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"" ' 5.58 e8 - e8 - BE) _ SMALL TOWN PAPERS EL, 217 W COTA ST T ) ## SHELTON WA 98.584-2263 L/ IPIhl,ltd,.,,I,,u,ql,,tPId,q,uhll,lhll,dh'lddu'' January 23, 2014 NEWS 10 YEARS AGO January 29, 2004 The Lucerne Christian Church is pleased to announce that Dirk Raderstoffhas been selected as the new Pastor of the church. 5 YEARS AGO January 22, 2009 January weather has been extreme both this year and last. Who doesn't remember the January flood of 2008? Ram_fall totals in this area were at least 7 inches, and all of it coming in a very short period of time. State Road 35 North and State Road 16 both East and West were closed for several days. Janu- ary 2009 has been extreme also be- ginning with prolonged ice storms. Power lines were downed and some folks were without power for 50 plus hours. Then came the "deep freeze"! Temperatures recorded on the 15th were, -11 degrees and on the 16th it was -23 degrees. 1 YEAR AGO January 24, 2013 Food4Kids is sponsoring a Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry on Sat- urday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Center UMC Family Life Center. Food is distrib- uted on a first come, first serve basis to individuals who meet the income guidelines. With the onset of winter, schools are always left with the decision to close or delay in inclement weather. The past few winters have been mild, so we have been very fortunate. This winter is a different story! Pioneer schools have already missed a total of 7 days due to inclement weather and loss of heat. You may ask how is the decision made to close school or delay? Board policy at Pioneer Re- gional School Corporation states that "Superintendent may close schools, delay opening of school, or dismiss school early when such alterations in the regular session is required for the protection of the health and safety of students and staff members. He will prepare administrative guidelines for the proper and timely notification of concemed persons in the event of an emergency closing of schools". On days when there is a ques- tion of the safety for the students, Dale Calloway, Bus Barn Supervi- sor, goes out at 4:00 a.m. to asses the road 'conditions. He goes to typical problem spots first to asses their condition. He then consults with other schools in the county and with the county highway de- partment to assist with the deci- sion. He then confers with Dr. Bess, Superintendent of Pioneer Schools, who makes the ultimate decision. Mr. Calloway has been with Pioneer School Corporation for 33 years, so has many years of experience under his belt. Mr. Calloway says sometimes you al- most feel as if "George" has to make the decision. Washington, were no built in snow days in that is, on the quarter he has in his this year's calendar, so the board pocket! The most important factor voted to use President's Day, a in any decision is the safety of the scheduled day off, as a snow students of the Pioneer School day. Therefore,school will be in Corporation. When asked about session on President's Day. The wind chill, Mr. Calloway says remainder of the days will be when the wind chill is -20 to -25, made up at the end of the year. a delay or closing will be called. The students last day was origi- If a bus would get stuck or have nally scheduled for Thursday, problems, it does not take long for May 22, 2014. After the Presi- them to get very cold and unsafe dent's Day make up and the two for the students, days applied to the State for a In case of a delay or closing, lis- waiver, the last school day ten to ; WSAL, Hoosier 103, scheduled for students is Friday, WMYK Classic Hits, Channel 13 May 30, 2014, and Monday, (Indianapolis) or Channel 18 June 2, 2014 for teachers. Grad- (Lafayette). Students and staff uation for the Class of 2014 is also receive a text message to in- scheduled for Sunday, June 1, : form them of closings and delays. 2014. Pray for nice weather! So, where are we with the clos- ings we have had thus far? There