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Elaine Olney – 80th birthday

Eliane Olney celebrates her 80th birthday with a no-gift open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Nooksack Valley Reformed Church, 602 E. Second St. Elaine was born on Oct. 22, 1934, in Bellingham. ...

Mary McPhail

Mary Elaine McPhail, age 89, of Sumas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Arrangements are by Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service…. This content is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? ...

Births – published Oct. 15

Ginaya Leigh Hanson Jenine and Chris Hanson of Sumas welcomed a daughter, Ginaya Leigh, on Sept. 29, 2014, at the Bellingham Birth Center. She weighed eight pounds, six ounces, and joins brother Grant, ...

Letters to the editor – published Oct. 15

Supports McClure Jeff McClure should be re-elected to his seat on the Whatcom County PUD Commission. I have worked with Jeff and his architecture firm on development projects around the county on several ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 15 Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, ...

For Custer area, county resending WID ballots

WHATCOM -— The county is sending out correct instructions for voting on the proposed Drayton Watershed Improvement District, after incorrect instructions were sent out at first. “Hold on to your ballots ...

Planning Comm. District 3 vacancy

WHATCOM -— The County Council wants to fill a District 3 opening on the county Planning Commission by Oct. 28. District 3 is generally west of the Guide Meridian. Applicants must be qualified registered ...

Social issues forum Thursday

BELLINGHAM — Hunger, homelessness and social services will be topics at the Oct. 16 forum featuring candidates for Washington state legislative districts 40 and 42. The forum is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Ballots being mailed today —two days earlier

WHATCOM — Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed to Whatcom County registered voters on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This is two days earlier than in prior elections to allow extra time for mail ...

African Children’s Choir here Oct. 29

LYNDEN -— The African Children’s Choir, with local chaperones, performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. The children bring their smiles, voices and ...