February 26, 2020
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Pollock to run for Commissioner
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Napavine Alumni diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma
By Melanie Langley During the past week, the Napavine community received some shocking news. Alex Gaona, a recent Napavine graduate, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer. This has been a difficult time for community members, students and staff at Napavine School District. For those who don’t know, Hodgkin Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in lymphocytes, a white blood cell. This can start anywhere where there is lymphoid tissue, which is mostly found in lymph nodes, lymph vessels, the spleen, bone marrow, thymus, adenoids and tonsils, and the digestive tract. It’s so rare that only 200,000 cases per year are diagnosed.
Dr. Lindsey Remund Pollock, at Boistfort Elementary School, where she attended school.
Dr. Lindsey Remund Pollock, Winlock veterinarian, confirmed her anticipated candidacy for the Lewis County Commissioner District 2 seat. In her announcement, Dr. Pollock said: “I became involved two years ago during the campaign to replace the County Commissioners with a county manager supervised by a five-member board. I strongly supported the hiring of a county manager but was concerned about who would write the charter plan for governance. I chose to become a candidate for Freeholder at that time to participate in the process rather than remain an observer. Lewis County must plan for the future, not just the next five years, but the next twenty. We need to draft our roadmap to success. To be successful we need infrastructure, housing, safety, and education. By identifying routes to provide broadband See Lymphoma Page 6 access, safe public spaces free of needles
and feces, affordable homes, dependable infrastructure including water, sewer, and roads, we can attain a reputation of a great county in which to do business and raise a family. I am confident I can help develop a plan for the success of our county. In preparation for serving as a Freeholder, I attended Commissioner meetings to educate myself on the governance needs of our county. What I learned as I began attending was that we have two fully-involved Commissioners in the 1st and 3rd districts, and another who is not. In particular, the current District 2 Commissioner appears disengaged on issues such as the budget and funding which are technical and boring but are central to running the county. When he did become active on expansion of bus service, he was unwilling to back down after the problems with the proposal were See Pollock Page 3
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Winlock, what a beautiful week we had. The weather was perfect, the feeling of spring is in the air. People were out mowing their lawns, enjoying the warm weather. This week looks to be another nice week, let’s just hope it continues through the spring. TOPS meets every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. for social hour and 10:00 a.m. for weigh in behind the Winlock Assembly of God church.. This wonderful group has been meeting for so many years, taking off pounds sensibly has worked well for many who attend. Congratulations to Dusty Thayer for placing first in regionals and winning a spot at state. Kimberly’s Coffee and Things is coming soon, get ready for a tasty bite and a latte. She is located next to Guadalajara restaurant. Congratulations to the Winlock Boys Basketball for an awesome season. Also congratulations to Bryce Cline, Noah Patching, Coleson Richendollar and Addison Hall for their MVP 1st team, 2nd team, and honorable mention for the All League recognition. Jessica Bragg is taking over Grinders Coffee espresso stand, no date on the opening yet but it will be open again for those who are on the go. At the Lewis County Economic Development Council annual banquet, Lisa Goodman with Benaroya spoke about their relationship with Lewis County. They do not have the funding for Mickelsen Parkway yet, but they are diligently working on the additional $750,000 on hold by the Washington State Department of Transportation. They do not have a tenant yet, they are attending a conference in two weeks with hopes of finding tenants who need a building of 1,000,000 square feet or more. They have 327 acres of N. Military they are trying to develop for an industrial park. Winlock City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. The new council has been hard at work for you the citizens. They have been weeding through the changes that have occured in the past two years and making changes. Excited to see what is next for Winlock.
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What a beautiful week we had. Lawns were mowed, flowers started to peek through, a feeling that spring was in the air, and coming just around the corner. This weekend is the Grand Re-opening of Donna’s Place. Donna purchased the building and has recently updated the inside. Stop by Donna’s on Saturday evening for the Mardi Gras celebration. She will offer Cajun Food and entertainment. Congratulations Donna, you have made Toledo proud. The Toledo Community Food Bank is open from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month along with the second and fourth Friday’s from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you are in need, bring your own boxes and get a little help from the wonderful community of Toledo. The Toledo Senior Center is in the process of a silent auction. Bidding is open to the public and all monies received go to benefit the Toledo Senior Center. The auction closes Friday, February 28. The Toledo School District wants to remind everyone of the Don Bowen Day at Toledo High School baseball fields. March 16 at 2:30 p.m. is the dedication of the fields. Hope to see everyone there. March 20 is the deadline for the Toledo Cheese Day button contest. Get your ideas in to help make this year's button the best button yet. Remember, many collect these buttons every year, making Toledo proud. Save the Date. The big and infamous Toledo Community Meeting is happening on March 19 at the Toledo Middle School commons. Many people, including elected officials and legislators have attended this meeting in the past. This is your opportunity to find out about Toledo.
Vader News By Samantha Lovelady
Friday, February 28: The Vader Park Board is having an Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Vader City Hall. This is a great opportunity for Vader residents as well as neighboring community members to ask questions and share ideas on what should happen with McMurphy and Werden Parks. They hope to see as many of you as possible. Vader City Council has an open position. If you are interested in serving on the city council, please apply at Vader City Hall. Lions Club Crab Feed is March 7 at Vader Assembly of God starting at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Whole Crab is $29, half is $20, and lasagna is $10. May Day: •T shirt Contest! There's still time to submit a design. Be sure to check out the ad to get more detailed info.
Ryderwood News By Samantha Lovelady
Happy sunshine Ryderwood, I hope you have been out enjoying the great weather as much as possible. Days like these are perfect for putting on a nice sweater and taking a stroll. Did you know that exposure to the sun improves depression? That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the health benefits. Do your body a favor and get out and enjoy absorbing all that Vitamin D. Friday, February 28: Vader Park Board is having an Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Vader City Hall. This meeting is an important part of the parks grant application process. They are hoping to get as much community involvement as possible. If you have ever wondered about upcoming projects at Werden or McMurphy Park, this is the perfect time to come down and get more information. CAFE DINING SERVICE: Monday - burgers soup/salad - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - biscuits with gravy and eggs - 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Ryderwood Senior Lunch Menu: Tuesday, February 25: Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, tossed salad, and Mandarin oranges For Reservations Please Contact Bridgette at 541-2902591. SAVE THE DATE: MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT - March 21 - Hosted by The Social Club EASTER DINNER - April 12 - Details to come soon. Friday Dinners - 5:00 p.m. for $10 February 28: chicken parmesan made by Charles Ettner Friday Dinners are brought to you by RCCT for delivery call or text Linda at 360-749-1838. Am I missing something? Do you live in Ryderwood and have an event that needs to be posted? I would love to mention it in the Ryderwood News. Please contact me at email@example.com. Kind reminder all events and stories need to be submitted to me by Friday MORNING in order to make it into the next week's column.
•May Day needs more volunteers. This year May Day will be May 2. If you have ideas on how to make May Day a great event, please contact Anita at the Little Crane. •Upcoming Meetings March 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Little Crane. Come early or stay late and grab a bite at our local favorite. Vader Parents, Superintendent Greene is looking for more parents to join his team. Meetings will be held on the 4th Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information contact the district office at 360-501-2940 or email Shawna Guest at sguest@ crschools.org. The next city council meeting is this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Vader City Hall. Be sure to come by to see what's happening in town. I know there are events and meetings I'm missing around town. Please please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I appreciate it.
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Olequa Senior Center Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phone: (360) 785-4325 Olequa Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Menu: Today Wednesday, February 26: hamburger gravy Friday, February 28: stuffed green peppers Wednesday, March 4: spaghetti and meatballs 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 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and bingo starting at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 27: Olequa Café; Open to everyone. Lunch served at noon: chicken corn chowder, corn bread, side salad for a $5-$10 donation. Coffee and iced tea included. 1:00 p.m. is the Ice Cream Social. For adults 60 years or older, the first scoop is free. Additional scoops and under 60 years are $2 per scoop. Friday, February 28: Gumbo Dinner is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come
celebrate Mardi Gras with the Olequa Senior Center. Dinner includes gumbo over rice with side salad, garlic bread and king cake muffins. The meal is $8 for adults, $12 all you can eat, and $4 children under 12. Tuesday, March 3: Breakfast is 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pancakes, sausage and eggs are just $5. Open to the public and drinks included! Tuesday, March 3: Join the Circle 1 Garden Club for their monthly meeting at noon. Great chance to meet friends and discuss your love of gardening. Friday, March 5: Potato and Salad Bar from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join your neighbors for the Olequa Senior Center’s monthly Potato and Salad Bar Fundraiser sponsored by Winlock and Napavine Sahara Pizza. Everyone is welcome! ! Cost is $8 for adults, $12 all you can eat, and $4 children under 12. Friday, March 13: Corned Beef Dinner is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come out to the Olequa Senior Center for our famous annual Corned Beef and Cabbage. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets on Sale Now! Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show Saturday, May 9.
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Winlock High School Principal’s & Honor’s List Principal’s List: The following students have received a 4.00 Juniors: Michael Heikkila & Samuel Howsden Students who have earned a 3.50 to 3.99 grade point average: Seniors: Pauline Murphy, Chad Davis, Sabrena Barragan, Sophia Gonzalez, Myra-Ann Ochoa, Logan Hall, Dylan Norwood, Alex Wilson, Kassidy Maddox, Piper Low, Nathan Suhrbier, Cody Deguise
to 3.49 grade point average: Seniors: Jonathan Gonzalez Ramos, Lukis Tamburello, Diana Contreras Barrow, Noah Patching, Fernando Sanchez, Cassey Anderson, Coleson Richendollar, Bryce Cline, Braedon Peterson
Juniors: Faith Deans, Edgar Barragan Chavez, William Velazco, Azhia Camps, Elizabeth Wolfe, Dorian King, Matthew Thornley, Alexis Quezada, Juniors: Regino Herib- Austin Trodahl, Kaitlynn erto, Alicia Del Peso, Jo- Mitchell, Alicia Clevenger, seph Welch, Kiah Winter, Kaitlynn Valdez Landon Tiemens Sophomores: Jaymz BrosSophomores: Taylor Tait, sard, Aspen Sullens, Rylei Addison Hall, Aruzhan Krusmark, Marissa BoyShutbayeva, Maia Chaney, lan, Mekhi Morlin, Mistica Alexa Barragan Chaves, Valencia, Maggie Maddox, Kay-Lee Butterton Nolan Swofford
Freshman: Bradley Bel- Freshman: Payton Sickles, likka, Xavier Barragan, Juliana Harrell, Kiya PepAaron Sanchez, Jay Crow pers, Zane Carson, Adriane Cram, Daven Kelly, Noel Honors List: Students Contreras Barron, Caleb dues of $1700 that we pay to the Lewis who have earned a 3.00 Smith
Toledo Senior Center
Wow! Sunshine! The Toledo Senior Center operating hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phone: (360) 864-2112. Nutrition Meals are served every Wednesday and Friday at noon. The meals are funded in part by AAA and are provided to adults 60 years and up with a suggested donation of $3-$5. Please call to make your reservation. February 26, Wednesday: hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes, Key West vegetables, peaches, and oatmeal raisin cookie. February 29, Friday: stuffed green peppers, tossed green salad, ambrosia salad, and garlic cheese bread. March 4, Monday: spaghetti with meatballs, green salad, fruit cocktail, green beans, and garlic bread. Every first and third Wednesday we have live music and bingo will follow at 1:00 p.m. Every Friday we play bingo after lunch. On Mondays we serve our Enrichment Lunch. This is a Fundraiser and the cost is $6. This helps to pay for our monthly
County Seniors. Our February. Silent Auction is coming to an end this month. Come in and see what you just can’t live without. This is one of our ways to raise money to keep our doors open. Call the center if you are interested in any of our classes offered here. We have painting, exercise, woodcarving, watercolor classes just to name a few. Call the center for more information. The S.A.I.L. class will be starting a new session in March, as will the oil/acrylic class, and the morning exercise class. Our Meatloaf Dinner has been changed to March 21. More info to follow. The Spring Time in Toledo Tea will be held Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Toledo Senior Center. Call for any questions you may have. We are trying to get a computer class going here at the center. If you are interested, please call 360-864-2112 and let us know what level would suit you. This class would meet on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
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discovered. Commissioners need to be able to admit when they are wrong.” Dr. Pollock has deep roots in Lewis County. She was born at Centralia Hospital, raised in Boistfort where she attended school from kindergarten through eighth grade, was graduated Top Ten from W.F. West in Chehalis, and completed her formal education earning a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine with High Honors from Washington State University in 1999. Along the way, she met her husband Scott on the rifle team in high school, married him in 1996, and they made their home in the Boistfort Valley. While she worked as an associate veterinarian in Centralia, he attended Centralia College and then St. Martin’s College earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Lindsey then opened her own practice in Winlock in 2005, and Scott opened his water engineering business in 2007. After the 2007 Flood, Lindsey and Scott moved to Winlock. From 2005 onward, Dr. Pollock has been gradually growing her veterinary practice navigating natural disasters, the Great Recession, a life-threatening injury to her husband from which he has made full recovery, and post-recession growth. This experience has prepared her for the variety of issues facing Lewis County today. This issues of infrastructure, housing, safety, and education are as central to a small business as they are to the county as a whole.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR LEWIS COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate ofDARIN J. MORIN Deceased. No. 20-4-00042-21 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE 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 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 18, 2020 Administrator: WHITNEY S. HOLT, Attorney for the Administrator: JAMES M.B. BUZZARD, WSBA #33555 Address for Mailing or Service: c/o Buzzard O’Rourke, P.S. 314 Harrison Avenue P.O. Box 59 Centralia, WA 98531 Publish: February 19, 26 and March 4, 2020 85894
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New Spanish teacher recruited for Toledo High School
By Merrilee Bark Toledo High School recruited a new Spanish teacher in the beginning of the year, Ms. Rosicela Sanchez. Sanchez not only teaches for the high school, but works in the elementary school as well. Sanchez had, beforehand, taught at Winlock for 5 years. "I started off with being a registrar for the alternative school
for a year, and then I transitioned to the high school and I worked there for about 4-5 years," she said. She taught in the transitional bilingual program and the migrant program. Sanchez completed a Bachelor's degree with Centralia College and was looking around for jobs. "Toledo just seemed to be a good fit," She stated. "My daughter was
attending their middle school, and I wanted to have similar schedules." She applied for a couple positions, and ended up teaching Spanish 1 and 2 for the high school, and Special Education for the elementary. Sanchez teaches in a fun and immersive way, playing educational games with her students and encouraging the kids to speak only Spanish in class. "I learned my method with a dear friend and mentor, the Winlock Spanish teacher Rhiannon Batey. She does a deskless classroom, and it's all very Spanish immersed. They do a lot of Spanish speaking and try to limit their English." Sanchez continued, "She's very hands on. Watching her teach was key in developing my own method. It circled around being able to speak and retain it. That was my inspiration." "I love Toledo," Sanchez expressed her feelings toward the school. "Toledo was very welcoming from the moment I got here, they welcomed me with open arms. I was a little bit worried about students, and making sure
we were a good fit for one another, but I feel we have been a good fit. My students have been really open to learning." Sanchez spoke about how the students are very willing to learn about the Spanish culture and language. Sanchez was born in Oaxaca Mexico, and her family moved to Winlock when she was about 3 years old. She's lived in Winlock ever since. "I'm the second youngest out of six children,
and we’re all pretty local. Only two of my siblings have moved away, because of their careers." Sanchez continued on, "We're pretty family oriented. A lot of what I teach has to do with family-oriented tradi tions. I want to embody that with the classes, to experience all aspects of the language." Sanchez spoke more about her family, "My folks are pretty well known in Winlock. They
started a folkloric dance team, and they used to dance in the Egg Day parades. I also had a group that I started, and we also danced in the Egg Day parade." "I've always really enjoyed that satisfaction when I can help someone understand something," she said. Sanchez enjoys helping kids learn. "I love when you guys are like 'I get it!' And that's why I wanted to be a teacher."
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approximately $750,000, with plans and specifications to be completed by June 30, 2020. For more information about the project contact: Penny Jo Haney, City Clerk, at (360) 785-3811.
City of Winlock Request for Qualification Data to Furnish Engineering Services
One or more firms will be selected for an interview based upon the following criteria categories, weighted as indicated: qualification of key personnel (2); relevant experience as demonstrated on previous projects (2); previous performance (1); expressed interest in the project (1) and Washington State Certified Minority Enterprise Participation (0.5).
The City of Winlock is requesting qualified engineers to submit statements of qualification to perform a scope of work that includes evaluating and preparing bid documents for replacing approximately 4,100 feet of old galvanized water mains and 32 water services located within public ROW for the purpose of reducing water distribution system leakage. The project budget, including construction is
Firms desiring consideration shall submit a complete qualification package and any other pertinent data to further assist the selection committee in evaluating the firm’s qualification to: City of Winlock, 323 NE First Street, P.O. Box 777, Winlock, WA 98596. Qualification packages should be submitted to arrive no later than 4:00 PM on March 12, 2020. The most highly rated firm will be selected for an interview
and negotiation of the professional service contract. The project is funded through the Washington State Community Development Black Gant program with federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As a result, cost plus percentage of construction cost contracts will not be allowed and a number of state and federal equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements will apply of the selection process and conduct of the project. The city of Winlock is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority- and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals. Publish February 26, 2020 85918
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Karl Scarborough inducted into Hall of Fame By Lynnette Hoffman Winlock’s Band and Choir Director Karl Scarborough was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame on February 13, 2020 at the Yakima Convention Center. Scarborough has been at Winlock for quite some time. “I have been here at Winlock for 27 years teaching music, and coaching middle school basketball for about 15 years,” he said. “I have taken kids to Disneyland, Silverwood, roller skating, Tacoma opera trips, pep band games supporting the WHS football and basketball teams. The Winlock High School Band has won the Top Band Trophy at the annual SWW Massed Band Festival 8 out of the last 10 years, and the WHS choir has won the trophy twice.” One wonders, how you get notified that you are an inductee into the Hall of Fame, is it a call, letter, how? According to Scarborough,
“Funny story, when I went to my mail box and saw the letter from the WMEA, I thought I owed them money for dues or needed to renew my membership. I opened the envelope and it said ‘Congratulations!’ I had to read it a couple times to truly know what it said. I even took it home to have my wife read it to make sure I was reading it right! First I was so humbled that I would be selected for this huge honor, then as people around me, colleagues and fellow teachers, community people, relatives, all said the same thing, I began to realize it was an honor for me.” Prior to being a music teacher, Scarborough was in the Navy. He served on the USS Nimitz for 3 years. He stated, “I was able to see a lot of the world in the navy, just as they promised and a lot more water than I would ever want to see again!” Cruises are probably not on his bucket list. Scarborough and his wife
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Local students gain place on EWU Dean’s
EWU has released its fall 2019 Dean’s List. These students have earned at least 12 quality hours and received a GPA of 3.5 or better. • Sabrina Golden - Castle Rock • Taylor Kaech - Mossyrock • Randle Kinswa - Napavine • Abigail Rowe from Toledo • Allison Bacon - Toledo • Ivan Cibrian - Toledo
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WMEA President Audrea Klousel, Karl Scarborough, and WMEA Past President Jim Rice at the presentation of the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame induction held at the WMEA State Convention on February 13, 2020.
Candace reside in Winlock, in his spare time he enjoys taking care of his yard, his German Shepherd, chickens and everything country life has to offer. He feels music is an important part of education. “I believe music is the conduit to all education,” he said. “It connects everything kids do at school. I wish more
kids would be able to be in music. We learn so much about life, and in a world of ‘disconnection,’ music teaches us to be connected. Music unifies us.” Congratulations Karl Scarborough on your induction into the WMEA Hall of Fame. Winlock is proud of you!
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Vermont Tech congratulates Jonathan Neal of Winlock for achieving Dean's List Honors during the Fall semester of 2019. Jonathan is in the Nursing program at Vermont Tech. Dean's List honorees must achieve a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester. President Patricia Moulton said this of all Vermont Tech honor students; "I continue to be impressed and humbled by the great work our students are capable of. Congratulations to all of the students who achieved honors this semester."
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Alex was diagnosed on Valentine’s Day. It all started with chest pain that had begun to affect h i s b r ea t h i n g a n d h is mother took him to Centralia Hospital right away. He was then transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital in Vancouver. He and his family were informed that he has a tumor growing in his chest, with the mass so close to his heart that doctors decided it was best not to operate for removal. During his time at Napavine High School, he participated in playing on the football team for two years. When I talked
to him he mentioned that he regretted not doing more during those years. He said that the Napavine community is great and shows nothing but love and joy. This was proven to be true given the current results of the fundraiser for Alex. On his GoFundMe, people from the Napavine community present and past have donated over $8,000 to Alex and his family before he started his first round of chemotherapy on February 18. That’s only two days after the fundraiser started being shared around. As said on the site of
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Current legislature working to diminish gun rights By Lynnette Hoffman The U.S. Constitution guarantees you the right to bear arms. The recent Washington State Legislature is trying to make new changes regarding gun laws. • SB 6077 - Bans large capacity magazines over ten rounds. • HB 2241 - Bans assault weapons such as AR 15 • HB 2467 - Creates centralized background checks • SB 6288 - Establishing the Washington
Office of Firearm Violence Prevention • HB 2519 - Restricts access to ammunition • HB 1374 - Local authority to regulate firearms • SB 6294 - Concealed pistol training requirements • SB 6347 - Extending expiration date for the concealed pistol license • SB 6406 - Theft of firearms • SB 6402 - Concerning the use of stolen firearm
• SB 6163 - Concerning unlawful possession of a firearms for person free or bond or personal recognizance pending trial • H B 2 5 5 5 - C o n cerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other unde federal firearms laws. • HB 1671 - Disposing of confiscated firearms These are all the gun bills currently being heard at the state level. The state is not putting harsher penalties
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State of Emergency proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor On February 5, 2020, Cyrus Habib, the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Washington declared a State of Emergency for counties suffering from the downpour from the continuing winter storm system. According to RCW 43.06.040, Habib has the power to make such a declaration while the Governor Jay R. Inslee is out of Washington. “Starting on January 20, 2020, a severe winter storm event began impacting Washington State, producing high winds, heavy snowfall, ice accumulation, and extreme rainfall resulting in major flooding, saturated soils, landslides, stream bank and slope erosion, fallen tree limbs, broken and uprooted trees, and flying debris,” Habib wrote in his Proclamation. This storm system has caused injuries, power outages, evacuations, road damage, damages to homes, and properties. Damage to roadways have exceeded more than $3 million in the Pacific Northwest. Roads have been closed due to flooding and landslides. Detours have been set up limiting access around the area. The rain, flooding, and landslides have complicated the response and recovery efforts of first responders. The magnitude of this event has the Washington State Military Department monitoring and coordinating their support through the State Emergency Operations Center. The National Weather Service predicted
in place for felons and criminals. These bills will not stop the criminal, but it will make it so those of us who are responsible gun owners will have more of a headache to deal with just to buy ammunition for target practice.
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that the storm event continued with snow and heavy rain through February 8. The effects of the storm have negatively impacted the life and health of individuals, their property, Washington’s infrastructure, and public safety. All these factors combined have prompted the declaration, allowing local and state entities like the Washington State Department of Transportation to commence work immediately on repairs. “Now, therefore, I, Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor of the state of Washington, pursuant to my authority under RCW 43.06.040, as a result of the above-noted situation and under Chapters 38.52 and 43.06 RCW, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom Counties in the state of Washington, and direct the plans and procedures in the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan be implemented,” Habib said. “State agencies and departments are directed to utilize state resources in accordance with the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and to do everything reasonably possible to assist affected political subdivisions in an effort to respond to and recover from the event.”
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