Reverend Dr. JOEL ESTRUTH
The Harbor Herald’s “From the Pastor’s Heart” column has for many years been a platform for local ministers to link Church and community. It is a tradition no longer found in many communities today—pastors don’t often have the opportunity to share their faith perspective freely in print. I have valued the privilege of writing for the paper and working with the Harbor Herald staff.
Donald D. Tapio,
WSU Extension Regional Specialist
A common complaint from home gardeners with raspberry plants this time of year is when fruit shrivels. In most cases, plants suddenly wilt; the leaves turn yellow, then brown and eventually die. In many cases gardeners assume the plants are not getting enough water and turn on the sprinklers, which never seems to help. Despite the decline of the fruit bearing canes, new canes almost always remain healthy.
Pacific County Auditor
Those persons currently enrolled in the Senior Citizen/Disability property tax exemption programs will be receiving a renewal form in the mail.
Dear Savvy Senior,
What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about getting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how it’s covered by Medicare.
Afraid of Needles
Older adults who get the shingles vaccine can actually cut their risk of getting the painful condition in half, and those that do happen to get it are likely to have a milder case if they’ve been inoculated. Here’s what else you should know about the shingles vaccine, along with how it’s covered by Medicare.
Gregory A. Ginther, a lifetime Raymond resident, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the American Lake VA Hospital; he was 65. Greg was born February 17, 1948 in Raymond to Ivan W. and Barbara J. (Cook) Ginther.
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