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Chris Waggoner, Class of 1980 performing at the Columbia Theatre

April 20, 2013 by Chris Waggoner (Register to contact)

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Hey everyone, I will be performing at the Columbia Theatre on Friday, July 26th, 2013. We are on our maiden national tour with "Play ME, the music of NEIL DIAMOND". I will have special guest, class of 1981, Lori Gayle Willcuts singing with me. We will party afterwards for sure. Ticket are on sale soon (360) 575-XXXX .

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One case of whooping cough confirmed at Mark Morris High School in Longview  KPTV.com

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Mark Morris High School warns parents of whooping cough exposure  Longview Daily News

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Mark Morris High School track vandalized  Longview Daily News

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Kelso, Mark Morris high school seniors in Presidential Scholars pool  Longview Daily News

Two local high school seniors are in the running for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation's highest academic honors.



Principal to Mark Morris High School graduating class: 'Be hungry'  Longview Daily News

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Mark Morris High School honor roll  Longview Daily News

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Mark Morris grad is heading to the top  Longview Daily News

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Longview school district faces budget deficits  Longview Daily News

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Whooping cough spreads to Kelso School District | Local | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

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Longview high school teachers fight new schedule  Longview Daily News

Starting next school year, Longview high schools will switch from six- to seven-period days in an attempt to improve on-time graduation rates.



Longview schools look to the future  Longview Daily News

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Longview teachers go on strike  Longview Daily News

Longview teachers will go on strike Thursday morning after decisively rejecting the district's offer for a 6.9 percent average pay raise.



Boy accused of threatening Mark Morris High School  Longview Daily News

A 14-year old boy was arrested Monday night on suspicion of posting an online threat against Mark Morris High School and later telling police that he did not ...



Lillard coming to Longview on Sunday | Sports  Longview Daily News

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Kelso High School to hold food drives at basketball games  Longview Daily News

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Longview to keep school zone at Mark Morris High School  Longview Daily News

The 15th Avenue speed zone at Mark Morris High School will remain a 20 mph school zone even after a new traffic signal is installed in August.



Mark Morris High School students cash in on scholarships  Longview Daily News

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Pre-apprenticeship 'fills a gap' in Longview students' career options  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District is leading the charge in Southwest Washington to offer its students a fast track into the trades.



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Longview-bred doctor dies in Florida shooting  Longview Daily News

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Longview teachers, district to negotiate over weekend  Longview Daily News

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Former Mark Morris teacher sentenced to 60 days jail  Longview Daily News

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Mark Morris Foundation awards $25,000 in scholarships  Longview Daily News

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One high school or two?  Longview Daily News

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Camas Boys Swim Team Wins Saturday's SW Washington Invitational  Lacamas Magazine

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Longview teachers receive 9 percent pay raise, return to work  Longview Daily News

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Former Mark Morris teacher charged with sexual misconduct with a minor  Longview Daily News

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Local schools participate in national walkout Wednesday  Longview Daily News

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Honors student identified as driver in fatal crash  Longview Daily News

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Police recommend sexual misconduct charges for Mark Morris teacher  Longview Daily News

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Standout Grad: Nathan Leslie, Mark Morris  Longview Daily News

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Long-Bell Steakhouse opens in Monticello Hotel Friday  Longview Daily News

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Longview teen arrested after social media school shooting threat  KPTV.com

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Kelso Presidential Scholar candidate represents LGBTQ community  Longview Daily News

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School robotics teams put creations on display ahead of district event  Longview Daily News

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Title team, coaching legend highlight MM Hall class  Longview Daily News

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Sheriff Nelson bids farewell  Longview Daily News

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Potential high school merger could lead to sale of MM campus  Longview Daily News

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Lillard comes to Longview, raises $19,800  Longview Daily News

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Buzzer-beater sinks Columbia River boys in 45-42 loss to Mark Morris  The Columbian

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Columbia River turns out record swim meet at 2A district  The Columbian

The Columbia River boys swimming team wants to have its highest ever finish next week at the state championships.



Local robotic teams compete in qualifying tournament, receives funding  Longview Daily News

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Longview teachers march; negotiators meet  Longview Daily News

Longview students will not return to school as scheduled Wednesday after a long day of bargaining Monday failed to yield a contract agreement.



Former MM teacher pleads not guilty to sexual misconduct charges  Longview Daily News

Lindsay Norwood, the former Mark Morris High School teacher accused of having sex with a student, pleaded not guilty to her charges Tuesday.



Longview opts not to change fireworks laws  Longview Daily News

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Ronald "Brad" Price  Longview Daily News

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How to fund potential high school merger far from certain, panel admits  Longview Daily News

If no one buys Mark Morris High School, Longview's proposed high school consolidation likely won't happen, facilities committee member Bob Guide predicted.



R.A. Long grad earns rare 4.0 GPA in software engineering at Cal Poly  Longview Daily News

An R.A Long High School alumnus just pulled off an academic mission impossible.



Zachary L. Tackwell  Longview Daily News

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Local alternative high schools seeing increases in enrollment  Longview Daily News

Sophomore Shelby Worth said if it weren't for Longview's alternative high school, she would have been a dropout.



Mark Morris cheerleaders appear in Disney parade  Longview Daily News

On Christmas Day, two Mark Morris High School cheerleaders helped usher in the holiday by appearing in the televised Disney Parks Frozen Celebration ...



LGBTQ teens find solace in Longview Public Library's Rainbow Community club  Longview Daily News

Karkat Stafford admitted he's made some new friends since joining a club at the library. But he's lost some, too.



Longview high school sophomore hopes to be mayor  Longview Daily News

Spencer Boudreau may look like a typical high school sophomore, but he has very different goals. One of them is to be Longview's mayor.



Ridgefield football calls an audible as season approaches  clarkcountytoday.com

While acknowledging the timing of a major change might not be ideal to some, Ridgefield High School officials are looking forward to a *fresh* start for its football ...



Teacher-strike supporter threatened with ticket for honking  Longview Daily News

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Crowd at school board meeting backs Toutle basketball coach  Longview Daily News

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Quest Academy continues to grow two months after opening  Longview Daily News

When teachers at Mark Morris High School recommended that Roman Prewitt enroll in special classes to work with his autism, there weren't any local options.



Standout Grad: Amber Torell, a leader on the rise  Longview Daily News

This is the conclusion of our Standout Grad profile series.



Saturday Bill of Rights rally to feature Sheriff Nelson, Rep. Walsh, Joey Gibson  Longview Daily News

A “Bill of Rights Bash” Saturday at the Longview Civic Circle will feature prominent speakers, including Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson, State Rep.



After 27 years, Mark Morris band teacher John Swecker gives his final bow  Longview Daily News

John Swecker's morning got a jump-start Friday when the choir crammed into the band room to sing him "Happy Birthday" to the tune of the "Hallelujah Chorus."



Prolific Longview-bred actor Brian Thompson hops aboard 'The Orville'  Longview Daily News

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Jumbo's Toy run set for Sunday | Local  Longview Daily News

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Youth & Family Link programs | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

A variety of free programs are offered through Youth & Family Link.



No more school zone cameras  Longview Daily News

Longview drivers left school zone traffic cameras in their rear-view mirrors Tuesday.



Haunted houses reopen for Halloween season | Local  Longview Daily News

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Northlake elementary's location is an educational advantage, teachers say  Longview Daily News

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People  Longview Daily News

Years of *service* are recognized.



School bond process enters next phase  Longview Daily News

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Months after getting medical license back, neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw can't find a job  Longview Daily News

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