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Annual Pancake Breakfast

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On Saturday July 11th why not start your Pacific Days celebra- tions off by taking your friends and family out to breakfast at the annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser being held at the Pa- cific/Algona Community Center. A delicious pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 am to 10:00 am and will cost only $7 for adults and $3 for kids under 10 years old. It is a tasty way to support the youth and seniors in our community. Don't forget to stick around after breakfast and get your lawn chairs lined up along 3rd Ave for the Pacific Days Parade starting at 10:00 am.

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.

Anthony D'Angelo

Protecting Washington Homeowners & Buyers

As we all know, a financial recession is upon us. It has created hardships for many of our personal budgets as well as those of our neighbors. If you are a homeowner there are many resources available to assist you. For example, the Washington State Department of Fi- nancial Institutions wants to let you know free fore- closure counseling is available and offers some tips for those having trouble making their monthly mort- gage payments: Take advantage of free foreclosure counseling. To contact a coun- selor, call the Washington State Homeownership Information Hot- line at 1.877.894.HOME (1.877.894.4663) or visit www.homeownership.wa.gov for a list of counselors in your area. If you fall behind on your payments, call or write your mortgage lender immediately. Don't ignore letters from your lender. Stay in your home to make sure you qualify for assistance. Lenders don't have to accept all proposals and are not obligated to do so. So don’t wait till the last minute to contact your lender. Explore every alternative to losing your home. Beware of foreclosure rescue scams. Don't sign anything you don't understand. If the lender refuses to take partial payments, you should put this money aside to help negotiate with the lender later. If you're a senior citizen or are disabled and are facing a foreclo- sure action because of unpaid property taxes or special assess- ments, you may be eligible to postpone payment of your property taxes or special assessments under two programs in Washington. Contact your local County Assessor’s Office or an attorney for more in- formation. Remember that signing over the deed to someone else doesn’t necessarily relieve you of your loan ob- ligation. Remember to use registered or certified mail in all your correspondence on legal matters. 2


The Year Was 1948 **

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