- National Weather Service: Thunderstorm Safety
- Summer Camp Openings: Camp Singing Wind, Camp Picasso
- CDC: Washington Excluded From Backyard Flock Salmonella Cases In 36 States
- Today: Page Turners Book Club, Grange Meeting
- Looking Ahead: Pets & Fireworks
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
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US National Weather Service Portland Oregon answers the question:
What should I do if I'm outside? If you hear thunder. If the skies look threatening. When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.
CDC reported Tuesday: Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks have sickened 124 people in 36 states. Children under age 5 and older adults should not handle live chickens and ducks. https://go.usa.gov/xQshX
Link to Case Count map, numbers as of June 1, 2018
Note: Washington State has no cases reported linked to backyard fowl.
Annie Jones reports: Do you know a kiddo or two who would like to go to afternoon day-camp (1:00-4:00) the week of July 16-19? - two spots just opened up due to a family’s change of plans. Message me
Morgan Arts Centre says: We still have room for 10 more children to enroll in Camp Picasso for July 23-26.
Today: Toledo Community Library Page Turners meets 1:30 PM to discuss their current read, then take the summer off until September. Meets last Wednesday monthly.
New additions regularly to the Sale Racks including DVD & BluRay, books for school-age folks, and your next favorite summer hardcover or paperback.
Open until 7 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
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 54th Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 24-26. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Looking Ahead: Pets & Fireworks
Only one week until 4th of July...
PetMD.com posts Top Ten Fourth Of July Pet Safety Tips article, slideshow version too.
Affixing ID to collars is paramount, should a frightened pet escape. Microchipping is gaining popularity.
Pethub.com writes: Do you know what day is historically the busiest day of the year in animal shelters all across the country? It’s the FIFTH of July. Do you know why? Yup, you guessed it… fireworks!
According to the ASPCA, the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy estimates that less than 2% of cats and only 15-20% of dogs entering shelters are ever reunited with their families!
Cesar Millan offers advice on Keeping your dog safe when the fireworks start. Desensitizing your dog is critical: The best way to prepare your dog for fireworks is to make sure he’s comfortable with the sound in advance. While this is a simple process, it can take time — possibly three or four months of playing the recorded sound of fireworks for your dog at an increasingly louder volume before he eats, before a walk, and before affection and play.
This will condition him by association to hear the sound and interpret it as something good. While you can try this method over only a week or two, in such a short time span it should only be used in conjunction with one or more of the other tips. In any case, play the firework sounds.
If your dog is anxious or frightened by fireworks, your veterinarian can prescribe a sedative; there are homeopathic remedies available as well, and the Merck Veterinary Manual lists Benadryl as an option: The standard dosage for oral Benadryl is 1 mg per pound of body weight, given 2-3 times a day. Most drug store diphenhydramine tablets are 25 mg, which is the size used for a 25 pound dog. Always double check the dosage before giving an over the counter medication.
Some recommend using a ThunderShirt along with Benadryl: these wraps are now available for felines as well as canines (though I admit most cats I’ve known barely tolerate “playing dress-up” for children under ideal circumstances).
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
For The Summer: Seasonal Maintenance Worker 25-30 HRS/WK.
For The Interim: Lewis Fire District 2 ISO* Letters of Interest - temporary Fire Commissioner. Requirements: Live within the jurisdiction of Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo).
Email email@example.com or phone (360)864-2366 #1 for more info.
NW Permaculture Convergence ISO* dedicated Publicity/Outreach team lead
June 29: WSU Ext. Cooking For Outdoor Activities @ Fort Borst Park
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
July 9 - 13: Toledo Seniors @ NB Toutle Rest Stop
July 12 - 15: Cheese Days Toledo
July 23 - 26: Camp Picasso @ Morgan Arts Centre
July 30 - Aug 3: Children's Theatre Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre; Friday Show 7 PM
August 10-12: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 34th Annual @ Toledo High School
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
http://www.lcysa.net for Toledo Youth Soccer online registration by July 7
One Last Visit to See My Brother GoFundMe page to reunite Leon Charger with 80yo brother
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays.
TES PTO Kids Garden ISO* garden sponsors.
Toledo Youth Baseball ISO* Signboard sponsors. Message Brooke Sellards Acosta.
Toledo Middle School PTO supports laptops for students. GoFundMe page.
Steamboat Alley Paver Forms available @ link or downtown businesses.
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Cheese Days Toledo 2018 parade & vendor sign up forms.
Plus: The Legend Of Bigfoot in 7 weekly episodes.
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