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Showing 18 articles from April 8, 2014.

TC - Community News

AmeriCorps to kick off Jackson Hole Improvement project Saturday
AmeriCorps to kick off Jackson Hole Improvement project Saturday

The first phase of a beautification project to transform Castle Rock’s storm water retention pond into a wildlife habitat will be taking place this Saturday thanks to volunteers with Cowlitz County AmeriCorps.

Known locally as Jackson Hole, the retention pond, located on Jackson St. near Cascade Select Market, currently serves as the final destination for water and debris running through the city’s stormwater system. But community activists say they feel it could also serve the city was an educational and artistic centerpiece, and are hoping AmeriCorps will help begin that transformation this weekend.

Toledo raising beekeepers in new animal husbandry program
Toledo raising beekeepers in new animal husbandry program

It’s not uncommon for students in rural schools to learn the basics of caring for livestock, but it’s easy to forget that some working animals don’t fit in a saddle or yoke.

Enter Dr. Tomme Trikosko, a science instructor for Toledo who introduced an animal husbandry course for this school year. Trikosko included beekeeping on the roster of subjects, and said she was surprised by the unexpected interest students took in the course.

Volunteers spreading out of downtown for next Clean Up the Coop
Volunteers spreading out of downtown for next Clean Up the Coop

The Winlock Cleanup Committee will be spreading their efforts outside the downtown core April 12 as they plan to tackle a number of landscaping and beautification projects.

Their focus for April’s Clean Up the Coop event will be the exterior of Winlock’s Community Building, an embankment along SR 505 by Guadalajara Family Mexican Restaurant, and the replacement of aging flower barrels on the sidewalks along First. St.


WHH - Education

Earth Fair April 22

Grays Harbor College will be hosting an Earth Fair from 3 to 7 pm on Tuesday, April 22, at the Riverview Education Center, 600 Washington Street, Raymond.

Scholarships available

The Kiwanis Club of Raymond will give two $500 scholorships to graduating students from Raymond or Willapa Valley High Schools.

South Bend Kiwanis Scholarship

The South Bend Kiwanis Club, Inc. is asking for applications

Sunflower house at Kiwanis

Willapa Valley Middle School seventh graders' plans for sunflower houses will highlight the April 16 meeting of the Raymond Kiwanis. Darlene Smith will present student proposals for sunflower houses at Holcomb Farms.


TC - Regular Columns

Castle Rock 04.09.14


No standing in line in CR this past week - SPRING BREAK reminds us that SUMMER will be here in no time.

As we consider all the opportunities for SHOPPING AND FUN - I HOPE YOU ARE GIVING CR A FAIR TRY & letting merchants know what else you'd like to see in their stores, if you didn't find it here.

Ryderwood News 04.09.14


This week is busy for all the ladies in town. The women's club is going to Parker’s in Castle Rock for lunch on Wednesday. They will leave from the café promptly at 11:30 a.m. The red hats will gather in Pioneer Hall at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Saturday evening is the next Open Mike. There has been a pretty good group showing up every couple of weeks. Now that it stays light later, it's a pleasant drive out to Ryderwood on a nice evening.

Toledo News 04.09.14


Tuesday Cheese Days Committee meets 7 p.m. at Morgan Arts Centre. Visit or (360) 864-4ART.

Toledo Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast 7:30 -10:30 a.m. still only $5 including never-ending pancakes. Ethel's famous biscuits and gravy greet early risers. Your support repaid in smiles. Contact Diana, or (360) 864-2112.

Vader News 04.09.14


The city is still excited for the upcoming May Day festival on May 3, less than a month away. Vendors and parade entries are getting ready, and those who wish to participate should call organizer Janet Charlton at (360) 295-3011 or, to sign up as a vendor, Judy Costello at (360) 295-3036. And be sure to support Little Crane Café, without whom much of the food and games during May Day would not be possible.

Hanging flower baskets are still on sale to support the Park Board. The cost is $25 and you get to pick which kind of flowers go in your basket. To pre-order yours before May 3, call Lois Wilson at (360) 295-3002 or Doug Clevenger at (360) 304-2412.

Winlock News 04.09.14


This week is National Volunteer week and Winlock has a large group of individuals who volunteer a lot of their time to make Winlock a better community. Thank you to all of the volunteers for making Winlock a desirable community for all.

Since it is National Volunteer Week, I couldn’t think of a better person to interview than Joann Parkinson. Joann and Gary have been in Winlock since 1965. They are wonderful people who give a lot of their time to the Winlock Olequa Senior Center.


TC - Government

County seeking public input to create Community Health Improvement Plan

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (PHSS) is hoping to create a Community Health Improvement Plan and area residents are being asked to help by rating their health concerns both locally and personally.

Part of a statewide trend, a Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, is intended to identify those with health needs and connect them with local organizations who can meet those needs, according to PHSS Community Services Manager John Abplanalp.


TC - Sports

The Stat Box
The Stat Box

A rundown of local games from the week of March 31.


TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Local EMS and Fire Calls

Local EMS and fire calls between March 31 and April 6.

Please remove your snow tires

Local law enforcement would like to remind residents March 31 is the deadline to remove snow tires from their vehicles.

While snow tires can help you traverse wintry roads, they also tear up pavement and are only allowed between Nov. 1 and March 31.

Warrants and Sentencing

Two warrants were issued by Judge Steven Buzzard during Winlock Municipal Court on Thursday.

Two $2,500 warrants were issued for the arrest of Juan C. Rosario, 35, of East Wenatchee, after failing to appear for arraignment. Rosario is being charged with driving while license suspended, third degree, and making a false statement to a public servant.

Winlock man dies after I-5 collision

A Winlock man has died after a collision on I-5 near Napavine April 1, according to the Washington State Patrol.

John R Boyer, 62, had been traveling northbound on I-5 near Exit 72 when he suddenly ran off the road and struck the guardrail with his 1991 Ford Ranger, and then crossed the center line and struck the jersey barrier, coming to rest in the left lane.

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