In our small town of Toledo, Washington, many people live well into their 90’s. We were proud to have as a resident Cecile Barnes, who lived to be 104. She passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Cecile was a member of the Toledo Historical Society and other groups over the years. She will be missed by her many friends and neighbors as well as her own relatives. RIP.
This photo of Cecile, pictured with Don Brenner who is currently President of Toledo's Historical Society, was taken during special party at the Toledo Senior Center to commemorate her 100th Birthday.
*Originally reported by The Other Toledo erroneously as taken at the Toledo Senior Center's monthly Birthday Lunch Celebration to mark 100 years.
Photo courtesy of Don and Elise Brenner.
*Love that hat, Dr Trikosko!
Review: Toledo High School Basketball Annual Blueberry Plant Sale runs three more weekends, opening last Saturday at Riverview Hardware and Feed. Entering their fourth year, Morgan and Judy Tjemsland of Whipple Creek Berry Farm began donating mature plants 4 years ago when their daughter was in high school, the team obliged to cover the cost of uniforms by fundraising. Although plants are available for purchase directly, all monies raised these four weekends go to the High School Basketball program. Along with several varieties of blueberries, they offer lingonberries, huckleberries, and strawberry plants.
Also today: April 25 Public Notice - Toledo City Council AWC* Training and Dinner 5-8 p.m. at Toledo High School Commons. AWC Small City Connector provides opportunities to gather and meet CEO Peter King, hear about this year's legislative issues, and learn about GIS (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Consortium and other AWC programs. Registered Attendees earn 2 credits toward their Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) and meet the effective local leadership requirement.
*From AWC website: Founded in 1933, the Association of Washington Cities is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies.
April 26 Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events meets fourth Tuesdays at the MAC. Visit www.morganartscentre.com or call (360)864-4ART.
April 26-27 NewLife Community Food Bank open 10a.m. - noon last Tuesday and Wednesday monthly. Serving our Toledo area community by sharing the love of Christ through the essential needs we all have. Website here.
April 27 Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch menu features ham and scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, fruit chunks and pecan pie, April 29 beef stew, green salad, apple crisp and honey wheat biscuit. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Cost is $3 for those 60+ years of age. Reservations required. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112.
April 27 Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays, potluck second Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 52nd Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 26-28. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
April 29 Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Fridays. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact email@example.com or (360)262-3696.