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The "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is here

POMEROY–The Starlight Parade, coordinated by the local Chamber of Commerce, and Sherrie and Larry Ledgerwood, kicked off the 2021 Christmas Season Saturday, November 27, with floats and county...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    December 2, 2021

Garfield County receives grant from Shepherd Foundation

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) read a grant request acceptance letter from the Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation at their meeting on November 29. The funds granted to...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    December 2, 2021

Keller Associates receives street lighting project contract

POMEROY–The City Council awarded the contract for Complete Streets Project engineering to Keller Associates at their meeting on November 22. Stillman Norton, project manager for Keller Associates,...

 

Quote of the Week

“The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.” – Joan Collins... Full story

 

Republican ORCA Plan would invest in outdoor recreation, climate adaptation, eliminate the Discover Pass

OLYMPIA–House Republican Environment and Energy Leader Rep. Mary Dye today released a comprehensive plan that proposes significant investments in outdoor recreation and climate adaptation, using revenue from the state’s new Climate Commitment...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I took a trip to the museum of natural history. It was a fascinating place: a taxidermist’s showcase. A dog heaven, what with all the prehistoric bones. But as I walked through the halls and stared...

 

OPINION

The more people hear about Washington’s coming long-term-care law and payroll tax, the less people like it––and for good reason.  A class-action lawsuit has been filed against it, an initiative is being pursued, and Idaho sent the state a...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    December 2, 2021

Health District receives $736k in grant funds

POMEROY–The Garfield County Health District has received two large grants, administrator Martha Lanman announced at their meeting on November 22. A grant from South East Washington Alliance for...

 

School Menu

**Due to food shortages, expect changes BREAKFAST Wed, Dec 1: Biscuit & Gravy, Fresh Grapes, Fruit Juice, Milk Thur, Dec 2: Breakfast Bar, Applesauce, Fruit, Milk Fri, Dec 3: Whole Grain Cereal, Cheese Stick, Diced Pears, Fruit, Milk Mon, Dec 6:...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Dec 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. Thursday, Dec 2 Pinochle, Pomeroy Senior Center–9 a.m. Denny Ashby Library–1–7 p.m....

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, Dec 1: Breaded Baked Fish, Garden Rice, 4 Bean Vegetables, Applesauce, Watergate Salad Fri, Dec 3: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Cheese Slice, Pineapple, Coleslaw, Juice, Dessert Mon, Dec 6: Chicken Taco Salad, Tomato slices, Tortilla, chips,...

 

PASTOR'S CORNER

My favorite time of year has arrived once again! I love just about every part of the month of December: the lights, the food, the decorations, movies, music, and yes, who doesn't like a wrapped mystery under the tree? When I think back on some of my...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 30, 2011 A meeting will be held on Tuesday December 6, for residents interested in providing input on the curriculum for Pomeroy School District’s Pataha Creek Alternative...

 

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