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Seventh Annual Derik Nissell Christmas Toy House this Saturday
Seventh Annual Derik Nissell Christmas Toy House this Saturday

SOUTH BEND - The spirit of giving is alive and well once again with the Derik Nissell Annual Christmas Toy House. It's not too late to donate new toys for Saturday's event taking place at the Raymond Eagles (215 N. 3rd St.) beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The toys are for all kids in north Pacific County up to the age of 18. There is no pre-registration needed to attend. You sign up when you arrive, and it's on a first come, first serve basis.

The Toy House celebration is named in honor of Derik Nissell, who passed away at a young age six years ago. This wonderful event is once again directed by Joyce Kidd, Derik's mother, and Susie Weisel-Webber, who work year-round to help make the event a success. Last year 321 children received toys. Parents can choose two toys per child and stocking stuffers are also available.

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65 years together - Celebrating Gary and JoAnne Parkison
65 years together - Celebrating Gary and JoAnne Parkison

If you have lived in Winlock for years then you know this wonderful couple who have been married for 65 years on December 14, 2022. Gary and JoAnne Parkison have been a part of Winlock for many decades, raising their family here and volunteering in the community. Gary and JoAnne have been a staple at the Olequa Senior Center, JoAnne working, and both of them volunteering throughout the years.

JoAnne was born August 24, 1940 in Alison, Colorado, on her Grandfather's farm. She grew up in a bilingual home, with Spanish being her first language. She moved with her father and three out of four siblings from Alison to Aberdeen when she was 11 years old.

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Visiting Santa
Visiting Santa

On Saturday, December 3, The City of Vader Parks Department put on the O'Christmas Tree Bazaar. They had many vendors, decorations as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus. When Vader does an event, they do it with gusto! Left to right: Elf Helper Celestine, Santa, Mrs. Clause, and Elf Helper Dadrin.

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Classifieds 12.7.22
Classifieds 12.7.22
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Classifieds 12.7.22
Classifieds 12.7.22
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December 7, 2022 Lewis County News
December 7, 2022 Lewis County News
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December 7, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
December 7, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!
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SW WA Food Hub and WSDA Farm  to School feed more children this year
SW WA Food Hub and WSDA Farm to School feed more children this year

Rural students in Southwest Washington will be eating more locally-grown food for the 2022-2023 school year. That's because Raymond School District, Hoquiam School District, Aberdeen School District, and Pe Ell School District were all awarded Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Farm to School Grants.

The WSDA's Farm to School Program funds school districts in Washington state to buy local food, educate students about agriculture, and more. 'Our goal is to support expanding economic opportunities for farmers while educating students about the connections between food, farming, health, and the environment,' WSDA's Farm to School Program website reads.

The School District staff are eager to feed kids in remote schools, healthy, local food. School Districts off the I-5 corridor are plagued with supply chain issues, and these funds help strengthen their food offerings.

"The Aberdeen School District is thrilled that the WSDA has once again provided the opportunity to serve our students food from local farms again this year," Jaime Matisons Food Service Director at Aberdeen School District Food Service Department said. "The Southwest Washington Food Hub helps us source locally grown meat, dairy, eggs,veggies, and fruit from Washington state farms."

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Mackenzie Kuiken crowned Miss Washington Teen USA
Mackenzie Kuiken crowned Miss Washington Teen USA

Mackenzie Kuiken, a student from South Bend, was crowned Sunday, November 13 as Miss Washington Teen USA.

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Commissioner Wolfe to resign December 31
Commissioner Wolfe to resign December 31

SOUTH BEND - Pacific County Commissioner Frank Wolfe has been forced to resign his position as commissioner effective December 31 because of Lyme disease. Wolfe, who was re-elected in 2020, has two years remaining on his term.

According to the AMA, Lyme disease is an illness caused by borrelia bacteria. Humans usually get Lyme disease from the bite of a tick carrying the bacteria. The disease causes a rash, often in a bull's-eye pattern, and flu-like symptoms. Joint pain and weakness in the limbs also can occur. Most people with Lyme disease recover completely with appropriate antibiotic treatment.

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Come celebrate Harold Sorensen's 100th birthday
Come celebrate Harold Sorensen's 100th birthday

It seems like just yesterday that Harold Sorensen turned 95, now he is turning 100 years old and a celebration is underway. Please join the family on Saturday, December 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Toledo Senior Center located at 150 Coal Street in Toledo. Turning 100 years old is an accomplishment, but more importantly, Harold has been a patriarch for the entire family, not just his immediate family.

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Classifieds 11.30.22
Classifieds 11.30.22
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Classifieds 11.30.22
Classifieds 11.30.22
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November 30, 2022 Lewis County News
November 30, 2022 Lewis County News
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November 30, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
November 30, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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Winter wonderland is all about Toledo
Winter wonderland is all about Toledo

Winter in Toledo includes many events planned for the community. Come celebrate the holiday season in Toledo.

First events for kids are brought to you by Mike and Di Morgan who are once again hosting Santa's Workshop at the Morgan Arts Centre at 190 Plomondon Road in Toledo. It's for kids 5 and older who like to make things, and it's free. Children must come with a parent or adult and together they will make Christmas gifts for their friends and family on Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Space is limited so sign up early. Call Di at 360-864-4278.

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Chinook Fire was
Chinook Fire was "human caused"

CHINOOK - Local firefighters are fighting off an intense "wildfire near Chinook," according to Director of the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Scott McDougall. As of Monday morning, there were no closures in place and there were no evacuations. The Chinook Fire is approximately 139 acres with potential for growth with Containment at 43 percent. There is also a smaller fire, the Brix Fire, which is 8.5 acres and is "in patrol status."

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Man shot in arm by hunter at his residence
Man shot in arm by hunter at his residence

BROOKLYN - An 80-year-old man was shot in the arm in the Brooklyn area northeast of Pacific County by a hunter hunting elk in the nearby area. The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. At press time (Monday), no charges had been filed.

According to Region 6 Enforcement Captain Dan Chadwick of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Program, "WDFW Officers along with Pacific County Deputies were alerted to an incident that involved a man being shot at his residence." The man "was injured in the arm by a bullet while he was working on a vehicle in his yard." He "received medical treatment for his wound and was released from the hospital later that day."

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City of Vader Parks Board Christmas event
City of Vader Parks Board Christmas event

The City of Vader Parks Board is excited to be hosting its first Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar Event.

"I'm really excited to have all of our communities come down and enjoy a small town holiday celebration with some Christmas lights," said Kelly Schey from the Vader Parks Board. "Buying a cup of hot cocoa helps support the parks program and shopping from a local vendor helps our community members! Plus the kids will get a free stocking surprise as well!"

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Traditional Thanksgiving blessings
Traditional Thanksgiving blessings

Many of us understand the meaning of Thanksgiving and where it came from, the original pilgrims eating with the native Americans. The 1612 Harvest Feast shared by English colonists (Pilgrims) and the Wampanoag People (native Americans) was how Thanksgiving started. The American holiday is rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie.

It is not clearly known if they were eating turkey or other type of fowl, since it was more prevalent to kill what you ate that day so, it could have been ducks or geese. Approximately 90 or some Native Americans arrived and brought venison and other food, which could have also included fish, eels, shellfish, stews, vegetables and beer.

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Classifieds 11.23.22
Classifieds 11.23.22
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Classifieds 11.23.22
Classifieds 11.23.22
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November 23, 2022 Lewis County News
November 23, 2022 Lewis County News
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November 23, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
November 23, 2022 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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