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Photo by George Kunke - The Raymond Lady Seagulls won their own volleyball tournament Saturday without losing a match in pool play, the semifinals and finals. The young Ladv Gulls host arch rival South Bend Tuesday.
Photo by George Kunke - The Raymond Lady Seagulls won their own volleyball tournament Saturday without losing a match in pool play, the semifinals and finals. The young Ladv Gulls host arch rival South Bend Tuesday.

Lady Seagulls capture home tourney

Young but talented Raymond continued its fine play in volleyball under first-year head coach Julie Jewell with two wins to stay undefeated at 6-0, and in winning its own eight-team tournament Saturday at Seagull gym.

In their own invitational, the Lady Seagulls were perfect in pool play with a 7-0 record, defeating fourth-seeded North Beach in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-16 ,and then took down second-seeded Ocosta in the championship match 27-25 and 26-21.

"In the championship game, the serving of Caton Swogger (4 aces), Presley McVey, Ava Baugher, and Andrea Delgado were key to keeping momentum on our side," Coach Staats told the Herald. "Kassie Koski (5 kills) and Karsyn Freeman (10 kills) were offensive standouts. Defensive standouts were Jolie Dunn (11 digs) and Kyndal Koski (14 digs)."

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Photo Courtesy of Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society - One of the favorite games during the Octoberfest is nine-pin bowling. Here a young Wyatt McDonald is employed as a pin setter during the event in 2013 where bowlers must hit the head pin first.
Photo Courtesy of Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society - One of the favorite games during the Octoberfest is nine-pin bowling. Here a young Wyatt McDonald is employed as a pin setter during the event in 2013 where bowlers must hit the head pin first.

Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society celebrate their 53rd Oktoberfest

On Saturday, October 1, the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will be celebrating its 53rd Annual Oktoberfest at the Swiss Hall located in beautiful Frances, Washington.

Throughout the day, patrons can compete in bowling, horseshoe, and pinochle tournaments and enjoy Bratwurst and Kielbasa from the Grill and the Beer Garden will be open featuring hard cider and craft beer. The evening will bring music and dancing and the coronation of the 2022-2023 Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society Swiss Miss.

Featured at this annual event is an outdoor traditional Swiss Style 9-pin Bowling Tournament starting at 10:00 a.m. with cash prizes and trophies for the top bowlers.

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Jim Echtle
Jim Echtle

Toledo teacher wins national award

A Toledo educator, Jim Echtle, won the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award. This award is given by The National Society of High School Scholars.
He was nominated by a student and received the news that he was recently selected to win the award. Jim Echtle is the teacher and sitting with him a few minutes, it is easy to see why. This is not the first time he has won the award, he won it 10 years ago as well.

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Matt Montoya
Matt Montoya

Introducing Winlock's new shop teacher

Winlock High School hired a new shop/agriculture teacher and his name is Matt Montoya. Montoya has taught at other schools and he is still learning the ropes in Winlock. He will be the teacher who helps your child learn a trade and trades are just as important as college degrees. It's those trades that keep America going, from plumbers to welders and so much more.

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Back-to-school season means new class of 4th graders eligible for Every Kid Outdoors

Back-to-school season means new class of 4th graders eligible for Every Kid Outdoors

PORTLAND, Ore., August 30, 2022 -- Back-to-school season means a new class of fourth graders will soon be eligible to enroll in Every Kid Outdoors, a federal program which provides up to a year of free access to National Forests, National Parks, and other public lands for fourth-grade students and their families.

Beginning Sept. 1, fourth graders, parents, and educators can visit the Every Kid Outdoors website at www.everykidoutdoors.gov and learn more about how to obtain free entry to all federal lands, for fourth graders and their accompanying family members.

Students can obtain passes individually by completing a brief online activity. Educators who work with fourth graders can visit the site to download an educational activity guide, after which they'll be able to obtain vouchers for their students. Once printed, students and their families can also redeem the paper voucher for a durable, plastic pass at any Forest Service office where passes are sold. Passes and vouchers are valid for the entire school year, through Aug. 31, 2023.

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Classifieds 9.28.22

Classifieds 9.28.22

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