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Lady Seagulls capture home tourney
Photo by George Kunke - The Raymond Lady Seagulls won their own volleyball tournament Saturday without losing a match in pool play, the semifinals and finals. The young Ladv Gulls host arch rival South Bend Tuesday.
Lady Seagulls capture home tourney

Young but talented Raymond continued its fine play in volleyball under first-year head coach Julie Jewell with two wins to stay undefeated at 6-0, and in winning its own eight-team tournament Saturday at Seagull gym.

In their own invitational, the Lady Seagulls were perfect in pool play with a 7-0 record, defeating fourth-seeded North Beach in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-16 ,and then took down second-seeded Ocosta in the championship match 27-25 and 26-21.

"In the championship game, the serving of Caton Swogger (4 aces), Presley McVey, Ava Baugher, and Andrea Delgado were key to keeping momentum on our side," Coach Staats told the Herald. "Kassie Koski (5 kills) and Karsyn Freeman (10 kills) were offensive standouts. Defensive standouts were Jolie Dunn (11 digs) and Kyndal Koski (14 digs)."

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Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society celebrate their 53rd Oktoberfest
Photo Courtesy of Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society - One of the favorite games during the Octoberfest is nine-pin bowling. Here a young Wyatt McDonald is employed as a pin setter during the event in 2013 where bowlers must hit the head pin first.
Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society celebrate their 53rd Oktoberfest

On Saturday, October 1, the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will be celebrating its 53rd Annual Oktoberfest at the Swiss Hall located in beautiful Frances, Washington.

Throughout the day, patrons can compete in bowling, horseshoe, and pinochle tournaments and enjoy Bratwurst and Kielbasa from the Grill and the Beer Garden will be open featuring hard cider and craft beer. The evening will bring music and dancing and the coronation of the 2022-2023 Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society Swiss Miss.

Featured at this annual event is an outdoor traditional Swiss Style 9-pin Bowling Tournament starting at 10:00 a.m. with cash prizes and trophies for the top bowlers.

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Weyerhaeuser workers go on strike
Photo by Ezra McCampbell - Workers went on strike Tuesday, September 13 to get a fair contract from Weyerhaeuser.
Weyerhaeuser workers go on strike

Months after their Collective Bargaining Agreement expired, Weyerhaeuser workers walked out on strike starting 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. The first sight to greet morning commuters going over the Willapa River bridge by the mill were strikers holding signs and waving. The last Weyerhaeuser worker strike was in 1986.

According to a press release from September 13 from President Directing Business Representative of IAMAW District W24 Brandon Bryant, "We have made the very difficult decision to withhold our labor from Weyerhaeuser, with a strike. Although we hope to continue to negotiate with the company, their delays have forced our hand to take this action. We hope to secure a fair offer that recognizes the hard work and dedication our members have given to their employer."

The strike participants include the mill workers, timberland operations, Weyerhaeuser truck drivers, log export yard employees and longshoremen in Washington and Oregon. Over 1,100 workers are being affected and they all belong to the International Association of machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District W24 Union. The strike does not include management or anyone working on salary.

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Investigation Ongoing State Patrol Explosives Unit responds to devices found in Raymond
Photo by Ezra McCampbell - The Washington State Patrol Bomb Tech examines the box housing the explosives as he prepares to remove it from the back of the vehicle.
Investigation Ongoing State Patrol Explosives Unit responds to devices found in Raymond

A potentially dangerous situation was avoided without incident when a bomb threat turned out to be neutralized by the Washington State Patrol Explosives Unit in Raymond last Wednesday afternoon.

It all started when a male resident showed up at the Raymond Police station with what he believed to be three small homemade explosive devices in the bed of his truck.

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Shooting in Lebam leaves one man dead
Photo by Ezra McCampbell - The Pacific County Sheriff's office took custody of the suspect after questioning at the Raymond Police Station.
Shooting in Lebam leaves one man dead

LEBAM - The town of Lebam was in shock when a man was shot dead Saturday night at approximately 5:30 in the front yard at a residence located in the 2400 block of State Route 6. Arrested was Gabriel A. Delgado, 32, of Raymond. The shooting was precipitated when an altercation started between Delgado and his older brother, Andrew Delgado, 36, of Raymond, who was shot in the head and killed in the front yard of a home.

According to Pacific County Dispatch, a 911 call came in at 5:33 from the victim's wife, Danielle Messer, saying, "my husband was shot by his brother." Two minutes later a sibling called and said, the "brother was shot in the head by his brother; they were fighting."

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WVSD welcomes 10 staff members
Photo Courtesy Nancy Morris - In front from left are new Willapa Valley School District educators Willapa Valley Middle-High School Principal Kristeen Johnson, elementary paraeducator Sheila Tjostvolson, middle-high school special education teacher Bethan
WVSD welcomes 10 staff members

MENLO - Willapa Valley Schools got off to a strong start for the 2022-23 school year with two days of educator training last Monday (August 29) and Tuesday (August 30). Students went back to school last Wednesday.

"We welcomed 10 terrific new staff members this year, which in itself is exciting, and many are beginning their first year in the classroom, which has heightened the anticipation for this new school year," Willapa Valley School District Superintendent Nancy Morris told the Herald.

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59th Annual
Photo by George Kunke - Local 4-Hers ride on their float during the Annual Come and Play On Labor Day Grand Parade, which takes place Sunday, 1 pm, on Robert Bush Drive near downtown South Bend
59th Annual "Come and Play On Labor Day" festival opens Friday

SOUTH BEND - It's time once again to "Come and Play" - starting Friday in South Bend and continuing through Labor Day - it's the 59th Annual "Come and Play On Labor Day" celebration hosted by the "Oyster Capital of the World"!

All new this year is a laser show at dusk instead of fireworks. The laser show will be provided by Slick Lasers and conducted at Milam Field. The laser show will be completely run by Slick Lasers. The cost was $8,000, which is the same as last year's fireworks.

"It will be special,"South Bend Mayor Julie Struck told the Herald. "It will be set to music and will last twice as long as the fireworks show did.

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NWCM celebrates their Emerald Anniversary
Photo courtesy of NWCM - Laurie and Jerry Bowman have been with the Northwest Carriage Museum for 18 years. The collection and museum growth is due to their hard work and dedication.
NWCM celebrates their Emerald Anniversary

The Northwest Carriage Museum is celebrating its 20th year anniversary this Saturday. The museum is located in downtown Raymond at 314 Alder St.

"We are showing off all our carriages and artifacts celebrating our 20th year," said Museum Ambassador Stephanie Bye. [September 3] that is our actual opening date. We opened 20 years ago."

On Saturday, September 3, there will be discounted admission where everyone gets in for $5 (members are free).

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126th edition of historic Pacific County Fair opens
126th edition of historic Pacific County Fair opens

MENLO - The 2022 Pacific County Fair is back at full force after two years of limitations because of the pandemic. The Pacific County Fair offers all a chance to relax and enjoy themselves with the theme "HOMEGROWN, HANDMADE & FARM FRESH" opens today at 9:30 this morning and continues through Saturday at the Pacific County Fairgrounds located at 5 Fair Lane off Route 6 in the wholesome little town of Menlo.

There promises to be plenty of authentic displays of artwork, hobbies, bakery, canned food, fruits and vegetables, photography, beautiful flowers, industrial arts, needlework and sewing, a Youth Livestock Auction, more animals, comedians, musical entertainment, great food, several contests, a bungee jump, several bouncy houses, rides, plenty of fun for kids, and much more!

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Grays Harbor College says
Grays Harbor College says "take a class on us" this fall

Individuals whose college-going plans were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can get help getting back on track this fall quarter at Grays Harbor College. Fall quarter at GHC begins September 19 and for this quarter only, GHC is offering one class for free, up to five credits or $750.

In order to take one class for free this fall, GHC students and potential students must complete a short online form, which is available at forms.ghc.edu/on-us or by calling GHC's Welcome Center at 360-532-9020.

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