Published on Thu, Aug 23, 2007
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Hawley first in primary election

In the only primary contest of interest to citizens of Blaine and Birch Bay, Roger Hawley came in first in a three-way race to be fire commissioner in Whatcom Fire District 21, known as North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service.

Hawley received 1,199 votes or 42.1 percent while Kathy Stauffer received 1,137 votes or 39.9 percent.

Eddie Lathers brought up the rear with 515 votes or 18.1 percent. Lathers had been a longtime commissioner when the district was fire district 13. Hawley and Stauffer will face off in the November general election.

School nurses are available to discuss children’s health

Parents with students in school this year should contact Blaine schoolnurses Margaret Gibson or Cheryl Greathouse, regarding their child’s special health concerns. Such concerns can include daily medications, ADHD, severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, or migraine headaches.

The school nurses can be reached at 815-7758 to develop a health care plan for your student. Nurses are available to discuss ways to meet the special health care needs of individual students for the coming year.

Special note to sixth graders

Please note new compliance requirement: all incoming sixth graders must have either varicella immunization or history of chicken pox disease.

Parents are asked to call the middle school office at 332-8226 with the dates of the chicken pox or bring a copy of immunization record to school.

Wharf district master plan meeting postponed

A public hearing advertised for the proposed wharf district master plan on August 23, has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. September 13. City planning staff, however, will provide an informal presentation of the proposal at the planning commission meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at Blaine city hall.

For more information, call 332-8311. More information on the plan can be viewed on the city’s web site at

Haynie Opry last of season

Organizers for the Haynie Opry are wrapping up the season with their final event scheduled this Saturday, featuring entertainers from the Whatcom County area, including musical and performance artist Maria Leighton, vocalists Curtis Hall and “Pops,” who will perform favorites by Eddie Arnold, Webb Pierce and Ray Price. Other performances include “Cowboy Poet” Paul Holtzheimer, fiddler Evelyn Hall and Matt Audette and The Circle of Friends Band performing classics of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Edith Bunker.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, August 25 at the Haynie Grange Hall at 3344 Haynie Road in Custer. Admission is $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 360/366-3321.

By Tara Nelson