- #KyleeStrong: Update, #Jesse, Fundraiser
- LCWA: 1800 Strong, Goal 2000 By Monday *
- National Weather Service: Sunny Thursday, Rain Friday *
- FTC: FTC Returns $748,000 to Consumers, Equifax Update, More *
- Governor Inslee: Congratulations To House Speaker Jinkins *
- WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Southern Green Stink Bug New WA Pest *
- Cafe Aromaz: School Supply Drive *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, Second Time Around *
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
The Crowded Kitchen Catering: Wednesday Rylee Update
Jeannie Smith Crocker shared:
It appears there are two young ladies from the Toledo High School in need of community support and prayers. One is fighting a brain tumor and the other had a brain aneurysm. It would be nice to see the town include #Jessiestrong alongside #Ryleestrong on all the billboards.
Q: is Jess’ surgery today or tomorrow?
A: She has one today (Wednesday) and tomorrow(Thursday)!
Donna’s Place: Fundraiser For Rylee Rae Birdwell
The 50/50 drawing has begun! Come down to Donna’s place tickets are $1.00 each.
For those of you who don’t know, a 50/50 is buy a ticket who’s ever name is drawn get 50% the other 50% goes to Rylee.
Or you can donate back
Drawing will be held the night of the auction. Tentative date is set for Sept 7th.
Anyone wanting to donate items for silent auction please contact me
Thank you so much for the Love and the prayers for this young lady!
*Shared with permission
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Supporters Tip The Scales
Cliff Mass: The Driest Week of the Year Brings Rain and the Summer Outlook
July brought above normal rainfall for much of the region, with Seattle getting 1.15 inches, .45 inches above normal. Temperatures were cooler than normal over the Cascades and eastern WA, but warmer than normal in parts of western WA. Cool in wildfire land.
Thursday will be warm in western WA, with highs in the mid-80s away from the water.
But our warm, dry days are about to get another interruption, with a stronger than normal Pacific front making landfall on Friday.
Here is the predicted total precipitation through Sept 13th by the vaunted European Center model ensemble system (see below). Wow. BC is quite wet, as is NW Washington. SE Alaska in nutty wet. You have to feel sorry for folks taking cruises up there.
National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Sunny Thursday, Rain Friday
FTC: FTC Returns More than $748,000 to Consumers Who Signed Up for a “Free” Internet Auction Kit with Hidden Charges
July 31, 2019 - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 53,595 refund checks totaling $748,070 to consumers nationwide who signed up for an online auction kit that was supposed to be free, but wasn’t. The kit actually cost consumers up to $59.95 per month if they failed to cancel a trial membership in a business…
FTC: FTC Encourages Consumers to Opt for Free Credit Monitoring, as part of Equifax Settlement
July 31, 2019 - The Federal Trade Commission is urging consumers affected by Equifax’s 2017 data breach to consider signing up for the free credit monitoring offered as part of the settlement. A new FTC blog post notes that because of high interest in the alternative cash payment under the settlement, consumers…
FTC: Additional Defendants in Student Debt Relief Schemes Agree to Settle FTC Charges
July 31, 2019 - Additional defendants involved with student loan debt relief schemes have been permanently banned from selling debt relief services pursuant to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC alleged that they tricked consumers into paying illegal upfront fees in hopes of reducing or…
Governor Inslee: Inslee Statement Congratulating Speaker-elect Rep. Laurie Jinkins
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Southern Green Stink Bug Is New WA Pest
Use this form to submit relevant details regarding a sighting of the Southern Green Stink Bug in Washington State: http://ow.ly/NxT550vbUNS
Cafe Aromaz: Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
Supplies and donations accepted at the cafe.
See flier for more information.
Please share with your friends and family.
Health Corner: Vaping & Pets
While the debate continues, read this incident involving Juul pods & vape juice.
One pet owner posted recently about her tragic experience, and invited everyone to share widely. Here’s her story:
Katie Baars - Wisconsin
I know most of us have dogs and other pets and I wanted to post this to help save lives of pets so people are aware of the dangers of vaping equipment and pets.
I just lost my Saint Bernard puppy yesterday. She had eaten a juul pod and chewed a bottle of vape juice. I did not even know we had these items in the house - my 17yr old snuck them in and attempted to hide them under the couch.
There is no antidote for this stuff. Only supportive treatment. It’s extremely toxic even in small amounts. Plus the flavors often attract pets to it.
My pup was only 12wks old. I hope in her tragic untimely death her story can create awareness on the dangers of this stuff. I have made this shareable so please feel free to do so.
*Special thanks to Guy Husvar for sharing this post.
Not Strictly Toledo: A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers
All clothing and linens will be $5 per bag and all other merchandise will be 50% off!!!
August 1st through the 4th we will be having our parking lot sale! All our clothing and linens will be $5 per bag and donated merchandise will be 50% off! This will be a great opportunity to stock up before the school year starts!
Not Strictly Toledo2: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility - Free Wood Chips
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
Come enjoy some wonderful music, beautiful weather and meet up with our vendors and community.
Friday: Morgan Arts Centre Hosts Annual Children’s Theatre Workshop
Join us Friday, August 2 at the MAC for a free performance by our upcoming children’s theater workshop. www.morganartscentre.com
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: 2019/2020 School Supply Lists!!
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.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*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!
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
Thru August: Farmers Insurance: School Supply Drive
Thru August: Cafe Aromaz: Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
August 3: Bateaux Cellars hosts One Day Wine and Wellness Retreat
August 3: Children’s Theatre Performance @ Morgan Arts Centre
August 5-9: Toledo Lioness Scholarship Fundraiser
Monday, August 5th thru Friday, August 9th we will be at the south bound Toutle River Rest Area from 8am to 8pm offering treats, water and coffee for donations. All of our proceeds are used for our 2 scholarships. If you would like to help our club we are accepting cookies (without nuts/peanut butter), pretzels, popcorn and Graham crackers. All donations can be dropped off at Phillipps Insurance.
August 9: Free Youth Coaching Clinic @ Fort Borst Park, Centralia
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 10: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 24: 4th Annual Sky And Star Party hosted by Mount St Helens Institute
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
August 31: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14, 2019: Fall Orchard & Nursery Tour @ Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
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.
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
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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