Lewis County News June 24, 2020

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Lewis County News June 24, 2020


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Lewis County Seniors staff send a message to their seniors letting them know they still care even as the senior centers remain closed.

Lewis County seniors need our help By Lindsey Giberson Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in March, Lewis County Seniors (LCS) has been working tirelessly to provide access to quality meals for seniors across all of Lewis County. During the past 3.5 months, they have been providing seven frozen meals a week to over 600 seniors with the help of Twin Transit. LCS staff had to increase production by nearly 600%. The emergency meal program is a 6 day a week operation utilizing all staff members from all the senior centers in the county. Early on, they realized to continue their mission, they would need more storage space than was at their disposal. LCS has been utilizing a freezer truck generously donated by Sorenson Trucking Company and the kitchen and freezer space at Orin Smith Elementary and James W Lintott Elementary. It is now time for operations to move back to the Twin Cities Senior

Center so the schools can prepare for the fall. Lewis County Seniors must also find another solution for freezer space. LCS does not know when the program will go back to normal. Regulated by the Area Agency on Aging, staff is fully prepared to continue the emergency meal program for as long as it is needed. The shutdown stopped all fundraising efforts and closed their thrift store in Chehalis. A Go Fund Me page can be found on Lewis County Seniors Facebook page to help raise funds to cover the freezer container being provided at cost by Dry Box Inc in Chehalis. Operating the freezer container costs $30 a day. Donations can also be mailed to Lewis County Seniors at 2545 N National, Chehalis, WA 98532 If you or someone you know is 60 years or older and would benefit from 7 frozen emergency meals a week, please call 1-855-581-9495. Meals are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.

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By Lynnette Hoffman The Winlock Rolling Car Show Parade was organized in place of Winlock Egg Days due to Covid 19. The community came together to help celebrate a day that is special to many of us. The third weekend has been Winlock Egg Days for years, it’s a joyous occasion where the community participates and comes together . It was the 99th year of Egg Day celebrations, the only time it was cancelled before was during WWII. This year a rolling car show meant that there were a lot of local people and a few political candidates and even a local builder. The official start was the Winlock Police Department driven by Officer Michael Jackson followed by Deputy Van Dyke of the Lewis County Sheriff's office. Abigale Stephens, the 2020 Egg Day Queen rolled with Mayor Brandon Svenson. Candidate for District 20 Peter Abbarno coasted in a See Egg day Page 3

Mayor Brandon Svenson, Abigale Stephens, Egg Day Queen 2020 and sons James and Carter Svenson

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up to 10 people. The capacity also increases to 75% for restaurants. We are well on our way to being open. The Saturday Market is growing like gangbusters. They started with just a couple of vendors outside at the beginning to seven outside this weekend. They have vendors inside as well at 202 NE First Street. Roy Richards has been opening up his fabulous new location for the community. It has truly become a community event. Please come downtown on a Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and support your local crafters. Robin Brumley of the Winlock Dance Center is a great part of the community. She understood the need for people to exercise during COVID so she did what any business owner should do, she opened up. Then, this past weekend, she put on a dance show for our unofficial Egg Day. Robin is new to the area but we are very glad she is here! Winlock as a community is finally coming together again. The City staff has been working with Mayor Svenson to open up Winlock. You can tell, it’s back to normal like it used to be, laughing and having fun while working hard. The Winlock Police Department has been kicking some rear as well, they have been working closely with the Lewis County Sheriff’s office to clean up the drug issues and vandalism. It is a pleasure talking to these guys, take the time to say hi. It’s about the community and bringing it back to the glory it once was. Mayor Svenson has been doing a fabulous job, he is getting the right employees to help the citizens. Mayor Svenson has said repeatedly “The answer is yes, until I find out it’s no.” What a refreshing idea!


up for months, there is nothing more refreshing than a beautiful day to put a smile on your face. Toledo Thursday Market is still going strong. I had the opportunity to see your market organizers and they are doing great things. Check out your Thursday Market. Donna’s Place is planning on having their dance on what would have been Cheese Days. Chris Guenther will be playing and it will be a celebration. More information will be coming. Toledo High School graduates have all received their diplomas. Chris Rust and Martin Huffman delivered the diplomas to the students in what was a great ceremony. Job well done Toledo School District. Gee Cee’s Restaurant is not open yet, but you can get something from the limited menu to go. They hope to open in the next few weeks. I miss the days the restaurant was open, you could walk in and talk to the Toledo guys. The other day while down there, I had a chance to chat with Dale Lee Wallace. He is always someone who is happy to see you. While there, Danny Wallace walked in. It’s always good conversation at Gee Cee’s. Many do not know but Wallace Pond, now South County Park, was actually owned by the Sorensen Family. Every week when I go down to Gee Cee’s, Jim Wallace and I have a good laugh about Wallace Pond. We’ve been laughing about it for years, the Sorensen family leased the pit to the Wallace’s and the pond was named Wallace Pond. Being a Sorensen, I just can’t see it ever being called anything different than Wallace Pond.

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In the Matter of the Estate ofJOANNA KAY WILSON, Deceased. No. 20-4-0015321 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Personal Representative

The Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator 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 Administrator or the Administrator’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 Administrator 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 the work, to effect real and barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 lasting change. 11.40.060. This bar is I sincerely believe he and effective as to claims against will be a tireless advocate both the decedent’s probate for Lewis County resi- and non-probate assets.

Letters to the Editor Endorsement for Peter Abbarno for Representative, Washington State Legislature, 20th District To the editor: As a business professional and active community minded person. I am pleased to endorse Peter Abbarno for State Representative, 20th District. I have sat with Peter on many occasions to discuss the behavioral health needs of Lewis County. He is always attentive and empathic when helping me brainstorm solutions to the

behavioral health concerns of individuals in Lewis County. I have found him warm, receptive, and open to new ideas. As Mayor Pro-tem, and serving on the Centralia City Council, Peter has worked tirelessly to make Centralia a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Peter’s passion for his fellow community members, and in fact all residents of Lewis County, is evident as he was chosen as The Chronicles Person of the Year for 2019. In addition, Peter has sat on Cascade’s Community Healthcare’s Legislative and Governmental Forum’s professional

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE Well, we did it. Lewis County is in Phase 3. What The weather is going to be beautiful this week, time OF WASHINGTON FOR does that mean? Restaurants can have group seating of to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. After being cooped LEWIS COUNTY 515 NE First, Winlock


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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: JUNE 24, 2020 C o - P e r s o n a l Representatives: ANNA M. HALLGRIMSON, DANIEL T. HALLGRIMSON & MARCUS P. HALLGRIMSON

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pontoon boat. Edna Fund, Dr. Lindsey Pollock and Bobby Jackson, Lewis County Commissioner candidates, were all participants as well. There was one company that was represented, Red Rock Construction. They were passing out free T-Shirts and lots of candy. They passed out so much candy, it was more than I have ever seen at Egg Day by one company, well done guys! They have been building at Grand Prairie Estates for a couple of years so it was nice to see them

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in the parade. The best part was seeing residents that have been part of Winlock for years and also meeting new ones. Jerry Biggs is new to Winlock and he was in the parade for candidate Loren Culp. It was great to see Dwain Miller, he always drives his Model A. Kenny Hauschild and Leroy Zwiefelhofer were also in the event. Kenny and Leroy have been volunteers in Winlock for years, supporting the community. This was truly a community event.

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Mayor Brandon Svenson stated, “I was inspired watching all those who put their differences aside to come together, problem solve and make the best of an

unfortunate situation. It was truly heartwarming to see all the citizens waving and the smiles on the faces made it all worth it. I was to sincerely thank all those

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Winlock City Council will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 PM on July 13, 2020 in City Hall, 323 NE First St., to review and accept comment on the proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). Interested parties are encouraged to attend. Copies of the STIP are available for review at City Hall. Written comments regarding the STIP should be directed to Penny Jo Haney, Deputy Clerk, 323 First St., PO Box 777, Winlock WA 98596, or winutility@ toledotel.com and must be received by the City no later than 4:00 PM on July 13, 2020.



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proposal after the time set for the opening thereof, or before award of contract, unless said award is delayed for a period exceeding 45 days. The City reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible Bidder, waive informalities, or reject any or all bids. The City of Winlock is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Small, Minority-owned, and Women-owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids. The City of Winlock reserves the right or to accept that Bid which appears to serve the best interests of the City of Winlock. This project is funded through FEMA. DATED at Winlock, Washington, this 17 day of June 2020. THE CITY OF WINLOCK City Clerk Publish: June 17 & 24, 2020 86196

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their kids organized the event. William and Erica, are a bi-racial couple with bi-racial children. William posted a letter about why they organized the event, it reads in part: “Thank you for coming out to support such a meaningful cause. June 19th is a special day for many because it is a celebration of freedom. Juneteenth commemorates acknowledgment and awareness of this in 1865: A Black Independence Day. Not long ago, my ancestors fought for their freedom from slavery. After which my grandparents and parents and many of your parents and grandparents fought for civil rights and equality. My grandparents marched with Dr. King; my mother tells stories about her experience as a child marching. … fighting a fight we are still fighting

today. Fighting because we know that our children shouldn’t have to fight for that anymore. Our grandchildren should not have to experience racism. My family and I felt moved by the actions of millions around the globe. Good people standing up to injustice.” William and the supporters tied ribbons on the Cowlitz Bridge in Toledo. Erica Castro, William’s fiancee was supportive and did it for their kids. “I wanted to bring the community together for the kids, to make a better tomorrow for everyone,” Erica said. Her daughter Nyssa who is bi-racial was there, and Nyssa said, “I wanted to spread love to the community. I see a lot of racial problems and I would like to see us accepted based on who we are not the color of our skin.”

Aujeonna Flerry, William’s daughter who is also bi-racial, said, “I wanted to have the community come together. I may look different, but we are all the same on the inside. In school, there are not many bi-racial kids, but I am just like any other kid.” “It’s time,” said Winlock resident Joanne Cobbs. “I know the majority of people aren’t racist and I know a majority of police aren’t brutal. It’s time for everyone to speak for all people because not speaking says something.” Jeramy Knight who was there holding a sign stated, “People are being hurt in my community. We need to stand up and spread love.” The event was small, peaceful and heartwarming to see kids organized an event who are the ones most impacted.

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Nathan will be majoring in Criminal Justice. He will also play football for PLU as a Defensive End. ROTC is interested in leadership skills. While at Winlock High School, Nathan has been involved in the following: ASB President, Class Salutatorian with a 3.76 GPA. He is also involved in varsity football, basketball and baseball. He is a member of Honor Society, 2 years of FFA, Knowledge Ball and Skills USA. He was in 4H where he was the Grand Champion at state for sewing a 100% wool Tuxedo. Nathan has volunteered around the area with “Walk and Knock” food drive and also through his youth

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