- Toledo School District: Toledo Schools Above State Average In Math, ELA *
- National Weather Service: Thunderstorms Possible Monday, Wet Windy Tuesday *
- FDA: NDMA Found In Samples Of Ranitidine (Zantac) *
- NPR: Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11 *
- WA ATG: AG Ferguson Statement On Reported Settlement With Purdue Pharma *
- PSA: Nail Artist Spots Serious Health Issue In Client’s Fingernail *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo, Town Council Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District toasted: Toledo Schools Above State Average In Math, ELA
Pleased to report that our students are exceeding the state average performance on state tests of English Language Arts and Math. So pleased for the children who are learning and for the teachers and staff who help them do so. The images attached are a comparison between what we do here and what the State does as a whole.
TES PTO: Double Points During National Box Tops Week
It's National Box Tops week!!! Our school will earn double the reward for every receipt scanned from 9/16-9/22.
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
PSA: Toledo Police Sgt Randy Pennington reported: Found Bicycle
At around 03:30 AM Saturday I found a bicycle on the sidewalk by the cemetery, probably elementary school age kid’s (size) so I took it to the Police Department and secured it. If your child missing a bike, contact me.
National Weather Service Seattle: Thunderstorms Possible Monday, Wet Windy Tuesday
- Monday - A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
- Monday Night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
- Tuesday - Showers. High near 61. South wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Online
If you are unable to attend the above classes, spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FTC: FTC Takes Action against Operators of Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes and the Financing Company that Assisted Them
Defendants allegedly bilked millions out of consumers by charging illegal upfront fees and falsely promising to lower or even eliminate consumers’ loan payments or balances
FDA: Recalls - Ritter Sports Bars,
Stark Group International Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Ritter Sport KAFFEESPLITTER - 3.5 Ounce /100 Gram
September 12, 2019 - Company Announcement
Stark Group International of Greenvale, NY is recalling all codes of its 100 gram packages of Ritter Sport -KAFFEESPLITTER because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Nougat Candies
September 12, 2019 - FuPaiYuan Nougat candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Matcha Candies
September 12, 2019 - FuPaiYuan Matcha candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
2 Company Announcements: September 12, 2019
KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Human and Animal Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility (1)
KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Human and Animal Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility (2)
*The lists includes over 100 common supplements & drugs such as ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), lidocaine(analgesic), & Moxifloxacin (fluoroquinolone antibiotic)
*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
FDA: Statement Alerting Patients And Healthcare Professionals Of NDMA Found In Samples Of Ranitidine
September 13, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has learned that some ranitidine medicines, including some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.
The FDA has been investigating NDMA and other nitrosamine impurities in blood pressure and heart failure medicines called Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) since last year. In the case of ARBs, the FDA has recommended numerous recalls as it discovered unacceptable levels of nitrosamines.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA Warns About Rare But Severe Lung Inflammation With Ibrance, Kisqali, and Verzenio For Breast Cancer
September 13, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that Ibrance (palbociclib), Kisqali (ribociclib), and Verzenio (abemaciclib) used to treat some patients with advanced breast cancers may cause rare but severe inflammation of the lungs.
FDA: Trump Administration Combating Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products
FDA compliance policy would prioritize enforcement of premarket authorization requirements for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes
September 11, 2019 - Today, the Trump Administration announced that as part of its ongoing work to tackle the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the FDA intends to finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks that would prioritize the agency’s enforcement of the premarket authorization requirements for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, clearing the market of unauthorized, non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products. The FDA plans to share more on the specific details of the plan and its implementation soon.
FDA: Standards for Future Opioid Analgesic Approvals and Incentives for New Therapeutics to Treat Pain and Addiction; Public Hearing
September 17, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, we) is holding a public hearing on September 17, 2019 entitled, “Standards for Future Opioid Analgesic Approvals and Incentives for New Therapeutics to Treat Pain and Addiction.” The Agency issued the draft guidance (see Opioid Analgesic Drugs: Considerations for Benefit Risk Assessment Framework) on the application of FDA’s existing benefit-risk assessment framework to applications for approval of opioid analgesic drugs. …
Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, you can submit electronic or written comments to the public docket by November 18, 2019. Submit electronic comments to Regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Docket’s Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date. All comments must be identified with the docket number FDA-2019-N-2514. The FDA may post, without change, all comments received to Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
Please use this Eventbrite Link to register for the event. Registration is first come first serve (including Webcast Attendee (remote video / audio).
NPR: Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11
September 16, 2019 - Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday night, just days after striking a settlement with more than 2,000 local governments over its alleged role in creating and sustaining the deadly opioid crisis.
On Sunday, Purdue's board of directors approved the settlement, which includes 24 state attorneys general who sued the company, accusing it of fueling the nationwide addiction crisis by aggressively marketing OxyContin while downplaying its potential for addiction.
The bankruptcy filing follows a statement by New York's state attorney general, Letitia James, alleging that investigators discovered nearly $1 billion in wire transfers made by Purdue to Swiss bank accounts — allegedly to shield the family's wealth from litigation.
WA State ATG: AG Ferguson Statement On Reported Settlement With Purdue Pharma
PSA: Nail Artist Spots Serious Health Issue In Client’s Fingernail
I had a walk-in nail client a couple weeks ago. She had been going to the "NAILS" type salons for years. She had a straight dark vertical stripe down her nail. She said as soon as she sat down---I need a color dark enough to cover this stripe. The nail salons "diagnosed" her a few different ways. Some said it was a lack of calcium. Some said it was hereditary. At least one had told her it was a blood blister.
This is melanoma!!! I did not want to frighten her but I told her she needed to see her doctor immediately! She called me today to tell me that yes it was a very aggressive melanoma that has already spread to her lymph nodes!! Her prognosis is not good!Please pay attention to abnormalities in your nail beds!! Odd changes in your nails can very likely be nothing to worry about! But sometimes it is an indication of a very serious disease. And please keep an eye on the nail beds---toes and fingers----of your elderly loved ones and your loved ones that aren't physically able to notice changes in the nail beds! Early diagnosis can make all the difference in the world!!!
(I share this with her permission.)
Morgan Arts Centre update: ARTrails 2019 Runs Two Weekends
Toledo Lioness Club posted: September Meeting Date
Our meeting is on Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM @ 408 Silver Street, Toledo.
New members welcome.
Toledo Flying Club wrote: Final Goodbye To Captain John Mathews
Video link here
Aviation is a close knit family, and when we lose one of our own, we tend to mourn the loss, but celebrate the life! Yesterday we said our final goodbye to Captain John Mathews, a decorated Vietnam veteran, career American Airlines Captain, and one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met. John's memorial service, held at his home in Toledo, Washington, was overflown by a missing-man formation provided by Mr. Andy Pomeroy, Bryan Nairn, Garrett Nelson, Andy Karmy and Victor Cotham. It was a true honor to have these gentlemen, also known as the Flying Aardvarks, provide such a wonderful gesture on behalf of John and his family. I shall be forever grateful to Andy and his crew for their selfless contribution to John's memorial service.
Lewis County Water Alliance: Meeting With LewCo On Code Workshop September 20
Craig Jasmer reported September 10 - We’re continuing to make progress!
Lewis County staff is working on the agenda for our 10/8 PC workshop. The workshop will be primarily educational. County staff will explain the permitting process, why the 2018 changes were made, and have a discussion on the various approaches to amending the code. It may take 2-3 educational workshops before we are at a point to discuss a specific code amendment.
I’ll meet with county staff again on 9/20, where we’ll continue drafting the agenda for this first educational workshop.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, September 16, 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.
Lewis County Budget Committee meeting 1:00 PM
Agenda link here.
New Bid Call - Lewis County Fire Protection District No. 1 - Emergency Services Facility
A new Bid Call has been added to the Contract Ads and Calls for Bid page. The project consists of a new 7,680 square foot single-story pre-engineered metal building fire station and all associated sitework. Includes a base bid for the shell, apparatus bay spaces, demising wall, and restrooms. The alternate bid will include the tenant improvements of the administration operations. See the Bid Documents for a more detailed description of the work and delineation of the scope and bidding. The bids are due Sept 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Onalaska Fire Department; PO Box 100/244 Carlisle Avenue; Onalaska, WA 98570.
Access the details and necessary documents, and get on the planholders list here.
Posted: September 3, 2019
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.
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
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 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 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: email@example.com
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 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21: Harvest Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center (Reservations required)
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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