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Local vets take time to remember the fallen
Local vets take time to remember the fallen

Members of American Legion Post 101 and VFW Post 3429 lay a wreath and say a prayer at Toledo Cemetery Monday to honor fallen veterans as part of their regular Memorial Day services at area graveyards. Participants started that morning and held services in Napavine, Winlock, Vader and Toledo throughout the day, which included a 12-gun salute and Taps played live on a trumpet. Organizers said this tradition has been taking place at least since the 1960s and received a strong showing of support from residents in attendance.

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Masons observe service of veterans
Masons observe service of veterans

Members of the Little Falls Masonic Lodge arrived for their regular meeting in military vestments in honor of Memorial Day, complete with medals and some even in full uniform. Pictured (from left to right) are Douglas Williams, a Navy veteran, William Butler, an Air Force veteran, Wayne Brown, a Marine Corps veteran, Dave Foskette, a Navy veteran, Manley Michler, a navy veteran, Andy Wilson, a Navy veteran, John Beck, an Army veteran, Clint Hash, a Navy veteran, and Lewis Zion, a Navy veteran. The masons are a community organization who seek to care for local children and the impoverished through regular fundraisers and charity events.

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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Police cadets take to the streets for EVOC
Police cadets take to the streets for EVOC
Cadets with the 2013 Police Reserve Academy gather to drive through an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Winlock Saturday at the yet-developed Grand Prairie Mountain View Estates. Course instructor Ross McDowell, a sergeant with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, said the training was to test cadets’ skill at both low and high speeds, sending them through obstacles such as quick lane changes and threshold breaking, which involves decelerating suddenly from high speeds. Academy Commander and Winlock Chief of Police Terry Williams said vehicle operation is the most valuable training cadets can go through because more officers are killed in the line of duty in vehicle collisions that from other hazards, including firearms.
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