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Evergreen students ask for input

Evergreen State College students are asking citizen of Grays Harbor County for their opinions. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, residents of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and other Grays Harbor communities are invited to stop by the Aberdeen Revitalization Movement (ARM) office, any time between 2 and 7 p.m., for a 20-30-minute interview about the future of Grays Harbor. The ARM office is at 210 South I St., across from the D&R Theatre.

WSU Extension offers Diabetes Prevention Program

Washington State University Extension is offering the national Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change program designed to help people lose weight by attending 16-weekly classes, followed by eight monthly meetings, led by a trained lifestyle coach. The program covers a variety of topics including; healthy eating habits, motivation techniques, how to incorporate light physical activity and manage stress.
 

Polson’s Red Car Raffle winner

Jim Packard of Olympia poses with his 2015 “Blazing Red” Mini Cooper, the grand prize in the Polson Museum’s annual Red Car Raffle. Packard bought the winning ticket in June when he and his wife were at Ocean Shores for the Sand and Sawdust Festival. Other winners include Becky Swank of Tokeland who won a Stihl chainsaw and Scott Jordan of Hoquiam who won the third prize $100 fuel card. All 2,500 tickets, at $20 each, were sold in the annual fundraiser. The Hoquiam museum raffles a car annually. This year’s car hasn’t been chosen, but the color has — red.

Study: Renters insurance not cheap on Harbors

Washington is home to more than 7 million residents, making it the 13th most populous state. Many residents are renters. To see who has the most expensive and cheapest renters insurance rates, the website ValuePenguin recently completed a study that evaluated quotes for sample properties across the state. The results showed the most expensive renters insurance rates were 33 percent higher than the cheapest.