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South Sound

Wreck closes lanes on I-5 for two hours

A rollover accident blocked the two left lanes of southbound traffic on Interstate 5 for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon near Fort Lewis, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.

Traffic was backed up between mileposts 125 and 120, after the rollover near the Fort Lewis front gate to Bridgeport Ave. around 3:45 p.m., the DOT reported. The freeway was clear by 5:30 p.m., the agency said.

A Washington State Patrol dispatcher said Sunday that the rollover resulted in a minor injury.


Pancakes to be eaten at annual Lions Club event

The Lacey Sunrise Lions Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. March 17.

The breakfast will be held in the cafeteria at the North Thurston High School, 600 N.E. Sleater-Kinney Road. The club is adding an extra grill and serving line to handle the increase in customers in the past few years. The breakfast will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Biscuits and hot sausage gravy also will be available.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children and can be purchased at the door or by calling Andrew Barkis at 360-507-5228.

The breakfast will also feature a Corvette show with more than 20 cars, put on by Corvettes de Olympia.

All proceeds go to community service projects such as glasses and hearing aids, wheelchair ramps, The Thurston County Food Bank, and blindness prevention programs.

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Casual clothes collected for troops serving abroad

The Thurston County Youth Court Program is collecting "casual" clothes and recreational items for troops deployed overseas. Ashley Irving, a Black Hills High School student whose father is a civilian working in the war zone, discovered that the troops, especially women, have a shortage of casual clothes to use when taking R&R in countries such as Qatar. Also needed are new undergarments, and entertainment items such as DVDs, books, magazines, playing cards, travel games, and other diversions.

Community members who would like to donate clothes or entertainment items can contact Rick Peters or Debra Eurich, who are deputy prosecutors, and they will make arrangements to collect and store donated items. They can be contacted at 360-756-5540.


Food bank gets $1,000, plans to buy a freezer

The Tenino Community Service Center has received a $1,000 grant for the Tenino Food Bank.

The grant, from the Fred Meyer Foundation, will be used to buy a freezer.

The food bank, which provides food to low-income families, is operated under the auspices of the community center.


Public will get details on plans for road add-ons

A public hearing on a proposal that affects which parts of the city must add sidewalks, curb, gutter, half streets and alley improvements is scheduled for

6 p.m. today at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. Cota St.

An updated proposal for design and construction standards for frontage improvements addresses concerns raised by the public an the city commission, according to a public works news release.

A copy is available at the Civic Center.