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4-H Achievement Awards presented at clubs

POMEROY–Achievement awards and 4-H year pins were handed out in the individual clubs this year due to Covid-19 concerns. Leaders handed out pins and awards, returned record books and gave out the ne...

 

Christmas Displays Brighten Pomeroy

Gliding around Pomeroy recently, the East Washingtonian lens captured some of this lovely town's nicest Christmas displays...prior to the arrival of this week's fluffy white stuff. Below, a mid-1950s...

 

Retirements this month

POMEROY–Bill Wood, of Farm and Home Supply, and Debbie Keatts, of Pomeroy Grain Growers, both say "goodbye" to long-time employers this December. Wood has worked at the Farm & Home Supply as an...

 

Columbia Pulp joins with Colorado company for new product launch

DAYTON– Columbia Pulp I, LLC and GMCO Corporation announced plans on December 9 to partner in the processing and sale of an innovative chloride-free soil stabilization and dust control product under GMCO’s IntegriBlend brand. The IntegriBlend-CF...

 

COMMENTARY

OLYMPIA–Gov. Jay Inslee has announced an agreement to delay implementation of the state's new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax that was set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking Republican on the House Health...

 

Quote of the Week

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” – Hal Borland... Full story

 

Quote of the Week

There are a number of unidentified portraits in the archives of the Garfield County Musuem...and their identities are unknown. If you know the names of the people in this photo, please contact the...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80% of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign cars, believe...

 

OPINION

A regressive payroll tax that was supposed to start being taken out of workers’ paychecks in January was delayed this morning. How? The same way Gov. Jay Inslee has been making rules and mandates without the Legislature since Feb. 29, 2020. In a...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Dec 22 Ski Bluewood–OPEN–9 a.m.–4 p.m. Garfield County Transportation Meeting–695 Main St–11 a.m. Senior Center Meals–Senior Center, 695 W. Main St.–11 a.m. BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:3...

 

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Wed, Dec 22: Teriyaki Bites, Rice, Peas-N-Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Fortune Cookie Fri, Dec 24: Christmas Mon, Dec 27: Beef Stew, Cheddar Biscuits, Relish Cup, Fruit Cocktail, Dessert Wed, Dec 29: Hashbrown Chicken Bake, Carrots, Pickled Beets,...

 

Aspiring artist's show seeks entries

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) will sponsor this winter's art show "Potpourri", an all artist showing of hodgepodge wares, beginning in January. The BMAG has opted to provide a venue and an opportunity for talented new, any age, one...

 

Drought SBA working capital loans deadline approaching

SACRAMENTO–Deadline for Washington for SBA working capital loans due to drought is approaching January 10, 2022. Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West wants to remind small...

 

OBITUARY

Kenneth W. Price September 27, 1928–December 10, 2021 Kenneth W. Price passed away on December 10, 2021, at Garfield County Hospital in Pomeroy of a stroke at age 93. Kenny was born to Harold W....

 

OBITUARY

Shirley Marie Brown August 16, 1938–December 13, 2021 Our mom, Marie Brown, 83 passed away peacefully on Monday, December 13, 2021. Born to English emigrants Stanley and Olive Gawne, mom was born...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 21, 2011 Garfield County Information and Assistance has changed its name to Aging and Disability Resource Center. The change was made at the request of the Aging and Long Term...

 

Merry Christmas - Letters to Santa

Mrs. Ledgerwood's Transitional Kindergarten Class "Would you rather be an elf or a reindeer and why?" Ellie I would rather be a reindeer because they fly. Roy I would rather be an elf because they wor...

 

Pirates win fast-paced battle with Yakama Nation

POMEROY––The outcome was never sure until the final buzzer, and when it finally blared, the Pomeroy Pirates had wrested a 59-56 non-league win away from Yakama Nation Tribal School here Saturday....

 

Lady Pirates "gut out" OT win over Yakama Nation Tribal

By Loyal Baker POMEROY–Lady Pirate Keely Maves nailed a shot at the buzzer to knot the score and send the game against Yakama Nation Tribal School's Lady Eagles into overtime, and the Lady Pirates r...

 

Pirate Wrestling hosts Christmas Tourney Dec. 30

POMEROY––Wrestling teams from Oregon, Idaho and Washington will converge on Our Fair City Thursday, December 30, for the Pirate Christmas Wrestling Tournament. Some 10 to 15 schools are expected...

 

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