In today’s column:
- Full Moon: Rare Friday The 13th Alignment *
- The Weather Channel: 5 Day Forecast *
- TDN: State School Scores *
- PSA: Alberta's Official Crime Watch - Trashed Plastic Bottle Hazards *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet Is Your Closet - ISO Girls Apparel *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast, Down Home Shindig, More *
- And Beyond: Toledo City Council Meeting Monday
- High School Sports: *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District: Field is ready for our home opener tonight!
Erin Maulat shared: State test results show most local schools fall short of state average
TDN reported: State test results show most local schools fall short of state average
A few of the highlights :
- Only one local school district — Toledo — matched the state average in math, and most fell well short. For example, 39.4% of Longview students passed, while the math passing rate in Kelso was 35%. The state average was 49%. (See test scores graphic on page A4.)
- Five of the 11 school districts in the TDN circulation area beat the state average in English: Woodland, Toutle Lake, Wahkiakum, Toledo and Naselle.
- Toledo was the only district in the TDN circulation area to score higher than the state average in both subjects.
- Among English test scores, Naselle had the highest passage rate (70.3%) and Winlock had the lowest (45.7%).
- Winlock also had the lowest math passage rate (24.9%) and Toledo had the highest (51%).
TES PTO: Mini Cheer / Stunt Clinic Registration Open
Wood Sorrel Forest School: Dressing For Seasonal Weather
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): Public Comment Invited
Last year, the Legislature directed OSPI to convene a workgroup to discuss and make recommendations about sexual health education. To help inform the work of the workgroup, we're inviting public comment from now through Sept. 22nd. #waedu
Comment here: bit.ly/SHEWkgp-Comment
Time: There's a Full Moon Due on Friday the 13th for Most of the U.S. The Next One Isn't for Another 30 Years
A full moon on Friday the 13th is an extremely rare occurrence, according to the Farmers' Almanac. It reports that this will be the first full moon visible across the U.S. on Friday the 13th since Oct. 13, 2000. The next one isn't expected to happen again for another 30 years - on Aug. 13, 2049.
The Weather Channel: 5 Day Forecast For Toledo
PSA: Alberta's Official Crime Watch - September 10
Seen this, wanted to share. Parents please read this.
This method of methamphetamine production is used to produce small amounts of the drug almost anywhere. It is often referred to as "shake and bake" because agitation is part of the process. This is also why it's so dangerous to pick up - movement may re-initiate the chemical process and cause the bottle to burst and spray every where.
Note: the people who "cook" this way don't always use tape and may use different size bottles. Please just be aware of any bottle wrapped or have funky looking stuff in them. The chemicals inside are caustic and will hurt you. These bottles are discarded by the "cook" to avoid being caught with it and being charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. They don't care where they throw it, as long as it's not where they can be caught with it.
*Special Thanks to Di Morgan for sharing this post.
Toledo Youth Football: Sports Support ISO Volunteers - Concessions, Clocks, More
We are looking for people to help in concessions, chains, announcing, and running the clock! Asquad volunteers would work during bsquad game and bsquad will work during asquad game. We are also running concessions for the middle school game right after. If you are interested see me or one of the coaches at practice!! This is for this Saturday’s game against Ony. This is how we keep our program going. It is important to help out. Thanks!!
Second Annual Night of Magic Benefiting Lewis County Seniors - October 19, 2019
Proceeds from this event will go directly to support and maintain the five senior centers and one satellite nutrition site located throughout Lewis County. Your attendance at this fundraising event is appreciated and will help raise funds desperately needed to keep the centers operational in our communities.
Lewis County Seniors is a Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to provide services to ensure all older adults are revered, cared for and/or supported so they may continue to live meaningful lives through the aging process; but we can’t do it without your help!
Tickets for the “Night of Magic” are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 360-748-0061. Cash, check or credit/debit cards are accepted. Single ticket price is $45.00, Table (seats 8) $350.00 or Sponsor Table $500.00.
Toledo Senior Center: Reserve Now - September 21 Harvest Banquet
Since this is a nutrition meal, the suggested donation is $3-5 for ages 60 years and over. Dinner is $9.86 for those under the age of 60. We will open our doors at 4:30 PM and start serving at 5 PM. Our entertainment will be the Two Town Tuners. Come and enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment. All ages are welcome to attend.
Reservations are REQUIRED.
Please call 360-864-2112.
We hope to see you there!
*Silent Auction underway now.
Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet is Your Closet - ISO Girls Apparel
We are OPEN Saturday from 10a-1p. We are located upstairs at The Winlock Assembly of God. ALL are welcome to come shop with us!!
Because y'all are so generous; We are FULL!!
Until further notice, we can only accept donations of KIDS CLOTHES! And we REALLY NEED girls sizes 7-16....
Please only bring in clean reusable kids sizes and only WHEN WE ARE OPEN!!!
Our wonderful coffee lady will be downstairs from 10-noon!
See you Saturday and God Bless!!
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
Recap - Labor Day Weekend Garage Sale Fundraiser was another smashing success, thanks to generous donors, dedicated buyers (braving rain showers), and faithful supporters.
!! NEW !! open third Wednesdays monthly 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Pass it on!
Tonight: September 13: Full Circle at Bateaux Cellars
And: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Plus: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Weekend Outlook: 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast, Down Home Shindig, More
Toledo Senior Center 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast featuring full fare meal with eggs, sausage & AYCE hotcakes plus beverages. Early birds can opt for biscuits & gravy instead, while they last. Serving 7 - 10 AM.
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14: Fall Orchard & Nursery Tour @ Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska
Sunday: Free Home Orchard Class
Hosted by Raintree Nursery and Morton United Methodist Church, WA
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
This free class focuses on planting for pollinators! Local orchard enthusiast James Landreth will be presenting on how anyone can install an orchard on their own home property, providing fruit, nuts, and even animal feed for your family and community!
And Beyond: Toledo City Council meetings first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 13th vs. Rainier 7:00
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 16th @ Rainier 6:00 bus 4:15
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 14th @ Orcas Island 12:30
Sept 18th vs Toutle Lake 6:00
Sept 21st vs Napavine 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 6:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th vs. Kalama
Sept 30 @ Kalama 6:00
Sept 14th Season Opener @ Adna 9:00am bus @ 8:00am
Sept 17th @ Rainier 5:45/7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 19th vs Winlock 5:45/7:00
Sept 21st @ Centerville Tournament 9:00 am (Centraila)bus@8:00am
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 7:00 bus @ 4:40
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Sept 17th Fast-n-Flat-MWP 3:30 bus @ 1:30
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties: Energy Assistance
Our scheduling dates for October LIHEAP appointments are as follows:
–Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 for Lewis County
Lewis County: (360) 736-1800
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
!! NEW !! September 21: Harvest Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
September 24: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 11: Veteran's Day Ceremony @ Kemp Olson Park
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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