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A determined yard By Paul Jungclaus This week’s yard of the week belongs to Glenna Stevens. Glenna is most likely not aware of her yard being in the Town Crier because she didn’t make the submission to the paper. Her granddaughter Brandy Stevens made the suggestion. Brandy wrote to the Town Crier near the end of June and has patiently

waited to see if her grandmother’s yard would have an article written about it. Brandy stated “At the age of 12, my grandma was growing roses and was in love with gardening. She bought this home almost 18 years ago. It was nothing but blackberries and brush with not a single desired plant on it. After she bought the property, she worked on

it every day, but in 2007 her kidneys started failing from a kidney disease that runs in the family. She was on kidney dialysis for two years. Fortunately, in 2013 she received a kidney transplant, and as soon as she healed, she was right back outside planting more flowers and keeping the yard looking nice. See Yard Page 7

By Taylor Tait The Winlock Community Garden was a group effort birthed by Ed Montgomery, a former teacher at Winlock High School. It has been a labor of love for teachers, students and community volunteers. Montgomery started the program per Lisa Collins because he had a student who did not have any food available to him. Collins stated about Montgomery, “He is the one who took off with the program, he got grants, local businesses helped out, seeds were given, even chicken manure was donated by Mary with Draper Farms. It’s been a great effort, Mr. Montgomery has really started something great.” Montgomery stated, “It was brought to my attention that some students had little food at home, and this inspired the creation of a place where students could have access to fresh food year-round as well as a

place to learn gardening skills.” The garden became official in May 2019 and has flourished. Dr. Alicia Spalding with Nature Nurture Farmacies says she expects the garden to grow with the years. She took charge of the garden after Montgomery and has big plans for it. Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Spalding, her mother, and people in the community go to the garden to maintain the plants, check the equipment, and harvest the food. While the garden is beautiful and provides location, its other purpose is to teach students about planting and caring for gardens and plants, as well as “cultivating relationships with others” according to Montgomery. Spalding says, “The idea of this garden is to teach people a bunch of different See garden Page 6


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What a great week we are going to have. August has not been the usual hot month we are used to and it looks like this week is not going to be different. I love the weather in the 70’s and that’s what it looks like we are getting. If you haven’t seen the new signs at Winolequa Park, please go out and take a look. They are beautifully done by a local artist. They are a great addition to Winolequa Park! Winlock Timberland Regional Library August 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. is Write Up! For Teens. Write Up! is for all teen creators. Writing, art, whatever you make: work on your projects, share if you want to, and get ideas from others.This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library. August 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is Teen Takeover. Teens! This is your time to hang out at the library, eat pizza, and play games or just chat. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library. August 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. is Local Edible Fall Mushrooms. Join Jim Byrd and Tom Todd of the Southwest Washington Mycological Society as they talk about how to find local edible mushrooms. August 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. is Little University Sensory Stations. Activities to encourage literacy skills and self-expression in children birth to age 6. We will rotate through yoga, dance, sensory play, and art projects with a class every Friday morning. Caregiver participation is required.

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Hello Toledo! It’s going to be perfect weather-wise this week, not too hot and not too cold. Just perfect for those who like the temperature in the 70’s with a day or two in the low 80’s. It doesn’t get better than that. Toledo Thursday Farmers Market is in full swing. Head on down to the Toledo boat launch on Thursday’s beginning at 3:00 p.m. and lasting until 7:00 p.m. The farmers market has been going strong thanks to volunteers who are working together for the common good. August 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Cowlitz Grange on Jackson highway is having their monthly breakfast. This month the special is blueberry pancakes. You can enjoy biscuits and gravy or pancakes and eggs, all for $5. The proceeds go to help with the maintenance of the grange. August 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Toledo Presbyterian Church will be having their Red Cross Blood Drive. Head on down to donate blood, it gives many the gift of life. If you have ever been a recipient of a blood transfusion you know how important it is to give blood. August 24-25 is the 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowlitz Prairie Grange. This event is coming soon. It is held at the Heron Farm in Toledo. If you have not been, I can’t recommend it highly enough. The tractor pulls are so much fun. This is an event that everyone can enjoy. August 31: Saturday, Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 from Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV - check out the event on Facebook.

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Because of the upcoming garage sales, the Women’s Club will enjoy a lunch outing to the Little Rib Eye on Wednesday instead of meeting in Pioneer Hall. They will meet at the café to carpool. Thursday at 6:00 p.m. will be the monthly “Sing-Spiration” gospel music at the beautiful Ryderwood Community Church. Performers should arrive about 5:45 p.m. They have just installed a new sound system, so come out for a real treat! Light refreshments follow. Friday night’s dinner at the café will be Donna’s French dip sandwich, French fries and dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Please call or text 360-749-1838 to make reservations by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Plan to be seated at 5:00 p.m. The Social Club hosts the monthly Town Potluck on Saturday the 17th at 5:00 p.m. in the community hall. For new folks, this is a great place to find out what’s going on and to meet your neighbors. The group’s meeting follows the Potluck. The Social Club is the group that operates the café. They serve the best burgers (beef, chicken or veggie), homemade soups and fresh salads every Monday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. No reservations are needed. The Ukulele Club will follow burgers this week at 7:00 p.m. All strummers and audience members are invited to enjoy a fun evening. The Senior Nutrition lunch menu for Tuesday the 20th is BBQ baked chicken, mashed potatoes, winter veggies and sliced oranges. A $3 donation is requested of those over 60 and guests. $5 if younger. Call or text 360-355-7315 by 4:00 p.m. Monday to make reservations. One more week until the town-wide garage sales! Friday & Saturday, August 23 & 24. Pioneer Hall will be overflowing with great goodies and cruise the alleys for other sales and great bargains. The hog dogs and chili lunch will be served in the community hall.

By Samantha Lovelady

SR 506 is still closed. Please take note of listed speed limits. It's better to go the speed limit than ride someone's tail end and cause an accident. Goats at large in town. Little escape artists continue to bother residents. Animal owners: it is your responsibility to keep your pets contained to avoid fines and angry neighbors. Do you struggle to get school supplies? Did your mouth drop as far as mine after you read your list? Vader Kids have the opportunity to go to TWO different back to school events. One here in town and another up in Winlock. Info for the Winlock event did not make it by my deadline. But stay tuned. Vader Event: Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vader Assembly of God 302 6th st. FREE KIDS HAIRCUTS

Vader Lions Club will be serving hotdogs, chips and treats for the kids! (This event is Sponsored by Vader Assembly of God and Vader Lions Club). Its game time. Hunting season is right on the horizon. Are you as excited as my husband? I wish all our local hunters good luck and big bucks. Are you going to the city council meeting tomorrow? Get involved and be at city hall at 6:00 p.m. See you there Vader. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Be there to learn more about our great city. Did you know that Vader has a Lions Club? Vader Lions will start meeting again in September. Vader Lions Club does a lot for our little community including a ton of kids events and volunteer work. Stay tuned for meeting information. As always Vader have a happy and safe week. If you need to contact me for any reason feel free to email me at Sammieslusher@gmail.com.


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Operating hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Phone: (360) 785-4325 Olequa Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Menu: Today, Wednesday, August 14: spaghetti and meatballs Friday, August 16: roast beef dinner Wednesday, August 21: seasoned chicken breast Nutrition meals are provided to adults 60 years and up with a suggested donation of $3 - $5 and served at noon sharp. Show up early to find your seat and make new friends. Live music every Wednesday here at the senior center from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us! Thursday, August 8: Join us for family Thursday at noon. $5 for lunch for all ages. Cooks choice lunch. Please call to see what is on the menu. Stick around for our ice cream social at 1:00 p.m. If you are 60 years or older, your first scoop is free. Additional scoops and under 60 years is $2 per scoop. We also have 16 oz. root beer floats for $3 donation, milk shakes for a $3 donation and banana splits for a$5 donation. Tuesday, August 20, Breakfast: pancakes, sausage and eggs for $5 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Open to the public. Always includes coffee and orange juice Thursday, August 22: At 11:30 a.m. come join the Winlock and Toledo Senior Centers for our annual joint picnic at Kemp Olson Memorial Park in Toledo. Serving will begin at noon. This is a nutrition meal so reservations are required. This is a meal provided at no charge to adults 60 years and older. A donation of $3 - $5 is greatly appreciated. Family and friends under the age of 60 are welcome at a cost of $9.86 per meal. Reservations are required so please call the center to get your name on the list. SAIL Aerobics is open for registration again. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Cost is $40 for a 10 week session. Come try your first two classes for free.

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Obituaries In Loving Memory of Mary Ann Longsine

Mary Ann (Meier) Longsine, a lifetime resident of Winlock, WA., gained her wings on August 3rd 2019. She left behind this ever so troubled world to be with her Savior and rest in the loving arms of the Angels. Her Catholic faith sustained her thru her 95 years and she was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Mary Ann (Meier) Longsine the community. Thru her 95 years, she went to school there and once worked at the lively Co-op present in town, as well as the once local Ben Franklin Store, where she loved working there very much. Being a homemaker was her greatest joy. She married here, raised her family here, attended church here, and only missed one Egg Day celebration. Mary Ann was a Senior Center visitor, and a friend to everyone, and loved by many. She leaves behind her daughter, Carol Wallin (Terry); her grandsons, Scott and Travis Wallin and Oliver Lindsey; many cousins and friends. She believed in the simple things in life being the most treasured, and lived her life the same way. May she RIP and find more happiness than Toledo Senior Center she could ever imagine. Operating hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m A service was held for her at St. Urban Catholic CemToledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Menu: Today, Wednesday, August 14: fish & chips, cole slaw, etery on Aug. 10, 2019. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock. cornbread, and strawberry/peach cup. Friday, August 16: roast beef dinner, mashed potatoes/gravy, baby carrots, and dinner roll. Wednesday, August 21: seasoned chicken breast, garlic mashed potatoes, Oregon vegetable medley, cinnamon apples, and dinner roll. We are open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mondays Through Fridays. Nutrition lunches are served every Wednesday and Friday at noon. These meals are sponsored by the AAA and the cost is a donation of $3 - $5 for those over 60 years of age. We appreciate your support. Reservations are required so call 360-864-2112 to 360-274-8131 reserve your meal. 1-800-974-8131 126 Huntington North Cooks Choice Lunches are served every Monday and Thursday. These lunches are fund raisers and the cost is $6. There Castle Rock, WA 98611 Fax: 360-274-9068 is no age limit, No reservations are necessary. We start serving castlerockbuildingsupply.com at 11:30 a.m. Come by and say hi and take a chance at our spin wheel for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to our Second Time around Thrift Store at the SWW Fairgrounds. We are under the grand stands. It looks like we may have an instructor for a SAIL class or something similar here in Toledo. The class would be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. and run for one hour. Stay tuned for more information. If you are interested, call Diana at 360-864-2112. See senior Page 7

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In Loving Memory of Karolyn Brinton

Karolyn Brinton, daughter of Dilworth Welsh Brinton and Ruth Margaret Bates was born in Wanship Summit County, Utah on December 6 1939, a Lewis County resident since 1966. She died August 2, 2019 in Longview Washington. Karolyn leaves behind her children, Wendy Carolan of Winlock, Dan Elliott, Karolyn Brinton of Veradale Washington, Keith Elliott of Spanaway Washington, and Amy Elliott of Toledo. 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. And sisters Janet Dryer of Seaview Washington and Joan Enders of Longview Washington. She was preceded in death by her daughter Beverly Kim in 1957, her father Dilworth W Brinton in 1983, her mother Ruth Young in 2009, the father of her children John Daniel Elliott Jr. in 1989. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved serving in the LDS temples. She had been a member of the Longview-Kelso Kennel Club, The German Shepherd Club of Washington State, The English Springer Spaniel Club of America, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Washington State and had been a charter member of the Timberland Valley Dog Fanciers Association in Chehalis WA, and a member of Little People of America. Karolyn was happiest as a wife, mother and homemaker and was medically retired from the hospitality industry in 1990. She kept many customers and co-workers as lifelong friends. Last employment was as a private contractor for TalkCity where she worked on the internet as a as a City Standards Advisor. Karolyn was a lifelong activist democrat. Karolyn was known for her love for her family, her church, the theater, her diverse array of friends and of dogs as well as for her sense of humor, love of learning and her love for debate. She also loved creating websites for friends and family. She made friends easily and had “never met a stranger.” She loved working on family history and kept an updated journal to augment the topical autobiography as a gift for her family. Karolyn also loved music, University of Florida football, reading, writing, video games, computers, movies, live stage productions, traveling and talking on the phone. She attended High School in Ridgefield, Washington, class of 1958 and graduated from a business college in Longview WA. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.


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By Melanie Langley Thursday, August 8 the Morton Logger’s Jubilee held their 64th Annual Queen’s Coronation and crowned their new queen: Alayna Brindle. Alayna attends Napavine High School and I am so grateful to have her as a friend. She was chosen out of the two contestants this year based on a point system of 100 points. Each princess had the opportunity to earn 50 points by selling raffle tickets, 1300 tickets being the amount to earn all 50 points. A total of 20 points could be earned during a private interview that took place before the coronation. The remaining points were given by a panel of judges, after considering a question the princess answered on stage and walking in an evening gown of their choice. The questions were asked by the 2018 Queen Ana Rodriguez. Alayna was asked who the most influential person in her life was. She answered that she didn’t have just one influential person in her life, and that being the youngest out of her family and friends has pushed her to be the person she is today. During the event, local talent was showcased in between regular coronation matters. The coronation began with a dance choreographed and performed by Alayna, Ana Rodriguez, and the runner-up Rylee Peters. There was an outstanding performance from Kennedy Woods, who sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Bob Dylan. Another dance performance

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included a lyrical dance by Amanda Brossard, who was later on stage for another dance joined by Angela March. Finally, after being judged during the evening gown phase and a farewell video for the 2018 Queen, Alayna Brindle was announced as the 2019 Queen. She was presented with the crown and sash with help from Ana Rodriguez and Miss Lewis County Re-

becca Hall. Congratulations and pictures soon followed. I asked Alayna what she enjoyed most about this whole experience, she said, “I like how different of an experience it is. I enjoyed putting a group dance together with the 2018 Queen and the other princess and building relationships with them. I initially started this program for the scholarship, but it’s overall more enjoyable than I expected.”

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Births Asher Alden Moore was born on August 2, 2019. He was 8 lbs. 6 oz. Congratulations to his parents Gregory Alden Moore and Rachael Rae Burkle.

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Some of the flowers in her yard belonged to my great grandmothers. And, if a plant is dead in the store, she’ll buy it and bring it back to life. I'm so proud of her for fighting through everything. Thank you for picking my grandmother's yard! She's going to be so happy to see it in the paper.” It is so nice to hear a story like Glenna’s. The way she created a beautiful yard out of an overgrown wilderness is inspiring alone. But she did a lot more than that by fighting through her unfortunate diagnosis. I haven’t had the chance to meet Glenna because of the surprise aspect of this article, but when I drove by her property, everything looked great. Brandy supplied the picture for the article along with a few more views that show what a great job her grandmother Glenna does.

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Our Monday, Wednesday, Friday exercise class is now called Senior Exercise Class. Hopefully this will encourage you to come check us out and 85436 see that all stages of exercise is being done. Pam is still our teacher. Another reminder: in August, we will be holding both our regular pancake breakfast on the 10th and then our Threshing Bee Breakfast on August 24. On August 22, we will be having a nutrition picnic lunch at the Kemp Olson Memorial Park in Toledo with Winlock. Call for Reservations (360) 864-2112.


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By Melanie Langley This past week I went on a family trip to Long Beach, Washington and Seaside, Oregon. This is usually an annual trip we take, as we enjoy spending time at the beach. We stayed in a rental home with a full kitchen that I used to cook meals when we weren’t eating out at a restaurant. It was my first time cooking for an entire week and I found it quite fun actually. I’m hoping to continue cooking more often while at home. Among all the fun activities we did during the week, there were off times where we just relaxed at the rental. We didn’t have internet there, so I thought it would be difficult to keep myself occupied and entertained. To my surprise, it wasn’t that hard. I started reading novels, something I hadn’t truly done for a couple of years now and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. So I encourage all of you who use the internet for entertainment to unplug every once in a while to enjoy a hobby that you’ve forgotten about. Our first couple of days were spent in Long Beach. I took many walks along the coastline and also played with my 7 year old nephew who is quite a handful to keep entertained. I remember when I was his age and had fun building sand castles and jumping over waves, so I tried my best to give that kind of experience to him as well.

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We did a lot of browsing in stores at both Long Beach and Seaside and we found a few cool little decorations to bring home, as well as toys for my nephew and of course a boatload of salt water taffy. On Friday of that week we went to Long Beach’s weekly farmer’s market. They had more than a dozen different vendors selling food and other items, as well as a stage where live music was performed. All in all it was a great trip and I definitely recommend checking out either Seaside or Long Beach as a vacation destination for your family.

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