Construction commences for new Toledo Valley View Clinic
( TOLEDO ) – Shovel ceremonies kick off the efforts to build a brand new medical clinic in Toledo. The new Valley View Health Center clinic will total 3200 square feet. The majority of the cost for the new $800,000 clinic is coming from grants. It’s hoped the new six treatment room facility off Ramsey Way facility will be open in October.
Additional demand for new free health care clinic
( CENTRALIA ) – It had been a pretty sluggish start for an upstart Christian medical clinic that offers free medical care and a healthy dose of the Gospel. Just a few patients would show up for the offerings at the new Health and Hope Medical Outreach after opening in February. But, things have been picking up. The clinic recently has been seeing approaching or near capacity levels. The free clinic operates Tuesday night from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Northwest Pediatrics office.
Food banks see smaller donations totals from big food drive
( CENTRALIA ) – They were hoping for more. In some cases, a lot more. Unfortunately, local donations from the recent letter carrier’s drive are down the previous year. That’s the case for both the Centralia and the Greater Chehalis Food Banks. In Centralia they received 1000 fewer pounds. The food drive is crucial since giving dwindles during the summer months and doesn’t pick up until the Christmas food drives.
Wanted man shows up to police station with own handcuffs
( CENTRALIA ) – Police initially believed he might be an escapee. A 21-year-old man walked into the Centralia Police Department while wearing handcuffs. Aaron Perez had a story about fooling around with friends when it happened. After arriving at the police department, officers found he wasn’t an escapee. But, the Centralia resident was wanted. He was taken to the Lewis County Jail for an outstanding warrant. He was jailed with the handcuffs he had been wearing.