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Showing 22 articles from June 23, 2013.

WHH - Community

Do you need a pie for the 4th of July?

Chahayla Barton and Chad Wheeler, Willapa Valley FCCLA members, are attending the 2013 FCCLA national leadership meeting in Nashville, Tennessee this July. 

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TC - Community News

Morgan Arts Centre Gives the Arts to Big Brothers Big Sisters
Morgan Arts Centre Gives the Arts to Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Morgan Arts Centre is active in the local community, hosting classes and local events, but on Thursday, it played host to a special group of kids. Six matches from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington traveled to Toledo on Thursday night to participate in a ceramics class taught by Mike Morgan. The event was also sponsored by Trans-Alta.

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches adults and teens with younger children to provide one-on-one mentoring. In south Lewis County, five school districts participate in the program with high school BIGs and LITTLEs from the elementary or middle school in each district. The matches meet once a week during the school year and several times during the summer at events organized by the local coordinator.

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Presley classic showing at Historic Fox Theater

The Fox Theater will be screening Elvis Presley classic "Love Me Tender" Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. in Centralia.

Sponsored by Historic Fox Theatre Restorations and Debbie’s Boutique, prizes will be given away during both showings. Arrive for the 2 p.m. matinee to buy Italian ice and Polish dogs from Tony’s Y-NOT, or attend a private reception prior to the 7 p.m. showing for those dressed in 1950s attire, with an award for best dressed to be given out.

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Spectators pack town for ‘Great Eggscape’ in Winlock
Spectators pack town for ‘Great Eggscape’ in Winlock

Impending downpours were saved until the day after the 77th Egg Day Parade this year, much to the delight of more than 1,000 spectators in attendance last Saturday.

Themed “The Great Eggscape,” this year’s festivities were led by Grand Marshals Raleigh and Pam Stone, as well as Egg Day Queen Sophie Randall and Egg Day Princess Sydney Gilreath. The parade lasted well more than an hour with its dozens of entries, being stopped a handful of times by passing freight and passenger trains. This seemed to dull no-one’s excitement as candy and cheers kept flowing.

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Winlock preparing to vote on fees for athletics

The Winlock School District Board is preparing to vote on a $50 pay-to-participate fee in an effort to help stem large financial losses in their athletics programs.

The fee would be per student and per sport (so a single student playing three sports during the school year would be charged $150) and would be expected to generate at least half of the roughly $26,000 in yearly athletics expenses not currently covered by ticket sales and fundraisers.

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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 06.26.13

I guess "Supermoons" are optical illusions, but I think all full moons are pretty special. Is that something I should admit? I was in a kayak once as the "harvest moon" rose over a flat roof building – I thought it was the biggest pumpkin decoration I’d ever seen!

If the beginning of summer is measured by signs of a new generation of wildlife, then it’s here. I’m starting to see squirrels running around, a pesky raccoon scout and the first baby fawn walked by our house twice the other day. That fawn was all legs and the darkest I’ve ever seen – I’m sure it didn’t weigh as much as the ‘coon!

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Toledo News 06.26.13

Bob says: Thanks to all who made the deadline. 136 bricks for Toledo’s Wall of Honor will be installed by Cheese Days. Next installment by Veterans Day. Forms at The Wall, Timberland Bank, or contact Bob, (360) 864-8335.

Toledo Senior Center begins Chair Yoga June 25, running Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. June birthdays celebrated Wednesday following lunch. To RSVP contact Diana, diana.haug@lewiscountywa.gov or (360) 864-2112.

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Winlock News 06.26.13

Congratulations are in order for 17-year-old Sophie Randall, who is now officially our Egg Day Queen. You’ve got quite a legacy to uphold, and I have every confidence that you will succeed. Also, I’d like to thank all the people in the parade, the volunteers, the vendors, and the many other individuals that made last week’s Egg Day so spectacular. It was all so wonderful.

The Hope Grange’s monthly meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 2. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m., with the meeting following directly after.

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TC - Obituaries

Gary E. Vango

Gary was born in Seattle, Washington February 24, 1935 and died in Olympia, Washington on May 5, 2013. He graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. Gary was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways for 40 years. He was married to Joan Arp in 1958 until her death in 1992, and then he was married 20 years to Ila (Becky) Baird Vango who survives, he is survived by his children: Venetia Vango and Yvonne Griffith of Renton, Washington, Kurt Vango of Winlock, and his grandsons, Joshua, Jarrett and Jamie. Celebration of Gary’s life will be at the Olequa Senior Center in Winlock, Saturday, June 29 from 1-4 p.m. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 724 Winlock, WA. 98596.

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Mary Wood

Mary Wood, of Burien, died June 7, 2013. Born in Winlock March 12, 1924, she was 89 years old.

She was preceded in death by parents Martina and Jacob Haunreiter as well as siblings Ed, Lawrence, Fritz and Margaret Ann. She is survived by brother Paul Haunreiter, daughters Rae (Mike) Swanson and Jackie (Frank) Rose, sons David (Margie) Wood and Gary (Kristy) Wood, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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TC - Opinions and Letters

Get involved and make an informed voting decision

Most of us know that, very soon, we will once again be electing several new officers to the City Council and Office of Mayor.

Many of you have probably never attended a council meeting and think your attendance doesn’t make that much of a difference. Let me encourage you, as a resident of Winlock, to take the time to attend a few meetings, which take place the second and fourth Mondays each month. Listen to the subjects that need to be discussed and be concerned about what each member of the council feels and desires for the city. I, myself, feel there needs to be more participation from those of us who are registered voters. As you listen and hear the subjects that are discussed, you will know and feel what your own opinion is and how you can have an influence on the community.

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TC - Government

Toledo adds $1 mil. to pool of sewer grants

Toledo is $1 million closer to a new wastewater treatment plant after being selected to receive a Community Development Block Grant earlier this month.

It was announced during the June 17 Toledo City Council meeting that, of the 14 cities to receive the grant during this year’s funding cycle, Toledo was the only one to receive the maximum $1 million award, and was one of just two Lewis County cities to be on the list of recipients.

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WHH - Sports

Harbor 11-12 All-stars open against Chehalis

By GEORGE KUNKE

The Willapa Harbor All-Stars are competing at the 11-12 District Baseball Tournament at Stan Hedwall Park in Chehalis.

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Harbor 11-12 All-stars open versus Chehalis

By GEORGE KUNKE

The Willapa Harbor All-Stars are competing at the 11-12 District Baseball Tournament at Stan Hedwall Park in Chehalis.

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Softball Tourney Registration
The Willapa Harbor Festival Adult Co-Ed Slow Pitch Tournament is scheduled for August 2, 3 and 4.
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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury Report 06.26.13
A young Winlock man had to be flow to a Portland area hospital after being burned while trying to light a burn pile with gasoline June 17, according to Lewis County Fire District 15.

The man, described as in his 20s, had been injured around 3:30 p.m. on the 1500 block of King Rd. after the fuel he had poured on the debris rapidly caught fire, causing severe burns. After aid crews responded, he was taken to Winlock Miller Elementary School athletic field where a Lifeflight helicopter touched down and flew him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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State officials caution against firework offences

As Independence Day approaches, the State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind residents of the dangers of fireworks and dry conditions.

They report a total of 128 fires and 226 injuries related to fireworks occurred in Washington in 2012. The majority took place in July 4 and included seven residential fires totaling $880,500 in losses, as well as 26 smaller fires and 64 injuries caused by illegal/modified fireworks.

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Withdrawal letter remains hurdle for Medic One

While Lewis County Fire District 15 has rescinded its letter of intent to withdraw from Lewis County Medic One, Cowlitz/Lewis Fire District 20 has kept its letter in place, on the grounds they wish to clarify financial expectations beforehand.

Districts 15 and 20, respectively based in Winlock and Vader, had submitted letters of intent earlier this year stating they would withdraw from Medic One in 2014 if its financial management was not evaluated and correspondingly improved. Their contentions had risen in light of a request by Medic One for financial contributions from District 15 and District 2, based in Toledo, in an effort to counter an expected budget shortfall of roughly $45,000 at the end of this year. It had been stated District 20 was not being asked for funding as their budget was significantly smaller than the others.

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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 still 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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WHH - Photos + Videos

A fun history lesson
The Raymond Elementary School second grade classes of Mrs. Somero and Mrs Keen learned about life in the "old" days, toured the carriages, played in the back room and had fun churning butter at the Northwest Carriage Museum recently.
A fun history lesson
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Senior Babe Ruth
Photo Courtesy DnD Photography Spencer Schwiesow of Big Al's Willapa Harbor Senior Babe Ruth team is safe during A. Foote Memorial Tournament against Spradlin's recently. The Willapa Harbor Senior Babe Ruth team is managed by Scott McDougall and is coa
Senior Babe Ruth
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TC - Business

New Winlock store offering furniture and local artwork
New Winlock store offering furniture and local artwork

Residents and visitors in Winlock will notice a new storefront right by the corner of First St. and Walnut St.

Adriana’s Lost and Found, at 205 NE First St., has joined the downtown core with the intent of providing low-cost, high-quality furniture as well as consignment opportunities for local artists.

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