Meanwhile Toledo Elementary School Garden is, well see for yourself:
- TES 5:30-6:30
- TMS- 6:00-7:00
- THS- 6:30-7:30
On the topic of Back To School, this seemed too important to wait until Tech Tuesday: Trusted source Lifehacker posted this article “Adrenaclick Is a Cheaper Alternative to the Epipen.” Link here.
However, when I sent this link to a school nurse I know, she presented an insider’s view: School nurses do not have to pay for Epi-pens. Mylan, the manufacturer, actually provides schools 4 Epi-pens for free each year. This is a national program. I have three schools in my district and get 12 free epi-pens to have on stock each year. Patients can purchase Adrenaclicks or another brand by Lineage for cheaper, but those leave an exposed needle when used. In my professional opinion, the Epi-pen brand is best because it doesn't leave an exposed needle when used. Hospitals do not ask nurses to recap needles because of the high risk of needle sticks, yet these generic brands expect lay people to recap their product in an emergency situation.
It's definitely a hot topic!
Wednesday CGGC met at the recently restored Oregon Trail Marker to collaborate on Toledo’s next rockery garden. The original River’s Edge garden at the Post Office flagpole has become a gorgeous focal point at Toledo’s hub, and with the recent Marker restoration and upcoming re-dedication, well, Joh Jones says it best:
Toledo’s Oregon Trail Marker
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently contacted the City for their assistance with their plans to clean the Oregon Trail monument and plaque. This stage has been completed in preparation of celebrating the markers’ 100th year 1916-2016. There will be a re-dedication held this fall with the public invited to attend-stay tuned for the exact date yet to be determined.
A group met this morning (August 24) to create a design and plan a garden around the monument. Mayor Steve Dobosh and City Clerk Michelle Whitten represented the City, Ronda Sandoval and Brian Dennis the Common Ground Community Garden Group and Joh Jones for Vision Toledo.
Our Toledo Historical Society is funding this garden project to beautify the Historic Monument. In collaboration with The Toledo Historical Society, the Puyallup Historical Society will be bringing the Ezra Meeker Wagon to Toledo to celebrate the re-dedication.
In 1906 Ezra Meeker – famous Oregon Trail pioneer - at the age of 76 retraced the trek back across the trail complete with oxen and prairie schooner. He stopped along the way raising money for markers because he realized that we were losing the knowledge of where the Trail was and the epic journey the pioneers had made.
Check out page 139 of our book “The Toledo Community Story” - I know you all have one - about the reminisces by Ida Lyon of the talk in 1906 that Ezra gave in Toledo.
Meeker wrote, "Monumenting the Old Oregon Trail means more than the mere preservation in memory of that great highway; it means the building up of loyalty, of patriotism, as well as the teaching of our history in a form never to be forgotten."
And that says it all.
Recap: Last night’s Offline Meeting at the library drew a small crowd - well, OK, one stakeholder - to hear Toledo School District Supt. Chris Rust outline the Facilities Advisory Committee’s 8-month long labors to craft a viable plan for bringing Toledo’s Schools up to par.
Some items in this year’s original proposal have been addressed and retired - high school dishwasher, a washing machine at the middle school, fencing installed by volunteer efforts at the elementary school - to adhere to the magic number of $2.60 per $1,000/assessed value.
All documents posted online here.
Slated for September 21, Citizens For Better Schools will meet 6 p.m. at Toledo Fire Department Main Station, 150 North Second.
Today: Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary with a fee-free day trip to any State Park, no Discover Pass needed. More info including upcoming fee-free days and up-to-date campfire restrictions here. For info on annual Discover passes, click here.
And: Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners meets 1 p.m. to discuss August’s selection “The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom, and choose next month’s title. On Facebook, link here.
Toledo Community Library is collecting board games for Middle and High School age students. We are interested in starting a "game day" after school a couple times a month. More information to come. On Facebook here or call (360)864-4247.
Check out frequent updates and progress reports on the young Morgan/Owen family following Jake and Helen’s* accident last Friday, share your prayers and wishes on their GoFundMe campaign page here.
*Spoiler - a reliable source said yesterday Helen is a resilient 4-year-old, apparently not much slowed down by her recent experience, giving her grandparents little relief from her usual high-energy antics.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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