News in Brief: Lose Weight, Win Cash With Chehalis Parks and Recreation; Centralia Plans to Paint Streets; Stockmens Coalition to Hold Special Meeting on Equine Herpes Virus


Lose Weight, Win Cash With Chehalis Parks and Recreation

By The Chronicle

    Chehalis Parks and Recreation is offering a 12-week weight loss challenge beginning Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Fred Hess Kitchen at 235 S.W. 13th Street, Chehalis. The program will provide information and tips on:

    • Good nutrition and long-term wellness

    • Group Support

    • Personal wellness coach

    • Free meal planner

    • Weekly prizes

    The cost is $40. For a registration form or for more information contact the Chehalis Parks and Recreation Office at 748-0271.

Centralia Plans to Paint Streets

By The Chronicle

    Centralia city workers have begun refreshing street paint markings.

    Motorists are advised to use extra caution when driving in work areas as city crews refresh railroad crossings, yellow curbing, center lines, intersections, crosswalks and fog lines. 

    Subject to weather conditions, painting is expected to be complete by mid-September.

    Contact the Centralia Public Works Department at 330-7512 with questions about the painting projects.

Stockmens Coalition to Hold Special Meeting on Equine Herpes Virus

By The Chronicle

    State Veterinarian Leonard Eldridge will address a special public meeting of the nonprofit Stockmens Coalition Wednesday evening in Oakville, giving information about a highly contagious horse disease.

    Eldridge will provide first-hand knowledge and guidance to help owners manage and gain information on how to combat Equine Herpes Virus 1, otherwise known as EHV-1.

    Recent outbreaks have caused concern for horse owners and the horse industry about the immediate impact of the virus, according to the Stockmens Coalition.

    The meeting is free to the public, and will take place at 6 p.m. at the Oakville Rodeo Grounds just west of Oakville, along U.S. Highway 12.

    Members of the Stockmens Coalition are asked to bring canned food to support their food drive for local food banks.

    For more information, contact Nick Cockrell at (360) 470-8999 or


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