- PBS.Org: 9-11 - Eighteen Years Later *
- WA State DVA: Gov Inslee Directs US & State Flags At Half-Staff Today *
- PSA: Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington On Driving Etiquette *
- The Weather Channel: Mostly Cloudy, Rain Returns Thursday Night *
- FTC: Serious health claims for CBD products need proof *
- NIH: NIH Partners With Apple & Harvard University on Women’s Health Study *
- WA ATG: Ferguson’s Initiative Ends No-Poach Clauses At 8 More Chains *
- Lewis County Public Health: News Release - Vaping-Related Illness, Deaths Grow*
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Mighty Fine Seniors Mtg, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Mtg *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Read the article 9/11 to now: Ways we have changed along with the bullet points summarizing the piece. Then answer the questions below. You may wish to assign different sections of the article to different groups of students and have the groups report back as a class.
Then watch Billy Collins, the U.S. poet laureate on Sept. 11th, read a poem he wrote a year after the attack, called “The Names,” in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress held in New York City in 2002, and reads it again now in this NewsHour video from 2011.
*Read the article for first-hand accounts by students & teachers, including an excerpt from from “With Their Eyes: September 11th - The View From a High School at Ground Zero.”
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs: US & State Flags At Half-Staff Today
#FlagLowering - 9/11/19 (Patriot Day)
September 10, 2019 - Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on September 11, 2019.
Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
From Wood Sorrel Forest School, Annie Jones wrote: Sprouts Seek Itty Bitty Critters
PSA: Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington On Driving Etiquette
A few facts here to possibly educate the "immature driver" that has graced our little community recently...
Fact 1. Virtually any motorized wheeled vehicle can spin their tires and do donuts in gravel so doing this behind the ball field at our elem school impresses no one.
Fact 2.Doing such in the gravel/dirt is damaging to the surface causing ruts and diminishes the gravel surface.
Fact 3. The flying gravel can cause damage to other property like buildings etc.
Fact 4. The flying gravel can cause injury to others.
Fact 5. Costly to the organization that sponsors the field by increasing maintenance cost.
Fact 6. It is considered Negligent Driving and that's a big ticket.
Fact 7. It is done willfully and damages property (which it does by diminishing the surface) that is a criminal act called malicious mischief which is an arrestable offense.
Fact 8. If anyone is injured by a driver engaged in this it may be considered vehicular assault, which is arrestable.
Fact 9. Even if no one is injured if anyone else is in the car or anyone in the area this may be called Reckless Endangerment and that is arrestable as well...
And Fact 10...Should i witness you do this you will not get a warning, you will not be chewed out you, if by chance are a minor under 18, I will not call you parents or take you home to mommy or daddy, what I will do is write you notice of infractions for the all the traffic violations and I will arrest you for the criminal violations as well...there will be no negotiations, no sorry officer accepted.
Our community tries hard to have things for our young people and destroying the area behind the concession stand and dugouts only hurts that effort...if you have the "need" to drive like an idiot and destroy property do it your own property! Should you choose not to take this good advice..you have been forewarned of the consequences of your actions..
Sgt Randy P.
The Weather Channel: Mostly Cloudy Today & Tomorrow, Rain Returns Thursday Night
FTC: Serious health claims for CBD products need proof
September 10, 2019 - Three companies that tout their cannabis-derived products as miracle treatments for serious illnesses have gotten letters from the FTC warning that they’re at risk for legal action unless they have sound scientific evidence to back up their claims. The companies sell oils, capsules, edible gummies, and creams that contain cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant.
Learn more: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/09/serious-health-claims-cbd-products-need-proof?fbclid=IwAR3XNpXXYjUKMVrDp3088bUGtUe1-_E-sTRNAplismQqksT_w6Q-BkKP60o
National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH partners with Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study
The new research study will focus on menstrual cycles and gynecological conditions.
September 10, 2019 - NIH, Apple, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health announced their research partnership for a major long-term study of women’s health. The collaboration will permit researchers to study conditions including pregnancy, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopausal transition, and osteoporosis. Apple’s new Research App will help users participate in the study and will be a free download in the App Store later this year.
WA State Attorney General: AG Ferguson’s initiative ends no-poach clauses at eight more corporate chains with more than 2,300 locations nationwide
September 9, 2019 - SEATTLE - Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, eight additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The eight chains have 62 locations in Washington and more than 2,300 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 75, representing nearly 140,000 locations.
Click here to read the full news release...
WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources: GRANTS! $$$$
There are several Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants that are now accepting proposals. Don't miss your chance to apply! Prof Development Prog, Farmer/Rancher, Professional + Producer, & Research to Grass Roots Grants are all open until November.
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20 shared:
Lewis County Public Health: News Release - Vaping-Related Illness, Deaths Grow
Toledo Community Library: Two Tales Of Toledo
Big Cheeses: $12
Available in the library.
All proceeds go to Toledo Historical Society.
Visit the History Room inside the Library.
Toledo Community Library offers a quiet sanctuary amid the Back-To-School bustle. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup of your favorite hot beverage and grab a comfortable chair, peruse the on-going Book (& DVD & game) Sale - now by donation - while appreciating WiFi access.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Gallery 505: September Exhibit - Micro Magnified
Gallery 505 widens the lens for this month's Micro Magnified exhibit, featuring art by local artists Jessie Camerer, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Shauna Petty, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherin and Pauli Wolfe.
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Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Toledo Senior Center holds their monthly meeting 1 PM second Wednesdays to take care of the business end of things.
Beginning September 17: 3 PM Tuesdays & Fridays, SAIL fitness for all levels of ability.
Also: Harvest Dinner September 21 with entertainers Two Town Tuners - bring the family!
Open 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays. To RSVP for lunch Wednesday & Friday, contact Diana @ (360)864-2112.
Also Today: 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!
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays, potluck second Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 55th Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 24-25. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 13th vs. Rainier 7:00
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 16th @ Rainier 6:00 bus 4:15
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 11th JV Woodland 5:00
Sept 14th @ Orcas Island 12:30
Sept 18th vs Toutle Lake 6:00
Sept 21st vs Napavine 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 6:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th vs. Kalama
Sept 30 @ Kalama 6:00
Sept 12th vs. Hoquiam 5:30/7:00
Sept 14th Season Opener @ Adna 9:00am bus @ 8:00am
Sept 17th @ Rainier 5:45/7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 19th vs Winlock 5:45/7:00
Sept 21st @ Centerville Tournament 9:00 am (Centraila)bus@8:00am
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 7:00 bus @ 4:40
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Sept 17th Fast-n-Flat-MWP 3:30 bus @ 1:30
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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
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.
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.
Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties: Energy Assistance
Our scheduling dates for October LIHEAP appointments are as follows:
–Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 for Lewis County
Lewis County: (360) 736-1800
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
September 13: Full Circle at Bateaux Cellars
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14: 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
September 24: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 11: Veteran's Day Ceremony @ Kemp Olson Park
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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