- Toledo School District: What Levy’s Do
- Lewis County Tribune: County Needs Growth Help
- Lewis County Commissioners: Survey On State Growth
- Gov’t Shutdown: WA DSHS - February Funds For EBT Cards Available January 20
- Guest Editorial: Local Vet & Farmer Explains What “Politicize” Actually Means
- Not Strictly Toledo: Wildland Fire Protection 10-Year Strategic Plan
- Today: School Board Meeting
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo Middle School: Mrs. Chumbley handed out two Toledo Pride shirts (Wednesday)!
Toledo School District:
Every school district program is supplemented by local levy funds. Some programs are exclusively funded by the levy. The biggest is interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities. The state provides no support for these important programs. Last year, these programs cost over $300,000. Officials, fees, supplies, coaches' salaries, training and travel. For many students, these programs keep them engaged in school and support their studies.
TOT: Vote February 12. Lewis County Elections page link here.
Seen Around The Interwebs:
Lewis County Fire District #2 (Toledo) ISO volunteers. Check out the specs & download your app at this link. High School students age 16-17 may qualify as Junior Firefighters. Bonus: looks great on any resume.
Lewis County Tribune: County Needs Growth Help
CHEHALIS – Lewis County's largely rural and mountainous landscape poses unique challenges to urban growth planners.
County planners want to develop urban areas around Centralia, Chehalis and Napavine, preserve rural agricultural areas for farming and protect the county's abundant natural resources.
Rural land owners in Lewis County want to protect and profit from their property while having the freedom to develop it at the same time. Farmers who are looking for an additional income source ...
Continue reading the full story: http://www.lewiscountytribune.com/growth-management.html
Lewis County Commissioners:
The Ruckelshaus Center has created this online survey in order to understand how the framework of the state's growth management act aligns with, creates barriers to, and/or supports the desired future of the communities it is meant to serve. Please take a second to complete the survey. It will only be available until January 31,2019!
Gov’t Shutdown: WA DSHS - February Funds For EBT Cards Available January 20
Economic Services Administration
Partial Government Shutdown
Today (Wednesday, 1/16/2019) the Community Services Division will have limited services beginning at 1 pm. Due to the federal government shutdown, some of our computer systems will be down in order to issue February food benefits early. This impacts Community Services Offices and our call center.
Between 1-5 pm today, we are not able to process Applications, Eligibility Reviews, Change Reporting and Verification.
During this time, people can still submit information online, in-person or at the CSO drop box. WorkFirst and Aged/Blind/Disabled and Housing and Essential Needs case management services, as well as applications for Childcare programs are not impacted.
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 with the vendor to put February SNAP benefits on EBT cards by the 20th. You can learn more from the news release here: https://bit.ly/2Fvkjme
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 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.
If you have questions regarding child care payment, please contact the Department of Children, Youth, and Families at https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/contact-us - option 2 should get you in touch with someone within the child care team.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as we learn more.
Full Release Updates link here.
Washington State RCO: Supplemental Grant Proposals - Farmland, Forest Preservation
Share your input! Our Recreation and Conservation Funding Board is considering offering a supplemental grant cycle for two Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program categories: Farmland Preservation and Forestland Preservation.
Learn more about the proposal https://bit.ly/2SQ36H4. Submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 18 or in person at our Jan. 22 board meeting https://bit.ly/2NkFc30
Local Vocal Vet Turned Farmer Explains What “Politicize” Actually Means
Jake Dailey responded to BBC’s article:
How one heatwave killed 'a third' of a bat species in Australia
Wrote Jake: 1/3 of the this bat population died in just 2 days. Bats are pollinators! Humans depend on bats and most don't even realize it. Someone recently told me that even though they believe in Climate Change, that we don't need to politicize it. Politicizing something just means to make someone politically aware, especially by persuading them of the truth. Why shouldn't we politicize Climate Change and Mass Extinction? If we don't, we're all going to die.
Excerpt: The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in temperatures which exceeded 42C.* Flying foxes are no more sensitive to extreme heat than some other species, experts say.
"It raises concerns as to the fate of other creatures who have more secretive, secluded lifestyles," Dr Welbergen says. He sees the bats as the "the canary in the coal mine for climate change".
Full Article link here.
*42 degree Centigrade = 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit
Not Strictly Toledo: WA State DNR: Wildland Fire Protection 10-Year Strategic Plan
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz:
We need urgent, transformative change in how Washington manages wildfire. That’s why I am unveiling a Wildland Fire Protection 10-Year Strategic Plan, so we can more effectively fight fires and better protect our communities. Join me for the announcement this Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m.
Not Strictly Toledo2: Clark County Confirms 14 Cases Of Measles
OPB: Clark County, Washington health officials confirmed Wednesday that they have diagnosed 14 cases of measles, and three suspected cases, so far this year.
All of the measles outbreaks have been among children.
Full article link here.
Today: Buckleberry Farm
Are your hens taking a much-needed rest? We have lots of fresh eggs as well as carrots and greens! Pick up in Chehalis or Toledo every week. Prices in comments.
This week’s list:
Mizspoona $3.50/4oz bag
Red deer tongue Lettuce $2/small head
Deborah Collins delivers fresh local produce to Toledo Thursdays at Toledo Thursday Market location. PM her to place your order.
Tonight: Toledo School District
BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING
7 PM Thursday, January 17, 2019
Toledo Middle School library
Agenda & documents online here.
Plus: Toledo Planning Commission
Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m third Thursdays monthly at City Council Chambers. Open to the public. Contact City of Toledo for more information.
*Toledo Park Board ISO Advisory Board member. Must live within city limits. Contact email@example.com for further details. Park Board meets 3 PM on second Wednesday monthly.
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
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 31st vs. Napavine 5:45/7:00
January 17th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 22nd @ MWP 5:45/7:00
January 24th vs. Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
January 28th @ Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
January 30th vs. Napavine 5:45/7:00
January 19th @ Kalama 7:00 am
January 24th @ Wahkiakum 4:00
January 26th @ Ilwaco 8:00 am
January 18th @ RA Long 3:00
January 24th @ Wahkiakum 4:00
January 26 @ Fort Vancouver HS 8:00 am
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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 @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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