- Toledo School District: A Gentle Reminder - Plus A Not-So-Gentle Reminder *
- National Weather Service: Frost Advisory Midnight To 7 AM PDT Today *
- USDA: Recall - Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products *
- FDA:Recall - NDMA in Zantac; Lung Illnesses Linked To Vaping Products; *
- Governor Inslee: Inslee Issues Executive Order To Change Vaping Regs *
- WA ATG: Federal Judge Blocks Removal Of Protections For Immigrant Children *
- October 17: The Great Washington Shake Out - Earthquake Drill *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District: A Gentle Reminder…
A gentle reminder: The curb in front of TES is for loading and unloading only while the driver remains with the vehicle from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This allows for the safe drop off and pick up of children.
In the photo, the areas marked in green are for parking. The area in red (from crosswalk to crosswalk) is not. Please help us maintain a safe zone for children and families on 6th Street.
And DO NOT stop in the lane and let children out of your car in the street, or pick them up in the street. If you can’t pull to the curb, you must go around or stop on a side street - PERIOD - NO EXCUSE, NO REASONS.
It is very dangerous and we do not want someone hurt, child or adult. And although I would rather educate drivers by talking to them and educate them to know not to do that, it is a traffic violation and you can get a ticket for doing that. Help us keep your kids safe.
Also from Toledo School District: When Is Sick Too Sick For School?
TES PTO posted: The Bad News...
Sometime between after school on Friday and this morning...someone came into the TES Kids Garden. They cut all the grape vines, pulled the rhubarb, smashed melons, smashed squash, and smashed pumpkins intended for our Fall Ball Festival & then took the chain and left the gate wide open. This is the second time the garden has been vandalized since school started. Early in September someone pulled all the carrots and left them thrown around the garden. This breaks my heart & I am hoping someone knows something as our security cameras were off line due to a power outage.
If you hear anything or saw anything - please contact me (Angela Norberg Bacon).
Then The Good News… Sunday update: Someone did see something so we have a credible lead
Brandie Devine stepped up in true Toledo Spirit with an invitation: Please contact the elementary school if you would like to donate your excess of pumpkins so they can complete their project.
Toledo School District reposted: Toledo Braves Biggest Game Of The Season
TOLEDO FAMILY - So not this week but next week, we play Mossy Rock again. It’s our biggest game of the season for obvious reasons. It’s at HOME.
I’m looking to try and FILL THE STANDS. I just need your guys help spreading the word to youth football, high schoolers, families and friends, anyone and everyone we can think of to come support the boys against Mossy. Game starts at 6pm at the High School.
National Weather Service Seattle: Frosty Morning Monday, Tuesday
National Weather Service Seattle WA
Southwest Interior - Including the cities of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater
313 PM PDT Sun Sep 29 2019
*FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM
* WHAT...Temperatures in the lower to mid 30s may result in
* WHERE...Southwest Interior including Olympia, Lacey, Chehalis,
Napavine and TOLEDO.
* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 7 AM PDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left
uncovered. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the
*A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
USDA: Recall - Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Class I Recall (High)
September 28, 2019 - Tip Top Poultry, Inc, a Rockmart, Ga., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The frozen cooked, diced or shredded, RTE chicken products were produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019. The products subject to recall can be found in this spreadsheet. [View labels (PDF only)].
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions nationwide in the United States and Canada…
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products...
*Sysco, supplier for many restaurants & franchises, is one of the recalled labels.
**Note: When posting USDA’s FSIS 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 USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
For other food-related alerts, visit visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
FDA: FDA Updates and Press Announcements on NDMA in Zantac (ranitidine)
FDA is alerting health care professionals and patients to a voluntary recall of over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets (75 mg and 150 mg), labeled by Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid and manufactured by Apotex Corp due to the detection of NDMA impurity: https://go.usa.gov/xVvtA. This means consumers will no longer see the recalled ranitidine products on the shelves of affected retailers.
FDA is continuing to test ranitidine products from multiple manufacturers and assess the possible effect on patients who have been taking ranitidine. FDA will take appropriate measures based on the results of this ongoing investigation and provide more information as it becomes available.
FDA: Lung Illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products
Information for the Public, FDA Actions, and Recommendations
September 26, 2019 - The ongoing investigation into the cause of lung illnesses & deaths associated with the use of vaping products is top priority for FDA, CDC and our state/local health partners. We are following all potential leads on the products or substances that may be causing the illnesses.
We’re working to identify what’s making people ill & follow the supply chain to the source. FDA’s prepared to use the full extent of our authorities based on what facts emerge. https://go.usa.gov/xVfxM
FDA’s landing page provides information on the ongoing investigation into these distressing illnesses and deaths, and important information for consumers, health care providers and public health officials. https://go.usa.gov/xVvkG
*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
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee issues executive order to change how state will regulate vaping industry in light of recent health crisis
September 27, 2019 - Gov. Jay Inslee announced an executive order at a Seattle press conference Friday that changes how agencies will regulate, monitor, and communicate about a variety of vaping products. Other state leaders, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman, spoke at the event.
“We aren’t waiting for Big Tobacco to tell us what is in their products,” Inslee said. “We aren’t going to take health guidance from them, because we know that their goals are to make money and create new customers. That is what they are interested in. We are interested in ensuring that adults and young people have known and regulated ingredients in vaping products. Everyone deserves to know what is in the vaping liquid they are inhaling into their lungs.”
The announcement comes after medical professionals reported seven cases of severe lung illness in Washington from vaping devices or e-cigarette products. The Center for Disease Control has reported at least 12 deaths nationwide, as well as more than 800 cases of lung injury possibly related to these products.
AG FERGUSON: FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPT TO REMOVE PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
September 27, 2019 - OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge permanently blocked new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border:
“The court has stopped the Trump Administration’s attempt to issue itself a license for the cruel and inhumane treatment of children. This Administration’s disregard for the basic human rights of immigrant children and families is breathtaking. Remember, this same Administration recently tried to argue that it’s not inhumane to fail to provide detained children soap, toothbrushes or a place to sleep. I look forward to continuing to fight this Administration’s unlawful and abhorrent policies in court.”
*Warning: reports from immigrant children & teens include disturbing details.
October 17: The Great Washington Shake Out
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!
Washingtonians can join them today by registering for the 2019 Great Washington ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. Learn tips on how to get 2 Weeks Ready and craft your own emergency kits here.
Start here to be included in the 2019 Washington ShakeOut!
WA State Department of Natural Resources: An Earthquake Is Your Tsunami Warning
WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Lummi Nation Wins Hall Of Fame
October 5: Declare Climate Emergency Jay Inslee!
Hosted by Native Daily Network and 9 others
We will be waiting to meet you on Saturday, October the 5th on the steps of the Washington State Capitol at 12 PM.
You are invited to yehow - to come together and only together - with everyone who believes that we are in a climate emergency.
Your words on our climate are good and truthful but now is the time to come together to put meaningful action behind those words.
Come stand with us and declare a climate emergency in the State of Washington.
Lewis County Seniors: Lewis County Seniors is hiring!
Join our team of passionate employees.
If this sounds like you and you’re ready for a rewarding career in senior services, please contact our main office at:
Twin Cities Senior Center
Monday – Friday from 9am-3pm
2545 N National Chehalis, WA 98532
Or email our executive director for an application at:
This position is full time and offers benefits, medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick time as well as paid holidays. Starts at $15 an hour.
Lewis County Seniors a Non-Profit is an equal opportunity employer.
For the full job description, please click on the link below:
Job closes on 10/3/19 at 5:00 pm
Begins October 7: MAP enrichment programs - Musikfeen Returns
Toddler playgroup in the forest, anyone? Need to get out of the house? New to town and want to meet other families with little ones? Need something to engage your little one in while older kids are in school? Want to give your child a boost in cognitive and social development? Musikfeen is back and is moving outdoors! In 2018 some of our favorite Musikfeen sessions were outside at parks and now we are inviting you to join us for an hour or more at Wood Sorrel Forest School during music and sensory playtime in nature. The weather is getting cool and wet fast and there will still inevitably be mud and water play so dress appropriately! Message me for more information or to register.
Mondays October 7 - November 25
$96 per child for the fall session.
Toledo Thursday Market: SURVEY: HELP CHOOSE THE NEW MICROGREEENS FOR OUR WINTER GROWING SEASON.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners updated:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, September 30, 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.
Today: Yoga at St Marys - 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!
Also Today: Toledo Senior Center Silent Auction Ends 3 PM Monday
Tonight: Toledo Fire Department meets 7 PM Mondays for training & drills.
To Become a Volunteer Firefighter: Download an application from this link.
Submit to Main Station during business hours (10 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday).
16 - 17 year olds may serve as Junior Firefighters.
This week’s class: Scene Size-Up / Radio Procedures
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Oct 4th @ Toutle Lake 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Oct 11th vs. Kalama 7:00
Oct 18th vs. Wahkiakum 7:00
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 7th @ Onalaska 4:00
Oct 14th @ Kalama 6:00
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 6:00
Sept 30 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 2nd vs. Ocosta 6:00
Oct 7th @ Life Christian 6:00
Oct 9th @ Adna 4:00/6:00
Oct 14th vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 16th @ Napavine 6:00
Oct 21st vs. Ilwaco 4:00/6:00
Oct 23rd @ Toutle Lake 4:00/6:00
Oct 28th vs. Winlock 6:00
Oct 1st @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
Oct 3rd @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
Oct 8th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Oct 10th @ Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Oct 15th vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
Oct 17th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Oct 22nd vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
Oct 1 @ Rainier 3:45 bus @ 2:00
Oct 5 Harvest Classic Longview 8:45am bus @ 7:00am
Oct 15 @ Adna 3:30 bus @ 2:00
Oct 22 League Meet @ Rainier 11:00am bus @ 9:30
Nov 2 District Meet @ Onalaska 11:00 bus @ 9:30 am
Nov 9 State @ Pasco Sun Willows Golf Course
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.
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.
Fundraiser for Cowlitz County Search & Rescue by Mike Hedges
Unsinkable Mike Hedges of Cowlitz Kayak Tours, invites you to help celebrate his birthday this year by supporting a great local volunteer organization.
Says Mike: For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Cowlitz County Search & Rescue. I've chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I've included information about Cowlitz County Search & Rescue below:
Search and rescue of lost or injured subjects.
Final day: $200 / $400 raised so far. Link here.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
!!NEW!! October 12: Friends of the Toledo Library Event
Hosted by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
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 lifted 09.18.2019. 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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