- Weather Underground: Washington Rain Festival Continues
- School District: Community Informational Meeting Tonight On New THS, Upcoming Levy
- Review: Santa’s Workshop In Photos
- Good News Monday: Doctor Shares Simple Vertigo Relief, Cornflakes To Beer
- USDA: School Meals Flexibility, Coconut Oil Compounds Better Than DEET
- AP Correction: Auvi-Q Not In Short Supply - Generic EpiPen Arrives Early 2019
- WA State Department Of Natural Resources: DNR to Hire 550 Seasonal Firefighters
- LCSO Press Release: Last Suspect Now In Custody
- Lewis County Beekeepers Assoc: Youth Scholarship Extends Application Deadline
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County BOCC
- Tonight: Coffee House Revival, Adult Spanish Class
- Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Weather Underground for Toledo forecasts:
Rain continues after partly cloudy Monday. Temps upper 30’s to 40’s all week.
Did I mention rain?
Toledo School District announces:
There will be a community visioning meeting on January 10 at 6pm at THS to brainstorm ideas and formulate a vision for the new school.
Also at that meeting, Supt Chris Rust will talk about the upcoming replacement levy and remind voters that bonds are for building only, and levies fund learning and everything else that goes along with learning and school programs. The existing levy is $2.17 per $1,000 and the proposed replacement is $1.50 per $1,000 which represents a .67 cent decrease. This will go to vote in February of 2019.
Frequent updates on blog: Toledo Builds A High School
Toledo High School invites you to relax following:
Review in Photos: Santa's Workshop at the Morgan Arts Centre
*Extra-special thanks to the hosts for all they do for those in their community.
Keep on keepin’ on.
Good News Monday:
Dr Carol Foster discovered a non-medical free method to halt common vertigo, went viral on YouTube in 2013, and wrote “Overcoming Positional Vertigo” to be released January 2019.
Remember Toronto’s charitable Been A Slice bread-to-beer? Or Toast Ale, the American version?
UK’s food distribution charity FairShare earns 10-pence from each can of “Throwaway IPA” manufactured by Seven Bro7hers Brewery in Manchester, which will incorporate 30% Kellogg’s corn flakes deemed unsuitable for boxed cereal - too large, too small, or broken - adding sweetness to the mash and a “golden cornflake color” to the beer.
Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule
A final rule on school meal flexibilities, to be published later this month in the Federal Register, increases local flexibility in implementing school nutrition standards for milk, whole grains, and sodium. More...
Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better than DEET
Coconut oil itself is not a repellent, Zhu emphasized. However, the coconut oil-derived free fatty acid mixture—lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid as well as their corresponding methyl esters—provides strong repellency against blood-sucking insects. By encapsulating coconut fatty acids into a starch-based formula, field trials showed this all-natural formula could provide protection to cattle against stable flies for up to 96 hours or 4 days.
DEET was only 50 percent effective against stable flies, while the coconut oil compound was more than 95 percent effective.
Against bed bugs and ticks, DEET lost its effectiveness after about three days, while the coconut oil compound lasted for about two weeks. Coconut oil fatty acids also provided more that 90 percent repellency against mosquitoes—including Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus.
Associated Press - Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story
On Friday The Associated Press retracted one detail about Sandoz’ announcement to bring a slightly cheaper generic EpiPen alternative to market in early 2019 to ease this year’s shortage. It was erroneously reported that emergency allergy injector Auvi-Q was among products that had shortages. This was not the case.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced:
DNR to Hire 550 Seasonal Firefighters
News Date: NOVEMBER 26, 2018
Application process opens for summer employment
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun recruiting for 550 temporary firefighters to serve during the 2019 wildfire season with the state’s largest wildland firefighting department. In 2018, DNR crews responded to a record 1,826 wildfires.
“If you are motivated to do this work, I encourage you to apply,” said the Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, who heads DNR. “Having these trained firefighters ready to respond is key to protecting our state’s livelihoods and communities. Their work is incredibly valuable to me and all of our state’s citizens.”
First-time applicants should be able to fill positions from approximately mid-June to mid-September, though some temporary positions will be filled by returning firefighters as soon as April. With growing frequency, seasonal firefighters may also have the opportunity to work longer seasons - into October – when they are able and conditions dictate.
Having seasonal firefighters available to respond earlier and later in the season is one way that the agency is adjusting to our state’s changing climate. The agency’s last wildfire call was a recent as Nov. 21. And one hundred of the agency’s firefighters volunteered to finish out their season in November, assisting with California wildfires.
DNR provides hired firefighters with all required safety clothing, equipment and training they need. Applicants should be willing and capable of performing strenuous outdoor work. Positions span different kinds of wildland firefighting such as hand crews, engine leaders, helitack firefighters, and squad bosses. Those interested can visit DNR’s website www.dnr.wa.gov/employment, to scan firefighting job descriptions, or visit the agency’s blog post.
DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands.
DNR 2-minute recruitment video ‘Be a Wildland Firefighter’ for social media:
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office: Press Release
Date/Time: 12-06-18 @ 0900 Hours
Contact: Chief Dusty Breen
Release #: 2
Final Suspect In-Custody from Interrupted Burglary
Erik G. Spicer, 32 of Napavine, is in custody at the Lewis County Jail for Residential Burglary after his involvement in the interrupted burglary in Centralia on 12/05/18. On 12/05/18 at 7:05 PM he turned himself into law enforcement, and was booked.
Lewis County Beekeepers Association:
Saturday Joshua Smith shared - Hey all
Lewis County Bee Association is looking for youth applicants for their youth scholarship program. This program is great. My son did this for 2018. He was trained, given all of the tools and bees and assigned a mentor for the year. It’s been great and he has already taken his skills and knowledge to FFA. I highly recommend this program and group. 6-10 graders. You can find the application online. They are accepting right now. They were due in November but would like some additional applicants.
Website link here.
Mark Your Calendars: Saturday, January 5
Getting Started in Beekeeping
A Free Orientation: No Pre-Registration Required
When: 10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Centralia College, Washington Hall 103, 701 W. Walnut, Centralia WA 98531
We’ll Cover: Benefits of Beekeeping; “Bee Biology 101”; Equipment You’ll Need; How To Set Up Your Apiary; Your First Year of Beekeeping—What You Do; Getting & Managing Bees; Harvesting Honey; Parasites & Diseases; Over-Wintering; & More!
Preview of LCBA’s beginning beekeeping class starting January 13 (see bee-low for details).
Questions? Call (360)880-8130; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County BOCC
The Lewis County Commissioners meet at 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington. A chair is elected annually to preside over these meetings. The current chair is Bill Schulte. The Commissioners also serve as the Board for the Lewis County Health Board, current chair is Gary Stamper; also the Lewis County Solid Waste Disposal District #1, Edna J. Fund is the current chair.
Lewis County Commissioners linked:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday December 10, 2018.
Tonight: Spanish For Adults @ Camp Singing Wind 6:30 PM.
Also Tonight: New THS Community Meeting 6 PM @ High School
And: Toledo High School Hosts Coffee House Revival 7 PM
*Includes $3 Mac N Cheese Dinner & the best in rising local talent
Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
December 11th @ Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
December 13th @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
December 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
December 17th JV vs. Columbia Adventist 6:15
December 18th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
December 19th C @ Winlock 5:45 JV vs Woodland 6:30
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28&29 Central Washington Tournament
December 10th JV @ Kelso 6:00
December 12th vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
December 14th @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
December 17th JV vs. Columbia Adventist 7:30
December 19th JV vs. Woodland 5:00 Varsity @ Winlock 7:00
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28 & 29 Central Washington Tournament
December 15th @ Tumwater Tournament 7:00/9:00 am
December 22nd @ Black Hills 9:00 am
December 28 & 29 Pac Coast Tournament @ Mountain View High School
December 15th @ Castle Rock Invite 8:00/10:00
December 19th @ Tenino Round Robin 1:00/3:00
December 22nd @ Hoquiam Tournament 8:00/10:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW!! Chimis Mexican Restaurant posted:
Fundraiser for Visiting Hooves by Victoria Leona Smith ($623 of $1,000 raised)
January 1: New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle @ Silver Lake
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 30: Library Page Turners Meets January 30 (NO December group)
Winterfest In Toledo 2018
December 13: Interfaith Christmas Program 1 pm
Presbyterian Church (360)864-2479 Call Sandy B. for details (360)864-2601
December 14: Middle School Holiday Dance Mixer (FCCLA) 3:30 - 5 pm
Toledo Middle School (360)864-2395
December 14: Parent's Night Out (Take a Kid Break) Time:TBA
Toledo Elementary School Contact: TESPTO@outlook.com
December 19: Holiday Cheesecakes (call 864-2602 for details) 6:30 pm
Camp Singing Wind (360)864-2476
December 22: Feliz Navidad Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant (360)864-8882
December 24: Christmas Mass and Caroling 5 pm & Midnight
St. Francis Mission (360)864-4126
December 24: Candlelight Services 6 & 7:30 pm
Toledo Baptist Church (360)864-2550
December 27-31: Fireworks Sales (Toledo Lions Club)
Toledo Market Fresh parking lot
December 31: New Years Eve Special Buffet (Bonanza BBQ) 3 - 9 pm
Toledo Event Center (360)864-2277
December 31: New Years Eve Dinner 5 pm - 12:30 am
Donna's Place (360)864-2700
December 31: Giant Cheese Ball Drop at Midnight (vision:Toledo) 11:30 pm
Toledo Builds a High School
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