- Winlock Moves To Terminate Contract With Toledo For Police Services
- TES PTO Meets Tonight
- Toledo Fire Department Volunteers To Honor Esther Borte At Saturday Breakfast
- Health Corner: Infectious Diseases & Prevention - Or How To Skip The Flu
- Final Day: Applications For Toledo City Council Position Due Today
Wednesday I had an appointment in Chehalis, so afterwards I visited The Chip Guy at the little warehouse in Centralia. Despite the long line and wait time, people were patience and well-mannered. Volunteers kept everything orderly and tidy, helping those collecting a carload of boxed food. Passing up pallets of chips, stacks of bread racks plus soda, I gleaned perfect tomatoes and green peppers from boxes next to eggplants & jicama.
Dropping a few bills into the donation jug, I thanked the sign-in lady and was rewarded with a warm smile.
Warehouse opens most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check link above for changes.
The morning after Toledo Police Chief Brockmueller appealed to Winlock City Council to renew the interlocal law enforcement service contract with Toledo, Winlock Mayor Bradshaw sent his own letter of intent to return Winlock’s own police department, effectively cutting contracted service with Toledo.
Winlock City Council coverage at Lewis County Tribune.
Mayor Bradshaw’s letter of intent, dated January 2, reveals why the matter wasn’t up for discussion at Monday’s Council Meeting. More at this link.
Bonanza BBQ & Catering posted: The support from everyone for Friday open to the public day has been great. So great that we need more bodies to keep up.
Send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if your interested in working Fridays 4 pm - 8 pm. Dining room, and a kitchen person needed.
If we work well together we will add you to our temporary worker list for catering, and events.
Open Fridays noon - 7 p.m. due to high demand.
Common Ground Toledo posted:
A very Happy New Years from all of us at Common Ground Toledo.
Our first year was a fantastic success thanks to the hard work of Gary Whiteside of Glenngarann, master gardener L.S. Bird-Sonne, Ronda Sandoval, and our many loyal volunteers. A special thanks to Vision:TOLEDO for facilitating our growth and development (thanks for letting us stay in the basement!) and to Joh Jones for managing the account.
This year our plans are to increase our volunteer roster and community in...See More
Common Ground Toledo meets 7 p.m. first Wednesday monthly, location TBA.
Next meeting February 7 at Camp Singing Wind.
TES PTO MEETING FOR ALL MEMBERS!
Thursday, January 11 at 6pm in the TES Library!
Here's a sneak peak of agenda items: The future of our PTO, how PTO funds should be utilized, and what our committees have been up to!
Jan 11th GBB @ MWP5:45/7:00
Jan 12th BBB vs. MWP 4:00/5:45/7:00
Jan 13th G&B WR @ Napavine Tournament
Jan 16th GBB @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
Jan 17th vs. Onalaska 5:45/7:00
GWR & BWR Ilwaco
Jan 18th GBB vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 19th BBB @ Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 20th Wrestling @ Kalama 10:00am
Friday: Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second and fourth Fridays monthly behind City Hall.
Al-Anon Path of Hope AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Fridays. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact email@example.com or (360)262-3696.
You’re invited: This Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8 am, the Toledo Fire Department Volunteers will be presenting a memorial plaque in memory of Esther Borte to the family at the Toledo Senior Center during breakfast.
Baby Titus Fundraiser - Taco Soup Feed & Auction 12:30 PM January 14 @ THS
Health Corner: Infectious Diseases & Prevention - Or How To Skip The Flu
Sunday Toledo High School will open the doors to an important fundraiser benefiting the family of Baby Titus, in need of 3 surgeries to correct a life-threatening heart condition. Rena Sickles, the mother-to-be, sat down December 30, 2017, and prayed for the words to express the need for virtual quarantine. In part, she wrote:
Well, today is the day. We're scheduled to take off after lunch so Portland can be our temporary home. I don't think it hit me until right now just how soon Titus will be arriving. Although part of me says it's time to fight for my little boy and I'm full of strength from God, there is also a part of me that is shattered and broken. Scared is seriously an understatement. (Please, keep the prayers coming!)
I was debating sharing this for the last few months but now I know I NEED to, so I'll make it short and sweet. IF TITUS COMES IN CONTACT WITH ANY SICKNESS (even a common cold), IT WILL BE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH FOR HIM!!! With no oxygenated blood getting to his body, he's extremely fragile. Because of this, Andy and I are the only people who they'll even allow to visit him until he starts healing from his first open heart surgery due to it being peak flu season. The boys won't even get to see him. We WANT visitors. We NEED help with the other boys and NEED HELP making things seems as normal as possible for them. We NEED people there for emotional support.
I can't stress this enough, if you are sick, you have sick kids or have been around anyone sick in the last 48 hours, please wait to visit!!!!!!! Whether nauseous, sniffles, stuffy, "allergies", ANYTHING!!!! If we get sick or if we are caring for sick boys, we can't even visit Titus. We're already not able to see him as much as we'd like or hold him at all, so the thought of all this makes me anxious and scared even more.
I mean no offense but the mamma bear in me just woke up and I need to do whatever I can to keep my little fighter healthy, safe and ALIVE!!!
This appeal took me back to 1992, when my brother-in-law was losing his fight with AIDS. His two brothers & their spouses would alternate weekend care to relieve the full-time nurse with the two sisters & their spouses. That same admonition to stay away if we were sick, or had been in contact with anyone ailing, was put to us.
We were absolutely blunt about the edict, and would literally turn coughing visitors to our house around in the hallway and shoo them back out the door, telling them to visit over the phone instead.
Two amazing things happened: people understood (or they didn’t), and that winter marked the first we didn’t pass colds, flu, and bronchitis back and forth for months.
Somewhere around the same time, I chanced to hear a three-minute uninterrupted story passed along by the noted radio personality Paul Harvey (remember “The Rest Of The Story?) wherein Robert Layton received an invitation from his 13yo son’s school announcing a parents meeting to review a new course on (ahem) “health.”
The tale unfolds along an analogous path, with a startlingly similar message: avoidance is the best prevention. Link here. It’s still a sobering story.
More recently I’ve become more keenly aware of exposure - debit card readers with PIN pads we all touch, that tablet we all “sign” on with our finger at the pharmacy, random pens handed to us for filling forms, etc. My dental student & her instructors have ceased proffering a hand when introductions are made; I simply nod my greeting and ignore the handshake.
Many flu sufferers can tell you vaccines didn’t keep sickness away, little comforted that it may have lessened the strength or duration. Who can measure that anyway? And is it true?
My darling neighbor wisely teaches her youngsters to cough politely into their sleeves. I wish everybody did. And they seem to realize I still enjoy them. They know my health is not robust. They’re kids and THEY understand.
So I will continue to enjoy your company from a safe distance, via the phone or Facebook or the Interwebs, wishing you best of health. And slamming the door on your fingers if you forget. Do click on that three minute Robert Layton story. It’s worth the time.
Last Day: Toledo City Council has a position opening.
We will be taking applications until January 11th. Must be 18, registered voter and live within the City limits of Toledo for one year prior to appointment. This will be an appointment for two years. Please sign qualification information at City Hall- 130 N 2nd Street. For more information please contact Toledo City Hall 360-864-4564.
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