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TC - Community News

A sunny evening greets Castle Rock fair-goers
A sunny evening greets Castle Rock fair-goers

Girl Scouts from Troop 44208 march in one of the more colorful floats found during the 2013 Castle Rock Fair parade Thursday. This had been the 55th-annual fair and the theme was "Tradition Lives on at the Rock."

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All-call for garage-sellers

Vader residents are being encouraged to participate in a community-wide garage sale scheduled to take place Aug. 3

Sellers would not have leave their own homes and would have their addresses included on a map distributed to shoppers. Organizers are hoping they can promote community interaction through the event and are welcoming everyone to take part.

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Bible School Day Camp next week in Winlock

Bible School Day Camp will be starting at Winlock’s St. Paul Lutheran Church Monday, July 29, lasting through Friday, Aug. 2.

The activities will start at 9 a.m. each day and end at 3:30 p.m. (except on Friday, which ends at 11:30 a.m.). Children grades first through sixth are welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided, though children will need to bring their own lunches.

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Gravity Races returning to Vader this Saturday
Gravity Races returning to Vader this Saturday

The second annual Gravity Races are scheduled to take place this Saturday in Vader with registration starting at 8 a.m. and the races at 11 a.m.

Held on the steep east entrance to the city on SR 506, entrants are expected to speed downhill in a combination of home-made and heavily-engineered machines, all vying for first place. Last year’s overall winner was Robert Charlton, who was clocked at 31 mph riding in Blue Wedge.

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Steelhead Derby raises $500 for local community groups
Steelhead Derby raises $500 for local community groups

More than 50 anglers turned out Saturday for the third annual Steelhead Derby in Toledo—one of many continuing successes for community organizers with vision:Toledo.

This year’s derby was dedicated to late community member Greg Rakoz, who was remembered as "a great friend and fisherman."

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Toledo New Life Assemble to host second Summerfest this weekend
Toledo New Life Assemble to host second Summerfest this weekend

Toledo New Life Assembly will be hosing their second-annual Sumerfest this weekend at Toledo Middle School with events and entertainment open to the public.

Friday will feature a youth music concert starting at 7 p.m. and featuring performers Mending Hope and AnchorMEN.

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Toledo students participate in National FCCLA gathering

More than 7,000 nationwide members, advisers, alumni, and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, July 7-11 for the 2013 National Leadership Conference. Freshman Austyn Smith, Esperanza Rodriguez, Hannah Wilkins and 6th grader Kyleigh Homes, their Adviser Rene’ Ketchum from Toledo High School and Toledo Middle School, were among them.

This year’s student-originated theme for the annual national meeting was "Discover Your Voice." Throughout the five-day convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues, including family, school and community violence prevention, physical as well as financial fitness, future career exploration and countless community service projects.

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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 07.24.13

As the month of July enters its final week, yards and green spaces are looking less green and lush without additional watering. Yep, we live nine months in a rain forest and three months in a desert. And the weather has been absolutely divine! I started to talk to vendors about adding AC to our house, but haven’t needed it since those few hottest days. Think I’ll stick to fans and "musical windows" – open during cool and/or breezy times, closest during the heat of the day.

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Toeldo News 07.24.13

Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at the MAC, find out how Cheese Days rated this year, get updates on the library, Farmer’s Market, Farm to School program, Valley View Health Clinic plus a Community Yard Sale, Annual Cowlitz Pow Wow, ARTrails 2013, Cowlitz Harvest Fest/Rendezvous and other upcoming events at vision:Toledo! Arts, Recreation and Entertainment meeting. Visit www.morganartscentre.com or call (360) 864-4ART.

Wednesdays New Life Church invites you to dinner at 420 Silver St. 5:10-6:00 p.m. Menu changes weekly. Donations accepted, not required. Call (360) 864-4366.

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Winlock News 07.24.13

I’d like to start out with an apology. While I try not to make mistakes, I’m too absent-minded not to do so. Last week, I gave a reminder about the Winlock Historical Museum’s schedule of noon to 4:30 p.m. without mentioning that this only occurs on Wednesdays. Sorry about that, guys. If you have any further questions, please call Ken Vogel at (360) 785-0567 or Paul Foster at (360) 785-3935.

The Olequa Senior Center will be expanding their pinochle classes, and are now starting up several card groups (cribbage is included)! On Tuesdays, from this moment on, lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The games are scheduled to follow immediately. They ask that you call (360) 785-4325 or drop by the center to make reservations. Lunch costs $4, and there is a suggested donation of $1 to play cards.

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TC - Obituaries

Sharon V. Staatz

Sharon V. Staatz of Tacoma, died July 18, 2013. Born Jan. I, 1944, in Portland, Ore., she was 69 years old.

A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Shadlow Recreation Hall (9030 Portland Ave. Portland, Ore.). Arrangements by Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel.

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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury Report 07.24.13
Crime and Injury Report 07.24.13
A pair of motorcyclists were hospitalized after a collision with a classic car on SR 505 near Toledo Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The 32-year-old female driver of a 1928 Chevrolet Roadster had stopped to make a turn while southbound near Milepost 16 on SR 505, east of Toledo, when a 42-year-old Fife man driving a 2007 Yahama YZF-R1 struck the rear of the Roadster, causing minor damage to both vehicles. A 48-year-old Tacoma man driving a 2009 Kawasaki ZX-600 then struck the Yahama and both motorcyclists were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified inujuries.

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District 15 gets newer, larger ambulance
District 15 gets newer, larger ambulance

Lewis County Fire District 15 has added a brand new ambulance to its fleet of EMS vehicles, and it’s capable of handling a greater number of patients at a time.

Based in Winlock, District 15 officials have spent the last year determining the appropriate style of ambulance and how to finance the endeavor, stated Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson.

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TC - LC's Most Wanted

Lewis County's Most Wanted - Gerald R. Stanley
Lewis County's Most Wanted - Gerald R. Stanley

Gerald R. Stanley, 63, of Toledo, is wanted by Lewis County District Court on a $10,000 warrant after failing to appear for a charge of Driving while license suspended, third degree.

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

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Town Crier News

An above-ground pool could be a smart investment this summer
An above-ground pool could be a smart investment this summer

With the heat coming on as strong as it has lately, it's not too unreasonable to start thinking about adding a pool to your back yard. They can increase a home's overall value as well as add a convenient cooling off option for kids that does not involve travel or contending with crowds.

But a pool is no small investment, neither with time nor money. While you can get a loan from your bank to install one, given their benefit to property values, materials, installation and corresponding maintenance equipment can build up fast.

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