In today’s column:
- Dangerous Coastal Waves & Swells Thursday & Friday
- WDFW To Restock Area Lakes
- Lewis County Seniors Meet In Chehalis/Centralia Center Today
- Toledo School District Board, City Planning Commission Meet Tonight
- Final Day: Sign Up For Grandparents Day Lunch At School
- Health Corner: Spring vs Fall Outdoor Allergies
- Toledo High School Sports Calendar
Speaking of spying… Toledo’s own astrophysicist Ethan Siegal posts this link about the Hubble Telescope’s inevitable fall to Earth by the late 2020’s to early 2030’s unless plans are made to avert this disaster.
*Check out Siegel’s latest book Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive.
US National Weather Service Portland OR posted: A 18-22 ft westerly swell will arrive across the Oregon & Washington coastal waters Thursday and linger into Friday. Please avoid jetties these next couple of days and beach-goers should use caution, particularly on Thursday due to sneaker wave potential.
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A little ol’ rain storm won’t keep real fishing enthusiasts away! WDFW posted: Fall into fishing! At least 45 lakes across the state are being stocked this month and next with catchable-size trout! See where at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/ Hint: South County Park is one of them - approximate stock date November 20.
Toledo Middle School Spirit Week Continues:
Lewis County Seniors meet 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Chehalis/Centralia Senior Center to report progress on the 5-center coalition move toward non-profit, self-supporting status as the LC Board of Directors’ clock counts down to zero on December 31, 2017. Community support is needed to keep the doors open beyond January 1, 2018.
You can show your support here:
Reminder: Silent Auction underway at the Senior Center. View items during business hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon-Fri. Something for everyone. Auction ends Friday 10.20.2017.
Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in City Chouncil Chambers. Open to the public. Contact City of Toledo for details or special accommodations.
Toledo School Board meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly unless otherwise posted, subject to federal holidays. Public invited to attend.
This Board of Directors meeting will be the last one before the School Bond Measure vote November 7th. Tuesday’s Live Stream on local radio KELA with Superintendent Chris Rust can be heard at this link. Wednesday’s Forum held at the high school invited community Q&A. Citizens For Great Toledo Schools has been addressing a Question Du Jour on Facebook daily, for those with work hours or obligations outside public meetings.
Contact Toledo School District for more information. Also on Facebook.
Friday: Final day to sign up for Grandparents Day at TES, TMS and THS.
Also Friday: Last day to order online - 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:
Health Corner: Spring vs Fall Outdoor Allergies
One reader asked “Why don’t you share something about the seasonality of different allergies? Not everyone gets over (allergies) once Spring is past.”
The Allergy Tracker link on Toledo Fire Department’s website tells me tree, grass, and ragweed pollen count is Low - no surprise there, as it’s October now - and breathing is Good.
So why am I still relying on allergy remedies?
Autumn outdoor allergens don’t get the press Springtime triggers do, yet sensitivity to ragweed and other weeds, and mold in soils, compost, and fallen leaves can extend your allergy “season.”
According to WebMD: Even if it doesn’t grow where you live, ragweed pollen can travel hundreds of miles on the wind. For some people who are allergic to ragweed, certain fruits and vegetables including bananas, melon & zucchini can also cause symptoms.
Everyday Health adds: “In temperate climates, mold spores form a distinct Fall season in mid to late Fall after ragweed season is over. Mold spores are common airborne allergens...light, very small, easily inhaled into the lungs...Spores rise high into the atmosphere as the day warms, falling back to Earth as evening cools…"
What about indoor allergens?
Douglas H. Jones, MD, of the Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Group, identifies those as “dogs, cats, cockroach droppings,* dust mites* and mold.”
Estimates run between 5 and 20% of people have a winter allergy. Recommendations for minimizing exposure:
- Use a humidifier to reduce indoor dryness; however, dust mites thrive in 60%+ humidity, temps 60-85F. High humidity encourages mold growth also. Aim for 50% maximum humidity.
- Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting, an ideal environment for dust mites. Use area rugs.
- Clean, dust & vacuum using high-efficiency HEPA filtration.
- Wash sheets weekly in HOT water (130F) to kill dust mites; invest in hypoallergenic pillow cases & mattress covers.
- Minimize dander; bathe pets weekly (not more), keep animals out of bedrooms of people with allergies.
TOT’s Health Corner from 02.02.2017 outlined the steps one sufferer took in his post: I Went From 5 Sinus Infections In One Year To None: Here’s Exactly What I Did. Most of the steps undertaken by the author are basic, commonplace recommendations - rest, fluids, steam, fruit and veggies, dusting & vacuuming, clean linens.
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived. And miracles take place against all odds.
*Cockroach & dust mite droppings are actually the allergy triggers; remember the hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), a "rare respiratory illness associated with the inhalation of aerosolized rodent excreta (urine and feces) contaminated by hantavirus particles..." as noted by the Canada Communicable Disease Report June 2015.
**YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
From Toledo High School:
Sports for the week 10/19-10/27
Oct 19th Volleyball @ Adna 5:45/6:00
Cross Country @ Mossyrock 3:30
Oct 20th Football vs. Kalama 7:00
Oct 23rd JV Football @ Kalama 4:00
Soccer vs. Napavine 6:00
Volleyball vs. Napavine 5:45/7:00*SENIOR NIGHT
Oct 24th JV Soccer @ LaCenter 5:00
Oct 25th Soccer JV vs. Black Hills 4:00
Soccer V vs. Winlock 6:00* SENIOR NIGHT
Volleyball @ MWP 5:45/7:00
Support area fundraisers.
Toledo’s world-class celeb Paolo Suculima De La Concha Zindel posted this appeal to supporters and the community: Thinking of my dear friends Jessa Campbell and Kay Montano-valde May you be held during these times. If you have been touched by the lives of Jessica and Kaleb, you know how special they are. I have been blessed by their presence and love and multiple gifts. At the moment Their Grandmother Lola has passed and they need our support! Please consider gifting them some of what we can put together and more! They have certainly gifted me already so much. LETS HELP THEM FEEL THE LOVE RIGHT NOW when they need it the most. I LOVE YOU JESS KALEB AND CEDAR! Whatever you can give helps even 5 bucks to 500 ! It all adds up! https://www.gofundme.com/costs-for-funeral-for-lola because we love you!!!!
Mark your calendars: FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Sponsored by Toledo Youth Cheerleading
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.***
Jill Davis says: Let people know that we have a few 2017 Walk in the Park t-shirts remaining, for sale at City Hall.
The 2017 t-shirts are $10.00 each (last years $8.00 each). Adult sizes are limited and plenty of youth sizes! Thank you!
Contact Jill at (360)864-4564.
15 days remain:
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.
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