- WA DVA: Governor Inslee Lowers Flags Statewide For Kittitas Deputy Today
- National Weather Service: 5-Day Outlook
- NCBI-NIH: Vitamin D For Influenza
- FDA: Recall - Darwin’s Natural Raw Dog Food For Salmonella
- OSPI: Nominations - Presidential Award - Excellence in Math & Science Teaching
- Defend The Flock: Webinar Today - Biosecurity Basics & Beyond
- Ethan Siegel: The Moon Will Swallow Saturn This Friday Morning
- Tonight: New THS Design Team Meets
- Toledo High School Sports: March/April 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
This young man just discovered the little free library located in Steamboat Alley in downtown Toledo! Feel free to take a book or put a book in. It’s just down from the Toledo Community Library.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs announced:
#FlagLowering - 3/28/19 (Deputy Ryan Thompson)
Governor Jay Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Deputy Thompson was killed in the line of duty on March 19, 2019.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Thursday, March 28.
Please notify your staff and all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on March 28 at the Nicholson Pavilion, 715 E. Dean Nicholson Blvd., on the Central Washington University Campus in Ellensburg, Washington.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington 5-day outlook:
One reader responded to this week’s CDC post recommending antiviral treatment (Tamiflu) to lessen symptoms & reduce down time with a paper offering an alternative remedy.
On file with the NCBI-National Institutes of Health, this article was originally published June 2015 in the journal Canadian Family Physicians.
Excerpt: “A colleague of mine and I have introduced vitamin D at doses that have achieved greater than 100 nmol/L in most of our patients for the past number of years, and we now see very few patients in our clinics with the flu or influenzalike illness. In those patients who do have influenza, we have treated them with the vitamin D hammer, as coined by my colleague. This is a 1-time 50 000 IU dose of vitamin D3 or 10 000 IU 3 times daily for 2 to 3 days. The results are dramatic, with complete resolution of symptoms in 48 to 72 hours. One-time doses of vitamin D at this level have been used safely and have never been shown to be toxic.8 We urgently need a study of this intervention. The cost of vitamin D is about a penny for 1000 IU, so this treatment costs less than a dollar.”
Link: Vitamin D for influenza
FDA News Release:
March 26, 2019 - FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Their Pets Three Lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Raw Dog Food Due to Salmonella
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. The codes for each product are listed in the second group of numbers below the barcode on the package. These products are as follows:
- Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5309(11)181019, manufactured on October 19, 2018
- Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5375(11)181106, manufactured on November 6, 2018
- Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5339(11)181026, manufactured on October 26, 2018
The FDA is issuing this alert because these three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food represent a serious threat to human and animal health and are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they contain Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their health care providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms of Salmonella infection.
These products are manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc.*, doing business as Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, and are sold online direct to consumers.
Because these products are sold and stored frozen, and the FDA is concerned that people may still have them in their possession...
Without an effective control, such as cooking, raw pet food is more likely than other types of pet food to contain pathogens such as Salmonella. Refrigeration or freezing does not kill the bacteria. Pet owners who choose to feed raw pet food should be aware of the risks associated with these products.
Pets do not always display symptoms when infected with Salmonella...
Read full News Release.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife reminder:
Sunday March 31 is the last day to get your Multi-Season Application.
**** Visit fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov to purchase. ****
Washington State Department of Agriculture deadline April 2, 2019:
We are planning to hold pesticide collection events in Western Washington and the Western Columbia Gorge during 2019, where you can safely and properly dispose of unusable and unwanted pesticide products.
Event locations will be determined by the areas where potential customers are located. Please contact WSDA via email at WastePesticide@agr.wa.gov no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to express your interest in pesticide disposal.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs posted:
Nominate at: https://www.paemst.org/nomination/nominate
Washington State Department of Agriculture shared a post.
Free webinar this Thursday (March 28, 2019). Learn tips to keep your flock healthy! Registration now open.
Defend The Flock
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites you to join two of our poultry health experts – and a few special guests – for a free webinar. We’ll be celebrating Bird Health Awareness Week...
To get biosecurity updates and information year-round, sign up to receive the brand new Defend the Flock e-Newsletter. The first issue will launch in May 2019. Select “Defend the Flock e-Newsletter” under Veterinary Services at bit.ly/2UC7iLi
Full details link here.
Annie Jones shared: Your support is appreciated!
Sign up to Take Them A Meal. Meals For Kelly Schey Family Link here.*
*Thursday IS open! Set the table.
Tom Boone wants to get the word out:
Ethan Siegel wrote: The Moon Will Swallow Saturn This Friday Morning, And You Can See The Event Yourself
“Almost all occultations that are visible from Earth occur between the Moon and another planet, but there’s something special about occultations of Saturn, owing to the extended, easily-visible nature of its ring system. The events themselves last longer as the planet disappears and reappears behind the Moon, as Saturn with its rings is a more extended sight than any other world as viewed from Earth.
There’s an entire astronomy enthusiast community devoted to observing occultations, and they’ve developed some very extensive resources that are freely available to the public. If you miss the occultation of Saturn on March 29, don’t fret; there’s another coming up on April 25, visible from Australia, New Zealand, and the western portion of South America.
When you see that pinprick of light approach the Moon, remember what it is you’re really looking at: the great ringed giant of our Solar System, preparing for its spectacular moment in the shade.”
On Friday morning, March 29, the Moon will appear to pass in front of Saturn, creating the spectacular and rare phenomenon of an occultation. For skywatchers across most of the world, it will simply appear as a close approach, as though the Moon had a satellite of its own for a brief time. But if you’re located in eastern South America or southern Africa, you might want to take a closer look for a chance at seeing the disappearance or reapparance of Saturn behind the Moon!
The Moon will swallow Saturn this coming Friday morning, and if you’re careful and prepared, you can see the event for yourself.
*Special thanks to Ethan Siegel for sharing this article.
From City of Toledo: ISO Two Visionaries To Fill Posts
We are looking to fill a couple of spots on the Vision:Toledo Mayor's Task Force.
The first is a position at large currently held by Norm Baird.
The second is the Treasurer position currently held by Joh Jones.
We generally meet once a month on the 4th Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Morgan Art Centre. Each Coordinator discusses what is going on in their group, where they may need additional help, new projects, etc. Bills are presented to be paid and an annual budget is discussed.
For details, contact City of Toledo, (360)864-4564
Tonight: New THS Design Committee 6 PM @ Toledo High School
Toledo High School Sports - March/April 2019
March 28th vs. Seton Catholic 7:00 @ WHS
April 9th @ Castle Rock 6:00
April 11th @ La Center 6:00
April 16th @ Stevenson 6:00
April 18th vs White Salmon 6:00
April 23rd vs Kings Way 7:00
April 25th @ Seton Catholic 6:00
April 30th vs. Castle Rock 7:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00 bus @ 2:00
April 6th vs. Elma 4:00
April 10th vs. Onalaska 4:00
April 12th JV @ Onalaska (DH) 3:00 bus @1:30
April 13th vs. Toutle Lake (DH) 12:00
April 15th JV @ Castle Rock 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 16th JV vs Onalaska 4:00
April 17th @ Mossyrock(DH) 4:00 bus 2:30
April 22nd vs. Kalama (DH) 4:00 bus ** Senior Night
April 24th vs Castle Rock 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus @ 9:45
March 28th vs. King’s Way 3:00/5:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00 bus 2:00
April 9th vs Winlock (DH) 3:00
April 12th JV @ Onalaska 3:00
April 13th vs Toutle Lake (DH) 12:00
April 15th @ Castle Rock 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 16th JV vs Onalaska 3:00
April 17th @ Mossyrock (DH) 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 18th JV vs. WF West 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus 9:45
April 29th JV vs. Castle Rock 4:00
April 11th @ Mossyrock 3:30 bus @ 1:55
April 15th @ Pirate Invite Adna 10:00 bus @ 7:30 am
April 19th Kalama Twilight 3:30 bus @ 3:15
April 25th @ Wahkiakum 3:30 bus @ 1:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
April 26: FCCLA Bingo Night @ Toledo High School
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
April 27: PRIME RIB DINNER @ Toledo Senior Center
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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