- Toledo School District: Spring Break This Week
- National Weather Service: Work Week Forecast, April Outlook
- FDA: Spokane’s Thomas Hammer Blueberry Bread, Purina Cat Food Recalled
- USDA-FSIS: OR-Based Market of Choice Recalls Pork and Poultry Products
- WA Atty General: Clark County Dentists To Repay $1M, ACA Victory In WA State
- OSPI: Deadline Today For PAEMST Teacher Nominations
- DNR: Senate Bill 5996 Proposes $62M In Wildfire Training & Prevention
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Turning Plastic Bags Into Charitable Resource
- Vision:Toledo: BIG Community Meeting 9.0 Summary
- Annie Jones: Recognizing Contributions And Supporters
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
- Today: Toledo City Council Meets
- Toledo High School Sports: March 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Angela Hill Grove updated Friday:
4 hours at Seattle Children's today. Low Blood pressure, High pulse, medicine changes and 24 hour heart monitor. Pretty normal for Logan. He is stable, he is ornery and he makes me laugh. God is good!! Have a great weekend!!!
Toledo School District boasted:
Reminder: Toledo School District Spring Break this week.
Watch out especially for young bicyclists and pedestrians around town.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington says:
Forecast for April from the Climate Prediction Center is showing warmer and wetter than normal for Washington state.
Our final outlook for the month of April sees relatively warmer and wetter than normal conditions favored across much of the country. https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/…/predicti…/long_range/lead14/
FDA News Release: Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Blueberry Bread, Nestle Purina MUSE Cat Food Recalled
March 28, 2019 - Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Blueberry Bread
Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Inc. of Spokane, WA is recalling 15 loaves of Blueberry Bread because it may contain undeclared EGG. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Blueberry Bread was distributed and sold at Thomas Hammer Coffee retail shops in WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID via company owned delivery vehicles.
Bread was sold as slices wrapped individually in food grade pastry bags, 3.7oz net weight, between the dates of 03/25/2019 – 03/26/2019 and were pulled from stores in the morning of 03/27/2019. There are no expiration dates or lot codes on label and product has a 5-day shelf life.
NO illness has been reported to date.
Complete Company Announcement link here.
Other recalls: Nestle Purina PetCare Company Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Muse Wet Cat Food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in Three-ounce Cans due to the Potential Presence of Rubber Pieces
The affected products were distributed nationwide and available for purchase at pet specialty and e-commerce retailers. We have asked our retailers to remove these affected products.
No other Purina products are impacted by this voluntary recall.
Complete company announcement here.
*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: Market of Choice, Inc. Recalls Pork and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
News Release March 30
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2019 – Market of Choice, Inc., an Eugene, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,094 pounds of pork and poultry pâté products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The pork and poultry pâté items were produced on various dates prior to March 26, 2019. The products have a 30-day shelf life. The following products are subject to recall:
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
*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 Office of The Attorney General:
Mar 27 2019
AG Ferguson: Clark County dentists to pay $1 million over fraudulent Medicaid billing
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that CareOne Dental Corporation and its owners will pay $1 million over allegations they repeatedly billed Medicaid for non-covered services and for services the company didn’t provide, the second-largest resolution of an in-state Medicaid False Claims Act case in Washington.
Click here to read the full news release...
Mar 28 2019
Joint statement on Affordable Care Act victory from AG Ferguson and Insurance Commissioner Kreidler
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler offered the following joint statement
Click here to read the full news release...
Washington State Department of Natural Resources News: Commissioner Franz, Senate Democrats Release Historic Wildfire and Forest Health Funding Bill
MARCH 28, 2019
NEW DEDICATED FUNDING SOURCE FOR WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION AND FOREST HEALTH
Excerpt: “We're seeing wildfires that are bigger and harder to contain, and we're seeing them far more often,” said Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), the sponsor of Senate Bill 5996. “What should have been beautiful skies over the Olympic Peninsula last summer were gray and overcast. The air around Puget Sound was so unhealthy, people had to stay indoors. In Eastern Washington, people lost homes and other valuable property. If we don't take action now, this is what we can expect every summer in the years to come."
Already this month, our state has had 50 unseasonal wildfires, 49 of them in Western Washington, including one in Cowlitz County that forced the evacuation of about 90 homes.
“Thirteen years on a National Incident Management Team and 10 years as a Fire Chief in North Central Washington have given me a clear perspective of the devastation caused by wildfire,” said Mike Burnett, Chief (Ret.), Chelan Fire District 1. “I strongly support the proactive approach of treating forests to assist with the management of wildfire; healthier, thinned forests allow for more suppression opportunities. We also need the personnel and resources to enable a quicker and more effective response.”
Senate Bill 5996 will soon be available here.
The 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan available here. Plan summary available here.
Washington State’s Wildland Fire Protection 10-Year Strategic Plan available here. Plan summary available here.
Photo of Commissioner Franz available here.
Wildfire B-roll available here.
Complete news release link here: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/commissioner-franz-senate-democrats-release-historic-wildfire-and-forest-health-funding-bill
Washington State Department of Agriculture deadline expended: April 8, 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 to express your interest in pesticide disposal.
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) deadline:
Nominate at: https://www.paemst.org/nomination/nominate
Washington State Library shared:
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility shared: If you have plastic grocery bags you no longer need, here's an option where they will be reused!
I'm out of bags again...if anyone has any grocery bags for me so I can continue crocheting sleeping mats, let me know or drop them by Casa Shilley! Thank you soooo much!
Lewis County Beekeepers Association asks:
Brooke Sellards Acosta to TES PTO : The school garden seeds are growing!
Toledo Middle School toasted:
Toledo Thursday Market updated:
Toledo's BIG Community Meeting 9.0
March 21, 2019
City officials recorded 115 visitors who signed in on Thursday evening.
As folks arrived they saw last year's Cheese Days "Bigfoot Saga" video series playing. Vision:Toledo emcee Mike Morgan began by introducing Toledo Mayor Steve Dobosh, the L.C. Commissioners, Firefighters, EMTs, Police, Toledo School Board Members and many other volunteers who were in attendance.
Then many Toledo community projects were explained. EDC Director Matt Matioshi talked about streetscaping and the Smart Tank. Joh Jones reviewed a Capital Budget Grant from the State Legislature to spruce up Toledo. Philip Harju, vice Chairman of the Cowlitz Tribe, presented $5000 to vision:Toledo. Volunteers spoke about Steamboat Alley, the Toledo Thursday Market, the Common Ground Toledo gardening group, the TES Kids' Garden and PTO, the Community Library and historical society. Pres. Ron Averill and Director Glenda Forga talked about the Lewis County Senior Centers. Supt. Chris Rust updated the progress on the New Toledo High School.
Jamie Cummings reviewed many events scheduled for this year including Cheesecake Competition, the Cheese Ball dance, Mondo Croquet, Wine & Cheese Tasting, and the Walk in the Park. Others spoke about a Wine Tour, Kids' Fishing Derby, Cheese Days, the Bluegrass Festival, the Threshing Bee, ARTrails, Veterans Day Ceremony, Winterfest, and the Giant Cheese Ball Drop on New Years Eve. Details for all of these events can be found on the vision:Toledo calendar of events and at visiontoledo.org
Finally, at the open-mic, public announcements included MAP Enrichment, Get Our Kids Outdoors, Lions Club, Camp Singing Wind, Morgan Arts Centre, Down Home Shindig, the Girl Scouts, Toledo Needs a Track, improvements to Toledo Airport, and information about the Mt. St. Helens Institute and the U.S.Forest Service. The evening ended with answers to the traditional Toledo Quiz and the Dancing Cops video.
All in all, we had 47 speakers who had something to say. With that many people explaining what they are doing in the Greater Toledo Community, it eventually dawns on most folks that it’s not just the same 8 or 10 people who do everything. Rather, it is dozens of people who do all sorts of things for the greater good in Toledo. That encourages even more people to volunteer. And that gives everyone a feeling of belonging and community pride.
Thank you to all who attended and especially those who participated.
If you would like to be a part of vision:Toledo's efforts to revitalize our town, contact Mayor Dobosh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Morgan at email@example.com
*Special thanks to Mike Morgan for encapsulating Toledo’s Ninth Annual BIG Community Meeting perfectly.
ICYMI: Chris Rust live-streamed the entire evening, capturing every detail and report from representatives of local organizations and branches of regional and worldwide societies. Link: https://www.facebook.com/toledoschooldistrict/videos/341895829768042/
Annie Jones - Thanks To A Great Community
March 28, 2019
I am inspired and humbled by the community that has wrapped around the children and families engaged in MAP Enrichment Programs over the past two years and especially the early childhood and homeschool programs we added this year, “Wood Sorrel School” @Campsingingwind. I haven’t seen a community this invested in children and their learning since I was a child growing up in a tiny mountain town - where the children and the school that served them WAS their everything. I grew up feeling valued, supported, and inspired at school and in my community. I always hoped for the same for my own children. I was reflecting today and realized with warm gratitude that between Toledo School District and Wood Sorrel School my children ARE getting that experience, and more. Because Wood Sorrel School involves a mandatory parent volunteer component there are so many to thank for this but I feel compelled to record gratitude to a few who stand out to me as giving above and beyond to bring a quality learning experience and environment to my children and all the children we serve:
- Carol Majewski, Joanne and Brian Dennis - providing space at Camp Singing Wind for children to learn, explore and discover - the earth, their community, and themselves. Also for moral support and for stepping in to help with anything as needed from subbing to mopping up a mess!
- Ann-Marie Todd & Sandra Kimmet - committed to weekly teaching our kiddos about real life nature and science concepts, found and experienced in our own backyards and kitchens - Bringing rich meaning and depth of learning to their lives.
- Jeff and Sarah Landrum - for supporting WSFS in whatever way they can - from engaging the littles in fantastic dramatic play and the middle schoolers in carpentry and practical projects, to championing the vision by bringing in potential new projects and meeting with me when I need to process or feel support in all things business and community engagement!
- Jessica Callahan - one of the first to step out in faith to trust in this “project” and ever since then, always always believing in what we do and can do more of!
- Brooke Acosta - Forest literacy lessons
- Alicia Luna Ortiz - Spanish classes
- Lori Neumann-Niles - after school club
- Tom Todd - maple tapping, knife safety, and (coming soon!) basket weaving
- Renee Buswell - sewing projects
- Wendy McCully - crochet lessons
- Ethan Siegel - Math tutoring
- And thank you also to Marlea Hanson for so often posting on my Facebook posts “shared to The Other Toledo”!
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 April 1, 2019.
Heading the agenda: Resolution 19-083: Call for bids for for various new SUVs, trucks and equipment. Bids are due to the Clerk of the Board by 11:00 a.m. on April 16, 2019.
Still missing: returning $17 thousand overpaid by Toledo Senior Center months ago.
Today: Toledo Senior Center offers Cook’s Choice lunch served at 11:30 AM Monday & Thursday for $6 (suggested donation). Your support helps cover all the usual expenses, you get a plateful of freshly made food and good company, and they do the dishes. WITHOUT complaining!
*Corrine Longshore leads Write Your Life classes Tuesdays 1:30 PM. Cost: PWYC
*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.
Tonight: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Mondays. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings. Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Looking Ahead: Dancing Moon Yoga says:
Hello friends! We're taking spring break off, so there will be no Wednesday evening yoga this week. We will be back on Wednesday, April 10. I hope you all have a lovely week and look forward to seeing you on the 10th!
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
Toledo High School Sports - April 2019
*** SPRING BREAK APRIL 1 - 5, 2019 ***
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
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
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.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application PDF link here.
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Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
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