The Vader Lions Club is on the lookout for new members to help bolster their community outreach efforts. Becoming active once again this September, those interested in joining may call Lois Wilson at (360) 295-3002.
National Day of Service is this Saturday and volunteers are being sought to help with cleaning up McMurph Park and city streets. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon, with word of free breakfast beforehand at the Vader Assembly of God Church. For more information call City Hall at (360) 295-3222.
This Wednesday evening, the Vader City Council will be holding a public hearing regarding feedback on a temporary ban against recreational and medical marijuana facilities, passed by the council in July. Scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, residents are invited to discuss whether or not they favor such a ban becoming permanent, with any changes in regulations potentially affecting a proposed marijuana production and processing facility at 747 Atlas Rd. on industrial property owned by Seattle-based developer Brandon Milton, which Milton anticipates utilizing along with fellow developers Jeff Carr, of Adan Farms, Anthony Bollibon and Jane Waite, of Growpro LLC, and Samir Breko, of Wagrown. Also facing an impact by the council's decision, should they choose to amend zoning regulations instead, are two proposed marijuana businesses outside the city limits but within the Urban Growth Area: Gen-Ral Farms, a proposed production and processing facility located at 109 Enchanted Valley Dr. and owned by Gene and Ralph Childers, as well as Americanna Weed Co., a proposed retail facility located at 1234 SR 506 and owned by Cynthia Ventura. All these businesses are awaiting license approval from the Washington Liquor Control Board, as of press time, and more information can be found at www.liq.wa.gov. For information or accommodations regarding the hearing, contact City Hall at (360) 295-3222. (As a note, the information identifying potential marijuana businesspersons is intended for transparency and to further public discussion. Those who use this information to threaten, intimidate or harass them will be prosecuted by Lewis County.)