- Monday Forecast: Sunny & 80+ Degrees
- Lewis County Tribune: Bus Transportation Meeting Wednesday
- Results: 2018 Battle of the CowlArtz
- Kids Fishing Derby First Photos
- Toledo FFA Places Third In Dairy Foods
- Toledo Elementary School Jog-A-Thon Returns
- Visiting Hooves Project Seeking Funds
- Guest Post: In Honor Of Extraordinary Mothers
- Today: Girl Scout Troop Formation
- Tuesday: Community Forum, Medic One
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Joe Notch said: Toledo Pride - happy to see the Superintendent supporting the use of lifejackets at the fishing derby!
National Weather Service forecasts a hot & sunny Monday, temps North of 80 degrees, and you know what that means: my annual tirade on Pets In Hot Cars (not at all like Cool Pets In Cool Cars). For those who haven’t enjoyed my past warnings, suffice to say you’ll be better off hearing about your pet in distress over the store loudspeaker (including license plate) than answering to the officer called to the scene. You have 5 minutes...GO!
For updated conditions, visit: weather.gov/pqr
Also: Lewis County Watch warns: The annual Washington Traffic Safety Commission “Click it or Ticket” campaign is scheduled to start statewide on Monday and will run until June 3.
Lewis County Tribune reported: Bus Transportation Meeting May 23 at Centralia College
The public is invited to attend a presentation on transportation and Lewis County's future on May 23, hosted by Transportation for America chairman John Robert Smith. The presentation will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 in the Washington Hall Room 212 in Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre building.
Smith will discuss how a countywide transit system could affect Lewis County. Twin Transit, which serves...See More
Results: 2018 Battle of the CowlArtz
May 12 - 13 at the Morgan Arts Centre
10 categories 136 pieces
Judges Awards for First Place in the following categories:
Best Pencil Drawing: Gustavo Barragon - Winlock High School
Best Color Drawing: Genevieve Kalista - Toledo High School
Best Non-Pencil Drawing: Kallie Schaplow - Toledo High School
Best Acrylic Painting: Kallie Schaplow - Toledo High School
Best Watercolor Painting: Payton Mare - Toledo High School
Best Digital: Sable Pirtle - Winlock High School
Best Ceramics: McKain Murphy - Winlock High School
Best Metal Jewelry: Michael Wilson - Winlock High School
Best Wood: Kacy Howkins - Toledo High School
Best Mixed 3-D: Krista Tanniner - Toledo High School
*Special thanks to ARTrails judges Jeanne Hamilton, Thelma Hauge, and Eileen Eddleman.
The Peoples' Choice Awards:
Best Drawing: "American Pie" by Kallie Schaplow - THS
Best Painting: "Morning Waterfowl" by Kallie Schaplow - THS
Best 3-D Piece: "Purple Porcelain Pot" by Jessica Murphy - WHS
*Special thanks to high school art teachers Ron Gaul and Ed Montgomery.
*And many thanks to all who attended the 12th Annual Battle of the CowlArtz
Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington reports:
Great day 300 fishers!
Lots more pictures in a few days! Thank you everyone!
Toledo Washington FFA Chapter shared: Congratulations Toledo FFA- for placing 3rd in the overall state Dairy Foods evaluation competition in Pullman, WA. Jessica Randall, Lexi Ball, Walker Sorensen, Caleb Pyles and Kacy Hawkins made up the team.
Also a big congratulations to Jessica Randall for placing as the 9th overall individual and Lexi Ball for placing as the 10th overall individual. Way to go team!!!
TES PTO posts: Our annual Jog-A-Thon is coming up, May 22nd!! You're pledge sheets should have come home last week. If you didn't receive one please have your child request one from their teacher. Come cheer your kiddos on and if you're up for it sign up to volunteer! Your kids will love having you there and we always appreciate the help! Thank you and feel free to message me with any questions.
Renaissance man Brian Dennis wrote: You guys are gonna hear me talking a lot about these folks in the coming weeks.
The amount of good that this non-profit is up to, and the wholesome quirkiness that their therapy provides to those who need it, is a blessing.
Check them out and donate.
In Honor Of Extraordinary Mothers: Writer and grower Ben Maestas granted permission to share this tribute to the remarkable women who influenced his life.
Most all of my mentors are women and mothers. The strictest was dad's girlfriend when I was a young, autistic, wild child, she was out of my life before I was 7 but her strong guidance carried on through my life and my youngest was named after her. She was what I always pictured a good mom to be. I caught up with her years later and was able to thank her. She told me a lot about my childhood that helped too.
Women who fed me books, and encouraged my learning, talked me in to college and pushed me all the way... It was a woman that saved me when I needed it the most, and I have held her close every day since; that's my wife.
It was two women in Amarillo that mentored me, pushed me, involved me and opened the doors to Permaculture, Democratic governance and community involvement on so many levels... They taught me the value of fighting for local community resilience, building bridges amongst neighbours and the value of planning for success. Both so seemingly opposite from each other - one seemed quite calculated and involved politically, in her community, in bringing life changing programs to the city and even in education at a college level but pushed for programs in k12 with passion; the other a dreamer of immensity with the power to meet the logistics and bring her dream into standing and she built the foundation well and many projects still stand strong even after she, sadly, passed on.
I will always cherish these women more than I could ever share with them directly. These women taught me true paths to success, made me see my potential and dare I say gave me renewed confidence in myself. They involved me in projects and in ways that always left me feeling honored to have been a part of and, wow, what I learned just being quiet and shadowing them through projects would take a book to sum up... Their success is evident and not small by any measurements. They changed Amarillo for the better, they changed communities, they inspired thousands and I was lucky enough to be in their lives. I still get to watch two of those women changing the world to this day and sadly many have passed on. These women were friends, they were motherly, and they did something few people ever did - they believed in me. This Mothers Day I took some time to remember them and be thankful for their greatness and their natural motherly spirits. No spirited warrior has changed the world as greatly as the love of a motherly spirit. I love you with all my heart and will forever be grateful.
Today: Toledo Girl Scout Troop Formation Night
Tuesday: Community Forum 7 - 9 PM at Toledo High School to discuss $7 million bond + $18 million grant= $25 million new Toledo High School. The board wants to hear from the community whether it should pass a resolution placing such a bond on the ballot for a community vote. This is an opportunity for you to be heard on this issue.
Plus: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Meeting held third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department. Open to the Public.
More info at: http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Morgan Arts Centre opened for registration April 7: It is time to sign your children up for the summer camps at the Morgan Arts Centre. Picasso week #1 & #2, & the Children's Theater Workshop.
These happen in July, they get full well before June.
If you want more information: www.morganartscentre.com
MAP Summer Camp Clubs announces: Summer day-camp registration is open!
Message me for a copy of the flyer and registration.
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
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.
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5. Phone 360-864-4247.
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
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.
Foundations: Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
Farmer’s Market: Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
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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