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Photo by Jeff Clemens - Plans are being made for the restoration of the Butte Creek Picnic Area.
Photo by Jeff Clemens - Plans are being made for the restoration of the Butte Creek Picnic Area.

Local picnic area gets new life after the 2007 storm closure

The wind storm of 2007 is still a sour taste with many residents who vividly remember the carnage that was unleashed on western Washington. The coast took the brunt of the storm that brought hurricane-force winds that tore through Pacific County. The power was out for most of the area for well over a week. Hundreds of thousands of trees were torn down all over the county. Roadways were littered with the fallen trees and main roads were impassable. The destruction was like nothing anyone had ever seen before.

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Photo by Jeff Clemens
Photo by Jeff Clemens

It didn't take long; fire season again

Not even halfway through the first day of 2019 that saw temperatures reach above 70 degrees and local fire departments have responded to a brush fire. The incident unfolded in the afternoon on Monday, March 18 when a small fire managed to spread to nearby brush in Menlo.

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Preparations for the 2019 Pacific County Fair are in full swing

Spring has finally arrived with flowers beginning to show and warmer weather welcomed to the area with open arms. As the days get longer and temperatures begin to rise it's also the start to the busy season for much of the area. For Pacific County Fair Manager Bill Monohon the few months rest over the winter months has been quickly followed by a full throttle ahead to preparations for this year's fair.

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Photos by Marrilee Bark - Coleby Cherrington (#3) was declared the winner of the Mr. T contest. To the right: Coleby doing the Dirty Dancing iconic dance with a fellow senior.
Photos by Marrilee Bark - Coleby Cherrington (#3) was declared the winner of the Mr. T contest. To the right: Coleby doing the Dirty Dancing iconic dance with a fellow senior.

Mr. T Contest held at Toledo HS

Toledo High School's 9th annual Mr. T Pageant was held Thursday, March 7 in the school commons. The Mr. T Pageant is hosted by Horst Malunat and Ron Gaul, both teachers at Toledo.

The event features a small group of Toledo senior boys competing in activities, such as fashion and talent shows, to be crowned Mr. T. The boys are judged by Mr. Huffman (dubbed the Boss), Mr. Corrigan (Mr.T founder), Mrs. Gale (the Shrink), and Ms. Welch (the Talent Scout). Each senior has a hostess to help choreograph and dress them.

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Winlock finances: not a snapshot of financial well being

The City of Winlock is in the first two months of the 2019 budget and there are concerns that need to be raised. The city has several different funds; for example; street, water and sewer, general, bridge and a few others. This article concentrates on the main funds that the city uses for daily operations.

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Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice

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Harbor Happenings

Raymond Timberland Library presents Craft-n-Chat on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your current project. Visit with others for ideas and suggestions!

Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Storytime, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., March 21 for children. Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children birth to age 6. For more information call 360-942-2408.

The North Pacific County Food Bank is open every Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The food bank is closed on holidays. Serving all of North Pacific County. For emergencies call (360) 942-4726.

Try a Trade resource and job fair takes place March 22 at the New Life Fellowship building. Alliance for a Better Community/WorkSource partner to open 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. to students and public is welcome from 1:00-3:00 for resource and carrier exploration. Door prizes will be an additional treat!

FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION. Tax aide Volunteers will prepare and e-file your taxes at no cost to you. Come to the Raymond library every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We are here March 23 and April 13.

The Raymond Theatre presents the film Hidden Figures on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. Admission fee is $7.

The Pacific County Historical Society annual meeting has been rescheduled and will take place on Sunday, March 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the South Bend High School library. All are welcome. Please join them.

The Friends of the South Bend Public Library is meeting on Monday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the South Bend Timberland Library. All are welcome to attend.

The Willapa Harbor Quilters meet at the First Baptist Church of Raymond each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., with exceptions in December. Visitors are always welcome. Coffee, tea and friendly conversation are available at all meetings. For more information contact the group's president, Becky Coburn, at 360-934-5567.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea. All moms with children from birth to 5-years-old are welcome to attend. This year's theme is " Find Your Fire." While moms attend their meeting all MOPS Kids are supervised by the MOPS grandmas and grandpas at the church.

The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 at the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd SW, Tumwater. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.

Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Storytime, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., March 28 for children. Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children birth to age 6. For more information call 360-942-2408.

The North Pacific County Food Bank is open every Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The food bank is closed on holidays. Serving all of North Pacific County. For emergencies call (360) 942-4726.

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