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Articles from the March 19, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    March 19, 2020

Local restaurants open for business

Local restaurants are rolling with the punches this week as they adjust their schedules to comply with Governor Inslee's temporary closures. The closures are part of the effort to slow the spread of...

 

Inslee announces statewide social gathering limits

Earlier announcement calls for Statewide school closures SEATTLE-Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Monday, March 16, an emergency proclamation that mandates the immediate two-week closure of all...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 19, 2020

Columbia County school closures, coronavirus concerns

DAYTON—On Monday, March 16, Dayton Schools Superintendent Doug Johnson announced Dayton schools, athletics, activities, and clubs are closed to student participation beginning on Tuesday, Mar. 17...

 

Leave some for your neighbors: Don't buy more than you need

OLYMPIA—The COVID-19 pandemic may have you rushing to the store to stock up on hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and other supplies. But before you sweep the store aisles clean of these items, you might want to remind yourself of the harm...

 

New Booker Rest Home guidelines

DAYTON—On March 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced critical new measures designed to keep America’s nursing home residents safe from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The new measures CMS announced, which...

 

Waitsburg announces Kindergarten and Preschool registration dates

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary will hold Kindergarten and Preschool registration for the Fall of 2020 on Monday, May 18th through Friday, May 22nd. Registration will be in the Elementary School office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All children who turn 5,...

 

Times Travelers: Jim Johnson in Seattle

Walla Walla County Commissioner, Jim Johnson, kept up with the Times while in Seattle dealing with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Happily, he is in remission!...

 

Get involved! Become a Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District board member

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District is looking to add a new member to its board. This is a great opportunity for an interested person in our community to help direct the various fun activities that support our town. They meet on the...

 

Walla Walla Country Sheriff's Office

March 8 A man robbed his mother of her cell phone as she tried calling 911 at an address on Main Street. He then stole her vehicle. Waitsburg, WA. March 9 Officers responded to an assault at the Jail. Walla Walla, WA. Reporting party who lives in...

 

Waitsburg Superintendent Mark Pickel shares school closure information

WAITSBURG—Beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 24, Waitsburg School District will be closed as by executive order by Governor Inslee in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure will include athletics, activities and clubs. We...

 

Area school districts offer breakfast and lunch services during school closure

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg School District is making sure that no child goes hungry during the statewide school closure. Director of Nutritional Services, Susan Wildey, announced that starting Tuesday March...

 

Dayton Senior Center has meals to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays

DAYTON—The Dayton General Hospital Dietary staff will make sure seniors don’t go hungry while the Dayton Senior Center is closed for the next six weeks, due to coronavirus concerns. Aging and Long-Term Care Advisor Barbara Gibson said seniors...

 

Be safe on County roads, spring weather and farming add hazards

To the Editor: In this so far surprisingly post-flooded early spring weather many of us are restless to head up into the hills to look at the views, take photographs of our beautiful landscapes and where possible without trespassing hike around....

 

Dayton residents Michael Haight and Cathy Lee-Haight give to The Club

DAYTON—For the third year in a row Michael and Cathy Lee-Haight presented the Club's Executive Director, Jim Pearson, with a check for $10,000. This Dayton couple have consistently supported the efforts to provide after school care for Columbia...

 

Graphical representation of COVID-19

A website with analysis prepared and copyrighted by Johns Hopkins University includes information about confirmed cases worldwide, total deaths, total recovered, with an interactive map. Its contents, including all data, and mapping, is provided to...

 

Rib feed canceled

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Lions Club has canceled their annual rib feed for this year per J. E. McCaw. Presently, no future rib feed event is planned for 2020. Last year's feed sold nearly 800 tickets. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting...

 

Online AA meetings

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg AA in-person meetings on Mondays and Saturdays have been discontinued. For online meeting information visit www.waitsburgaa.com. The Friday group plans to continue meeting in the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church at 8...

 

Happy Birthdays!

March 19: Verna Allen, Elaine Reese, Norma Johnson, Terry Jacoy, Josh Mayberry and E. Neil Stephens, Beka Compton March 20: Arlene Winnett, Andrew Wright, Kristopher Patton, Stacey Grende, Sophie Henry and Paul John. March 21: Brad Huffman,  Doris...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 19, 2020

Dayton City Council report for March

DAYTON—Special Guest Juan Sanchez, Columbia County Census Coordinator, discussed Census 2020 at the Dayton City Council meeting on March 11. Sanchez said census letters will be mailed out in...

 

Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA...

 

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 20-4-00043-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: ROBERT E. STROZINSKY, JR., Deceased. The personal representative named below has be... Full story

 

Shakespeare & shamrocks

If it was karma, please accept my apology. I know I said, "phooey!" defied Shakespeare, and didn't heed his warning to "beware the Ides of March," so, if that's why we're now watching spring change...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    March 19, 2020

Waitsburg law student's account of school's sudden closure

It didn't take me very long to pack. I hadn't brought that many clothes – a few tops, four pairs of pants, and my prized slate-gray skirtsuit – and I'd more or less been living out of my suitcase...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 19, 2020

Gardener's Grove: Compost

EARTH-The seeds are practically burning holes in their packets. They're all sorted and ready to be put to work. All the signs of spring popping up are exciting. The first flowers to bloom in my...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 19, 2020

Washington Little Guys Wrestling cancels remainder of season

WAITSBURG—The Washington Little Guy Wrestling League announced Friday, March 13, that they will be cancelling the remainder of the season in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel...

 

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