Category Archives: Remarkable men and women

The Donald and Me, and Salma

By Bruce A. Smith If the 2016 election wasn’t shocking enough, I was stunned even further when I read in the media aftermath that Donald J. Trump had tried to date the same woman that I had attempted to in … Continue reading

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DB Cooper is coming to Graham – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

DB Cooper is coming to Graham! At least a local expert and author, Bruce A. Smith is coming to the Graham Library to present his findings on the famous skyjacker. DB Cooper is the only sky pirate in the history … Continue reading

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Fran and the Volvo

By Barbara Jean Heller Behind the heavy double wooden doors, in its dark chamber resides a Volvo, a four-door sedan, circa 1992, locked. The garage is connected to the brick Tudor at 84 Jeff Street, Garden City. Behind its double … Continue reading

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Graham’s Raymond Cool loses 300 pounds – and keeps it off with his “baby steps”

by Bruce A. Smith Always a big man, Graham resident, Raymond Cool, lost 300 pounds in an inspiring manner – he did it all with small adjustments to his diet that he calls his “baby steps.” Perhaps more importantly, he … Continue reading

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Climber lost on Mount Rainer

  By Bruce A. Smith   A climber became separated from his group and lost Thursday night while descending from the summit of Mount Rainier. Kyle Bufis, 23, was in the company of two mountaineering companions, according to Information Specialist Patti … Continue reading

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People are suffering – how should we respond?

Editor’s Note: The following essay is from a young woman named Gayle Tice. A few words about her and our relationship are in order before you read her story about encountering a homeless vet in Seattle. Gayle is originally from Graham, WA, … Continue reading

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The stories of my father

by Bruce A. Smith Alan W. Smith was my father, and every night of my youth he put me and my sister to bed and told us stories of his life. As we lay in nearby bunks, Dad gave us … Continue reading

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