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Lewis County News February 17, 2021

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Snow arrived in the Pacific Northwest By Lynnette Hoffman The snow arrived in the area starting on Thursday, February 11, and it didn’t stop for days. Starting on Thursday, Lewis County saw flurries of snow. It didn’t stick enough to cause a lot of damage Thursday, but we kept hearing snow accumulation was on the way. Friday was the day “snowmageddon” began and by Saturday, we were all stuck at home with some homes having a foot of snow or more and no electricity. Thursday, we saw the snow falling, but the accumulation was not until the evening, we were out and about getting ready for the storm. As we all ran into the grocery

stores to stock up, we were all talking about the impending doom that was headed our way. Why is it when a storm is brewing, we feel the need to stock up on everything for days? I have never figured out why we need a month of toilet paper for 5 days of storms. The thing to remember, we are Lewis County residents, we can survive anything. By Thursday evening, we knew we were in for a whopper of a storm. It was then that we were saying, “it won’t stop.” Friday morning we woke to snow, not just a dusting, but snow that made you want to stay home. Most were stuck at home and students were remote learning, some-

Snow blanketed Winlock and Lewis County at the end of last week.

thing they have learned during the pandemic. There were few on the roads as they were iced over. The freeways and roads were not the place to be, but some had no choice. While some were on the roads, many were home contemplating how long they were going to be stuck. And the snow, “it won’t stop”. In the City of Winlock, there was so much snow that Mayor Brandon Svenson hopped on a backhoe and plowed the streets. The snow continued all night as did sightings of Mayor Svenson, he was helping people get out of the snow when their vehicles were stuck. Friday evening a few residents in the Toledo and Winlock area lost power, but we had no idea what we were going to wake up to. Saturday morning we woke to even Photo courtesy of the City of Winlock more snow. My little Winlock Mayor Brandon Svenson plowing the streets in a back- Pekingnese thought he hoe. would fly off the front

porch steps, headfirst into the snow. It was then that he discovered the snow was taller than he was. Needless to say, shoveling then occurred. Several pictures on Facebook showed the same problem for many small dog owners, the snow was taller than their fur babies. And the snow, “it won’t stop.” After a bit on Saturday, we all lost power, it seemed as though most of Lewis County had lost electricity. Bonneville Power Administration had a transfer issue and we were all without power. Saturday was a few hours of firing up the woodstove, making camper coffee (few grounds never hurt anyone they say!) and shoveling snow off the walkways. The snow continued for the day and now we knew it was time for it to stop, but it didn’t, it wouldn’t, it just kept on coming for hours, and the snow “it

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won’t stop.” Finally, we saw it stop and warm up. Then, the sun went down and again it started to snow. It was now at the point where we didn’t think it was ever going to stop. We woke up to it snowing, it has snowed for 4 days. And the snow, “it won’t stop.” Then the reality set in, after all this snow finally

stops and it melts, we will need kayaks. The melting of the snow will be interesting to say the least. If it melts slowly, we should be able to absorb it through the ground. If it melts quickly, we are in for quite a bit of water. If you see people out and about in a canoe or kayak, you will know it melted just a little too fast.

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Well, the weatherman says we are in for rain for the next few days. After last week’s snow, it is going to be interesting to see what happens with all the snow and rain. Winlock High School Sports The school has started sports programs and even though several games were canceled for snow, they were able to play a few games at the beginning of the week. Here is the sports update from Athletic Director at Winlock High School Nick Bamer: Cross Country: Had their first meet canceled this weekend at Kalama. They will kick their season off this Thursday in Onalaska. Girls Soccer: Lost tough matches at Ocosta on Monday (4-0) and at home on Wednesday against Toledo (2-0). Look to bounce back Monday at Onalaska. Volleyball: Lost an exciting contest at home against Napavine Tuesday. Their Thursday games at MWP were postponed due to snow and will be made up at a later date. They'll be taking on Kalama at home on Tuesday. Football: Their first game against Taholah was snowed out on Saturday. We hope to make it up on Tuesday and then they will face Nasell either next Saturday or the following Monday. Games may be postponed due to snow accumulation. Thank you to all the businesses who were open and helping everyone as they prepared for the snowfall. The grocery store and hardware store were all very busy, getting ready for the big event. It was fun to see so many people downtown. Downtown Winlock was the best-plowed city in the area, the City of Winlock had its public works and the mayor plowing streets. They worked all day and into the night Friday and Saturday to keep your city streets safe. Major kudos go out to Mayor Svenson and public works guys Kenny and Greg. Thank you all for keeping us safe!

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It’s hard to believe the snow hit as hard as it did. Snow piled up and people were out and about walking around the town as best they could. A lot of people were without power on Saturday and some were helping neighbors plow their streets. It’s a time when we see neighbors helping neighbors. Toledo School District is in need of bus drivers for the schools. They also have other positions available. Please check out their website to see what they have to offer. Gee Cee’s Restaurant is open for customers again. It was so awesome to see people sitting in their eating, it was a warm welcome. They have generators so when the power goes off everywhere else, Gee Cee’s is still cooking up a storm. If you haven’t been there recently, stop by and have a bite to eat. Due to weather and no power, Donna’s Place had to close early on the night before Valentine's Day. She is having her special for Valentine’s Day on February 19 for those who would like to keep their reservation. The Washington State House of Representatives has passed a bill that would remove any indigenous names from school mascots. This will change Toledo if it passes through the Senate. If you have any opinion on this, please contact Senator Braun. Toledo Thursday Market is in the process of its 5th Annual Toledo Seed Swap. Please have your seeds dropped off no later than Feb 20, 2021. No seeds older than 2018 please and only heirloom and non-GMO seeds, please. Please send your request for seeds via email to weeds15@ comcast.net with your name and the type of seeds you would like to plant. They will bag them for you and you will be able to pick them up on March 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ryderwood News By Samantha Lovelady

Citizens over the age of 65 are now eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine. Contact your provider to get information on getting you and your family members vaccinated. Cafe has been closed due to a family member passing away. Gayla has posted on the nextdoor app that she will have new menus and she will hopefully be back on February 15. Please keep her in your prayers during this difficult time. Stay tuned for an updated menu selection. See ryderwood Page 4

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Obituaries In Loving Memory of Juanita Louise Nelson Juanita Louise Nelson, 85. Went home to the Lord on February 4, 2021. Juanita was born on October 18, 1935. In Chehalis, WA. She was the second of five children of Ivan and Dorothy Armstrong. After graduation from Chehalis high school, she married Leroy Allison. They had five children, they divorced in 1962 and Juanita continued to raise their children. She met and married Malcolm Nelson, where Juanita Louise Nelson they moved to Winlock, WA and continued to raise her 5 children. Juanita enjoyed working with the public, she graduated from beauty college, but found that waitressing fitted her busy lifestyle better. Juanita spent the better part of her career working at Country House Restaurant with her three sisters and many other relatives. Juanita and her sisters were well known in the surrounding communities for their friendly personalities and tentative nature. Towards the end of Juanita’s career, she became a bookkeeper at the Country House Restaurant. After retiring Juanita volunteered at Winlock Senior Center. Juanita was a grandmother & great grandmother of many, she helped in the raising of many of them, she was an energetic lady, always willing to help others out. Juanita’s hobbies included crocheting, gardening and canning fruit and vegetables. She loved reading, playing cards, word find and puzzles. Juanita had two lifelong friends Patricia Savage and Wanda Pecha, which they loved to travel. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Ivan, Dorothy Armstrong, her sisters: Charlotte Billingsley, Norma McCallum, Wilma Armstrong and a brother, Leroy Armstrong. Preceded in death one son, Gerald Allison. Survivors include four adult children: Son’s Alan Allison, David Allison spouse Amy Allison, Rick Allison significant other Alfreda Sipe, and Juanita’s daughter Wanda Maze. Juanita had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and as well as many other relatives. A memorial service will be held at Jackson Prairie Assembly of God “4224 Jackson Hwy Chehalis, WA 98532 with Pastor Bill Morris on March 6, 2021 at 1:00pm

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Notice is hereby given that the Napavine City Council will hold a public hearing on February 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Napavine City Hall, 407 Birch Ave. SW. Council is looking to receive input on a Variance Application submitted by Ryan Caldwell. You are being notified because your property is within 300 feet of the boundaries of the petitioned property.

The variance application requests to waive public right-ofway improvements of full road width, concrete sidewalks, curb, and gutters on 7th Avenue NW road extension project. Approval of the Variance would allow the applicant to tie into existing roadways in a manner which improves aesthetics yet matches the immediate surrounding area for future development of the neighborhood. The location of the proposed road extension project is the undeveloped right-of-way of 7th Avenue NW, between W. Vine St. and W. Grand Blvd.

Comments may be heard in-person at said hearing or may be made in writing to the City Clerk Sharri Salyers at P.O. Box 810, Napavine, WA 98565, or by emailed ssalyers@ cityofnapavine.com , written comments must be received no later than February 23, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. “The city of Napavine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” Publish:Febrary 17, 2021

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IN THE SUPERIOR IN THE SUPERIOR IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF COURT OF THE STATE OF COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WASHINGTON WASHINGTON FOR LEWIS COUNTY FOR LEWIS COUNTY FOR LEWIS COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of ELAINE F. THOM, Deceased. No. 21-4-00040-21 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

In the Matter of the Estate ofFREDIE L. OSTER, Deceased. No. 21-4-0004421 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

In the Matter of the Estate ofGLENN A. LOHRENGEL, Deceased. No. 21-4-0004121 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets.

Date of First Publication: February 17, 2021

Date of First Publication: February 10, 2021

Date of First Publication: February 10, 2021

Personal Representative: ROCKY A. OSTER

Personal Representative: TAMMY A. WASSON

Personal Representative: KAREN KILIAN

Attorney for the Personal Representative: JAMES M.B. BUZZARD, WSBA#33555

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets.

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I am writing to share my concerns about the possibility of commercially expanding the Toledo airport. The reasons my family resides in Lewis County consists of the lifestyle quality, rural beauty, quiet, safe, and small-town community atmosphere, all of which are now at great risk. We have a young family and think this is a great place to raise our kids. We did not move here, nor does anybody else choose to live in Toledo, to be next to “SeaTac 2” which is now under serious consideration. After attending the CRAT (Citizens for Responsible Aviation in Toledo) meeting this last Wednesday, it is clear that many others share the same values and feelings as my family. If you have been following any of the recent developments for this proposition, you may have heard rhetoric there is no chance that it will happen. I would like to remind you that there are in fact many reasons why building a large airport here is enticing such as the low cost of land, fewer residents impacted and the resistance will be less intimidating due to our small community, just to name a few. If a commercial airport is indeed constructed here, we will leave, of course, those of us that can. We do

not want to hear commercial aircraft taking off, taxiing, and landing within walking distance from our homes 24 hours a day. Let’s also not forget the obvious - that it will destroy the existing community landscape, be unhealthy as a result from aircraft pollution, bring in an abundance of new crime and permanently significantly increase the traffic delays in the entire county, despite any mitigation efforts. Building a commercial airport in Toledo will also have a negative effect on all of the surrounding communities as well. Does anybody live in rural Lewis County because they want any of those big city, urban problems? Unfortunately, those who are making the decisions do not live locally. Therefore, we all need to step up in opposing this proposition now. If any of you reading this letter share the same concerns as my family, I urge you to get involved and support the cause. If you are unsure what you can do, I invite you to visit CRAT’s site at: www.toledoforaviation.com or https://www.facebook.com/toledoforaviation. There are also several contacts listed on CRAT’s website including the Lewis County Commissioners and the CACC (Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission) that you should write to and voice your concerns, it is the only way you will be heard. Scott Seroshek Toledo, WA

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Vader News By Samantha Lovelady

Big news for sewer payment options. Online services are now available at the cityofvader.org. If you chose the direct checking account option the fee is a flat $1.75. That is a large savings compared to the 2.5% of the total bill the credit card company usually charges. Wow, I know I was hoping for a little snow this year. But, I did not expect the amounts we got last week. We measured a full twelve inches accumulated at our house on Saturday afternoon. That is the most my family has seen at once since moving to Washington in 2014. Power outages plagued many Lewis County residents Friday into Saturday afternoon. Crews were out working all over to get the power back up and running. Make sure you thank your local linemen who braved the ice and cold to get the job done. Last Thursday was another eventful city council meeting. The Mayor had updates on A Street repairs as well as many other projects around town. There were also public comments made about an issue with trailers being lived in around the city. Thank you Mattaya, your concerns were heard and we appreciate the input from the citizens. I can not put enough emphasis on how important public comments are. Help the council help you and share your opinions. Together we can move mountains. Local Citizens contacted me this week about Vader's parks. In case you didn't know there are big moves in motion for Werden Park this year. The Park Board has plans to redo the play equipment as well as other upgrades around Werden. For more information head over to their meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday at City Hall. City Hall is hiring a new Office Assistant. See the ad listed or call the city for more info. Good luck to all that apply.

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Burma Shave Sign Contest - Paul Hayes, owner of the Hayes/Booth Tree Farm is asking for residents from Ryderwood to Vader's city limits to participate in a contest to replace his "Burma Shave" signs. There will be cash prizes for the top three entries. The best slogan will be made into signs posted along his property. Look for more details on the "Nextdoor" app and displayed around town soon. The contest has a tentative start date of March 15 and entries will be accepted for 30 days. Do you read as much as I do? Looking for a good book to fill all the extra time you have due to shutdowns? Friends of the Winlock Library Used Book Sale Saturday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. just up the road in the Roundtree building in Winlock (300 NE 1st Street). Payment by donation only. There will not be set prices and they will not make change. Masks must be worn by everyone, except young children, in the book sale room at all times. Use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged. If you have any comments or would like to see something in Ryderwood News, please contact me at sammieslusher@ gmail.com. I am always on the hunt for new exciting content and am happy to take your suggestions. Until then have a great week.

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