- Great American Shakeout Today *
- TES PTO: PSA - Unattended Children In Running Vehicles *
- National Weather Service: Winter Storm Watch *
- Toledo Senior Center: Flu Shots - Coming To A Senior Center Near You
- Health Corner: The Skinny On Fat *
- Today: Story Time, Toledo Thursday Market, School Board, City Planning *
- Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
TES PTO: Safety patrol keeping (Sgt) Randy Pennington safe!
Apparently it takes them all!
2019 Great Washington ShakeOut: 10.17 AM Pacific Daylight Time Today
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TES PTO shared: PSA - Unattended Children In Running Vehicles
Toledo Police Sergeant Randy Pennington wrote:
Interesting contact (Wednesday) in front of our elementary school, actually a scary encounter with the potential for very serious tragic outcome, and I hope it ended with an educational moment for a young woman and perhaps others may also learn from this (tale).
I was just pulling up to the school when I was alerted to a vehicle running with 2 very young toddlers, appeared (to be) preschool age. Doors unlocked, engine running and no one else in the car ( vehicle was parked on a side street). When the young woman finally came out of the school, she was shocked when I told her she could be arrested on multiple violations, under RCW title 46, it is a misdemeanor to leave young children like this in a running vehicle, (and) it also may be considered reckless endangerment under Title 9A.
I explained if doors were locked and the driver not quickly located the windows may be breached to gain access to the children, but that's not the most serious (issue) - someone could have very easily taken the car with the children, or she could have been arrested and (her) children placed in foster care.
I learned later that right before I pulled up, one (of those) children got out of their car seat, opened the door and stepped out in front of a truck!
I pray I made the right choice in very sternly explaining the serious nature of this instead of making an arrest. I tried not to cause emotional trauma to the children, and more likely than not she will hate me or the mere sight of me forever but if she learned not to do that again, ever, I don't mind if she hates (that) I embarrassed her, (that) safety of the little ones is my highest priority.
Sometimes we all get too busy in our day-to-day hectic activities with children and just simply forget how simple little things can have tragic outcomes. Anyone that has any questions about whether or not you can leave kids in running vehicles please ask one of us, would much rather educate than incarcerate.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Winter Storm Watch
National Weather Service Seattle WA
407 AM PDT Thu Oct 17 2019
Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties - including Morton, Ashford, Packwood, Randle, Paradise, and Longmire
407 AM PDT Thu Oct 17 2019
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches possible.
* WHERE...Cascade mountains of Pierce and Lewis Counties, including the Crystal Mountain Ski Area, Paradise on Mount Rainier, Chinook, Cayuse and White pass.
* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult in the passes and on the roads on Mount Rainier.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels will be around 4500 feet during the period.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
(pic) Thursday Outlook
- Thursday - Rain. High near 56. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night - Rain likely before 11pm, then showers likely after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. South wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Friday - Showers. High near 54. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
- Friday Night - Rain before 2am, then showers after 2am. Low around 42. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
Toledo Senior Center: Flu Shots - Coming To A Senior Center Near You
Lewis County Senior Centers are offering flu shots at all our nutrition sites this year. This service is provided to you by Centralia Pharmacy.
Thursday, October 17th
Twin Cities Senior Center 9:00am-Noon (360) 748-0061
Pe Ell Sr Center - 1:00pm-2:00pm (360) 291-3636
Friday, October 18th
Toledo Senior Center WA 9:00am-Noon (360) 864-2112
Olequa-Winlock Senior Center 1:00pm-3:00pm (360) 785-4325
Please bring your medicare or insurance card with you. Allow yourself time for waiting and filling out paperwork. There is no appointment necessary.
Health Corner: The Skinny on Fat - The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown
Fat is an essential nutrient for our bodies. It provides energy. It helps our guts absorb certain vitamins from foods. But what types of fat should you be eating? Are there any you should avoid?
Recommendations about dietary fat have shifted over the last two decades. From the 1970s through the 1990s, nutrition researchers emphasized eating a low-fat diet.
This was largely because of concerns about saturated fats, explains Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein, who studies diet and heart health at Tufts University. Saturated fat that’s in the bloodstream raises the levels of LDL cholesterol—the “bad” cholesterol. This in turn raises the risk of heart disease.
But when people started following low-fat diets, they didn’t only cut saturated fats. In many cases, they replaced healthy unsaturated fats with processed carbohydrates, explains Lichtenstein.
“Initially, when we recommended cutting total fat we did not anticipate people would replace it with fat-free foods, like cookies, crackers, and ice cream, made with refined grains and sugar,’” says Lichtenstein. “It is what we refer to as an unanticipated consequence.”
As scientists have learned, those replacement calories matter. Studies have shown that replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat reduces the risk of heart disease. However, replacing saturated fat with simple carbohydrates, such as added sugar and white bread, does not.
“There’s still this misconception that eating fat—any kind of fat—is bad. That it will lead to heart attacks, or weight gain. That’s not true. People really should be encouraged to eat healthy fats,” says Dr. Frank Sacks, a nutrition expert at Harvard University.
Research has shown that unsaturated fats are good for you. These fats come mostly from plant sources. Cooking oils that are liquid at room temperature, such as canola, peanut, safflower, soybean, and olive oil, contain mostly unsaturated fat. Nuts, seeds, and avocados are also good sources. Fatty fish—such as salmon, sardines, and herring—are rich in unsaturated fats, too.
Large studies have found that replacing saturated fats in your diet with unsaturated fats can reduce your risk of heart disease by about the same amount as cholesterol-lowering drugs.
People should actively make unsaturated fats a part of their diet, Sacks says. You don’t need to avoid healthy fats to lose weight, he adds.
In an NIH-funded study Sacks led, called the POUNDS LOST trial, people who ate higher-fat or lower-fat diets had similar rates of weight loss. They were also both successful at keeping the weight off.
“Low-fat diets have the same effect on body weight gain or weight loss as higher-fat diets, or higher-protein diets,” he explains. “For weight loss, it’s about getting a handle on whatever foods in your diet are giving you excess calories.”
Replacing ‘Bad’ Fats
So are there fats you should avoid? Only a few years ago, doctors still had to advise people to avoid so-called trans fats in their diets. These largely manufactured fats could be found in things like margarine and many processed foods. They have been shown to raise the risk of heart disease.
Since 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to remove artificial trans fats from the food supply. Most trans fats now in food come from the small amounts found naturally in animal products, like meat and butter.
Experts already recommend that people limit their intake of animal fats. “So that takes care of those trans fats as well,” Lichtenstein says.
As for saturated fat, it’s complicated. Not all of the saturated fat in the bloodstream comes from the saturated fat that we eat, explains Dr. Ronald Krauss, who studies cholesterol at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Instead, it’s produced when the body breaks down simple carbohydrates and sugars. That’s one reason why replacing saturated fat in the diet with simple carbohydrates doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease.
Nutrition experts still recommend that people minimize the amount of saturated fat in the diet. But researchers are now looking at whether the type of food that saturated fat is found in matters. For example, the influence of plant-based saturated fats, such as those in coconut and palm oil, is still unclear and being researched further.
Recent studies suggest that some full-fat dairy products, such as yogurt, may actually have benefits for the heart, Krauss says.
Krauss and his colleagues recently ran a small study looking at the effects of replacing some of the sugar allowed in the DASH diet with saturated dairy fats. The DASH diet was developed by NIH to help lower blood pressure.
Participants who ate saturated dairy fat instead of sugar had less of a fat called triglycerides in their bloodstream. The higher-fat diet was also as effective at lowering blood pressure as the standard DASH diet.
More research is needed to understand which foods that contain saturated fats may influence the body in a good way.
Researchers know that there are big differences in how people’s bodies react to different types and amounts of fat. But they still don’t know why. Studies have found that genes aren’t likely responsible, Sacks explains.
Lichtenstein and Krauss are both studying how the microbes that live in the gut interact with dietary fats. The makeup of the microbiome—all the microorganisms that normally live in the body, mainly in the gut—can differ widely between people.
It may turn out that different types of gut bacteria produce different compounds from fats. These compounds could then affect the body in different ways, Lichtenstein explains. Or different types of fats could promote the growth of different bacteria in the gut, which may then have varying effects on health.
“We just don’t know yet, but there is tremendous interest in trying to understand the role of the gut microbiome in human health,” she says.
If there’s one thing that the research has shown, it’s that the science of diets is very complex. Experts have moved away from focusing on single nutrients—such as fat—by themselves. Instead, Sacks says, researchers now talk about healthy dietary patterns: ways of eating that take all aspects of the diet into account. Learn more about healthy dietary patterns at health.gov/dietaryguidelines.
Reprinted from NIH News In Health March 2019.
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.
Today: Story Time
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
Tonight: Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m third Thursdays monthly in City Council Chambers. Open to the public. Contact City of Toledo for more information.
And: Toledo School District Board Meeting
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Toledo Middle School Library. The public is invited to attend.
Agenda link here.
Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
312 Augustus St, Toledo, WA 98591
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
You can register online to donate.
Next blood drive date: December 18, 2019
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Oct 18th vs. Wahkiakum 7:00 *Homecoming
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Nov 1st vs. Mossyrock 7:00
Nov 8th Crossover
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 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 17th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Oct 22nd vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
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
2020 Seed Swap Reminder: Save Now
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
Wood Sorrel Forest School: Get On The List For Next Term
Enrollment for Fall term is closed but we have started a waitlist for the next term! Email or direct message to get on the waitlist - it’s looking like a fun line-up with new classes like tumbling and robotics beginning in January!
Bateaux Cellars: Fall Events
We’ve still got our summer hours until the time changes in a few weeks: Friday’s 2-6pm and Saturday’s and Sunday’s 12-6pm. And we’ve got events galore to keep you entertained all fall and winter long.
Mark your calendars now and look out for sign up info for some of these events soon:
- Book Club Gathering, Saturday 10/12 at 6:30pm (you can still join for the next book!)
- Live Music - Vervex at Bateaux! Friday 10/18 at 6pm.
- Yoga Saturday 10/19 at 9:30am, $10, all levels, just show up!
- Game Day at Bateaux! Board and card games all day! Saturday 10/26, 12-6pm.
- Witches at the Winery, Thursday 10/31 in the afternoon.
- Game Day, Saturday 11/9 from 12-5pm. Board and card games all day!
- 2020 Intention Setting Workshop, Sunday 11/10 2-4pm, $25. Link in bio for info.
- Malbecs From Around the World. Saturday 11/16, 6pm. Tickets released soon.
- Sunday 12/8, 1-5pm, Shop Local Holiday Bazaar at Bateaux!
All the events, all fall and winter!
!!NEW!! November 9: Toledo FCCLA Comedy Night @ Donna's Place
October 19: 3rd Saturday Pancake Breakfast @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
October 19: 2nd Annual “Night of Magic” benefiting Lewis County Seniors
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz IndianPow Wow @ Clark County Event Center
October 20: Beef Stew Dinner @ Toledo Senior Center
October 23: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Booster Night w Pumpkin Carving
October 26: Toledo School Board Special Mtg @ High School- Cultural Diversity
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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