Jean Ayres over 20 years ago. The theory defines human sensory integration as “the neurological process that organizes sensation from one’s own body and from
The Mount Saint Helens Motorcycle Club made sure there was a lot of noise at the Castle Rock Fairgrounds last weekend as they hosted part of a series of Grand National Dirt Track events. The organization is unusual in that it is one of the few clubs in the nation to host an event.
The series has appeared in places like Daytona, Stockton, Sacramento in recent weeks and will head to Peoria, Ill., next.
It is no secret Adair Garibay plays a lot of soccer. He has an association with both the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timber Organizations and he plays on a variety of youth teams all over the northwest, but a recent trip to play for the U15 Puebla team in Mexico really made him think about his position in the game of soccer.
Garibay was the most valuable player on the Toledo/Winlock High School soccer team this last spring as a Freshman, but he was able to draw some pretty dynamic comparisons to soccer in Mexico versus the game here in the local area with a trip to play in a competition in Mexico City.
Curtis J. Farrier, 46, had been traveling on Winlock-Vader Rd. near the intersection with Ferrier Rd., south of Winlock, when he allegedly attempted to answer his cell phone and lost control of his vehicle, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle ran into the ditch and rolled onto its top, sustaining minor damage, and no medical transports were required for either Farrier of his 13-year-old passenger.
Four teenagers have been taken into custody following a recent rash of property crimes in South Lewis County and its surrounding areas.
Lewis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Snaza reported a group of youths ages 13 to 16 are suspected of multiple car prowls taking place in Vader last week, in which many miscellaneous items such as loose change, candy, a child’s doll and a clip of 9mm ammunition were stolen.
A series of phone scams targeting seniors in the area have been reported and residents are cautioned to be very wary of any calls asking for a transfer of money.
As recently as Monday, potential victims in the Vader area have been called by hoaxers stating a family member (usually a grandchild) has been traveling internationally (Canada, Mexico, or another plausible country for a young person to be visiting) and have found themselves in trouble. It could be a car crash, it could be they are in jail, but the target of the scam is told they can help their grandchild if they wire money (most commonly around a thousand dollars) for bail/travel expenses/medical fees and the like.
A group of local volunteers spent Saturday helping clean out Vader’s old police headquarters to allow its use by Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently providing regular patrols and 911 responses in Vader and deputies plan to use the headquarters as a substation while serving the community.
OLYMPIA – With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies today urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.
Thirty-seven of the state’s 39 counties have declared burn bans. Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned fires on all lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including wildlife areas and other facilities managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Thurs, Aug 8: Cook’s Choice
I’ve spent a good deal of time keeping an eye out for a really good Chinese restaurant since moving to the Southwest Washington area a few years ago—a place where I’d love to become a regular and take my friends and family.
My search took me to Castle Rock where one can find Chen’s Chinese Restaurant, right in the middle of town, and I feel like I don’t need to keep looking anymore.
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