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Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Drug Takeback Day on Courthouse lawn

POMEROY – Pomeroy Partners Coalition for Healthy Families and the Garfield County Sheriff's office coordinated "Drug Takeback Day" a national event supported by the Drug Enforcement Agency, on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Zero active cases of Covid-19 in April

POMEROY–Garfield County Health District announced zero active cases for Garfield County during the month of April at the Garfield County Commissioners' meeting April 26. The amount of testing has...

 

New COVID clinic hours

POMEROY–Due to the lessening needs in our community, COVID-19 clinics offered at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in the Dick Brown Building, will be open from 8–11:45 a.m. on the following days: April 30; May 14, May 21; June 11, June 18; July...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    Sports    April 29, 2021

Emma Severs becomes a Spokane Sasquatch

POMEROY–Local High School senior Emma Severs signed a letter of intent to play for the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Sasquatch during the school's morning assembly on April 21. Pomeroy High...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

By Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Mary Dye and Rep. Joe Schmick OLYMPIA–The 2021 legislative session is now in the history books, finishing on Sunday evening, April 25. It was truly a session like no oth...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 29, 2021

Door-to-door LMI survey begins May 4

POMEROY–The third phase of the Low-and-Moderate Income (LMI) survey conducted by the Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (ERWoW) will begin Tuesday, May 4 between 5:30–7:30 p.m. and Wednesday morning if needed. The LMI survey funded by the South...

 

Quote of the Week

“What is a soul? It’s like electricity - we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” – Ray Charles... Full story

 

Quick Look

State Capital gains bill By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–A compromise version of the Senate Bill 5096 was agreed upon. According to our caucus budget/tax analyst, the agreed-upon version of the bill includes language that says: “The tax levied in...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    April 29, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

I grew up in a county that was 65% Spanish-speaking. The biggest distinction between races was not color, it was Catholics and Baptists. My first experience with prejudice was the summer I spent on a...

 

OPINION

Truly unbelievable. A Senate floor vote to impose an income tax has occurred before the March 17 Revenue Forecast and budget release. The state Senate has taken the first step towards imposing an income tax with a 25-24 Saturday vote on SB 5096...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    April 29, 2021

Pancake Breakfast, Spring Farming Days, and Fair entertainment?

POMEROY–To hold the annual Pancake Breakfast or not to hold the event which coincides with the already canceled Pioneer Day Parade and activities, is the question for board members of the during...

 

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wed, Apr 28: Whole Wheat Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit, Milk Thur, Apr 29: Blueberry Muffin, Yogurt, Fruit, Milk Fri, Apr 30: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Milk Mon, May 3: Whole Grain Cereal,...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Apr 28 Senior Center Meals–pick–up or delivery only BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr 29 Pinochle, Pomeroy Senior Center–9 a.m. Denny Ashby Library–1–7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr...

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, Apr 28: Bean-n-Ham Soup, Ramen Salad, Pineapple Cup, Juice, Breadstick Fri, Apr 30: Hot Chicken Salad, Carrots, Pickled Beets, Mixed Fruit Jell-O, Roll...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Fred Zach resigning from Planning Commission

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) accepted the resignation of Garfield County Planning Commission Board Chairman Fred Zach at the weekly meeting on April 26. After two and a...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Pataha fiber line completed

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the laying of the main line of fiber internet in Pataha on May 13. The time has not yet been set. Laying of...

 

Garfield County Museum opens

POMEROY–The Garfield County Museum will open for summer hours beginning May 5 on Wednesday through Friday at 1–4 p.m. The museum is filled with Garfield County history and is a great source for genealogical information and during the prolonged...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

GCFD received grant awards worth $21,000

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District No. 1 (GCFD) has received grants from Innovia, Pacific Power Foundation, Shepherd Foundation, All in Washington and Volunteer Firefighter Assistance...

 

National Day of Prayer

POMEROY–In observance of National Day of Prayer, Garfield County invite community members to gather at the flagpole at the Garfield County Courthouse to unite with people of all faiths across the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 27, 2011 Combined consequences of the state budget deficit and lower long-term care resident census have started to affect operations at Garfield County Memorial Hospital. Immediate reductions in nursing home rates, part of state...

 

Pomeroy Little League girls notch win

POMEROY––With only 5 practices under their belts and being a very young team, the Pomeroy Girls Softball team came together and pulled off a 22-16 win on Tuesday, April 20 against the Asotin County LL Kenzie’s Koffee. Starting pitcher Molly...

 

Jr. High Track Results

Evan Thomas was one of the few athletes that placed in four separate events at a recent junior high meet. He ran in all three long distance races and placed in all, impressive for any athlete and even more so for a sixth grader participating in his...

 

Slaybaugh breaks school pole vault record

POMEROY––Numerous Pirate track and field athletes set personal bests, but Colton Slaybaugh topped them all by setting a new school record in the Pole Vault at 14-0.5-a half inch higher than...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 29, 2021

Golfers prepping for championships

WALLA WALLA–Chase Caruso continued her winning ways by medaling at a Walla Walla Country Club match April 22. The next match was Wednesday, April 28, at Wine Valley in Walla Walla. District Championships will be at Suncadia Golf Course, Cle Elum,...

 

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