Every year the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries hosts a memorial ceremony for workers who lost their lives on the job.
L&I records show 26 people passed away in 2021 after contracting COVID-19 while working in hospitals, prisons, manufacturing jobs, or other workplaces. Another 15 workers died following long battles with other occupational illnesses. This makes COVID-19 fatalities the highest work-related deaths for the second year in a row.
A total of 106 fallen workers were lost. They were all honored in L&I's annual Worker Memorial Day this week.
The first official parade of the year in Lewis County begins this Saturday. Vader May Day is back again this year and there are several fun activities planned. It's always a treat that Vader is the first parade of the season, because they always make it look seamless. We know it's not an easy task but Vader Lions Club and the volunteers do a wonderful job!
There are a lot of activities throughout the day, from a free breakfast to a cakewalk. It's all part of the fun.
To start your morning off right, Vader Assembly of God is offering a complimentary pancake breakfast. Pastor Tracy Durham and the group will be ready at 8:00 a.m. and will continue until 10:00 a.m. when the Parade Lineup begins. There is also the judging of the parade entries at 10:00 a.m. so be lined up to count! There is also a Silent Auction starting at 10:00 a.m. and running until 2:00 p.m. Don't forget to purchase your tickets.
The Toledo and Winlock Senior Centers are up and running at full speed. Since they opened, Tess and Nicole have been busy creating new classes and scheduling fun for everyone.
From Tess at the Toledo Senior Center:
We are back open and ready to hit the ground running. We look forward to seeing you back. Come in and join us.
Our pancake breakfast is back also. We hold it on the second Saturday each month. The cost is $7 for all you can-eat-pancakes, breakfast meat and eggs. Or you can get biscuits and gravy with eggs (not all you can eat). This is a fundraiser for our center.
SOUTH BEND - Director at Pacific County Public Health & Human Services Katie Lindstrom was kind enough to take time from her busy schedule to offer her expertise to the public about a wide range of questions from the Herald about the COVID-19 pandemic and several areas related to it.
Lindstrom graduated from Oregon State university with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Social Sciences in the late '90's because she "knew that I wanted to work in a helping field, but wasn't quite sure what that would be exactly." After a few years of working in social services in the Portland area, Lindstrom was hired by Pacific County and said she "quickly fell in love with both Pacific County and public health."
Local man, Robert Sounvonnakasy is excited to announce the publication of his new book The Prescott Legacy.
The Prescott Legacy is an Urban/Fantasy novel that takes place in Seattle and is about a young man, a university student, who possesses the supernatural power of healing. The main theme of the story is about giving a second chance in life and tackles issues like unhealthy lifestyles, cancer awareness, STDs, domestic violence, violence against women, and a few more. The book is mostly for readers of young adults 18 years of age and older.
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