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Lewis County News February 3, 2021


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By Lynnette Hoffman Farmers Markets are now a part of Winlock and Toledo for most of the year. The Winlock Farmers Market is open year-round and the Toledo Farmers Market is set to reopen on February 11. Winlock’s Farmers Market is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 202 N.E. First Street, next to Sahara Pizza. They offer a range of arts, crafts, crochet, alpaca knitted items, canned goods, fresh eggs, and farm products. It’s a shop with a little of everything for everyone. Bonita Aadland is the manager over the Winlock Farmers Market, she stated, “We offer many items that are from local vendors, it’s a great way to showcase local talent. It gives the community a place to buy a birthday gift or even a baby shower gift,

we offer a wide variety of vendors and products.” Bonita moved to Winlock a few years ago and wanted to do something for the community. She has been a part of the vendors’ group but felt a Farmers Market was more of what the community wanted. Bonita started the Farmers Market last summer and she has been busy ever since. She contacted friends she knew along with a few vendors, she has worked tirelessly to bring something to the community. She stated, “I fell in love with Winlock and wanted to offer something permanent for many in the community, it’s our way of giving back to a town that was welcoming to us.” One of the items that has taken off is the horseshoe art. One of the vendors makes art out of horseshoes, such as crosses, welcome signs, and flower art for your flower beds. If

you are in need of a beautiful scarf, they offer Alpaca products that are beautiful. You can find crocheted hats and gifts. It’s a great little shop for all your giftgiving needs. The Toledo Thursday Market has a wide range of offerings as well. The market is sponsored by the Toledo Lions Club, and is located at The Steamboat Landing. They have items such as fresh produce, farm eggs, baked goods, beautiful flowers, planting, artisan cheese, chocolates, homemade arts and crafts, and much more. If you have not had the chance to visit either market, Toledo or Winlock, it’s your opportunity. With Toledo Thursday Market opening on February 11, and the Winlock Farmers Market open on Wednesday and Saturday, this is the time to check them out. As the markets get going in full swing in the summer, you will have the opportunity to buy local farmers’ products for your home.

By Megan Evander Taylor Ruiz, Junior at Winlock High School, has always had a passion for literature and decided to bring her own vision of being a published author into action. Taylor is responsible for resurrecting one of the greatest novels and detectives of all time. Ruiz, an avid mystery enthusiast, is the self-published author of Sherlock Holmes and the Spider’s Web. Taylor found her love for writing around the age of six. One of the fondest memories she has was using her imagination to construct a book about dolphins in 1st grade. Her first-grade teacher read her story out loud to the class and this experience made a large and positive impact on her. At that point she had found her calling. “After that moment all I wanted to do was write,” said Taylor. Over the next few years, Taylor discovered more short stories from her ancestry and used them as inspiration for her first published book Porter Dowle. Her love for books and storytelling has grown over the years, and mystery writing has consumed her interest. Reading and drawing inspiration from the greatest mystery writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens have helped craft her stories and developed her technique. Taylor also mentioned she gains inspiration from her

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own family stories and her loyal friends for developing characters that readers can relate to. Over the course of Spring 2020, Taylor was compelled to use her many hours of free time, due to COVID-19 sheltering, to begin to write her story and learn how to be a selfpublished writer. Finding someone to publish your work is not always easy Taylor discovered. Going through the motions of sending off her work and was turned down did not lead to an end. Taylor persisted to investigate how to self-publish on Amazon, learn to format, edit, self-critique, and develop her cover artwork and Ta-da….and the rest

is history! Taylor is currently working on a three-book series involving one of the main characters from her second book Sherlock Holmes and the Spider's Web. If you would like to order Sherlock Holmes and the Spider’s Web, it is available on Amazon, both paperback and Kindle versions. https://www.amazon. com/Sherlock-HolmesSpiders-Taylor-Jane/dp/ B08HS29NXZ Excellent work Taylor! The Winlock Cardinal Community is extremely proud of you and your many accomplishments. We are excited about your future endeavors.

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Winlock is in for some good weather for a few days, hard to believe we are going to have sunshine for 3 days but that’s what it says. Go out and enjoy your new found freedom, now that we are in phase 2. In Phase 2 our restaurants can now seat inside. They are limited to a 25% seating capacity and only two households but this is great news for businesses that have little business since March 2019. Please remember to support our local businesses. A huge thank you goes out to Guadalajara, Sahara and Boss Hogg’s for staying open during a difficult time, we appreciate all that you have done for the community. Another huge thank you to Raleigh Stone, he did everything he could to keep our grocery and deli open and stocked. Thank you to these guys for keeping the town fed! The Winlock Egg Day Committee needs your help. The official Egg Day artwork for the 100th Anniversary needs to be submitted by February 10 to LCWEDC, P.O. Box 543, Winlock, Wa, 98596. This is the artwork for the button that the Egg Day Princesses sell as part of the festivities. If you have an idea for the 100th anniversary, please make sure to have it in no later than February 10. The Egg Day Committee is meeting on February 11 at the Winlock United Methodist Church located at 107 SW Benton in Winlock. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to be a part of organizing Winlock Egg Day, please attend the meeting. The Winlock Vader Food Bank has new hours and higher income requirements starting in March. In March, their hours will be 2nd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4th Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions about income requirements, feel free to reach out to the food bank at 360-785-6399.


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Well Toledo, looks like you are in for some awesome weather this week. Go out and enjoy your beautiful parks the city and county have to offer. There is something about South County Park, maybe it’s because the Sorensen Family for years lived right there, but it’s a beautiful park that many love. The Toledo School District has a few jobs that are open, mechanic, custodian and coaches. If you are interested, please contact the Toledo School District. Now that Toledo is in phase 2, your restaurants are open at 25% capacity. A huge thank you goes out to those in Toledo who stayed open and fed the community. A big hats off to Donna’s Place, Crowded Kitchen, Good Stuff Food Cart and Catering, Betty’s Place, Beesley’s, Country House, and Chimi’s. It was being open that fed the community. Thank you to all of you for working so hard at such a difficult time. Toledo Thursday Market will open on the 11th, get ready to do some local shopping by local vendors. We are excited to see them back! The Toledo Food Bank has a lot of food to give away, don’t forget to show up if you are in need on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Last week they shared they had an abundance of food, it is better to go and get a little help than to go hungry. They are down there to make sure that every person has the ability to get food if they need it. It’s behind Toledo City Hall. Toledo Airport Community Meeting will be Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Steamboat Landing. This is the group that is fighting against Toledo becoming a large commercial airport.

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. One of the hardest things seniors are facing this year is depression and isolation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Valentines is the perfect opportunity to show love for not only your partner but your friends as well. An act as simple as dropping a card in the mail could make the world of difference to someone right now. Make sure you spread the love a little this holiday. The Cafe menu was not available at the time of my deadline. Stay tuned next week for the list. Until then remember, every Monday the meal of your choice is: deluxe burger, chicken, veggie, fish, or fiesta. Served with your choice of soup or salad and a drink. Please note that fish burgers take 30 minutes to prepare. Wednesday is always breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Be sure to get your biscuits and gravy a full order is just $5. The fire department is seeking volunteers. Head over to the Lewis County Fire District located at 801 B St. in Vader to volunteer. They are open Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. If you can not make it down, feel free to call at 360-295-0906 for more information. There are concerns over the increased number of Ryderwood residents and what would happen in the event of an emergency. That being said there is no such thing as too many fire department volunteers. All training and equipment will be provided. 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.

Vader News By Samantha Lovelady

Vader is officially in Phase 2 as of February 1. That means, The Little Crane is back open for indoor dining at 25% capacity and tables up to 6. Make sure you go in and say hello to everyone. If you are looking for a Valentine's Day gift, what better than a gift certificate to the Cafe? Anita at the Little Crane is one of the managers, it was erroneously printed she was the owner. Jason and Nita do a fabulous job of running the restaurant by the tracks. The mayor had news about stormwater repairs at See vader Page 3

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last week's council meeting. Keep an eye out for crews because the repairs will be starting this week. Thank you so much, Mayor Schey. Our Park Board Chair Kelly gave the council an update at the last meeting as well. They are doing amazing with grants and planning. If you haven't had a chance to look at the plans they have coming up I urge you to. The upcoming improvements are sure to attract more families to Vader. It's going to be great for all of us. If you are interested in attending the next meeting is on February 17 at 6:00 p.m. I had some time to check out the local Facebook pages this week. Wow, what a change from this time last year. Residents are really coming together and sup-

porting each other. Great job Vader. City Hall is planning on hiring a new office assistant. With the recent growth in town, there's a definite need for some extra hands at the office. Make sure you keep a lookout for the job listing which should be advertised shortly. The next Planning Committee meeting is on February 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR LEWIS COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of C. FRANK WALLACE, Deceased. No. 20-4-00330-21 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 non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: January 20, 2021 Personal Representative: KENNETH WALLACE

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City of Napavine Napavine, Washington Notice of Application and of Public Hearing HEARING DATE: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: City of Napavine Council Chambers 407 Birch Ave SW Napavine, WA 98565 SUBJECT: The City Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the application of 7th Ave NW Road Extension for Environmental Determination of Non-Significance, (DNS), under the State Environmental Policy Act, (SEPA) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Napavine has received an application to extend 7th Ave NW from the existing end of the road to Grand Boulevard. The Extension will serve 8 lots owned by the applicant. Utilities and Stormwater will be extended and installed as shown on the site plan. Pursuant to NMC 17.88.070, the City of Napavine established a comment period on said application and scheduled a public hearing on the proposed development.

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7. Project permits included with the Applications: None. 8. Further studies requested by reviewing authorities: None.

Applicant: Representative:

Ryan Caldwell Robert Balmelli, PE RB Engineering 91 SW 13th Street Chehalis, WA 98532 (360) 740-8919

9. Other permits not included in the Application: The Application does not include applications for or 16. Description of site: 8,800 sq. ft. of paved road surface totaling relating to building permits. approximately 400 ft. x 22 ft. of impervious surface. 10. Existing environmental documents that evaluate the proposed project: SEPA Checklist by Applicant dated January 4, 2021; and Determination of Non-Significance by the City of Napavine dated January 29, 2021. Said document(s) are available for review and comment in the same manner as described herein for the Applications. 11. The public has the right to comment on the Applications through testimony or written comments. The public has the right to receive notice of and to participate in any hearings; to request a copy of the decision once made; and to any appeal rights that may apply.

17. Information about the applications may be examined by the public from January 29, 2021, through February 12, 2021, at Napavine City Hall, 407 Birch Ave SW, Napavine, Washington, on business days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Note: Closed between 12:00 and 1:00) 18. The authority for this review is described in the Napavine Municipal Code NMC Title 18 Environment; Napavine Public Works Standards Section 2B; and the 2017 City of Napavine Comprehensive Growth Management Plan 2003-2023 (as updated). The public hearing will be conducted in accordance with rules of procedure adopted by NMC 17.88070 and NMC 17.88.100.

12. The deadline for submitting written comments is February 12, 2021. Written comments received by the City on or before The final decision on the Applications will be made by the 1. Case File Name/Number: Caldwell 7th NW Avenue Road February 12, 2021, will be considered by the City Planning Napavine City Council. Extension Commission. For further information, please contact Bryan Morris, Public 2. Date of Application: January 4, 2021 13. A consolidated staff report, the SEPA checklist, and the SEPA Works/Community Development Director at (360) 262-9344. DNS will be available for inspection by the public at no cost 3. Date Site Plan Application was deemed complete: January beginning January 29, 2021. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to attend this public hearing. Dated 4, 2021 this 29th day of January, 2021. 14. The deadline for submitting a SEPA appeal and/or any appeal Bryan Morris 5. Date of Notice of Complete Application: N/A. of the final decisions on the substantive Applications is 30 days Director of Public Works/ following final decision on the Applications. Community Development 6. Description of Proposed Project: Applicant proposes to extend 7th Ave NW from the existing end of the road to Grand Boulevard. 15. Name and contact information for owner / applicant / Publish: February 3, 2021 The extension will serve 8 lots owned by the Applicant. Utilities applicant’s representative: 86753 and Stormwater will be extended and installed as shown on the Owner: Ryan Caldwell

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West Region moved to Phase 2 By Lynnette Hoffman The West Region has been moved to Phase 2 in Governor Inslee’s plan of Healthy WashingtonRoadmap to Recovery. This means that we are able to open at a very small capacity with the hopes of advancing or staying open. Many have been waiting for the day they could eat inside a restaurant, go to a movie, or even bowling. It looks like the time is finally here, but it is limited. First, social and in-home gatherings can now be a maximum of 5 people from outside your household, with the limit of 2 households. Basically, you can have your neighbor over, but not much more than that. Outdoor social gatherings at home have changed to 15 people with a maximum of two households attending. With the maximum being 15 people but with two households, that means each household can have about 7-8 people in it. Indoor worship services are at 25%, this does not change under the Phase 2 plan. Professional and Personal services remain at 25% with remote working still encouraged. Eating and drinking establishments will finally see a change. Indoor dining is now available at 25%, with an 11:00 p.m. close time. For outdoor dining,

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maximum 6 per table with a limit of 2 households per table. Our restaurants and bars can finally open. While 25% is limited, it is encouraging to see our restaurants finally have a chance to serve their clients. That's why most are in the business because they enjoy serving the people. Indoor recreation and fitness establishments such as gyms, indoor recreation, dance, and other sports are now allowed. Low to moderate risk sports competition permitted, but no tournaments. Fitness and training maximum are to remain at 25%. Outdoor sports and fitness establishments has also changed. Low, moderate, and high risks sports competition is allowed, no tournaments. Maximum 200 including spectators. This is the best news as school sports can now begin. This is what many students have been waiting for, their sports in schools to resume. Also, indoor entertainment can also change, they are theaters, bowling, card rooms, etc are now open to 25%. If food and drinks are served, then the food and drinking requirements apply. Outdoor entertainment is also a change if you choose to go to a football game or outdoor concert. Those rules are you can have a group of 15 with

a limit of 2 per household and maximum spectators of 200. This is not a lot of people for a professional sports game or a concert so don’t expect to see them opening quite yet. Weddings and funerals also see a change. Ceremonies and indoor receptions, wakes, and similar gatherings in conjunction with such ceremonies are permitted and must follow the appropriate venue

requirements. If food and drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply. Dancing is prohibited. While all these changes are finally occurring, it is important to remember that in order for these establishments to stay open, we have to remain in Phase 2. Any increase in cases and hospitalizations could put the West Region back to Phase 1.

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Tin Man Syndrome

To the Editor, Remember the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? His joints froze up for lack of oil. All he needed was a good lube job. Have you noticed during this near year of quarantine that you feel a little stiffer than usual or that your knees are aching a bit more? The human body is endowed with a myriad of bursa. To put it simply, these bursa are little sacs containing synovial fluid, that with exercise, squirt the oil as a lubricant so your joints move freely with minimal friction. No “oil”

means maximum friction which equates to joint wear and tear. I am a senior adult that has been sitting around in quarantine too long. My knees and right shoulder are starting to bother me so my daily schedule is now modified. I’m now walking our dog three times daily instead of once, also doing stretching and strengthening exercises three days per week for both trunk and limbs. Bottom line: Getting enough exercise might be almost as important as socialization when it comes to our health. I don’t want to end up like the Tin Man. Thomas Hicker Vader, WA

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