- National Weather Service: Fire Weather Map *
- NPR: Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability *
- FDA: Teva Pharmaceuticals Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan *
- LCSO: Citizens Firearms Training Course Offered *
- Toledo Senior Center: Celebrating May Success *
- Toledo Community Library: Cheese Days Book & Bake & Yard Sale *
- Health Corner: On Supplements & Treatments *
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market, LC Fire District Board Meeting*
- Friday: Toledo Food Bank, Grange Music Night *
- Toledo High School Sports - May 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
National Weather Service Seattle: Temps Fall Off
Thursday - Sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday - Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
*Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
**Lewis County Burn Permits are currently limited to 48 hours. Check here for changes.
Toledo School District posted: Culture Faire today.
A THS tradition in the final week where students research and display the food, customs and dress of world cultures.
Toledo Middle School:
Mr. Strom, Mrs. Loya, and Mr. Davis handed out Toledo Pride shirts today.
TES PTO says: These kindergarten books are so adorable!
Ellie says the best part of kindergarten was garden science! Thank you to all the teachers that helped make these cute books! Thanks to all the PTO & volunteers for making Garden science possible!
TES TALENT SHOW is Thursday, June 13th!
Kindergarten-2nd Grade begins at 10:30am
3rd grade-5th grade begins at 1:00pm
Please come and cheer on our talented kids!
NPR: LIFE AND HEALTH IN RURAL AMERICA
Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability
June 12, 2019 - The things you need to live a healthy life - good food, a safe place to live, reliable transportation - all of those things cost money. For many people living on disability benefits, money is tight. And a recent NPR poll on Rural Health finds that a large majority of people with disabilities struggle with financial insecurity.
*Seen at Toledo Senior Center:
FDA: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium to 50 mg and 100 mg Tablets USP, Sold Exclusively to Golden State Medical Supply, Inc.
Golden State Medical Supply, a veteran-owned entity, provides generic pharmaceuticals to veterans, service members & DoD employees across the country.
Full company announcement here.
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office: Citizens Firearms Training Course Offered
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility suggests:
Toledo Senior Center hosted the June gathering of the Lewis County Seniors (the non-profit 501(c)3 organization encompassing all 5 County Senior Centers plus Pe Ell’s lunch program), and tallied up the numbers in a challenge to meet the goal of funding each center’s portion of a subsidized lunch program.
Toledo won root beer floats for their May 2019 contributions, served up on the hottest day of the year so far. Almost all the rest of the centers improved over April contributions, closing the gap between the actual reduced cost-per-meal and donations by diners. Currently the difference is covered by Lewis County Seniors’ fundraising projects including the A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers in Chehalis (shameless plug).
One Board member hinted that next month’s challenge might include banana splits to the winning Senior Center.
As for Toledo’s Senior Center, community support has been outstanding for 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfasts, community-wide themed dinners & entertainment, holiday bazaars and other events, and particularly for Silent Auctions, staged every two months. Both donors & bidders have joined to make sure Toledo Senior Center meets their independent obligations.
Due to the popularity and success of these Silent Auctions, and to the enormous volunteer hours and efforts invested into one annual tradition, Toledo Senior Center voted to suspend the 2019 Second Time Around Garage Sale held during Cheese Days weekend.
Because Toledo Senior Center operates on the Toledo-centric philosophy of Giving Back, it was suggested that folks wishing to donate new and nearly-new goods to a worthy cause look close to home.
Toledo Community Library, another local non-profit operation, likewise holds three fundraisers annually - Book & Bake sales - to “Keep The Lights On” and cover their bills, in addition to ever-present sales racks with DVD’s, box games and of course, books. Their single-brew hot drink station is entirely self-supporting by dropping your dollar (or more) in the canister.
Their Cheese Days Book & Bake Sale has conveniently been expanded this year to include - wait for it - a Yard Sale at the back of building on Saturday, July 13. So you can still donate or score a great new-to-you treasure while supporting another of Toledo’s terrific volunteer-fueled non-profit organization.
It’s a win-win!
Quiet please - a few housekeeping items:
- Items may be delivered day of sale, on Saturday morning July 13. No early drops.
- Price tags strongly encouraged - unmarked goods subject to “by donation.”
- Remaining items to be donated to A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers, so the Giving Back continues to help locally.
While understandably upset that THEY lost the Coolest Place in Town designation to Toledo Senior Center, Toledo Community Library is being good sports about it by being the Coolest Place in Town Open Beyond 3 PM AND filling the Cheese Days fundraising yard sale gap by stepping up to the plate.
Both Toledo Senior Center and Toledo Community Library sincerely appreciate all your support of their events and fundraisers. And we appreciate that air-conditioned comfort!
Toledo Senior Center open weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM. Available for special events. Contact Diana, (360)864-2112. Also on Facebook.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 6 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM.
Also on Facebook.
Timberland Regional Library kiosk in lobby. Order books online, pick up in Toledo.
*Check out TRL’s Summer Reading Program - There are prizes to be won!
Health Corner: On Supplements & Treatments
Reprinted from 09.14.2017
MindBodyGreen.com writes on several studies arguing against the pronouncement “Supplements just make expensive urine” commonly quoted by Western medicine. Folate* (Vitamin B9) is commonly recommended for pregnant women, recognized as reducing certain birth defects. Asthma sufferers commonly have low levels of magnesium and Vitamin D.**
Functional Medicine Practitioner Chris Kresser, who overcame chronic illness after spending a fortune worldwide, looks outside the box when tests fail to identify the cause. By addressing emotional causes, he says one patient reported noticeable progress with somatic experiencing and neural plasticity work.
Bernie Siegel’s 1998 classic Love, Medicine & Miracles relates unorthodox methods of treatment such as visualization to help people heal against all odds.
Medicine gardens of South America provide herbal remedies for a host of common ailments, including a few species Western Medicine has yet to uncover. Medicine wheel gardens might be seen as the Native North American equivalent. It’s useful to remember that most of today’s patented remedies are derived from ingredients in nature...that worked. Think aloe for burns, ginger (ale) for upset stomach, willow bark (aspirin) for pain.
Eastern practices are gaining new appreciation globally; this article explains The Science Behind Acupuncture and Why It Really Works.
No one method works for everyone. If you are dealing with health issues that don’t respond to modern medicine, consider something new.
As always, YMMV***
*Folate is the naturally occurring form; folic acid, the synthetic form, is not well-absorbed as once believed.
**Vitamin D3 is widely considered the preferred form.
***YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary.
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.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
And: Lewis County Fire District Board Meeting
Held 7 PM second Thursdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department Main Station.
TES PTO posted: Lost & Found, Kids Closet End Of Year Clear Out
Pam Peak Meade says: ATTENTION all parents and guardians!
Monday and Tuesday are days for you to come into the school and look through the Lost and Found clothing racks.
Unclaimed items will be set out Thursday and Friday for anyone to take.
The remainder will either go to the Kids Closet or to a local charity.
There are some very nice items that we're sure you'd like to have back.
You can stop by the office during school hours to let us know that you'd like to go through the racks.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Jamie Cummings says: Make sure to include my upcoming events in your column.
I've talked about them a lot at meetings and whatnot. Thanks!
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
The Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind all boaters that we do free courtesy vessel exams, often called vessel safety checks.
You can request a vessel exam by going to the CG Auxiliary website, the Coast Guard App or by calling our local vessel examiner, Bob Mccready at (360) 425-2468.
More information at this Link: https://cgaux.org/vsc/
AG Ferguson: Deadline extended to claim share of nearly $40 million CRT recovery
The deadline to file a claim is extended to June 17, 2019.
Click here to read the full news release...
!!NEW!! June 26: Cheesecakes Around the World @ Morgan Arts Centre
Hosted by Toledo Cheesecake Club
June 21: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation
June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo HIgh School
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
*ISO a part-time manager and someone who will help us with social media visibility.
We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
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