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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 5, 2022

New sales tax for emergency communications equipment to go on August ballot

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved a sales tax ballot entry; resolution 2022-14; payment of $414,338.70 to Poe Asphalt; and other business at their meeting on May 2....

 

Today is National Prayer Day

POMEROY–National Day of Prayer "Exalt the Lord Who has established us" will be observed in Garfield County at the Oasis Park on Thursday, May 5 at 12 p.m. noon. All community members are invited to...

 

May is Older Americans Month

POMEROY–May is Older Americans Month, a celebration of all they do and represent. Older adults play a vital role in our communities–as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders,...

 

Pastor's Corner

I like gardening. That makes Spring one of my favorite times. I get to try new ideas and plan out ways to grow luscious plants where before there was only barren land. Each situation is unique; every crop and environment different, so it is an...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Poached

POMEROY–Three deer were poached from the mountain road approximately one-half mile south past the old Berringer place on left hand side of the road. They were shot around Sunday mid–afternoon....

 

Quote of the Week

“I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” – Confucius... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

In recent years, environmentalists have targeted natural gas, even though it is an affordable energy source for so many. Their efforts have failed in the Legislature, but apparently Governor Inslee...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    May 5, 2022

OPINION

Proponents of the unconstitutional capital gains income tax are working overtime to prevent voters from weighing in. First, there was the game last year with the emergency clause to prevent a referendum. Now capital gains income tax supporters are...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Swim the Snake set

LYONS FERRY– The ninth annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. Online registration open now. In addition to the non-competitive, open-water swim,...

 

OBITUARY

Leonard Julius Schilling August 3, 1941–March 21, 2022 Leonard Julius "Bud" Schilling passed away peacefully Monday, March 21, 2022, with his beautiful wife, two daughters and his dog, Devil, by...

 

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wed, May 4: Scrumptious Coffee Cake, Fruit, Milk Thur, May 5: Yogurt Bar, Fruit Toppings, Graham Cracker, Fruit, Milk Fri, May 6: Waffles, Syrup, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Mon, May 9: Whole Grain Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Milk Tues, May 10:...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, May 4 Senior Center Meals–Senior Center, 695 W. Main St.–11 a.m. BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Evening Star Lodge No. 30 F&AM meeting–Dick Brown Community Bldg.–7:30 p.m. Thursday, May...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    Community    May 5, 2022

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago May 9 2012 Elton Brown of Pomeroy and his grandson Jason Brown of Clarkston spent part of Saturday morning at Garfield County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care wing, entertaining...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 5, 2022

Colton Slaybaugh sets state pole vault record

RITZVILLE–The Pirate boys finished fifth at the Undeberg Invitational here last weekend, scoring 44 points and the girls were 11th with 25 points as Pirate Track and Field standouts continued their superlative performances. At an earlier meet,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 5, 2022

Pirates' post-season teeters on outcome of final ball games

POMEROY––The Pirates lost two games to league-leading DeSales on April 26 and defeated Touchet April 30 as the season winds down with the play-offs at stake. A pair of wins in the Tuesday, May 3 home double-bill against Sunnyside Christian,...

 

Caruso notches another golf win

WALLA WALLA–Pirate golf phenom Chase Caruso topped the girl’s event when ten schools and 52 golfers competed at Wine Valley Golf Course April 27. Caruso, who has been in the winner’s circle repeatedly this season, shot an 83 to lead all girls,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 5, 2022

Lady Buccaneers bow out after dropping twin bill at Colton

COLTON–A chance to continue the softball season slipped away earlier this week as the Lady Pirate Fast-Pitch team dropped a pair of games to the Lady Wildcats. Pomeroy softball finishes its season with a 4-8 record and won’t see further play in...

 

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