- Logan Grove: Logan Is Home Today *
- Donna's Place Fundraiser Update: Sucker Punched Live October 5 *
- National Weather Service: 5 Day Forecast *
- FTC: Is the American Community Survey legit? *
- FDA: Recall Expanded - AWERS Salmon Caviar *
- USDA: USDA Announces Investments To Benefit 200,000 Rural Americans *
- Health Corner: Drinking Water *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet Is Your Closet Back To School Event *
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive, Threshing Bee Tractor Parade
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 55th Annual Threshing & Gas Show August 24-25, 2019
Tractor Parade 7 PM Friday, August 23.
#I(heart)Logan posted great news from Angela Hill Wednesday:
Logan is home. Ablation is still working. He feels good, just tired.
Donna's Place Fundraiser Update: Sucker Punched Live October 5
We have changed the date for our Fundraiser.
Sucker Punched will perform live at Donna’s Place on October 5 at 8pm. There will be $10 cover charge all proceeds will go to help the family with whatever financial needs they may face.
We have our 50/50 raffle in full swing now. So come on in and get your raffle tickets today for $1. We are accepting silent auction donations starting September 17th until the night of the event. If you have any questions please contact Donna’s Place. 360-864-2700
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: 5 Day Forecast
FTC: FTC Refunds Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed and Advertised “Nobetes” Diabetes Treatment Supplement
August 21, 2019 - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 398 checks totaling $60,791 to refund consumers nationwide who bought “Nobetes,” a dietary supplement pill deceptively advertised as an effective diabetes treatment. The average amount per check is $152.74, and consumers are getting back all of the money they spent on the product.
According to the Commission’s December 2018 complaint, between 2015 and 2018, Nobetes Corporation, along with its two officers Marvin Silver and Jeffrey Fleitman, advertised and sold Nobetes, a pill containing a concoction of vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts, as an effective treatment for consumers with diabetes.
Consumers with questions about refunds, or who bought Nobetes and do not receive a check, should contact the FTC’s refund administrator, JND Legal Administration, at 1-833-222-1174. Recipients should deposit or cash checks within 60 days, as indicated on the check. The FTC never requires people to pay money or provide account information to cash a refund check.
FTC law enforcement actions led to more than $2.3 billion in refunds for consumers in a one-year period between July 2017 and June 2018. To learn more about the FTC’s refund program, visit www.ftc.gov/refunds.
FTC: Is the American Community Survey legit?
August 21, 2019
Here at the FTC, we always tell people to use caution when someone they don’t know asks them for personal information. So it’s not surprising that people are asking questions about mailings and phone calls they’re getting about the American Community Survey (ACS).
The ACS is a legitimate survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, which is part of the Department of Commerce. Unlike the 10-year Census, this survey runs all year, every year. The survey goes to a random sample of addresses in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Many federal, state, tribal, and local leaders use the answers to update their statistics.
If someone contacts you about the American Community Survey and you want to verify that the visit or phone call is legitimate, simply call your Census regional office.
Here’s how the ACS survey process works:
- Census sends a letter saying that your address was selected for the ACS.
- Most people then get instructions to complete the ACS online. If you don’t complete the survey, Census will send a paper questionnaire in about two weeks.
- If you still haven’t submitted the survey, you may get a call. You also may get a call if you completed the survey, but Census needs to clarify information.
- If Census can’t reach you by phone, they may send someone to your address to complete the process in person. Interviewers may visit or call after normal business hours when it’s more likely you’ll be home. The Census representative must show a photo ID with the U.S. Department of Commerce seal and an expiration date. If you ask, the interviewer will give you a supervisor’s contact information and/or the Census regional office phone number for verification.
FTC: The U.S. Census Bureau has started its Address Canvassing Operation! You may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/xV3HM
FDA: AWERS Voluntarily Recalls Salmon Caviar 95g Due To Possible Health Risk
August 20, 2019 - AWERS, Inc. of Bellevue, WA is voluntarily recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) with the following codes:
“BEST BEFORE JUL 03 2020”
“BEST BEFORE JUL 15 2020”
“BEST BEFORE SEP 17 2020”
“BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020”
“BEST BEFORE OCT 13 2020”
The product with these codes may have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Grained Salmon Caviar 95g with these codes was distributed directly in California, New York, Oregon, Washington, and in Canada. Product has been further distributed in Illinois and may have further distributed to other states.
Product is packed in a metal tin with Cyrillic lettering. The tin is green, with red and white writing with an easy open pull lid. The “BEST BEFORE” code printed on the bottom on the tin.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
We expand our voluntary recall based on additional testing results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Product with five “BEST BEFORE” dates listed above were tested and the results revealed a lower than normal salt content which can foster an anaerobic environment that is necessary to grow the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No Clostridium botulinum bacteria were detected in product to date.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Original Press Release
*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
USDA: USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities that will Benefit Almost 200,000 Rural Americans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2019 – USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $52 million in 45 community facilities projects that will benefit nearly 200,000 rural residents (PDF, 151 KB) in 16 states.
“Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to partnering with rural communities to build the facilities that provide state-of-the-art services to those who depend on them,” Lammers said. “Rural areas thrive when modern and accessible education, health care, public safety and municipal services are available. This provides a foundation for growth and prosperity.”
USDA is making the investments and has additional funding available through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. Interested parties should contact their USDA Rural Development state office for application and eligibility details.
TES PTO posted: Remember to be finishing up your 3 Summer Reading Reports. They can be on any 3 books you have read over the summer.
Here are the report ideas in case anyone missed placed their packet. I can’t wait to see everyone next Wednesday, at meet the teacher night.
Toledo School District says: Be sure to check our web page for upcoming events.
School is just around the corner!
Health Corner: Drinking Water
EPA: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the federal law that protects public drinking water supplies throughout the nation. Under the SDWA, EPA sets standards for drinking water quality, and with its partners implements various technical and financial programs to ensure drinking water safety.
Politico: What broke the Safe Drinking Water Act?
Excerpt: It's important to note that American drinking water is still much cleaner than water in many other parts of the world. Cholera, typhoid and parasites, which kill tens of thousands of people around the world every year, have been virtually eliminated from the U.S., thanks to advances in water treatment.
(However) a 2009 database of state monitoring results compiled by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit that focuses on environmental health issues, found more than 300 contaminants in tap water across 45 states, nearly two-thirds of which were unregulated.
Randle, WA has sounded the alarm not only about foreign investors intent on quietly extracting and exporting drinking water on a massive scale, but about bottled water in general, especially about single-use plastics and the long-term costs globally.
Lewis County Water Alliance / Washington Water Alliance, born of citizens uniting to oppose “Big Water” in rural Lewis County, has drawn support from other ad hoc groups as diverse as Columbia River Gorge Skywatchers near Cascade Locks, OR, to Washington Hikers and Climbers, and citizens of Weed, CA (who lost their fight to prevent Nestle from establishing a water bottling plant).
World Health Organization (WHO): Microplastics ‘Not A Concern For Human Health’
The latest knowledge on microplastics in drinking-water is not suggesting any concern for human health from microplastics found in drinking water.
However, WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution.
GoNewMommy: Safe Bottled Water Guide – Which Bottled Water Brands Are Safe?
This article IS a long read but very thorough, a great resource for scientific reports on testing, public water systems versus private wells, contaminant levels, and microplastics, to name a few categories.
The author wraps up by posting the four brands she uses: Evian water, Fiji water, Icelandic, and carbonated water such as San Pellegrino.
*Check out her related post for carrying your own H2O: Non Toxic Travel Mugs And Water Bottles – Which Stainless Steel Travel Mugs And Water Bottles Are Non Toxic?
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet Is Your Closet - Back To School Extravaganza
Today: Toledo Thursday Market Welcomes Performing Artist Danika Rozhanica
Don't miss Danika Rozhanica today. Her music is said to be blues that is quite folky, little bit jazzy, with a dash of rock and roll. Something for everyone!
Tip: Many of our vendors will take pre-orders for produce, baked goods and other yummies. River House Bake Shop, Olde Achers Farm, Buckleberry Farm, Never Winter Farm, Dragonfly Chocolates LLC are just a few who will be happy to bring an order with them on Thursday. Reach out to them!
Visit https://toledothursdaymarket.com/meet-the-vendors/ for a complete list of vendors and contact info.
Friday: Toledo Food Bank open
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee Tractor Parade
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: 2019/2020 School Supply Lists!!
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
TES PTO posted: The Kids Closet at Toledo Elementary School is in need of some specific items to get the new school year started:
Boys athletic shoes sizes 13 to 3
Girls athletic shoes sizes 13 to 3
Boys shorts and sweats sizes 5 to 10
Girls shorts, sweats and leggings sizes 5-12
Please consider donating good used condition clothing and/or picking up an extra pair or two of inexpensive athletic shoes while you are back to school shopping.
Share with your networks! Let's get the closet stocked! Items can be dropped off at the pod inside the garden anytime or arrangements can be made with Ashley Jacobson or Brooke Sellards Acosta.
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 24: Cafe Aromaz: Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
Thru August: Taco Tuesdays Cowlitz River Float in Toledo
Go paddle down the Cowlitz River and after we exit the river in Toledo it’s Tacos and other great food at Chimi’s in Toledo, right at the boat ramp parking lot
More dates: August 27
Plus: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
August 31, 2019
Hosted by Mike Hedges
!! NEW !! October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser update)
!! NEW !! September 1: Regeneration Festival @ Camp Singing Wind
August 22: Toledo Senior Center & Olequa-Winlock Senior Center Annual Senior Picnic
August 23: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
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 24-25: TES PTO Surplus School Furniture & Supplies Sale
August 28: Toledo High School hosts Guest Speaker Josh Shipp
August 31: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 31: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
September 10: Mount St Helens Institute: Views and Brews is back
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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