- Toledo School District: Special Board Meeting Tonight *
- National Weather Service: Dry Monday, Stagnant Air Advisory Through Tuesday *
- Governor Inslee: New WIC Cards Reduce Stigma; SNAP Cuts Skip Lewis County *
- WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Aliera Is Not Health Insurance *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga @ St Mary’s *
- Looking Ahead: LewCo Planning Commission Public Hearing 6 PM Tuesday *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
*Photo credit Nora Davis
Toledo School District - NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Toledo School District Board of Directors will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Evaluating Survey Data - Monday, December 9, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Toledo High School library. The public is invited to attend.
*REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2019 in the Toledo Middle School Library. The public is invited to attend.
TES PTO: Hey we are looking for volunteers to help with the TES Penguin Patch.
It’s a little holiday shop for kids with items from .25 cents to $12.00. Need help wrapping gifts, personal shopping, cashiers. Here is the schedule.
National Weather Service: 7 Day Outlook
* WHAT...Stagnant air may lead to poor air quality at times.
* WHERE...Interior southwest Washington and interior northwest
Oregon for areas below 1500 feet.
* WHEN...Until noon PST Tuesday. Strong inversions will develop
Sunday night and continue through at least Tuesday morning
across the area.
* IMPACTS...Poor air quality may cause issues for people with
People with respiratory illness should follow their physician’s advice for dealing with high levels of air pollution during periods of stagnant air.
State air quality agencies highly recommend that no outdoor burning occur and that residential wood burning devices be limited as much as possible. According to state air quality agencies, prolonged periods of stagnant air can hold pollutants close to the ground where people live and breathe. Check with your local burn agency for any current restrictions in your area.
Governor Jay Inslee: New food benefit debit cards work to reduce stigma and improve efficiency
*Note: From December 4, 2019 - SeattleTimes posted: New Trump administration restriction on food stamps to hit more than 75,000 people in Washington state
Excerpt: DSHS said 26 counties will experience the cuts: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Franklin, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla, Whatcom and Whitman.
**Lewis County is NOT included in the list of affected counties.
WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Aliera Is Not Health Insurance
Consumers should be aware that Aliera is not a legal health insurance product in Washington state and many consumers have filed complaints about the product: http://ow.ly/l0Iw50xsWmn
Plus: Effective January 1, 2020 - Surprise Billing and the Balance Billing Protection Act
Find out what this means for you and your family.
Lewis County Water Alliance: Lewis County Planning Commission 6 PM December 10
*Don’t forget to wear your blues.
Donna’s Place: Second Annual Fundraiser for Foster Kids
Donna's Place is doing our 2nd year of Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis
Go Bags - for Foster Kids In Crisis
Please be a part of our care drive for foster children in crisis. Imagine being torn from your family and everything you know, and being placed in a strange home, new people, a strange bed, and Mom and Dad are nowhere to be found.
This is where the idea for “Go-Bags” came from!
While nothing can fix what’s taking place, maybe some comfort can be provided with a new backpack containing pajamas, a soft blanket, a new stuffed toy, and some personal items in it. Each bag can be filled with hand-picked things to make it as personal as possible, or a cash donation can be accepted and we will do the shopping for you!
Let’s get together as a community and support some local foster children! We are hoping to have all the bags back by 12/20/19. If you take a tag, please fill out the bottom portion and give to us to help keep track of who is participating.
Please call Donna's Place with any questions. 360-864-2700
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. Mondays in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, December 9, 2019.
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Dancing Moon Yoga posted: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo
Hello, friends! I have a couple of offerings to share with you all:
WOMEN’S GROUP: I am currently facilitating a weekly women’s yoga session in Toledo. Our focus is on feminine embodiment through a sensual fusion of vinyasa and kundalini. Our Friday morning group is currently full, but we are going to be adding a second weekly session! The new group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting in December. Interested? You can sign up for the Tuesday evening session or be added to the waitlist for Friday mornings by sending me a DM. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding these sessions! I have been pouring my heart and soul into them and I am beyond excited to expand this work and continue sharing it with the amazing women in our community.
GENTLE YOGA: Every Monday and Wednesday morning I offer very gentle yoga at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing facility (aka The Mission or St. Mary’s) out on Jackson Hwy from 10am - 11am. These classes are sponsored by the Cowlitz Tribe and are FREE to the community! The class content has been designed with elders in mind, as this is an elders housing facility. But community members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! I have had students in this particular class ranging in age from 7 to 92. Please DM me with any questions.
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
December 9: Parent Survey Results @ Special Board Meeting, THS
December 9: A Service of Remembrance @ Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel
December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions lifted 09.18.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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