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A Glance at the Past 11-5-14

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Mill will resume operations

After a shutdown of several weeks, due to the depressed condition of the export lumber market, the mill of Grays Harbor Lumber company will resume operating on Wednesday morning. The mill will operate night and day at full capacity. During the shutdown the mill has been thoroughly overhauled.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

November 5, 1964

Red Cross officials pleased at blood drawing response

The problem of obtaining sufficient blood to match the local area need has been a serious one to officials of the Pacific County chapter of the American Red Cross. Another blood drawing was held here Tuesday and the public response was generous. The quota was 120 pints. The drawing yielded 130 pints and nine other prospective donors were deferred until a later date. The Red Cross people were genuinely grateful.

No fishing rules on new bridges

Pacific County commissioners Monday decided to ban fishing on three new county bridges because it would be too dangerous. "A youngster who gets a fish on the hook could back right in front of a car," Commissioner Howard Hall said. Two of the new bridges are across the Willapa on the elk prairie road.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

November 8, 1989

Sheriff and Prosecutor aid protest

Prosecutor Mike Sullivan and Sheriff Jerry Benning Thursday offered help and advice to an SRO crowd in Lebam opposed to a prison work camp in Raymond.

Neither directly stated his opposition to the facility, however.

Sullivan said he would "write forceful letters" to the state Department of Corrections, asking for answers to any questions the citizens had.

Benning encouraged the crowd, saying of their efforts, "It'll work, it'll work."

He suggested intense lobbying to convince Raymond commissioners and County commissioners of their opposition.

Bale wins 1-year variance

Larry Bale, owner and operator of Rainbow Valley Landfill, has been granted a one-year interim variance from closure by the state Department of Ecology. State regulations had required that the landfill shut down by November 27. Bale had requested a three year variance from minimum functional standards on the grounds that clay at the site was a suitable substitute fro the bottom liner it lacks. According to Bryan Harrison, assistant director of the county Health and Human Services Department, DOE may grant an additional two year variance that would end December 31, 1992.

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