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Showing 15 articles from March 12, 2013.

WHH - Front Page

Willapa Valley Winter Sports Awards

Willapa Valley HS conducted its Winter Sports Awards Banquet last Tuesday night (March 12). Below are the award recipients for boys and girls basketball.


TC - Community News

Mr. "T" pageant supplies laughs at THS

Toledo High School senior Colby Boone was crowned Mr. "T" (Toledo) at Toledo High School Wednesday evening.

Boone and the other nine contestants were judged on beachwear (far from traditional), talent (less than high quality) and personality/interviews, much like traditional pageants. The esteemed panel of judges including a principal, two THS teachers, The Cheese Days Queen and Miss Lewis County.

Ugandan choir wows Toledo audience with traditional and contemporary songs
Ugandan choir wows Toledo audience with traditional and contemporary songs

Children from the Ugandan Orphans Choir were met with a packed house March 6 during their evening performance at Toledo First Baptist Church.

One of many stops to be made during their 2013 tour, the performers, five boys and five girls ages 10 to 12, shared both contemporary gospel songs in English and traditional Ugandan songs in Swahili, set to rhythmic tribal drumming also performed by the children.


TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 03.13.13

March seems to be all about green: St. Patrick’s Day is all about “the wearin’ of the green”; the green grass is growing, which means there will be mowing; and the bright green foliage of the spring bulbs is popping up everywhere. With Daylight Saving Time and the Spring Equinox coming next week, we’re on our way to warmer weather. Gardeners might want to visit the 40th Annual Home & Garden Show at the SW Washington Fairgrounds in Chehalis March 22, 23, & 24.

The Spirit of the Cowlitz: Arrival of the White Man

During the last five months we have featured articles regarding the history of the tribe during the pre-white contact period of time.  We will now begin a series telling the historical stories of the nineteenth century and the arrival of the white man.

Captain Robert Gray, an American Boston trader, was the first to discover the Columbia River and give it its name, but he never journeyed upstream discovering its territory.

Vader News 03.13.13

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT March 30 at 1 p.m. The grassy area next to the Post Office will be the official site for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children between the ages of toddler to 12. If it rains, the event will take place at the Lions Hall. Small pre-wrapped Candies are still needed to fill plastic eggs along with small new toys and can be delivered to City Hall before the March 21.  Share the delight of the little ones by donating. Questions? Call Linda at 295-4002.

Winlock News 03.13.13

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Now you can meet at the Olequa Senior Center on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Expert and novice alike are invited to join this non-club! The meetings are free, although you are welcome to donate $1 for using the center at that time. This is open to all ages, just come with lots of enthusiasm and, obviously, yarn and whatever supplies are needed!  If enough interest is shown, they plan to keep this up weekly. 


WHH - Obituaries

Matthew Tyler Matlock, (Ty)

Matthew Tyler Matlock, (Ty), a lifetime resident of Raymond, Wash., passed away on March 11, 2013, at the age of 36 after a courageous nine year battle with paralysis resulting from a previous car accident. Ty was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on December 24th 1976, to Mike Matlock and Vicki (Triplett) Flemetis. He graduated from the Raymond School District.


TC - Government

Toledo still crossing fingers for sewer grant

Despite reports to the contrary, Toledo is still waiting to hear the final word on a $5 million Department of Ecology grant for construction of a new sewer plant.

During the March 4 Toledo City Council meeting, Mayor Jerry Pratt said the city may have been shortlisted to receive the funds but the proposal still needs approval from the State Legislature, which is currently considering the elimination of monies from funds for infrastructure improvement.

Vader vacancy still unfilled; non-profits looking at discount

The Vader City Council is still seeking to fill a vacated council position after resident Sharron Ross declined to accept her appointment to the board, according to discussions during their March 5 meeting.

In a letter sent to City Hall earlier that day, Ross said she had reached the personal decision to withdraw her name from consideration, stated Mayor Ken Smith, who added Ross expressed her gratitude for being considered.


WHH - Sports

SBHS Winter Sports Awards

South Bend HS Athletic Director Tom Sanchez released the awards recipients from the SBHS Winter Awards Banquet held last Monday night (March 11) at the school’s cafeteria.


TC - Sports

Toledo celebrates return of champs
Toledo celebrates return of champs
Toledo residents took time off work and school Friday to celebrate the Toledo High School boys basketball team, who returned from Yakima as State Champions March 2.

TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury Report 3.13.13
Investigators are seeking information related to a hit-and-run collision reported near Winlock Sunday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The collision occurred around 7 a.m. on the 200 block of Hemenway Rd., west of Winlock, after the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet pickup crashed into the yard of a nearby residence, causing damage to a fence and a mailbox. Deputies attempted to locate the owner and driver of the vehicle, but had since found it has change hands numerous times and were unsuccessful in finding the suspect.


TC - LC's Most Wanted

Lewis County's Most Wanted - Sarah J. Meyer
Lewis County's Most Wanted - Sarah J. Meyer

Sarah J. Meyer, 27, a transient formerly of Winlock, is wanted by Lewis County Superior Court on a no-bail warrant related to attempted metal theft.


Note: The Sheriff’s Office has since reported this warrant is no longer active.


Lewis County News

Miss that hour of sleep? Make sure that's all you're missing
Miss that hour of sleep? Make sure that's all you're missing

If there's anything Daylight Savings Time can remind us of, it's the difference one less hour of sleep can mean for the rest of our day.

Our bodies naturally want to develop a rhythm by which we slumber, and that rhythm often sets the pace for the other natural cycles in our life. So, as we mourn the loss of that 60 minutes we won't get back for the next several months, here are some reminders of why enough sleep is a great thing and too little sleep can lead to too many problems.

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