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Teen Advocacy Coalition gains new coordinator
TAC Coordinator Paul Karnatz
Teen Advocacy Coalition gains new coordinator

The Teen Advocacy Coalition, which offers help to the local teens, has a new coordinator, Paul Karnatz.

Karnatz has a decade of experience as an educator and is familiar to many as the founder of the Willapa Valley Lavender Farm. All of his life's experience has geared him up to succeed at this new position helping the area's youth.

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PAC The House Homeschool Resource Center awarded $100k in donations
PAC recieving a donation from Willapa Harbor H.O.M.E.
PAC The House Homeschool Resource Center awarded $100k in donations

The local successor of Habitat for Humanity, Willapa Harbor H.O.M.E donated $100,000 to PAC The House Homeschool Resource Center. These funds go directly to acquiring a permanent location in the Raymond - South Bend area. They are seeking a large building with room to grow and so far no such location has been acquired.

H.O.M.E. is dissolving as an organization, whose purpose was to build affordable homes, expand, and perform repairs for families in need which make it possible for people to remain in their homes. Unfortunately, only a couple of projects were possible before the pandemic when the organization went inactive. The H.O.M.E. board has found it in their best interest and that of the community to place the funds in various 501c3 organizations that share their passion for the community.

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Young Ravens continue to improve
Photo Courtesy Larry Bale - Raymond-South Bend Raven Edgar Ramirez (10) dribbles downfield against Elma last Wednesday at Millam Field. Raven Juan Orozco offers support.
Young Ravens continue to improve

SOUTH BEND - The Raymond-South Bend boys soccer team was defeated by Elma and Tenino, and the Ravens played to a tie versus Winlock last week. Though winless on the young season, the Ravens have shown a lot of improvement over a season ago.

"We have a squad of 23, made up of eighth graders, ninth, 10th and 11th graders," Ravens head coach Joseph Keegan told the Herald.
Last Friday, the Ravens played at Tenino and were defeated 3-1.

"In the first half we gave away three soft goals," Keegan said. "At halftime, we got the boys to be more physical in defending." As a result, Tenino (4-1) was held scoreless the rest of the match.

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Cheney Park bathroom vandalized
Photo Courtesy South Bend Police Chief Lucas Stigall - Along with vandalizing the Cheney Park bathroom, a trailer was rolled into a ditch near the ballfield.
Cheney Park bathroom vandalized

Vandalism took place at the Cheney Park bathroom sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning. A trailer that carries a portable pitcher's mound was found in a ditch nearby.

"The bathrooms were vandalized, and this is not the first time this has happened," South Bend Police Chief Lucas Stigall told the Herald Monday morning. "It has happened three or four time in the last six or seven months. We've had it happen with all of our bathrooms, usually when they are not locked."

South Bend Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jon Tienhaara talked with the Herald about the senseless incident.

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Debra Wilson retiring from Farmers
Photo Courtesy Debra Wilson - From left are Farmers Insurance employees Jennifer Mullen, Debra Wilson, Julie Graves and Allison McVey. Wilson, the agency owner, announced her retirement effective Thursday, March 31.
Debra Wilson retiring from Farmers

Farmers Insurance current agency owner Debra Wilson is retiring from the business effective Thursday, March 31.

"Farmers has been a storefront in Raymond since 1945, and happily that will continue," Wilson told the Herald.

Wilson has represented Farmers Insurance since 1990. She became the agency owner at the end of 2013. Wilson said she "has enjoyed working with her loyal customers for many years, and will miss them dearly.

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Movement to stop the Naselle Youth Camp closure
Photo by Jewel Hardy - Local people along with Rep. Jim Walsh took part in a rally on Friday, March 11 to raise awareness that the Naselle Youth Camp should stay open. This group wants the state to continue to fund the camp.
Movement to stop the Naselle Youth Camp closure

On Friday, March 11 several people held a rally at the entrance to the Naselle Youth Camp. This camp relies on state funding to stay open, but the funding was written out of the budget by a small budget subcommittee. Both the House and Senate voted in favor of Representative Walsh's amendment which was put forth a few days before the subcommittee meeting. Governor Inslee is scheduled to make a decision by April 2 on the supplemental budget.

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Movement to stop the Naselle Youth Camp closure
Photo by Jewel Hardy - Local people along with Rep. Jim Walsh took part in a rally on Friday, March 11 to raise awareness that the Naselle Youth Camp should stay open. This group wants the state to continue to fund the camp.
Movement to stop the Naselle Youth Camp closure

On Friday, March 11 several people held a rally at the entrance to the Naselle Youth Camp. This camp relies on state funding to stay open, but the funding was written out of the budget by a small budget subcommittee. Both the House and Senate voted in favor of Representative Walsh's amendment which was put forth a few days before the subcommittee meeting. Governor Inslee is scheduled to make a decision by April 2 on the supplemental budget.

"The budget committee did not consider the economic damage they were doing to the Naselle area and school district," stated in a notice put out by the Naselle-Grays River Valley Education Association.

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Titans geared to take on all challengers
Photo Courtesy Larry Bale - Olivia Matlock of the Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans, returns as one of the top hitters and pitchers in the Class 2B ranks. Matlock was the MVP of the Pacific 2B League last season. She is a senior at WVHS.
Titans geared to take on all challengers

MENLO - Perennial fastpitch power Pe Ell-Willapa Valley travels to Chief Leschi Tuesday for a Pacific League double header. The Titans opened the season at home in Pe Ell against Forks in a twinbill yesterday. The Titan junior varsity hosts Onalaska for two games Saturday starting at noon. The Pe Ell-Willapa Valley combine team competed at the Montesano Jamboree, an exhibition, last Friday.

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Big Nick's Pizza still temporarily closed
Roof damage over Big Nick's Pizza required the removal of the drop ceiling.
Big Nick's Pizza still temporarily closed

At the beginning of the year Big Nick's Pizza closed for repairs and remodeling. The expected closure was supposed to last a couple of months, but the repairs had uncovered more issues that need to be addressed before Big Nick's can be reopened.

"We are still closed down due to the construction, they are going to remove the roof from the Mexican restaurant all the way to Thriftway's main entrance," said Big Nick's Pizza Owner Nick Delin.

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Lady Seagulls finish sixth at 2B State; Gardner sets RHS all-time scoring record
Photo by Eric Trent/The Chronicle - Raymond HS senior Kyra Gardner soars for a breakaway layup in a win over Mabton in the 2B state tournament last Wednesday in Spokane. The following day Gardner became Raymond's all-time scoring leader.
Lady Seagulls finish sixth at 2B State; Gardner sets RHS all-time scoring record

The Raymond Lady Seagulls brought home hardware for their trophy case by finishing sixth at the Class 2B Girls State Basketball Tournament early Saturday morning. Raymond was defeated by La Conner 67-52 in the fourth/sixth place game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

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