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Storm Storm water causes South Bend Schools to close for a day water causes South Bend Schools to close for a day
Storm Storm water causes South Bend Schools to close for a day water causes South Bend Schools to close for a day

Last week's storms caused a few issues throughout the Pacific Northwest, but one of the most unique problems was suffered by South Bend Schools. Superintendent Jon Tienhaara ended up closing the schools on Tuesday, January 7 due to excessive storm water in the South Bend sewer systems.

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Layman earns scholarship of a lifetime
Layman earns scholarship of a lifetime

MENLO - Willapa Valley HS senior Hallee Layman is living a dream. Layman recently signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Hawai'i at Manoá on a track and field scholarship.

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Napavine swears in a new mayor
Napavine swears in a new mayor

The City of Napavine has a new mayor. Shawn O'Neill was sworn in on December 30, 2019 and will have presided over his first council meeting this past Tuesday. O'Neill has been serving for almost three years on the Napavine City Council. He is a natural leader and wanted to take it to the next step.

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How Toledo got its name
How Toledo got its name

By the late 1850s the farms of Cowlitz Prairie and farms along the river bottom were producing exceptional amounts of hay, oats and potatoes. So much, that a large market was needed. Up until this time produce along with all kinds of other goods were transported along the Cowlitz River in canoes manned by Cowlitz Indians, who made their living transporting goods. One such man was George Katel or as he was affectionately called Indian George. He was well known in the area.

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Classifieds 1.15.20
Classifieds 1.15.20
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January 15, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
January 15, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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January 15, 2020 Lewis County News
January 15, 2020 Lewis County News
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BRIEFLY

Get your event in the Brieflys! Send your event information to karenc@flannerypubs.com by Friday 5:00 p.m. to get your event on our calendar.

SOS meeting
Save Our Selves, a non-religious recovery group, holds it meeting every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Tradewinds multi-purpose room, 4305 Pomeroy Ave. in Tokeland. An SOS recreation group also gets together every Sunday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Shoalwater Bay gymnasium. There is no charge to attend, but donations are always appreciated.

Yoga Classes
Free yoga classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Pacific Arts Gallery on Third St. in Raymond. Donations gladly accepted.

Food Bank Info
The North Pacific County Food Bank, located on the corner of Larch Street and Park Avenue in Raymond, is generally open to serve those in need every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Commodities are issued beginning the first Thursday of each month until supplies last.

Free Soup Kitchen
Adventist Community Services is offering a meal with their Free Soup Kitchen at 1134 Crescent Street in Raymond. Come join them for a meal from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. They will offer a hot meal every third Thursday of the month.

Libraries Closed
Timberland libraries will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Build Your Gnome a Home
On Tuesday, January 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Raymond Timberland Library is offering a DIY program to create a gnome or fairy house for your littlest backyard neighbors. This program is free and all materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Quilters meeting
The Willapa Harbor Quilters meet every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church at 913 Duryea in Raymond. Come and join us. Learn a new skill or teach us some of yours.

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January 8, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
January 8, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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Great job South Bend students!
Great job South Bend students!

South Bend students delivered 2,046 pounds of food and $4,067 in cash to the Legacy Community Outreach Food Bank. The donation was the result of a school-wide food drive before Christmas break.

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US Army Corps take action to repair the Shoalwater Bay Barrier Dune
US Army Corps take action to repair the Shoalwater Bay Barrier Dune

In response to a request for aid by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District has declared a state of emergency for Shoalwater on December 17, 2019. The tribe requested help stabilizing the Federally authorized flood risk reduction berm near Tokeland. The Corps began work on the berm on December 19.

The Corps worked on the berm during low tide shoring up 1,800 linear feet along the Shoalwater Bay Barrier Dune.

"The team of emergency responders worked in two shifts 24 hours a day to place rock along the berm in order to reduce the risk to the Tokeland community," said Anthony Doersam with Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Emergency Management Branch.

"The flood team and tribe has made significant progress repairing critical areas," said Seattle District Emergency Management Branch Chief Doug Weber.

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Assistant Coach KC Oakley give Winlock Girls Basketball heart
Assistant Coach KC Oakley give Winlock Girls Basketball heart

It takes a special person to coach sports, a person who's heart is in it for the students and the school. KC Oakley is not just any assistant coach, she is the Winlock High School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach and she loves what she does.

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January 8, 2020 Lewis County News
January 8, 2020 Lewis County News
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Vader Mayor Pro Tem speaks to the citizens
Vader Mayor Pro Tem speaks to the citizens

The City of Vader has seen some changes this past week. The mayor, Lois Wilson, has resigned and Mayor Pro tem Joe Schey has stepped up to fill in. Also, the City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk have resigned as well. In a recent letter to the Lewis County News, Mayor Pro Tem Schey reassured the citizens.

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Classifieds 1.8.20
Classifieds 1.8.20
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A glimpse into Winlock's egg history
A glimpse into Winlock's egg history

What was once the old W.A.A.C. (Winlock Athletic Club) building has also played a very important role in Winlock's history as a prime hub of the egg laying industry. For the past 32 years it has been owned by Janice and Dan Smith who have run their wholesale craft business, Craft INT out of it. You can find it at 307 NW Kerron St.

It was presumably built sometime in the 1800's. During it's time as the W.A.A.C., it served as a dance hall, the local gymnasium, and the gym for the school. At that time, the current school building did not include a gym of its own. The first Finnish settlers who came to Winlock built a clubhouse with a stage and "for two generations, it became the center of activities for all their social life. It was called the Finnish Hall. Plays, holiday festivities, wedding receptions and the center of their social life." Although it is not specified as to where or which building this Finnish Hall was, one can wonder if the Finnish Hall later became the W.A.A.C. It remained the W.A.A.C. until Leland Cattermole purchased the building in 1926.

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Winlock City Council gets down to business

The Winlock City Council meeting on December 23 showed that this new council wants transparency, and transparency is what the citizens saw for the first time in two years. The new Winlock City Council was elected for change, and change is exactly what occurred.

At the beginning of the meeting, the agenda was changed to allow Mike Hogg time to speak on his experience with the city law firm Hillier Scheibmeir & Kelly PS. At one time, Hogg was not allowed to attend Winlock City Council meetings, which is a clear violation of the Open Public Meeting Act. In documents, provided by Hogg to Winlock City Council members, it shows a pattern where the city attorney assisted the mayor in violating Hogg's civil rights.

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Classifieds 1.1.20
Classifieds 1.1.20
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January 1, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
January 1, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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January 1, 2020 Lewis County News
January 1, 2020 Lewis County News
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Classifieds 12.25.19
Classifieds 12.25.19
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December 25, 2019 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
December 25, 2019 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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December 25, 2019 Lewis County News
December 25, 2019 Lewis County News
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Classifieds 12.18.19
Classifieds 12.18.19
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Student's senior project embraces intrinsic value
Student's senior project embraces intrinsic value

RAYMOND McDONALD'S - The joint was hoppin' with plenty of Seagull Spirit at the McTakeover inside the Raymond McDonald's last Monday night (Dec. 9).

Raymond HS senior Jennifer Sanchez, and her student staff, were in the house for her RHS Senior Project, which involved generating money for the local food bank. Sanchez and her team of students supported the McDonald's working staff and also set up a work space to sell Raymond Seagull t-shirts and raffle tickets for a couple of nice basket gifts - all to help support the North Pacific County Food Bank (NPCFB) - located at 1899 Park Avenue in Raymond.

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