The second annual Toledo Cheese Ball Dance Party is being held on Saturday, May 18 at Kemp Olson Memorial Park starting at 5:00 p.m.
Vader May Day was a huge success this past weekend, several hundred people came from all over to watch and participate in the parade and events over the weekend. The event was larger than last year with more activities throughout the day.
A recent article in the Town Crier regarding the Winlock Mayor about a letter on city letterhead prompted Winlock City Clerk Tedi Curry to send an email to the former publisher of the Town Crier Pat Myers. The Town Crier was in disbelief that a city clerk would send an email to the media source that has been concerned about the operations of the mayor and his administration.
Sahara Pizza is open for business with delivery to Winlock, Toledo and Vader. When Sahara first opened, they were only able to deliver in Winlock as they did not have enough drivers. Now they are fully operational and delivering to new areas.
Mayor Bradshaw seemed to be in a lot of trouble this past week, first he lied on the record not once but twice. He denied the existence of a letter on city letterhead and the use of city resources for a project. Then, Lewis County Public Health and Social Services sent him a violation for illegally dumping dirt at the end of Jones Road without a permit. That's not the worst part, the dirt slid down the hill and fell into a fish bearing stream which means the Department of Ecology is now involved.
The first festival of the year is here, Vader May Day is this Saturday, May 4 and the theme couldn't be better. This year, the Vader May Day Committee decided on the theme "May The Fourth Be With You." They have quite the program of events this year, head to Vader to celebrate the beginning of festivals in Lewis County.
It's that time of year again where the Winolequa Garden Club puts on their annual plant and bake sale.
On Saturday, April 27, there will be a fundraiser at Donna's Place for Gayle Holmes. Gayle, a long time resident of Toledo, has been diagnosed with stage 4 Ovarian cancer. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and live music by Darken Side, Gayle and Terry's son.
Gayle works at the dentist office in Winlock, and was diagnosed in January of 2019. She has continued to work during this time which is never easy to do. Gayle is married to Terry Holmes, who retired this past year from teaching. The Holmes family has been active in the community for many years and all who know them love them for their dedication.
Donna Wallace, owner of Donna's Place stated, "This is a fundraiser that is near and dear to everyone who knows the Holmes family. The community has the opportunity to give back to the Holmes family after years of dedication to the kids in the community."
During the past, Winlock City Council meetings have had zero deliberations on important issues before them as required by the Open Public Meeting Act. At the last City Council meeting on April 8, 2019, there were zero deliberations on any agenda items prompting the Town Crier to investigate to see how often this is occuring. During the investigation, the Town Crier uncovered over 40 instances (and counting) where the City Council had failed to deliberate. These are clear violations of the Open Public Meeting Act.
The Open Public Meeting Act (OPMA) is an act which promotes open government and transparency by requiring city council to openly discuss important issues before them. Instead, the Winlock City Council has no comment and motions are made immediately without any discussion. If the majority fails to deliberate, it is a violation of the Open Public Meeting Act.
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