- Toledo School District Annual Evacuation Drill Friday
- Gov’t Shutdown: Washington State DSHS UPDATE 01/10/2019
- Not Strictly Toledo: OR Zoo Grants Free Admission To Furloughed Fed Families
- Washington State Department of Agriculture: Scholarships Available Now
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Grange Jam Night
- Weekend Outlook: Seniors Pancake Breakfast, Scarf Dyeing, Beekeeping Class
- And Beyond: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Mr. Schaplow’s Pacific Northwest History class had the pleasure of listening to Robert Harju, a Cowlitz Tribe carver, today!
Today: Toledo School District Annual Evacuation Drill Friday
Friday morning, Toledo Schools will practice evacuation to the Mission. In an emergency, the Mission is where parents can pick up children. This is one of the emergency drills we do each year so that we’re prepared to respond.
2 Weeks Ready: Why we do not prepare for earthquakes
| Steven Eberlein | TEDxPortland
Check out this great TEDx Talk... https://youtu.be/NJoAF4oj_oM
Download this 28-page guide published by The American Red Cross for Oregon & SW Washington. Link here.
Gov’t Shutdown: Washington State DSHS UPDATE 01/10/2019
December 20, 2018 at 4:46 PM
Partial Government Shutdown UPDATE 01/10/2019:
What are the impacts to cash benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?
At this time, we do not anticipate any immediate impacts to cash benefits or services through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), State Family Assistance (SFA) and the Aged, Blind or Disabled Program (ABD).
What are the impacts to Basic Food assistance?
On January 8, 2019, we were directed by USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) to issue February benefits by January 20th. We are working quickly to understand and implement the guidance we received, and further details will be coming.
What would happen with Work training programs?
If you are participating in Workforce training programs funded through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) there are no anticipated impacts to services, at this time.
What would happen with disability benefits (SSDI)?
The Disability Determination Services (DDS) is contracted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to adjudicate medical eligibility for disability benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rules and regulations. Currently, there are no anticipated impacts to benefits due to the federal government shutdown.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as we learn more.
Not Strictly Toledo: Oregon Zoo offers free entry for furloughed federal employees
Federal employees and families affected by government shutdown can see zoo for free
The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown, zoo officials said. The offer — which is effective immediately and will last throughout the shutdown — is also good for federal contractors who are affected.
To receive free admission, furloughed employees must show their federal ID or badge.
"We know it is a tough time for many people who are out of work during this shutdown," said Dr. Don Moore, Oregon Zoo director. "We wanted to give these public servants and their families something fun to do and help ease their financial burden."
Dr. Moore noted that his former employer, Smithsonian's National Zoo, is closed to the public because of the shutdown, and some of the Oregon Zoo's partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may also be affected.
Washington State Department of Agriculture: Scholarships Available Now
Farm worker scholarships! The scholarships are available to students who work or have worked as a farm worker OR whose parent/legal guardian is or has worked as a farm worker. Applications are available now and due April 30th.
Today: Toledo Food Bank open 11 AM - 1 PM on second and fourth Fridays behind City Hall Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Tonight: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church 312 Augustus Street.
PLUS: Cowlitz Prairie Grange:
Sue will be bringing all the fiber "stuff" for a fun day with the kind of inspiration that comes from everyone freed up to explore with choices and creativity.
A basic fee of $40.00 will cover a basic silk dyed or wet felted scarf.
Alumni returning artist requiring minimal assistance will be offered a discounted price
Button Hole Felted Scarf w/brooch $50.00- if you order online you can upgrade at the workshop (includes beads and feathers) Returning Felters $40.00
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Beekeepers Association Classes Begin Saturday
Your First Year in Beekeeping: A Beginning Beekeeping Course in six 3-hour class meetings via the Centralia College ~ Continuing Education Program.
For beginners: learn to keep bees successfully in southwest Washington’s unique conditions. Topics: basic bee biology/behavior, equipment & apiary set-up, seasonal management, identifying & managing parasites & diseases, honey harvesting, over-wintering, & more. Students completing the course earn LCBA’s diploma.
Classes begin Saturday January 12, 2019
Email email@example.com or call 360 880 8130.
Not Strictly Toledo2: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Hazo Hut & Swap Shack
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not Strictly Toledo3: The Chip Guy
Lewis County’s premier gleaning resource, reducing waste while distributing surplus produce, soft drinks, bread - and chips. There’s no telling what finds you’ll net. Drop your donation in the big jar to help cover fuel & expenses, bring your own bags & recycle your extras, and score seasonal & year-round favorites.
Read the FAQ page, check to see if a distro is scheduled, and head over to the warehouse.
Richard The Chip Guy says: Be kind to the volunteers, listen to the traffic guy, don’t show up early and don’t park at the neighboring homes across the street. Share.
Looking Ahead: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events meets 6:30 PM January 15 at Morgan Arts Center. Planning for March BIG Community Meeting.
Not Strictly Toledo: Basic Composting hosted by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
January 11th @ Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
January 12th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 23rd @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
January 25th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 29th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 17th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 22nd @ MWP 5:45/7:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 12th @ Napavine
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
January 15: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 19th Alumni Basketball Game @ THS
January 26: Comedy Central ** Basketball Fundraiser @ THS
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
February 7: Chocolate Class with Linda Aitchison @ the MAC
February 15: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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