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Classifieds 1.12.22
Classifieds 1.12.22
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State land agencies announce 2022 free days
State land agencies announce 2022 free days

New Discover Pass free days honor Indigenous people, Black history, and mental health.

OLYMPIA - Nov. 10, 2021 - Washington State Parks has designated the free days in 2022 when visitors will not need a Discover Pass to park at state parks and on recreation lands managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

In 2022, the Discover Pass free days are:

  • Monday, Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day
  • Wednesday, March 9 - Billy Frank Jr.'s birthday
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Classifieds 1.12.22
Classifieds 1.12.22
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Flooding Prevented, Community volunteers help lay sandbags at KFH
Flooding Prevented, Community volunteers help lay sandbags at KFH

SOUTH BEND - Last week's heavy rainfall, snow-melt runoff and fierce winds thwacked the South Bend School District buildings with fierce force. It closed the schools for two days (Thurs. and Fri.), which will be made up at the end of the school year. Fortunately, a quick response helped prevent significant damage.

"We had water over almost the entire campus," South Bend Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jon Tienhaaran told the Herald Saturday. "Crews worked all night on Thursday, running pumps and mopping up water as it entered through the front doors of Koplitz Field House. After 6:00 a.m., the water began to recede. Koplitz Field House was dry with no water reaching the wood floor.

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South Bend Police, city crews, play big part with evacuation
South Bend Police, city crews, play big part with evacuation

SOUTH BEND - Too much rainfall, nasty winds, and high tides, created havoc as flooding moved into South Bend in several areas with some residents needing to be evacuated last Thursday. The South Bend Police Department and city crews worked diligently to sustain normalcy with the impacted flooded areas.

"The flooding was bad in several places throughout the city," South Bend Police Chief Lucas Stigall told the Herald.

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Nicole Barr speaks to the Lewis County Center seniors
Nicole Barr speaks to the Lewis County Center seniors

Olequa Senior Center has made several changes and Nicole Barr was happy to give us the information about the changes she has in store for our community. Talking with Nicole, she has such enthusiasm for her new role and she is looking forward to meeting the community.

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Winlock Historical Museum honors Major Edward Leonard
Winlock Historical Museum honors Major Edward Leonard

In May of 1973, Winlock welcomed a hometown hero with Christmas in May. Major Edward (Ed) Leonard was in the Vietnam war and was also a Prisoner of War (POW) for 4 years and 8 months. Now, the Winlock Historical Museum has been fortunate to receive and display many of the articles, pictures and other memorabilia of that day.

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January 12, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
January 12, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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January 12, 2022 Lewis County News
January 12, 2022 Lewis County News
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Job Opening Vader Deputy Clerk:

Job Opening Vader Deputy Clerk:

The City of Vader is now hiring for a Deputy Clerk, part-time at 28 hours per week. The position does not provide healthcare but does offer vacation, holiday and sick leave. For more information please go to the city website at www.vaderwa.org. Applications are also available upon request via email at vadercity@centurylink.net or by calling 360-295-3222.

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Classifieds 1.5.22
Classifieds 1.5.22
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Classifieds 1.5.22
Classifieds 1.5.22
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Accident causes fire at Galey's gas pump
Accident causes fire at Galey's gas pump

A vehicle slammed into a gas pump at Galey's Grocery last Tuesday (Dec. 28) at mid-afternoon causing the pump to burst into flames and be totally destroyed. The driver was driving eastbound on Route 6 when he turned left into Galey's and rammed into an ice machine and then struck the gasoline pump near the doorway to the store. The impact of the collision caused the pump to land some 20 feet from its original place, while aflame.

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New COVID variant surges across the US
New COVID variant surges across the US

Last week, COVID-19 cases started breaking numbers as the Omicron variant surged. New York state reported breaking their single daily high on Wednesday, December 29 with 67,000 new infections, and Michigan broke their record on Tuesday, December 28 with 12,929. Christmas Eve saw Washington's record broken with 6,140 daily cases.

Even though restrictions have eased, we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Deputy Health Officer for Pacific County Dr. Steven Krager posted a video on Youtube on December 23 discussing the newest variant that is well on its way to becoming the most dominant strain.

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Fire after Christmas family loses everything
Fire after Christmas family loses everything

Monday, December 27 at 6:09 p.m. a fire broke out in a home off of Florence Place in Winlock. Many fire departments arrived on the scene during this snowy day. The home is a total loss and the residents in the home lost everything. The daughter of the occupant saved her other family members from being caught in the fire, definitely doing a heroic deed. This is a tough time of year to have a house fire as they had just received gifts for Christmas from the community and those too were lost. The family needs household items and monetary donations as they rebuild their home.

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A look back at 2021: What a year!
A look back at 2021: What a year!

Trying to recap 2021 is a task like none other. We are in the middle of the worst pandemic, we have a huge surge in inflation, a huge increase in the crime rate and people are still financially struggling. Many have lost loved ones. There are still mandates which people argue about today. We were able to finally leave the stages that were enforced and affected small businesses terribly. New businesses opened and the festivals went on. This was a year like none other.

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January 5, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
January 5, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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January 5, 2022 Lewis County News
January 5, 2022 Lewis County News
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Job Opening Vader Deputy Clerk:

Job Opening Vader Deputy Clerk:

The City of Vader is now hiring for a Deputy Clerk, part-time at 28 hours per week. The position does not provide healthcare but does offer vacation, holiday and sick leave. For more information please go to the city website at www.vaderwa.org. Applications are also available upon request via email at deputyclerk@centurylink.net or by calling 360-295-3222.

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Santa visits the Raymond Elks
Santa visits the Raymond Elks

Santa made a stop at the Raymond Elks #1292 on Monday, December 20! Thanks to everyone who came by for the fun... Happy Holidays!

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Raymond receives grant to work on Willapa Place Way
Raymond receives grant to work on Willapa Place Way

The City of Raymond has been awarded a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant for $1,172,612 to reconstruct Willapa Place Way, which is the loop from SR101 to SR101 going past McDonalds.

This is the road that runs between SR101 and the Thriftway parking lot. During the rainy season, the entrances to Willapa Place Way is often covered with flood water. It is also full of bumps and potholes.

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December 29, 2021 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
December 29, 2021 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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Nancy Sobolesky passed after a hard-fought battle
Nancy Sobolesky passed after a hard-fought battle

We had planned on doing an update on Nancy Sobolesky's journey, but unfortunately, she passed away on Christmas day. So instead, we are paying tribute to a lady who fought a hard battle for many months. She was loved by her family and friends. She received so many cards from the community, she was part of Winlock just as her husband Marv has been.

Marv was open about discussing her journey with us, it is the hope that the journey she had will help at least one person if they see these types of health issues.

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Changes at the Church of Latter-day Saints
Changes at the Church of Latter-day Saints

The Centralia Washington Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which serves Lewis County and a portion of southern Thurston County, held a special Stake Conference on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at their Stake Center on Jackson Highway in Chehalis. Over 1,000 members were in attendance.

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Inslee defends his authority to make changes to the long-term care premiums
Inslee defends his authority to make changes to the long-term care premiums

Inslee defends his authority to make changes to the long-term care premiums

By The HERALD and staff reports

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement last Thursday on his authority to make changes to the long-term care premiums set to begin collections on January 1.

Below is the governor's statement.

"There seems to be some inaccurate reporting and misinformation about the Legislature's long-term care bill, which under the law requires employers to withhold money from employee wages.

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