City of Winlock Police Department has hired a second officer, Officer Curt Flatray has joined Chief Valentine in the Winlock Police Department.
Grady Fallon has worked for the Toledo School District for quite some time now, hopping from one school to another. I interviewed Fallon about himself, and his job as an athletic director.
Fallon was born in Juneau, Alaska and moved to Portland, Oregon when he was only two years old. Fallon commented, "I finally ended up in Toledo when I was four, and I started Kindergarten in the little red house at the elementary school." He stayed at Toledo K-12.
Dr. Chuen Wong, a leader in the community, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2018.
Dr. Wong was not only a well-known Optometrist in the area, he was also a pillar in the community. He made Winlock his home and he loved not only the area but his patients who came to see him.
A seven-member delegation from Castle Rock attended the 2018 America in Bloom (AIB) National Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky on September 27 to 29.
From the AIB website: "America in Bloom is a non-profit organization that provides a framework for continuous improvements in quality of life through its national awards program and educational offerings. America in Bloom envisions communities as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work and play - benefiting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage, and planting pride through volunteerism." Forty cities from across the nation participated in 2018.
In your lifetime, you get only one true mom. Some are biological and some are not, but your mom will always be your mom. Amber Norman, daughter of Kimberly Ann (Carrillo) and Fred Terry's sat down to talk about her mom and what a great mom and nana she was. Kimberly lost her battle to cancer on September 12, 2018 surrounded by family with her husband holding her hand.
On October 25 the City of Napavine swore in their new police officer known to many in the area. Officer Steve Dawes was hired by the City of Napavine after being in Toledo, Tenino and with the interlocal agreement between Winlock and Toledo.
Per Chief Chris Salyers, "We are happy to have officer Steve Dawes join our team in Napavine. He comes with many years of experience and will be an asset to the city. He will be here to help the citizens of Napavine and to assist in investigative work as well."
Bjorn Roth is just two years old, born on May 16, 2016 and he has already been through more than most of us will endure in our lifetime.
The 2018 Winlock Saturday Market & Swap Meet will end on September 29 with Customer Appreciation and Kids Day. There will be games, face and rock painting and balloons by Mrs. Twister from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kids get free booth space (no adult items please) to sell their toys, games and clothes. An adult must be present with the child. Just show up with their stuff, tables and canopies at 9:00 a.m. and be ready to sell when the market opens at 10:00 a.m. There will be free cookies and drinks, and a free raffle. Other vendors are also welcome. It will be the best Market yet!
Mrs. Suzanne Croy has been a secretary registrar at Toledo High School (THS) for 9 years. She substituted for 2 years at Toledo Middle School (TMS) for K Lyon as a secretary. She says the best parts of her of her job are "working with the kids," "I like the diversity of the job," and "I get to talk to the kids and work with them." Everyday during her job she has a bright smile which shows she enjoys her job.
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