KELA News Headlines for Thursday, October 30, 2014
New Life for Maple Lane School
There’s some new life at Maple Lane School in Grand Mound. Earlier this month the Washington Department of Corrections established a centralized pharmacy in one of the buildings at the former juvenile detention facility. The Olympian reports that DOC has consolidated five pharmacies that served the state’s major correctional facilities into one location. The pharmacy, which is located in the school’s former wood shop building, will fill prescriptions for the state’s nearly 17,000 offenders. According to department officials, DOC expects to save about $1.5 million next year through the consolidation. Maple Lane was closed as a juvenile detention facility nearly three years ago due to state budget cutbacks.
Second Half Property Taxes Due Friday
Your second half property taxes for 2014 are due tomorrow. Lewis County Treasurer Rose Bowman says if you have not already paid your taxes, to avoid long lines at the treasurer's office, you can mail in the payment but it must be postmarked by October 31. You can also put the payment in the dropbox outside the treasurer's office. There are also other options including paying using your bank's online bill pay or through the online payment option at the Lewis County Treasurer's Office website. There is an extra fee if you pay through the county's website and it goes to the provider of the service.
Level 3 Sex Offender Moving to Rochester
A Level 3 sex offender has indicated he is moving to the Rochester area. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reports 28-year old Brad C. Brower has registered that he will be residing in the 19,200 block of Rosemary Street SW in Rochester. Brower has several convictions for sexual crimes from Thurston County Superior Court in 2005. He was sentenced to one year confinement. Brad Brower is described as a white male, 5-feet-11 inches tall weighing 200 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office makes a general public notification when an offender registers as a transient in the county or when an offender’s acts and/or behaviors are considered to be a high risk to the community.
Trick or Treat Trolley Runs Tomorrow
Kids and families will be able to trick-or-treat at participating businesses in Chehalis and the Fairway Shopping Center tomorrow afternoon. Centralia-Chehalis Chamber director Alicia Bull says they will be able to ride for free between those locations on the Trick-Or-Treat Trolley. The trolley rides will begin at 3 and end at 5:30 PM. She says businesses who are participating in the trick-or-treating will have signs in their windows. New this year will be a family-friendly haunted house at the historical museum. In addition to the Chamber, the Trick-or-Treat Trolley is being sponsored by the Twin Cities Trading Post, the Lewis County Historical Museum, Baby Gear and the Fairway Center.