The Centralia College Foundation and Union Bank of California are bringing the current year economic outlook to Centralia. The presentation will provide local business and industry leaders and members of the public with an expert’s perspective on the fiscal climate and predicted business conditions for the coming year.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
After ten years of celebrating local filmmakers, the Plomondon Independent Film Festival has crossed international borders and is expecting to show a number of foreign entries during the festival next month.
Mike Morgan, of the Morgan Arts Centre, says the festival has so far received entries from Austria, Japan, Ireland and France, and is expecting at least one more from South Korea before the submission deadline of Feb. 15.
Have you seen the Facebook picture of a Seahawks logo painted onto The World’s Largest Egg, in Winlock?
A lot of people have over the last couple of weeks, and many excited fans from around the area—even as far as Seattle—came to take a gander at the small town’s expression of Seahawk pride.
As we approach the end of the month, look for the next VFW Town Breakfast on this coming Saturday, Feb. 1. That’s from 8-10 a.m. in Community Hall and no one will go away hungry! They have a new expanded menu that includes sausage as well as ham and $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes. The prices have increased for the first time in many years, which is understandable given increased food costs. Remember, orange juice and bottomless coffee are included and all proceeds benefit Town projects.
It’s safe to say that there will be no Ice Cream Social and Card Bingo on Super Bowl Sunday. And what a day that will be in these parts!
Bob Schmid answered the question: Can I anonymously buy a Veterans Memorial brick for Toledo’s Wall of Honor? A resounding “YES! Six or seven such purchases have been offered to local Vets and their loved ones, to honor them on our Wall. It would amaze you how many just can’t afford the $100 brick. Thanks, Anonymous!” Applications at The Wall in Kemp Olson Park, download at www.toledolions.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 864-8335.
Twila Colins says: Cat’s Meow SNAP (Spay, Neuter and Adoption Project) has facilitated nearly 1900 free and low-cost cat spay and neuters since August, 2011. Upcoming spay/neuter drop-offs: Feb. 4 & 15. Visit www.catsmeowsnap.org or www.facebook.com/catsmeowoflc or call for a tour of our local clinic-in-progress at (360) 623-0820.
They did it, the last game the Seahawks played was “phenomenal”; that’s what I was told when I asked someone what they thought of the game. The Seahawks are on their way to the Super Bowl, they did it! I can remember the last time they made it and the disappointment around Seattle the next day. It should have been a day of mourning, everyone was in black and the only thing anyone talked about was the game. This time it’s going to be different, the day after I will be in Winlock where we have pride in everything we do, whether we win or lose, we made it to the Super Bowl!!!!
I am excited to have the “Get to know ya” series divided in to a two part section this time. I know it’s the first time I have done this but it’s the first time we have someone from the Winlock School District and Shannon Criss is the first person. She is the Superintendent and from what I have heard, she is an excellent Superintendent!
Alex Rodney Oberg, of Toledo, died Jan. 16, 2014. Born in Chehalis Aug. 9, 1950, he was 63 years old.
He is survived by brother Jeff (Kathy) Oberg, of Toledo; sisters Debbie Oberg and Diana Oberg, of Toledo; daughters Dawn Oberg, of Castle Rock, and Katie Tatum, of Tacoma; sons Shane (Juntu) Oberg, of Portland, and Grady (Jen) Fallon, of Toledo; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four nephews, two nieces, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Linda Eloise Wichert died Jan. 24, 2014. Born April 13, 1948, she was 65 years old.
She was preceded in death by father Jess, mother Gladys and brothers Ron and Lloyd.
The most important thing a community can do is provide an excellent education for their children. I believe education is the greatest foundation of our past, present and future. I am glad to live in Winlock because it has a good history of good public education.
We must continue to make quality educational opportunities available for our youth. I urge you to vote YES and return your mail-in ballot for the Winlock M & O Levy (maintenance and operations) by Feb. 11. This is not a new levy, but the renewal of an existing one, which will expire without your approval. Please continue your support.
We would like to invite you to our home on Tuesday evenings for some Bible services from 7 to 8 p.m.
This past week, Dragons invaded the public library in Raymond. But have no fear; the youth of Raymond took good care not to let them out.
Three local people will address members and guests of the Raymond Kiwanis Club during February. The line-up includes:
The Vader City Council passed a ban against both recreational and medical marijuana production during their Jan. 23 meeting, effectively halting attempts to establish a large-scale marijuana farm in the city’s industrial district.
Though previously advised by legal counsel such a ban would violate the rights of marijuana growers operating under new state regulations, a legal opinion issued Jan. 16 by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson stated the new law did not “pre-empt local authority to regulate such businesses.”
The City of Toledo is close to going out to bid for their new sewer plant, according to reports during the Jan. 21 Toledo City Council Meeting.
The approximately $9.6 million oxidation ditch plant, designed by Gray & Osborne, is intended to replace the city's existing lagoon system and is expected to increase the capacity for hookups as well as comply more readily with Department of Ecology standards.
A rundown of recent local games.
Don't look now, but the Toledo Girls Basketball team have made themselves into a contender. Coach J.B. Ewers and the Lady Indians have righted the ship with a pair of Trico League wins this week over Seton Catholic and King's Way Christian.
It started quickly Jan. 21 as Casee and Chaselin Rice scored all 16 points for Toledo with jumpers from a variety of angles and distances.
No injuries were reported when aid responded to a house ablaze in Toledo Jan. 22, though three dogs had to be rescued, according to Lewis County Fire District 2.
The single-story manufactured home, near the intersection of 2nd St. and Alder St., was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived at around 11:15 a.m., with District 2 Captain Tracy Summers stating flames were primarily contained to a laundry room, and were spreading to the attic.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Washington State Patrol and two local school districts to conduct a school bus stop paddle violation emphasis.
The purpose of the emphasis, being conducted this week, is to stop drivers who pass school buses in violation of R.C.W. 46.61.370*. Officers will be riding on school buses in order to observe violations and will then radio nearby officers to report the violation so the driver can be stopped and cited.
From left is the South Bend High School Basketball Homecoming Court: Princess Carla Meliton, Escort Tristan Hansen, Princess Kessa Wilson, Escort Camden Olgivie, Queen Emily Sanchez, King Albert Giacoma, Princess Krystal Johnson, Escort Ryan Overstake.
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