Lewis County News July 27, 2022

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Politics and Peace in the Park this Friday By Lynnette Hoffman On Friday, July 29, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., Heidi St. John, 3rd Congressional District Republican Candidate will be at the Kemp Olsen Park in Toledo for Politics in the Park. St. John is holding the first candidate in the park in South Lewis County, no other candidates have arranged for Lewis County candidates to be heard in our area. This event is about getting to hear the candidates who will be representing you, the people of South Lewis County. Heidi St. John has in-

vited local candidates to be heard at her event. Those in attendance will be Sheriff Candidate Tracy Murphy, Commissioner Candidate Pat Saldana, Commissioner Candidate Harry Bhagwandin, County Assessor Candidate Ross Nielsen, and PUD Commissioner Candidate Mike Hadaller. Heidi St. John stated, “I hope that the citizens of Lewis County who are tired of the overreach of the federal government and longing for a true conservative voice for freedom will turn out to hear me and several other people who are running to change the way Washington state is

governed. It’s going to be a great night for freedom!” Candidate for Sheriff Tracy Murphy said, “This is a great opportunity to come out and meet the candidates, to ask direct questions. I am looking forward to meeting you all and sharing why I am the best candidate for sheriff.” Candidate for County Commissioner Harry Bhagwandin said, “Please join us on Friday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. in Toledo for an opportunity to meet directly with some of your favorite candidates and talk about the issues that are most important to you See Politics Page 6

By Lynnette Hoffman Randy Pennington has been a staple in Toledo as a Toledo Police Department Reserve Officer. Randy is not a normal officer, he is truly one of a kind. A man who has helped more people in the community than anyone we know. Randy retired a few weeks ago and the community will never be the same without him. Randy is truly that very rare gem. Randy has been in the paper many times, talking about his days in Vietnam, his many different roles throughout the community such as Fire Commissioner for Lewis County Fire District 15 (Winlock). He was with the volunteer fire department ambulance crew, where he met his wife Carrie. Randy has been involved in so many different organizations, he’s everywhere. He is what we call a true civil servant. Toledo’s Mayor Steve Dobosh said it best, “The bank robbery we had in Toledo was solved thanks to Randy. Randy was the first in and the last out. He searched for evidence before and after the K-9 officer arrived and left. Randy was tracking the same location as the K-9 officer, Randy searched and searched, eventually finding the jacket that the K-9 officer missed. The jacket that the robber was wearing was the evidence that convicted him of the bank robbery. He was first in and last out, that's just how he rolled. Randy will be missed by everyone, especially the community.” Randy was last out at the Toledo Police Department but we know he will always be first in! John Brockmueller, former Toledo Chief of Police and currently Napavine Chief of Police stated, “After over 3 decades of service to the community of Toledo Sgt Randy Pennington has retired from the Toledo Police Department. Randy has been a Reserve Officer since 1986. As a Reserve Officer he works

Randy Pennington as a Grand Marshall during the 2019 Egg Day Parade.

shifts for NO PAY. It is a volunteer position, and he has donated his time to the citizens of Toledo for over 30 years. He has done this with a smile on his face and eager to help anyone he can as everyone who has ever dealt with him already knows. I have known many reserves in my career, but none have ever held this kind of dedication or devotion to a city/department. If anyone ever has earned the privilege of retirement it would be Randy. Many other officers and I will miss his ability to gain information on any case he was asked to assist with. His ability to talk to people and help them even when he was arresting them is amazing. To simply say he will be missed just isn't enough to say. I and others are however very happy for him and his wife Carrie whom I know will See Randy Page 3

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We are in for a warm week, when the temperatures hit the 90s, we usually start to melt around here. It’s summertime and the heat has finally arrived. Whether you are outside or just hanging around, this will be a good week to be enjoying the outdoors. Well, it finally happened! Someone decided to push the sheriff's office to see if the Olequa Creek is public or private, it is private and the person was trespassed. I received a message from a nearby neighbor who stated they had to call the sheriff because someone would not leave their creek property. Once the Deputy Sheriff arrived, the person was trespassed off the property. Please folks, do not argue with landowners. They know their rights and they would appreciate respecting their property. There are public areas of the Olequa in the public parks, please use those areas. Kathy Chastain has no annexation signs left, if interested, you can reach out to her on Facebook messenger. Winlock School District Superintendent Garry Cameron will be featured next week to discuss the new school schedule. It is currently an article that is being worked on. How many times do you visit local businesses in Winlock. As Winlock grows, our local Mom and Dad businesses need your support. Small towns exist because they have services available for their residents. As we grow, developers will come in and they are not local people. Don’t forget to shop with the local owners, they support our community. Cedar Village Deli needs your help, they are looking for new employees. Go in and talk to Amanda, she is the manager and she will get you rolling in the application process. Stay local and save on gas!

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This is going to be a great week to grab your float and head on down to the Lewis County Park in Toledo, also known as Wallace Duck Pond (just had to throw the ducks in there). It’s a great way to soak up the sun, meet people, and just hang out. It was great to meet John and Penny this weekend in Toledo. They are in the process of bringing a coffee shop to Toledo with a drive in Espresso. As each of the communities grow in south Lewis County, more business opportunities will pop up. There’s just something special about Toledo. You can walk downtown, stop and chat with the businesses and everyone is very friendly. They come together to help their community. Toledo has the best community minded folks in our area and their community is richer because of it. Toledo Pop Up Library is the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. They are open from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and you can sign up for a free library card. Had the opportunity to visit at the Toledo Farmers Market on Thursday, besides the usual lemon bars there were berries, mushrooms, produce; you name it. This is a market that if you have not attended, you are missing out. They are just very warm lovely vendors at the market. Shop locally, it helps keep your local niche farmers in business. Toledo Planning has an opening. If you are interested, please contact city hall. A member of planning is responsible for working with the city and planning commission to complete and update comprehensive plans along with looking at developments and housing in the area. That is a cougar sighting on Schoolhouse Rd. just after Howe Rd. For those of you who live out there, you know to be careful. It’s that time of year where cougars and coyotes come closer to where we live.

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Public Notice • Public Notice Legal Public Notice CITY OF VADER PUBLIC HEARING The Vader Planning Committee will be hosting a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. regarding the City’s Proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation. All interested citizens are invited to attend. For details on how to participate please visit the City’s website at www.vaderwa.org. For additional information, please contact City Clerk Dianne Floyd, at (360) 295-3222, or vadercity@centurylink.net. Publish: July 27, 2022

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enjoy having Randy home for all the hunny dues and kidnapping trips that they can share from now on. Randy will forever be m y p a r t n e r a n d friend. I absolutely love the man!” Michelle Whitten who worked with Randy as Toledo City Clerk stated, “Randy has been one of the most interesting people I have ever met. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge and can tell a story like no other. His many, many life experiences can keep your interest as he talks of all the different situations he has been in. But most importantly Randy has one of the biggest hearts and kindest souls you will ever meet. He has been a dedicated volunteer for so many years and just wanted to help make the world a better place. Even though Randy is retiring as a police officer I am sure he will not stop volunteering. I am truly blessed that I was able to cross paths with such a kind human being known as Randy Pennington.” Toledo City Treasurer Jill David stated, “The City of Toledo has been very fortunate to have Randy for 36 years. Giving to our community was his passion and there are not enough words that can be said about him or enough ways to thank him for all that he has done. Randy is one of a kind that will be greatly missed by our community.” Deavon Jacobson, Toledo City Clerk included, “It has been a privilege to work with Randy the last 15 years as his Police Department Clerk. I will miss reading his detailed 10-page reports, re-organizing his case files with numerous copies that are not needed and having him tell me he’s heading home at least 3 times before he actually leaves then 10 minutes later, I hear him on the radio responding to a call. I will keep the candy jar full for you always!"

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Newer city employee Shelly Allen stated, “Randy is the most amazing kindhearted man you will ever meet. He was very passionate about his job and taking care of all citizens that he worked for. He always puts in over 100% everyday. I am proud to be able to call him a co-worker, but most of all my uncle Randy,” Donna Wallace, from Donna’s Place stated, “Congratulations on your retirement Randy. Thank you for the loyal and dedicated service you have always provided to our community. Your milkshake will be ready and waiting for you. You will be missed!” “Thank you and your family for the many years of service you have given to keeping our community and families safe,” said Sharon Petersen at Toledo Hair Studio. John Novak, Tammy Stevenson and Brad Dykstra of Southwest Washington Realty in Toledo would like to take this opportunity to thank Officer Pennington for his years of service that kept our community safe. Our first responders deserve our thanks every day! Randy is a gem in the community, he stated, “I am just retired, not gone. A chapter simply closes, other chapters will open.The good Lord has always been there watching over me, I anxiously wait to see what new doors will open as The Lord escorts me through the door for the next chapter.” If the next chapter is what the Lewis County News has heard, then you will see Randy here again in your local paper and in the lives of many who need his positive influence. The City of Toledo will be having a retirement party for Randy on August 11 starting at 4:00 p.m. Randy has been an inspiration to many and we know he will continue to inspire many!

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Consequences for Suppressing Law “Let as many servants as are under the yoke (of slavery) count (or consider) their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort” (1 Timothy 6:1,2). These words are the recorded teachings of Paul as he went about telling others of the events that had taken place outside Jerusalem that did “benefit” all humanity. In his ministry Paul was reaching out to all segments of society, this meant that slave and master would hear the good news of salvation along with that glorious kingdom, an atmosphere offered for all humanity as lived out in the sinless life death and resurrection of God’s only Son which is equal in every way to the Father. When man, created in the likeness of God heard these truths, a door was opened to learn all that could be known of this Gift that imparts inspired graces to a receptive heart, that by the beauty of righteousness, Jesus as promised would be that perfect example for all mankind. In every respect Jesus humbled Himself, offering a perfect pattern for which humanity by grace may safely follow, even a slave, and a master of them. To many that were caught up in this arrangement, this was a striking concept, for humanity comes into this world displaying a variety of temperaments, as slave and master submit to being “partakers of the benefit” in this life and the life to come. Man being in full control of another makes him responsible for the ones lorded over, this will be brought into judgment whether it be good or evil as man will be held accountable. One can see how this teaching can have a subduing affect, as the words of righteousness are considered and mindfully entertained. This is the beauty of what the Bible has for all that are so inspired. Today there are teachings that divide us as equal brothers that has plagued the church for so many years. This is the Bible in its simplest form, it’s not complicated to see, the ministry strives for the mastery which affects the church in an adverse way, creating an inferior class in the minds of the hierarchy. The status given to the clergy elevates the few while suppressing the many. If God’s Son had come to this world to suffer and

die and was not in any way equal to His Father, then the teachings of God’s love would have no merit, the Bible would be meaningless doctrine. Sound doctrine is to draw a person to Christ, but it can never produce the fruits of righteousness reflecting the love that is so important when so many church doctrines have nothing to do with Bible truth. The Bible speaks of this in the example of the Jews, which relied heavily on false doctrine, producing a lack of sympathy that is to characterize God’s people. It’s easy for doctrine to be nothing more than lying words. “Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these” (Jeremiah 7:4). “These” are tenets, a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy. These are doctrine, dogma, creed, canon, articles of a faith that presents an ideology. All these theses can be attached to the reader board outside the church, but none are as important as to the One that is to dwell in the heart of all that profess sound doctrine. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you” (1 Corinthians 4:16)? This faith is for all practitioners, reflecting infinite love that is of the character of Jesus and our brother to all humanity. No elevated status makes the story of redemption intimately personal as the touch of faith speaks to the heart with genuine love. When love is manifested in the heart, a love that needs no explanation of motive, then we may know that this righteousness is that of our Father in heaven. “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:1-4). Just like any nation, the beauty of righteousness evolves around the keeping of the law out of love showing respect for that kingdom, same holds true for God’s spiritual kingdom. A binding law levels the playing field, as each stand before the righteous Judge on judgment day.

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health of our community is important to everyone, but the health of each person in the community is where Spalding comes in. Spalding and Nature Nurture Farmacy is hosting a fundraising gala on Saturday, July 30 called "An Enchanted Herbal Evening in the Forest'.' The Enchanted Evening will feature live music by folk duo The Lowest Pair, local charcuterie and desserts, herbal cocktails and mocktails, silent auction, and much more. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Tickets are available online at www. naturenurturefarmacy.org/ events or by calling (360) 996-4387. Local farmers and food producers use the

code POWER2FARMERS to save $10 off your ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds fund Nature Nurture Farmacy's mission of building community health through herbal medicine, sustainable food cultivation, and empowering education. NNF is a reduced-cost wellness center in Chehalis offering consultations with naturopathic physican Dr. Alicia Spalding and herbalist Lauren Olean. Their retail apothecary is open to the public Tuesday through Friday where they host classes and workshops. Nature Nurture Farmacy runs "Project Food is Medicine" which supports community gardens, dis-

tributes produce, and provides nutrition and garden education to the public. Spalding stated, “We’re incredibly excited about our first summer fundraising event at Camp Singing Wind. Grateful to all our local farmers for getting through a super wild spring and start to summer and providing our community with such fantastic produce. Thankful for all the support and looking forward to a really fun evening!” They have beautiful locally curated silent auction with over 15 items. Here are just a few items: • A one of a kind cake by Pastry Chef Raven of Emark Confections • A two-night stay at Cetacean Station Beach House in Longview • An herbal gift basket from Mountain Rose Herbs Nature Nuture Farmacy has been helping local families for years, please consider attending or possibly providing a donation.

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Veteran-to-Veteran Cafe on Aug. 4 By Lewis County Assured Hospice of Centralia The Toledo Senior Center and Assured Hospice of Centralia are joining forces to offer a veteran-to-veteran café at the Toledo Senior Center on Thursday, August 4 at 9:00 a.m. Veteran-to-veteran cafés are intended to provide an opportunity for veterans of all ages and branches to gather together and visit. There is no planned agenda or scheduled speakers. These cafes are designed to be casual and an opportunity to meet fellow service members. There is no requirement to partake in any specific conversation, however this is an opportunity to share experiences if one wants to. Toledo Senior Center

Site Manager Tessie Johnson and Assured Hospice of Centralia Account Executive Lindsay Giberson are eager to start partnering together for more activities. Lindsay said, “I am so very grateful for this opportunity to partner with Tessie and the Toledo Senior Center. The senior programs mean so much to me and it brings joy to my heart to be able to continue to give back to the senior centers. Veteran-to-veteran cafés are part of Assured Hospice’s mission to serve local Veterans. Assured Hospice is a member of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. We Honor Veterans created the idea of

veteran-to-veteran cafés as a way for organizations to create a space for veterans to gather with one another. I think this is a really great opportunity for our local veterans to come together and make some new friends. Please come join us. We hope to make this a semiregular event at the Toledo Senior Center.” If you are a veteran, make sure to mark your calendar for next Thursday and head on down to the Toledo Senior Center on August 4. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please call Tessie Johnson at the Toledo Senior Center to RSVP 360-864-2112. For more information about We Honor Veteran or the veteran-to-veteran café, please call Lindsay Giberson at 360-485-2284.

Napavine native participates in world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Sorensen, Navy Office of Community Outreach PEARL HARBOR – A 2019 Napavine Junior and Senior High School graduate and Napavine, Washington native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Seaman Michael Heiner is an electrician’s mate (EM) aboard USS Gridley, currently operating out of Everett, Washington. A Navy EM is responsible for the operation and repair of a ship's or station's electrical power plant and electrical equipment. They also maintain and repair power and lighting circuits, distribution switchboards, generators, motors and other electrical equipment. Today, Heiner uses skills and values similar to those learned in Napavine. “Growing up in a very small town prepares you for living and working on a destroyer,” said Heiner. “This ship is the Photo by Mass Communication Specialist same size as my high school. Interacting 2nd Class Ethan Carter with about 350 people from diverse backSeaman Michael Heiner is an electrician’s grounds is similar to walking down the

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Kathy Chastain, a lady speaking up against Winlock annexation

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By Lynnette Hoffman Winlock has seen a lot of growth, but the biggest concern for many residents is the annexation of the Urban Growth Area (UGA) into the Winlock city limits. This week, signs stating “NO Annexation'' have been placed in the Winlock UGA and it’s the work of one lady, Mrs. Kathy Chastain. She lives in the UGA and has already seen the impact to her property due to the timber being

removed. Kathy’s property has “standing water,” for the first time in 36 years. She is just one of many who will see changes if the UGA is annexed. Kathy has been busy fighting the annexation since she heard that the City of Winlock has applied to annex the UGA. The interesting part is the company that has been pushing the annexation is now on hold due to not enough water hookups, but the annexation

is still moving forward. The City of Winlock has determined, through the developers mainly, that they have the required votes to annex in the UGA. The vote is based on value and not the number of residents or even if they live here. It’s not about the citizens, it’s about the power of corporate America to take over small communities. The developers are in the majority and the Winlock City Council has let the developers run Winlock. A good example is the donation of $2.5 million for infrastructure versus the $8-$10 million the city needs. For comparison, Napavine received $5 million in infrastructure funds from a new commercial building that's going to be about ¼ the size of Winlock’s new industrial area. The Lewis County News sat down with Kathy Chastain and asked a few questions, here are her responses.

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Why did you decide to fight the annexation? It’s the right thing to do. Winlock should have asked for impact fees from these big developers. Since they haven’t done this the citizens may be taxed to death. This community is made up of long time citizens that frankly can’t afford it. Nor should they! What is your goal for the signs? My goal is to depict to the city council that regardless of what they are being told, it’s the long-time residents who do NOT wish to be annexed. A visual so to speak. What has been the interaction with the mayor and council when voicing your concerns? Most of the council do not speak during the council meetings. I always ask questions and usually the mayor will say he will get me an answer. In a recent June meeting I asked where the annexation process was. Mr. Webster said “it’s at about 75% in favor.” I stated “you mean the 75% comes from the developers?.” To which Mr. Webster stated “No, I’ve spoken to the residents

and they all want annexed.” I had already been going door to door to the UGA residents. No one I spoke to wanted annexed. Has any council member reached out to you to discuss your concerns? No. I’m pretty much a one woman army. But I will say so many of these citizens have reached out to me in general disbelief that our small community is being uprooted by outsiders! Has the mayor reached out to you and what has he said? Has he given any plans to the constituents or you as to what this is about? Has the mayor informed you why he is annexing the Winlock UGA? At one meeting the mayor wanted to speak to me personally after the council meeting whereas he asked me to join the Winlock Planning Commission. I declined as I had first hand knowledge that the planning commission is in name only. The mayor refuses to use the planning commission for building only the comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is out

of compliance and has been. I also believe that since so many have quit the planning department they don’t have enough for a quorum. It’s out of compliance and there is no planning commission. I asked him to provide a list of pros and cons to annexation. I’m still waiting. I’ve done my own research and the cons outweigh the pros. What do you see as the best scenario for the citizens in the UGA? My hope is the building takes a pause so that the real picture can be portrayed. There are not enough water hookups, roads are in dire shape, we need police and fire. Just a long list that SHOULD HAVE BEEN thought through before we were put into this situation. We citizens should not be forced to pay for the needs of these people from big cities that are moving in on us. Kathy is on the Lewis County Planning Commission, she recently accepted this role. She will be representing the citizens of Lewis County. There is no doubt Kathy will look out for the county after what she has endured.

the best candidates to represent you." Candidate for PUD Commissioner Mike Hadaller stated, “Come hear Mike Hadaller speak for a local, conservative PUD candidate. Hear my ideas about how to help Lewis County become energy independent.” “I am in awe of the support I have received so far in my campaign to be Lewis County Assessor,” said Candidate for Assessor Ross Nielsen. “I am so grateful

for the opportunity to explain why I am the right person to do the job right, but also to explain some of the misconceptions about the job of Assessor and the Assessor's Office in general. I am the only accredited appraiser running, and I am the most experienced candidate with the most training for the job.” Toledo Mayor Steve Dobosh would appreciate no diruptions during this event. Friday night will be Politics and Peace in the Park.

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in a more informal setting right before the upcoming Primary. I will be joining my colleagues at Kemp Olsen Park, hope to see you there! This will be a good use of your time to help fill in those last minute, undecided ballot choices.” "Come on over to beautiful Toledo where we can have a Talk in the Park with Heidi St. John,” said Candidate for County Commissioner Pat Saldana. “Let's have a civil conversation about why we feel we are


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benefit package will be offered after successful completion of a six (6) month probationary period. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent with knowledge equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration, plus two (2) years working experience as a Junior Accountant; OR demonstrated equivalent combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with attributes as described in job description. Application: Applications and a complete position description are available M o n d ay th r o u g h F r id ay , between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, from Pacific County Department of Public Works, 211 Commercial St, Raymond, WA 98577 or by phone at (360) 875-9368 or (360) 642-9368. Applications are also available from Pacific County or on the web at www.co.pacific.wa.us/ employment. All questions regarding this position may be directed to Jennifer Oatfield, Public Works Deputy Director. Applications and resumes may also be submitted to Jennifer at joatfield@ co.pacific.wa.us . CLOSING DATE: The application period will remain open until position has been filled. Pacific County is an equal opportunity employer. Pacific County is a “Drug Free” employer and will require a background check and screening for the applicant selected for employment.

Supervisor of Case Management needed full time, M-F 8:00am-4:30pm. Responsible for implementing and supervising operation of Discharge Planning, Utilization Review and Swing Bed Program. WA RN license required, minimum of 4 years Nursing care experience in an acute care setting, 2 years of case management, knowledge of clinical practice, protocols and regulatory requirements, experience with InterQual & Medical Necessity, experience in Clinical Documentation and prior experience with Medicare & Medicaid reimbursement. Full benefit package included. To apply please go to www. willapaharborhospital.com, or email Dustie Franks at dfranks@willapa.net. EOE.

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Willapa Harbor Hospital Health system is seeking a part-time family nurse practitioner to join the team at Willapa Medical Clinic’s weekend care clinic, Saturday and Sunday (12/ hour shifts). This position has a full competitive benefit package. A great mixture of autonomy however with a 24hour Emergency Department Physician consultation. Requires assessment of chief complaints, clinical decision making and appropriate diagnostics, treatments or referrals. Must be licensed in WA State. For an application, please go to www. willapaharborhospital.com or email Dustie Franks at dfranks@willapa.net. EOE.

RN, CNA & HUC’s needed with acute care experience, ER & Med/Surg. Days, nights, weekends & holidays will vary. Must have a WA license. For an application, please go to www.willapaharborhospital. com or contact Dustie Franks at dfranks@willapa.net. EOE.

MA or LPN Part-time MA or LPN needed for our fast-paced clinic to provide patient care services, under the direction of the provider and/ or physician. Days include

General Office Clerk

MT or MLT Full-Time Full-time MLT/MT needed; day/evening shift, rotate weekends, and on call. Previous Micro and hospital experience required. Must have current MA Phlebotomist Certification. For an application, please go to www.willapaharborhospital. com or email Dustie Franks at dfranks@willapa.net. EOE.

Diabetic Program RN Supervisor

Nursing Positions Open

GIS TechnicianThe GIS Technician's primary purpose is to provide mapping and facility asset management for the District's Geographic Information System (GIS) and work order management systems. For a complete listing of qualifications and how to apply please visit our website located at www.lcpud.org.

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Chief Financial Officer Seeking a full-time Chief Financial Officer. The CFO is responsible for all the functions related to the financial operations of a hospital. These responsibilities include the accounting, insurance, financial systems, and auditing of all medical departments. Information is gathered & analyzed to ensure operations are within budget, and to determine how to allocate funds to various areas. Detailed reports are created and reported to Department Managers and Board of Directors. The CFO is a member of the senior leadership team of the

The full-time Diabetic Program RN Supervisor *Provides advanced professional and clinical leadership on diabetes education and treatment for Willapa Harbor Hospital and associated clinics. *Promotes health, safety, wellness of all diabetic patients who utilize the services at our hospital and clinics. *Coordinates with our community health partners to provide diabetic health & wellness education for our community. *Must have a current RN license in WA State. Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist preferred, but required within the first three years of accepting the position and

Part-time General Office Clerk needed to review scanned documents, assist with answering phones and other clerical duties as assigned. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, good written & verbal skills, ability to work with minimum supervision and work with staff & public professionally. To fill out an application, please go to www. willapaharborhospital.com, or contact Dustie Franks at dfranks@willapa.net. EOE. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT PACIFIC COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ACCOUNTANT (Full Time) Pacific County Department of Public Works has an opening for an Accountant. This position performs a variety of responsible, complex and diverse internal audit, cost accounting and/ or budgeting duties at a fully-skilled level to prepare and maintain accounting, budget and other fiscal records and data associated with the functions of the Department of Public Works. One of the main job duties for this accountant position will be doing payroll for the Department of Public Works. Payroll data entry and payroll balancing experience is preferred. Salary: In accordance with Local 367C Union Contract compensating schedule for Grade 12, Step 1, $3,751 – Step 10, $4,832. A prorated


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