- High Temps & Poor Air Quality Likely Through Tuesday
- Lewis County Issues Total Outdoor Burn Ban
- Toledo School News: Projects, Bond Measure, More
- Hiring In Toledo: Public & Private
- City Council Meets Today
Despite Saturday morning’s lovely blue skies & fluffy white clouds, continued hot weather & smoky haze are likely to remain through Tuesday, as noted by NOAA and Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency.
Thanks to Vision:Toledo & Toledo Lions Club for this link to The Chronicle’s notice, Brandie Devine for linking this Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:
Total Burn Ban in effect for Lewis County to include recreational fires. See attached press release from Lewis County Community Development.
Note: liquid gas or propane camp stoves excepted.
Current status available by calling (360)740-1133 (automated info line).
Common Ground Toledo reports: The Honor Garden survived the heat!
I spent about 3 plus hours deep watering, weeding and pruning and noticed the new plantings came through this hot weather with minimal damage. Toledo is blooming! Thank you Ronda Sandoval and Linda Bird-Sonne for keeping the gardens and planters around Toledo looking great.
Under the radar: My neighbor linked this letter to the editor from The News Tribune, bound to generate heated debate in education circles. What’s your take on the State’s new health standards regarding gender expression & identity, and sexual orientation being imposed on children as young as 5 years old, without review or discussion?
Toledo School Board of Directors is working with the District to balance new standards with family rights. Board meets 7 p.m. August 24; Special Training 6 p.m. at Toledo Middle School Library. Public invited to attend.
Toledo School District update: At the end of 3 weeks, the THS Water Project is ahead of schedule with domestic water service restored to the building - and the gym floor is ready for traffic again - in time for (The Annual Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival*).
*Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival August 11-13, 2017 - A weekend of bluegrass music at Toledo High School, sponsored by the Washington Bluegrass Association; visit http://washingtonbluegrassassociation.org for a flyer and schedule.
Toledo’s School Bond issue is heating up at the 90 day mark. Citizens For Great Toledo Schools links a letter in The Chronicle refuting one reader’s earlier detraction. Just to be clear, you DO know the difference between a levy & a bond, yes?
Congrats to Toledo Firefighter Chris Rust, featured in this article in Saturday’s Chronicle. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Discover some new tricks yourself. Toledo Fire Department volunteer application link here.
Andrea Jones posts this update: Music camp is now full! I'm really excited for this camp and also sad it is the last camp of this summer! We had a great time running preschool mini-camps for the first summer in Toledo and can't wait till next year! If you want to stay in the loop with MAP enrichment program offerings please "like" our Facebook page and click the "email" button to sign up for newsletters.
Cyndi Philbrook writes: FYI no Toledo teachers have signed up. Teachers go to Donorschoose.org sign up for things you need. Maybe a donor will help you.
School Supply Drive through August 31. Drop off donations at office during business hours. 208 Cowlitz Street, Toledo
Steamboat Plaza returns to regular hours today, open 8 a.m. til 3 p.m. Monday - Friday, til 2 p.m. Saturday. Daily specials on Facebook.
Skip the commute - Toledo has work in public & private sectors:
- Paws & Stay Bark & Breakfast - PT Dog Services Coordinator. Link.
- TSD School Bus Driver - Relief drivers. Training available. Link.*
- Elementary School - Media Specialist/LAP Para Educator. Link.
- MAP Educator Andrea Jones - after-school club facilitator. Link.
And from Sweet Spot Bakery: Accepting special orders pending new location opening. $25 gift certificate to the person who helps me secure my new store location. Contact email@example.com
*Link: Toledo School District > Toledo School District tab > Employment Opportunities
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 p.m. first & third Mondays. Held Tuesday immediately following Federal or State Monday holiday closures at Town Hall. Public invited. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or call (360)864-4564.
Tuesday: Toledo Cheesecake Club is holding a Savory Cheesecake Potluck 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Camp Singing Wind.
Wednesday: Toledo Park Board meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at City Hall Council Chambers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564 for special accommodations.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday features stuffed green peppers with garlic cheese bread, green salad, watermelon slice, & tapioca pudding, Friday cheeseburger & fries, fruit chunks & brownie ala mode.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Update - Angela Hill Grove posted: Four months ago, Logan went into the ICU at Mary Bridge Hospital. It was an emotional and crazy time. We were told he would be there for a couple of days and then a couple more and then we were told to prepare for a heart transplant. We were devastated.
Massive amounts of prayers and love surrounded Logan and our family. He left the hospital after 11 days. It was amazing!!
Today, Logan is with his uncle in Arizona, fishing!!! He is doing better than we could have expected!! His vitals are good and he is happy!! We never thought we would be here only four months later.
Don't believe in miracles?? Take a look at Logan! He is proof that God answers prayers.
We don't know what tomorrow brings but today is a good day and we are blessed!
We are forever grateful for all of you and your support!!
Support the modest Lola Lucille Ross GoFundMe account - in memory of grandmothers everywhere, gone all too soon. Donations may also be made at Catermole Funeral Home in Winlock.
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