Two of the first place winners at the Raymond Science Fair included Breauna Bowling and Colton Nussbaum. Bowling questions the aerodynamics of differing sized paper airplanes. Nussbaum experiments with different growth soils.
By SCOT PEARSON
SOUTH BEND – During the March 11, Pacific County Commissioners meeting, a few items were deferred for later action from the extended agenda, after the consent agenda was approved during a quick Board of Health meeting.
Benefits cancer victim
By SCOT PEARSON
Scheduled for the weekend of March 21, the Dug Tour will be landing at Harley’s Bar and Grill in Raymond. The Dug Tour, a charity event under the Spody Fest umbrella, is out to raise money for former Raymond resident Doug George, who is battling a brain tumor.
The Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce introduced its new director, Michelle Layman, at last Monday's (March 10) monthly meeting. Layman officially began her role as director in March after training in the job in late February with her predecessor Laurie Johnson.
to help fund trip
Mission Creek will once again donate their kind hearts and strong work ethic to helping the people of Peru. Sixteen people from Mission Creek Christian Education Center will be going to Iquitos, Peru. The contingent of volunteers includes Galen and Mary Nell Ellingsen, South Bend; Mark Trethewey, Chehalis; Ken and Destiny Boyes, Raymond; Karli WIlson, South Bend; Niko Granato, Raymond; Alix Klus, Raymond; Diana Voloshina, Bellevue; Selena Clayville, Dallas, Oregon; Seth Ehrlich,
By SCOT PEARSON
With the passing of Recreational Marijuana use back in November of 2012, Washington State officials have been working to prepare for the potential wave of new commerce. Some estimates tout a national marijuana industry in the ballpark of $20 billion, if taxed at specific levels.
March 20 is the first official day of spring and I think the majority of us are ready to say, “Hello Spring”!
The South Bend Kiwanis is holding its Second Annual Chili Cook-Off this Saturday, March 22.
The Raymond High School math team, sponsored by the Raymond Schools Foundation generous grant, competed in the Washington State Math Council regional competition at Tumwater and came away winning a third-place award in each of the three competitive divisions.
Hospital robot’s new name
By VIVIAN EDESHEIM
SOUTH BEND – In Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” Tin Man wanted a heart and Dorothy helped him get it.
Bob Rockett , owner of R&S Financial in Raymond, was awarded the 2013 Agent of the Year award for the Tacoma General Office of New York Life.
The Toledo City Council has approved a contractor to build their new sewer plant and construction is expected to begin by mid-spring.
Rotchy Inc., based in Vancouver, was selected as the lowest responsible bidder during the March 17 City Council meeting after having submitted an estimate of roughly $7.4 million for plant construction. The company came with a positive recommendation from City Engineer Mike Johnson, of Gray & Osborne, who said his company is currently working with Rotchy Inc. on a separate project in Olympia.
The City of Vader may be looking at a financial surplus in their General Fund for 2014 as City Hall begins to close the books on last year.
It was reported during the March 13 Vader City Council meeting that, between unexpected tax revenues and lower-than-anticipated expenses during 2013, the city could be looking at a surplus of between $25,000 and $30,000 in unexpected carryover.
Vader will be hosting a public workshop this Friday to help residents understand the many challenges facing the city’s sewer services.
Taking place between 1 pm and 3 pm in City Hall, the workshop will feature Department of Commerce official Cathi Read, who has been working with Vader as part of a state outreach program to help develop small rural communities.
Host Wahkiakum defeated Willapa Valley by 17 strokes at a boys' golf match last Thursday at Cathlamet. North Beach was a distant third at 251.
There's a fun, free contest for all players signed up with Willapa Harbor Baseball.
Raymond High School conducted its Winter Sports Banquet with the following award winners announced by athletic director Jason Koski.
Character education is an important part of Raymond Elementary School. As part of our commitment to stress the values taught through Character Education, the staff recognizes a student from every class each month that exemplifies that month's highlighted character trait. This recognition includes the students' pictures being posted on our Character Wall along with a special lunch at Slater's Diner. Congratulations to the following students for being selected for Trustworthy:front, from left: Megan, Emma, Alex, Katelyn, Rainna, Josue,and Kole; back from left: Jairo, Joseph, Hayden, Ruby, Adrienne, Betzy, and Tina.
Peninsula resident Bill Grennan was honored as the Pacific County Democrat of the Year at last week's annual Democrat Crab Feed at the Willapa Harbor Community Center in South Bend. Presenting the award are State Committeeman Doug Kess and Pacific County Democrat President Karen Spackman.
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