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Instructor Patty Lokken will offer knitting classes at Yarn ‘n’ Darn in Grayland from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8.

Senior Events 7/25

SENIOR LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC IN GRAYS HARBOR AND PACIFIC COUNTY: Senior Legal Advice Clinics are now available in the Olympic Area Agency on Aging Information &Assistance offices in Aberdeen, Raymond and Long Beach. This is a free service to elders 60-plus who want/need to meet with an attorney face-to-face for some guidance. Seniors may also send a representative for themselves if they are unable to meet with the attorney. The sessions are generally 30 minutes and can cover a variety of topics ranging from wills, Powers of Attorney, tenant rights, estate questions and so on. The attorney will be in the Aberdeen office Tuesday, Aug. 11. And it’s easy access; just contact our offices, Aberdeen (360) 532-0520/Raymond (360) 942-2177/Long Beach (360) 642-3634 and request an appointment.

Looking Back — Hoquiam’s 8th St. Bridge

The old 8th St. Bridge has swung open to let the tug Deck Boy through in September 1948. The bridge was replaced by the Riverside Bridge in 1971. There is a boat sculpture on the north end footing, and 8th St. Landing at the south end footing, that mark where the old bridge once crossed over the Hoquiam River. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the website’s feedback form.

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.