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Thursday, January 17, 2013
January 16, 1993
It's been 20 years already. Two decades ago today, we had 100,000 people gather in Ruston to watch the Asarco Tacoma smelter stack fall. We made national news. Some of of us wept for the end of an era, far more cheered the change. The landscape dramatically changed that day and has been changing ever since.
Join us today as we gather to reminiscence, raffle off a few bricks from the old landmark and celebrate 20 years of change in Ruston - 3-7pm at the VFW Hall, 4741 N. Baltimore.
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Council: Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at Joyce Community Center, 5219 N. Shirley Street. Planning Commission: Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7pm at Joyce Community Center. Check window box in front of town hall for agenda and meeting cancellations.
Town Hall: 5117 N. Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407: 759-3544, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor, Bruce Hopkins: bruceh@RustonWa.org
Council, Jim Hedrick: jimh@RustonWa.org 759-0944
Council, Jane Hunt: janeh@RustonWa.org 759-2364
Council, Lyle Hardin: lyleh@RustonWa.org 759-6227
Council, Deb Kristovich: debk@RustonWa.org 988-8121
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