- Lewis County Tribune: BIG Toledo Community Meeting, Clinic Closure, Police Contract
- Local & State Agency Updates: High Pollen Forecast, Studded Tires, Chinook Harvest
- School District Reports: Toledo Pride & Sparkle Awards, Track Results, Book Fair
- Today: Toledo Historical Society Meeting
- Tuesday: vision:Toledo A.R.E. Meeting
- Wednesday: Library Page Turners Club
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Lewis County Tribune reported on last Thursday’s BIG Toledo Community Meeting:
Volunteers Share a Love for Toledo
By Jake Morgan, staff writer
TOLEDO – Volunteers shared new ideas, gave updates on ongoing projects and offered each other encouragement and support at Vision:Toledo’s eighth-annual big community meeting March 22 at the Toledo Middle School.
Projects completed since last year include a popular new mural on the city water tower featuring founder Simon Pla... See More
Other news: Temporary Staffing Shortage Closes Public Immunization Clinic
Plus: Toledo Rejects End to Police Contract
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Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo Fire Dept) links an allergy tracker; grass & ragweed numbers were low, tree pollen high Sunday, explaining the increase in symptoms locally. 7-day outlook forecasts more high counts Thursday - Saturday, heading into the holiday weekend.
WSDOT Update: Due to the potential for some late-season snow, we are extending the deadline to remove studded tires by two weeks.
The deadline for removal is now Sunday, April 15.
Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife sharply curtailed 2018 Chinook harvesting on the Cowlitz as of March 17: Approximately 5,000 spring chinook salmon are expected to return to the Cowlitz River in 2018, about 70 percent below the five-year average.
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.)
Angela Hill Grove of I(Heart)Logan asked Saturday: Today, I'm asking for prayers for a couple of people! One is getting a transplant and the other is a tiny little guy who also has heart issues and needs a heart. I've seen what your prayers can do!!!
The Toledo School District extends: Congratulations to the Toledo High School Track Team.
Other news: This (story) was the beginning of the conversation that led to the $10 million Distressed Schools Grant. Legislators saw the state of the high School and offered to help. http://tdn.com/…/article_488fb863-7b9b-57d3-ab0b-e46ed84a31…
And: Thank you for recognizing and supporting the sparkle in our schools.
Toledo Middle School shared: Mrs. Marick and Mr. Johnson handed out Toledo Pride shirts Friday!
From Toledo High School:
- March 27th Baseball/Fastpitch @ MWP
- March 29th Track @ Wahkiakum
Soccer vs. King’s Way
- March 31st Baseball @ Kittitas
- March 30th Bingo(6:00) & Dinner(5:00) Band fundraiser
- April 2nd - 7th SPRING BREAK
Toledo (TES) PTO’s Michelle Olson says: Thank you again for all who have signed up to help with the bookfair.
Still looking for a few more volunteers. Can you help Monday 5-7pm, Wednesday 3-5pm or 5-7pm, or Thursday 11:30-1230pm?
Message me if you are interested or with any questions.
Monday: Toledo Historical Society meets 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Community Library, where the History Room displays early pictures, papers and artifacts generously donated by area families. The Society also participates in numerous projects in the community, and funds scholarships.
New members welcomed.
Also Monday: March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! It’s also Falafel Appreciation Day, Umbrella Month, and more.
Celebrate everyday and learn a little history at https://www.daysoftheyear.com/
Tuesday: vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events meets 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday monthly at Morgan Arts Centre to report on All Things Toledo. Get on board with the movers & shakers in the community, catch up on the latest news and get involved.
Wednesday: Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners hold their book discussion 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, then selects next month’s read. Meets last Wednesday monthly.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday & Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Call (360)864-2112 or click on link above for details.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
NEW! Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
NEW! Second Time Around Thrift Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony noon March 29
NEW! Toledo Youth Cheerleading Sign Ups 6-7 PM May 3, or 10-11 AM May 5 @ THS
NEW! Kid’s Fishing Derby 8 AM-1:30 PM May 12 @ South Lewis County Park (Wallace Pond)
STILL AVAILABLE! Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
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. Through March 30.
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/.
Feast & Fun: March 30th THS Band Fundraiser - Dinner 5 PM, Bingo 6 PM
Jim Fluckinger reminds readers: If anyone would like a brick for the the Veterans Wall of Honor in Toledo City Park, Toledo Lions Club has downloadable forms.
Forms need to be in by March 31. Cost: $100.
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.
For The Love Of Sports: Toledo School District ISO* an Event Manager for spring sports. Duties include setting up fields, scoreboards, public address systems and supporting visiting teams and officials. Hours are afternoons and some Saturdays. $14.19/hour. Contact Grady Fallon if interested.
Also: Have you ever wanted to be a sportscaster for ESPN? Well, we have the entry-level job that could start you on that path. TSD is looking for the Voice of Toledo Indian Fastpitch. If you have a love for this sport and Toledo Indians, this is your chance. Contact Grady Fallon for more information.
*ISO = In Search Of
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.
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 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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