Readers’ Choice: LewisTalk’s Most-Read May Stories


With summer (almost) in full swing, we are taking a look back at the stories that our LewisTalk readers loved the most in May.

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1. The Chicken Whisperer

Jim’s relationships with the customers is proven in the form of a wooden porch swing in front of the store. Across the top beam is carved, “Jim’s Roost” and that’s usually where you will find him sitting, swinging, and joking around with people.

2. Cowlitz Falls Lavender Company Brings Purple Fields to Randle

What do you do when lavender is the only plant your mom can’t kill? You buy property and start a lavender farm, of course.

3. Adna Musician Wins in Texas

Teacher Ryan Brumbaugh noticed Chance Slater’s abilities on the soprano saxophone in the eighth grade. The rest, as they say, is history.

4. Editor’s Pick: Lewis Chaplaincy Helps in Times of Trouble

For six and a half years, volunteer Brian Carter has rushed to an emergency in the Chehalis area whenever called. On a busy month, Carter — one of 20 chaplains volunteering in the program — will be called out on three incidents. Learn more about the work the Chaplaincy does.

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