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WHH - Front Page

East County Rentals offers top of the line equipment
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East County Rentals offers top of the line equipment

If you’re looking for top of the line equipment to rent at the most economical price and don’t want to travel more than three-quarters of an hour, East County Rentals of Elma is at your service.

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Marina redevelopment gives Tokeland community a new outlook on the future
Marina redevelopment gives Tokeland community a new outlook on the future

Part I of II

 

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

It began with godwits.

Every year, Shoalwater Bay and the northern beaches of Willapa Bay harbor tens of thousands of migrating shorebirds, and it was one of these species that came to the attention of Tokeland leaders and led, in a way, to the Port of Willapa Harbor’s “Tokeland Marina Redevelopment Project”.

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TC - Community News

62nd May Day to be celebrated this weekend

The 62nd-annual May Day Festival will be taking place this Friday and Saturday throughout Vader, with this year’s theme being "Cruisin’ Into Spring."

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And what May flowers they are
And what May flowers they are

The tulips are blooming verdantly in Ryderwood—a sign of the gentle spring weather that is beginning to grace us all. Forecasters are reporting sunny days this week, so be sure to get out and enjoy the sunshine and take time to befriend local gardeners.

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Local schools cutting positions to combat budgetary shotfalls

The Winlock School District is expecting to eliminate nine full-time-equivalent teaching positions and one full-time-equivalent administrative position for the 2013-2014 school year in light of continued decreases in enrollment and state funding.

Having suffered a 7.8% enrollment drop below projections for the current year, Superintendent Shannon Criss said the continuing trend of low enrollment and shrinking state funds has taken its toll on the district.

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Student performers learn and share traditional Mexican folk dancing
Student performers learn and share traditional Mexican folk dancing

Lewis County’s summer festival season will be kicking off this weekend, accompanied by a series of performances from Winlock’s Mexico Within the Heart dance program.

Founded and organized by APOLO instructor Rosie Luna, the program consists of Winlock students from all grades and backgrounds and seeks to teach the audience, as well as participants, the history and significance of Mexican folk dancing.

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Students get a rise from Space Needle experiment
Students get a rise from Space Needle experiment

Physics students from Toledo High School were able to closely calculate the height of the Space Needle with, of all things, bathroom scales and stopwatches during a field trip to Seattle April 24.

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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 05.01.13

The Garage Sale weekend was a busy and successful time for all who participated. The town was absolutely full of sales and shoppers; and shoppers didn’t go home empty-handed. This sort of event is what this little Town is famous for: great deals, enough food to “tie you over”, and friendly people. The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative and the town looks fantastic!

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The Spirit of the Cowlitz: THe Black Robes - Part 4
Father Demers described one of the ancient Cowlitz customs with regard to burial.  “They scarcely allowed the eyes of the sick man to close before they are covered with aikwa, a kind of shell they use for money: he is clad in his best clothes and wrapped in a blanket; four posts arte driven into the ground; in these posts holes are bored, through which sticks are passed, upon which is placed the canoe destined to receive the corpse placed in file with his ancestors.  They place him face downward with his head pointing toward the mouth of the river.  Not a handful of dust is placed upon him, the canoe is covered with a great number of mats and all is over.  
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Toledo News 05.01.13

Danny Aguilar served us breakfast Sunday morning at Toledo High School's second Track Team fundraiser. His stats: long jump 8th in State at 19.9 feet, triple jump 8th in District, and in the top 25% at 200 meters. Plus fast delivery at breakfast. Keep up the good work, Danny.

New Life Church invites you to dinner Wednesday nights 5:10 - 6 p.m. Menu items change each week. Donations accepted, not required. Call (360) 864-4366.

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Vader News
The Lions Club held their yearly election of officers, Carol Broom will take the leadership as President and Lois Wilson as Vice President. Kathy Croawford is now Secretary and Donna Rogers will keep her position as Treasurer. Don Hanson has the auspicious position of "Lion Tamer". A Bingo Night will commence on Friday. The event is sponsored by the Lions and your invited to come and have a fund evening. They also invite you to join them in helping the community, join them on the first Thursday of the month with a potluck starting at 6 p.m. and the third Thursday at 7 p.m.
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Winlock News 05.01.13

The Winolequa Garden Club will be hosting their annual Plant and Bake Sale this coming Friday and Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., they will be set up at the corner of Front and Fir Streets, just behind 1st Street Styling. I’ve been to this sale, you guys, and there will be plenty of awesome deals. For more information, please contact Brenda at (360) 785-3221.

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TC - Obituaries

Dora Cline

Dora Florence Grauman Christensen Cline, of Winlock, died April 30, 2013. Born April 16, 1924, she was 89 years old.

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TC - Government

Castle Rock concert continuing despite drug and noise concerns

Music festival organizers downplayed concerns over amplified sounds, increased traffic and potential drug use during the April 22 Castle Rock City Council meeting.

A 2-stage festival put on by Schools Out 4 Summer III is scheduled for June 1 and 2 on private acreage at Larson Ln. SW and has been billed as EDM (Electronic Dance Music) plus Hip-Hop, Rock and Folk/Acoustic. Concerns regarding Go Go Girls and $5 discounted tickets to "girls in schoolgirl outfits" were brought by resident G. W. Griffith, to which festival spokesman Greg Meakin said were meant to be harmless youthful entertainment.

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Vader considering offer for police coverage from Toledo

An option to use the police services of Toledo is now on the table as Vader continues to seek out law enforcement alternatives.

Discussed by the Vader City Council during a workshop Friday night, Vader Mayor Ken Smith reported Toledo has offered the use of a full-time officer to work for Vader 40 hours per week if Vader agrees to pay the costs associated with that officer’s salary and work expenses. Smith said the proposal coincides with the graduation of Toledo officer Ron Pumphrey from the full time police academy Wednesday, with Pumphrey, who lives in the Vader area, being pitched as the officer who would work for the city.

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Winlock utility rates causing business owners to consider moving out of town
Winlock utility rates causing business owners to consider moving out of town

When tax season is over, Viola Chickese’s accounting business goes from bustling to bare, which she says is typical for May through December.

Most accountants try to balance out these lean times with a strong turnout of clients earlier in the year, but Chickese said this balancing act is getting tougher in Winlock due to the city’s high water and sewer rates, causing her to think about moving out of town.

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Winlock valve debate stands to derail $76,500 grant offering

An end to the First St. pipe replacement debate could be on the horizon in Winlock, but efforts may come too little too late to accept a repaving grant from the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), which was dependant on completion of the project.

Mayor Glen Cook stated during the April 22 Winlock City Council Meeting he believes the city may miss its opportunity to accept a $76,500 grant awarded by TIB in November of 2011. Cook said TIB has gone out of its way to continue offering the grant in light of the council’s insistence against passing a resolution accepting the funds, and said Winlock may be barred from applying for future TIB grants for at least 10 years if TIB withdraws their offer.

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TC - Sports

Misner Announces Retirement after 38 years of CR Basketball
Misner Announces Retirement after 38 years of CR Basketball

Longtime Castle Rock basketball coach Don Misner announced he would be retiring after a career of successfully coaching both boy’s and girl’s teams.

This past winter, Misner led the vaunted girls team to the WIAA State Championship game. Yakima is not a strange place for Misner as his teams frequently visited the Sundome. Over the last three years his girls teams finished their season there including a 2nd place and semi-final finish.

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TC Sports 05.01.13
TC Sports 05.01.13
The Toledo/Winlock Lady Warhawks exacted a little revenge on Castle Rock Tuesday for several years of beatings by besting the Lady Rockets 23-3 and 11-1 in a double header of Trico League Fastpitch.

While most of the Warkhawks had success with the bat, Kennedi Collins went 6-8 and knocked in six RBIs. She also accounted for two doubles, two triples and a home run over six innings.

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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury Report 05.01.13
An Onalaska Man has been killed after veering into the Jersey barrier on I-5 in Napavine Friday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Micheal E. Seifert, 61, had been traveling southbound near Exit 72 when his 1997 Toyota pickup swerved into the barrier, puncturing the left, front tire. The vehicle continued traveling with the driver’s side scraping against the barrier for approximately 600 feet before coming to a stop.

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Sunshine and tragedy: The trend of motorcycle deaths in Washington

Olympia – It might not be THIS weekend, but the Washington State Patrol is gearing up for the first sunny spring weekend of 2013, and the unfortunate motorcycle crashes that always seem to follow.

In a typical year, one or two riders die that first nice weekend, and several more are injured. The reasons are predictable: speeding or driving under the influence. 

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TC - LC's Most Wanted

Lewis County's Most Wanted - Alex P. MacKenzie
Lewis County's Most Wanted - Alex P. MacKenzie

Alex P. MacKenzie, 25, of Toledo, is wanted by Lewis County $7,100 in warrants failing to appear for charges of DUI and indecent exposure.

Note: The Sheriff’s Office has since reported this warrant is no longer active.

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TC - Business

Farmer's Market sees record turnout in Winlock
Farmer's Market sees record turnout in Winlock

The Winlock Farmer's Market saw a record 15 vendors setting up shop today--more than double what organizers say has been the norm in the five years of the market's history.

Operated by the Winlock Lions Club, the Farmer's Market is open to all local vendors with produce and hand-made wares for sale, and lead organizer Jeanie Emmenegger said there is still room despite the bumper turnout.

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