- Toledo House Fire Community Response Update
- TES PTO Box Top Drive On Track To Meet Goal
- WDFW Posts New Hiring Guidelines
- Today: Health & Hope Clinic, LCSW Advanced Composting
- Tech Report: Credit Apps & Remedies After Data Breaches
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Regarding the Neumann house fire community response, Andrea Jones posted - Update: clothing is no longer needed - thank you for all the generous donations!
Household items on hold, please, until new dwelling is located.
Thanks for all your Toledo-centric generosity and well-wishes.
To help with expenses not covered, visit GoFundMe page link: contact person Jadee Landry
TES PTO’s Tina Lyon posted: We will be collecting Box Tops this wednesday.
So far Mrs. Queeners' class is in the lead for collecting the most in the 2nd trimester with Mrs. Maiers' class only 4 behind.
YTD the girls are beating the boys...Girls 4398, Boys 3535
Our grand total for the year is 12,753! We are 7,247 away from out goal. That is 724 box tops or 724 dimes. We will accept both.
Thank you all for helping out our kids.
Billie Washington shared a link: Make The Sandy Hook Promise
Hard To Classify: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife updated their hiring requirements and invited those interested in a career with WDFW Police to check out the changes and start the application process online.
In the comments section of the Facebook post:
D***d S***n Too bad the jack***es don’t allow tattoos
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Actually you can apply with tattoos now:
FAQ’s - Can I apply if I have a tattoo(s)?
Yes, with some limitations. Candidates with any tattoos that are deemed offensive may be disqualified.
And we don’t regulate donkeys as they are classified as a domesticated animal.
Tonight: Lewis County Solid Waste hosts a presentation on Advanced Composting 6 - 8 PM. Details at link.
Also Tonight: Health & Hope Medical Outreach offers free & low cost medical services including mental health for the uninsured & underinsured 5:30 - 8:00 PM this evening. Click on link for more information.
You can help support their work with direct donations, or:
Use our Amazon Smile account as you shop for your spring landscaping tools, camping gear, or everyday items! Please share.
First-time users can triple the usual 0.5% donated by Amazon.
Tech Report: Credit Apps & Remedies After Data Breaches
Fraud protection: You DO know that there’s no vaccination against fraud, right? Protection is an enormous business, but mostly it’s damage control. In essence, such services alert you the livestock was rustled - last month. Much of it happens beyond our control - security breaches like last year’s (2015) Anthem and Premera medical records hack (over 100 million records), and the IRS’s security breach (100,000). Some things are within your control, however. Like credit cards. Check out trusted source Nerdwallet.
~Originally from 04.01.2016 Friday Column
From Gizmodo: In 2017, Equifax tops the list when data breaches are mentioned. Yahoo, RNC, Uber, SVR Tracking (vehicle recovery, VIN’s), Kaspersky, Whole Foods, & 560 million passwords from sources like Adobe, Tumblr & My Space… Well, it’s overwhelming.
First: head on over to Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? to determine if your passwords have been affected in this manner.
Follow up: get a password manager that encrypts. Last week’s Tech Report listed several.
Second: get your FTC-approved, truly free (1X/year), no-strings annualcreditreport.com.
MoneyTalksNews explains How to Get Your Free Credit Report in 6 Easy Steps, pointing to massive data breaches as reason to vet your credit report for ID theft.
Follow up: for free credit reports & scores, check out CreditKarma.com (Equifax) & CreditSesame.com (TransUnion)
Third: MoneyTalksNews has updated two popular articles:
- Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 Moves
- 6 Ways to Build Your Credit Score Without a Credit Card
Specifically, #7 and #2 are quick boosters.
More info: Washington State Attorney General’s Office page link on:
ID Theft http://www.atg.wa.gov/identity-theftprivacy
Credit & Debt http://www.atg.wa.gov/credit-debt
Summary: whether due to data breaches, ID theft, or simple lack of any credit history, you can improve and monitor your credit.
Thanks to readers who requested resources linked in this article
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your own trusted advisor before pursuing financial changes. Credit-focused articles are intended to update and inform rather than outline specific strategies or promote brands. YMMV.
Also: Opinions expressed are strictly mine, based on my own experiences as a two-time target of ID theft.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
For Technology: Southwest Washington Interdependent Robotics League.
On Thursday March 15th, starting at 1:00pm, Wahkiakum School District and Wahkiakum 4H will be hosting the first annual Wahkiakum Wohbot Wohundup. There will fun for all ages as robots run in a variety of events...
Toledo School District will be helping us kick off this inaugural event as the first in a series of robotic encounters being planned for next year in SWIRL, the Southwest Washington Interdependent Robotics League. Come on in and check out what students are learning in robotics.
Full Press Release in Thursday Column.
For more details, please see website at: https://wahkiakumwohbotwounhdup.wordpress.com/
Jennifer A. Berry
Toledo High School
For Farmers: vision:Toledo posted ATTN: TOLEDO FARMS! It is not too late to get your information in this year’s Lewis County Farm Guide. Last year through combined efforts we distributed over 9000 copies! That’s a lot of eyes seeing where you’re at and what you have to offer! If you or anyone you know would like to have your information in this year’s Farm Guide please visit us on our webpage: http://extension.wsu.edu/lewis// to apply online or download a hard copy form. Deadline for applications is March 15.
For Growers: Friends of the Toledo Library bring you the 2nd Annual Seed Exchange March 17. Click on link for details.
Fundraiser: Comedy Night Toledo Youth Baseball Fundraiser March 17 At Donna’s Place.
Click on link for details.
For The Arts: VEAF - Vernal Equinox Artist's Fair at Morgan Arts Centre March 24th & 25th.
Open 10 AM - 5 PM each day.
For The Love of Reading: TES PTO declares: It's that time of year again and the Toledo PTO is planning our annual Reading Night March 29. Click on link for details.
Flowers: Third in a series, Paint Night At Morgan Arts Centre - Tulips - 6:00 - 8:30 PM on March 29. Hosted by Joan and Sue's Art Classes.
Tulip Theme - Choose between two styles
Paint Nights are a great opportunity for artists from beginner to advanced to spend creative time together.
Bring friends and plan to make new ones.
Themes and planned designs will allow you either follow along or paint outside the lines resulting in each person taking home a personal masterpiece.
Add Di Morgan's incredible gift of hospitality and we are all sure to have a super experience.
Phor Phlebotomy: Toledo Presbyterian Church will host the next Red Cross Blood Drive 12:30 - 5:30 PM March 30, and every 2 months following as long as enough donors get on board. Did you know you can book in advance? Contact Kathy Hill, 360-219-7756 for more info.
For The Sockless: Toledo Middle School shared:
Our Toledo Pride class is sponsoring a sock drive! All socks will be donated to Lewis County United Way.
Application deadline March 30: vision:Toledo posted Scholarship Association in Toledo Receives Major Gift of $50,000. Details in The Chronicle article at link above.
For more information, visit https://toledocommunityscholarship.wordpress.com/.
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5
For Teens: Applications are now being accepted for summer Ecology Youth Corps work, and must be received by April 6. Earn $11.50/hour for a 4-week session during either early or late summer session. Details and application online at www.ecology.wa.gov/eyc. Deadline April 6.
Foraging: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife affirmed: Razor clam digging outlook for SW Washington in March & April 2018. Updated February 27, 2018.
Tentative razor clam digs in March and April:
- March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
- March 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
- April 19, Thursday, 9:46 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Mocrocks
- April 20, Friday, 10:37 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks
- April 21, Saturday, 11:34 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 1 p.m.)
- April 22, Sunday, 12:38 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 2 p.m.)
Fun: Toledo Senior Center hosts their Fifth Annual Ladies Tea April 8. Tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
For The Kids: Brooke Sellards Acosta asks “Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.”
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
For The Future: Toledo Middle School PTO's posted: If you would like to help support our efforts to bring more laptops to Toledo Middle School please read this and spread the word. You can donate here. Thank you for your support of our kids.
Full details posted in 02.23.2018 Friday Column.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here:
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