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November 13, 2019

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The Crowded Kitchen Catering Co. offers just what you are looking for by Kirsten Stalnaker Tucked away in one of the more quiet corners of Lewis County in the town of Toledo, you will find an unobtrusive building with a sign that reads ‘The Crowded Kitchen Catering Co.’ This would be the kitchen for one of this area’s dedicated food caterers; owned and operated by the Birdwell family who all come from a long line of passionate cooks and chefs. Lorinne Birdwell spoke about some of the things they have to offer our community in catering. Not sure what to expect, possibly something akin to Photo by Kirsten Stalnaker a kitchen atmosphere, but it is more like the kitchen Front left to right, Rylee, Lorinne and Keith Birdwell

Election results offer upsets and change By Lynnette Hoffman On Monday evening, November 5, fewer than 25 people were on hand to see the results of the general election at the Lewis County Courthouse, before they hit the internet. At approximately 8:10 p.m. the results were shown across the big screen in the lobby with several making comments. The last count for the week was on Friday evening, one more count is expected on November 25 with certification on the 26th. Vader, Toledo and Napavine held races for Mayor while Winlock’s change being the majority of city council members. Na-

pavine and Toledo’s city council will remain the same, while Vader did see one change. Winlock will see four new positions, since all four councilmembers in the positions now are appointed, they should be sworn in once the votes are certified at the end of November. The race for Vader Mayor appears to be a close one, Lois Wilson is currently in the lead over Bob Goff by five votes. Lois Wilson has been serving as the interim mayor after Ken Smith resigned. City Council position between Mike Parson and Janet Charlton is also close with Parson’s in the lead 74-67. Donna Rogers has the lead over Kevin Fly-

nn with 82 votes, compared to Flynn’s 59. Samatha Lovelady ran unopposed and was seated during the last council meeting. Napavine race for Mayor is also over, Shawn O’Neil has a large lead over Mike Wood, O’Neil leads 247 to 119. O’Neil stated, “Now that the election is over, it’s time to get back to the business of Napavine. January is a ways away, but we can start to get the pieces in place we need to get us pointed in the exciting direction we are heading. I’m looking forward to chipping in, setting goals and accomplishing them. It’s been a long time coming.” Napavine City Council all ran opposed, Don Webster,

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Larry Stafford, Laverne Haslett and Jim Haslett will take their seats again in January, leaving one open position.

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from mom’s or grandma’s house around the holidays. The sweet smell of freshly baked cookies and pumpkin goodies filled the air. The scene was right away welcoming and homey. As you walk in, there is a cozy dining area before you get to the kitchen. Lorinne and daughter Rylee sitting comfortably at a banquet table while still busily attending

to tasks about the place. Looking into the kitchen itself, you could find master chef and husband Keith with a lobster apron on busily tending to the freshly baked pumpkins coming out of the oven. In this well lit and immaculate kitchen was a bustle of activity as family members, who all help out around or work in See kitchen Page 4

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Well we are definitely into the fall season, most of the leaves have fallen. It’s hard to predict the weather this time of year, even the weathermen miss it. Winlock City Council will meet this Wednesday, instead of Monday night since it was a holiday. If you would like to see your government in action, this is your opportunity. They begin at 6:30 p.m. at Winlock City Hall. Winlock Improvement Network meets every other Tuesday evening, if you have a free evening, join one of their meetings and see how you can help the town improve. The Walk and Knock is scheduled for December 7, please have your bag filled and ready for pick up. This is the event that helps all local food banks for the year, it is always the goal to help as many as possible. Not necessarily Winlock, but for the residents of Winlock, the Toledo Thursday Market is now open indoors year round. Head on over to Steamboat Alley and see their new location, they are open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Support your local vendors. November 16 and 17, the Winlock Olequa Senior Center is having their annual holiday bazaar, stop down to the senior center for all your holiday shopping. The Winlock Village Gift Shop is located at 202 NE First Street, they offer local artisans goods. Everything is locally made by your community, support your local artisans and shop locally Winlock Timberland Library November 13 at 3:30 p.m. is Watercolors for teens. November 15 at 10:30 a.m. is Family Storytime. November 19 at 4:00 p.m. is Learn to Play the Ukulele. Don’t forget the Artisan Silent Auction is happening now, head on over to the library to place your silent bid.

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Well, it’s obvious it’s fall as the weather is cool and unpredictable. Will it rain or shine, no one knows until the very last minute. Have your raincoat handy this time of year because you never know. Toledo Community Library Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. is “Walk the Camino Trail with the Caley’s.” Chuck and Sally Caley, long time Toledo residents and teachers hiked the 300 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Join them for the evening as they provide a slideshow presentation and discussion about their adventures. The Toledo Thursday Market is now open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., located inside the new building. Stop by the market to help your local artisans. They are open year round now so what a great opportunity to buy or showcase your work. The Toledo Lions Club will have their Turkey Bingo at the Toledo High School on the 22nd of November at 6:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to get a bingo for Thanksgiving. Join in the fun and let’s play bingo! November 16 at 4:30 p.m. the Toledo Senior Center will have their Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Reservations are required, please call 360-864-2112 to get your tickets. Two Town Tuners will be providing entertainment. They will also have door prizes for you guests. December 7, get ready…. It’s the annual Walk and Knock. This is the time that all the local food banks ask for your help to those in need throughout the year. Brown paper bags will be given to each household, please fill those bags up and someone will pick them up at your home. This is a big event for our local food banks and your help is sincerely appreciated.

Vader News By Samantha Lovelady

Congratulations to all the candidates. Vader thanks you for your service and we look forward to the future. Ordnance update: Vader you are now allowed to own pot bellied pigs in city limits. You are allowed one per household, they must be spayed or neutered, they must weigh no more than 200 lbs. at maturity, be kept primarily indoors and you must have them licensed with the city. For more detailed information contact city hall. Yay! Happy pet ownership! Do-It-Yourself event: December 14, 2019 at a time to be determined later. There is a $5 fee to reserve your spot. Contact Jesse at for more info. Park Board and Planning Committee both have openings. Be apart of the solution and volunteer. Contact city hall for more info on filling these spots. Reminder: Vader has a leash law; be sure to keep pets leashed anytime they are off your property. This code is meant to ensure that all pets and humans are kept safe. It's important


Ryderwood News by CISSY SANDERS 360 295 3813

This is a busy week for the town’s ladies: The Women’s Club meeting and luncheon is at noon on Wednesday in Pioneer Hall. Members are asked to bring toppings for baked potatoes. The Red Hats gather the next day at 2:00 p.m. in the café for fun and games. They will make plans for a lunch outing later in the month. Wednesday breakfasts are served at the café from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs (with optional cheese) join the renowned biscuits and sausage-laden gravy. OJ and bottomless coffee are also available. Friday evening’s dinner at the café will be Bridgette & John’s spaghetti. Served at 5:00 p.m., the meals always include beverages, salad, sides and dessert for one very fair price. Reservations are required: call or text Linda at 360749-1838 by Wednesday. The Social Club hosts the monthly Town Potluck on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the community hall. This is a great place for new folks to meet your neighbors. The group’s meeting follows the potluck. The group will host next week’s Thanksgiving dinner. Sunday has Card Bingo at the café at 6:30 p.m. For $3, you get an evening of fun and some go home with more quarters than they came with. No reservations are needed for Monday night meals at the café. Burgers (beef, chicken, veggie), homemade soups and salads are served from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Ukulele Club meets at 7:00 p.m. in the community hall's game room. The Senior lunch on Tuesday the 19th will be an early Thanksgiving feast: roast turkey with stuffing, baked yams, peas & cauliflower, ambrosia salad and apple crisp. Call or text Bridgette at 541-290-2591 by 4:00 p.m. on Monday to make reservations. Meals are served at noon in the community hall. For those who haven’t heard, I have moved from Ryderwood and Washington, so I will no longer be writing these articles. Samantha Lovelady will take over the job starting next week. Thank you, Samantha! to remember that not all dogs are animal friendly. In order to protect your pet and others you need to keep them leashed. Vader are you or someone you know in need of help during the holidays? Holiday Food Basket sign up sheets for Thanksgiving are available at the Food Bank at the church and at J & G's Grocery. Be sure to sign up soon! I'm building my list! Do you know someone who does epic holiday decorations outside? Send me the address and a brief description to be featured in Vader News. You will also be put on a list of amazing houses to visit. Spread joy and smiles Vader! Events: November 14 is the Council meeting at Vader City Hall 6:00 p.m. November 21 is the council meeting at Vader City Hall. November 27 is the deadline to register for the DIY Event at The Little Falls Community Center. December 14 is the DIY Event.



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We are back! After being closed for eight days to get new flooring, we are now open for business. Thank you for all your patience. A BIG THANK YOU to the St. Francis Mission for letting us use their facilities. We really appreciate you. The Toledo Senior Center operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. We invite you to come and join us and all our activities. We serve our Nutrition Lunches every Wednesday and Friday. These lunches are funded by AAA and a donation of $5 is appreciated for those over 60 years of age. We start serving at noon and reservations are necessary. Please call 360-864-2112 to reserve your spot. Wednesday, November 13: pulled pork sandwich, French fries, mixed green salad, and fruit chunks. Friday, November15: chicken Fettuccini, Romaine salad, bread stick, and strawberry/peach cup. Wednesday, November 20: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, apricots, and dinner roll. On Mondays we serve our Enrichment Lunch. This is a fundraiser and the cost is $6. We start serving at 11:30 a.m. We will be holding our annual Thanksgiving Banquet on November 16. Our doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and we begin serving at 5:00 p.m. Our entertainment will be provided by the Two Town Tuners. Come join us for a traditional turkey dinner for the cost of $10. Our SAIL class here in Toledo is going strong. It starts at 3:00 p.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m. Erica Castro is our instructor. If you are interested, come in and sign up. The center is offering free ukulele lessons on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you want, plan to stay for lunch. Just call ahead to reserve your lunch. We are taking reservations for tables at our Christmas Bazaar. They are $20 each. Call 360-864-2112 for more information. "Wine is sunlight, held together by water." ~ Galileo Galilei ~

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Operating hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Phone: (360) 785-4325 Olequa Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Menu: Today, Wednesday, November 13: pulled pork sandwiches Friday, November 15: chicken Fettuccini Wednesday, November 20: Swedish 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. Mondays: 1:00 p.m. is open paint group. Wednesday, November 13: Medicare Open Enrollment is now. We will have a United Health Care rep here at the center from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to answer Medicare and Medicaid questions. No appointment necessary so please just stop in. Thursday, November 14: Thursday lunch and ice cream social. Open to everyone. Chili, corn bread, side salad and peach cobbler for a $5 - $10 donation. Coffee and iced tea is always included. 1:00 p.m.: Ice Cream Social. Adults 60 years or older first scoop free. Additional scoops and under 60 years $2 per scoop. 16 oz. root beer floats for $3, and a large banana split for a $5. Friday, November 15: Licensed insurance agent from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to answer Medicare and Medicaid questions. No appointment necessary. Friday, November 15: Bunco Night at 6:300 p.m. $10 for adults 15 years and older. Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17: Come support the Olequa Senior Center at our 28th Annual Holiday bazaar. This year it is a two day event. All vendors are handmade artisans. No commercial vendors. Admission is free for shoppers! Doors open from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served starting 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 19: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. is breakfast; biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs for $5. Open to everyone, drinks included. Tuesday, November 26: 4:30 p.m. is Annual Olequa Senior Nutrition Thanksgiving Family Banquet. Reservations required. $3 - $5 donation for adults 60 years or older. $10 for friends and family under 60.

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An evening with Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft By Lynnette Hoffman On October 2, 2019, owner and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates spoke at a private function in Seattle. He spoke about his years in high school at Lakeside, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and what the foundation is working on. Bill Gates, a graduate of Lakeside High School in 1973, gave his speech to the Lakeside Community at the Paul Allen Sports Center. He spent the majority of the day with the students of Lakeside High School, fielding questions that ranged from what they should study to what changes does he see coming in the future. Even one student queried, “Who are your rivals and where are they now?” One thing many do not know about Bill is that he has a great sense of humor. Throughout the speech he kept many laughing and chuckling. He stated, “I was definitely not cool when I was in high school, it took me about 50 years,

maybe in 50 more years I will be even more cool.” They held the speech in the gym in which he stated “this is an unnatural place for me to return to.” Bill spent most of his time in the library, definitely not the gym. During his years in high school Bill stated, “The most interesting girls were in my classes, but that didn’t mean I knew how to talk to them. One came up to me at the 5 year reunion and said, ‘I didn’t know you had a personality’.” “For the curious learner, this is the best of times,” said Bill referring to the available online resources available to all. “During the decades ahead the digital revolution will surprise us, we will have AI (Artificial Intelligence) helping us.” Referring to tutors and other available software to help with the learning process. In speaking about the foundation, Bill stated, “half as many children are dying today compared to 20 See gates Page 7

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Napavine holds Career Fair for students By Melanie Langley On November 5 the Napavine High School had many representatives come from around the state to talk about different professions and colleges with students. David Rutherford, a teacher at the high school, organized the event with the help of his students. Many teachers and staff members here feel that it’s important that students are informed of the many paths they can take after high school, and this career fair is to help

introduce them to options they may not have thought about. There were a couple of booths about colleges in surrounding areas. One of them was Grays Harbor College. Having three different campuses in Aberdeen, Raymond, and Ilwaco, and offering online classes, it could be a great option for some students who may be looking to work in the area after college. Another college that attended was Centralia College. Many Napavine

students have taken part in the Running Start Program there. There were many different careers to explore as well. Someone from the Napavine School District office was there to talk about the many different job options offered at a school district besides just teaching. The Lewis County Fire Department made an appearance as well, talking to students about the different careers available there. Others exhibited were Hampton Lumber, The Port of Longview and more.

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Lorinne and Rylee got right to the heart of their business. They cater on the weekends, and once a week they do take out from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The take out menu is a completely different cuisine each week. At the start of each week, you can find the menu for that week posted on their website. What they do at The Crowded Kitchen is make things that you may not find in this area. Italian, Thai, you name it. “A lot of people in this area do not get the chance to try some of the things we

Students were encouraged to take a look around and speak with representatives about different jobs and college opportunities. Many students did so. It seemed like many kids were very excited about this event, there were even tons of underclassmen and middle schoolers interested in it. I think this is a great way to show teens different pathways they can seek after high school. I hope that Rutherford keeps this event going in future years, as I Photo by Melanie Langley think it will be a very help- Employees from the Lewis County Fire Department at the Napavine ful tool for students here. Career Fair.

make,” says Lorinne. They specialize in homemade, around the world dishes that can satisfy your wondering and curious taste buds. You never know what you might try, only to end up loving it. “People don’t know they like Thai food until they have had our Thai,” says Rylee. This is a family fully confident in their ability to deliver the best of the best in delicious food. Keith would pop in and out of the kitchen and join the conversation from time to time. I learned that he was a fishing guide before dedicating full time five years ago to the daily creation of delicious foods. “I come from a long line

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of cooks,” he said. “Everyone in our family loved and still loves to cook. We are a family of foodies! I learned to cook over an open fire with my father at age 12 and have been cooking ever since.” And having a good time of it from the looks of it. Keith explained that everything they make is fresh from scratch. The spices, sauce, dough, and even the pumpkins are fresh. “We don’t like to use things from out of a can.” Currently they are catering two to three events on the weekends. Such events include, weddings, reunions, celebrations of life, corporate, business, anything. They do it all. When asked what her fa-

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vorite part of it all was, Lorinne stated it was getting to know her clients, “I’ll spend months in planning with them before the presentation. You really get to know them during that time.” And speaking of presentation, this is also one of Lorinne’s favorite parts of the business. She puts her all into things not only tasting just right, but looking fabulous as well. The folks at The Crowded Kitchen really want to do what they love, and offer good and wholesome food to their community which is also their home. And that is just what we all need, to feed the heart and soul of our community.



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Napavine introduces brand new school newspaper By Melanie Langley Karen Rains, who teaches English to seniors and sophomores, is teaching a new class this year: Journalism and Publishing. This new class offered at Napavine High School can replace an English 12 credit. In this class, students are learning about how to write an article and publish it. What better way to apply this learning than with publishing a school newspaper? The newspaper, titled The Napavine Post, will be

a monthly newspaper written and read by students. The first one was twelve pages long and featured all sorts of articles. The cover page was an article the recent vaping epidemic spreading like wildfire through teens. Vaping is a topic we feel strongly about at our school, and the article highlights the fact that school is not the place to use any drugs, as well as warning students about the health risks involved with vaping. A few articles discuss different aspects of what

is happening around the school. Lela Stewart covered the growth of offered career and technical education classes at NHS, as well as a separate article informing students of an upcoming FFA event: A bingo and jazz night. All at the school, plus, parents are invited to come to the event on November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the gym. There was also a section covering ASB news and what the ASB has been discussing at meetings these past couple months to keep students informed of events

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To the Editor, I recently attended a Baw Faw Grange meeting in Boistfort where the topic was lack of rural access to high speed Internet. This is a subject close to my heart as I experience the problem frequently in my Winlock community. One of the attendees, Mary Mallonee, asked two of the best questions: “Isn’t Internet service a utility? Why can’t we have service like we get from the PUD?” A representative from the PUD was present and explained that state law prevents our PUD from providing us “last mile” service. Other speakers said that they had spoken to legislators who advised them that the private communication companies would spend whatever it takes to lobby

places to visit. Kazmira Hardenbrook took a poll with the seniors on their favorite coffee stand, Dutch Bros coming out on top. And Pietro De Battista included an Italian recipe for people to make, titled Pietro’s Taste of Italy.

as our PUD to provide such service. That answer should not stand. By ourselves, Lewis County residents have little chance of changing legislation or persuading the Washington Utilities and Transportation Committee to require equal service and rates. But we are not alone. All across the state there are counties and communities just like us who are not being served creating a “Have, Have Not” dynamic. However, we are not without options. The “Have Not” counties have Commissioners, Legislators, and Congressional representatives. The need for high speed Internet extends beyond jurisdictional and political party lines. If we work together with our Dr. Lindsey Remund fellow “Have Nots”, we should be able to solve this Pollock problem.

I’m very excited to see what articles these students will write in the next months to come, it was a great first newspaper, and it’s amazing to see so many students taking pride in writing about the school and topics that enjoy.

State Parks announce final free day for 2019

Day-use visits are free on the day after Thanksgiving Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its final free day of 2019 in November. On this free day, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The last free day of 2019 is Friday, November 29. State Parks free days are in keeping with 2011 legislation that created the Discover The point is not to take Pass, which costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit. The pass is required for vehicle “NO” for an answer. Baw Faw Grange members voted to ask their county and State Grange to make high speed Internet its priority project. The State Grange would be an important ally. The key is developing a statewide coalition of the “Have Nots.” In the nineteenth century prosperity required access to railroads. In the twentieth century paved roads became a necessity. Today the need is communication. Those who have it prosper. Those who don’t, wither. Our PUD should have the opportunity to provide a service we need. Our request to our government for this Internet service option should be: “Equal Service, Equal Rates, Equal Opportunity.” Anything less is not a solution.

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and changes than they have been in the past. There were many fun articles that I was very impressed with. Pearl Cave wrote about the fall season: what type of fashion goes with the season, food and drinks to consume, and

access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Discover Pass legislation directed State Parks to designate up to 12 free days when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands. Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

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The Napavine Tigers beat Winlock (48-13) during the Friday night game. It was the last game for the Winlock Cardinals for the year.

this week in Pasco. Nicholas Marty medaled and placed 6th, with Tyler Harris following not too far behind,

Gavin Parker ran with the ball 11 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and Tanner Low had the ball 12 times for 130 yards and two scores to pace the Tiger ground attack, which racked up 383 yards. Napavine will go to the state 2B playoffs next week.

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Steve Dobosh won by a large margin in the race for mayor in the City of Toledo. Dobosh’s lead is almost by 100 votes, actually 96 over his opponent Eric Duerst. Mayor Dobosh will continue as Mayor for another four years. All council positions were up for re-election with only Carol Hill having an opponent. Hill is currently in the lead 115 to 61, making her lead a shoe in. Remaining councilmembers ran unopposed, Emily Morgan, Ron Neumann, Glenda Forga and Guy Spratt will be sworn in the first meeting in January. Winlock had four seats open for city council, the biggest upset coming between Lonnie Dowell and Jodie Curtis. Lonnie Dowell’s lead over Jodie Curtis will be impossible to beat, Dowell is currently leading by 191-119. Anne Randt ran against write in candidate Kib Berry who only garnered 32 votes against Randt’s 244. Eric Contreas is leading Jeramy Allman 182-118 and Brandon Svenson ran unopposed after Paul McMillan dropped out. Winlock will see the biggest change. The current council has agreed with all but one item Mayor Bradshaw has presented, including hiring unqualified individuals. New council has the authority to review all candidates for hire. The certification is held 21 days after the election is held. Certified members elected to seats where the candidate is appointed, take their seats immediately. Those who will be replacing elected officials take their seats in January.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR LEWIS COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate ofROLAND HUBERT POYNS, Deceased. No. 19-4-0034321 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.

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Date of First Publication: October 30, 2019

Notice is hereby given, the City Council of the City of Napavine will hold a public hearing on the Final 2020 budget on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Napavine City Hall. The Final 2020 budget has been filed with the Clerk’s office and is available to the public upon request. Comments may be made in writing or by appearing before the city council on the hearing date.

Personal Representative: MARYLU CUNNING

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely, Sharri Salyers Interim City Clerk

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years ago, even though some of the countries have seen no change.” The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is working on many initiatives that help children in impoverished countries. The Gates Foundation is also working with education in the states, helping to standardize text books. They are also working on curing malaria and alzheimers and other diseases to improve the lives of everyone. “Investing in malaria research and getting those to the developing countries [is a goal of the Gates Foundation],” Bill said.

other countries,” he stated. “We are starting to see the dramatic reduction in the size of a math book,'' Bill continued. The Gates Foundation employs approximately 1500 individuals with 60% working from their Seattle location. Many of the employee’s with the foundation are doctors, helping them continue with their health initiatives in developing countries. They are continuing to work on polio, alzheimers, malaria and many other diseases that impact our lives today.

“I am enjoying the foundation work as much as I did of my work in my 20s,” Bill stated. The majority of his wealth is now in the foundation, a philanthropic endeavor both Bill and Melinda participate in. The Gates Foundation uses 20% of the money for education in the United States. The remaining 80% is spent on global issues. “We have the highest dropout rate of any developed country for high school. We have done a lot of work, on the curriculum work. The US Textbooks were on average over twice as thick as

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