- FCC: On Scammers Following Storms
- WSDA: Industrial Hemp Class
- CACLMT: Energy Assistance Application Date
- Toledo Community Library: Page Turners Returns
- Health Corner: September 2018 Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market, School Board, City Planning Commission
- Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
The Federal Communications Commission warns: After Storms, Watch Out For Scams
Scammers are always looking for new victims. Unfortunately, natural disasters and severe weather create opportunities for fraud in their wake, when people are at their most vulnerable.
In particular, be wary of fake flood insurance robocalls. Contact your insurance agent or your insurance company directly.
Also popular: disaster relief charity scams. There are several steps you can take to protect yourself from this type of fraud:
- Donate to trusted, well-known charities. Beware of scammers who create fake charities during natural disasters. Always verify a charity's legitimacy through its official website. If you have doubts, you can check with Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar. You can also check with the National Association of State Charity Officials whether charities must be registered in your state and if the charity contacting you is on file with your state.
- Verify all phone numbers for charities. If you need to contact a charity by phone, verify through the charity's official website that the number you have is legitimate.
- Do not open suspicious emails. If you receive a suspicious email requesting donations or other assistance, do not click on any links or open any attachments. Scammers regularly use email for phishing attacks and to spread malware.
- Be skeptical of social media posts. Independently verify any solicitation for charitable donations before you give. If you're using text-to-donate, check the number with the charity first.
Finally, watch out for scammers impersonating federal, state, tribal and municipal authorities. If someone calls claiming to be a government official, hang up and call the number listed on that government agency's official website.
Washington State Department of Agriculture invites you:
Free Industrial Hemp WA Class in Pierce County, WA.
Held at Elk Plain Grange, 21817 Mountain Highway East, Spanaway, WA
1 - 3 PM September 29, 2018
Come join the Industrial Hemp Association of WA and the WSDA as we present the in's and out's of the WA IHRP program, Farm Act of 2018, basics of growing hemp and current industry statutes. There will be a Q&A session and assistance available with applications after the class.
Space is limited to 75 people. More classes through out WA will be announced soon. Please RSVP for classes at www.ihempawa.com.
Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties (CACLMT) announces 2 methods for low-income households to apply for Energy Assistance.
We will reopen to schedule appointments on Friday, September 28th for Thurston County, Lewis County will be opening on Tuesday, October 2nd, and Mason County will be opening on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Phone lines open at 7:00am and the internet will open at 9:00am.
Please be patient when calling the agency’s phone lines.
If you do not receive an appointment during this opening round, you will be eligible to schedule an appointment in January.
*Washington State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
**Puget Sound Energy's Home Energy Lifeline Program
Toledo Community Library says: Adult Page Turners book group returns from their summer hiatus 1:30 PM next Wednesday, September 26.
This month’s read: Any book by David Quammen.
Also: Toledo Historical Society meets 4PM September 24, and fourth Mondays at the Toledo Community Library, back next week from summer break. History Room located in library.
New members welcome.
*My sources tell me that the library may host a new regular event. Stay tuned.
Open Wednesday until 7PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5PM.
Also on Facebook.
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Health Corner: September 2018 Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) writes: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic…
Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide.
- Know the Warning Signs and Risk of Suicide
- Preventing Suicide as a Family Member or Caregiver
- Being Prepared for a Crisis
- Need more information, referrals or support? Contact the NAMI HelpLine.
NationalToday lists: 5 No-Nonsense Tips To Help Someone In Crisis -
- Ask direct questions
- Listen to their answers
- Do A Safety Check
- Don’t Keep This A Secret
- Ensure They Seek Professional Help
Why National Suicide Prevention Month Is Important:
- Promotes awareness
- Starts a dialogue
- Initiates change*
*For example, the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” portrays the severity of suicide, the struggles leading to this tragic decision, as well as how it affects those left behind.
usveteransmagazine posted: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, each day there are around 20 veterans who commit suicide. What’s more, they report that veterans’ suicides account for 18% of the suicide deaths in the country, while they only make up 8.5% of the adult population.
National Public Radio (NPR)went a step further, revealing: Female veterans have higher rates of depression and suicide than their male counterparts.
USATODAY claims: Teen Suicide Is Soaring, up 70% from 2006 to 2016.
In a 2010 paper archived with the International Academy for Suicide Research titled Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Suicide, authors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin wrote:
In 2007, a random sample of 1,963 middle-schoolers from one of the largest school districts in the United States completed a survey of Internet use and experiences...
One factor that has been linked to suicidal ideation is experience with bullying in and around school and the neighborhood... That is, youth who are bullied, or who bully others, are at an elevated risk for suicidal thoughts, attempts, and completed suicides.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
Today: TES PTO Meeting 3 PM today in Elementary School Library. If you have a student attending TES, this is for you.
Toledo Thursday Market featuring the best in handmade and homegrown goods & produce 3 - 7PM weekly through October.
Toledo Planning Commission meets 7PM third Thursdays in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Toledo School District Board of Directors meet 7PM third Thursday monthly at Toledo Middle School library. The public is welcome & invited to attend.
The Toledo School District uses the online board meeting solution platform BoardDocs to manage school board meetings as well as post meeting agendas, minutes and policies. Please visit https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/toledo/Board.nsf/Public.
Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
Week of 9/17- 9/22
SPORT DATE OPPONENT START BUS
HSFBJV Monday, September 17, 2018 Napavine Away 4:00 2:45 Bus
MSVB Monday, September 17, 2018 Winlock Home 5:00
HSVB Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Tenino Home 5:45/7:00
HSGS Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Kalama Home 6:00
MSVB Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Wahkiakum Away 5:00 3:00
HSVB Thursday, September 20, 2018 Rainier Away 5:45/7:00 4:15 Bus
MSFB Thursday, September 20, 2018 Wahkiakum Home 5:00
HSFB Friday, September 21, 2018 Adna Home 7:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 22: THS Girls VBall & BBall Blueberry Sale - Last Date
September 22: THS Girls Soccer Fundraiser Mexican Dinner
September 22: Toledo Senior Center Harvest Dinner
September 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
October 13: Camp Singing Wind Hosts Goat Rendezvous
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
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
ISO* = In Search Of
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