Registered Sex Offender Working For Carnival at Pacific County Fair Arrested

South Bend, WA. – This morning a registered sex offender identified as Jason A. Miner, age 38, and of Yakima was arrested by Pacific County Sheriff deputies at the Pacific County Jail. Miner was reporting to the Sheriff’s Office to register within our county as required by state law. Miner was in Pacific County working for the company contracting carnival rides and activities at the Pacific County Fair.

Miner was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant out of Yakima County for failing to register as a sex offender. Miner was booked into Pacific County Jail for the warrant. Bail is set at 10,000.00.

2014 Brings Change to Pacific County Sheriff’s Office

South Bend, Washington – Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson announced changes to the Sheriff’s Office command staff including a retirement, promotion, and new appointment.  In November Chief Civil Deputy Debbie Allison, who has been employed by Pacific County in excess of 30 years, announced her intent to retire effective December 31, 2013.  Sheriff Johnson expressed his appreciation of Allison’s years of service and work ethic, stating that he values her attitude and principles, always treating issues as if they were her personal responsibility with the intent to work in the interest of the taxpayer and citizen safety.

 

With the retirement of Deputy Allison, Sheriff Johnson has appointed Denise Rowlett as Chief Deputy, with responsibility for civil, financial, and administration operations within the office.  Rowlett has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office for over 14 years serving as Deputy Director of Emergency Management since 2008.

 

Sheriff Johnson has appointed Scott McDougall to fill the position of Deputy Director of Emergency Management.  McDougall joins the office with previous experience in the fire service as well as Pacific County Fair Manager.

 

The Sheriff added that he wishes Allison the best in her retirement, and is looking forward to leading the command staff team with those in new roles as we approach 2014.

WSU Master Gardeners celebrate 40 as Pacific County Fair continues today and tomorrow in Menlo

WSU Master Gardeners ProgramMENLO, Wash. – The WSU Master Gardener Program is 40 Years Old, and they’re celebrating tomorrow at the Pacific County Fair in Menlo. They’re inviting you to bring your stories of being a Master Gardener, attending a Master Gardener presentation, or calling WSU Extension to get a solution to a gardening question.
WSU Master Gardener Program started in Pierce & King Counties and the first class was held in 1973. No one realized that the idea of training volunteers to provide other community members with research based solutions to gardening questions would spread to all 50 states & many other countries.
Be a part of the celebration. Tell your stories, connect with former Master Gardeners, wish WSU Master Gardeners another 40 years of service, bring your questions or stop by to say, ”Hi”. Make it part of your day at the Pacific County Fair.

WSU Master Gardener Program is 40 Years Old – CELEBRATE

Come to the Pacific County Fair on Saturday, August 24, to help us celebrate. Bring your stories of being a Master Gardener, attending a Master Gardener presentation, or calling WSU Extension to get a solution to a gardening question.

WSU Master Gardener Program started in Pierce & King Counties and the first class was held in 1973.  No one realized that the idea of training volunteers to provide other community members with research based solutions to gardening questions would spread to all 50 states & many other countries.

Be a part of the celebration.  Tell your stories, connect with former Master Gardeners, wish WSU Master Gardeners another 40 years of service, bring your questions or stop by to say, ”Hi”.   Make it part of your day at the Pacific County Fair.

Barbara Bennett Parsons With the Hoquiam Farmers Market News

Chanterelle Mushrooms are one of the treats that make our life here so fine.  I can think of many others; Razor Clams, Little Wild Blackberries, Blueback Salmon, Sturgeon- it’s a wonder that we can find the time to do anything other than harvest, cook and eat the goodies!  The small amount of rain that we had last week was just enough to bring the Chanterelles up from their hibernation under the forest floor.  I made our first of the season Chanterelle sandwich on Sunday.  I hate to brag, but it was fabulous!
 
So, having filled yourself with goodness from Deidra’s and topped it off with a sweet treat from Nancy, it’s time to make weekend plans, right?  Hoquiams On Track Art Festival needs to be at the top of your list.  Saturday and Sunday will see 8th Street and Levee Street teaming with paintings, photography, jewelry, woodworking and much more!  A lineup of musicians will share the stage thruout each day, and food vendors will be sending those yummy fair food aromas wafting into the air.  For the very first time, workshops will be offered by participating artists.  Sign up begins at noon on Saturday.  This is the chance you’ve waited for- that latent artist inside of you is begging to be released, and a little training is all that is needed.
 
In case you like to plan even further ahead, be sure to mark your calendar for Aug. 26-29, and go to the Pacific County Fair in Menlo.  I love this fair!  The Raymond Firefighters always serve up incredible fresh BBQ salmon (yeah, I know food always seems to come first with me), the exhibits are delightful, and if you haven’t ever been, now’s the time.  http://www.co.pacific.wa.us/pc%20fair/index.htm  
 
How’s your garden doing?  Are the beans and squash threatening to take over the entire neighborhood?  Have your friends and relatives gone into hiding when they see you approaching with yet another giant zucchini?
The Hoquiam Farmers Market has a solution to your too-much-of-a-good-thing problem; On Saturday, Aug. 29th the public is invited to bring their homegrown garden produce to The Market to sell! This is a free of charge chance for the gardeners to hook up with buyers!  Decide upon your prices and share your produce excess in an old-fashioned parking lot tailgate sale!  
If you have garden goodies (vegetables, fruit, or flowers) to sell, we want to help.  The Market is always looking for sources of fresh local food products, so if you have goodies available right now today, give us a call at 538-9747
 
Remember to slow down.  Life is intended to be savored. We’ll help out all we can.  If you’re too busy to stop and appreciate the beauty of a fresh green bean, perhaps those priorities need to be re-thought?
 
Barbara Bennett Parsons at The Hoquiam Farmers Market
located just before the bridge, on Riverside.  
Open Wed. & Thu. 9 until 5
          Fri & Sat. 9 until 6,   and Sunday from 10 until 4