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Lewis County News February 10, 2021

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Nick Bamer, new athletic director in Winlock Valentine’s Day for all By Lynnette Hoffman Winlock School District has hired a new athletic director. Nick Bamer took the role in the fall but he is not new to Winlock. With his new role, he has a lot on his plate and Winlock is excited to have him. With sports starting on February 1, he is very busy getting ready for a year of sports in just a few months. Nick grew up in the Raymond area, graduated from Aberdeen High School in 2001. He then went to Longview and Grays Harbor Community College’s where he received his AA while playing basketball. After he graduated from Grays Harbor Community College, Nick went into sales but he never lost his love of basketball or sports. Nick started his coaching career at Aberdeen High School. Then after that, he went to Adna for 2 years. After Adna, he made his way to Winlock, which was 5 years ago. Nick has been the Winlock High School Basketball Coach for the past 5 years and when the position of Athletic Director opened up,

he applied. Sitting down with Nick to talk about his new position, we wanted to know why he wanted to be the athletic director, Nick stated, “I was really blessed to end up at a school and community like Winlock when I was looking for a head boys' basketball coaching position. When the position was open they hadn't won a game in a couple of years and it was a really interesting challenge. I grew up in a small town and have always been drawn to small towns. I love the State B tourneys and the competition and coaching level within our Central League specifically. Once I dove into reenergizing the boys’ basketball team I quickly came to realize in the time I spent at and around the school the more I wanted to be involved even more! Then, when the School decided last year to invest in our student athletes with a full-time athletic director I knew I had found my calling and was just so thankful I’ve been hired and given the opportunity to help grow all of our programs.” Nick has a lot of work

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to do, he hopes to bring great sports programs to Winlock, he continued, “So many things. First and foremost I want to help our coaches and students to establish and maintain healthy and competitive programs.” He knows we have had challenges in the past, he stated, “We have challenges, just like every other community. Part of my mission is to eliminate excuses.” Nick has strong goals for himself and his programs. He continued, “Strong, healthy programs.

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Positive experiences for players, coaches, parents and fans. Bridging the gap between youth and school programs.” Nick is busy at work, the students just started practicing with games starting this coming week. The ability to organize and get students going during a pandemic is not an easy challenge, but it is one Nick Bamer will work hard and diligently for the students and the parents. Winlock is lucky to have someone who will work to bring out the best in every student.

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By Lynnette Hoffman There are many stories about Valentine’s Day and how it started, unfortunately, it did not start as the romantic holiday it is today. It was the Catholic Church that honored two men that it became known as St. Valentine's Day. The day they celebrated both men’s death, the young women in the city would put their names in a big urn for the young men. The city’s bachelors would then choose a name and be paired with the young women for a year, often resulting in marriage. Thus began Valentine’s Day for all of us to celebrate. Some spouses celebrate with cards, flowers, or gifts, many of having a nice dinner out. This year, the restaurants, even though only at 25% capacity, are going to be busy so get your reservations in early, not all have the ability to take reservations due to limited seating. There are several restaurants in the area that are offering dinner on Valentine’s Day, south county will be busy for sure. Little Crane in Vader is offering whole Dungeness crab with the fixin’s, they are also offering surf and

turf, sirloin steak, and half Dungeness crab. Unfortunately, they are not taking reservations. The Crowded Kitchen is offering a four-course meal for two. They are posting the menu for all of us to see. Spiffy’s is offering prime rib, New York steak, grilled salmon and shrimp fettuccine. Guadalajara is offering their fabulous Mexican cuisine. Donna’s Place is offering a choice of 4 different main courses on Saturday, February 13, choices are prime rib, grilled salmon, chicken or shrimp fettuccine or shrimp cocktail. Boss Hoggs BBQ is ) smoking prime rib along with some giveaways. Please call for reservations. Good Stuff Food Carts and Catering is offering dessert boxes, pickle bouquets or grazing boxes. Call to reserve yours today! Flowers and gifts can be purchased at either Cedar Village IGA or Toledo Market Fresh. Winlock Dance Center is offering a fun night on February 12. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. students will participate in dances, crafts See Valentine's Page 2

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Well, it’s winter and all of us watch our weather apps to see what is happening out in the world of weather. I can say for sure, they are seldom right. I was expecting some sunshine and all I got was rain. Now they are saying possible snow again and I have a feeling it will rain. But many years ago, about 40 or so, it snowed a lot on Valentine's Day in Winlock. I think we got something like 6 inches that day. Get ready for the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at the end of the month. On February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., they will be having their book sale at the Roundtree Building next to the Winlock Post Office. Masks are required and the room will be at 25% capacity, meaning only 10 people will be allowed in at one time. Donations are being accepted Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you want to get your wife that special gift locally, you can stop at Winlock Farmers Market, Winlock True Value, CarQuest for all the guys in town or Winlock Cedar Village. They all have gifts for the guys and gals in your life. Your spouse might enjoy a gift certificate from one of our hair salons or the barber, or how about that Bow from TNS. We have a lot of shops to find stuff in, you can find that special one here If you have not been to Cedar Village lately, they have a beautiful new vegetable display case. It is going to be a great addition to the store and will do a fabulous job keeping our vegetables fresh! School sports are starting this week, next edition we will have sports pictures for students!

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It’s a winter full of rain this year, many of us are still hoping for a bit of snow and there seems to be some in the forecast again. Unfortunately, the snow has all turned to rain this year. There is still time left, most of us just want a little dusting. We definitely don’t want the snow we received 40 years ago on Valentine’s Day. The Washington State Legislature is looking at a bill that would make it illegal to have a native American name as a mascot, therefore Toledo Indians would not be allowed. If you are against this move, please contact your local representatives Ed Orcutt or Peter Abbarno along with Senator Braun. If you live in the 19th, Senator Wilson along with Representative Walsh and McEntire would be the individuals you contact. Representative McEntire would like to hear from you! Toledo sports have started, next week we will be offering our sports edition. We finally get a chance to get the sports teams back in the paper! Toledo has a lot of restaurants for the population, if you don’t have anything fun to do on Valentine’s Day check out the local restaurants and what they are doing this weekend. The Toledo Food Bank is open on the 2nd and 4th Fridays every month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They have had an abundance of food, if you are in need, please don’t hesitate to go down and get what they have to offer. They don’t want to throw food out Citizens for Responsible Aviation in Toledo would like those of you who are willing to complete a survey. The survey can be found at https://tinyurl.com/toledoairport. If you would like more information, feel free to look up http:// Toledoforaviation.com/news-and-resources. Toledo has been chosen in the top numbers for a possible SeaTac2.

Vader News By Samantha Lovelady

Happy Valentine's week. Love is certainly in the air. COVID has changed plans for many this year. If you do decide to venture out on Sunday why not eat local? Lewis County restaurants are open for business and they would love to serve you. Whether you try something new or go to your old time favorite local restaurants are happy to have you. Shop small this holiday and on the days to come. It certainly makes a difference in the community. There is an article to showcase in this week’s paper what local restaurants are offering. Vader is booming! Have you noticed all the development and road maintenance, and other projects around town? Homes are being built, repairs are being made, 2021 is looking like a great year for local improvement. Vader City Council is meeting this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. For those that would like to attend in person, the public is welcome. But, as always, meeting documents and login information is available online at cityofvader.org for those

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Welcome new residents Brian and Susan Barrett. We are excited to have you. Be sure to be at the “Be Mine Valentine Parade” presented by the Ryderwood Social Club on February 12 at noon. Line up at the Pioneer Hall. The parade will take the usual route around town. Be prepared to throw a kiss. The Cafe is currently open for to-go orders only. Wednesday’s breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Be sure to get your biscuits and gravy a full order is just $5. See the menu for this month's dinners below. A reservation is required for Thursday dinners. February 11: Chicken enchiladas made by Donna Vaughan February 15: Choice of burger served with soup or salad (No reservations required) February 18: Beef stroganoff served with a roll, salad and dessert February 22: Choice of burger served with soup or salad (No reservations required) February 25: Baby back ribs served with coleslaw, cowboy beans and dessert Burma Shave Sign Contest - Paul Hayes, owner of the Hayes/Booth Tree Farm is asking for residents from Ryderwood to Vader's city limits to participate in a contest to replace his "Burma Shave" signs. There will be cash prizes for the top three entries. The best slogan will be made into signs posted along his property. Look for more details on the "Nextdoor" app and displayed around town soon. The contest has a tentative start date of March 15 and entries will be accepted for 30 days. Hope you all have a great Valentine's week. If you have any comments or would like to see something in Ryderwood News, please contact me at sammieslusher@gmail.com. I am always on the hunt for new exciting content and am happy to take your suggestions. Until then have a great week. that are at high risk and feel it is a better option for them. The Park Board meeting is on February 17 at 6:00 p.m. Head on over to hear what they have been up to and what the future holds for Vader parks. If you are looking for a great Valentine's present that isn't your basic flowers be sure to check out Parwell Farms, a great locally owned company specializing in soap and other handmade products. Did you know they have a new baby line?

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and pizza will be included. $35 for the first child and $20 for each additional child after that. It’s a great way to get away while the kids have fun! Valentine's night is one for even friends to enjoy, it’s an evening of enjoying one's company, regardless of your romantic relationship or not. In my single days, several girlfriends would get together and celebrate their friendship with one another. It’s a day to celebrate love, spend it with someone you love.


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In the Matter of the Estate ofGLENN A. LOHRENGEL, Deceased. No. 21-4-0004121 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 nonprobate assets.

In the Matter of the Estate of ELAINE F. THOM, Deceased. No. 21-4-00040-21 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets.

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Harassment in Toledo, please help identify By Lynnette Hoffman Growing up in South Lewis County, I always knew it was the area where people just want to be left alone. We don’t care what anyone does as long as it does not affect us, or so I thought. I was on Facebook on Thursday, where I saw a racial slur written on a cup against someone I personally know. It was the first time since I have been back in this area that I have actually seen something racial and it made my blood boil! First, as with the racial issues that are going on, we don’t always know how to react when we see something but seeing that, I knew I had to look into it. I called Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza who informed me that this has been ongoing. I asked Sheriff Snaza to provide any information he could to the media. As a media person, when one person in our community is hurting, we all are and this is not just hurtful, it’s hateful! This is the information I received from the Lewis County Sheriff Office - “LCSO Case number 20C1098 - ATL (Attempt to Locate) - The below pictured vehicle that was involved in numerous littering harassment calls on *********** road in Toledo. The driver continually drops paper cups with racial slur written on them, along with shouting racial slurs at the resident.” Lewis County News removed the road name for privacy purposes.

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ment, bullying, and hate, everything we stand against in our small community. I have personally been helping a friend, who, incidentally, is a two-time Superbowl Champion. He lives in another state and he is experiencing the same type of racism, yet all he has tried to do is help the city his children grow up in. He had hoped to help his small community, instead, they have stopped him because he is black, that’s it. He wanted to build a sports complex, he was the first person the city refused a zoning change in the community for years, based on skin color. As well, he wanted to build nice apartments, again he has been refused a change of use by the city and merely for his skin color, as witnesses who work for the city have testified. We have had to bring in government officials to help him because of the hate that resides on that city’s council. We, in Lewis County, do not want to become an area so bent on hate that we can not see the good that someone is doing because of skin color. It’s time we all set out to find this person who is harassing them and get it to stop. No one should have to come to their home, their refuge, and deal with this nonsense! I hope that these pictures help identify this person, we can not tolerate any hate in our communities. Stop the hate!

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The original plan for the Covid vaccine was to first inoculate medical personnel and first responders, and then to vaccinate our most vulnerable population: nursing homes residents and folks 65+ with pre-existing conditions. It is now rumored that essential workers and even convicts may be vaccinated before seniors. This is not right. Senior citizens have been self-isolating in their homes for nine months. They have given up shopping, social activities, and interaction with their families. Many have postponed important medical procedures including treatments for cancer and other

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Nick Bamer, new athletic director in Winlock Valentine's Day for all

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Nick Bamer, new athletic director in Winlock Valentine's Day for all

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