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Lady at Wooden Boat Fest

The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state, will appear at the 38th Annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. The ship arrives in Port Townsend Sept. 3 and will offer tours and excursions during the festival dates of September 5-7. The square-rigged vessel will berth at the Northwest Maritime Center dock. The appearance is the first by the ship at the festival in several years. Lady Washington is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her launch this year. Here’s a schedule of events for the ship:

Weatherwax Class of 1944

Members of the J.M. Weatherwax High School Class of 1944 pose for a picture at their 70th reunion on Thursday at the Aberdeen Elks Lodge. Pictured are, back row from left, Laila Walli Selva, Thelma Walczyk, Mary Mihovilich, Betty Dragecevich, Ruth Gribos Wayman, Willie Erickso Stout, Lorne Lusier, Don Olson, and Bob Inglin. In the front row, from left, are John Whalen, Jeannette Fostadt, Joan Jahnson, Bill Endicott, Dan Thein, Anne Brachvogel, Stan Laaksonen and Harold Wyninger.

GED graduation ceremony is June 25 at GHC

Grays Harbor College’s annual GED/High School Completion graduation ceremony is planned for Wednesday, June 25. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Bishop Center, although GED recipients will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a group photo. The ceremony honors GED recipients, as well as high school diploma recipients through the High School Completion and High School +21 programs.

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Hoquiam High School sophomore testifies in Legislature

Hannah Baumgardner, center, stands with Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, left, and Assistant Chief Ron Rupke in Olympia while Baumgardner was in Olympia to testify before the Senate Transportation Committee on a bill that would increase penalties for texting and driving. Baumgardner, a 16-year-old Hoquiam High School sophomore, cheerleader and Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen contestant, testified Tuesday on the bill, which was proposed by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. It would help the state obtain additional federal dollars to combat distracted driving. “Teenagers don’t always think to the future. I met the grandmother of 7-month-old Enzo Williams who was killed in a crash caused by a texting driver. That was profound for me, I will never forget it and I will never text and drive,” Baumgardner said. The Hoquiam Cheer Team’s distracted driving project, grant funded by State Farm Insurance, was dedicated to the memory of Williams.

Church Events 11/11

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