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100 years ago in the Washie

These stories were originally published in the Washingtonian 100 years ago this week. The “Washie,” Hoquiam’s paper, was published daily from 1903 to 1951 and for six more years as a weekly, folding in 1957. The stories are selected by Polson Museum Director John Larson and museum volunteer Sue Moyer.

Harbor dancers win at state contest

Grays Harbor dancers earned 47 gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Washington Senior Games ballroom dance competition at the Olympia Senior Center July 12. Arlene Hoiland and Mark Van Hemert won a trophy for top solo performance for their Viennese Waltz. From left, Mark Swanson, Mary Anne Bagwell, Van Hemert, Hoiland, Scott Weyer and Jean Grunoe. Not pictured: Roseann Carpenter, Margaret Sherwood and Lenore Olson.

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Senior Events 6/21

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOPS: Sea Mar Community Health Center, in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging has scheduled 2 FREE workshops open to the public: “Living Well With Chronic Conditions” and “Chronic Pain Self-Management.” The Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop will begin Tuesday, July 8, in the Sea Mar first floor conference room, 1813 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Workshop will continue each Tuesday for six weeks ending on Aug. 12. Any individual suffering from a chronic condition such as asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, and arthritis just to name a few, will benefit from attending the classes. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop will begin Thursday, July 10, in the Sea Mar first floor conference room from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will continue each Thursday for six weeks ending on Aug. 14. This program was developed for people who have primary or secondary diagnoses of chronic pain and is designed to give participants the skills and confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. The workshops will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Both of these workshops are designed to help lessen stress and frustration and help manage symptoms relating to one’s chronic condition. Those caring for a loved one with a Chronic Condition may benefit from the workshops also. For more information and to register for either workshop, call 538-2457 or toll free at 1-866-582-1487. The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities and reasonable accommodations can be arranged when registering with advance seven-day notice.

Local students win Mark E. Reed Scholarship

Eight students from Grays Harbor and Mason counties recently received the 2014 Mark E. Reed Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded in memory of Mark E. Reed, president of Simpson Logging Company from 1914 until his death in 1933.