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Published on November 28, 2017 2:49PM

Naselle dedicates new fieldhouse

NASELLE — The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District’s new fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in the school Commons.

The building will be formally dedicated as the Grabenhorst-Hall fieldhouse in honor of long time superintendent Dick Grabenhorst and Merle Hall, former head of maintenance and a long-time ardent supporter of the school’s sports program. A ribbon-cutting ceremony by relatives of Grabenhorst and Hall will follow at the entrance to the fieldhouse.

State Troopers target impaired drivers

PACIFIC COUNTY — Washington State Patrol is targeting impaired drivers during the holiday season. It now has a 36-foot motor home that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center so drivers can be turned in and troopers can get back out on the road, State Patrol’s Rick Johnson said.

The roving police station has three breath-testing instruments, two holding cells, three computer workstations, an incident command terminal, a dispatcher console with wireless access to patrol dispatch centers and a microwave downlink tower for real-time broadcasts from law-enforcement aircraft.

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission split the cost of the $150,000 motorhome with State Patrol, Johnson said. The amount spent on retrofitting it was not immediately available.

Hosts needed for gift donation drive for foster kids

Treehouse, nonprofit that supports Washington kids in foster care, is raising money to buy each one a meaningful gift for Christmas, such as a bicycle or the latest electronic gadget, this year.

The program relies donation drives hosted by community members and groups.

“Anyone from an office or school to a place of worship can host a holiday donation drive. Individuals and families can host drives too,” said Dana Petrarca, a Treehouse spokeswoman, said in a news release. “We’ll make sure you have everything needed for a successful drive.”

The events can be hosted online. Treehouse suggests setting a $500 goal. Drives can also collect clothing and other essential items.

To get started, hosts can download a toolkit at treehouseforkids.org/holiday. People can also give directly on the nonprofit’s website.

For more information, call 206.267.5109 or email drives@treehouseforkids.org.


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