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Sponsorships available for youth trips

Youth sponsorships are now available for Aberdeen Parks and Rec/Anchor Bank trips to Northwest Trek on July 21, Tacoma Rainiers on July 27, and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland on Aug. 4. Thanks to Bee Street Espresso, the first 15 kids, ages 7 to 12, to register for each trip will receive a youth sponsorship. Completed registration forms must be submitted to take advantage of the sponsorship — registration over the phone will not be accepted.

Local students impress at SkillsUSA

Students from Grays Harbor made their mark at the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. last week, with junior Jonathon Ball winning a gold medal in the automotive service technology competition and recent Montesano graduate Jacob Izatt taking home the bronze medal in major appliance and refrigeration.

Five Star Ford collects peanut butter in annual drive

Five Star Ford collected 382 jars of peanut butter during the annual Ford Focus on Hunger Peanut Butter Drive. The drive, which ran from June 5-13, benefits the local food bank and is in response to the increased demand for this staple during the summer months when many children lose access to school nutrition programs.

Looking Back — Harbor golfers

In celebration of the US Open being played in the Pacific Northwest for the first time here’s a picture of several golfers from the Aberdeen Elks Lodge in 1927. The man in the middle is Walter Fovargue, pro golfer and course architect who designed several courses in Washington including Willapa and GH Country Club. Fovargue learned golf as a caddy and became a professional at 17. He was on the founding executive committee of the PGA. Unfortunately the other gentlemen are not identified.If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the website’s feedback form.

Mark Reed Scholarship winners announced

Three Grays Harbor area recipients of 2015 Mark E. Reed Scholarships were recently named by the program’s Washington Board, according to Kevin Lyle, board chairman. The winners each received $3,000 awards on June 10, 2015, after touring Green Diamond Resource Co. timberlands and a dinner celebration at the historic Colonial House.