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Delta variant more infectious
Delta variant more infectious

The Delta variant of COVID is sweeping through the nation, hitting the unvaccinated and vaccinated. The vaccines are offering protection from this variant by generally not putting the vaccinated people in the hospital.

According to Pacific County Department of Health and Human Services Director Katie Lindstrom, "It [The Delta variant] is much, much more infectious than previous variants of the disease; for every one person who gets infected now, around six people are getting infected. Prior it was 1 to 1 or 1 to 2, but now it is 1 to 6, that is what the national data is telling us."

When the pandemic started, the 60 plus age group were infected with COVID the most, but now COVID is infecting younger people.

"The cases are happening in younger people than before," Lindstrom continued. "That has to do with the high vaccination rate in the older population." She also pointed out that COVID cases are still happening all through Pacific County.

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Labor Day Parade
Photo by George Kunke - Willapa Harbor Hospital was part of the Come and Play on Labor Grand Parade Sunday afternoon.
Labor Day Parade
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Photo by George Kunke - A youngster conquered the Blair Warnstadt Pole Walk there-and-back without losing her balance and falling into the water at the 2019 festival.
"Come and Play" To "Happy Days are Here Again!"

SOUTH BEND - The 58th Annual "Come and Play on Labor Day" Festival opens tomorrow and closes out on Labor Day. This years' theme is "Happy Days are Here Again!" This unique gathering of friends, families and visitors offers a variety of kids and adult activities and food and music, and, more than anything, wholesome fun for everyone.

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Local Veteran appointed to Governor's VAAC
Ron Black Sr.
Local Veteran appointed to Governor's VAAC

Ron Black Sr., a local veteran, has been appointed to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) this spring by Governor Inslee. This is a first for Pacific County since most positions are filled by veterans from more populated areas.

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Celebrate the Pacific County Fair Thursday-Saturday
Photo by Sally Kunke - This year's fair promises to give fairgoers plenty of reasons to get out and have some good old-fashioned fun with their friends and family.
Celebrate the Pacific County Fair Thursday-Saturday

MENLO - The theme for this year's Pacific County Fair is "Celebration". The 125th edition of the Pacific County Fair (100th in Menlo) returns to more of a sense of normalcy after only a couple of displays in 2020. The fair takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pacific County Fairgrounds.

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Dr. Tienhaara offers update on protocol, new South Bend school staff, Millam Field
Photo Courtesy Dr. Jon Tienhaara - South Bend School District is wrapping up a major athletic field upgrade that began last May. Contractors are scheduled to finish the project on or before Sept. 6.
Dr. Tienhaara offers update on protocol, new South Bend school staff, Millam Field

SOUTH BEND - South Bend Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jon Tienhaara released a comprehensive overview about what to expect as the 2021-22 school year opens in his district.

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C&C Classic Diner celebrates with ribbon cutting ceremony
Courtesy Photo - C&C Classic Diner conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently with the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The owners are Chuck and Coby Moreno.
C&C Classic Diner celebrates with ribbon cutting ceremony

New owners Chuck and Coby Moreno of C&C Classic Diner (formerly Slater's Diner) had their ribbon cutting ceremony on July 27th. You may have noticed the new paint on the building or the new sign as you passed by.

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Superintendent Baker
Courtesy Photo - Ross Baker is the new superintendent of the Raymond School District, succeeding Dr. Stephen Holland.
Superintendent Baker "Being a dad has changed my perspective on the world."

Raymond Superintendent Ross Baker brings an eclectic background to the Raymond School District (RSD). Baker was hired as the new superintendent on July 1 - taking over for Dr. Stephen Holland, who retired after 18 years at RSD.

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Tokeland Woodfest Is On
Photo courtesy of Tokeland - North Cove Chamber - Jeffrey Michael Samudosky works his magic on a fallen redwood by carving a massive octopus.
Tokeland Woodfest Is On

The premier wood carving, art show and music festival happens on Saturday & Sunday, August 14 and15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Golf course under new ownership
In the future, many local linksters will not have to go out of town to play a round of golf as Willapa harbor Golf Course was recently purchased and is undergoing renovations.
Golf course under new ownership

The Willapa Harbor Golf course is now owned by Dr. Daniel Hamilton and his wife, Heather Hamilton. The Hamiltons purchased the property from Kosses USA, Inc. (Bong Hyun Back) on July 9, 2021.

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