- FCCLA Places HIgh At State Meet
- Dr. Doc Wesselius Brings Lewis & Clark HIstory To 7th Grade
- Jake Dailey Returns From First-Time Rethinking Rural Symposium
- WDFW Confirms Razor Clam Harvest Friday & Saturday
- Today: Wohbot Wohundup, Planning Commission
- Friday: Neumann Family Fundraiser Dinner
- Health Corner: On Mold & Illness - Part 1
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Permaculturist Ben Maestas invites: Building a greenhouse with a northern Earthbag wall. We've laid the foundation for it and the small southern wall. Next will be a fill and stacking of bags. Today (Wednesday) is looking rainy, so plan is to start filling bags tomorrow. We should be filling bags thru Saturday if your interested in checking it out and or helping.
From the energetic Rene’ Ketchum, Toledo High School FCCLA Advisor:
Congratulations to Toledo High School FCCLA
and their competition at State Leadership Meeting.
- 1st Place Life Event Planning Sr: Sky Nyberg & Sydnie McClure
- 1st Place Chapter in Review Jr: Emma Cline
- 2nd Place Chapter Service Sr: Cassandra Bartley
- 3rd Place Life Event Planning Jr: Corianne King
Sky Nyberg is WA State Secretary for 2018-2019 school year.
Toledo School District shared:
Thanks to Dr. Doc Wesselius, an expert in the history of the the Lewis and Clark Expedition and member of the Corps of Discovery Trail Association, for sharing his time, knowledge, and storytelling with our TMS seventh graders in Don Schaplow's Pacific Northwest history class.
Ecological & Social Activist Jake Dailey shared Wednesday: I just got done with the first ever Rethinking Rural Symposium in Port Townsend. It was a 3 day meeting of the minds of young rural leaders from across the country. We discussed rural community resilience and the issues we experience in rural America. We brainstormed and shared solutions. It’s extremely inspiring to hear the success stories of so many of my millennial peers! The last three days have given me an even bigger passion for building community resilience. Toledo is already on the right track because of some badass young people who care and are shaking stuff up. I’m excited for the great things to come!
Hope to hear from you at next Thursday’s BIG Community Meeting, Jake.
Today: THS Robotics is competing against Wahkiakum HS in a new event for SWIRL: 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. The robots are built by students from elementary, middle and high school. There will also be some adult-built robots trying to keep up with the kids'. Come early if you want to tour the "pits" to get up close and personal with the robots and their builders. Doors open at 12:15. Awards are scheduled to be completed by 4:30pm.
There will be a robot-human play, sumo bots, line racing bots, drag racing bots, and more. There will be robot demonstrations and displays including a ferocious fenced dinosaur trying to "bite" fingers of the unwary, a commercial robot avatar like you see in the movies, and quad drones. The finale will be the brand new event called "WalkUpAndKickEm" ... wherein teams of robots attempt to score points by avoiding getting crushed long enough to cross the other's goal line. There will be turtles and hares, and pixies and behemoths, all teaming up to score points.
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.
For more details, please see website at: https://wahkiakumwohbotwounhdup.wordpress.com/
Jennifer A. Berry
Toledo High School
Also Today: Deadline for applications - 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.
- Who: Neumann Family
- What: Spaghetti Dinner
- When: 5 PM Friday March 16, 2018
- Where: Toledo Elementary School
- Why: Fundraiser
Please join your neighbors for dinner! Spaghetti dinner and bake sale will start at 5pm to benefit the Neumann family that have just lost their home in a fire. Cost is $5 per plate. If you would like to donate items for the bake sale, please drop them off Friday at the grade school before end of day. If you have more questions please contact Tina Murphy
Can’t make it? To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry
Updated: 2-Day Razor Clam Dig OK’d for Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16.
From Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife - Clam digging this Friday and Saturday! Check out the details at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fis.../shellfish/razorclams/current.html.
Health Corner: On Mold & Illness - Part 1
The fallout from last year’s hurricanes in the US includes mold. But black mold is increasingly prevalent and pernicious, responsible for far more chronic illness than realized even 10 years ago.
My wise friend Ms Brown speculated years back that indoor mold might be a factor in my poor health. At the time, I regained a good deal of lung function following a different treatment plan. Now, however, that regimen has ceased working, and a chance encounter with a woman Tuesday evening who also had late-onset symptoms suggested mold exposure could explain my symptoms.
It’s an overwhelming topic, so I started with Brown’s recommended Dr Mercola, specifically an article from 2011 on recovering from toxic mold exposure, one in a series on mold in the home, beginning with Why Almost All Sinus Infections Are Misdiagnosed and Mistreated.
A few key points:
- Mold is particularly dangerous for infants and children. There is evidence that some cases of SIDS may be related to toxic mold exposure.
- Mycotoxins, or the toxins some molds produce, can cross into your brain from your nose and eyes.
- Many mistakenly believe that simply moving out of a contaminated building will solve the problem, but the toxins adhere to your belongings. If you move with everything you have, you can take the problem with you.
- Bleach does not destroy all mold, and dead mold spores can cause serious symptoms.
- Mold in your home, school, or workplace is a serious concern for your health, since up to 40 percent of American schools and 25 percent of homes have mold infestations.
Next: Part 2 -
*Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived. And miracles take place against all odds.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Fundraiser: To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry
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: Updated - Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife confirmed:
- 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
Tentative razor clam digs in April:
- 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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