Author: Editorial Team

Six-word story: January 2021

Each month’s prompt will be in the newspaper and on Facebook. Our favorite stories will be published the following month. Responses will be judged on creativity and the ability to communicate a story. Submit your six-word story by the 25th of each month.

Our last prompt was “Hopes For The New Year” Here are some of our favorites:

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Of Barking Dogs and Circling Planes

Would you park your vehicle 12” alongside another? Would you allow the door to close in front of a person in a wheelchair? Would you blare your music from your house late at night when you know your neighbor is trying to sleep? The obvious answer to these questions is NO!

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Wide Spread Power Outages

Power outages across the area have been caused by the current windstorm. Both Avista and Inland Power indicate multiple issues with no indications of when

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Featured Adoptable Pet: Jade

Jade came to PHR as a pregnant stray. She has 9 puppies and they will be 8 weeks on 1/2/21; Jade will be available to go home on that day as well! Jade is a charming and unique dog that will melt your heart!

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Remaining Vigilant in 2021

In a New Years’ message from Deer Park School Superintendent Travis Hanson, he expressed thanks and appreciation for the hard teamwork by parents/guardians, students, and staff in maintaining COVID guidelines. He also noted Deer Park is in the 15% of WA state schools who currently have access to in-person learning.

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My Quaranteenie

In honor of some of the precious children that were brought into this world during the pandemic and following months, we have the “I’m a Quaranteenie” onesie. The sweet babies born this year are wonderful reminders that the first year of the pandemic wasn’t all bad.

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Rural Relief for Small Businesses

Attention rural small business owners, another grant opportunity is here. If your business is struggling with basic needs such as utilities, mortgages, rent, or other expenses, the LISC rural relief small business grants are available to help.

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The Stag Award

In a partnership with Avista, the Economic Development Committee, the Chamber of Commerce is working to add holiday lights and seasonal decor. Part of that effort is the Stag Award; going to the business with the best holiday decor on the storefront or the window display.

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Your Four Favs!

This may be one of the most looked forward to New Year’s celebrations in a long while. Even though, or especially because, this year has been so rough, many of our neighbors and local groups have shown us astounding community spirit.

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