'Ocian in View' this weekend ILWACO - Amy Mossett, above, a Mandan/ Hidatsa tribal member and board member of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council and co-chair of their Circle of tribal advisors will speak on the life of Sacagawea on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. Mossett's program focusing on Sacagawea's contributions to the expedition, is part of the "Ocian in View" weekend on the Peninsula. An array of interesting events are planned. See Page B4 for details.Man sought in OP liquor store theft OCEAN PARK - Pacific County Sheriff John Didion is asking the public's help in locating a "person of interest" in the investigation of the theft of more than $3,000 from the liquor store in Ocean Park last weekend. Raymond L. Griffith, 40, of Ocean Park, was last seen Sunday at the Long Beach Police Station where he posted $500 bail after being arrested on an outstanding warrant from Long Beach Municipal Court. The bail money, plus more than $1,000 in Griffith's wallet at the time of his arrest, is suspected to be from the Ocean Park robbery. According to PCSO Deputy Kendall Biggs, the weekend deposit from the liquor store, which had been given to Griffith to deposit by a store employee, never made it to the bank. Biggs said the store manager went to the bank to get the deposit bags Monday and found the deposit hadn't been made. After contacting the store employee, allegedly Griffith's girlfriend, she said he had fled that morning, taking his belongings with him, Biggs said. Griffith, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall, 165 pounds, with salt-and-pepper pony tail and beard, left Ocean Park in a light blue 1968 GMC pickup, license plate A07099D. He could be heading to Longview, Texas or New Mexico, Biggs said. Griffith allegedly purchased the pickup with money from the robbery. People with information about Griffith should call Pacific County Dispatch at 642-9397.Sunday presentation features medical aspects of Lewis and Clark Expedition FORT COLUMBIA - Gary Lentz, park manager of the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park in Dayton, will make a presentation this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. at Fort Columbia State Park east of Chinook on "The Medical Problems of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His program will highlight the medical preparations of Capt. Meriwether Lewis while focusing on the common ailments encountered and treated on their overland journey. This program will also include an overview of the actual medicines used in that era with examples displayed from the two medicine chests they took along. A simulation of a treatment known as "bleeding" will be demonstrated to illustrate the types of medical options that were available to the Corps of Volunteers for northwest discovery on their journey. The program is free of charge. For more information, call (360) 642-3078.WSP to host Town Meeting LONG BEACH - Today, Chief Ronal Serpas announced a town meeting to be held at the Chautaugua Lodge, 304 N. 14th Street in Long Beach. Captain Gail Otto, Washington State Patrol District 8 Commander will host the meeting. Guests will be Washington State Patrol Chief Ronal Serpas, Deputy Chief Lowell Porter, and Pacific County Sheriff John Didion. The Washington State Patrol is hosting town meetings around the state, explaining the challenges and successes of the patrol and giving the community an opportunity to express concerns. "With the conclusion of the recent Rod Run and some significant collisions in the area, we wanted to have our first district meeting in the Long Beach area," stated Captain Otto. The community is welcome to attend and meet with the command of the Washington State Patrol. The meeting will be held on Nov. 13, starting at 6 p.m., and will conclude at 8 p.m. Ilwaco Food Bank ILWACO - The Ilwaco Food Bank will be open on Friday, Nov. 8 and on Friday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Please be sure to bring your containers. The Food Bank is located next to the St. Vincent Thrift Store in Ilwaco.Auditor's office hours change LONG BEACH - Until further notice, the Pacific County licensing agency office (Auditor's office) located in the County Services Building, will be open three day a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - starting Nov. 4. Hours on these days will be from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed from noon to 1 p.m. for the noon break.
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