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Mon. 07/22/24
Stuff the Bus
Onalaska SD - 07/22/24 10:29 AM

Stuff the Bus will be August 12th through August 15th 9am to 2pm. Bus is located in District Office parking lot.

What is the Stuff the Bus Program?

The Stuff the Bus program is an annual community initiative aimed at ensuring every child has the necessary supplies for a successful school year. Through generous donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals, we collect school supplies, backpacks, and other essential items to distribute to students in need. By working together, we can help alleviate the burden on families and equip students with the tools they need to thrive academically. Join us in making a difference—because every child deserves a bright start to the school year!

Volunteers Needed for PeaceHealth Hospice Program Serving Cowlitz County
PeaceHealth - 07/22/24 8:00 AM

LONGVIEW, Wash. – Please consider becoming a hospice volunteer and help bring comfort to someone’s final days or hours of life. 

PeaceHealth’s Hospice Volunteers play a crucial role in supporting patients, their families and staff through a variety of services. Volunteer opportunities include things like front desk reception for the Richard Nau Hospice House, in-home respite care for our patients who live in their own home, No One Dies Alone (NODA), We Honor Veterans and others.

Upcoming hospice volunteer training dates are Tuesday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Training consists of two in-person meetings along with an online component. Volunteer qualifications include:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Pass a background check
  • Attend required training

PeaceHealth welcomes anyone who wishes to be a part of the sacred work of providing care and comfort to hospice patients. 

To learn more or to register for hospice volunteer training, call or email PeaceHealth Home & Community Hospice at 360-636-8908 / SSW-HospiceVolunteerServices@peacehealth.org">RSSW-HospiceVolunteerServices@peacehealth.org

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

Thu. 07/18/24
WSU Everett to Dedicate Cougar Pride Statue on Newly Proclaimed "Cougar Pride Day" (Photo)
WSU Everett - 07/18/24 1:16 PM
Cougar Pride Statue
Cougar Pride Statue

EVERETT, WA (DATE) – Washington State University (WSU) Everett invites the community and local media to the dedication of the Cougar Pride statue on August 23, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. This event coincides with the newly proclaimed “Cougar Pride Day” in Snohomish County, honoring the rich history and spirit of WSU. Adding to the festivities, the beloved Cougar Alumni Band will be in attendance, performing the infamous WSU fight song and adding to the celebratory atmosphere.

Generously donated by alumnus Gary Schneidmiller (’71), the statue is a tribute to WSU’s beloved live cougar mascot tradition, which spanned over five decades. This stunning piece by artists Mike and Chester Fields features Butch the Cougar returning home, symbolizing Cougar Pride. It stands as the fifth and final installation of the Cougar Pride statue series across WSU campuses, dedicated in honor of Manuel ('41, WSC) and Gladys Schneidmiller (WSU Honorary 2015), Gary’s parents.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 23, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT
  • Location: WSU Everett campus, 915 N Broadway, Everett, WA 98201
  • Registration encouraged 

Media Opportunities:

  • Capture the official unveiling of the Cougar Pride statue.
  • Speak with WSU Everett representatives about this generous donation and the inspiration behind the statue.
  • Capture the excitement of “Cougar Pride Day” and the university's impact on the community.

Attached Media Files: Cougar Pride Statue

Granite Falls School Board of Directors To Hold Executive Session
Granite Falls SD - 07/18/24 12:06 PM

Granite Falls School Board of Directors To Hold Executive Session in Conjunction with Annual Board Retreat

The Granite Falls School Board and Granite Falls Superintendent, Dana Geaslen, will hold an Executive Session in conjunction with the annual school board retreat on July 19, 2024, at the Granite Falls City Hall located at 215 S Granite Ave., Granite Falls, WA 98252. The executive session will start at 3:30 pm for the purpose of discussing personnel.