- Toledo School District: Fall Garden Clean Up Sunday; New THS Blog Update *
- National Weather Service: Showers, Possible Thunderstorm Today *
- FTC: AdvoCare Will Pay $150 Million To Settle FTC Pyramid Scheme Charges *
- FDA: Updates & Press Announcements on NDMA in Zantac (ranitidine) *
- WSDA: Application process now open for 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grants *
- Lewis County Sheriff: Second Citizens Firearms Training Course Set *
- Thursday Health Corner: Health Corner: 12 Myths of the Science of ACEs *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Live 95 - Disneyland Drawing @ Toledo Market Fresh Today *
- Today: Library Storytime, Gallery 505 Opening Night, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Friday: No School
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
October 1st marks the first day of Inktober, a month long event where artists break out their ink mediums and draw one picture each day for the entire month of October.
I thought I’d give it a try here. So here’s day 1 of Inktober.
“Inktober #1- Sheep” Ink - 5x7
*Leback’s works can be seen at Gallery 505.
Toledo School District: Fall Garden Clean Up Sunday - And You’re Invited
This Sunday from 12-4, TES PTO is hosting a Fall Garden Clean up. It’s time to put our great garden to rest for the Winter. We need lots of hands to make light work of this. Hope to see you there!
Plus: New THS blog update. https://chris-rust.blogspot.com/
TES PTO reported: Dime Wars Successful
Dime Wars was a huge success! Mr. Konigsberger's 4th graders took 1st, Mrs. Mittge's Kindergarteners were 2nd, and Mrs. Wills 2nd graders were 3rd place.
Most Box Tops turned in, from clippables and receipts scanned, was Mr. Bailey's 1st graders!
We had a total of $149.40 turned in for dime wars! With our clippable Box Tops and receipts added to dime wars, our PTO earned $290 for this month.
Thank you parents and staff for a great start to the school year.
ICYMI: Our school could win $20,000.
Wood Sorrel Forest School: Story-Time Highlight Of Wood Sorrel Forest Preschoolers
National Weather Service Seattle: Showers, Possible Thunderstorm Today
- Thursday - Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. High near 59. South southwest wind 6 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
- Thursday Night - Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
- Friday - A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FTC: Multi-Level Marketer AdvoCare Will Pay $150 Million To Settle FTC Charges it Operated an Illegal Pyramid Scheme
The company, its former CEO, and two top promoters are permanently banned from multi-level marketing
Multi-level marketer AdvoCare International, L.P. and its former chief executive officer agreed to pay $150 million and be banned from the multi-level marketing business to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the company operated an illegal pyramid scheme that deceived consumers into believing they could earn significant income as “distributors” of its health and wellness products. Two top promoters also settled charges that they promoted the illegal pyramid scheme and misled consumers about their income potential, agreeing to a multi-level marketing ban and a judgment of $4 million that will be suspended when they surrender substantial assets.
In its complaint against AdvoCare, former CEO Brian Connolly, and distributors Carlton and Lisa Hardman and Danny and Diane McDaniel, the FTC alleged that the parties falsely claimed to offer a life-changing financial solution that would allow any ordinary person to earn unlimited income, attain financial freedom, and quit their regular job.
In reality, the FTC alleged, the vast majority of AdvoCare distributors have earned no money or lost money.
FDA: FDA Updates and Press Announcements on NDMA in Zantac (ranitidine)
10/2/19: UPDATE - FDA provides update on testing of ranitidine for NDMA impurities
Several brand name & generic store brand remedies are included in recent recalls.
Complete list of Updates & Press Releases here.
FDA: Recall - E.A. Sween Announces Product Recalls Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
October 2, 2019 - Tip Top Poultry, Inc., initiated a recall and is an ingredient provider to two of E.A. Sween’s suppliers, The Suter Company, Inc. that provides chicken salad products and Baja Foods LLC that provides burritos, to the company.
Affected product could have been delivered in the Continental U.S., Hawaii and Guam through convenience stores and grocery and mass retail outlets.
*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
Washington State Library: Art Installation At State Library
WSDA: Application process now open for 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grants
WSDA is now accepting Concept Proposals for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The program uses a competitive solicitation process to award USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds for projects that enhance the competitiveness of Washington’s specialty crops.
In order to submit a concept proposal, please go to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program web page for more information and a link to create an application account. All concept proposals are due November 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. PST. This is a link to the formal 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP).
All prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the RFP for eligibility and application requirements before beginning the application process. Applicants are also encouraged to start the application process early to provide adequate time to ensure a complete and thorough proposal is submitted.
Eligible organizations include
local, state, and federal government entities
Projects cannot benefit a single commercial product. Projects cannot provide a profit to a single organization, institution, or individual. Recipients cannot use grant funds to compete with private companies.
Specialty crops include
fruits and vegetables
nursery crops (including floriculture)
Eligible specialty crop plants are cultivated for food, medicinal purposes, or beautification. Processed goods should consist of more than 50 percent of the specialty crop by weight.
For any questions regarding the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program’s requirements or eligibility, please e-mail Leisa Schumaker or call 360-902-2091.
WDFW: Soledad - Karelian Bear Dog
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office: Second Citizens Firearms Training Course October 19
The LCSO will be hosting our second Citizen's Firearm Training Course to meet requirements established by I1639 for purchase of semi-automatic rifles on October 19th, 2019.
More details in flyer.
Health Corner: 12 Myths of the Science of ACEs
JANE STEVENS (ACES CONNECTION STAFF)
October 2, 2019
The two biggest myths about ACEs science are:
MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study— the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It’s about so much more than that.
MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences.
These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new understanding of the link between childhood adversity and the adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, among many other surprising consequences. Most people don’t realize that the original ACE questionnaires had more than 100 questions, and explored many aspects of a person’s family history. To make things easier to grasp, one of the people working with Drs. Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti, the co-principal investigators, came up with the suggestion for a shortened version, and the 10 ACEs and the ACE score were born. By the way, Anda and Felitti recognized that there were many other ACEs than those they chose to look at — including racism, bullying, a father being abused, and community violence — but they settled on those ten because they were identified as common in a pilot study of about 300 people; several of the adverse experiences — such as sexual abuse and physical abuse — had been individually well studied.
Since the original ACE Study was done, there have been many other surveys and studies, and many of those have expanded the types of ACEs. Based on the other parts of ACEs science, we now know that any experience that results in toxic stress can be regarded as an ACE. So, we put together this infographic to show the three realms of ACEs:
*Special thanks to Toledo Schools Superintendent Chris Rust for recommending research on ACE’s - Adverse Childhood Events - as a predictor of toxic stress and adult chronic illness. One sobering statistic: The more types of childhood adversity, the (more dire) the consequences. An ACE score of 4 increases the risk of alcoholism by 700%, attempted suicide by 1,200%...
*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 - Costume Party! October 5
October has arrived!! Let the Harvest Parties and Halloween Gatherings begin!!! And where should you start?! With a costume, of course!!! Open 10 AM – 1 PM
Until further notice, we can only accept donations of KIDS CLOTHES!
And we REALLY NEED girls sizes 7-16....
Today: Live 95 Makes First ‘Vacation Stop’ @ Toledo Market Fresh
Our first Vacation Stop is Thursday from 3-5pm at Market Fresh in Toledo during their Truckload Meat Sale. After 5pm, we'll draw a finalist who wins a $200 stay at any Shilo Inn. Plus, that person has a 1-in-12 chance of winning the grand prize Disneyland vacation package when we give it away at the end of the year.
We hope to see you at Market Fresh in Toledo!
*Special thanks to Cyndi Philbrook for this one!
Also Today: Toledo Community Library Story Time Thursdays
Timberland Regional Library kiosk in lobby.
Sale rack - books, games, DVD’s & more - by donation.
Next week: October 12 event - Bean & Seed Art adult art class
Plus: Gallery 505 Opening Night - Exhibit: Sticks & Stones
Stop by: 205 Cowlitz Street, Toledo, Washington 98591
Call: (360) 864-2789
Also on Facebook
And: Toledo Thursday Market
We are so excited for the opportunity to be a year-round market.
Please plan on coming by 2 - 6 PM and take a peek.
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 *Homecoming
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Nov 1st vs. Mossyrock 7:00
Nov 8th Crossover
Oct 7th @ Onalaska 4:00
Oct 14th @ Kalama 6:00
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 6:00
Oct 7th @ Life Christian 6:00 JV @ Bellarmine Prep 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Oct 9th @ Adna 4:00/6:00
Oct 14th JV vs. WF West 4:00 Varsity vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 16th @ Napavine 6:00
Oct 21st vs. Ilwaco 4:00/6:00 JV vs. Black Hills
Oct 23rd @ Toutle Lake 4:00/6:00
Oct 25th JV @ Black Hills 5:00
Oct 28th vs. Winlock 6:00
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 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: 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.
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.
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!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
!!NEW!! October 3 - 4: Fall Truckload Meat Sale @ Toledo Market Fresh
Its our Semi-Annual Truckload Meat Sale! Huge Savings on Bulk Meat! Cut for free!
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 12: Toledo Community Library Event - Bean & Seed Art
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 7: Farming with Fungi by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
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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