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Articles from the December 7, 2011 edition

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Rakow gets birthday surprise

To his surprise, Ross Rakow celebrated his 80th birthday at the Grange Hall with numerous family and friends last Friday afternoon. Rakow had no idea...

 

Paco

This is Paco, he’s three years old. He loves going on walks and sleeping with his owner. He needs a fenced yard and he is housebroken. Paco just...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 7, 2011

Hollywood comes shopping in Goldendale

Pioneer Rock and Monument has gone into Private Practice. The popular ABC TV series, a medical drama spin-off from Grey’s Anatomy, is now in its...

 

Tidings of comfort and joy

The Goldendale Community Christmas Concert performed to a large and appreciative audience Monday night at the high school. Here Barb Stout conducts...

 

Post office says mail on time

The Goldendale post office says with the holidays here, it’s helpful to remember the best times to send mail this month. The post office...

 

Bad start to the day

A 28-year-old Goldendale woman escaped injury when her 1978 Datsun rolled over on Simcoe Drive last week. According to police, the woman was...

 

City considers 2012 budget, approves road improvement projects

Everyone is talking about budgets, on the national, state, and local levels of government. Goldendale is slightly different in that nobody chose to...

 

State representatives to hold new telephone town hall meeting

Reps. Bruce Chandler and David Taylor are inviting local residents of the 15th District to participate in their telephone town hall meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8. The hour-long event, which is like a...

 

Medicare open enrollment ends today at midnight

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that as of the end of October, more seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have seen significantly lower costs for...

 

This week's most wanted

The Goldendale Police are looking for Stephen Powers. Powers, 67, is wanted for failure to appear on a DUI charge. Powers is 5-10 with blue eyes and...

 

Daniel Lee Jordan

Daniel Lee Jordan, “Old West Artist,” passed away in Goldendale, on Nov. 30, 2011, at the age of 64. He was born to William and Rosemary (Moews)... Full story

 

Alyce Mae Woodruff

Alyce Mae (Browning) Woodruff, 78, of Wahkiacus, passed away on November 26, 2011 in Goldendale. She was born May 28, 1933, in Battleground, to Fred and Charlotte Browning. She was the fifth of nine... Full story

 

Joanne Younger

Joanne Louise Younger, 50, of Yakima passed away Nov. 22, 2011 at home. Joanne was born in California and moved to the Yakima area as a teenager. She lived mostly in Goldendale. Survivors include her... Full story

 

Looking Back

20 Years Ago- Dec. 12, 1991 • Former Goldendale all-star basketball player Karla Hawes returns for her sophomore season for the Central Washington University women’s basketball team in...

 
 By John White    Opinion    December 7, 2011

Don’t let the state ruin Critical Access Hospitals

Traveling through rural Washington this holiday season? You may have noticed, as you slowed to pass through the small towns, a familiar “Blue H” that gives you the security of knowing there is a...

 

Why spend the money?

To the Editor: Does it really make sense to spend $1.2 million dollars to pave a road so that on a busy day in July, 30 cars can travel on pavement instead of gravel? Do two single-car accidents...

 

Road arguments don’t add up

To the Editor: Struck’s rebuttal to “Road project point of contention,” Goldendale Sentinel issue of Nov. 11, appears to adhere to the old adage: If you say something often enough, it becomes...

 

Biblical references weren’t meant to advocate

To the editor: I’d like to respond to pastor Alex Gorrod who was concerned enough to write about the medical marijuana issue. First of all, I never advocated for the legalization or smoking of...

 

Learn from the ‘greatest generation’

We watch a lot of old movies in our house. It is more common to see something black and white on the television at times then something in color. I honestly believe that I’ve seen more movies from t...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor, John Lennon killed, Grand Ole Opry starts

Dec. 7: 1926—The gas refrigerator gets patent but jokes about visits from the iceman continue. 1934—The jet stream is discovered by aviator Wiley Post. It was on his dresser next to his wallet....

 

Pioneer Memorial Church offers parents a day out

The holidays are a good time for us to be thankful for what we have; and to remember those who need a hand. The Glenwood community is generously supporting the annual canned-food drive at the school...

 

KCSO to deliver Santa to Lyle Activity Center

Lyle was saddened by the passing of one of its long time residents, June Butler. She passed away Nov. 21, in Husum. The Butler family settled here in the mid 1950’s and farmed the land by...

 

TL school presents holiday program;

Just beautiful weather here recently, sunny, cold but sunny,  and no snow!  It is so nice to be able to take walks without worrying about slipping or having to labor through the snow.  Though, I...

 

Candy Cane Lane parade this Saturday

The Christmas Bazaar went well with the venders, especially on Saturday, despite so many other events going on over the weekend, but Sunday was slow. We went on Sunday and there was a variety of...

 

Bentley, Burright announce engagement

Tyler Collins was home from Florida in November. He is serving in St. Petersburg, Florida and has just re-enlisted with the Coast Guard. He spent time visiting Frank and Margaret Collins, his sister...

 

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