Elma, Washington – Local boy scout troops and students from Elma High School’s FFA Club are working with Summit Pacific Medical Center project leaders and Mark Reed Health Care District staff to coordinate a large community wide volunteer effort to help plant over 3,000 tree seedlings at the site of the new hospital. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to plant trees is invited to attend Saturday, October 13th starting at 9am. All those who plan to volunteer need to bring their own work gloves and shovels. People with questions can call Lauren Day, Community Relations, at 360-495-3244. Weyerhaeuser donated 3,000 of the tree seedlings.
“This is a great opportunity for community members, staff, and patients to show their support for both the hospital and the community,” shared Renee Jensen, CEO, “by volunteering to come out and plant a tree, members of the community are leaving their permanent mark on the hospital site for current and future generations to enjoy.”
Summit Pacific Medical Center is slated to open February 2013. The new medical center will replace Mark Reed Hospital, and add a third healthcare clinic to the District’s service line. Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District #1, dba Mark Reed Health Care District, currently owns and operates Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic and Elma Family Medicine. When the hospital moves from McCleary to Elma, Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic will remain open and operating out of its current offices in McCleary.
Homemade Holiday Dinner & Bake Sale 4pm to 7pm
at the Ladies Aid Hall, 2nd & Central
Baked Goods, Decorative Items, Stocking Stuffers
Hand Embroidered Items & Crafts
Adults 18yrs & older $10 Kids over 3yrs $5
Turkey, Ham, Potatoes, Veggies,
Rolls, Desserts, Tea & Coffee
Quilt Raffle & Door Prizes Included!
(Raffles benefit the Pacific Beach Ladies Aid Hall Renovation Fund)
Grays Harbor College will host its second annual Career Fair on Tuesday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HUB on the main campus in Aberdeen. It will provide students and the public the chance to network with professionals in their career field, gather information about career requirements and expectations and explore career opportunities in Grays Harbor. Bonell Photography will be offering free head-shot photographs. This is an informational event, not a hiring event. Admission is free and parking is available. For more information, call 360-538-4165.
OLYMPIA - The last day drivers can legally use studded tires this season in Washington is Tuesday, March 31.
"We looked at the weather forecasts for the first two weeks of April. Based on what we're seeing, the likelihood of significant ice concerns on a majority of Washington state routes is minimal," said Chris Christopher, WSDOT Director of Maintenance Operations. "We also consulted with our colleagues in Oregon and they are keeping the April 1 deadline as well."
Christopher said the weather forecasts do call for possible snow in the mountains and drivers should be prepared for possible roadway snow and ice if they travel into the higher elevations.
"The mountains will likely get snow. However, we anticipate the snowy conditions will be confined to relatively small segments of the highways in the mountain pass areas. Our crews will be ready to respond."
The Aberdeen Fire Department wishes everyone to “Celebrate Safely.”
With July 4th celebrations near, the Aberdeen Fire Department would like to remind the public about fireworks and safety. Fireworks can be discharged in the City of Aberdeen between the hours of 9 AM and 12 Midnight on July 4th.
On June 28th the sale of legal fireworks has begun in many areas. In the City of Aberdeen, fireworks regulations are more restrictive than the state regulations.
Fire Departments and Hospitals in Grays Harbor County reported a total of 7 Fireworks related injuries in 2011. Fireworks-related incidents most often occur on July 4. This has remained constant over the past years. Bottle Rockets, Firecrackers and homemade Explosive Devices lead the list of illegal devices causing injuries.