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Showing 14 articles from December 22, 2013.

TC - Community News

Fire District 2 thanks community for support

Toledo’s Lewis County Fire District 2 would like to thank community members for their support during a recent Christmas tree fundraiser.

The district had been selling 100 pre-cut trees to benefit their activities and were sold out by the weekend of Dec.14. District 2 continues to serve the community through fire and EMS response and is able to do so in large part through volunteers, donations and fundraisers.

For information on how the become involved or to help by volunteering, call their business office at (360) 864-2366.

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Jeff Evans to visit Winlock Library for Holiday Magic Show
Jeff Evans to visit Winlock Library for Holiday Magic Show

Librarians at the Winlock Timberland libraries have some end-of-year fun up their sleeves for children.

Magician Jeff Evans will present his Holiday Magic show at the library Friday at 2 p.m.

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Napavine Legion Post 71 announces 2014 officers

A US flag flown over Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, over 526 En Company, 92nd Battalion spaces between March and November, 2013, has been donated to American Legion Post 71 by 1st Sgt. Raymond McFarlane, a charter member of the post.

During their last deployment to Afghanistan, the Company was adopted by Post 71 and received numerous packages of personal care items, snacks, powdered drink mixes, etc. This was the Company’s way of thanking the Post for its thoughtfulness and generosity.

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Youth beekeeping scholarship available

Toledo High School is accepting applications for a Youth in Beekeeping Scholarship now through Jan. 7.

The scholarship will be applied to upcoming workshops by the Lewis County Beekeeper’s Association and will include supplies and a colony so a student may keep bees at their own home.

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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 12.25.13

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! Ho! Ho! Ho! For some people, the long days at this time of year are really hard to take. Even though Winter is officially here, the days are really getting a wee bit longer every day. Take advantage of any sunshine available (indoor lighting works, too) and take plenty of Vitamin D.

There will be a candlelight service at Ryderwood’s Community Church at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve with refreshments to follow. It is such a lovely church and it’s all dressed up for the Season. All are invited to share.

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Toledo News 12.25.13

Traveling this week, so I will be with you in the Spirit of Christmas.

Gallery 505 hosts Opening Night Friday 5 – 9 p.m. Jan. 3 featuring Glass. Stop by 205 Cowlitz (State Route 505). Visit www.morganartscentre.com or call (360) 864-2789.

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Winlock News 12.25.13

Christmas time is upon us and, as we celebrate the holidays with our family and loved ones, we also say goodbye to a Winlock institution. After many years in the community, Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be closing their doors at the end of the month. For those of us who grew up with the many parishioners who attended mass, we can’t help but think about the people who have been helped by the church. It also gave those of us who were not Catholic the opportunity to see the church in all it’s glory. I remember going to Christmas Mass one year and being in awe of the service, the Priest gave a message about Christmas I will never forget. Thank you Sacred Heart Catholic Church for not only being a part of Winlock but also for taking care of the many citizen of our community.

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TC - Sports

Stat Box 12.25.13
Stat Box 12.25.13

A rundown of recent local games.

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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Level III Sex Offender moves to Vader
Level III Sex Offender moves to Vader

A Level III sex offender has moved into the Vader area and residents are being notified due to a possible risk to the community.

Timothy J. Lesch, a 29-year-old formerly of Thurston County, has moved to the 400 block of Main St., in Vader, and is not wanted by law enforcement at this time but is believed to possess a high likelihood to re-offend due to the nature of his previous convictions.

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Medic One celebrates long career and retirement of founding member
Medic One celebrates long career and retirement of founding member

The Lewis County Medic One Interlocal Board took time out of its Dec. 17 meeting to honor the career of retiring firefighter Lindsay Chatterton, who has served for 52 years in local fire districts.

A founding member of Medic One back in the early 1990s, Chatterton has served with Lewis County Dire District 15, based in Winlock, since 1989, and had previously been part of the Kelso Fire Department since 1961.

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Warrants and Sentencing 12.25.13

One sentence and two warrants were issued by Judge Steven Buzzard during Winlock Municipal Court Thursday.

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TC - Business

Winter a great time to improve your home defense skills
Winter a great time to improve your home defense skills

The holidays can be a dangerous time for home invasions. Between families on vacation, increased nighttime hours and presents filling many living rooms, the chance of an attempted burglary in some homes can increase by as much as 20 percent this time of year.

While precautions such as remembering to lock your doors and windows, keeping valuables out of plain sight and properly lighting the exterior of your home can all help in preventing home invasions, some criminals remain bold and intent on violating your personal space and your person.

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Town Crier News

Be sure to eat healthy with your family these holidays

Winter break is a time when parents may be challenged to occupy their children in ways that are more stimulating than simply having them watch TV and play video games. Below is a list of strategies to guide parents in keeping kids focused on health, while still having fun during their vacation from school.

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Keep your home safe from fires this holiday

With the need to keep warm, it make sense that the winter time may be the most common time to encounter a house fire. According to the US Fire Administration, $2,091,000,000 in property loss occurs from winter home fires, and the most common cause comes from unsafe or unattended cooking.

To help prevent a fire in your home, as well as respond quickly and safely to one, be sure to follow these safety tips:

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