- CDC: Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases Increasing *
- WA ATG Ferguson: J&J To Pay $9.9 Million In Mesh Lawsuit, New Data Security *
- Governor Jay Inslee: US & State Flags To Be Lowered Wednesday For DeRosier *
- WA State Insurance Commissioner: Medicare Gap Phone Scam *
- Timberland Regional Library: Phase 2 - Eighteen Community Conversations
- Centralia College: 26th Annual Job Fair *
- Tech Tuesday Returns: RAT Malware, Windows Updates Breaking PC’s, More
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope *
- Today: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events *
- Wednesday: Page Turners Book Club, Yoga Returns To Toledo *
- Toledo High School Sports - April 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
*And don’t forget to bring packaged cookies for the May 11-12 Rest Area Coffee Stop Fundraiser.
CDC: Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases Increasing
For Immediate Release: Monday, April 22, 2019
New germs identified
Over the past two decades, seven new tick-borne germs that can cause illness have been identified in the United States: Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Ehrlichia ewingii, Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis, Heartland virus, Rickettsia parkeri, and Rickettsia species 364D. New laboratory tests that look for DNA are finding new germs in ticks and people. CDC’s Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) program has supported research to more broadly detect bacteria that may be causing illness in patients with suspected tick-borne disease.
Reported cases increasing
In 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of tickborne diseases to CDC. The reported numbers of cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever), babesiosis, tularemia, and Powassan virus disease all increased—from a total of 48,610 reported cases in 2016 to a total of 59,349 reported cases in 2017. Reported cases capture only a fraction of the overall number of people with tickborne illnesses. Even so, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States has tripled since the late 1990s.
Washington State Department of Agriculture shared:
WA State Office of the Attorney General: News Releases
Apr 22 2019
Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million for failing to disclose the risk of its surgical mesh devices
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s today announced that Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million to avoid going to trial for misrepresentations and failure to include serious risks in the instructions and marketing materials for surgical mesh devices. Ferguson is the first state attorney general to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson regarding surgical mesh devices.
Click here to read the full news release...
Apr 22 2019
AG Ferguson bill strengthening data breach laws passes Legislature
Click here to read the full news release…
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs updated:
#FlagLowering - 4/24/19 (Deputy Justin DeRosier)
Governor Jay Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Deputy DeRosier was killed in the line of duty on April 13, 2019.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Wednesday, April 24.
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 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, at the Earle A. & Virginia H. Chiles Center, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd, at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. A live video feed of the service will also be available at the New Life Church, 2441 – 42nd Avenue, in Longview, Washington.
Please call (360)902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering..
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner warned:
We’ve been alerted to a phone scam in Washington state that is targeting people enrolled in the Washington State Health Care Authority's Medigap Plan F offered through Premera Blue Cross.
The caller says they represent Premera and that the beneficiary must change their Medigap plan. They then offer to transfer the beneficiary to a plan to sign up.
***Premera is not calling clients and people should not give out any personal information.***
If you receive a call like this, write down as much information as you can without providing any information, then hang up and report it to our SHIBA program at 1-800-562-6900.
If you want to confirm your enrollment with Premera, contact your plan directly.
Centralia College Student Job Center & Centralia College: 26th Annual Job Fair
10 AM - 1 PM Tuesday, April 23, 2019
More than 60 employers will fill the new TransAlta Commons (TAC) to offer job information and interview potential employees. BRING YOUR RESUME, DRESS FOR SUCCESS, and leave distractions at home (be focused).
Open to Centralia College students and the community! This is a free event!
Link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313596979296417/?active_tab=about
Tech Tuesday Returns: RAT Malware, Windows Updates Breaking PC’s, More
How-To Geek posted: What is RAT Malware, and Why Is It So Dangerous?
A Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is a type of malware that allows hackers to monitor and control your computer or network. But how does a RAT work, why do hackers use them, and how do you avoid them?
Daily News Roundup: Your Passwords Are Probably Trash
Recently, the UK’s National Cyber Security Center paired up with Have I Been Pwned?’s Troy Hunt to conduct a survey that analyzed passwords of accounts that had been breached. Turns out that most users (still) suck at using strong passwords.
The top passwords found in the study? “123456,” followed by “123456789.” Other brilliant things, like “qwerty,” “password,” and “111111” rounded out the top five spots, with “123345678,” “abc123,” and “password1” all finding spots in the top 10. People’s names, band names, and sports teams were also among the most used (and most breached) passwords. Fantastic.
ComputerWorld wrote: The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed
If you have antivirus software from McAfee, Avast, Sophos, Avira, or ArcaBit installed on your PC, it might not boot correctly after the latest Windows patch.
Incongruously, ComputerWorld said: Windows 7 upgrade nag messages start to show up
Microsoft has begun pushing Windows 7 users to move to Windows 10 before support ends for the older OS in January 2020.
groovyPost shared: Check if Your Asus Laptop has the ‘Shadow Hammer’ Malware
Someone hacked into Asus computers slipped backdoor malware into one of the company’s computer updates. As a result, the backdoor could allow hackers to freely access your computer anytime and without your knowledge. You don’t have to be a computer security specialist to understand the magnitude of that. Here is what you need to know about the so-called “Shadow Hammer” attack and how to check if your system has been affected.
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:
Portland National Weather Service offers Virtual Weather Spotter Training 6 PM tonight.
Become a volunteer weather spotter for the National Weather Service.
For more details visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/skywarn.php.
To register for this class:
A confirmation email will be sent once registration is completed. This email will include information on how to view the webinar and how to listen to the webinar's audio.
Class Full: Basket Weaving 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
Tom Todd said: For those of you who signed up for my basket weaving class on the 23rd. I am pleased to see that we will have a full house.
This will be a beginner's class in which you will have fun, learn basic techniques and bring home a nice (although small) basket.
Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, April 23, 2019
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell via email:
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Beautification Grant Update -- Joh Jones
d. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
e. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
f. Survey Results -- Sheila Richardson
g. Thursday Market (May 9) -- Jamie Cummings
a. BIG Meeting summary (March 21) -- Mike Morgan
b. Cheesecake Competition (April 20) -- Jamie Cummings
c. The Cheese Ball (May 18) -- Jamie Cummings
d. Community Clean Up Day (June 1) -- Mayor Dobosh
e. Mondo Croquet (June 22) -- Jamie Cummings
f. Wine & Cheese Garden (July 13) -- Pam Olmstead
a. Battle of the CowlArtz (May 11-12) -- Mike Morgan
b. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
c. MAP Enrichment -- Annie Jones
d. Cowlitz Prairie Grange -- Tom Boone
e. Mt. St. Helens Update -- Amy Wilson via email:
Wednesday: TRL COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
April signals the launch of Phase 2: Eighteen Community Conversations that will be taking place across Timberland's five-county district. At these conversations attendees will be led through a series of questions that will help the participants dig into what kind
of community they would like to live in, the problems they see in their community, and how they think things could be changed to make improvements. We are looking forward to hearing about your communities and finding ways to strategically plan as an organization to meet some of these community needs.
If you would like to be included in an upcoming Community Conversation please contact the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center at (360) 943-5001.
Shelton - Thursday, April 11
Morton - Wednesday, April 17
Grapeview - Saturday, April 20
Chehalis - Monday, April 22
TOLEDO - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Lacey - Tuesday, April 30
West Olympia - Thursday, May 2
North Olympia - Saturday, May 4
Chinook - Tuesday, May 7
Pacific Beach - Saturday, May 11
McCleary - Saturday, May 18
Details are still to be determined for Community Conversations held later in May in Yelm,
Centralia, Humptulips, Aberdeen, Matlock, Elma, and Raymond. Those dates will be
announced in the May Newsletter.
[Please note that these Community Conversation meetings will not be held at library buildings.]
Great news! Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Final Week: Gallery 505 Artists Co-op showing April’s exhibit: Inside Out.
Open 1 - 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
Wednesday: Page Turners Book Club 1:30 PM at Toledo Community Library
Open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
From City of Toledo: Your Help Matters!
For details, contact City of Toledo, (360)864-4564
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
April 23rd vs Kings Way 7:00
April 25th @ Seton Catholic 6:00
April 30th @ Castle Rock 7:00
April 24th vs Castle Rock 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum(DH) 12:00 bus @ 9:45
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus 9:45AM
April 25th @ Wahkiakum 3:30 bus @ 1:00
!!! GO INDIANS !!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo Thursday Market GoFundMe update:
Lots of things to do yet before the Market opens for the year.
The Market's first day is May 9th, for the Mother's Day plant, flower and gift sale.
Official opening day is June 6th.
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
May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
*ISO a part-time manager and someone who will help us with social media visibility.
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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Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
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