- National Weather Service: Wildfire Smoke Improves After Today
- PSA: Lewis County Health Department Closes Immunization Clinic
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Hazo Hut Open Today
- Back To School: ImPACT Sports Assessment, More
- Today: Chip Guy Open
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Meteorologist Dakota Smith’s August 20 time lapse video of British Columbia wildfire smoke plume blanketing Washington & Oregon ought to quell the debate about which US agency is responsible for 2018 wildfire proliferation. (Hint: most were lightning strikes.)
National Weather Service Seattle extends this warning:
AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNTIL 5 PM PDT TODAY...
Unhealthy air will continue today due to smoke from wildfires. Air
quality is expected to improve from the west tonight and Thursday as
onshore flow develops.
PSA: Lewis County Public Health & Social Services
For immediate release: August 20, 2018
Contact: Danette York, MPH, Director
Public Health Office Remains Open
Chehalis, WA – While the Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) Immunization Clinic closed permanently on August 16, 2018, all other services remain open to the public as normal. LCPHSS staff have been fielding phone calls from concerned residents who said they heard the Health Department itself was closing.
“The only thing we have closed is our immunization clinic,” LCPHSS Director Danette York said. “Everything else – water testing, birth and death certificates, social and community service programs, animal shelter, and our environmental health division – is business as usual,” she said.
Complete information on services available, locations, and hours is can be found at www.lewiscountywa.gov/publichealth.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder:
The Hazo Hut services are FREE to residential customers only.
Location: Central Transfer Station
Address: 1411 S. Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm every Wednesday or the first and third Saturday of each month.
If you have a large quantity (more than 25 gallons) please call 360 740 1221 to make an appointment.
Phone: (360) 740-1221 to contact the Hazardous Waste coordinator.
Back To School: Pacific Sports Spa shared:
Did you know? These area school district athletic programs are *choosing* to provide the BEST concussion assessment technology available to their student-athletes. They are *choosing* to provide this incredible, cutting-edge concussion technology to *every* student-athlete in their schools — at no cost to their students or their families.
Baseline concussion testing should be completed every year — just like your annual physical. ImPACT testing gives you and your child's medical team the best tools available to evaluate your child following a head injury. It's life-saving technology that can protect your child's brain ... and that is SO important to these schools that they provide this test on-site, administered by Pacific Sports Spa staff, at their schools.
So, THANK YOU, Napavine, Adna, Pe Ell, Toutle Lake, Toledo, Montesano, Winlock, Morton/White Pass, Mossyrock, Onalaska, Willapa Valley, Raymond, and South Bend.
THANK YOU for making safe concussion protocol a #1 priority for your students and choosing to make funds available to provide this on-site testing in your schools. We sincerely hope your communities recognize your commitment to the health and safety of your athletes!
Back To School: Toledo School District shared:
Our thanks to Kaitlyn Dykstra for CPR/first aid training at a discount. It is important that our staff is trained regularly to respond in medical emergencies. It is also important for us to save money. Thank you for doing both!
Our thanks to Ken Shipp and Alan Buswell for their generous donation of time, talent and treasure to the new bus lane behind the Elementary.
When completed, this will improve safety for our kids during drop off and pick up times.
Back To School: Farmers Insurance- Cyndi Philbrook Agency:
Today: The Chip Guy says:
The warehouse will be open 08/22/2018 @ 5:00pm.
1025 F St Centralia.
Please share and get the word out.
We will have a good selection of produce and bread. Not sure what else yet. We will try and update (Wednesday) morning with pictures.
Please don’t arrive early & don’t park down the street or across from the warehouse. We need to respect our neighbors. Thank you
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
City of Toledo: TOLEDO PARK ADVISORY BOARD VACANCY
The City of Toledo is looking for a Park Board Member. Applicants must be 18 years of age and reside within the City limits of Toledo.
The Toledo Park Board acts as an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding issues and decisions for the Kemp Olson Memorial Park and other recreation sites; such as the Toledo Boat Launch site and pocket parks throughout the City. The board provides recommendations to the City Council with the best interest of the parks in mind.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm. Meetings are held at Toledo City Hall. Positions have a term of 3 years. This position is set to expire 12/31/2019 and can be renewed.
Please submit a letter of interest to Mayor Dobosh, PO Box 236, Toledo, WA 98591 or they can be dropped off at City Hall, 130 North Second Street.
August 22-23-24 Young Marines ages 10yo+ can join. Meet 7-9 PM @ 156 NW Chehalis Ave
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
August 26: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Toledo Threshing Bee Cowlitz River Float
September 1: Toledo Community Library Back To School BBQ & Books. Kids 12 & under.
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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