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Articles from the June 2, 2022 edition

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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 2, 2022

High School Principal and Elementary Paraprofessional resign

POMEROY-The School District (PSD) board of directors accepted resignations, discussed 2022-23 school year goals and instructional plans, according to the minutes of their May 25 meeting. The...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 2, 2022

County Commissioners approve loan to County Road Fund

POMEROY-The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) called a special meeting on May 24 to discuss a loan from the County’s current expense fund to the County Road fund. The board approved a $1,200,000...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 2, 2022

Youth and Family Forum focuses on data from 2021 Healthy Youth Survey

POMEROY-The organization Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families, hosted their fourth annual Pomeroy Youth and Family Forum at the Pataha Flour Mill on May 24. The main event was the data walk...

 

All Class Reunion kicks off June 10

By Wayne R. Davis Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–High School Class Reunion celebration will be held at the Dick Brown building at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and Pioneer parade on the weekend of June 10–12. Beware, looks like an...

 

White signs to be an CSI Eagle

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO–Pomeroy High School Senior Braedyn White, has signed with the College of Southern Idaho Rodeo Team while earning an Ag Business degree on a full-ride scholarship for entry there...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    Sports    June 2, 2022

Maves becomes a WWCC Warrior

WALLA WALLA–Pomeroy High School Senior Keely Maves recently signed to attend Walla Walla Community College there, to play Warrior Basketball next fall. Maves has selected and signed to play for Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Wash...

 

Quote of the Week

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Satchel Paige...

 

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...

 

Snake River Spring Chinook returns increase again, contradicting claims of dam opponents

For the third year in a row, the Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook salmon run has increased. On May 22, the Spring/Summer Chinook returns surpassed the 2021 total, with 86 days remaining before the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Tumbleweed Weekend. There has been a lot of discourse over the years about the term “Tumbleweed Weekend”. I have some in our community say that it is outdated, that it doesn’t put our town in a nice light, and that it should be...

 

Cucumbers... Who knew?

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. 2. Feeling tired in...

 

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wed, Jun 8: Cook’s Choice, Fruit, Milk Thur, Jun 9: Cook’s Choice, Fruit, Milk Fri, Jun 10: Last Day of School – No Breakfast LUNCH Wed, Jun 8: Cook’s Choice, Fruit, Veggies, Fruit, Milk Thur, Jun 9: Cook’s Choice, Fruit,...

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, Jun 8: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Mandarin Orange Jell-O Fri, Jun 10: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Carrots, Applesauce, Roll Mon, Jun 13: Tuna Noodle Casserole, Vegetable Blend, Bean Salad, Mandarin Oranges Wed,...

 

Fast facts about the sun

The sun makes life on Earth possible. While the warmth and light provided are beneficial for many reasons, the dark side of the sun is the potential damage that can be caused by ultraviolet radiation. These facts about sunlight and UV rays, courtesy...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Jun 1 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. Baccalaureate–PHS Cafetorium–6 p.m. Evening Star Lodge No. 30 R&AM–Dick Brown Community...

 

East Washingtonian History Mystery

POMEROY–Lee Koller has identified the man standing at the far left wearing the Fedora as his maternal grandfather, Harry Kraemer. He was the scorekeeper/stats keeper for the team. Koller has a copy...

 

Pastor's Corner

What is it to be human? Why are we who we are? The way we are? Way back, theology offered an answer: you are who God, or the gods, made you to be. Nothing you can do about it. As time went on, that answer was called into question. Many other ideas...

 

Scale Door

By: Keegan Gerking My senior project was repainting the scale house door for the steers at the Fairgrounds. I chose this project because I wanted to choose something that would improve our community...

 

Rifle-Range Target

Completed by: Trent Gwinn and Colton Slaybaugh For our senior project, we decided to redo a target at the Pomeroy Gun Club. We decided to take out one of the old targets that was falling over and...

 

The Food Drives Outstanding Success!

By: Jayson Bartels For my Senior Project, I ran a food drive for the Garfield County Food Bank. This was a quite successful endeavor considering the circumstances. My partner and I managed to go...

 

Food Bank Senior Project

By: Nadine Ross For my Senior Project, I worked alone for the Food Bank. I delivered food to multiple houses over the course of three months June, July, and August. I went in on the last two...

 

Pig Barn

By: Elizabeth Ruchert My senior project I completed on my own; it consisted of taking down the tack room in the swine barn at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and replacing them with eight more...

 

Community Garden Fix-Up

By: Lestat Reisbig This project consisted of fixing up the old community garden benches for the new caregiver. Lestat Reisbig acquired outside help from Glen Niebel for hauling out any trimming left behind. The project took seven hours of active...

 

The Community Scholarship

By Keely Maves and Nayely Larios The senior project, which we completed this year, was The Community scholarship. We raise over $3500, which will be split up and rewarded to the seniors selected out of the seniors who qualified to receive one of...

 

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