- National Weather Service: Smoke, Air Quality Outlook Improve
- NWS: Alaskan Earthquake Poses No Tsunami Danger For Pacific NW
- Title Guaranty: High School Hero Nominations Sought
- Toledo Youth Soccer: Coach Malunat Hosting Practice Jamboree
- WSU Master Gardeners: Drought Drives Increase In Yellowjacket Numbers
- Health Corner: Recalls, Outbreaks, Allergies, & A Washer Hazard
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market, School District Special Meeting, Planning Commission
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
WILDFIRE - YAKIMA COUNTY (WA): Firefighters remain engaged against the "Miriam Fire" currently burning near White Pass in Yakima County. The fire is currently estimated at 2,250 acres with 10% containment. Moderate fire behavior on the fire. 325 fire personnel are assigned to the incident under the command of a type 2 IMT.
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon posted: 1005 AM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018
The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality have issued an Air Quality Advisory, which remains in effect until noon Friday.
Smoke will remain in the region, and will cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels at times through Friday morning.
National Weather Service Seattle forecast for Western WA includes this Special Weather Statement from http://www.weather.gov/pqr: 255 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018
Air quality will begin to improve as marine air pushes inland. Onshore flow will increase Thursday and air quality will continue to improve through the end of the week.
For information on the smoke affecting Washington State, visit the Washington Smoke Blog at:
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon also announced:
Title Guaranty’s High School Hero program is back in full swing! Last year we were able to award 10 High School Heroes with $1000 scholarships each.
You can nominate at our website: http://titlegco.com/hs-hero-3
Toledo Elementary School PTO now has an AmazonSmile account!
Go to smile.amazon.com, log in using your Amazon login and password, select Toledo Elementary School PTO as your charity to support! Make sure you set your AmazonSmile as your favorite or bookmark to make it easy to support your Toledo Elementary School PTO! Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price into the TES PTO account!
DID YOU KNOW?! In 2017-2018 school year the TES PTO donated $6000.00 for the Elementary School field trips, also a full day of a hands on assembly from Pacific Science Center, Expanded the TES Kids Garden and many more activities!
Every penny earned goes towards extra activities within the school for our kids!
Toledo Youth Soccer REMINDER: Saturday, August 18
Centralia Coach Horst Malunat will be hosting a FREE practice jamboree for all Toledo Youth Soccer players. It's going to be a lot of fun while going through great skill drills. We'll meet behind the high school at the youth soccer fields.
Please bring your players!
U6 & U8 will be 10-11am August 18
U10 & U12 will be 11am-12pm August 18
We really want our coaches to attend too. It'll give you great ideas for running practices and the chance to watch your age group play.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared this article from Oregon State University, asking: Have you been noticing more yellow jackets than normal this year?
Drought driving more yellowjackets into backyards this year
Health Corner: Recalls, Outbreaks, Allergies, & A Washer Hazard
CNN reports two thyroid medications, levothyroxine and liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets) are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals due to potential contamination.
CNN also posted an expanded recall of Valsartan, a blood pressure drug, due to cancer concerns related to contamination.
CDC updated 436 reported cases of Clyclospora infections linked to McDonald’s salads in 15 States.* No recalls have been issued.
Other recent outbreaks:
- Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad – Salmonella Infections
- Fresh Crab Meat – Vibrio Infections
- Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal – Salmonella Infections
FARE asks: Have an expired epinephrine auto-injector?
In the absence of a current epinephrine auto-injector, use an expired dose, then call 911 for follow up medical treatment.
A shortage of epinephrine coincides with kids returning to school. Click on link above for info.
Food Allergy Research & Education - FARE - also has links to clinical trials.
Originally penned in August 2014, the post below speaks not only to the deadly aspects of this allergy, but to the ignorance & outright bullying that seem to surround it. I strive to post it around the start of the new school year, in the hope someone out there will commit to being part of the solution.
Author Kristen Lamb wrote: I have a newfound respect for peanut allergies and in researching about peanut allergies, was STUNNED how flippant and hateful some people can be…
The Kiss That Nearly Killed Me - Why Peanut Allergies Are DEAD Serious.
Last week this post went viral, a parent sharing an unforeseen hazard to get the word out and seek safety upgrades for a common household appliance. This post too could be bully-bait, but the author risked exposing herself to get the word out, to be part of the solution.
Lindsey McIver posted: I’ve been hesitant to write this post. First, because of the inevitable online mom-shaming that is bound to ensue; and second, because it’s just really hard to re-live.
Early Tuesday morning we were woken up by our four-year-old son who was crying so hard he could barely talk. As I was trying to understand what he was saying, my husband flew out of bed and down the stairs. It was then that the realization hit. He had said: Kloe. Inside. Washer.
By the time we reached the laundry room in the basement, my three-year-old daughter Kloe was LOCKED inside the airtight washing machine. It was tumbling and filling with water. She was screaming but you couldn’t hear her.
We were able to quickly stop it and unlock the door and get her out. Aside from a couple of small bumps on her head and wet clothes, she was fine.
After going through all the “what if‘s” and “could have’s” we know we are very blessed and God had mercy on our sweet daughter.
I post this because I can honestly say we did not realize the danger of this machine. We are continually surprised at the new, inventive ways our kids come up with to try and die. And this was definitely a new one.
I took this picture after we secured the door shut with a child safety lock. We also found a child lock feature on the settings that, as long as it is engaged, will not allow the washing machine to start. But it does not lock the door. We hadn’t even used the machine yet so we hadn’t looked at any of the settings. Also, it obviously took two curious kids to pull this off. I want to encourage anybody who has this type of front loading washing machine and small children, or even grandkids who visit, to lock the door with a child safety lock and always keep the child lock setting on!
I realize that there are ways we could’ve prevented this from happening. This is the season for swimming pool accidents and kids being left in hot cars and all sorts of other horrible accidents. And that’s what most of them are. Accidents. Shaming the mom doesn’t do anyone any good. We need to be open and honest about our mistakes to help one another keep our kids safe. And trust me, that mom is already beating herself up enough.
*Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
And you don’t even have to leave town!
Open 3 - 7 PM.
Toledo School District Board of Directors will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Supt. Evaluation-Mid Term Review on Thursday August 16, 2018 at 6 PM.
Regularly scheduled Board Meeting will follow at 7 PM.
The Meetings will be held in the Toledo Middle School Library.
Public is invited to attend.
Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 PM at City Hall third Thursday monthly. Public invited to attend. Contact email@example.com or call (360)864-4564 for details.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! August 26: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Toledo Threshing Bee Cowlitz River Float
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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