- National Weather Service: Showers Monday - 5 Day Outlook *
- Lewis County Water Alliance Update: LCWA Call for ACTION! *
- FEMA: Texting During Emergencies Keeps Phone Lines Open *
- FDA: DaVinci Labs Issues Allergy Alert, FDA Approves Dog Heartworm Medicine *
- FTC: Reckitt Benckiser Group plc to Pay $50 Million to Consumers *
- WA ATG Ferguson: Statement on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census*
- WA State Insurance Commission: Surprise Medical Billing
- WA State Recreation & Conservation Office: New Reporting App
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo, Town Council Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
So proud of the girls today! 1st place ribbon even!
At Saturday’s Cheese Days Parade.
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: LCWA Call for ACTION!
We need to show up in FULL FORCE (Monday). Prepare your statements for the 3 min public comment period.
I have something prepared, but I cannot attend. So, I’m looking for a volunteer to read on my behalf.
I’m also thinking that someone should read the majority, if not ALL of Oldskool Hale’s article: https://www.linkedin.com/…/corporate-water-mining-effects-l…
Remember, we’re planning to utilize the public comment period to address the email from Page, and the threat to our community. As well as keeping the ball moving on the county’s role in protesting the water right and the amendment of the LCC
*LCWA Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
National Weather Service: 5 Day Outlook
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends:
FDA: Company Announcement - DaVinci Laboratories Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish Allergen in Omega-3 1000 Product Lot 35532200
July 11, 2019 - Out of an abundance of caution, DaVinci Laboratories, a division of FoodScience Corporation of Williston, Vermont has contacted FDA and is voluntarily recalling 256 bottles of Omega-3 1000 that may be labeled as Dim Plex. A small number of bottles may contain undeclared fish (anchovy & sardines) allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Omega-3 1000 product was distributed nationwide through mail order and direct delivery.
FDA: FDA Approves ProHeart 12 (moxidectin) for Prevention of Heartworm Disease in Dogs
July 2, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine announced today the approval of ProHeart 12 (moxidectin) extended-release injectable suspension for dogs 12 months of age and older for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis for 12 months. ProHeart 12 is also approved for the treatment of existing larval and adult hookworm infections.
Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets, mainly dogs, cats, and ferrets. It is caused by a parasitic roundworm called Dirofilaria immitis. The worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito. While living inside a dog, the worms mature into adults, mate, and produce offspring. The worms are called “heartworms” because the adults live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of an infected animal.
ProHeart 6 was approved in 2001, then voluntarily removed from the market in 2004 after reports of adverse events, including death, anaphylaxis, seizures, elevated liver enzymes, and immune-related blood problems.
*DogsNaturallyMagazine.com isn’t convinced the new formulation is better. Original problems listed, an article on Why I Don’t Give My Dogs Heartworm Meds (And Why You Shouldn’t Either) plus a download on this page outlining Natural Heartworm Solutions.
*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
FTC: Reckitt Benckiser Group plc to Pay $50 Million to Consumers, Settling FTC Charges that the Company Illegally Maintained a Monopoly over the Opioid Addiction Treatment Suboxone
FTC alleges company used anticompetitive tactics to impede competition from lower-cost generics
WA State ATG: AG Ferguson Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Abandon Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
July 11, 2019 - SEATTLE - Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump announced he would abandon his attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census…
WA State Insurance Commission: Surprise Medical Billing
New law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020
The new surprise billing law (www.leg.wa.gov) prevents people from getting a surprise medical bill when they receive emergency care from a hospital or get care at an in-network facility but are treated by an out-of-network provider. If an insurer and provider cannot agree on a price for the covered services, they can go to binding arbitration but they cannot bill the consumer for the amount in dispute.
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office: New Reporting App
"I'm so happy to be able to help keep our native plants and animals safe. Invasive species are all around us. I just wish that more people knew about them and how to help protect our native species," a recent Washington Invasive Species Council reporting app 5-star reviewer.
The council, housed within our office, needs your help! Invasive species threaten plants and animals, habitat, and the environment. Download their app today to be a part of the council's statewide work to control and eradicate invasive species: invasivespecies.wa.gov/report.shtml
Mt St Helens Club: Adopt A Highway Project
Thank you to everyone who made our first adopt a highway a huge success.Twenty-one bags of garbage collected. Wes and I couldn't have done it without you.
Skydive Toledo posted:
Guest Post: Cara Buswell - Living In a Small Town Is My Kind Of Pace These Days
July 4, 2019 - This morning I walked into the Red Apple looking like Ted Kaczynski. In pajamas, sunglasses, hood up w crazy hair I walk straight to the coffee and notice there's like 5 ppl in line at checkout staring at me.
"Yeah I just woke up" I belt out all gravelly voiced-
I hear a "Good morning Cara" from a friend in the Bread aisle.
I grab my coffee and proceed to shop and visit with the various folks in the store including the town mayor for a good 20 minutes lol.
I get home and realize I forgot why I came to the store in the first place… Lemons.
None of the stuff I got makes any sense but at least I got some coffee and a few nice visits out of it.
Living in a small town is my kind of pace these days.
*Thanks to Cara Buswell for permission to share this post on small town living.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, July 15, 2019.*
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
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!
Tonight: Toledo City Council meets 6 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.
Also: Dancing Moon Yoga returns Monday nights to Camp Singing Wind!
Join us for an hour of yoga and relaxation! We will do a gentle vinyasa flow followed by some deep stretching and a guided meditation.
All levels of experience are welcome!
We'll meet in the lodge. Bring your mat and a water bottle. Suggested donation of $5-10 at the door. Please arrive about 10 minutes early if this is your first class with us.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 20 - 22 - Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
Esther Borte Memorial Water Park is open for business
2 quarters to start then 5 additional minutes per quarter
Located in Kemp Olson (City) Park, Toledo.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Become A Supporting Member!*
This just in: Calling all un-neutered male cats!!
Room for you at Centralia Roundup 7-13-19 www.catsmeowsnap.org/spayneuter-services
PLEASE GIVE SO WE CAN KEEP HELPING
Please take 5 to give 5. It just takes 5 minutes...or less....to sign up with PayPal to pledge $5 a month. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…
The Cat's Meow has faithfully served SW Washington for 10 years. We have helped CLOSE TO 10 THOUSAND people and cats with rescue, adoption, transport to other no-kill rescues, low-cost spay/neuter, emergency vet care, supplies, training, referrals and more.
*Loyal supporter since 2013. Join me now.
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
It is going to take some Big Change in order to keep Big Water corporations out of the Big Bottom and out of Washington State.
Mark your calendars: LC Planning Commission Meeting 6 PM Tuesday July 23
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
You can request a free courtesy vessel exam by going to the Coast Guard 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/
*PS They’ll come right to you for that courtesy vessel inspection. Joe Notch said so!
TES PTO postedt: Toledo Elementary School Garden Work Party is Seeking Volunteers
July 20th 9:00am-2:00pm
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Garden Club Kids and their families, TESPTO, Toledo Lions and Lioness' , Toledo Garden Club, Toledo Seniors and all interested volunteer groups and individuals are invited to help with the remaining 2019 garden projects and general garden upkeep.
Some of the projects include:
* Assembly and filling of raised beds
* Replanting of orchard
* Assembly of compost bins
* Laying of weed control paper and chips
* Weeding and weed wacking
Any amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated.
July 9-31: Silent Auction @ Toledo Senior Center
July 27: Mt St Helens Institute hosts 10 Mile Awesome Hike
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo HIgh School
*Special pricing for Senior Citizens - contact General Cothren for details.
**Special kids offer: instruments available for loan & lessons - contact General Cothren.
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
September 24: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
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
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions in effect 06.17.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
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