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November 26, 2014  RSS feed
Hospital Levy Count Clears 60%

DAYTON – Columbia and Walla Walla Counties counted their remaining general election ballots Monday, and those results appeared to push the hospital levy measure vote over the needed 60% approval threshold to pass. With all of the votes counted in both counties, 60.08% of the total votes were in favor. If the final count holds, the levy will pass by two votes. More...

Waitsburg Council Asks Pot Questions
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD Q&A PUTS POT PACKAGING UNDER SCRUTINY

WAITSBURG – There were lots of questions for Washington State Liquor Control Board Contact Rules Coordinator Karen McCall when she attended Waitsburg’s Nov. 19 City Council meeting to answer questions about the implementation of I-502. So many, in fact, that mayor Walt Gobel had to cut short the Q&A session in order to accommodate the rest of the meeting’s agenda. More...

THREE LONGTIME ELK DRUG EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE RETIREMENT
An informal party was held honoring Paul Hendrickson, Sherry Groom and Kathy Berg

DAYTON – Paul Hendrickson began working at Elk Drug, in downtown Dayton, in 1968. He and his wife, Marcene, purchased the business in 1979 when the pharmacy was 90 years old. Now, nearly 47 years later, Hendrickson has concluded his career as a pharmacist and has retired – for the second time. He is followed by longtime employees Sherry Groom and Kathy Berg. More...

Touchet Valley News

WEEKLY CALENDAR
     28-29 Dayton Christmas Kickoff See full schedule in MONTHLY insert. 28 Cookies on Parade Dayton Memorial Library, Delaney Room 1-4 p.m. Homemade Christmas cookies and candy for sale.
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KIDS’ BIG GIVE
      Dozens of parents and children showed up to fill Thanksgiving dinner boxes for 28 families (120 people) on Saturday afternoon.
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Opinion


KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER
Proclamation of Thanksgiving
     On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation establishing the last Thursday of November that year as a national day of Thanksgiving and Praise. Prior to that time, many American states celebrated Thanksgiving at different times of the year, though usually in autumn, after harvest.
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EMMA PHILBROOK: STUDENT LIFE
Christmas Shopping Tips – Version 3
     I t’s been two years since I started writing this column. In a way it feels a good deal longer, but sometimes it still seems like I just started yesterday.
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Sports

L-R-S Knocks Cardinals Out of Playoffs
WP’S STRONG DEFENSE ISN’T ENOUGH TO STOP TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPION BRONCOS
     PASCO – The WP Cardinals football team was up against a team with a 37-game winning streak, and came up just short Friday night, losing 17-14. The two-time defending state champion Lind-Ritzville- Sprague Broncos took advantage of a safety and a questionable call on a field goal to move on in the playoffs.
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Tigers Fall Short in State Title Game
WP LOSES TO MT. VERNON CHRISTIAN, 2-1, AFTER BEATING FRIDAY HARBOR 1-0
     SUMNER – The WP soccer team ended their season with a trip to the Division 2B state championship game here on Saturday. The Tigers fell, 1-0, to Mount Vernon Christian. On Friday, the Tigers beat Friday Harbor, 1-0, in the semifinal game. Ivan Figueroa scored in the 63rd minute for the only goal of the game. The win moved WP into Saturday’s championship game.
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Touchet Valley Life

Help Families in Need with Gifts
     DAYTON – Each holiday season the residents and business owners of Dayton provide local families in need with gifts for Christmas. The Wishing Tree, set up right around Thanksgiving time, is decorated with ornaments indicating the age, gender, and any particular needs or wishes of local children. This year’s Wishing Tree will be located at Dingle’s of Dayton on Main Street.
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Christian Women’s Connection
     DAYTON – The next Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will take place December 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Seneca Activity Center (104 Green Giant Camp Road) in Dayton. The cost is $10 and reservations should be placed by Dec. 5 by calling Judy Jackson at (509) 399-2005.
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Local Vintage Quilts Wanted for Depot Display
     DAYTON – The Dayton Depot is looking for quilts to exhibit beginning in January as part two of “Our Old Quilts.” Part one, which displayed vintage quilts from the Depot and the Boldman House collections, took place from January to September.
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