- Julie MacDonald Zander: Matilda Jackson Legacy Day Saturday *
- National Weather Service: Next Five Days *
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Sports Helmet Project Still Underway *
- FDA: Recalls - Ranitidine (Zantac) - Generic & Brand Name Marketers *
- WA ATG: Student Loan Forgiveness Programs *
- ThriftyNWMom: National Park Free Admission 4th Graders 2019/2020 School Year*
- Health Corner: Millions Taking Aspirin Without Clear Benefit *
- Today: Kids Story Time, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Friday: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Grange Music Night *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Saturday October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Jackson House State Heritage Site, 4277 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA 98532
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Next Five Days
- Thursday - Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
- Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
- Friday - A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
- Friday Night - A 20 percent chance of rain before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 3 to 8 mph.
- Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
- Saturday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
- Sunday - Patchy fog after 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 56.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Sports Helmet Project
In the US, you can check for recalled consumer products on CPSC.gov/Recalls
FDA: Sanofi Provides Update on Precautionary Voluntary Recall of Zantac OTC in U.S.
Zantac 150, Zantac 150 Cool Mint, Zantac 75 (OTC Products)
Perrigo Company plc Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Ranitidine Due to Possible Presence of Impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity in the Product
Dr. Reddy’s Confirms its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Ranitidine Products in the U.S. Market
Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.
Company Name: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
Brand Name: Dr. Reddy’s, Kroger, Walgreens, and others
FDA: DEA Takeback Day October 26, 2019
When did you last clean out your medicine cabinet? Safely dispose of unneeded or expired medicines during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Remember to remove all personal information on the label of pill bottles or medicine packaging before disposing of prescription medicines. To find a drop off location near you, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xp3P6
*Drug Takeback Locations: via DEA via Google Maps
*Toledo City Hall houses a drop-off for unused or expired medicines. Business hours.
*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
WA State Attorney General: AG FERGUSON WANTS TO HEAR FROM BORROWERS STRUGGLING WITH PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS
October 17, 2019
Department of Education has approved only 1 percent of applicants
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging Washington student loan borrowers who have had trouble with public service loan forgiveness to submit a complaint to the Attorney General’s Office. According to the U.S. Department of Education, it has only approved 1 percent of applications for loan forgiveness under the program.
“With the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, the federal government made a deal with students,” Ferguson said. “For a decade, these borrowers have upheld their part of the bargain by using their talent and skills for the public benefit. However, the refusal rates we’re seeing are frankly alarming. I’m asking any Washingtonians who have had trouble with this program to contact my office.”
Information on filing a complaint is available here.
Thrifty NW Mom: National Park Free Admission for 4th Graders for 2019 – 2020 School Year
National Park Free Admission for 4th Graders in 2019 – 2020 School Year
The National Parks have announced that they will be continuing their FREE Admission for 4th graders program for the current 2019-2020 school year. This program was so popular in previous years, that we are very excited to see it come back for this current school year! We used it for each year my kids where in 4th grade, and it worked great.
Good news – all 4th graders will get FREE admission to National Parks for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Starting on September 1st, every fourth grader in the country will get an Every Kid in a Park pass that will be good for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks & federal lands & waters. This will be good for the 4th graders & their families (since it’s typically a family/car admission to get in). The pass will be good for a full year till August 31, 2020.
This pass applies to students who are in 4th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. This is part of Every Kid in the Park initiative.
*November 11: Veterans Day = Free National Park Day (Mt Rainier included)
Washington State Library: unpaywall = Free Scholarly Articles
Unpaywall is an open database of 24,507,363 free scholarly articles. They harvest Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories, and make it easy to find, track, and use. Visit: http://unpaywall.org/
Toledo Market Fresh: Annual Holiday Meal Deal
*Certificates for this Holiday Meal Deal are welcome as donations to Toledo Food Bank.
Health Corner: Health Capsule - Millions Taking Aspirin Without Clear Benefit
News In Health - National Institutes of Health
October 2019 - Many people take aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke. But daily aspirin isn’t advised for everyone. A survey found that about 29 million adults without heart disease take low-dose aspirin for prevention. But many of them shouldn’t under new guidelines.
Aspirin works by thinning the blood and preventing clots. But taking a daily aspirin can also increase the risk of bleeding.
New studies found that aspirin has little benefit for some people. As a result, experts no longer recommend daily low-dose aspirin for adults age 70 and older—or for people with a higher risk of bleeding, like those with stomach ulcers.
So how many people are affected by the new guidelines? To answer this, scientists surveyed 14,000 adults age 40 and older. About 23% of people without heart disease were taking a daily aspirin for prevention. Almost a quarter of these did so without a health care provider’s recommendation.
Nearly half of people age 70 and older who did not have heart disease reported using aspirin daily. So did a quarter of people with a history of stomach ulcers.
“Our findings suggest that a substantial portion of adults may be taking aspirin without their physician’s advice and potentially without their knowledge,” says Dr. Christina Wee at Harvard University, who led the study.
Talk with your doctor if you’re taking aspirin daily or plan to start.
*NIH Health Capsule posted monthly.
*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.
Today: Story Time @ Toledo Community Library.
Final week: Gallery 505 October Exhibit - Sticks & Stones
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
Friday: Toledo Community Food Bank Open, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night
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 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: 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.
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 7: Bath Bombs, Soaks & Scrubs @ Toledo Community Library
!!NEW!! November 13: Camino Trail with Caleys @ Toledo Community Library
!!NEW!! November 14: Toledo Fire Department Surplus - 1997 Ford Northstar Ambulance
(Photos @ https://www.toledofire2.com/)
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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