- Toledo School District: New THS Design Post Update *
- National Weather Service: 3-Day outlook *
- FDA: Brainlab AG Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation *
- WA ATG Ferguson: Admin Won’t Block Endangered Marine Species Protections *
- Toledo City Council: 04.15.2019 Recap *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Toledo High School Sports - April 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District boasted: New blog update www.chris-rust.blogspot.com
Toledo Market Fresh will host their Annual Easter Egg Event Saturday. Watch for details.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington asks:
FDA: Brainlab AG Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Due to Inaccurate Display That
May Result in User Misinterpretation
April 15, 2019
The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death
The Brainlab Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Software, used with the Brainlab Spine & Trauma Navigation System, provides patient images to help surgeons safely navigate surgical tools and implants used before and during minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Reason for Recall
Brainlab is recalling the Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Software due to the potential for incorrect information to display during surgery that may prevent the surgeon from accurately navigating surgical tools inside the patient. This may result in:
Damage to the patient’s body,
A second, otherwise unnecessary, surgical procedure, or
Serious life-threatening patient injuries or death.
Who May be Affected
Health care providers using the Brainlab Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Software.
All patients who undergo a procedure with the use of the Brainlab Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation Software may have this issue occur during their surgery.
Brainlab notified consignees of the problem on March 1, 2019...
Brainlab plans to stop distributing this software as soon as an updated version is released and available for distribution...
*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
WA State Attorney General: PRESS RELEASE
Attorney General Ferguson: Administration Concedes - Won’t Block Protections For Endangered Marine Species
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Apr 15 2019
Dismissal represents Ferguson’s 19th legal victory against the Administration
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the Trump Administration has abandoned its appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling that found it unlawfully tried to block gillnet regulations designed to protect endangered and threatened marine species like whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
“These rules are designed to protect threatened and endangered species, including humpback whales and sea turtles,” Ferguson said.
Battle of the Cattle posted: A Note Home from the Teacher
Dear Parents of Stock Show Kids, Ag teachers, Extension Agents & Supporters of Agricultural Programs,
Keep doing what you’re doing. All the early morning feedings, the road trips, the barn chores, the money spent, the time invested, the arguments on the wash rack, the contests attended, the lessons from the losses, the show ring victories... it’s all worth it. What you’re doing is important & you’re changing the lives of the kids you’re working with - even though you may not see it right now.
You see, I work as a Dean of Students for a district where 98% of our students are bussed in from other larger schools. They come to us because they are at-risk academically, socially disadvantaged or have had discipline issues. Everyday I teach, mentor & encourage kids ages 5-18 and their stories of their home lives would literally break your heart. They’ve suffered abuse, parents in jail, living in cars, CPS removals and it’s all just a normal way of life for them. You have no idea how many times a week I think to myself, “What If...”
What if they had the opportunity to grow up in a stock show family? What if they could experience raising an animal who taught them about responsibility & compassion? What if they were surrounded by a support group of stock show families, Ag teachers & extension agents who wanted to see them succeed? Imagine.. .“what if.”
Don’t get me wrong, my students are fabulous, however, they don’t have parents who “make them do barn chores,” Ag teachers who haul them to contests, stock show families who cheer them on or livestock projects to nurture. These kids don’t have people at home who care about their schoolwork, push them to be better or hold them accountable for their actions.
So parents, the next time you wonder why you spend so much time and invest so much money into your kids’ livestock projects... this is why. Ag teachers & agents, when you question why you spend days away from your own family helping kids at shows .... this is why. What you’re doing matters. You’re changing the lives of kids every single day, and in my opinion, you’re making the next generation of kids stronger. You’re helping shape the lives of young people in a time where mainstream kids are desperately trying to survive. Keep doing what you’re doing!
-Dean of Students
-Co-Founder of Battle of the Cattle Youth Organization
-Stock Show Mom
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers reminder:
One reader asked: Am I safe if a health test returns zero negative results?
Answer in Thursday’s Health Corner this week.
Ethan Siegel proposes a solution to global light pollution. He writes:
“A dark night sky is something we not only all deserve, it’s something that we could very easily have for a relatively small investment. The benefits, in addition to long-term cost savings, education, and the environmental positives, can be taken in all at once by everyone who both lives in, or simply passes through, your town.
And for those of you still asking, “what benefit is that?”
As soon as you encounter your first dark sky community, you’ll see for yourself that there’s no explanation required. To take it all in, just look up.”
When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? If you’re like 99% of the United States or Europe, it wasn’t from your own backyard. While you might assume that’s because we need to have well-lit areas where most of us live, that’s only partially correct. It’s because we choose to have brightly-lit areas to meet our safety and commercial nighttime needs, but there’s a fundamental difference between well-lit and brightly-lit. More than 20 independent communities have taken all the steps necessary to restore darkness to their areas, following the recommendations and getting certified by the IDA: the International Dark Sky Association.
Forget about asking, “why aren’t there more?” Instead, try being the change you want to see, and work to bring dark skies, as well as health and environmental benefits, back to your own community!
*Special thanks to Dr Siegel for sharing this article with readers of The Other Toledo.
Siegel is author of two books, Beyond The Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way And Discovered The Entire Universe and Treknology: The Science of Star Trek From Tricorders to Warp Drive
Brandie Devine shared:
This benefit is being held to raise funds for TSD students in need. Many of our students are from households that are not able to financially contribute for their student with graduation gowns, track shoes, lunch tickets, necessary attire for clubs or dues to participate etc. These funds will subsidize those types of needs. Please contact me, Cyndi Philbrook, Paula Jean Burrows for more info how to contribute to the auction or purchase tickets. "LIKE" the benefit page to stay up to date on all the details surrounding this event.
Down Home A Toledo WA. Shindig
We have officially began the Down Home fundraiser sponsored by the Windermere Foundation with 100% of all proceeds to benefit the Toledo Schools to help children with basic needs! Anyone who would like to sponsor the event, buy dinner tickets or donate an auction item please contact us. It takes a village to help those in need and we appreciate your support. Bonanza BBQ is providing the ribs, mac & cheese, beans, cole slaw and its ALL you can eat. The Crowded Kitchen Catering is providing the salads and fresh fruit. Good Stuff Food Carts and Catering has offered cheese cakes for the dessert auction. We are off to a good start on the food and it is going to be amazing!! So excited for this event and it is only 5 months away!
Recap: 04.15.2019 Toledo City Council Meeting
Monday night Toledo City Council welcomed Ron Neumann, Position 2, to fill the vacancy left by Council Member Gregg Morosoff’s departure due to personal reasons. Vote was unanimous with one council member absent, excused.
Neumann’s term will expire end of 2021; all other Council Member positions lapse December 31 this year, as does the Mayor’s term.
Toledo Police Chief John Brockmueller delivered his unremarkable report, then asked the Council & all present to observe a moment of shared silence to remember Cowlitz County’s fallen Deputy Justin DeRosier, slain in the line of duty last Saturday night.
New business consisted of 2 Cheese Days Special Event Permits, one retail liquor license renewal, and discussion of an added online pay option.
Meeting was adjourned 6:24 PM
Toledo City Council meets 7 PM first and third Mondays monthly. The public is welcome & invited to attend. 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.
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Today: Uke Lessons:
- Toledo Lioness Club meets 6:30 PM Wednesday. New members welcomed. Come find out what we do for our community.
480 Silver Street, Toledo
- Dancing Moon Yoga @ Camp Singing Wind
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
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
New Contact Info:
May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-880-6052.
New!!! Cowlitz Prairie Grange Pancake Breakfast April 20
April 20: 3rd Annual Cheesecake Competition @ Morgan Arts Centre
April 26: FCCLA Bingo Night @ Toledo High School
April 27: Community Paper Shred Event @ Cafe Aromaz
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
Update: May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ email@example.com or 360-880-6052.
May 18: Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption
May 18: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Hosts Mt St Helens Anniversary Paddle @ Coldwater Lake
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.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
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We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
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