- Toledo School District: School Resumes Today
- KATU News: Washington State AG Promises 'Appropriate Action' After 911 Outage
- FDA: Updates On Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls
- WSDA: WA Sustainable Farming Grant Program
- WSDA: Christmas Tree Pest Alert
- Lewis County: LC Beekeepers On Boosting Bee Health
- Health Corner: Washington State Health Care Authority Updates
- Today: Buckleberry Farms In Toledo
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Donations are way down this year. Odds of winning have never looked better.
*Correction* Wednesday’s Daily Column incorrectly labeled January 2nd as Day 11 of the government shutdown, when it was widely recognized as Day 12.
The Other Toledo regrets any inconvenience occasioned by this error.
Toledo School District posted: School starts again (today). We’ll be on regular schedule. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
FDA: Updates On Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls
Update [1/2/2019] FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals to Aurobindo Pharma USA’s voluntary recall of two lots of valsartan tablets...
FDA also updated the list of valsartan products under recall and the list of valsartan products not under recall.
Complete update here.
KATU News: Washington State AG Promises 'Appropriate Action' After 911 Outage
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson is vowing to take "appropriate action" after a massive 9-1-1 outage impacted much of the state last week, including counties in Southwest Washington..
Full story here.
KATU News: Man claims Burger King backed out of 'meals for life' deal after he was locked in bathroom
“To make things right, the Burger King manager offered him free food for the rest of his life should he come into the restaurant,” Fuller said.
And for a few weeks, they say, the restaurant honored the deal, comping meals each time he came in.
Then, Fuller says a regional manager reneged the offer.
Fuller, along with his client, determined one burger meal a week at $7.89 over 22 years - or the rest of his life - equals a little more than $9,026.16. Which is what they are suing for.
The Daily News: Toledo Pedestrian Hit And Killed Tuesday Morning
A Toledo man was hit and killed on State Route 12 near Mossyrock early Tuesday morning.
Colton M. Lindberg, 27, was wearing dark clothing and standing in the roadway when a vehicle traveling eastbound struck and killed him shortly after 1 a.m...
Washington State: WA Sustainable Farming Grant Program
Chrys Ostrander shared a link:
HumanLinks Foundation, in conjunction with Tilth Alliance, is currently offering a grant program to sustainable WA farmers who want to improve the economic viability, social impacts and environmental sustainability of their farm businesses. The goal of this grant program is to enhance the operations of farmers practicing responsible and progressive methods such as sustainable soil management, crop diversification, habitat preservation, climate change mitigation and environmentally-safe waste management practices.
Please visit the HumanLinks Foundation website: http://www.humanlinksfoundation.org/ for details and a copy of the application. The deadline is January 18, 2019.
Visit Lewis County Permaculture Society on Facebook.
Washington State Department of Agriculture Issues Warning:
PEST ALERT: If you still have your Christmas tree up, take a moment to check it for a pest called elongate hemlock scale. If you see anything similar to the photos below on your tree, please contact our pest program at email@example.com or call 1-800-443-6684 to report it.
Top: Healthy specimen
Bottom: Scale-infested tree branch
This pest was brought to the state on Fraser fir Christmas trees from North Carolina.
*Please notify WSDA before recycling your tree at Lewis County Central Transfer Station.
WSDA: America’s Farmers - Grow Ag Leaders - The Future Of Farming
Know a high school senior or college junior studying an ag-related field? Here is a scholarship opportunity! #futureoffarming
Details on webpage here. All forms must be completed by February 13, 2019.
Lewis County: Lewis County Beekeepers Association shared
New research shows how Beekeepers can boost bee health - by encouraging propolis collection.
BeeCulture.com wrote: CATCH THE BUZZ – GEORGIA SCIENTISTS SHOW THAT MORE PROPOLIS MEANS HEALTHIER BEES, AND HERE’S HOW TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
Excerpt: Propolis, a mass of plant resins built by honey bees inside their hives, has drawn attention in recent years partly because of its alleged (but as yet unproven) health benefits to humans. But, perhaps more important, it also shows health benefits to bees themselves. Created from resins and other oils and fats collected from trees, propolis helps preserve the structural integrity of a bee hive and protects against wood decay, fungus, and water.
In the past, some beekeepers have tried to keep their hives “clean” of propolis, believing it impeded with honey-making activities. Today, though, scientists and beekeepers have begun looking at encouraging propolis production to help sustain healthy hives.
Full story here.
January 5: Getting Started in Beekeeping - A Free Overview hosted by LCBA
Are you interested in beekeeping, but not sure what's involved? This free orientation will give you an overview. LCBA mentors will 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 that starts on January 12.
For details on the course, visit lewiscountybeekeepers.org/education.
Questions? Call 360.880.8130; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Corner: Washington State Health Care Authority, Paratransit + Your Car
For immediate release
Friday, December 14, 2018
Health Home program saves more than $100 million for Medicare program over three years
OLYMPIA – An innovative program meant to support Apple Health (Medicaid) clients with chronic illness has saved Medicare more than $107 million over three years, according to new analysis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...
In 2013, Washington piloted the Health Home program, which provides community-based care coordination as part of the Apple Health program...
Clients enrolled in both Apple Health and Medicare (known as “dual eligibles”) are not enrolled in managed care plans and instead use their Health Home program through what are called managed fee-for-services (MFFS) agencies.
About 19,600 dual eligible individuals are currently enrolled in the Washington Health Home program.
Complete news release here.
Real Case: Advocate closes gaps in care for woman in need
For immediate release
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Whole-person care expands to more areas of the state Jan. 1
OLYMPIA – Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) clients in several more regions of the state will transition to a whole-person approach to care delivery. Services will be coordinated through a single health plan so that people receive the help they need for body and mind, including mental health and substance use treatment...
Among the final regions of the state to move to integrated managed care are:
January 2020 - Great Rivers (Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, and Lewis counties)
Complete news release here.
BTW, if you have a DSHS Provider 1 ID card (Medicaid) for health care and need help getting to your appointments, you may already know you can apply for Paratransit Services. But did you know that fuel or mileage reimbursement is available for trips to clinics and other health care related travel? This stipend offsets the costs, though it doesn’t cover all. Still, it’s worth your while to find out if you could be getting some of your money back, right?
In Lewis County, call: (800)846-5438 for more info.
Hearing impaired, (800)943-5438.
Fax (360)377-1528 or toll-free (855)742-5078.
Or visit: Paratransit Services - Washington State Non-Emergency Medical Transport
Today: Buckleberry Farms’ Deborah Collins says: Happy New Year! Start the new year right with some fresh, local vegetables and eggs from happy hens! Delivering (Thursday) in Toledo.
This week’s fresh & local offerings:
Eggs $5/doz, greens $3.50/4oz, fingerling potatoes $3.50/lb, carrots $4/lb
PM her with your order, PU @ Toledo Thursday Market venue (City lot across from boat ramp).
Weekly on Thursdays.
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
January 3rd vs Onalaska
January 5th JV @ LaCenter 4:00
January 7th JV @ PeEll 7:00
January 9th @ Morton White Pass 5:45/7:00
January 11th @ Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
January 12th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 4th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 7th JV @ PeEll 5:45
January 8th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 10th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 8th @ Winlock 5:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 4th & 5th @ Kelso Invite 3:00
January 8th @ Winlock
January 12th @ Napavine
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW!! January 15: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
Through January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 12: Fiber Workshop - Felted Scarf @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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