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Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition

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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 19, 2022

Hospital board discusses reinterpreted guideline for long-term care

POMEROY-The Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) board of commissioners held a special meeting to discuss the results of a Washington State Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medica...

 

Youth and Family Forum set for next week

POMEROY–The fourth annual Pomeroy Youth and Family Forum community luncheon hosted by the Pomeroy Partners for Health Families will commence at the Pataha Flour Mill on Tuesday, May 24 at 11a.m.–1 p.m. The forum is a way for Pomeroy Partners for...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 19, 2022

Council grants CUP, names pool staff

POMEROY-The Pomeroy City Council granted a conditional use permit, discussed pool staff and passed an ordinance at their meeting on May 10. The conditional use permit was granted to Shelby and Delores...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 19, 2022

County insurance provider increases rates

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) announced an insurance rate increase, a bid opening date for the Garfield County fairgrounds electrical project, and the reception of a...

 

Pomeroy FBLA Rocked It at State

POMEROY–The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) were three-time, first-place winners at the recent State competition. All those who competed worked hard and presented well in their events. The...

 
 By Larry Bunch    Community    May 19, 2022

Gun Club Washington State Shoot

POMEROY–Tracy Hanger, Larry Bunch, Holly Ledgerwood, Robert Koller and Jack Miller, Jr. are top winners at the Washington State Shoot event which took place at the Walla Walla Gun on Thursday, June...

 

Quote of the Week

“Anything simple always interests me.” – David Hockney... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

Editor’s note: Jack Peasley contacted Doug Griffiths, MBA with Kelly Clemmer, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” published by Friesen Press, who graciously gave permission to reprint in the East Washingtonian, the first chapter of...

 

New COVID-19 messaging from governor is needed; old script is dangerous, booster case numbers concerning

Vaccine hesitancy has been continuously shamed by Gov. Jay Inslee and was again Saturday in an interview on Crosscut. People who don’t get vaccinated or boosted, according to the governor, are making an irresponsible choice, holding the rest of us...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Recently, I went to Garfield County Hospital’s Emergency Department for a respiratory issue. It was a Sunday afternoon, and after being let in, I was immediately treated by two nurses, one of whom called the on-call provider,...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 19, 2022

Health Department hires new program coordinator

POMEROY-The Garfield County Health District board introduced their new program coordinator, discussed the Summer Market program, and passed several resolutions at their meeting on May 16. Chelsey...

 

A look at history

POMEROY–The Garfield County Museum has returned to its summer hours and is open Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m., and other times by request. A recent acquisition of a beautiful side saddle in excellent condition made in Baker City, Ore., is now...

 

Missionary Spies of World War II

POMEROY–Friends of Denny Ashby Library and Denny Ashby Library in partnership with Humanities Washington and the Sharp grant, invite the community to a free presentation of Double Crossed: The American Missionary Spies of World War II, by Matthew A...

 

School Menu

Breakfast Wed, May 18: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thu, May 19: Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Milk Fri, May 20: Whole Grain Muffin, Cheese, Fruit, Milk Mon, May 23: Whole Grain Cereal, String...

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, May 18: Hamburger Patty, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Five Cup Fruit Sald, Roll Fri, May 20: BBQ Meatballs, Hashbrown Bake, Mixed Vegetables, Apricots, Multigrain Bread, Dessert Mon, May 23: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy,...

 

EWAM continues to search and expand

POMEROY–The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum have leads on some new acquisitions for the museum. A belt pulley for the Massey Harris has been located, several gas engines converted to propane, a reaper binder, and drapers that might fit...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, May 18 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. Thursday, May 19 FOOD Distribution–865 Main St.–9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pinochle, Pomeroy Senior...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago May 23, 2012 Merina Gordon of Pomeroy will give her senior music recital on June 16 at the Lewiston United Methodist Church. Merina will perform works for solo voice, pipe organ, and...

 

Obituary

Louise Janette Scoggin March 31, 1930–May 9, 2022 Louise Janette (Hall) Scoggin went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2022. Louise was born on March 31, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee to Irvan Thomas and Susie Belle Hall. She had nine siblings–six...

 

Jr. Hi track teams charmed

By Adam Van Vogt COLFAX–The Pomeroy Pirate boys and girls track team and individuals won by points for the third consecutive meet. The boys scored a season-best 150 points, second place Asotin scored 104, and the girls scored a season-high 120.5...

 

Obituary

Phillip J. McKeirnan Phillip J. McKeirnan, 71, of Pullman, Wash. passed away March 1, 2022. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman. Graveside services will take place at 11...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 19, 2022

Pirate boys capture District 6/7/9 crown

RITZVILLE–The Pirate Boys, on the strength of numerous firsts, seconds, thirds and more, out-pointed a field of 18 teams at the District 6/7/9 Championships/Regional Qualifier here Saturday, tallying 103 points and sending ten boys on to Regionals...

 

Pirate ball players named "All Opponent"

POMEROY––District 9 baseball and fast-pitch softball coaches have named the "All Opponent" teams (formerly known as All League). Pirate pitcher Trevin Kimble was one of two players who was a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 19, 2022

Caruso, Bott and Slusser to golf at state

CLARKSTON–Three Pomeroy Pirate golfers–Chase Caruso, Brady Bott and Jett Slusser–will advance to the 1B State Golf Match at Deer Park May 27-28. Caruso continued her streak of golf-match wins...

 

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