Sunday, October 30, Lewis County Pomona Grange held their Annual Harvest Dinner & Program with 3 local chapters of FFA from Chehalis, Onalaska & Winlock. Each FFA chapter put on a power point program of what they are doing in each of their communities. The highlight of the program was presenting Lewis County Pomona Grange with the Granger of the Year plaque.
This year the honoree was Lewis Zion, Pomona Overseer & Cowlitz Prairie Grange Master. He has been a member of the Grange for 25 years, he is active in the Masonic Lodge in Silver Creek, WA, American Legion Post 508 in Onalaska, WA and Lewis County Voiture 83.
Lewis Zion, left, being presented his award from Lewis County Pomona Master Lewis Rohrig.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Grange Hall is at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
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*NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month.
Toledo’s Cool & Connected workshop and public meeting November 10 will lend community-generated goals featuring broadband and local resources.
Participation means building the place you want to live, work and play. As one of only 5 small towns selected from all over the U.S., Toledo has an extraordinary opportunity to set precedent.
Watch for updates at Vision:Toledo and The Lewis County Tribune.
Last week a reader commented with a link to an article about AT&T’s DirecTV acquisition and new streaming service, designed to one-up DISH TV’s streaming success Sling.
For a picture of AT&T’s dark side, check out their NSA-type spying via Facebook.
Plus this: As if crafting a derogative verb form of cable TV’s pinnacle of poor customer service isn’t enough, check out Comcast’s latest folly, suing Nashville over over their expeditious ordinance One Touch Make Ready, which precludes Google Fiber from waiting around until Comcast feels like moving lines to accommodate the competition.
*A shout out to A Grey Area computer repair for returning the other household daily driver computer to health in record time and under budget when gremlins rendered it a zombie last week.
A Grey Area Computer Repair is on Facebook here.
If The Gadgeteer is my favorite wish list generator for All Things Tech, then Unclutterer.com’s Unitasker Wednesday collection of one-trick ponies is the Vortex of Incredibly Unnecessary Stuff, great mostly for laughs.
From AndroidPolice.com: chat upgrade - Video calls are going live in WhatsApp.
Miss the battery life you enjoyed on your old iPhone? The solution, reviewed by Neil Henning on The Gadgeteer, is the UGreen iPhone 6/6S Battery Case review.
Thursday: Gallery 505 Artists Co Op hosts Opening Night 4 - 8 p.m. November theme: Honor and Thanks. Meet local artists and craftspeople, enjoy music and light refreshments, take home something that touches you deeply.
Gallery 505 is open Tuesday - Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. through November 26. On Facebook.
Also Thursday: Toledo Community Library hosts Maggie Stuckey’s Soup Night, their next Humanities Washington grant-sponsored presentation at 6 p.m.
*Note: Toledo Community Library’s Adult Page Turners next meets December 29, 2016. No meeting in November.
Saturday: Toledo Youth Cheerleading is hosting Family Bingo Night Saturday November 5 at the High School. Desserts, prize baskets and 20 games kick off at 1 p.m. Cards are $5 each, and $20/5 cards. Proceeds support Toledo Youth Cheerleading.*
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Also on Facebook.
*Not a Toledo School District sponsored event.
Sunday: Daylight Savings ends 2 a.m. Set your clocks back an hour before bed and enjoy the well-deserved extra hour. Unless, of course, you’re in Australia which moved into Daylight Savings Time last Sunday.
Reserve early: November 19 Toledo Senior Center hosts their Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Entertainment by local favorite Nehemiah Brown. Only $8. Watch for details or contact Diana, email@example.com.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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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