- National Weather Service: Chance Of Drizzle Friday, 70’s Through Weekend *
- Recap: Toledo Thursday Market In Pictures *
- FTC: Auto Dealer Software Provider Settles FTC Data Security Allegations *
- EWG: Weedkiller Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children *
- FDA: 2 Recalls, Warning Issued Regarding FMT *
- AG Ferguson: Statement On Victory in Hanford Workers Comp Case *
- WA State Insurance Commissioner: How climate change affects your insurance *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: Grange Breakfast, LCSWU Open House, Britten Creek Boys *
- And Beyond: Toledo City Council, Deadline for CRT Claims *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Phillipps Insurance Group, Inc. posted:
This is the 4th year that Phillipps Insurance presented an award to the Most Improved Student of the Year for grades K-5. This years’ winners received a certificate plus a family pass to the SWWA Fair, parking pass and a ride bracelet.
Congratulations to the winners:
K - Kendrick Larkins
1 - Makayla Culp (pictured)
2 - Damon Eberle
3- Van Levenan
4 - Leighton Jurica
5 - Ashley Valdez
Have fun, be safe and enjoy your summer.
National Weather Service Seattle:
Friday - A slight chance of drizzle before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
*Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
**Lewis County Burn Permits are currently limited to 48 hours. Check here for changes.
Toledo School District posted: Toledo Washington FFA Chapter
85th annual Toledo FFA Banquet!
TES PTO hosted their Talent Shows Thursday:
Toledo School District shared: Thankful today for a donation of a 3D printer for our Computer Assisted Design class. This printer doubles our printing capacity for this class. The students have been able to put their skills to use in real-world applications by creating a model of a structure that is being considered for renovation. The donor prefers to remain anonymous, but we are no less grateful for their support and generosity.
TSD added: (Today) is the final day of school for the 2018-19 school year. It has been our pleasure to serve and educate the children and families of our community. Beginning Monday, we will have summer office hours (attached). Students requesting transcripts or to pay fees are encouraged to do so before leaving tomorrow or to return on Monday during office hours. The District office will be open Mon-Thurs. 9-3 throughout the summer except for the week of July 1-5.
Have a happy and safe summer. Only 81 days until the first day of school!
FTC: Auto Dealer Software Provider Settles FTC Data Security Allegations
June 12, 2019 - An Iowa company that sells software and data services to auto dealers has agreed to take steps to better protect the data it collects, to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the firm’s poor data security practices led to a breach that exposed the personal information of millions of consumers.
Environmental Working Group: In New Round of Tests, Monsanto’s Weedkiller Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children
June 12, 2019 - Latest Findings Come as Courts Levy More Than $2B in Judgments Against Bayer-Monsanto Over Cancer-Causing Glyphosate
All but four products contained levels of glyphosate higher than what EWG scientists consider protective for children’s health with a sufficient margin of safety.
The new tests confirm and amplify EWG’s findings from tests in July and October of last year, with levels of glyphosate consistently above EWG’s children’s health benchmark. The two highest levels of glyphosate were found in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, with 833 parts per billion, or ppb, and Cheerios, with 729 ppb. The EWG children’s health benchmark is 160 ppb.
Variety Glyphosate (ppb)
Honey Nut Cheerios 147
Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal 729
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios 400
Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon 283
Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch 833
Multi Grain Cheerios 216
Nature Valley Baked Oat Bites 389
Nature Valley Granola Peanut Butter Creamy & Crunchy 198
Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats n Dark Chocolate 261
Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate & Nut 76
Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate Cherry 275
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut granola bars, Cashew 158
Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars, Oats and Honey 320
Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars, Peanut Butter 312
Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars, Maple Brown Sugar 566
Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Blueberry 206
Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Cinnamon Brown Sugar 124
Nature Valley Granola Cups, Almond Butter 529
Nature Valley Granola Cups, Peanut Butter Chocolate 297
Nature Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter 194
Fiber One Oatmeal Raisin soft-baked cookies 204
Full story here.
FDA In Brief: FDA warns about potential risk of serious infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms related to the investigational use of Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation
June 13, 2019 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication regarding the use of Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation (FMT) and the risk of serious or life-threatening infections due to transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), as well as protections FDA has determined are needed for patients receiving investigational FMT.
Two immunocompromised adults who received investigational FMT developed invasive bacterial infections due to the transmission of a MDRO from FMT; one of the patients died. Because of these serious adverse reactions, FDA has determined that certain donor screening and stool testing protections are needed for any investigational use of FMT, as outlined in the safety communication.
FDA: Recalls - ADM Milling King Arthur Flour, APS Biogroup Viralox, Immulox Spray
June 13, 2019 - In Association with ADM Milling Co, King Arthur Flour, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb.) Because of Possible Health Risk
In cooperation with ADM Milling Company, King Arthur Flour, Inc. of Norwich, VT is voluntarily recalling 14,218 cases of 5 lb. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli).
The recalled Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.) was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide.
June 13, 2019 - APS Biogroup Recalls Viralox, DPS Throat Spray, Immulox, and Immuno PRP Spray, Because of Possible Health Risk
These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a gram-negative bacteria that can cause respiratory infection, particularly in immunocompromised individuals.
The recalled products are dietary supplements for supporting immune health and were distributed nationwide and in Switzerland. The products were sold online, including on Amazon, direct-to- consumer, and to (three) retail establishment:
WA State ATG: FERGUSON STATEMENT ON VICTORY IN HANFORD WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jun 13 2019 - Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement on a U.S. District Court rejecting the federal government's challenge of Washington’s law making it easier for Hanford workers to access workers’ compensation benefits:
“It was disappointing to see the federal government once again fighting against doing the right thing for the men and women of Hanford. The court appropriately rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to undermine our state protections for Hanford workers. Hanford workers do incredibly important work cleaning up the federal government’s nuclear program. If they get sick as a result, they deserve the ability to access the benefits they have earned.
“I thank my legal team for the hard work they put into this case, and Governor Inslee, the Department of Labor & Industries and Hanford Challenge for their assistance and support.”
WA State Office of The Insurance Commissioner: How climate change affects your insurance
Growing evidence suggests that the worsening effects of climate change are causing droughts and severe weather such as heavy rain, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods.
Natural disasters can destroy homes, cars, businesses and crops, leading to an increase in the number and severity of insurance claims.
As a result, insurers in some parts of the country have stopped offering certain types of insurance coverage and many insurers have limited the types of coverage they offer. This has also led to higher insurance premiums that are often unaffordable for consumers. As a result, some consumers buy policies that don’t provide as much coverage as they need, while others go without insurance.
Climate change is not just a property and casualty issue. It can also affect consumers’ health. Poor air quality can lead to an increase in the number of people with asthma, which can also lead to an increase in health insurance claims.
Take this quiz: Do you understand the basics of climate change? (Courtesy of CNN) (www.cnn.com)
Climate change resources: link here.
Many of these organizations are partners in the insurance commissioner's climate change work.
WSDA: GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS END, PEST TRAPPING SEASON STARTS
Trappers are now setting traps throughout the state to monitor for the introduction or spread of a variety of invasive pests, including gypsy moth, apple maggot and Japanese beetle.
As part of the agency’s largest pest program, trappers will place approximately 24,000 gypsy moth traps throughout the state this summer. This year’s effort includes intensive trapping in areas that the agency treated for gypsy moth in May and June in Kitsap, King, and Snohomish counties to ensure that the gypsy moths were eradicated in those areas.
Gypsy moths pose a significant risk not only to agriculture in the state but also threaten Washington’s forests, parks and cityscapes. Gypsy moths cause extensive ecological damage by eating more than 500 kinds of trees and shrubs and have been known to defoliate entire forests. Last year, for example, Massachusetts lost a quarter of all their hardwood trees, including three of every four oak trees. Gypsy moths also reproduce rapidly, each female laying 1,000 eggs or more, meaning early detection and eradication is critical to controlling this invasive species.
In addition to the gypsy moth traps, thousands of apple maggot traps will be placed in Eastern Washington. Apple maggot presents a significant risk to Washington’s iconic apple industry, but the majority of Washington’s main apple-growing region remains free of the pest. WSDA’s apple maggot trappers play a significant role in monitoring for and slowing the spread of apple maggot.
WSDA is also continuing heightened Japanese beetle trapping as Oregon is attempting to eradicate an outbreak near Portland of this pest that feeds on over 300 plants. Traps will be set this year with an emphasis in the Vancouver area and near airports.
To monitor these and other pests, trappers place grids of traps throughout the state at various densities. Residents are asked (to) leave any insect traps they encounter undisturbed and report fallen traps to 1-800-443-6684. Visit agr.wa.gov for more information about WSDA’s pest trapping and monitoring program.
Consumer Protection Washington: Blocking Unwanted Robocalls By Default
FCC Chairman Pai explains how providers may now aggressively block by default unwanted and illegal robocalls before they reach consumers and offer opt-in tools to block calls based on customers' contacts or other "white lists."
YouTube link here.
TES PTO posted: Lost & Found, Kids Closet End Of Year Clear Out
Pam Peak Meade says: ATTENTION all parents and guardians!
Monday and Tuesday are days for you to come into the school and look through the Lost and Found clothing racks.
Unclaimed items will be set out Thursday and Friday for anyone to take.
The remainder will either go to the Kids Closet or to a local charity.
There are some very nice items that we're sure you'd like to have back.
You can stop by the office during school hours to let us know that you'd like to go through the racks.
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Check out the updated schedule of events here.
Sunday: Fathers Day
Cowlitz Kayak Tours says:
It's Summer Kayak Season and doing tours down the Lewis River in Woodland and on the Cowlitz River in Toledo to beat this hot weather!!
Call us 360-915-5300 to join us today!!
And Beyond: Toledo City Council meetings first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
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!
6/22 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 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
June 26: Cheesecakes Around the World @ Morgan Arts Centre
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation
June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ 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.
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.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
Lewis County Burn Permits are currently limited to 48 hours. Check here for changes.
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