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Church to

hold first

service and open house

The rock church in Coulee Dam will host its first service and open house this Sunday, October 9, after the Almira Community Church took ownership.

Pastor Paul McArthur said a brunch and games with an apple theme would be offered after the 8:45 a.m. service, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Encouraging Raider gear

Dig out your Lake Roosevelt shirts and jackets; it’s time to make a color splash for Raider home games. Lake Roosevelt personnel are encouraging fans to wear Raider colors to show support for home athletic games. If you don’t have Raider gear, you can order shirts or jackets by contacting Sheila Darnold at the high school, 633-1442. Or you can purchase Raider gear at Sunflower Graphics or at Button It.

Some rural burning can

resume

While the statewide permanent burning ban within most cities and towns remains in effect, Grant County lifted its county-wide outdoor burn ban Oct. 1.

Choir will sing golden oldies

The Coulee Community Choir will perform “The Golden Oldies,” a program of song, Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. The public is invited.

Monday

deadline

for voter

registration

Monday, Oct. 10, is the deadline for online and mail-in voter registration ahead of the General Election.

Washington Secretary of State Wyman and state Elections Director Lori Augino said Tuesday that county election departments will also honor mail-in applications with an Oct. 11 postmark.

The Oct. 10 deadline could have been a problem for some who are registering by mail, since that is a federal holiday and the post office will not process or postmark on that day or on Sunday the 9th.

That means the functional deadline to mail the form would be Oct. 8, which would violate the National Voter Registration Act provision that says no state may have a mail-in voter registration deadline longer than 30 days. Oct. 8 would be 31 days before Election Day.

Wyman, herself a former county auditor, said it made no sense that a voter acting in good faith could mail on time, but not get a timely postmark.

Wyman and the state Elections Division, in an email early last week, recommended that all counties honor an Oct. 11 postmark.

Oct. 10 at midnight remains the deadline for online registration.

In-person registration at the county elections offices also remains an option through Oct. 31.

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