“Dinner is served” after reopening of Aberdeen VFW Post #224

“Dinner is served,” says Aberdeen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #224 Commander Jim Daly.  “Or at least it will be served again beginning on July 10th.”

Beginning on Thursday, July 10th, the Aberdeen VFW kitchen will be back in operation serving dinners Thursday and Friday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:30pm.  And they will also be serving Breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am – 1:00pm will begin Saturday, July 12th.  Both Dinner and Breakfast are open to the public.

Commander Daly says:  “We never quit serving veterans, but we have not had a Post home for two full years.  Now everything is clean, painted, well lit, and bright.  It doesn’t look the same at all.  We have re-opened the kitchen, and have full menus for both Breakfast and Dinner.  We will also be renting our main hall with a capacity of 220, and are able to provide catered lunches or dinners for civic groups, businesses, and other groups that would like to meet in a large facility over food.  We have also moved Bingo back to our hall.”

Nell Todd, Auxiliary President, says:  “Bingo is now back in our hall on both Monday and Wednesday.  Doors open at 5:00pm and games beginning at 6:30pm.  Aberdeen VFW has invested a great deal of money in the repairs recently completed on the building and we are back in full swing.”

“Our lounge will be operational soon, as well” said Terry Holderman, Post Quartermaster.  “We are only waiting on a Temporary Pre-approval License from the Washington State Liquor Control Board.”

When the lounge reopens, all members of any Veteran’s organization (American Legion, Am Vets, 40 et 8, DAV, NCOA, etc.) and members of both Active Duty and Reserve military components will be welcome.

If you would like to support the Aberdeen VFW for their building repairs, donations may also be made to the special donation account at Anchor Bank or dropped off or mailed to VFW Post 224, 105 East Heron, Aberdeen, WA 98520.


Jim Daly


Aberdeen, Post # 224

Veterans of Foreign Wars

(360) 581-5153

Results of retail marijuana store license lottery announced

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today posted the results of marijuana retail store lotteries on the public records section of its website. Earlier this week applicants were notified of their standing on each ranked-ordered list produced by 75 lotteries. *
The independent, double-blind process took place April 21-25, 2014, and produced ordered lists of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. If an applicant is within the maximum allotted number of stores allotted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the WSCLB will withdraw the application and move to the next license application on the list.

Jurisdictions Requiring a Lottery
1,174 applicants were included in the lottery

o    75 jurisdictions required a lottery
o    47 jurisdictions did not require a lottery

The agency contracted with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center of Washington State University and the accounting firm for Washington’s Lottery, Kraght-Snell of Seattle, to independently produce rank-ordered lists of applicants in each jurisdiction where a lottery is necessary. Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.

Next Steps
The agency has begun processing the retail applications. Licensing staff will continue to process producer, processor and retailer simultaneously. As of April 30, the WSLCB has issued 25 producer and processor licenses. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July. 

* The lottery results for Longview were stayed by the Cowlitz County Superior Court pending a May 7, 2014 hearing.

Liquor Control Board Adopts Proposed Rules for I-502 Implementation


Later this month, to align with federal guidelines, agency staff will file emergency rulemaking to modify the way the 1,000 foot distance between marijuana locations and the listed exclusion zones is measured. The method of measuring will change from “most common path of travel” to “shortest straight line” from property line to property line. 


The agency will open a 30 day licensing window for all three license types (marijuana producer, processor and retailer) on November 18. The WSLCB’s Marijuana Licensing Unit is holding a series of seven educational seminars across the state to help potential applicants navigate the licensing process.  

For more information regarding the implementation of I-502 including summaries of the law and rules, answers to frequently asked questions, or to sign up for an educational seminar please visit the WSLCB website at www.liq.wa.gov

The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s mission is to promote public safety by consistent and fair administration of liquor and cannabis laws through education, voluntary compliance, responsible sales and preventing the misuse of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco.

Liquor Stores to Close Thanksgiving Day

OLYMPIA, Wash. – All state-run liquor stores will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, in observation of Thanksgiving. State liquor stores will be open their regular hours on Friday, Nov. 26.


Contract liquor stores may be open on Thanksgiving. Please contact contract stores directly for their holiday operating schedules.


Store schedules and phone numbers are available on the Washington State Liquor Control Board website at www.liq.wa.gov.


The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s mission is to contribute to the safety and financial stability of our communities by ensuring the responsible sale, and preventing the misuse of, alcohol and tobacco. The WSLCB returned $370.3 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to fund essential state and local services.

State liquor stores closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25; Most open on New Year’s Day

OLYMPIA – All state-run liquor stores will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25, in observation of Christmas. Most state stores will be open on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

For a list of state liquor stores open on New Year’s Day, click here.
Contract liquor stores may be open on both holidays. Please contact contract stores directly for their holiday operating schedules.
Christmas holiday hours at state stores
  • Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: State stores close at 6 p.m.
  • Christmas Day, Dec. 25: Closed
  • Saturday, Dec. 26: Open regular hours
New Year holiday hours at state stores
  • New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31: State stores close at 8 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day, Jan. 1: Most state stores open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Click here for the list of open state stores.
  • Saturday, Jan. 2: Open regular hours
Store schedules and phone numbers are available on the Washington State Liquor Control Board Web site at www.liq.wa.gov.