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Inslee announces "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order

Monday, March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to Washingtonians to announce he will sign a statewide order that requires everyone in the state to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended.

This Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors, in places such as California and New York, issued last week.

This proclamation will:

  • Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Close all businesses except essential businesses.

"The less time we spend in public, the more lives we will save," Inslee said.

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President Trump approves Major Disaster Declaration for Washington

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Washington to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

The President's action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals in all areas of the state of Washington.

Federal funding is also available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance under Public Assistance, for all areas impacted by COVID-19 in the state of Washington. The federal cost share is 75 percent.

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Inslee issues more protections against COVID-19

Governor Jay Inslee released a statement late Sunday night that further expands protections against COVID-19. Below is Gov. Inslee's statement.

"Given the explosion of COVID-19 in our state and globally, I will sign a statewide emergency proclamation (Monday) to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities.

"Restaurants will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted.

"The ban will not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies. Other retail outlets will have reduced occupancy.

"Additionally, all gatherings with over 50 participants are prohibited and all gatherings under 50 participants are prohibited unless previously announced criteria for public health and social distancing are met.

"These are very difficult decisions, but hours count here and very strong measures are necessary to slow the spread of the virus. I know there will be significant economic impacts to all our communities and we are looking at steps to help address those challenges.

"Tonight, after consultations with me and with the Department of Health, King County announced that they will be taking these actions immediately. King County has been the hotbed of this outbreak and has the largest population center in the state. I have spoken to Executive Dow Constantine and I applaud their decision to act quickly."

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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.

Pour Painting for Kids
Pour Painting for Kids at the South Bend Timberland Library on Tuesday, March 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Create an original painting using acrylic paint. The library supplies the materials.

Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion
On March 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Raymond Elks Lodge, 326 3rd St. in Raymond is a public meeting to discuss Willapa Bay fisheries proposals.

Grange Meeting
Grays Harbor/Pacific County Pomona meeting is Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. at North River Grange 2637 North River Road, Cosmopolis. Noon potluck to follow. Baking and candy contest entries due by 9:00 a.m. Contests open to nonmembers. For more info call 360-249-5350.

AARP Foundation Tax Assistance
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age, especially if you are 50 or older. Visit if you can't afford paid tax preparation. They will be at the Raymond Library on Saturday, March 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. First come, first served.

Chinook Council Meeting Canceled
The Chinook Nation regrets to announce that the Saturday, March 14, 2020 Tribal Council Meeting and Storytelling Gathering that was to be held in Ilwaco at the Columbia Heritage Museum is canceled. This is due to precaution and concern for anyone that is especially susceptible to the Corona Virus. We will be announcing any further details as they are known. Please take care and stay informed about Covid-19. Thank you, CIN Tribal Council

The Art of Block Printing
Join artist Jill Merrill to learn the art of block printing on Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Bend Timberland Library. All materials are provided.

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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.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

What do Chocolate, Magic and Murder have in common? Come join the magical mayhem to find out "who dunnit" on February 27! Kick off the "Chocolate on the Beach Festival" with this live theatre performance by Stage West Community Theatre, hosted by the Ocean Crest Resort in Moclips. For more information go to stagewestcommunitytheatre.org or call (360)276-4465.

Library Meeting

The Raymond Timberland Library Board and the Friends of the Raymond Timberland Library are meeting Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00 p.m. at the Raymond Library, 507 Duryea St. Join them in a discussion of current library building projects, programs, and fundraisers.

Pour Painting for Kids

Pour Painting for Kids at the Raymond Timberland Library on Tuesday, March 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Create an original painting using acrylic paint. The library supplies the materials.


Chili Contest

On Saturday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is holding a chili making contest at the church at the bottom of Jackson street, 245 E. Jackson St. in Raymond. The cost is free and everyone is welcome. Good chili and good company is guaranteed.


The Art of Block Printing

Join artist Jill Merrill to learn the art of block printing at the Raymond Timberland Library on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All materials provided. Go to https://events.trl.org/events/art-block-printing-0 to register.

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MOMS

MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support): We've changed our name to MOMS to reach more moms and kids by offering a time of connecting and encouragement. The journey of parenthood is tough, and sometimes you just really need understanding and support that only comes from the people in the same boat. Our group is blessed to be able to offer in-house childcare for both your littles in the nursery and your older children upstairs with crafts, snacks, bible stories and fun activities! You get to enjoy two hours with a great group of ladies! We eat treats, talk, laugh, share tips of the trade made friends, participate in fun crafts and activities, and support our community. Most importantly we are here for each other on the good days and bad, some days we laugh till we cry or cry till we laugh! Come check it out and leave encouraged and relaxed. MOMS will meet 9-11 am on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month during the school year. MOMS and kids meet at Raymond First Baptist Church at 913 Duryea Street. Call Amelia at 360 942-8090 or check out Facebook @ MOM-Raymond.

VFW meetings

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pacific Post 968 will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 7:00 p.m. at 308 Commercial St., Raymond.

Bay Center Assn. meeting

The monthly Bay Center Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church on Second Street in Bay Center. Everyone is welcome.

ABC meeting

Alliance for a Better Community will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11th, at 12:00 noon in the Raymond Community Center on Third St. (next to the Raymond Theatre) in Raymond. All public input is valuable and welcome.

NWH Grange meeting

The North Willapa Harbor Grange #947 will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Grange hall, corner of Hwy. 105 and Jacobson Rd.

Friends of Fair meeting

The Pacific County Friends of the Fair will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Pacific County Fair office at the Menlo fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public.

Toddler storytime

A program of music, movement and books for toddlers age 0 to 2 and their participating caregivers will be held in the Raymond Timberland Library from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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SAIL exercise class

SAIL exercise classes are held every Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays (to be determined) in the Lobby Cedar Conference Room at Willapa Harbor Hospital, 800 Alder Street, South Bend. This is a no cost exercise class for participants 65 years and older. If interested please contact Sam Lund RN, MS Ed. by phone (360) 875-4536.

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.

Veterans assist

Pacific County has established a webpage intended for assisting the veterans of Pacific County. This site is to help provide information that benefits veterans and family members facing financial hardship. You may also contact a local post or the board of county commissioners' office. For more information please see the Pacific County homepage at http://www.co.pacific.wa.us or call 360-875-9334. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Writer's workshop

Every Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. a writer's workshop will be held. Write your story. Your life. Your dreams. Where you've been. Where you want to go and why. Yes, you can write! Think! Put it down on paper and share it with others. Location: 118 Kendrick, South Bend.

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Free flagger class
Free flagger class
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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor's Visit
How to Make the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Dear Savvy Senior,

I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we've have found that patients that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctor's appointments?

Healthcare Helper

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Sheaffer: Involvement vs. Isolation
Sheaffer: Involvement vs. Isolation

It's just me now, and since I've retired there's not much to do. Never was much on hobbies and a lot of times those I had were, at least partially, an escape from all the busy-ness around me.

I kind of miss some of the busy-ness.

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Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits?
Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits?

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can my Social Security benefits be garnished if I have some outstanding debts? I just turned 62 and would like to start collecting my retirement benefits, but want to find this out before I apply.

Worried Retiree

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What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?
What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Dear Savvy Senior,

What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia? My aunt has dementia, but they don't know if she has Alzheimer's disease, which is very confusing to me.

Trying To Understand

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Simple Gadgets That Can Help Older Drivers
Simple Gadgets That Can Help Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in their eighties and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and age they're very stiff, which causes them some driving problems.

Researching Daughter

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Tips for Living with Low Vision
Tips for Living with Low Vision

Dear Savvy Senior,

What resources can you recommend to help seniors with vision loss? My husband, who's 76, has macular degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can't do a lot of his routine activities anymore, and has become very discouraged.

Looking for Help

Dear Looking,

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Sheaffer: Connecting Clients and Caregivers
Sheaffer: Connecting Clients and Caregivers

Let's talk about finding a caregiver.

I know we've talked a lot about caregivers in this space, and will continue to do so because sometimes people need help getting through the day, and the need is not decreasing.

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How to Make a Living Will
How to Make a Living Will

Dear Savvy Senior,

What's the best way to go about making a living will? I recently retired and would like to start getting my affairs in order, just in case.

Approaching 70

Dear Approaching,

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Sheaffer: Family Support Groups
Sheaffer: Family Support Groups

People are talking. Talking to each other..in a relaxed setting. Stories about family members are shared, along with helpful hints about what's happening at home and how each one deals with unforeseen events.

No, it's not a family reunion. It's usually referred to as a support group, but don't let any preconceived ideas about what that might be or should be prevent you from reading on.

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How to Find Retiree Travel Perks
How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

Dear Savvy Senior,

What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60.

Ready To Go

Dear Ready,

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Harbor Happenings

June 20, Raymond Timberland Library presents Wonder Works: Art for children. Explore activities that develop science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

Raymond Timberland Library presents Creature Teachers from 11:00 a.m. to noon on June 21 for all ages. Creature Teachers brings an assortment of exotic animals to educate prople on the wonders of nature, and spark a passion for wildlife. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

Family Movie at the Raymond Timberland Library is Friday, June 22, Jun 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie with popcorn! This event is part of the Summer Library Program. For more information calll (360) 942-2408.

South Bend Timberland Library presents Jeff Evans Magic Show from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 22 for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it! Jeff Evans' magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. This event is part of the Summer Library Program. For more information call (360) 875-5532.

Hawaiian Chieftain Visits Westport on Friday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Float 10, 326 Lamb St., Westport.

South Bend Timberland Library present Container Gardening Workshop with Master Gardeners from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on June 23 for all ages. Discover the advatages of growing plants and vegetables in containers, and how to maximize you container conditions to help plants thrive with just a little planning and some care. Learn about suitable containers and how to address common problems. Make your own self-watering garden container from a water bottle. For more information call (360) 875-5532.

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Harbor Happenings

Mission Creek Cherries from Yakima are back again just in time for summer. Available starting June 7 & 8 at Dennis Company and in the lot across from Chen's $3 lb. for Bing and $3.75 lb. for Rainiers.

June 9, Saturday, Waikiki Beach Concert: Wamba at 7:00 p.m at Cape Disappointment State Park. Musicians from the US and Ghana (West Africa) improvise traditional African music, jazz, funk, calypso, reggae, and more. Thanks to the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, and other sponsors, for their support of the Waikiki Beach Concert Series. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is REQUIRED. Call (360) 642-3029 for more information.

June 12, Raymond Timberland Library presents Lifestory Writing Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for adults. "Everyone can write stories," insists Charley Kempthorne, a writer and teacher. Join him and his wife June in a writing workshop to learn how to tell your family's story. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

The pool is getting ready. Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the pool is open to sign-up for swim lessons, swim team and water aerobics. Monday, June 18 is Opening Day for the pool.

Summer Kick Off presented by Raymond Timberland Library is on June 14 for all ages from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come start your summer off right at the library. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, which is a district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding it Annual General Meeting on June 16 at the South Bend High School Cafeteria. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the meeting at 11:00 a.m. The meeting is open to all tribal members and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at (360) 875-6670 if you have questions.

On June 16, the Bay Center Women's Club and the Bay Center Association are hosting the first Bay Center Fire Department brunch/breakfast to help raise funds for the Bay Center Fire Department. We will have sausage and gravy over biscuits, pancakes and bacon and fruit cups plus coffee and orange juice. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Harrison Road off the Bay Center Road in Bay Center. The cost is $5 a plate or $18 for families of four to six. All profits will go to our fire department. So, come and kick off Father's Day Weekend with a delicious breakfast. See you there.

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Sheaffer: Community Fair
Sheaffer: Community Fair

Community forums, events, fairs...whatever form they take, they usually provide at least a couple things:

  • Information about resources and services

  • A chance to meet people face to face, and to ask questions
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How to Choose a Good Estate Sale Company
How to Choose a Good Estate Sale Company

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you provide some tips on how to choose a good estate sale company who can sell all the leftover items in my mother's house?

Inquiring Daughter

Dear Inquiring,

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