More than 30 local residents gathered at the Olequa Senior Center in Winlock Sept. 16 to take part in a free composting class offered by the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, along with the WSU Master Gardeners Program. Under the instruction of Master Gardener Debbie Burris, participants were given hands-on experience in creating their own composting buns, as well as a colony of earthworms to help them continue efforts at home. It was stated during the event that one pound of worms can go through 50 pounds of household garbage in 90 days. Those interested in ongoing composting events, as well as other master gardener programs in the area, can contact Burris by calling (360) 740-1212.
This is a busy week for the ladies, starting with the monthly Women’s Club salad luncheon and meeting at noon on Wednesday in Pioneer Hall. The hostesses provide the salad base and members bring toppings and desserts. All women are invited to join in. Then on Thursday afternoon, the Red Hat ladies will gather at 2 p.m. – also in Pioneer Hall. Again, all ladies are invited.
It looks like folks around town took advantage of the nice weekend to get some cleanup done. This is just in time for the upcoming Firewise Cleanup on Saturday. There will be Castle Rock students in town to assist residents who may not be able to do the work themselves. There is a sign-up sheet in Community Hall or call Gayle at (360) 295-3084.
“Stormy” (a pseudonym) arrived on Jan’s doorstep following the terrific lightning and thunder Sept. 6. No chip or tattoo, no calls from ads placed. Please remember pets may panic at thunder, gunfire and fireworks. Take measures to keep them safe, and if your Golden Retriever is still missing, call Jan to claim at (360) 785-0443.
Toledo Class of 1968 raising funds to purchase bricks for Toledo Veterans Wall, honoring classmates and veterans of limited means. Contact Bill Linn, firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 446-1580.
Evaline Elementary’s Booster Club will be meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:15 p.m. Parents and friends of the school are welcome to attend. They will be meeting in the school’s cafeteria.
Colonial Residence will be providing lunch at the Olequa Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 17. This delicious and nutritious lunch is free, although they do take donations. If you wish to attend, please make your reservation by Oct. 10.
There’s no question among local home orchardists, that our climate is ideal for pear production. In Washington state, pears are the third most valuable tree fruit crop behind apples and sweet cherries and the tenth most valuable agricultural commodity overall.
Medicare Part D open enrollment — you knew it was coming, right? Beginning October 15th, and
George A. Mattis died Oct. 2, 2013. Born Nov. 20, 1938, he was 74 years old.
He is survived by wife Nauna; brother Dick (Lydia); children Karen (Bill), Brian; stepchildren LaDauna (Jim), Tom (Dani), Nance and Ric; 18 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 nephews and many cousins and friends.
A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church (349 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George’s name to the Elks Therapy Program or the Shriners Transportation Fund.
This Saturday, Harry’s House, at 431 Second Street in downtown Raymond,
Pacific County facilities and staff will be participating in the Great Washington ShakeOut Drill scheduled for 10:17 a.m. on October 17.
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