Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County TreasurerThe deadline is April 30th for Thurston County residents to pay their 2013 first half property taxes.Property taxes can be paid through the Thurston County Treasurer’s website .There is no additional charge for the electronic check payment option on-line, but there is a 2.5% fee for a credit card payment and a flat $3.95 fee for a VISA debit card payment. Payments can also be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office or the courthouse parking lot drop box – located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Olympia 98502.Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payments made by mail must be postmarked by the due date. Penalties and interest will be charged for those who do not have their payments in on time.
Facebook88Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeElevated marine toxin levels have prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to cancel a razor clam dig scheduled to start Friday, October 28 at Twin Harbors. State shellfish managers already scratched a dig at Long Beach – that was also scheduled to start Friday – due to elevated levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae. The toxin can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. “We’re disappointed to have to cancel this week’s opening but we can’t take chances when public health is at stake,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.Domoic acid levels started to increase along Washington’s southern coast, at Long Beach, just before the first opening this fall. Recent testing indicates that domoic acid levels are on the rise further north, at Twin Harbors.Razor clam digs have been cancelled for October. Next digs are tentatively scheduled for November 12.WDFW will continue to monitor toxin levels on all Washington beaches. The department has tentatively scheduled the next opening to start on Nov. 12 with potential digging opportunities on four ocean beaches. Final approval will depend on the results of toxin tests that will occur about a week before the dig is scheduled to begin.State health officials require that each beach must pass two rounds of toxin testing, showing levels of domoic acid below 20 parts per million, to be considered for clam digging. “We’re hopeful that toxin levels will drop and allow us to open ocean beaches to digging later this season,” Ayres said.Elevated levels of domoic acid also forced state shellfish managers to cut short the razor clam season in the spring of 2015 and delay openings last fall.More information about razor clams and domoic acid can be found on WDFW’s webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Diabla! Diabla is a strong, sweet girl, with an adorable hound bark who loves to ride in the car. Although her pictures show her beauty, we want you to know she is extremely smart! Diabla understands English, a little Spanish, and several hand signals. A securely fenced yard with no loose chickens will be necessary for happy harmony in her new home. She enjoys playing with small and large dogs, and has been around indoor/outdoor cats.Diabla is a sweet girl looking for her forever family. Photo courtesy: Adopt-A-PetChildren are wonderful, but because I am big and playful, they should be old enough to be able to handle my enthusiasm. Diabla is a very emotionally intuitive dog, who shows great emotional support. She is a healthy girl who eats a grain-free diet.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit Adopt-A-Pet’s website, Facebook or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email email@example.com or call 360-432-3091.
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As students enterthe second semester of the school year, this is indeed an opportunity forparents to schedule a “halftime” meeting with their child and provide meaningand context to their results. Such conversations help children evaluate theirown performance and assess their own level of dedication toward the overarchinggoal to do their very best. Over time, self-reflectivechildren become more resilient and optimistic about challenges, quickly learningthe value of honest and candid appraisal. This type of guided halftime talk hasan incremental impact, enabling children to rely on themselves more consistentlyand empowering them with more self-confidence. There is no better motivator thanfeeling in control of the strategies that lead to your own success. Lawrence Sykoff Lawrence S. Sykoff, Ed.D., is Headmaster Emeritus at Ranney School and president of LSS Consulting Group. Guideddiscussions about progress and performance also help children learn about thevalue of course corrections. Such advice can promote motivation and restoreself-esteem. However, if children internalize lack of progress or sub-optimalresults as personal failures, they can easily become discouraged. Parents, likegreat halftime coaches, can play a pivotal role at such junctures by focusingon new learning strategies, helping children actively process old patterns and,perhaps, adopt more effective ones. Parents can trustthese three Rs to guide halftime conversations with their children as the newsemester is about to begin. ***Reassure*** – Parentalfaith paves the way for children to enjoy and experience significantachievement. While every child is different, parents who deeply believe in theextraordinary potential of their children will more than likely see them achievesustained levels of success. Reassurance that they can control their owndestiny brings them enormous comfort and satisfaction. Combining a reassuringattitude with high expectations – and delivered with compassion, creativity andpatience – mitigates against life’s inevitable tests and trials. Parents arenot supposed to always make life easier for their children. Instead, they oughtto interpret, reassure, oversee and modulate challenges. In this way, childrenlearn to lean toward new opportunities, becoming energized by the prospect of expandingtheir potential. ***Reaffirm*** – Thereis an old saying, “Identify your limitations and then ignore them.” It seemslogical to short-change possibility by believing too much in one’s weaknessesand not building greater confidence in one’s strengths. The truth is thatchildren are built for challenge and adaptation. Helping them internalize theirstrongest competencies counterbalances feelings of defeat with notions of genuinepossibility. Reaffirming qualities such as commitment, persistence and disciplinehelps children process minor setbacks in context. The qualities associated withsuccessful outcomes are likewise transferable to difficult and demanding tasks.It is not unusual to see a young, high-achieving violinist use the concentratedskills and energies required to master the instrument to generate success inacademic areas. The compensation factor is greatly enhanced when children knowwhat they do well. Parents sow the seeds of optimism when they consistentlyacknowledge and reaffirm their child’s innate gifts and talents. ***Review*** – Givinga child the opportunity to review the cycles of growth and stagnation putsprogress into an objective frame. This expanded perspective allows children tosee that we are not genetically prewired and that change is possible. Reviewingthe highlights of the last semester extracts and defines the growth points. Reviewingthe challenges and setbacks illuminates the areas needing new strategies and afresh lens. If parents remain optimistic, a child’s outlook will likely followsuit. Learning that occasional failure can be understood and ultimately conqueredis equivalent to planting the seeds of drive and persistence. This is when achild begins to harness his or her full potential. By Lawrence Sykoff Parents have anopportunity every new semester to set time aside to become a halftime coach. Theconsistency of such guidance and mentoring validates for them that there isalways an opportunity to do more, see more and become more. With such sustainedcommunications, parents can return to the sidelines during the game and watch theirchildren flourish with passion and faith in their talents on the field. In sports,halftime is generally reserved for review of the first half of the game. The coach’sdiscussion with the players often includes a wide-ranging analysis of the game thusfar, highlighting the opportunities, challenges, weaknesses, vulnerabilitiesand overall performance strategy. These brief coaching sessions are centered onoptimizing second-half performance. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 2, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.
Story by Allison Perrine | Photos by Patrick Olivero KEANSBURG – The country is in turmoil right now with racial tensions high in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who died when a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes during an arrest. Protestors have been taking to the streets all over the U.S. to demand justice and an end to racism. At least one protest has been held in every state. Some peaceful protests have even popped up in the Two River area, including in Asbury Park and most recently, Keansburg. Once the crowd reached the police department, a few hundred individuals took a knee. Eventually, after some time, several police officers did the same. Some peaceful protests in the U.S. have been disrupted by chaotic riots and vandalism with charges of violence leveled at both protestors and police. Some stores have been looted and destroyed. Some buildings and businesses in communities were set on fire. In a few places, including the nation’s capital, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear peaceful protestors. At the Keansburg waterfront Tuesday evening, an estimated 300 people of different races came together peacefully to join the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. A few organizers spoke to the crowd about holding racists accountable for their actions. Then, the crowd started to march. But the Keansburg protest was “nothing but peaceful and empowering,” according to 24-year-old protestor and Middletown resident Cara Mitchinson. “People from all walks of life showed up to defend the rights of our black community and demand justice for the horrific death of George Floyd,” she said. The article originally appeared in the June 4 – 10, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “If I’m not over here blowin’ up stuff, if I’m not over here messin’ up my community, then what are y’all doing?” Terrence said in a passionate delivery June 1 in Minneapolis. “Y’all doing nothing because that’s not going to bring my brother back at all. My family is a peaceful family.” Terrence Floyd, George’s brother, spoke out this week to send a message of peace to the rioters. The protesters marched from La Playa Restaurant on Beachway Avenue to the Keansburg Police Department, with police officers flanking protesters as they walked. They held homemade signs about the BLM movement, George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Marchers chanted the entire time, preaching messages like “No Justice, No Peace” and “I Can’t Breathe,” Floyd’s words as he was being held down during his arrest. The Hennepin County medical examiner concluded the manner of Floyd’s death was homicide. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been fired and charged with second-degree murder in the incident.
By The Nelson Daily SportsEight players from the Kootenay Wildcats have tickets booked to play in the 2010-11 Female Midget AAA All Star Game Friday at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.The contest is the second annual in the brief history of the B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA League.Headlining the Wildcats selections are two members of the B.C. U18 Provincial Team members Aimee DiBella of Nelson and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy.DiBella was named on defence while Oddy is a forward. Also selected are rearguards Randi Brown of Castlegar and Holly Nikirk of Invermere and forwards Hailey McLean of Trail, Shannon Hall of Midway, Kiana Strand of Invermere, and Shea Weighhill of Midway.Brown, Oddy, McLean and Hall will play for Team White while DiBella, Nikirk, Strand and Shea Weighhill will be on the roster of Team Blue. Forty players (12 defensemen, 24 forwards and four goaltenders) have been selected, representing each of the five Female Midget AAA teams. Players were selected based on their on-ice and off-ice performance by the All Star Game selection committee.During the first and second intermission of the game a skills competition will be held for all the participating All Star players. The skill competition will include: fastest skater and a breakaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Kelly, also competed in the 14 year-old category, winning a Silver Medal for her impressive All Around performance, a Gold Medal for her flawless Floor Exercise routine and three ribbons — a fourth on Vault, fifth on Uneven Bars and a seventh on Balance Beam. Team Glacier Gym Club sent an allstar squad to the 2015 BC Provincial Championships in North Vancouver.The gymnasts registered some great performances against top level clubs from the Lower Mainland the BC with almost everyone on the team returning with medals. Gwen McCrory won the Gold Medal on the Floor exercise, her amazing leap sequence setting her apart from the rest of the Level 6: 13 year-old category. McCrory also won a 10th place ribbon on Uneven Bars. Brianne Stefani, competed in the Level 7: 11 & under category in her first Provincial Championships, dazzling the judges with her unshakeable Beam routine, earning a Bronze medal on that event. Stefani also won the sixth place ribbon for her Floor Exercise routine. Ella Keelan brought home four awards in the Level 8: 16 years & up category. She placed an exciting seventh for her All Around performance in the challenging Level 8 category and won ribbons on three events; sixth on Balance Beam, sixth on Floor Exercise and a seventh on Uneven Bars. Another 1st timer, Teagan McTague, competed in the Level 6: 14 year-old category; claiming the Bronze medal for her elegant Floor Exercise routine. “These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts are,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.“Our club’s gymnasts train 4-8 hours less per week then the clubs we compete against and our girls look just as skilled and polished,” Long added. “Despite our lack of training time, we are very competitive in the Province.”Mallard’s Source for sports would like to commend the Glacier gymnasts on a job well done and select the squad Team of the Week.The team includes Ella Keelan, Olivia Kelly, Sara Tolles, Teagan McTague, Gwen McCrory, Abby Majeski, Brianne Stefani and Kylee Dyck.Provincials Results: Abby Majeski competed in her first Provincial Championships in the Level 6: 10 & under category and returned with two ribbons — a seventh on Floor Exercise and a tenth on Uneven Bars.
The best way for a struggling team to right the ship is to jump on the back of one of its leaders.Veteran Jordan Davie delivered in spades, scoring the winning goal in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory, the second time this season Nelson has defeated Grand Forks in overtime, snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Heritage City franchise.The season series is now tied between the teams at 3-3.Davie, finishing the game with three points, scored the winning goal at 2:10 of the second overtime.Nelson played like a desperate team for most of the contest. After falling behind 3-0 to a Bruins team that had posted three straight wins over the Leafs, Nelson out shot the visitors 30-10 in the final 40 minutes to complete the comeback.Second period goals by Sam Weber, on the power play, and defeceman Dash Thompson, cut the margin to 3-2 after the 40 minutes of play.Levi Hulston tied the game early in the third period before Davie completed the rally during the extra period.Hulston and defenceman Cole Arcuri each had two points for Nelson.Former Leaf Tyler Fyfe, Logan Casavant and Trey Mason replied for Grand Forks which has lost three straight games.Patrick Ostermann, who has been playing great for Nelson in goal, registered the win between the pipes stopping 17 or 20 shots.Meanwhile Nikki Maclurzynski faced 40 shots in the Grand Forks nets.Nelson, climbing to within a point of third-place Grand Forks in Murdoch Division standings, will try to make it two straight before the Christmas break when the Leafs visit the Braves Wednesday night in Spokane.Next home game for Nelson is the annual New Years Eve game Thursday, December 31 against Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Game time is 2:30 p.m.