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Lewis County News

March 31, 2021


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By Lesa Givens Roy Richards spent a lifetime gathering pieces of history in Winlock. He LOVED the community and was adored by many. In 2008, Roy and his wife Linda opened a museum called "Renegade Rooster" just outside of the small town, to showcase Winlock's history. Linda passed away in 2011 but Roy continued their memories by sharing the collection with visitors from near and afar. Everything was free at the museum, including a stick of pepperoni and an old-fashioned soda for those who came to visit. There were no posted hours for the museum. If Roy's car was in the driveway at his home next door, he was likely open. Many items in the museum reflect Winlock's legacy as a major egg producer. The building is filled with vintage collections of everything imaginable tied to Winlock's history. The original telephone switchboard in Winlock is one of the first things you see when you pass through the front door. There is an extensive collection of old newspapers dating back to the early days of the bustling small town. Decades of Egg Day memorabilia is proudly displayed. There are thousands of pictures documenting so much history! Sadly, the doors to the Renegade Rooster closed on October 26, 2020, when Roy Richards passed away unexpectedly at his home in Winlock. According to the terms of Roy's will, his personal possessions are to be sold. The Winlock Historical Museum has been given the first option to purchase some or all of Roy's See museum Page 3

pura and Kalbi short ribs Eric Contreas, Winlock City Councilmember who is a regular, stated, “I recommend the Country House to everyone. The food, the atmosphere, and the owners are amazing.” Choi looked at a few restaurants before choosing the Country House. “I moved to Washington and wanted to do something for myself,” he said. “I really love the feel of the country and after looking at several places, I knew this was best for me.” Choi really enjoys cooking his food, he continued, “I grew up eating Asian food. I wanted to bring the authenticity of real Asian food to this area. I know the taste of real Asian food after growing up with it. Now Photo by Lynnette Hoffman we are excited to deliver to downtown Toledo, Choi of Country House displays a variety of sushi. give us a try. I know you will love it.” Having eaten a Bento Box, it’s clear they are the Asian food source of the area. They offer delivery to downtown Toledo with a minimum charge for food of $20 and then a $3 delivery charge. If you have not been out to the Country House at the Vader exit, you 404 SR 506, Toledo, WA should. They are located at 404 St. Hwy 506, To360-864-2181 ledo. If you would like Thursday-Tuesday Delivery: Downtown to call, their number is 8am-8pm Toledo Only 360-864-2181. Take Out Available

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By Lynnette Hoffman The Country House has a new owner and is set to succeed. In September of 2020, Choi bought the restaurant, changing the menu to Asian food along with American sandwiches. For the first time ever, Lewis County has Asian food available for delivery in the Toledo area. Choi has years of experience cooking fabulous Asian food. Choi has worked in many restaurants around the country, starting at Mr. Wasabi in New York. After a couple of years, he moved to Alaska and continued cooking Asian food. He saved at each of these jobs, he wanted to be in Washington and be his own boss. He spent a year in Washington working for Happy Teriyaki before he bought the Country House. Now Choi is his own boss. The menu is a wide variety of Asian food, a favorite is the Bento Box. A Bento Box is a dish that has several items in one meal, a little taste of everything. Items include; sushi, teriyaki, rice, salad, gyoza and shrimp tempura. You can also order individual Asian Dinners such as, teriyaki, chicken katsu, sesame chicken, orange chicken, and more. They also serve vegetable tem-

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If my mobile app is correct, which we know predicting weather in this state is next to impossible, there will be a 40% chance of rain on the weekend and into next week. It’s April, expect rain. As the old saying goes, “April showers, means May flowers”, let’s hope we get a few showers. The tree at the Egg Park is beautiful again, thanks to Carol Wallin. She has been decorating the tree for different holidays. All of us appreciate the decorated tree every holiday. There is also a homeowner in Winlock that has also been decorating for many holidays. It’s fun to watch the celebration of the Easter Holiday. Last week, Lewis County residents were shocked when a ball of fire went across the sky. Some thought at first it was a meteor and it was very loud. Eventually, we all found out it was debris from a SpaceX rocket. There were many videos on FB and people were curious. Since there are many more satellites to be launched by SpaceX, there might be another show in our future. Many people received their PUD bill and didn’t understand why it was so low. If you review your bill, you will see the days for your billing cycle are fewer than we have ever seen. Some had only 16 days on this billing cycle. When they changed over to monthly, it’s been a hit or miss on the billing. I would call this a big miss. Lorena’s Tamales are available every Saturday on the corner of Walnut and SE First. It’s a treat everyone in town loves to take home. The Saturday Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The market is located next to Sahara Pizza. "To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody." ~ Quentine Crisp ~

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Trying to predict the weather in Washington has always been a bit of a challenge. It looks like the rain has a possibility of coming back. They are saying 40% over the weekend. Well, with April here, we all know showers come with it. Hopefully, the April showers will bring May flowers. The Lewis County Commissioners rescinded their offer of a commercial airport in Toledo. The Thursday Market is in full swing, head down and see what they are offering. Don’t forget there are several restaurants and food places that still need your support. There is Beesley’s, Country House and Good Stuff Food Carts at the Vader exit. In Toledo there is, Betty’s Place, Crowded Kitchen, Chimi’s and Donna’s Place. Patty Kinswa-Gaiser who has supported the Toledo Indians mascot, as a member of the tribe, spoke to many on Facebook. As she said, “I know that the change is inevitable and I’m not happy about it.” The Ike and Kinswa family have always been supportive of the Toledo Indians. Gary Ike was a strong proponent of it as well. I am sure he would also be disappointed. We will always remember Toledo as the “Toledo Indians” where the spirit lasted for decades. Don’t forget to attend the Thursday Market. They have a mushroom person who brought Lions Mane Mushrooms to the market. The Toledo Thursday Market is currently trying to raise money to hire a market manager. They have a gofundme.com account under Toledo Thursday Market Fundraiser. If you can not use gofundme.com, you can drop a check off at the market on Thursday. The Toledo Thursday Market is a 501C3 operating under the Lions Clubs so your donation is deductible.

Vader News By Samantha Lovelady

Vader Lions Club's Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Werden Park. Children will be divided into multiple age groups and I have heard rumors that the big bunny himself is set to make an appearance. MAYDAY! MAYDAY! May 6th is fast approaching. Anita informed me that this year's theme is Mask related. Stay tuned for more May Day meetings, which are held on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. They will have vendor and parade sign-up sheets available at J & G's Grocery. They could really use all the help they can get this year. If you have time to contribute head on over to a meeting or contact Anita at the Cafe. Also, make sure you check their website vadermayday.weebly.com The Vader City Council's next meeting is on April 8 at 6:00 p.m. Citizens are welcome in person but masks and social distancing are required. If you would rather stay home jump over to the city website for the GoToMeeting call-in information. Last meeting we only had one person online. The more you participate in meetings the better council can do for you. Are you a senior 75 or older living in Lewis County?


Ryderwood News By Samantha Lovelady

There's been a lot of talk on local pages about getting vaccinated. For those seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, it is worth a shot to visit findyourphasewa.org. Then use the search tool to find a clinic nearby. I was able to quickly locate multiple places to get a dose of the vaccine within a 90-minute drive in any direction. If you are looking to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine be aware that they are more difficult to find at this time. But that should change as the state gets more available to them. Many experts say that by summer all who desire to get the vaccine will have convenient access to it. If you are interested is signing up for Vaders May Day Parade this year they are taking sign up and J&G. This year's theme is mask/COVID related. Ryderwood Angel Ministries: services currently include grocery shopping and Cafe meal delivery. For more information call or text Maria Barta at 360-214-0455. If email is more convenient shoot her an email at RywdAngelMinistries@ yahoo.com Important note they are not CNAs and are supported by Ryderwood Church. Reminder: the Cafe will only be serving biscuits and gravy on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The dates for April are the 14th and 28th. Every Monday at the Cafe is “Hamburger Night.” Your choice of fish, chicken or veggie burgers along with a soup or salad. Stay tuned for all the upcoming spring activities. Cafe menus will be available next week. Stay gold Ryderwood and have a happy healthy week. If you have any comments or would like to see something in Ryderwood News, please contact me at sammieslusher@ gmail.

Are you interested in receiving your COVID-19 vaccine? Contact Lewis County Mobile Vaccine Project at (888) 205-1321 to get your name added to the waitlist. Slots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. The sooner you get added to the list, the sooner you will get a callback. Please note that vaccines are made available in irregular increments. They are unable to provide a timeframe for receiving your shot, but as more availability is made, waits will be shorter. If the phone line is busy, please try again.

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Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve Lewis County To the Editor, On April 1, 2021, I will be retiring from Law Enforcement. I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you, the citizens of Lewis County, partner agencies too numerous to name, and all the employees from Lewis County. I have been fortunate to have had an opportunity to serve Lewis County, where I was born and grew up. Beginning in 1995, when I left here and went into the Army, serving as a Military Police Officer. I returned home and was hired on January 20, 1999, by Lewis County Sheriff John McCroskey. Sheriff McCroskey told me that I had entered the most noble of professions and to only do my best for the citizens of Lewis County. During the past 22 years, I had the opportunity to be a deputy, detective, sergeant, and a

Chief Deputy. I served Lewis County under three elected Sheriffs, Sheriff McCroskey, Sheriff Steve Mansfield, and Sheriff Robert Snaza. Each contributing to my successes and providing me the necessary support needed to be successful for you the citizens. When I reflect on the last 22 years, many events come to mind. I think about all of the great moments, experiences that I will never see in another career, events that will forever stay with me, and yes the occasional silliness that I gave the job. Among the most rewarding experiences were the opportunities to train other deputies; provide resolution and/or comfort to victims, survivors, and families affected by tragedy, crime, and violence; and engage with so many members of our small community that transitioned to friends for life. Lewis County has been fortunate to have support from so many citizens and partner agencies. From community members to local businesses; health-

care providers to social services; educational institutions to religious organizations. Over the years I have witnessed so many who helped us accomplish our work every day. To each of our partners and to so many people who have engaged in community response, I extend a heartfelt thank you. Most importantly, those who do the increasingly challenging work in law enforcement that is so essential and so often misunderstood and underappreciated. To the dispatchers, correction deputies, non-sworn personnel, and to the family and friends who support them each and every day, you will always have my support, respect, gratitude, and admiration. I am honored to serve with you. As I prepare for the next chapter in my life, I am confident that the professionals at Lewis County Sheriff's Office are wellpositioned to continue the agencies' important work for our community. Bruce F. Kimsey Lewis County

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Renegade Rooster museum. The Winlock Historical Museum is a very small town non-profit with an extremely limited budget. The Winlock Historical Museum will not be able to afford to purchase much of the collection without your generous donations. To secure all of the contents of the museum and relocate the Renegade Rooster to a new location would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. As wonderful as that option would be, every Low Miles... 1999 white Buick Century dollar we are able to collect will go to Limited; 101623 miles. All leather, good tires, power seats. $2750. Call preserving as much history in Winlock as we can afford. No donation is too small. or text 360-751-2778. Toledo. The more money we collect, the more

items we save! Whatever is not able to be purchased by the Winlock Historical Museum will likely go to auction and end up scattered around the country. Roy spent his life putting this collection together that was loved by his town. Please help us in securing the necessary donations to preserve Winlock's history! If you prefer to send a check directly: Winlock Historical Museum PO Box 632 Winlock, WA 98596 Winlock Historical Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

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Stay safe and healthy this Easter by Jared Hunt, Pastor, Winlock Assembly of God church Easter has always been a special holiday. It’s not about bunnies and candies; it’s a holiday where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, Easter is going to be different as many churches can not congregate at full capacity. Is this time much different then when Jesus rose from the dead? There was not an audience, he was buried in a tomb, a stone rolled in front while the tomb was guarded. Then the following Sunday, some women went to the tomb and found the stone had been rolled away. Jesus had been risen from the dead! There was no big fan fare, the women did not dress up to go see the tomb, they were there to visit where Jesus was laid to rest. Even though we can not all join together to celebrate the resurrection, we can still celebrate. Many local churches are offering services either on Facebook or on their website, you

don’t have to miss the message if you have internet. Even though the coronavirus has changed all of our lives, the one thing that has stayed true is the love that Jesus has for each of us. It doesn’t mean we won’t have hard times, it just means he is there to help us through them. Happy Easter and rejoice for this is the day Jesus Christ has risen. Have a Happy and Safe Easter.

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Lewis County News March 31, 2021  

Country House delivers to downtown Toledo The Winlock Historical Museum needs our help

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Country House delivers to downtown Toledo The Winlock Historical Museum needs our help


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