- City of Toledo: Proclamation - Police Appreciation Day
- TRL: Winlock Library Patron Rally Today To Halt Cuts To Hours & Days
- Gov’t Shutdown: ESD - Unemployment For Furloughed Federal Workers
- FDA: Lapse in Funding, Bauer’s Candy Safety Alert
- Governor Jay Inslee: Joint Filing To Block ‘Reclassification’ Of Hanford Site
- WA ATG: ISO Your Failed 9-1-1 Call Experiences During CenturyLink Outage
- ARTrailsOf SWW: Call For Artists
- Today: Yoga In Toledo!
- Thursday: New THS Visioning Meeting
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Shout out to Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant for a great late dinner for our party of four last night. The Other Toledo & pals.
City of Toledo:
Not Strictly Toledo: Winlock Timberland Library:
(There was a) proposal that would close Winlock on Thursdays and Salkum on Wednesdays, reducing the staffed hours at both to 32 a week. Though the document calls for public notice and board approval before the changes are finalized, it says that “implementation is tentatively planned for February.”
Support local library services by showing up at the meeting in Winlock 10 a.m. today.
FDA: FDA Lapse in Funding
In the absence of either an FY 2019 appropriation or a Continuing Resolution for FDA, beginning on December 22, 2018 and continuing until the date of enactment of an FY 2019 appropriation or Continuing Resolution ("lapse period"), agency operations continue to the extent permitted by law, such as activities necessary to address imminent threats to the safety of human life and activities funded by carryover user fee funds. Read more
FDA: Public Health Alert Concerning a Possible Hepatitis A Contamination of Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas
The FDA is alerting consumers to possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel. We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.
At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to consumption of these candies…
Complete Safety Alert here.
Employment Security Department: Unemployment benefits related to partial federal shutdown
Notice to workers furloughed due to partial federal shutdown
Washington's unemployment insurance claims centers stand ready to help federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown.
Unemployment applications are taken online or by phone (see Q&A below) because there are no longer “unemployment offices” in Washington state.
If you do not have Internet or phone access at home, you may use these services at your local WorkSource. However, please be aware that WorkSource employees provide employment services; they can not process unemployment claims and do not have the expertise to answer questions about unemployment benefits.
NOTE: Federal workers in the state of Washington who are currently working full time but are not being paid during the partial government shutdown are not eligible for unemployment benefits because they are considered fully employed.
Here are some common questions regarding unemployment benefits for federal employees on furlough...
Webpage link here.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs added:
Federal employees may apply for benefits at ESD.wa.gov or by phone at 800-318-6022. The day they should call depends on the last digit of their social security number.
Due to the shutdown, furloughed workers should be prepared to provide verification of their wages when requested because ESD may be unable to reach their employers to verify their wages. Valid documents could include copies of pay stubs or W-2 forms.
Governor Jay Inslee posted:
A new plan to reclassify nuclear waste is an attempt by the federal government to grant themselves the unilateral authority to walk away from its obligation to clean up millions of gallons of toxic, radioactive waste at Hanford. This dangerous idea will only serve to silence the voices of tribal leaders, Hanford workers, public safety officials and the surrounding communities in important conversations.
This is unacceptable, and we will not stand by while this administration plans to abandon its responsibility to clean up their mess. Washington Department of Ecology, Washington State Attorney General Ferguson and I filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy (Monday January 7, 2018) opposing their plan to “reinterpret” the classification of waste stored in underground tanks at Hanford.
The Energy department is accepting comments on its proposal through Jan. 9. To add your voice to this process, send an email to: HLWnotice@em.doe.gov.
Full news story link here.
Farmers Insurance- Cyndi Philbrook Agency shared Live 95’s post:
If you experienced the recent statewide 911 outage firsthand, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to hear from you. Last month, a 12-hour-long outage affected the state’s emergency call system managed by CenturyLink. As Ferguson points out, a similar outage occurred in 2014.
“For the second time, CenturyLink has fallen short of its obligation to provide reliable 911 services for Washingtonians,” said Ferguson in a statement. “If you called for help during this outage, only to be met with a busy signal, please share your story with my office. We want to know exactly how CenturyLink’s failure impacted the people of our state.”
Ferguson requests that you provide details of your experience in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Barb and Ted M. for being our lucky winner of the UHD TV. This is their first smart TV, so we are excited for them to win. Thank you to everyone who made a food bank donation.
ARTrails of SWW
Morgan Arts Centre News: Upcoming Classes
Former students and friends, Just a reminder:
Sue Wachter will be here at the Morgan Arts Centre this Saturday with a Fiber Workshop.
She is bringing lots of supplies and plenty of information to share.
If you’ve already taken a class from her you not only know how much fun this will be, but you as an alumni will be paying a lower fee…and be expected to need less one-on-one instruction. The Workshop hours are from 10-2pm…and you’ll need to dress ready to get messy…dye is just that !
I am making coffee, tea, snacks and a lovely soup to share. Please give me an email or phone call to make sure we have enough supplies (and soup) for Saturday.
PLUS: I am registering folks for the Chocolate Class at the MAC with Linda Aitchison.
Thanks, Di Morgan
Not Strictly Toledo2: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Hazo Hut & Swap Shack
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not Strictly Toledo3: The Chip Guy
Lewis County’s premier gleaning resource, reducing waste while distributing surplus produce, soft drinks, bread - and chips. There’s no telling what finds you’ll net. Drop your donation in the big jar to help cover fuel & expenses, bring your own bags & recycle your extras, and score seasonal & year-round favorites.
Read the FAQ page, check to see if a distro is scheduled, and head over to the warehouse.
Richard The Chip Guy says: Be kind to the volunteers, listen to the traffic guy, don’t show up early and don’t park at the neighboring homes across the street. Share.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday til 6 PM, Thursday & Saturday til 5 PM.
Fresh-brewed hot drinks & snacks, new titles on sale racks, current print media, and more.
Toledo Senior Center Monthly Biz Meeting
Toledo Park Board Meeting - cancelled*
*Park Board Vacancy - Contact email@example.com for details.
Toledo Parks are growing & expanding!
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Meeting
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Also Tonight: Yoga in Toledo 6 PM @ Camp Singing Wind
Bring your mat and a water bottle. Suggested donation of $5 - $10 at the door. If this is your first class with us please arrive about 10 minutes early.
See you on Wednesday!
Thursday: Art Gallery 505 Opening Night
January Exhibition: Unintended Consequences
2 - 6 p.m.Wednesday - Saturday
Through February 2, 2019
Also on Facebook.
Also Thursday: Buckleberry Farm
Mizspoona Salad Select! Mizuna cross, tender with a good crunch, can be used as a substitute for spinach, mild mustard flavor, but no heat. See comments for what we have available for delivery this week. We deliver every week to Chehalis and Toledo.
This week’s list:
Mizspoona or Mustard $3.50/4oz
Eggs $5/doz*** Sold out this week
Fingerling Potatoes, AmaRosa or French $3.50/lb
Red Devils Ear Lettuce $2/small head
Deborah Collins delivers fresh local produce to Toledo Thursdays at Toledo Thursday Market location. PM her to place your order.
PLUS: THS Knowledge Bowl 6 PM @ Toledo First Baptist
Friday: Toledo School District Annual Evacuation Drill Friday
Friday morning, Toledo Schools will practice evacuation to the Mission. In an emergency, the Mission is where parents can pick up children. This is one of the emergency drills we do each year so that we’re prepared to respond.
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 23rd @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
January 25th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 29th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 10th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 17th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 22nd @ MWP 5:45/7:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 12th @ Napavine
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW!! January 19th Alumni Basketball Game @ THS
NEW!! February 7: Chocolate Class with Linda Aitchison @ the MAC
January 10: Community Visioning Meeting @ Toledo High School
January 12: Fiber Workshop - Felted Scarf @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 15: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 26: Comedy Central ** Basketball Fundraiser @ THS
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
February 15: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
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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Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
*AirNow status during the federal government shutdown: AirNow will continue to provide the public with current and forecast air quality information during the federal government shutdown; however EPA will not post additional information to the site during that time.
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