- Sunday Night Vigil: Lukah Herron
- Toledo Schools: Late Start Monday
- Water Valve Placement May Drop Pressure Temporarily
- Rescheduled: CGGC January Meeting
- Cowlitz Indian Tribe, DNR Oppose Millennium Terminal
- Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Menu
- Meet Mona Rae
Sister Isabelle related Lukah’s love of barrel-racing her horse Gypsy, fishing, and the outdoors, while the murmur of the Cowlitz could be heard in the darkness beyond the candle-lit shrine in place under a portable canopy.
The 16-year-old died in a tragic accident Friday night on I-5.*
Said Isabelle: “She wasn’t just some dumb kid crossing the road...everything can change in a split second.”
*Details at LewisCountySirens.com.
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
** January 9 - Monday - Late start **
City of Toledo has tentatively scheduled a the valve placement needed to switch over to the new water tower, and residents should anticipate low water pressure.
As of last week, Tuesday, January 10 was set as the earliest possible date, with weather conditions influencing work. The Other Toledo and Lewis County Tribune will have up-to-date info on any changes.
Rescheduled - Gary says: Hey all,
We need to change the Common Ground Community meeting from Monday to Tuesday, January 10th, 7pm. We are still meeting at the Camp Singing Wind Lodge. We are truly sorry for this change in plans and hope this is not an inconvenience to anyone. We would love to see you all there!
Common Ground Garden Community is on Facebook.
Press Release - Cowlitz Indian Tribe announces: Commissioner Goldmark Enlarges Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve, Denies Millennium Sublease Request.
Details on Facebook.
Reservations required: Wednesday Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch dishes beef stroganoff over noodles, NW veggies, plums and dinner roll, Friday pork chop & mashed potatoes with peas & carrots plus applesauce. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
Saturday’s Baked Potato Bar at Toledo Senior Center was the perfect answer to winter’s chill. These oversized bakers were done to perfection, split and popped open right in front of each hungry diner then prepared to order with all manner of toppings until the plate threatened to collapse. No skimping there. And this midday meal included more than a dozen homemade desserts, in case anyone had room for them.
Joining some familiar faces at a table, Mona Rae Fish shared a story with us:
Her 98-year-old neighbor who lives alone except for his beloved dog, treks to the Post Office 3 times a week, then stops in at Toledo Senior Center. After a bit of conversation, a hug, and half a cup of coffee, he takes his leave, saying “Well, I better get home now...I just come by because I can’t converse like this with the dog.”
Mona Rae says she signed up for art classes at Winlock Senior Center, followed her teacher to Chehalis to continue, and now does whittling class and carves figures at Toledo’s Senior Center decades later. Morning exercise class with Pam three mornings weekly keep her strong and vigorous.
Whether for a community-wide dinner, coffee and a conversation, or a broad array of classes, Senior Centers are crucial to the health of their patrons.
As Grandma says: Don’t slam the door!
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