- Toledo School District: This is National School Bus Safety Week *
- National Weather Service: Sunny & Dry Wednesday & Thursday *
- FTC: FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps *
- FDA: Recall Alert - Johnson’s Baby Powder *
- USDA: George's Prepared Foods Recalls Pork, Turkey; Tip Top Expands Recall *
- Governor Inslee: Cuomo, Inslee Defend Clean Water Act *
- WA State Center For The Book: Fifth Annual WA State Zine Contest *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Yoga @ St Marys, Page Turners Book Club, Cowlitz Grange Booster Night *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Story time with Farmer Brian (with the best theatrical character voices!) - I wonder if we’ll come across any gruffalo at Forest School - if we do these littles know just what to do!
Toledo School District: This is National School Bus Safety Week.
Toledo Middle School: Mr. Davis handed out two Toledo Pride shirts!
TES PTO shared: Fall Ball & Fall Art Show
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Sunny & Dry Wednesday & Thursday
- Wednesday - Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 58. Light north wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
- Wednesday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 37. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Light north northwest wind.
- Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Light north wind.
- Friday - A 40 percent chance of rain after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FTC: FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps
Settlement resolves charges that Retina-X’s products created security vulnerability and violated consumers’ privacy
October 22, 2019 - The Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take certain steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the consumer devices on which they were installed.
The FTC’s proposed settlement also requires Retina-X Studios, LLC and its owner, James N. Johns, Jr., to delete the data they collected from the stalking apps. The settlement prohibits Retina-X and Johns from promoting, selling, or distributing any monitoring app that requires users to circumvent a device’s security protections to install it, absent reasonable steps to ensure that the app is being used for legitimate purposes.
“This is our first action against a so-called ‘stalking app,’” said Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Although there may be legitimate reasons to track a phone, these apps were designed to run surreptitiously in the background and are uniquely suited to illegal and dangerous uses. Under these circumstances, we will seek to hold app developers accountable for designing and marketing a dangerous product.”
FDA: Recall Alert - Johnson’s Baby Powder
FDA advises consumers to stop using Johnson’s Baby Powder lot #22318RB in 22 oz (623 g) bottles due to possible contamination with asbestos. https://go.usa.gov/xVhEg
FDA’s ongoing survey of cosmetic products for asbestos, recently found one batch of Johnson’s Baby Powder tested positive for chrysotile – a type of asbestos – and is advising consumers to stop using the affected products. https://go.usa.gov/xVhPT
FDA: COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT - GL Holdings Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Green Lumber Products Due to Presence of Undeclared Tadalafil
October 22, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Newport Beach, California. GL Holdings is voluntarily recalling six lots of Green Lumber 2-, 4-, and 10-capsule packages purchased on or before August 10, 2019 to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found one lot of Green Lumber distributed between June and August 2019 to be tainted with tadalafil.
To date, GL Holdings has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
*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
USDA: News Release - George's Prepared Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork and Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Class I Recall - Health Risk: High
October 18, 2019 - WASHINGTON - George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019 and May 9, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
USDA: News Release - Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination - Updated
Class I Recall Health Risk: High
Original Release - September 28, 2019
Editor's Note, Oct. 8, 2019: This release is being updated to alert consumers that the recalled ready-to-eat poultry products were used in additional products. Some of the products may have been served from the deli counter in grocery stores. A list of retailers can be found in the linked spreadsheet. Additional labels have also been made available here. FSIS will update the retailer list and labels as more information becomes available. Some products that may have been affected by this recall are listed on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website at https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts
WASHINGTON, Sept. 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)].
(Among the familiar labels are Trader Joe’s Pesto Chicken Wraps, Resers Chicken Salads, Deli Express, & Archer Farms.)
*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
Governor Inslee: Cuomo, Inslee Defend States Clean Water Act
WA State Center For The Book: Fifth Annual WA State Zine Contest
Zines must be created in 2019 or 2020.
Submissions will be read by people of all ages; please only non-offensive content in your zine.
Make at least 7 copies of your zine. Submit 5 and keep the others for yourself. Sharing and trading is a traditional aspect of zine culture! Entries will not be returned and may be added to a library’s collection or used in promotional materials.
By submission, the participants grant permission for the library to display, photograph & reproduce the submitted work for publicity purposes.
Entries may be dropped off at the Washington State Library @ 6880 Capitol Blvd. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501 or mailed to us @ WSL Zine Contest. PO Box 42460, Olympia, WA, 98504-2460
Entries must be postmarked by February 29, 2020.
For more information, email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org .
One winner will be chosen from each of these categories:
Adults of all ages
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM 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: Page Turners Book Group meets 1:30 PM @ Toledo Community Library.
Upcoming Free Events:
Final week: Gallery 505 October Exhibit - Sticks & Stones
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Booster Night w Pumpkin Carving
Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Nov 1st vs. Mossyrock 7:00**Senior Night* Cheer** Cross Country
Nov 8th Crossover
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 6:00
Oct 23rd @ Toutle Lake 6:00 bus @ 4:40
Oct 25th JV @ Black Hills 5:00
Oct 28th vs. Winlock 6:00** Senior Night
Oct 24th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
Oct 28th vs. Kalama
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.
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
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:
- 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 14: Toledo Fire Department Surplus - 1997 Ford Northstar Ambulance
The fire department is surplusing: 1997 Ford NorthStar Ambulance
7.3 Turbo Diesel 160,718 Miles Sold AS IS. Starting Bid: $2,800.00
Sealed Bids Due 4 PM November 14
Return Bids to: Lewis Fire District #2 ~PO BOX 309 ~Toledo, WA 98591
!!NEW!! November 16: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Toledo Senior Center
Join your friends and family for a Thanksgiving dinner at the Toledo Senior Center on Saturday, November 16th. Doors open at 4:30pm and dinner will begin being served at 5:00pm. Two Town Tuners will be providing entertainment. We will also have door prizes for our quests.
Reservations are required to attend this event. Please give us a call at (360) 864-2112
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 9: Toledo FCCLA Comedy Night @ Donna's Place
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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