A level-1 registered sex offender in Hoquiam was arrested last week after he repeatedly harassed his elderly neighbor. Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us neighbors in the 1100
RAYMOND, Wash. - St. Lawrence Catholic Church will celebrate its centennial year with a bilingual mass scheduled at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, September 29th. Immediately following the service, a catered luncheon will be served in the social hall of the church. The church is located at 1112 Blake Street in Raymond.
The Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, archbishop of Seattle, will be the principle celebrant. Current Pastor, Fr. P.A. Kaech, and former pastors will concelebrate at the centennial mass.
Sr. Virginia Miller, of the Sisters of Providence, who served as pastoral assistant (along with Sr. Elizabeth Joyce, Sp., since deceased) will be in attendance and will bring the gifts forward for the offertory procession.
Remember the old song line ‘You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’?
If you are one who looks for hidden messages in frustrating events, perhaps you hummed that little ditty as you tried to maintain your good manners and willingness to share your lane during the time that Hoquiams’ Simpson Avenue Bridge was closed for repairs! The happiness of having our beloved bridge back is in direct proportion to the five months of straining to think happy thoughts. We’re talking really, really happy here in Hoquiam!
It still feels a bit odd to make the old familiar loop over the Riverside and Simpson bridges. Instead of being in my usual fog of deep thought, I’ve quietly celebrated all week as I scoot over the bridge. Must be exactly what our grandparents experienced eighty seven years ago when the bridge was first built. I know that complacency will settle in all too soon, so I’m trying to savor this experience as long as possible. After all, life is full of highs and lows, which is exactly what makes the good times so sweet.
Bridge Closure? No Problem! We’re right on your way now, from either direction! If you need help finding alternate ways to get around town, just ask us. There is always a bonus side to a problem and ours is that our downtown area is now a quiet and peaceful place to have a leisurely stroll while shopping. The Riverside walkway is as scenic and lovely a walk as you could ever wish for.