- National Weather Service: Gust Winds Late Monday, Dry Spring Fuels Wildfires
- Washington State Fire Wire: Spring Fire Weather Forecast - Hotter, Dryer
- FDA: Is Using Your Smartphone or Tablet in the Kitchen a Food Safety Hazard?
- USDA-FSIS: North Country Smokehouse Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products
- Cowlitz, Wahkiakum: Burn Bans In Effect
- Lewis County: Press Release - Outdoor Burning
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
- Today: Silent Auction Deadline, Toledo Historical Society, Evening Of Excellence
- Tuesday: Ukulele Lessons, vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Toledo High School Sports: March 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
National Weather Service Seattle WA outlook: Several Pacific storms will batter much of the West Coast through the coming week. Heavy rain is possible in lower terrain with snow for the mountains.
*That’s you, Mike Hedges.
Washington State Fire Wire warned:
FDA Recalls, Statements, Other News:
Is Using Your Smartphone or Tablet in the Kitchen a Food Safety Hazard?
A Conversation with Amy Lando and Michael Bazaco
Q: What gave you the idea to study consumers’ use of personal devices in the kitchen?
Lando: This issue surfaced when we were working with colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the questions for the 2016 Food Safety Survey (FSS), which FDA conducts in collaboration with USDA. As you know, smartphones, tablets, and other devices have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. We take them everywhere—work, the store, the bathroom, the gym, and many other places. It makes perfect sense to use them in the kitchen, and people are increasingly doing that. Why have 50 cookbooks when you can just look at your phone?
Full story 5-minute read. Link here: https://tinyurl.com/ycxd9ba4
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
USDA-FSIS News Release: Mar 23, 2019 News Release - North Country Smokehouse Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
*Note: When posting USDA’s FSIS Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
For other food-related alerts, visit visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
Washington State Library declared:
It’s NEVER too late to graduate – and your library can help!
Cowlitz County DEM (Department of Emergency Management) issued:
Cowlitz Co. officials issue county wide burn ban, multiple brush fires - 03/20/19
Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office announced: A burn ban is in effect (March 20, 2019) for Wahkiakum County.
Lewis County Fire Marshal Doyle Sanford Press Release: Outdoor Burning Safety
American Legion Aux Unit 101’s Wendy Carolan posted:
Our daughter is dealing with several medical issues, recent hospitalizations and many physical limitations during her time of healing from life threatening dissected artery with blood clot in her brain, a dvt, and a pseudoaneurysm in her angiogram site. Due to these limitations she may not do many routine things to keep her household in order, especially with her husband working out of state most days. She has routinely helped others for many years, and here is an opportunity to help her and her family of 6. Bless you for your help, and please keep those prayers coming!!
TAKETHEMAMEAL.COM link: https://tinyurl.com/y6jtoj3d
Notes from Annie Jones ...
Update: After a few return hospital stays Kelly has been given even stricter orders to slow down and take it easy while she heals. The family could use some easy, one pan homemade freezer meals that the kids can pop in the oven or crock pot with minimal prep. Please check in with Kelly to arrange delivery. Thanks!
Original message from March 4th: Friends, thank you for signing up to help show some love and care to the Schey Family, who is so often doing the same for others in our community! It can be difficult for givers to receive but this is our chance to help Kelly get the rest she needs to heal and recover well.
Kelly says she and her family are not picky and enjoy meat and vegetables. There is a slight preference for low carb, low sodium as that makes it easy for a Kelly to manage her current dietary needs but is not essential as she can easily monitor her portions. Crockpot ready and Freezer meals are also appreciated.
To limit visitors while she recovers please either connect with me to arrange your meal drop off at my place to be delivered with other meals or text or call Kelly to find out the best time for delivery. Thanks!
*Monday meal is open.
Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday March 25, 2019.
Included: Resolution 19-081: Public hearing informing the public of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Purpose grant opportunities.
In part: Lewis County is applying to the Washington State Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Purpose grant and invited public participation to inform residents of the availability of CDBG funds and provided an opportunity for community members to propose projects or offer input on the proposed activities. More...
Still missing: $17 thousand overpaid by Toledo Senior Center months ago.
Next up: Lewis County Planning Commission
6:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019
WORKSHOP: Annual Work Plan
The Commission will discuss countywide planning issues for the 2019‐2020 schedule.
Agenda link here: https://tinyurl.com/y2e72qyt
Toledo Senior Center *ISO: Need to find an instructor for afternoon Better Bones and Balance exercise class. There are about 12-15 who would take it again IF we had an instructor. Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.
Contact Toledo Senior Center, (360)864-2112. Also on Facebook.
Suzanne Kasner wrote: Hello Friends of Toledo Elementary!
Book fair starts Monday at lunch time! We really need help with this event!
*SignUpGenius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044dacac2ca1fa7-book2?fbclid=IwAR3zfPsyBfB_FFOruCLHkt5xYuigvY3lWy8r2UFzC9wTCdjHTWjR4hwv8Rk
Did you know that you can shop online at our book fair? Click the link below* to go to Scholastic online and read more about new books, order online, and sign up for that cool new E-Wallet option for your kiddos!
Book fair will be open:
Mon 3/25 at lunch, after school, and during conferences
Tues 3/26 before school, during lunch, and after school
Wed 3/27 before school, at lunch, after school and during conferences
Thurs 3/28 before school, at lunch, and after school
Fri 3/29 before school and at lunch
* Link: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=toledoelementaryschool3
Linda Lemiere-Zile posted:
Food Bank at Toledo New Life church Monday and Tuesday this week week! 10:00am -12:00 PM. If you are needing some food, come get what you need for what we have!
Today: Toledo Historical Society
Toledo Historical Society meet 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Community Library, where the History Room displays early pictures, papers and artifacts generously donated by area families. The Society also participates in numerous projects in the community, and funds scholarships.
New members welcomed.
Deadline: Silent Auction Extended to 3 PM today @ Toledo Senior Center
Tonight: EVENING OF EXCELLENCE 7:00PM @ Toledo High School
City of Toledo:
Toledo High School Sports - March 2019
March 26th @ King’s Way 6:00
March 28th vs. Seton Catholic 6:00 @ WHS
March 26th vs. Elma 4:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00
March 28th JV @ Rochester 4:00 bus @ 2:15
March 28th vs. King’s Way 3:00/5:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00
March 26th @ Adna 3:30pm bus 1:55
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
*** From last week’s BIG Community Meeting ***
April 12: Coffee House @ Toledo High School
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
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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