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Talent show Saturday in Centralia

Local kids are expected to be among those performing at the Soroptimist-Kiwanis 2015 Youth Talent Show in Centralia this Saturday.

Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theater (123 S Tower Ave.), the show will feature performers in age groups 8 and younger, 9-13, and 14 through senior year of high school, while prizes of up to $250 will be awarded to the winners.

Tickets for drawings of donated gifts will also be available during the evening, as well as raffle tickets and refreshments.

For more information, contact Donna Karvia at or Mary Shahan at The talent show has been made possible by The Soroptimist Women's Service Club of Centralia-Chehalis and the Kiwanis Club of Centralia-Chehalis, as well as multiple local sponsors.

Free sensitive document shredding

The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility is partnering with the Chehalis Centralia Chamber of Commerce to offer free shredding to the public April 19 at NW Sports Hub's annual Home & Garden Show.

Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., people may bring up to three bags or boxes of sensitive documents they would like shredded, and then recycled. While you're there, be sure to visit the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility booth where staff and volunteers will have numerous examples of upcycling and repurposing old junk into new, fun items to beautify your home and yard.

The NW Sports Hub is located at 701 Allen Ave., in Centralia. For more information call 360-740-1452 or 1-800-749-5980.

Farmer's Market begins in Winlock

The Winlock Farmer's Market is set to open this Wednesday for the 2015 season and vendor spaces remain available.

Located at Lions Park Plaza in Downtown Winlock, the market is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Wednesday and through September. Organizer Jeanie Emmenegger said, since the event began in 2008, it has seen significant increases in participation, but still has not reached its limit for vendors.

If you're interested in selling your produce, plants or handmade wares, contact Emmenegger at (360) 785-4817. Vendor space costs $10 per week, with proceeds benefiting the Winlock Lions Club. Vendors also get to keep all profits generated through sales.

Timeline announced for candidate filings

The Lewis County Auditor's Offices has announced the upcoming timeline for the declaration of candidacy for local positions being filled during the November General Election.

April 27 - May 15: Mail-in declarations accepted. The declaration of candidacy form must be complete, the oath signed and any filing fee included. Filings submitted by mail will be retained for processing until May 11, when filing opens for all candidates. Fillable Candidate Declaration forms are available on the elections website at

May 11 - 15: In person filing week. At 8 a.m. on Monday, May 11, in-person filing begins in the Auditor's Office and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

May 11 - 15: Online filing week. At 9 a.m. on Monday, May 11, online candidate filing begins and ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 15. To file online, go to the county website at, select Online Candidate Filing. Candidates who choose to file electronically may pay their filing fee online by credit card.

May 18: Candidate withdrawals. A candidate wishing to withdraw must do so by Monday, May 18. Forms can be filed electronically, by mail or in person and must be received not later than 4:30 p.m., in the Elections Department of the Auditor's Office. The filing fee is not refundable. Withdrawal forms are available online at, or in the Auditor's Office.

For information such as open offices and associated fees, see the above website or call (360) 740-1164.

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