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Beer Never Solves Problems

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SALKUM — “Beer may not solve your problems, but neither will water or milk” says the reader board sign at the Salkum Super Market. I appreciate the good (but a little twisted) humor of store owner Peter Meller. He’s the man behind the “good giggle” in the Salkum Super Eschews Modern Technology; Supports Good Giggle story (May 2012) and the Free Beer Tomorrow brief (Jan. ... Read More »

Free Beer Tomorrow At Salkum Super Market

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SALKUM — Some people just don’t seem to have a sense of humor. The sign over the Salkum Super Market today advertises “curved yellow fruit 59¢ lb., free beer tomorrow.” I asked the clerks inside, “Have your customers gotten a good giggle over your sign?” She frowned at me over her reading glasses and thought about it for a moment ... Read More »

Salkum Super Eschews Modern Technology; Supports Good Giggle

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SALKUM — The Salkum Super Market has taken a step back in time and technology and a step forward in imagination and good humor with the installation of a new public telephone service located just outside of store doors. “We didn’t even know when they took the (public) phone out,” said store clerk Theresa Whitney, “one day it was just ... Read More »

Winlock’s Veteran’s Day Parade

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Better late than never! I had forgotten about this batch of photos until this morning — and for shame! Who could forget about the vets?? Winlock puts on one heck of a Veteran’s Day celebration each year. Here are some of the highlights of the day … Onlookers line the streets of Winlock as the Veterans Day Parade began at ... Read More »

Small Towns, Big Dreams: Onalaska & Mossyrock

In the last 30 days I’ve had the privilege to attend events in both Mossyrock and Onalaska. The school buses from each of these communities drive by my house every morning, gathering their precious cargo and taking them back home each afternoon. There is a group of citizens in each of these towns who are striving to build a better, ... Read More »

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