- Toledo School District: Veterans Day Assembly Today
- JBLM: 15 Active Military Naturalized As US Citizens
- Today: THS Veterans Day Assembly
- Weekend Outlook: Veterans Day Events, Monday Holiday Closures
- Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo High School will host TES, TMS, and THS students along with local veterans for a Veterans Day Program 9 am on Friday 9 November, at the high school gym.
15 active duty soldiers will take the oath of citizenship at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Thursday.
The soldiers hailed from several different countries including American Samoa, China, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Nepal and the Philippines.
You don't have to be a citizen to sign up for the military, but it does speed up the citizenship process for service members and their families.
Toledo’s dedicated Annie Jones shared this MAP Enrichment Programs post:
A favorite activity: helping Farmer Brian feed the chickens and ducks…
What a great week for mushroom exploration at forest school! Children enjoyed hunting for, sorting, characterizing, and categorizing mushrooms around the craft house, in the play fields and along the trails. They developed their own code language for types and sizes of mushrooms they found to alert their friends; shouting loudly, “mushroom!” For larger finds, squeaking faintly, “mushroom!” for smaller discoveries, and for bunches of mushrooms in their own “village” they would call, “mushroom mushroom mushroom mushroom mushroom!”
And this one:
Best of all:
Today was a first at Forest School - it was colder than usual in “the valley” but none of the littles wanted to go adventuring (our usual go-to for keeping our bodies warm) and opted instead for playtime at the craft house all day. Thankfully the middle schoolers made a cozy fire and we all roasted cranberries and pumpkins together!
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility advises:
If you are not creating something fantastic with your old tires, please recycle them for free at a special event at the old Winlock Drop Box today through Sat.
November 8 - 10: LCSW & WSU Extension Host Free Tire Recycle - Winlock
Not Strictly Toledo2: November 10: Lewis County Seniors Host A Night Of Magic
Not Strictly Toledo3: Cyndi Philbrook Agency shared American Legion Post 101’s post:
Wendy Carolan -
Coffee Stops: 10 & 11 November. Please contact Dean Hendrickson to sign up for shifts. As you can see by the rest of our upcoming schedule, we will need all the help we can get! Dean (360) 785-3140
Friday 9 November, 8:45 am. Veterans Day Program at Toledo High School gym for all TES, TMS, and THS students.
Friday 9 November, 6 pm. "Annual Law and Order Appreciation Night" event at Olequa Senior Center. Dinner at 6 followed by department recognitions and special awards.
Saturday 10 November: 8-10 am Olequa Senior Center is the site for a "VETERANS BREAKFAST". Meal is free for veterans, $6 for other adults and $3 for children.
Sunday 11 November, 12 noon, "Honoring our Veterans" at the Toledo Wall of Honor, Kemp Olson Park (Toledo city park). open to the public.
Sunday 11 November, 3 pm, Lewis County Veterans Day Parade in Chehalis. April Pennington Farey has requested a color guard to lead the parade!
Tonight: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Veterans Day Weekend Events and Notices:
Saturday: Veterans Day Breakfast @ Toledo Senior Center
Toledo Presbyterian Bake Sale:
Sunday: Veterans Day Ceremony @ Toledo Wall of Honor
November 11 visit a Washington state park for free, in honor of #VeteransDay.
Applebee’s serves free meals to veterans November 11, 2018.
For the 11th year running, veterans & active duty military enjoy a full-size entree as Applebee’s pledges to serve One Million Meals For Neighborhood Military Heroes. Details at Applebee’s.
Sizzler: With a proof of ID, veterans and active duty members can choose between Tri-Tip Sirloin, Malibu Chicken or Jumbo Crispy Shrimp when they visit until 4 p.m.
Monday: Veterans Day Closures & Notes
- Federal, State, County & Municipal Offices
- Toledo Post Office
- Toledo City Hall
- Toledo Senior Center
- Timberland Bank (all branches)
- Toledo Schools & District Office*
- *NOVEMBER 12 @ THS -
Girls basketball practice 4:00 pm
Wrestling practice 3:30 pm @ Winlock Elementary
Note: The Other Toledo will also be closed to observe Veterans Day.
This year I will miss joining My Uncle Bill at his usual church-sponsored Veterans Dinner, where active and retired members of all service branches were recognised for their sacrifices with flag ceremonies, entertainment, and personal contributions.
I will miss his humorous observations and hilarious stories about his experiences as a radio operator during the Korean conflict, once narrowly missing a sniper’s shot while in an airstrip tower.
I will miss his rendition of “We’re Going Home” and his oft-recited Kipling, memorized while he awaited his transport home, tucked into a library for hours.
I will miss his detailed descriptions of military aircraft, artillery and firearms, his recall perfect as he would point out any museum artifact, photograph or craft.
I will miss our trips to Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies, his uniform starched and pressed, shoes and medals polished, freshly barbered countenance solemn as jets flew overheard, 21-gun salutes carried out, colors returned, standing at attention in oppressive heat or freezing rain.
I will miss our lunches out, his straight-backed military stride and choreographed swift dart to holding the door for me, pulling out my chair, sitting only after I was seated.
I will miss his enjoyment of one rare beer with his meal because he had a driver.
I will miss his well-rehearsed wisecracks with the waitresses, his ever-present pocket calculator extracted when the bill arrived to check the math and compute a precise tip.
I will miss his admonition each time we parted, whispered into my ear as he gave me a hug & a kiss, recognizing my own precarious health as well as his own: “Don’t you go dying on me - I’m the one who’s supposed to go first.”
And how miraculously I kept that promise to him.
I will miss my Uncle Bill this year.
Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
FOOTBALL**Nov 10th vs. Rearden @ Kelso 1:00pm bus @ 10:15 am
Nov 28th JV vs Colombia Adventist 5:00/6:15
Nov 30th @ Friday Harbor Tip Off Classic
Nov 27th @ Ocosta
Nov 28th JV vs Colombia Adventist 7:30
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Donna says: If you have items you would be willing to donate for our silent auction please PM me or call 360-864-2700. All money from tickets sales are donated back to the family.
*Watch for us following the Holidays!
November 15: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 2019 Thursday Market Planning Meeting
November 16: Toledo Lions Club Hosts Annual Turkey Bingo
November 17: Toledo Food Bank Kid’s Shopping Event & Santa Visit
November 17: Thanksgiving Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center
November 17: Toledo Lioness Club Acrylic Dirty Pour/Flip @ Donna’s Place
November 17-18: Morgan Arts Centre Hosts Holiday Artists’ Market
November 26: Morgan Arts Centre Hosts Scarf Dying Workshop
November 29 - December 1: LCSW & WSU Host Free Tire Recycle - Mossyrock
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