- Toledo Fire Department Volunteers Present Plaque To Borte Family
- Today: City Council, Medic One, Citizens For Great Toledo Schools Meetings
- Plus: ARTrails Workshop For First-Time Entrants
- Wednesday: Toledo Lioness Club Meets
- Tech Report: How I Got Rid Of 4 Filing Cabinets (& All My Bookcases)
- Fundraisers, Feeds & More
Left - Right: John Borte, Christine Mershon, Mary Blair and Eddie Borte
Saturday Toledo Fire Department volunteers presented a memorial plaque in memory of Esther Borte to the family at the Toledo Senior Center during breakfast.
That’s Toledo Pride.
Toledo School District posted TMS’ news Friday:
Mr. Johnson handed out another Toledo Pride shirt today!
TES PTO searches for all the ways you can help raise funds for schools, including a painless way to collect Box Top For Education Points:
Did you know? You can turn your grocery receipts into Bonus Box Tops for your school when you use the Box Tops Bonus App!
See how it works: https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
Today: New Moon 6:17 PM tonight. The Old Farmer’s Almanac features this post on January’s two full moons, both super moons, plus the best phases of the moon by dates for planting above and below ground crops, fishing, and more.
Free workshop 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Tuesday (today) at the Rectangle Gallery, 209 North Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531 with artist, art teacher, and long time ARTrails member, Jeanne Hamilton.
If you've never submitted an application to a juried art show, and would like to, this workshop will help. If you're a new applicant to ARTrails, this workshop is essential.
The workshop will cover the jury process in detail. Good and poor application and photo examples will be shown. An overview of the ARTrails organization and what is expected of its members will also be discussed. There will be lots of time for questions.
No reservations required. No entry fee.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 669-5918
It is important to get ARTrails applications in on time as they will not be considered after the February 1ST deadline.
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools invites you: The school bond will run again on the February 13 ballot. Please come to the Bond committee meeting on Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm, at the Toledo Public Library.
Reminder: School Board Meeting* 7 p.m. January 23 @ Toledo Middle School Library. Public invited to attend. Contact District Offices if you require special accommodations.
*Please note: while stakeholders are welcome to request inclusion on the School Board Meeting agenda, time considerations for regular departmental reports and business matters must be observed. The Board of Directors will conduct meetings mutually respectful of all present.
Contact District Offices to schedule agenda items requiring sizeable time requirements.
Toledo City Council convenes 6 p.m. today at Toledo City Hall, due to Monday holiday.
Council meetings held first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Meets 7 PM third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Main Fire Station. Open to the public.
Did you know you can get First Aid/CPR training and EMT certification as a volunteer with Toledo Fire Department? Train while you learn. Download applications for volunteer firefighter (junior firefighter ages 16-17).
Wednesday: Toledo Lioness Club posted:
Come and join us for our monthly meeting @ 408 Silver Street.
We are committed to giving back to our community thru volunteering and giving out 2 scholarships each year.
Tech Report: How I Got Rid Of 4 Filing Cabinets (& All My Bookcases)
Reprinted by request.
January seems to trigger New Years resolutions to organize, minimize, clear out the old and start with a fresh slate. In that spirit I share with you the resources I employed to reduce Paper, a source of much consternation in my own world. If you perceive such a task to be daunting, skip to the *PS at the end.
A lifetime ago, a contract I had was winding to a close and the business quit paying. Their tactic was to see how hungry I got, and find out how little I might settle for. They demanded all 3.5 years worth of multi-page pay applications be re-submitted for auditing.
I had moved, and everything was in sagging file boxes in storage. It seemed insurmountable.
Until the faint voice of The Office Ladies (Love those Office Ladies!) reminded me that emailing those forms to them would be fastest. My bulging Sent Mail file, which I never remembered to purge, had every single document required.
I can still recall the look on their attorney's face when Misty, my own Office Lady from an incubator office, came sailing into the meeting with 2 reams of printed copies, "taken from Sent Mail" (insert infuriated glare from their attorney to his client) AND dropped a CD with all the data on top of the stack. You could have heard a pin drop. Just like that, the meeting was over.
The next morning an email went out to all the subcontractors (like me) that “All pay applications will be submitted via electronic media, effective immediately.” I changed the way a large Texas land developer did business. And my check arrived via overnight mail shortly.
Today I have a better system than 3 years worth of Sent Mail.
And I have since conducted all my personal and business transactions paperless-ly. (Is that a word? It ought to be.)
First: You DO have paperless billing, yes?
For virtually (sic) everything paper: Scan. Then Print to PDF. Or Save As document or photo. Or Send to cloud storage or thumb drive. Or both. Tag it/label it/title it.
www.PaperKarma.com for unsolicited mail
Gmail/Hotmail/any email with generous storage – plus one backup account
Google Drive or MS OneDrive (previously SkyDrive)
www.MyFax.com (One of few paid apps I endorse, $10/month)
www.Foxitsoftware.com (FoxitReader pdf editor) I like this one better than Adobe (and free), especially the Typewriter function that makes any PDF a fillable form. Works anywhere Adobe Reader is “required.”
Ereader apps – Nook, Kindle, Kobo, etc.
www.AirDroid.com or www.MightyText.net, productivity, lets me respond to texts in a separate tab or window without touching the phone. Sorry, iPeople, iOS doesn't do this yet.
*PS You don't have to Scan your entire world. Start by scanning/storing this week, and address older paperwork only as needed. In time, most of that old paper will become moot. The exceptions will stand out - mortgage, insurance, etc.
Jan 16th GBB @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
Jan 17th BBB vs. Onalaska 5:00/5:45/7:00
GWR & BWR Ilwaco 4:00
Jan 18th GBB vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 19th BBB @ Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 20th Wrestling @ Kalama 10:00am
Reservations Required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday… is Brunch! French toast with scrambled eggs, sausage & hash browns plus OJ, Friday Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed veggies & tropical fruit.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Call (360)864-2112 for details.
Fundraisers, Feeds & Flu:
Today: Not strictly Toledo - flu got you down?
Health & Hope Medical Outreach hosts a free clinic Tuesdays 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Are you or someone you know needing medical attention but uninsured or underinsured?
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Health Care to the uninsured and underinsured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia in the NW Pediatrics - West Building!
Toledo Presbyterian Church invites the community to dinner:
*Mark Your Calendar: Toledo Presbyterian plans to host a Red Cross Blood Drive every two months, as long as folks support this community event by rolling up their sleeves. Next date: 12:30-5:30 p.m. February 2, 2018 - Groundhog Day. Watch for flyers or contact Kathy Hill, (360)219-7756.
Toledo Senior Center fundraiser: This will be a silent auction held as a fundraiser for our center. It will be going on until Jan 31st. Come in and check us out.
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