The 2013-2013 school budget for Raymond School District was approved last month after a late state legislature pushed back the date about a month. The budget approves the school to spend $6,977,403, with total revenue of $7,111,054.
By GEORGE KUNKE
The South Bend Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 724 Dakota St. in South Bend late Sunday night (Aug. 4). The fire caused a “spot fire” on the roof of a neighbor’s house at 728 Dakota St., according to South Bend Fire Chief Alan Ashley.
The Pacific County Fair in Menlo Washington will be offering free P-T testing for poultry owners exhibiting in the fair. Testing will take place on animal entry day of the fair, Tuesday, August 20, from 3-6 p.m. Bring your home raised birds for testing then enter them in the fair!
Quilts and Roses,
Tails and Noses
9 am – 4-H Poultry Show followed by Open Class Show (Poultry Barn)
10 am – 4-H Horse Events (Horse Arena)
The Centralia College diesel technology program received a major economic boost when NC Machinery donated $10,000. The National Caterpillar Foundation indicated it will donate an equal amount.
Miles Folks, manager of the Chehalis NC Machinery plant, presented the check to college officials.
Providence Centralia Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center and the Providence Boldt Diabetes Center are accepting applications for a 16-week program starting Sept. 11 to help those at risk for diabetes to avoid or delay developing the disease.
"Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diagnosis in the U.S. and in our area," said Linda Gooding, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator from the Providence Boldt Diabetes Center. "This class will help those at risk for Type 2 diabetes lose weight through healthy eating and physical activity."
The Historic Fox Theater will be screening 1970s classic American Gtaffiti Aug. 24 with two showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Also, join the excitement in downtown Centralia for the Lewis County Quarter Milers' Hub City Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The film is presented by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce and Historic Fox Theatre Restorations. Pre-sale tickets are available at Debbie's Boutique, HUBBUB, Holley's Place, and Santa Lucia in Centralia and Book 'n' Brush in Chehalis. Tickets are $7 for Members, $8 for individuals or $20 for a family of 3-4 persons.
General Cotheren was still sweating the financial side of the 29th Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival on Friday. The event was held on the grounds of Toledo High School over the weekend, but the rest of the audience was more than satisfied with the product and experience on stage and among the oaks.
"I am still hoping for a big crowd on Saturday night," Cotheren said as he gazed at Friday night's audience numbering in the early hundreds.
Jade Hill and Derrick Watts were astonished Aug. 2 at the Toledo’s Red Apple Market by an anonymous act of generosity. Recovering their composure, they "paid it forward" to the patron in line behind them.
Coming up short at the checkout counter, Jade selected a couple items to return but was informed by the clerk, "It's paid for."
The Raymond Library serves patrons of all ages in a variety of ways.
There has still been precious little rain as the dry summer weather continues. Please be careful with anything that might kindle a spark and keep debris cleaned up around all your buildings.
Activity leading up to the Aug. 23 and 24 Garage Sale Weekend is obvious all over town. The Map of home sales is growing daily – call me to add your address. Meanwhile, the ladies are working hard at Pioneer Hall for the big Women’s Club sale. Donations of clean, working and saleable items are gladly accepted at this time. Call Sharon at (360) 295-4014 for information or to volunteer your time.
Bricks purchased now will be installed by Veteran’s Day Nov. 11 2013 on Toledo’s Wall of Honor. Pick up a form at The Wall, Timberland Bank or from Bob Schmid, email@example.com or (360) 864-8335.
Toledo Lioness Club now has tickets for Afternoon Tea 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Senior Center, $10. Contact any member or stop by Phillipps Insurance Group. Contact Rachel, firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 864-8844.
It’s that time of year again. Yup, the new school year is all set to start next month! As an aunt, I am very much looking forward to this event. A few local sports teams are just as eager to get everything organized. So…
Youth Football is currently signing up kids from 3rd through 6th grade. Since the season officially starts on Sept 7, and they’re hoping to have 10 practices in by then, you cannot sign up too quickly. The cost is $50 per child. Contact Mike Landry at (360) 785-4143 for details.
WSU Extension Regional Specialist
Grays Harbor County Extension
It’s that time of year when most gardeners are chomping at the bit to taste that first juicy, ripe tomato or first ear of corn.
At a time when too many politicians are obsessed with their poll numbers and their legacy, Pew Research says Gerald Ford will go down in history as just an “average” president.
First Baptist Church, South Bend
Some think it odd to place 'faith' together with 'Evolution' in the same sentence.
Have you been sitting on the bed recently, wondering how you were going to get your socks and shoes on? Are you having trouble hearing your favorite TV programs, or reading the newspaper? Is the floor getting farther away when you drop something? How about getting out of your vehicle during errands in town?
Linda Adams, 65, died August 5th, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Raymond Wash. to the late Clarence V. and June A. (Heyting) Cone. She was a graduate of Willapa Valley High School. Linda married the love of her life, James Q. Adams, July 18, 1981 in South Bend, Wash.
South Bend, Wash.
Lorn Pring, a South Bend resident, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the family home. He was born May 3, 1905 in Thailand.
Vincent K. Shaudys, a longtime South Bend resident, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. He was 85. Vincent was born October 2, 1927 in Newtown, Penn. to Vincent and Anna (Kirkbride) Shaudys.
Ruby Marlene Blum Collison, of Winlock, died July 28, 2013. Born Aug. 28, 1953, she was 59 years old.
She was preceded in death by father Fred Blum, mother Pearl Blum and brother James Blum. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Dorn and Ingrid Bellissimo, brothers, Fred (Doddie) Blum, Paul (Shyrl) Blum, sisters Sally (Walt) Riker, Nancy (Tom) Gossan and Doris Blum, along with many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends.
To the Editor:
Medicare. Savings. Sounds like a good combination. Savings are generally a good thing. And anything that helps us reduce costs/increase funds is worth looking into; so let’s do it.
To the Editor:
The PUD Commissioners meeting, was meant to be a serious meeting but turned out to be a comedy. The first comedy act was
To the Editor:
Over many decades, millions upon millions of men and women have faithfully served in our armed forces, protecting our nation, our flag, our citizens.
Blue Array, the company which has been testing its portable sewage treatment technology in Vader since the end of last summer, has concluded their system not only works but could be inexpensive enough to offer to cities for free.
Co-owner James Reilly says the last several months have allowed his company to learn the portable systems, housed in shipping containers, are around one quarter the cost of original estimates to fabricate (roughly $400,000 rather than $2 million) and far less complex to maintain than expected.
The Toledo City Council is reviewing their utility billing policies after hearing a complaint from a property owner who says he is being charged for services the city is not rendering.
Local property owner Roger Johnigk submitted a formal complaint to the council during their Aug. 5 meeting with legal representative Jim Nelson stating the city is billing Johnigk the equivalent of nine hookups for his apartment complex at 550 N 5th St. when only two water meters physically service the building.
Officer Randy Steger, 29, had been traveling westbound on SR 6, west of Chehalis, on a 2007 Harley Davidson when he attempted to pass a 1984 Chevrolet pickup that had slowed to make a left-hand turn. Steger struck the driver’s side of the truck, suffering a laceration to his foot, though neither the 22-year-old driver of the truck nor the 20-year-old passenger, both of Centralia, were injured.
DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accountable for nearly half of the 439 fatalities on our roads during 2012.
That’s why, between Aug. 16 and Sept. 2, extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
In less than a month, Centralia College will be accepting enrollment into their EMT training program and only a limited number of spots are available.
Potential students must be at least 18, will need to have the sponsorship of a local emergency response agency, a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and a score of more than 80 on a COMPASS Reading Test. Those who do qualify will need to be at the school’s Technology Building Friday, Sept. 6, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register for one of the 20 slots available for the course, which begins Oct. 8 and runs through Jan. 23.
It’s no longer just celebrities, world-class athletes and alternative-lifestyle hippies turning to green smoothies and freshly juiced vegetable and fruits for improved health, says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS. (“The Juice Lady”).
Ronald W. Carpenter, 51, of Vader, is wanted by Lewis County District Court on $7,600 in warrants after failing to appear for separate charges of assault, fourth degree.
SOUTH BEND – In 2006, the Pacific County area saw the opening of what would become a very important business. Shane Moncy opened his doors at Coastline Roofing Systems in South Bend becoming a multi-service army of 7 when it comes to construction and roofing needs.
The season of summer festivals is in full swing. Whether it's the county fair or a music festival, vendors are dishing up food that's often disastrous to healthy eating plans.
Some of the unhealthiest fare at the fair is fried, included fried Snickers bars, deep-fried butter, funnel cakes, and chocolate-covered bacon. With calorie counts ranging from 450 to 1,000, these popular festival foods can quickly sabotage your weight-loss efforts.
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