- Farmers Insurance Thanks Two Local Teachers
- Lewis County Food Hub Forum Meets
- Gallery 505 Opening Night
- Toledo Cheer Team Fundraiser Preview
- Health Corner: Free Health Care Resources
From Farmers Insurance & Financial Services: Congratulations to Onalaska's Mr. Bower for Teacher of the Month for October.#ThankAmericasTeachers
And: Congratulations to Mr. Ryan, Adna's Teacher of the Month for October!!! #ThankAmericasTeachers
You can thank a teacher, vote for a teacher, and educators can submit proposals for educational programs to win grants.
Send a thank you to an exceptional teacher who’s shaped who you are today, or made a difference in your kid’s life. When you do, we’ll give America’s teachers the chance to fund their educational visions. Link here.
Your votes have the power to help us give away over $1 million dollars in educational grants throughout the year. Farmers awards 180 teachers with $2,500 grants and five $100,000 grants annually. Link here.
Farmers invites teachers to submit your proposals for educational programs that better prepare students for the future. Teachers could win a grant of up to $100,000! Link here.
So how come no Toledo educators are posted here? Have you thanked a teacher, or cast your vote for Teacher of the Month? Hmm?
Reminder: No school tomorrow. That means you won’t have a chance to register to vote conveniently at the high school on Friday, and Monday is the cutoff date if you want to make a difference on the November ballot, and the Toledo School Bond Measure.
Deadline for registering to vote in the November Election is October 9, 2017. You can do it online here, or in person at Toledo High School.
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools posted: Voting is a right and privilege!! In a small town every vote matters. Toledo Schools NEED your help! Get registered to vote TODAY. Please vote YES for our kids!
Deadline to register online is October 9th. Get Registered here:
What’s holding you back?
Gallery 505 Artists Co-op posts: Toledo's own 505 Art Gallery!!! Susanné Rose will be showing!!! (If you haven’t met Toledo’s newest muralist and media artist, you’re in for a treat.)
Please join us Thursday night for the opening of our new "Colour" exhibit at Gallery 505 Artist Co-op in downtown Toledo, WA.
Add a little color to your autumn!
P.S. If you haven’t been to one of these events, you’re missing out!
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The Lewis County Permaculture Society presents:
Lewis County Food Hub Forum
6 p.m. @ 237 Collins Road, Toledo
Details: We have an exciting opportunity to partner with Olympia in a cooperative usage of online website/software for establishing a Food Hub.
This would allow Lewis County residents two opportunities...
1. Access to locally sourced food from farmers that you can get to know.
2. The ability to sell your products to a larger local market.
This is a BIG step for Lewis County and an important one. We strongly encourage ANYONE seeking to produce/sell products and anyone eager to help strengthen our local community and support local farmers/producers to come and be a part of this informative and groundbreaking meeting.
southsoundfresh.localfoodmarketplace.com would be where we would list our product, (whether) that's a dozen eggs or 500 lbs of potatoes... if you only have something to sell once a year or are a regular producer... this will give you a place to market, anytime of year.
This will be a Pilot Group program to grow interest in building a larger network of Food Hubs. We have to start somewhere.
There will be another meeting October 9th with Treacy Kreger from Olympia and Lizzie Barnts about establishing this pilot!!!
Mark your calendars: FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Sponsored by Toledo Youth Cheerleading
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – until the last game
Location: Toledo High School Commons
$5.00/1 Bingo Card or
$20.00/5 Bingo Cards
Bring your family out for an afternoon of Bingo fun and prizes. Approximately 20 games of Bingo will be played. Prize baskets are donated by the Toledo Youth Cheerleaders and their families.
Thank you for your support!
***This is not a Toledo School District sponsored event.***
Health Corner: Free (or low cost) Health Care Resources
Health & Hope Medical Outreach posted:
FREE CLINIC ON TUESDAYS from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Are you or someone you know needing medical attention but uninsured or underinsured?
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Health Care to the uninsured and underinsured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia in the NW Pediatrics - West Building!
October 21 from 9 am - 1 pm, PeaceHealth will offer free:
FREE clinical breast exams and 3-D mammograms for women without health insurance who are:
- age 40+
- No current breast health issues
- Washington resident
- Qualify through the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program*
The screening will be held at PeaceHealth Southwest's Kearney Breast Center, located inside the Physicians' Pavilion at 200 NE Mother Joseph Place (suite 420) in Vancouver, WA. To pre-enroll, please call 800-992-1817 extension 1.
Interpreters are available.
*The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) provides free breast exams, cervical, pap smear test, and colon screenings to eligible people.*
- Don’t have insurance
- Don’t qualify for Apple Health
- Have a lower income
- Meet age guidelines
- Have high deductible for follow-up cancer testing
- Live in Skamania, Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Lewis, Pacific, Thurston, Grays Harbor, and Mason Counties.
Don’t let a lack of insurance or money stand in your way of valuable cancer screenings that can save your life.
To enroll: call (800)992-1817 X1 (Clark County, call (360)514-1663 X1) Languages other than English, call (888)202-3301.
Sliding fee: Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands* (Centralia Health Center of Centralia, WA) offers resources at the link above to income guidelines qualifying you for Medicare. (Under $1,305/single, $2,563/pregnant)
*The Department of Health provides a combination of federal and state funds to support this clinic and others which provide a wide range of family planning services on a sliding-fee scale.
From 09.14.2017 The Other Toledo Health Corner:
- If you have a DSHS Provider1 ID card (Medicaid) for health care and need help getting to your appointments, you may already know you can apply for Paratransit Services. But did you know that fuel or mileage reimbursement is available for trips to clinics and other health care related travel? This stipend offsets the costs, though it doesn’t cover all. Still, it’s worth your while to find out if you could be getting some of your money back, right?
In Lewis County, call:
- (800)846-5438 for more info.
- Hearing impaired, (800) 943-5438.
- Fax (360)377-1528 or toll-free (855)742-5078.
P.S. Searching for free dental care, emergency or otherwise, in Lewis County or nearby. Please share with TOT readers any Love Your Dentist free days, or other resources important to those in need.
Toledo High School FCCLA members, (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) are selling “Right Response” First Aid kits.
October is Fire Safety Month and Breast Cancer Awareness month.
You can order through the 20th of October online,* thru a Member or at the High School. email@example.com
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