- Winterfest in Toledo: Painted Windows In Business District
- NOAA/NWS Advise Pet Owners Of Freezing Temps Tuesday Night
- Weekend Review: Blood Drive, Senior Bazaar, Book & Bake Sale, Walk & Knock
- Today: Lions Club Kids Health Screening, Dine In Dinner, City Council Meeting
- Tuesday: School District Seeks Input On Community Study Session - McCleary
- Health Alert: Rise In Pediculus Humanus Capitis
- Update On Recovery: Note2
Toledo School District shares: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
NOAA National Weather Service posted: Don't forget about your pets this winter! Make sure they have a warm, dry place to rest with plenty of food and water. weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety
Tuesday & Wednesday nights temperatures are forecast to be below freezing level. So when you wrap your outdoor taps, make sure your outdoor critters have a place in the laundry room overnight or a warm dry bed.*
Weather watches (most serious), warnings, and advisories relevant to Lewis County, Washington. NOAA weather alert link updated every 2-3 minutes.
For the latest in NW Oregon/SW Washington weather, visit NOAA National Weather Service.
*Our mouser, known facetiously as The Princess, has a pillow-like fleece-lined “burrito” inside one of those Igloo dog house thingies, furnished with a heating pad and door flap.
- Kathy Hill reports Friday’s Red Cross Blood Drive at the Presbyterian Church met the goal set by the organizers, qualifying them to host the next event February 2, 2018, Groundhog Day. Hill thanks everyone who participated, especially those who signed up for time slots. Contact Kathy Hill, (360)219-7756 for details.
- Toledo Senior Center’s Holiday Bazaar reported a steady flow of visitor throughout their day-long event help at the high school Saturday. Especially popular were were baked goods and candies. Supports Toledo Senior Center.
- Toledo Community Library Book and Bake Sale Saturday successfully raised donations to Keep The Lights On. All funds go to pay monthly utilities - coffee and supplies are funded separately by contributions dropped into the labeled can.
- Toledo Food Bank Annual Walk N’ Knock reported a great turnout and lots of donations. ISO: Media Specialist (volunteer), utility trailer. To step up or donate, contact email@example.com for details.
Toledo School District posted Toledo Middle School’s bragging rights:
Mr. Strom and Miss Johnson handed out more Toledo Pride shirts (Friday)!
Toledo’s Brandie Devine writes from work last Friday: It's been a GREAT WEEK here at Baydo's RV! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our giving box for THE HUMAN RESPONSE NETWORK's Women & Children's Shelter. We have just boxed up the first week's donations and it's heading to the shelter! Let's get cracking on filling up another box! The deal is the same: For every item our customers donate to the giving box they receive 1 gallon of FREE propane - up to 5 gallons per day!! Remember food items need to be non perishable & NON EXPIRED. Help us help others while you help yourself! Merry Christmas!
Di says: Have you remembered to sign your child/children up for Santa's Workshop? Sunday 12/10/17 from 12-5pm.
Families welcome...children must bring an adult "helper". Call or email soon to reserve your spaces. This is a way-cool way for kids to make gifts and decorations.
Toledo Fire Department wrote: The Toledo Volunteer Firefighters Association’s first paint night turned out amazing!
Thank you all for your support!!
Starting last weekend:
Video of the lush evergreens here.
Volunteer applications available for download here.
Drills and training Monday evenings.
From ToledoTel: And so it begins...
December 1 Bingo Number
Pick up your cards from our business office and games begin December 1st! This year's grand prize is a Google Home smart speaker. 8 other fabulous bingo prizes!
Today: The Toledo Lions Club will host a free health screening unit today, December 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Toledo Elementary School.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Tuesday: Toledo School District Board Of Directors will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Community Study Session - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Toledo High School library. Public is invited to attend.*
Cal Brodie, CFO for ESD 113 will present Information for the board and community regarding the impact of the legislative response to McCleary. This will be an opportunity for the community to learn alongside the board and to interact with board members regarding the information.
Wednesday: Toledo Cheesecake Club Holiday Potluck convenes 6:30 p.m. at Camp Singing Wind. Contact (310.741.2672) for more information.
Health Alert: Rise In Pediculus Humanus Capitis
Comparing notes after the weekend, my Darling Neighbor* passed along her quiet Sunday abruptly turned extensive laundry & cleaning day after her child had a sleepover. An infestation of head lice triggered this flurry of activity, and I agreed to address the matter before Thursday’s Health Corner.
Turns out it’s easy to transfer them during simple play and wrestling, shared jackets, hair brushes, pillows and plush toys.
MedicineNet has a concise page which answers dozens of questions - no, they don’t carry disease, and no, pets don’t get them, and no, chemical carpet treatment doesn’t work better than thorough dry vacuuming. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics in a recent clinical report, "The ideal treatment of lice should be safe, free of toxic chemicals, readily available without a prescription, easy to use, effective and inexpensive."
One long-time hairdresser swears by this simple remedy (slide 11). Slather mayo on scalp and hair. Leave in place 4 hours, using shower cap to isolate. Rinse thoroughly with vinegar. Comb with fine-toothed comb created for this purpose. By most accounts this smells less than delightful but it works better than commercial, having the benefit of being non-toxic for young sufferers, and conditions hair plus rinsing squeaky-clean. As always, YMMV.
*a moniker earned following a particularly delicious food shared.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday features lemon pepper pollock with rice pilaf, NW veggies garlic toast plus ambrosia salad, Friday French Dip with seasoned fries, cole slaw, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Note2: Thanks to everyone who reported on Winterfest Events in Toledo last week - you make The Other Toledo a great community resource. Special thanks to Kathy Hill for sharing her valuable experience with the procedure I underwent last Wednesday, and letting me know what to expect next. Recovery taking a bit longer than anticipated (at least by me).
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