- Toledo School District: Highlights *
- FDA: Press Releases *
- Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington: Heroes Among Us *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: D Day Anniversary *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market Season Opener *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MAP enrichment programs posted:
Had a blast running Earth Tracks Field trip Program with these fantastic folks this past week! Thank you Jeff Landrum @hillfarm_jeff for putting together this wonderful experience for local students, contributing to the mission of MAP, and for the privilege of being part of it all. Looking forward to adding more great field trips next year!
Toledo School District shared this post from Toledo Middle School:
Mr. Rust handed out a Toledo Pride shirt today!
WSDOT Travel Advisory: NorthBound I-5 Road Closures June 7-10 & June 14-17
Traveling through northbound I-5 Nisqually over the next two weekends? Construction to replace worn concrete will require around-the-clock lane closures on northbound I-5 between Lacey and DuPont from 10 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 4 a.m. Monday June 10 and the same hours on June 14-17. While two of the three lanes will remain open, the lanes will be narrower than usual with a 35 mph speed limit. There are no convenient detours so please plan ahead and travel before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m. if possible.
FDA: Press Releases
June 4, 2019 - FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks
June 4, 2019 - Federal court issues decision holding that US Stem Cell clinics and owner adulterated and misbranded stem cell products in violation of the law
*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
Keep up-to-date on recalls @ RecallAlert on Facebook.
About: This page will highlight all kinds of products that have a recall on them, from food, drinks, merchandise, and other products
Washington Emergency Management Division posted:
We have our first big wildfire in Central Washington happening right now in Grant County. As of this post, the wildfire near the city of Mattawa was 3,000 acres with at least 75 homes on some kind of evacuation alert. State help is on the way to help the 100 or so firefighters already on the ground. Evacuation alerts can happen at anytime. This graphic is helpful across most of the state. Check with your own local officials to see if there's anything else you should know or do before an evacuation alert is issued to you.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Workshop has been rescheduled for June 26, 2019.
Watch for details.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs shared:
The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month
Who Develops PTSD?
Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will have PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, having a very intense or long-lasting traumatic event or getting injured during the event can make it more likely that a person will develop PTSD. PTSD is also more common after certain types of trauma, like combat and sexual assault.
Personal factors, like previous traumatic exposure, age, and gender, can affect whether or not a person will develop PTSD. What happens after the traumatic event is also important. Stress can make PTSD more likely, while social support can make it less likely. #ptsdAwarenessMonth
Lewis County 911 Communications shared this post:
Mason County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2394:
PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT -
The road is closed...
Chehalis Tribal Emergency Operations Center posted Tuesday:
Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington wrote this tribute to a local WWII veteran June 1:
So in a few days, June 6th 2019, the75th anniversary of "D" Day..... I can not even begin to fathom the thoughts and courage of those who experienced what has become known as the "longest day." Those men and women of our greatest generation that endured so much for us… We stand in the shadows of heroes and never know of their deeds.
I would like to share a story of one of our citizens, most of you never knew his deeds… You passed him in town, perhaps stood next to him at Cedar Village or the hardware store and never had a clue who he was… I met him when I picked him up on an ambulance here in town.. He had cancer and (I) transported him many times over a short while..
We got to talking one time about the military. (I) told him I served in the army, he said he served in Army-Air Corp... I asked flight crew or ground crew? He said Flight Crew B29… His expression quickly changed, he got very sullen bowed his head and said “I was a Navigator, my plane was ‘Bocks' Car.’" He said “Most people today don't know what plane that was…”
I was nearly speechless and managed to say, “Sir, I know what plane that was.” He reached over grabbed my hand and held it the rest of the way to the hospital…
It was the last time I transported him, cancer took him…
Yes folks, right here in our little community, you often stand in the shadow of heroes and don't know it… As we lead up to D Day remember - never have so many owed so much to so few....
For you that don't know what Bocks’ Car was, it was the B29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The navigator that took flight control and put it on target, lived on Front St here in Winlock...
In the United States, D-Day is an observance day – which means that it is not a federal holiday and federal holidays are not given this day off. It is also not a holiday that is given as a day off to workers in the private sector. However, many people do observe this holiday by visiting museums with D-Day displays. Also, there are often memorials and ceremonies given all over the country on June 6.
~ Source: http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/d-day/
Cheese Days Toledo Washington announced:
Parade and Vendor applications can be found at www.ToledoLionsclub.org. Click on link at the top of the page that says Cheese Days! If you have questions, we’re here to help answer them!
Also: Cheese Days book is done and going to print soon!
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not Strictly Toledo2: The Chip Guy
Lewis County’s premier gleaning resource, reducing waste while distributing surplus produce, soft drinks, bread - and chips. There’s no telling what finds you’ll net. Drop your donation in the big jar to help cover fuel & expenses, bring your own bags & recycle your extras, and score seasonal & year-round favorites.
Typically open Wednesdays & Saturdays, check the Facebook page for hours & details. Sometimes they open for a special “give” so visit their page daily. Read the FAQ page, check to see if a distro is scheduled, and head over to the warehouse.
Richard The Chip Guy says: Be kind to the volunteers, listen to the traffic guy, don’t show up early and don’t park at the neighboring homes across the street. Share.
Today: Toledo Community Library hosts the second Family Storytime event.
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
And tell Charlie I sent you.
Today: Yoga at St Mary’s - 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!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Jamie Cummings says: Make sure to include my upcoming events in your column.
I've talked about them a lot at meetings and whatnot. Thanks!
6/8 Work party in Steamboat Alley
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
The Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind all boaters that we do free courtesy vessel exams, often called vessel safety checks.
You can request a vessel exam by going to the CG Auxiliary website, the Coast Guard App or by calling our local vessel examiner, Bob Mccready at (360) 425-2468.
More information at this Link: https://cgaux.org/vsc/
AG Ferguson: Deadline extended to claim share of nearly $40 million CRT recovery
The deadline to file a claim is extended to June 17, 2019.
Click here to read the full news release...
June 8: Work Party II @ Steamboat Alley
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation Details TBA.
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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Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
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