Lewis County News August 10, 2022

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August 10, 2022


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Toledo hires 3 new firefighters/EMTs By Lynnette Hoffman Toledo Fire Department, aka Lewis County Fire District #2, has hired three new firefighters/EMTs to help the city. With each community growing, it is important to have the services available to the residents who live there. Being a part of a community is a unique feeling, but being a part of a community with pride is a gift. Toledo is just that community, one with pride and a sense that we all need to work together. The citizens of Toledo voted for the new firefighters/EMTs. Now service is available around the clock; another show of Toledo coming together. Toledo Fire Department’s Chief Dorothy who has been with Toledo for many years stated, “I am pleased to announce that as of Monday August 1, our fire department has a firefighter/ EMT on duty 24/7 at the station. Never in our history have we had the ability to provide this round-the-clock service to our community. When it comes to emergency response, every minute counts, and now we have the opportunity to close that gap even more from the moment we get the call to when we arrive on scene. Currently we have three full time firefighter/ EMT employees, a full time fire chief and approximately

15 Volunteers. LCFD #2 would like to say ‘thank you’ to our citizens for their overwhelming support that’s given to us.” The follow are the interviews with the new firefighters/EMTs:

to my family. What do you want to tell the citizens about you? All I have ever wanted to do is help others in need and I am excited to answer that call for the citizens of Toledo. A crowd of attendees gathered during the music performances during the 2019 Bluegrass Festival in Toledo.

Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival this weekend in Toledo

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Chris Montalvo Brandon Richey What prior experience What prior experience do you have? I have been an active do you have? I have been volunteerEMT for about two and a half years. I started to vol- ing since I was 16 years unteer with Lewis County old. I have 2 and a half Fire District #5 last year to years EMS experience at obtain structural/wildland AMR ambulance. I spent 1 fire experience. I attended year working part-time for Thurston Fire Academy South Thurston Fire and Central Valley Boys Central Valley Boys hapNow graduating as a firefighter EMS in Tenino. pily employed full-time with in December 2021. Central ValleyFire. Boys Why did you decide to Toledo Why did you decide to join Toledo FD? My previous chief told join Toledo FD? I joined Toledo Fire to me that Toledo would be a my comfort good opportunity for me to go outside of Kentucky Sky get some experience under zone of where I have been my belt. I also wanted to spending most of my career in Fire and EMS. I stay local to Lewis County working Kentucky Sky because I like to operate in wanted to experience a new this 911 system and be close Questions? See Toledo Page 4 The Washington Bluegrass Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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The 37th Annual Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival is this weekend at Kemp Olson Park in Toledo. The Bluegrass Festival has been a part of Toledo for many years, bringing people from all over the country. General Cothren, who has been organizing this

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4524. Discounted tickets must be purchased before the event. Here is the lineup for the weekend: The Central Valley Boys The Central Valley Boys are dedicated to paying homage to the greats of the beautiful and fertile Central Valley of California. No frills or fancy stuff, just down-home bluegrass music at its finest. Their show typically includes songs such as “Bald Knob Crying Uncle Annie Staninec with Arkansas” and “Oh, SuWhiskey Deaf sannah!” performed in the Annie traditional style Staninec in respect with to Vern Williams who they Whiskey Deaf believe was the greatest bluegrass musician to live in California. The band Fern Hill also likes Dave to payBaker tribute&to other The bluegrass musicians HeartWood Band such as Del Williams, Ray Park, Rose Maddox and the Maddox Dave Brothers, The & Baker Farmer Boys, FarmStrongand more!

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By Lynnette Hoffman Our Closet is Your Closet is hosting a back-toschool event that is sure to be a lot of fun for everyone. Students and parents are getting ready to go back to school, which begins this

month. The one thing that is always hard for parents is getting their kids clothes for school and also school supplies. To make this easier on local parents, Our Closet is Your Closet is hosting an event that will help each family, all free of charge!

Robert Catlin and Powell Mountain Band

Holly Orbino, who cofounded Our Closet is Your Closet has been working tirelessly for years,Catlin makingand Robert sure local students and othMountain ers arePowell taken care of. She Band has never failed the students and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. For years, we have known many who have used these services and they have always stated how grateful they are. With this, it’s that time of year again. Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Winlock Assembly of God located at 702 S.E. First, students in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade will have the “closet” open for them. There will be new full-sized toiletries, new underwear, new socks, basic school supplies, coats, shoes (most are gently used See closet Page 5

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We are having summer weather, no rain in the forecast and temperatures in the 70s and 80s with a few days in the 90s. With it being so dry, lawns have started to turn brown and less mowing is required, except for the dandelions. It’s the time of year where mowing every few weeks is a break! JJ’s tip of the week: Starting Thursday, JJ will have the best-ever tenderest pepper burgundy marinated steak for the grill or in your home. This is called the Raleigh Special, it came about because of a new tumbler that was purchased for the meat department. Stop by IGA Cedar Village today and see what the Raleigh Special is all about! Don’t forget to stop by your local Farmers Market in downtown Winlock. Bonita and her group of crafters are constantly adding new art and gift items for your home. Stop by to find that something special, you might be surprised at what you discover. Lorena has been back selling her tamales at the Winlock Farmer Market on Saturday. She is a true success, selling hundreds at a time. If you haven’t tried them yet, you might be pleasantly surprised. In case you didn’t know, more volunteers have resigned from the City of Winlock. Planning and the Park Board are in need of members. The concerns are that the Mayor is running both, therefore input is not needed by volunteers. Winlock is in a growth pattern that will affect all of us, shouldn’t the citizens have a voice. Not according to what we are seeing. Why has the Winlock City Council not questioned why so many volunteers are leaving, do they care?

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What a great week to head on down to South County Park and just hang out. We are into summer weather and surrounded by so much beauty. South County Park is a staple in our area, a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch or just a great way to relax. The City of Toledo is in the process of hiring their own police officer with some coverage by the Winlock Police Department. The City of Winlock is having their council meeting before print so we can not tell you the outcome. We will report later on the outcome of the meeting. The Toledo City Council rejected an offer by the City of Napavine to offer police services. The City of Toledo has hired an interim officer while they put the position out for bid. The previous chief made around $65,000. The new police officer will make more and the cost of the Winlock police department will also increase the budget. We will report more when we have concrete information. Toledo Thursday Market is the bomb, if you have not been I can’t recommend it highly enough! First, there is produce that tastes great, and specialty mushrooms that catch your eye. There are chocolates and coffee, every person’s dream. They have baked goods that are mouth watering. I highly recommend this market. The Toledo School District is in need of bus drivers. Since they do not have enough drivers, they are looking for alternative ways for students to get to school. It’s a challenge for most schools right now. Many parents work full time so finding part time employees is difficult. If you have the time, contact the Toledo School District.


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Miguel Soto Celebration of Life

Miguel Soto

On Friday, July 29, 2022 Miguel Soto lost his life in an accidental drowning incident in the Chehalis River at the trestle near Hwy 603. Miguel was a graduate of Toledo High School where he excelled in sports and as well as helping others. Miguel was an athlete at Toledo High School, participating in football, basketball and football including placing in state 3 years in a row. He began attending Toledo School District in 8th grade and was voted Toledo Homecoming King his senior year. Miguel cared about his community, going door to door for the school remodel. He was loved by his family and


Lewis County Precinct Committee Officers victories By Lynnette Hoffman The Lewis County Republican Party had a large number of candidates for their Precinct Committee Officers this year, the largest ever. The reason being is, there is a group of individuals who say if you are not a far-right conservative, then you are a Democrat. This is a misunderstanding by this group, Republicans like Democrats have different factions within their own group. The group that challenged the Republicans do not believe you should have a choice on who to vote for, you must only vote for their extreme ideas, including yelling at those who have been a part of the Lewis County Party for decades. The actions I have seen actually show more anarchism than anything. The voters of South Lewis County did not believe in their ways and their votes showed it. In the Cowlitz Precinct, Dale Merten is in the lead against Elizabeth Rohr with 162 votes to her 147. Dale Merten is the Chief Operating Officer at ToledoTel. Drews Prairie Precinct has a clear winner with Dave Germain leading 48% to his closest challenger Shawn Robertson at 35%. Eileen Owens easily won over Candy Warren in the Emery Precinct. Eileen

Owen has been a PCO for decades and understands what it takes to keep her district red. Candy Warren has been at Winlock City Council meetings supporting Chairman and Mayor Brandon Svenson, far outside of her precinct. In the Ethel Race, Rachel Anderson signed under penalty of perjury she lives in Ethel. The Lewis County News has obtained statements from former friends that not only does she not live in Ethel, but she resides in Centralia. Rachel Anderson is not eligible, even though she won over Treasurer Jeanne Hall. Anderson did not return the request for a quote. Mike Peterson is leading his challenger Dennis Carter 54% to 46%. Mike is the incumbent and comes from a well known political family in the area. Ross Neilson, incumbent, won in a landslide against Lacey Clark, 64% to 35%. This was Clark’s first bid for an elected position. She has not returned the request for a comment. Penny Mauel, incumbent and former Chairwoman, easily won against two candidates with 60% of the votes. She stated, “I want to sincerely thank the individuals in the Newaukum precinct for taking the time to vote in the August 2 Primary. I also want to express my thanks for the

votes cast in my direction. I hope to fulfill the role of Republican Precinct Committee officer to the best of my ability. Thank you, again!” Thomas Howsden is ahead of Kathy Chastain with only 51% while Kathy has 48%. Howsden is the only supporter of Mayor Svenson who won his bid in South Lewis County and is married to City of Winlock employee Karen Howsden. Jim Wallace won Salmon Creek Precinct by a landslide over Stephen Ethridge with 68% of the vote. Jim stated, “Thank you to my fellow community members for putting your confidence in me. I will not let you down!” Napavine Precinct has Jaimee Saling at 51% and Duane Crouse at 48%. In the Vader Precinct, Trent Elms was able to easily win with 69% vs. challenger Theresa Inez Porter with 30%. This election in South Lewis County Precincts was very clear, extremism is not wanted here. Many who reside in South Lewis County are conservatives; conservatives who have worked hard throughout the years to keep this area conservative. What was shown? Conservative is fine, extremism is not wanted nor needed!

friends. The Toledo School District is hosting a Celebration of Life for him on August 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Toledo High School Gymnasium. The Soto family invites guests to “White Out'' and wear a fanny pack which was Miguel's favorite accessory in his memory. He is survived by his parents, his siblings and many friends.

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Patience the Essence of Love

The book of Revelation in the Bible starts off by stating who what and when. “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants’ things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John. Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:1-3). John while on the isle of Patmos was shown past present and future events that would have meaning to the church, and for this reason he states, “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ” (v.9). This barren island is where John was sent because he bore witness to the truth as it is in Jesus, a truth that the church of his youth would just as soon not acknowledge. On this island John was given special revelations pertaining to “seven churches which are in Asia” (v.11). What John was shown gave Inspired fortitude to these churches then and for the church that should be faithful even to the end of time. Then, as it is now, Jesus is always looking over the wellbeing of His church, He did not leave it to question His watch care then and has not left it to this day. The testimony of Jesus Christ has always made its way into the true church, while the spirit of opposition is in the church of disobedience. The testimony of Jesus gives assurance to the ones that are faithful in a trying world and a back slidden church, saying, “I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostle, and are not, and hast found them liars. And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted” (Revelation 2:2,3). This is the character of Jesus when He was ministering to the people, He would encourage those that were in need, while helping them see when something vital to their experience was missing. “Nevertheless

I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love” (v.4). We might ask ourselves; how does Jesus know the depth of our love? For the word is on the lips of humanity in all manner of conversation while interacting with those of others. Our love for God is manifest or made known by the way we treat and speak of those around us. If this is true, then it is easier for those around us to see if our love for God is lacking by what gets said about others when they are not around. Love for others reveals a love for its Author. This is the reality concerning Christianity; it can be a blessing or it will be a curse. The blessings will come naturally in the atmosphere of God’s love, what follows the essence of pretended love is a curse, for we have already received our reward in this life, there is no more that can be bestowed to a heart that was not interested in a love that seeketh not its own. John in Revelation said he was in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. We are told that patience is a virtue, we are also told that “charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doeth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil” (1Corinthian 13:4,5). Virtually all of these characteristics when practiced can be traced back to the maturing fruit of patience. “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12). All it takes is to practice a little patience, this is what was witnessed in the faith of Jesus. What gave Him that patience was a perfect love for His Father in heaven, this is what the people were drawn to as He went about His Father’s business. The testimony of Jesus came to Him through the Father, not of His own, the Source of His love came from above, it did not originate on this earth. (John 5:30) Jesus did not rely on Himself to be a true witness, for “if I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true” (v.31). If Jesus could not rely on Himself to be a perfect representative of His Father, how much more should this be considered of ourselves. True love and faith will “worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10).

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By Lynnette Hoffman Winlock’s Annual Pickersfest was a success again this year, returning for the first time since COVID. This event is about acoustic music and getting together to enjoy dif-

ferent musicians. Going to this event, you are sure to run into a few friends and enjoy great conversations. Yesterday was no different, Mark Velasco was there enjoying the event and so was Marv Soblesky who organized the event. It was a great opportunity to catch up with both of these great men, who have served Winlock as volunteers for years. It’s always music that brings people together. Marv, who has been organizing the event stated, “Another successful Winlock Pickersfest has come and gone. Sometimes I wonder why a bunch of crazy people, myself included, go through all the stress and strain of putting a thing like this together. Once the day finally comes it instantly becomes clear why we do it. Music brings out such emotion and joy. Generational gaps disappear. Political discourse disappears. Social status disappears. It's really very remarkable and indescribable.” ”We ​​ had a great weekend and we were very happy with the attendance,” continued Marv. “Lots of new people ventured out from great distances and a lot of new faces. A special thanks to Winlock Youth Baseball for supplying food services and a very special thanks to Kirstin Stanaker and the Winlock Park Board for helping host this event. We're on for next year! Hope to see you then!” Pickerfest is an event for everyone, hope to see you next year!


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Civil War reenactment in Mossyrock By Lynnette Hoffman During the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival they have a Civil War Reenactment. Civil War reenactments are groups of individuals, who dress in civil war uniforms and clothing and show what the men and women went through during the battles of the Civil War. The Confederate and Union armies battle, it is a live history lesson. These reenactments take place in the Civil War years, many setting up tents and field hospitals. They have infantry officers, infantry and horses who served in the war. They have guns and cannons, all to inflict the most damage to the opposite side. During the reenactment in Mossyrock, you will see people walking around in periodic clothing, which during those days meant wool uniforms. The Civil War went on for many years. Everyone involved had to endure hot humid summers in sweltering conditions and bitterly cold winters. More died in the Civil War than all the other wars combined since. It is hard to imagine the number of lives lost in the civil war but 620,000 men died during this time. It's important that we keep history alive. As Winston Churchill said, “Those who fail to learn from history are A Civil War reenactment group demonstrates their fire power. doomed to repeat it.”

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Tom Koenig What prior experience do you have? I started in the fire service when I was 16 years old. I became a volunteer firefighter at LCFD #8, Salkum Fire Department, to start gaining some exposure to know if it was a career I was interested in. Both my parents were and are currently volunteer firefighters/EMTs at Salkum. Then in my senior year of high school I took the EMT course at Centralia College and as soon as I turned 18, I took the NREMT and became a nationally certified EMT. With that I went up to Fairbanks, Alaska, where I enrolled in the fire science program earning my AAS in fire science after a year. During that time I also went to a fire

academy there earning my firefighter 1, firefighter 2, and HAZMAT Ops/awareness certification. I also was hired as a full time firefighter/ EMT at University Fire Department where I worked for a little over a year. After I came back to Washington, I was hired at AMR in Centralia where I still work, now just part time. I also joined Riverside Fire Authority as a Volunteer since I work closely with them when at AMR. Why did you decide to join Toledo FD? I decided to apply to Toledo Fire Department for a couple reasons. One is because with the rapid growth up and down the I-5 corridor, I believe that Toledo is a very exciting place to start at now while it's just now becoming staffed with full time firefighters. I am excited to be able to have a hand in shaping a department and its culture. I also have close ties with the people with this community and love feeling involved. I also believe that Toledo is a great place for a young firefighter/EMT like me to be able to learn and grow. What do you want to tell the citizens about you? I would like to tell the citizens of Toledo that I am very excited to start here as a full time firefighter/EMT. I am also very excited to be able to provide this new service of a full time 24/7 staff. I also want to say that I am very impressed and happy to see the support that Toledo Fire has from the community, and I know that Toledo Fire works hard to get out into the community and have a good relationship with its citizens. I look forward to working to continue that relationship and offer my best service.

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Lewis County votes in the Primary Election 2022 By Lynnette Hoffman The Lewis County registered voters voted on the Primary Election this month to decide who goes to the General Election on November 8, 2022. Many positions were up this Primary including the Precinct Committee Officers for the Republican and Democratic Parties. The votes have not been certified, but the majority of the votes have been counted, except in the Senate and 3rd Congressional Seat.

The Senate Seat has two clear winners, one Democrat and one Republican. Democratic Senator Patty Murray challenger will be Tiffany Smiley, a Republican. Lewis County voted in favor of Smiley but the state results have Murray at 53.09%. Congressional District 3 is showing a clear winner in the Democratic Party being Marie Gluesenkamp Perez winning at 31.18% district wide with Jamie Herrera Butler being at 22.62% (at press time) with Joe Kent

slightly behind at 22.48%. Clark County still has over 30,000 votes to count. Legislative District 19 had clear winners with Republican Jim Walsh at 61% against Democratic challenger Kelli Hughes-Ham at 38%. Joel McEntire is leading with 60% over Democratic challenger Cara Cusack. McEntire stated, “I feel great about the results for myself and Representative Walsh in the primary numbers so far. We performed very well and had a clean sweep across all

Robert Catlin & Powell Mtn Band The Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band is Jimmy Hall, Robert Catlin, Kelly Erb, and John Brogan, a collection of outstanding bluegrass musicians drawn together from across the U.S.A. Jimmy Hall is the triple threat front man with Powell Mountain. Jimmy is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the finest flat pickers around. He is a fine lead singer and his natural tenor is a delight to hear. Jimmy started playing guitar at the age of 13 and has been deep into bluegrass for the last 10 years. Robert Catlin was raised in Fairfield County, South Carolina. His grandfather A. Lundin, was a locally renowned fiddler in heavy demand at house parties, barn raisings and corn shucking. On many occasions, Bobby was allowed to attend these gatherings. His pap gave him his first banjo at the age of 7 which he learned to frail in the old mountain style.

Kelly Erb, fiddler in Powell Mountain, was born and raised in The Willamette Valley of Oregon and has played fiddle since the tender age of 6, first studying classical music before taking up bluegrass in her teens. John Brogan grew up in Albuquerque, NM, playing violin in school orchestras. It was in college when he first heard Old and In The Way. Reading the liner notes, he discovered the likes of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers and a love of traditional bluegrass music. He decided to learn the mandolin and sing that high-lonesome sound. Steve Snider was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where he was exposed to and quickly learned to love bluegrass music. In his early days one could find Steve playing bluegrass guitar at the Lucy Opry and the Bluegrass Shack. Moving to Missouri, he spent many years playing hymns and worship tunes in various churches.

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Anchoring the bass is the rock-solid Dee Johnson, who has graced the stages of nearly every northwestern festival with numerous bands including Sunny South, Fern Hill, The Loafers, WIld Mountain Honey, and of course - Whiskey Deaf. Dave Baker & Heart Wood The HeartWood Bluegrass Band formed in 2000 around the powerful duet singing of Billy Moore and Dave Baker. Billy, while in his early 20s, learned to sing with Dave and they developed a close harmony style akin to brothers or a father-son duet. They perform many songs as a duet all the way through, when traditionally the song may have been solo or harmony on the chorus only. Little Davey Baker IV, who now towers over his father, has been performing on the bass since he was 12. Dave transferred his Monroe style mandolin playing over to flatpicking guitar which fit Billy’s hard driving banjo style perfectly.


but some new), a FRESH new haircut and dinner for the whole family. This is your night to enjoy the gifts of many in the community. “Our Closet is Your Closet and The Winlock Assembly of God would like to invite all students entering kindergarten through 12th grade to our 6th annual Back to School Extravaganza,” said Holly. “Each student receives FREE new underwear and socks, gently used coats and shoes (many are new), full-size toiletries, basic school supplies, and a fresh new haircut! (Thank you to the Chehalis Barber & Co.). Additionally, the whole family is welcome to enjoy dinner with orange floats and a bounce house. Please drop by and allow us the opportunity to bless you!

See our flier around town or on Facebook for more important information.” It’s a gift to have so much offered to so many. If you would like to help with donations, please feel free to contact Holly at the event. This is so important for the students, we must keep this free service going. Clothing can be donated at the Closet and cash donations can be made out to Winlock Assembly of God, include in the memo line “Our Closet is Your Closet.” A few reminders: ALL ITEMS are on a first come, first served basis and only while supplies last. To receive a haircut students must be accompanied by an adult. Students must be present to receive a night of fun!

EWU Toledo student named Dean’s List to UMGC Dean’s List

The EWU Dean's List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also include students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours (QHRS) and receives a GPA of 3.5 or better is placed on the Dean's List. Castle Rock - Katie King Toledo - Ivan Cibrian, Kal Schaplow, Duke Schaplow, Westin Wallace, Dalton Yoder Winlock - Jacob Kinswa

ADELPHI, MD - More than 9,300 University of Maryland Global Campus students were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. Corey W Bunch, Toledo Celebrating its 75th anniversary, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) was established in 1947 to serve adults in the workforce. Today, UMGC enrolls some 90,000 students annually, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates in more than 125 fully online, hybrid and face-to-face programs and specializations.

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T h e Va d e r P l a n n i n g Committee will be hosting a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. regarding the City’s Proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation. All interested citizens are invited to attend. For details on how to participate please visit the City’s website at www. vaderwa.org. For additional information, please contact City Clerk Dianne Floyd, at (360) 295-3222, or vadercity@centurylink.net. Publish: August 10, 2022 88882

most experienced candidate with the most training for the job.” Lewis County Clerk race is also showing Scott Tinney as the winner with 55% and Linda Williams at 42.93%. Warren McLeod, Lewis County Coroner does not have an opponent, neither does Larry Grove for Auditor, Arny Davis for Treasurer and Prosecutor Jonathon Meyer. Lewis County PUD District 3 race has voted out incumbent Tim Cournyer with Mike Hadaller winning at 43% and Kevin Emerson in 2rd at 33%. Hadaller stated, “Thank you to the District 3 voters for their confidence in me as your next PUD Commissioner. With energy costs rising, I will bring innovative ideas for alternative energy keeping costs affordable for all. It is important that we restore energy independence for our county, while providing the need to new customers and businesses.” The General Election will be held on November 8, 2022.

missioner race has two winners, Scott Brummer and Harry Bhagwandin, both Republican’s. Bhagwandin stated, “First, thank you to the voters of District 3! Lewis County is ready to take back control of our future. It’s time for us to build our own communities our way, providing for our own safety and prosperity. We must manage our growth to retain our rural way of life while supporting family wage jobs. I am ready to step up to that challenge.” The Lewis County Assessor race had a clear winner in Ross Nielson at 55% with Tom Crowson receiving 42%. Nielsen stated, “I am in awe of the support I have received so far in my campaign to be Lewis County Assessor. I am so grateful for the opportunity to explain why I am the right person to do the job right, but also to explain some of the misconceptions about the job of Assessor and the Assessor's Office in general. I am the only accredited appraiser running, and I am the

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6 counties. We have worked hard for the public support and will continue to do so as we head into the general election.” Jim Walsh agreed with McEntire, he stated, “Joel and I are both happy and humbled that the people of the 19th District support us so strongly. We will continue to be strong, effective fighters in Olympia for the people of the 19th. We will also continue to reach out in support of good people in neighboring districts who share our vision of fixing what's broken in Washington. There's a great opportunity this year to restore effective, constitutional government in Olympia. It's going to be a busy few months!” Legislators in the 20th District do not have opponents, Peter Abbarno and Ed Orcutt will move on to the general with no opposition. The Lewis County Sheriff Race was a win for Snaza at 61% to 37%, down from his previous win of just 4 years ago. The Lewis County Com-

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Part-time MA or LPN needed for our fast-paced clinic to provide patient care services, under the direction of the provider and/or physician. Days include every other Sat and Sun, 12 hours per day. To fill out an application, please visit www.willapaharborhospital.com, or contact Dustie Franks at dfranks@ willapa.net. EOE. Hiring Special Education Paraeducators for Raymond School District. We have two openings, both positions are 32.5

Willapa Harbor Hospital Health system is seeking a part-time family nurse practitioner to join the team at Willapa Medical Clinic’s weekend care clinic, Saturday and Sunday (12/hour shifts). This position has a full competitive benefit package. A great mixture of autonomy however with a 24-hour Emergency Department Physician consultation. Requires assessment of chief complaints, clinical decision making and appropriate diagnostics, treatments or referrals. Must be licensed in WA State. For an application, please go to www. willapaharborhospital.com or email Dustie Franks at dfranks@willapa. net. EOE.

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The Pacific Conservation District (PCD) is recruiting for a permanent 40 hr./week Riparian Restoration Crew Technician to join our crew. The position is anticipated to start in the Fall of 2022. Positions are dependent on continued grant funding. The work is based out of our South Bend, WA office with job sites throughout Pacific County. These positions are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits. Applications are due by 4:00pm August 19, 2022. For application information and inquiries contact Alexander Birk: abirkpcd@gmail.com or call our office: 360.875.6735

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