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Ethel Baggen

Ethel Baggen passed away on January 28, 2023 at 98 years of age.  Ethel was hired by the Relief Association in the mid 1970’s to manage the dependent medical.  Ethel was described as a delightful and helpful person, who worked hard and very much enjoyed her job. Her son, Ken Baggen #2523, advises a service […]

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Benefit Enhancements

An error was made in DRS’s system that caused LEOFF 1 duty disability members and their survivors to have taxes withheld on lump-sum payments for any amount over $20,000. DRS is working to quickly resolve this issue and expect all accounts to be corrected and refunded no later than January 31. As of January 24 […]

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Chaplain’s Association

If you have recently donated to the Chaplain’s Association via their Post office Box in the US Mail, your mail may have been marked as “returned to sender” in error.  If you would be so kind to re-mail the item you initially sent, they will receive it.  Their PO Box information is still accurate, and […]

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A Thousand Cuts

In the year 900 in China a new form of execution was established.  Even though it was seldom used, it lasted until 1905.  Now known as “Death by a thousand cuts” it was a combination of torture and execution.  It is also possible to talk about death by a thousand cuts when discussing the idea […]

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