- No School Today
- Lewis County Burn Ban Modified Effective October 6, 2017
- Toledo High School Leadership Class Fundraiser For i(Heart)Logan
- Jackson House Dedication Today
- Winterfest Planning Meeting Saturday
- Monday Columbus Day Closures
No School today - State Inservice Day
Get the marshmallows:
Lewis County Community Development
Date: October 4, 2017
Contact: Lee Napier, Director
Release # 3
Lewis County Burn Restrictions Modified – To Allow Recreational Fires
Effective 12:01 a.m., October 6, 2017, Lewis County Board of County Commissioners and Lewis County Fire Marshal will modify the current ban on recreational fires for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington.
Effective 12:01 a.m., October 16, 2017 Modify the current ban on open burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington. For further information visit https://burnpermit.lewiscountywa.gov/
After careful review of the current and extended weather forecast, the Lewis County Community Development Director and the Fire Marshal, in conjunction with the Lewis County Fire Chiefs Association, have determined that weather conditions within Lewis County have improved and will modify the burn restriction to allow recreational campfires in designated campgrounds and on private lands if built in the following manner:
- The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and have a ring constructed of metal, stone, or brick 8-inches above the surface with a 2- foot wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
- The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
- The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
- Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
For further information concerning outdoor burning and/or the restrictions being imposed, please contact Doyle Sanford, Lewis County Fire Marshal, at (360) 740-2696. The Fire Marshal’s office is in the Lewis County Public Services building, located at 2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis, Washington.
Support team/group fundraisers. These students need and deserve your help to cover expenses. Show ‘em you care.
Reminder: Class of 2018 Textile Drive funds the senior class end-of-year getaway. Apparel and linens too worn for re-use can still make a difference in your own community. Labeled bags may be delivered to high school through December.
Following Tuesday’s update on Logan Grove’s heart condition, Toledo's hometown pride rises to the call with this post:
The Toledo High School Leadership Class is putting on this fundraiser in hopes to help out Logan!
Logan is a Class of 2018 student who learned last Spring he had a rare genetic heart disorder, and with persistence and prayers has responded favorably to treatment, though he will need surgery. More details on Facebook.
Ben Maestas of Lewis County Permaculture Society linked this YouTube video about Food Hubs, last night’s topic among area growers, noting the concept isn’t new, but the application to agriculture is novel.
He also shared this link about the USDA Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits & Vegetables (WSDA Farm To School), in which school districts use their USDA Entitlement funds for locally-grown produce.
Noticeably absent from the 19 school districts participating 2017-2018 academic year...is ours.
Finally: Ecotrust provides the platform for joining small growers with schools.
What would it take to remove Toledo from the Food Desert map?
Today: Discover Lewis County linked Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s event - Jackson House Dedication Ceremony.
Come join the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission in celebrating the beautiful restoration of the Jackson House, one of the most important historic sites in Lewis County! From 2 - 4 p.m. on Oct. 6, you're invited to a dedication ceremony that honors this awesome piece of Pacific Northwest history.
Saturday: The next Winterfest meeting will be at the Morgan Arts Centre on Saturday, October 7, at noon. Anyone interested in decorating Toledo for the holidays is welcome.
Monday Columbus Day Closures:
- Timberland Bank (all branches)
- Post Office
Open Columbus Day:
- Toledo City Hall
- Toledo Senior Center
- Toledo School District
Cancelled: Due to lack of quorum, Toledo Park Board will not meet this month.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please support our efforts through the following link:
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday features hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes, green beans & cranberry sauce plus chocolate cake, Friday French Dip with fries, coleslaw, fruit chunks & cookie.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112 for details.
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Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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