- #ryleestrong #jessiestrong: Benefit Concert - Music In The Park *
- National Weather Service: Cloudy Thursday *
- AG Ferguson: Lawsuit Filed Against US Admin Over Chlorpyrifos Use *
- WDFW: Accepting Applications For Game Management Advisory Council
- Thursday Health Corner: Guest Post - 25 Uses For Peppermint Oil *
- Not Strictly Toledo: 77th Morton Loggers Jubilee Kicks Off *
- Today: Gallery 505 Opening Night, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MAP enrichment programs posted: Bubble magic
#ryleestrong #jessiestrong: Music in the Park - A Benefit Concert for Rylee and Jessie
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Kemp Olson Memorial Park
Toledo, Washington 98591
National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Cloudy Thursday
Washington State Attorney General: AG Ferguson Files Lawsuit Over The Trump Administration's Continued Efforts To Allow Use Of Dangerous Pesticide
Washington State Attorney General: AG Ferguson’s statement on ruling Tuesday in Washington’s case against GEO Group
Washington Invasive Species Council: August Is Tree Check Month
WDFW: Accepting Applications For Game Management Advisory Council
WDFW needs dedicated citizens to serve as representatives for Washington’s diverse outdoor culture and communities on our Game Management Advisory Council. The council provides feedback to the agency on issues ranging from sustainable management of game species to hunter-access opportunities, funding options, wildlife research, and implementation of game management plans. WDFW values diverse opinions, and applicants do not have to be hunters or affiliated with an organized group to apply.
The Game Management Advisory Council was created to provide a broad range of perspectives to help inform and discuss the many different aspects of the Game Management Plan. The council recommends strategies for addressing current game management issues. Specific issues include:
Predator / prey management
Recruitment and retention of hunters
Wildlife / human conflict
Council members advise WDFW staff on issues including hunter-access opportunities, funding options, and research projects. Members serve one- to three-year-terms, with three one-day meetings per year. Fill out the application to apply by 5 p.m., Aug. 15.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: SMITHSONIAN SCIENTISTS ARE USING GINKGO LEAVES TO STUDY CLIMATE CHANGE—THEY NEED YOUR HELP
Citizen scientists can submit leaf samples from their hometowns through the end of August.
Ginkgo has survived three mass extinctions, including the one that killed the dinosaurs. (Rich Barclay)
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared: August Garden Checklist
Health Corner: Guest Post - 25 Uses For Peppermint Oil
Like many essential oils, Peppermint Oil has many uses for your health and around your home. Today we will talk about a few ways to try it and make sure to share your tips on the best uses for Peppermint Oil in the comments!
Peppermint Oil is the oil harvested from the peppermint plant. You can buy it already made up (Buy It Here or Here at Mountain Rose Herbs). I personally prefer to buy my oils from Mountain Rose Herbs and have for many years, they are a great price for a quality product (often organic).
**Note: Like with all essential oils, test first to make sure you are not allergic, do not use on young children, do not use if pregnant, do not use around pets, and do not use if you have certain medical conditions. Nothing here is meant to diagnose, treat, or prevent diseases, please ask your doctor for that kind of advice. These are simply tips to give ideas. Do not ingest oils and do not use them on skin without diluting.
Want to get more uses from your essential oils or other basic items around your home? My book Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, Self Sufficient Life has a HUGE section in the back devoted to that exact topic!
Uses for Peppermint Oil Around the Home
- Keep ants and spiders out of your home by making a barrier of peppermint oil. Put some oil on a cotton ball and wipe around the areas they are entering your home such as doorways or windows. They won’t cross the barrier.
- Place peppermint oil on cotton balls and leave in strategic areas around your home to deter mice.
- Peppermint oil mixed with tea tree oil and water can make a great disinfectant for things around your home.
- Add some peppermint oil to your Homemade Cleaners to give them a fresh scent and to give them antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- In a spray bottle, mix epsom salts and a few drops of peppermint oil with warm water. Swish around until salts are dissolved. Spray on dogs to help with fleas.
- A few drops of peppermint oil mixed with water in a spray bottle will help kill aphids on plants.
- Place peppermint oil on the tip of a cotton swap and put around the head of a tick to remove it from skin.
- Help bring down nausea or indigestion. Inhale the scent to help stop nausea instantly. For indigestion, rub peppermint oil mixed with a carrier oil on your abdomen in a circular pattern.
- Add a few drops to a humidifier to help with colds and congestion.
- Create a natural chest rub by melting shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil in equal amounts with a few drops of peppermint oil to help with congestion.
- Relieve a headache by mixing peppermint oil with a carrier oil and rubbing on your sinus’ or temples. Help relieve a tension headache by also rubbing on the neck.
- Add a few drops of peppermint oil into an Olive Oil Candle to help improve alertness and to help relieve stress.
- Add a few drops of peppermint oil and lavender oil to a carrier oil to relieve itchy bug bites.
- Add a few drops of peppermint oil into a foot bath with epsom salts to help relax tired, worn feet.
- To help motion sickness, rub a small amount that has been diluted with a carrier oil onto the insides of your wrists.
- Create an invigorating bath by adding a few drops of peppermint oil to warm bath water.
- Mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil and place on bumps and bruises to help with pain and bring down the bump.
- Add a few drops of peppermint oil to Homemade Shampoo to help with dandruff.
- Mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil to help relieve cramps.
- Inhale the scent of peppermint oil while studying and then before a test to help with brain function and to increase alertness.
- To help relieve a rash, mix a few drops of peppermint oil with some coconut oil and rub into the affected area.
- Peppermint oil can help with hot flashes. Just add a few drops to a spray bottle of cold water and spritz on your body as needed.
- Add a few drops of peppermint oil to homemade potpourri to make an invigorating atmosphere in your home.
- Add a few drops of oil to the bottom of your trash can or on a cotton ball placed in the bottom of your trash can to keep it smelling fresh.
As you can see, there are more uses for Peppermint Oil than we can possibly list here! My personal favorite use for Peppermint Oil is to keep away the spiders. These South Dakota Wolf Spiders are enough to give you nightmares!
Buy Peppermint Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Are you started to get into using essential oils? Here are some Uses for Eucalyptus Oil, and Uses for Grapefruit Oil that you should try, plus make sure to check out my post on Organizing Essential Oils!
What are your favorite uses for peppermint oil? Have you tried any of these?
Merissa Alink believes in making the most with what you have and writes about frugal tips, from-scratch recipes, simple living, and much more at Little House Living. You can learn more at www.littlehouseliving.com.
*Special thanks to Merissa Alink of www.littlehouseliving.com for permission to share this article here.
*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.
Not Strictly Toledo: Morton Loggers Jubilee The Grand Daddy of Logging Shows
Kicks off with 64th Annual Queen Coronation 8 PM @ High School
Flea Market, lawnmower races, championship bed races, parade, street dance, more.
Full Schedule link here.
Runs through Sunday.
*LCWA posted: Morton Country Market
(This show of support for Randle, WA during Morton’s signature summer event!)
Today: Gallery 505 Opening Night - Exhibit: SPLASH
Meet local artisans and craftspeople, find unique gifts, enjoy conversation & light refreshments. These opening night events are one of Toledo’s best secrets. Best night out on the town!
Stop by: 205 Cowlitz Street, Toledo, Washington 98591
Call: (360) 864-2789
Also on Facebook
Also Today: Toledo Thursday Market
Friday: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM behind City Hall
And: 35th Annual Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: 2019/2020 School Supply Lists!!
!! NEW !! TES PTO posted: Box Tops App
Just scan your printed receipt when you get home from shopping and they do the rest!
My family has been doing Grocery Pickup from Wal-Mart and you receive a receipt via email with this option.
-Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plus One More: Backpacks
Walgreen's currently has backpacks for $3.00 with your Walgreen's card.
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
It is going to take some Big Change in order to keep Big Water corporations out of the Big Bottom and out of Washington State.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
You can request a free courtesy vessel exam by going to the Coast Guard 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/
*PS They’ll come right to you for that courtesy vessel inspection. Joe Notch said so!
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
!!!NEW!!! Red Cross Blood Drive 08/23/2019 | 12:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Toledo Presbyterian Church
312 Augustus St
Toledo, WA 98591
Sign up for a time slot here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
Note: Note: Amazon is thanking donors with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* July 29-August 29. *rcblood.org/together
Thru August: Farmers Insurance: School Supply Drive
Thru August: Cafe Aromaz: Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
Thru August: Taco Tuesdays Cowlitz River Float in Toledo
Go paddle down the Cowlitz River and after we exit the river in Toledo it’s Tacos and other great food at Chimi’s in Toledo, right at the boat ramp parking lot
More dates: August 13, August 20, August 27
Plus: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
August 31, 2019
Hosted by Mike Hedges
August 5-9: Toledo Lioness Scholarship Fundraiser
Monday, August 5th thru Friday, August 9th we will be at the south bound Toutle River Rest Area from 8am to 8pm offering treats, water and coffee for donations. All of our proceeds are used for our 2 scholarships. If you would like to help our club we are accepting cookies (without nuts/peanut butter), pretzels, popcorn and Graham crackers. All donations can be dropped off at Phillipps Insurance.
August 9: Free Youth Coaching Clinic @ Fort Borst Park, Centralia
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo High School
*Special pricing for Senior Citizens - contact General Cothren for details.
**Special kids offer: instruments available for loan & lessons - contact General Cothren.
August 10: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 22: Our Closet Is Your Closet - Back To School Extravaganza
August 22: Toledo Senior Center & Olequa-Winlock Senior Center Annual Senior Picnic
August 24: 4th Annual Sky And Star Party hosted by Mount St Helens Institute
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
August 31: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 31: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14, 2019: Fall Orchard & Nursery Tour @ Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
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.
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
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions in effect 06.17.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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