- LCSW: Wall Street Spends Millions to Buy Up Washington State Water *
- Toledo Elementary: 2nd Grade Safari - Community, Safety, School Spirit *
- National Weather Service: Chilly Overnight Temps *
- FTC: Agenda 10/29 Workshop - Consumer Participation in Class Action Cases *
- FDA: FDA Updates and Press Announcements on NDMA in Zantac (ranitidine) *
- WSDA: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Apps Due November 4 *
- Washington State Department of Health: Nat’l Lead Poisoning Prevention Week *
- Governor Inslee: WA Firefighters Join CA Crews To Battle Blazes *
- Tech Report: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Vision: Ukulele Lessons *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Lewis County Water Alliance: Wall Street spends millions to buy up Washington state water
Seattle Times - October 28, 2019 - As oil diminishes as a wealth depository and as a platform for wealth enhancement, the new market for wealth creation is water. Around the world mega corporations are scrambling to buy and to seize control of water distribution rights. Small entities and small communities are often unable to compete and they risk losing control of local water resources. It’s happening in a big way across WASHINGTON State.
THS Principal Martin Huffman: John Britten during Second Grade Safari time, explaining the 'ins and outs' of communication devices.
Toledo Middle School: Student Earns Toledo Pride T
WSDA: SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
This is the LAST WEEK to get your 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Proposals in!
The Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP) for funding year 2020 has been released. All prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the RFCP for eligibility and application requirements. Applications for funding year 2020 can be submitted at OpenWater.
Eligible organizations include:
local, state, and federal government entities
Ready.gov: Ready For a Power Outage?
If you are preparing for a power outage:
Fill coolers with ice to help keep your food safe.
Check on neighbors who may be vulnerable during the outage.
Have a plan for medical devices that use electricity and medications that need to be refrigerated.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Strong Winds In King, Pierce Counties
- Today - Sunny, with a high near 49. Wind chill values between 17 and 27 early. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
- Tonight - Clear, with a low around 19. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
- Wednesday - Sunny, with a high near 52. Wind chill values between 18 and 28 early. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
- Wednesday Night - Clear, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
- Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Light northeast wind becoming north 5 to 10 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: FTC Announces Agenda for Oct. 29 Workshop on Consumer Participation in Class Action Cases
Excerpt: First announced on Sept. 6, 2019, the workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC, and will be webcast live. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The FTC welcomes written comments, including further evidence of consumer perception. Interested parties may submit public comments electronically at Regulations.gov, or in paper form on these topics or other related topics through November 22, 2019. Paper comments may be mailed to Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or they may be delivered to Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. Please write “Class Action Notices, Project No. P024210” on your comment so that it will be readily identified with this workshop.
New FTC Blog Post Raises Warning About Medicare Scam Peddling “Free” Back Braces
Excerpt: In a new blog post, the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a new scam targeting Medicare recipients with offers of “free” or “low cost” back and knee braces.
The post outlines the details, revealing that scammers are using advertising, telemarketing, and direct mail to pitch consumers offers of back and knee braces that are covered by Medicare. Once the consumer hands over their Medicare information, however, the scammers file fraudulent claims in the consumer’s name.
FDA: FDA Updates and Press Announcements on NDMA in Zantac (ranitidine)
October 28, 2019 - Update [10/28/19] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients to three voluntary recalls of ranitidine.
Perrigo Company plc is voluntarily recalling over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets (all pack sizes) due to the potential of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the medicine.
Novitium Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling all unexpired quantities and lots of ranitidine hydrochloride capsules due to the potential of NDMA in the medicine.
Lannett Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of prescription ranitidine syrup (ranitidine oral solution, USP, 15mg/mL) due to the presence of NDMA found in the drug.
Refer to the FDA’s recalls webpage for up-to-date information about recalls of ranitidine.
Washington State Department of Health: Nat’l Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Governor Inslee posted: Thanks to the brave men and women from across Washington who are helping protect Californians from these fires.
Our only path forward is to work together as we fight climate change on all fronts.
Our Logistics Office has helped coordinate 7 taskforces of firefighters to assist #californiawildfire efforts. These teams come from 31 different fire departments or fire districts from all areas of the state. Most were on the road as of 7:30 this morning. Thank you all! #wawildfire #KincadeFire #gettyfire
North Kitsap Fire&Rescue
Central Kitsap F&R
Bainbridge Island FD
South Kitsap FR
East Jefferson FR
King County Duvall
Valley Regional Fire Authority
Vets Cafe: Veteran Community Council
Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Reward - Up To $61,000
Tech Report: Tech News Round Up - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
groovyPost: The Best Apps for Your Phone to Avoid Speed Traps
Plus one more: Should You Sell Your Electronics to Amazon Through its Trade-In Program?
ZDNet: My $1,000 mistake: Here's why I’m returning the Pixel 4 XL to Google
The battery life is terrible and the camera is disappointing. But AT&T's failure to support a key feature was the last straw.
Plus one more: Permanent Record, book review: The whistleblower's tale
Edward Snowden's compelling memoir details how he exposed secret US government surveillance programmes, and the personal cost involved.
The Verge: Samsung’s ‘space selfie’ balloon crash-lands on Michigan farm
“911 is baffled.”
Plus one more: Facebook employees ‘strongly object’ to company’s political ad policy
‘It communicates that we are OK profiting from deliberate misinformation’
Avast breached by hackers who wanted to compromise CCleaner again
18 iOS apps with stealthy ad clicking code removed from App Store
Phishers have been targeting UN, UNICEF, Red Cross officials for months – and still do
Chance that flaws will ever be dealt with diminishes the longer they stick around
More than half of all security findings (56%) are fixed, but a focus on fixing new findings while neglecting aging flaws leads to increasing security debt, according to Veracode research.
Android Authority: RCS messaging: Why I’m not hyped
RCS is causing a stir is because it brings Android’s messaging closer to Apple’s iMessage.
And: How to enable RCS messaging on your phone, regardless of carrier
Now, a tutorial on reddit has shown users how to enable RCS on almost any smartphone, regardless of carrier.
Plus one more: How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now
If you’re not sure what RCS is or why you would want to enable it, our RCS primer has all the details, but the most important reason is that RCS text messages are better and support far more features than SMS does.
FTC: What you can do to fend off hackers
October 28, 2019
Your personal information is valuable. That’s why hackers try to steal it. This year, for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve got tips to help you keep your personal information from ending up in the hands of a hacker.
Protect your phone
Let’s start with protecting the data on your phone. Set your phone to lock automatically and create a passcode to unlock it. Use at least a 6-digit passcode.
When you notice an update for your phone is available, run it promptly. Those updates could include critical security patches.
Back up your phone regularly. That way, if you lose it, you’ll still have access to your personal information.
Use an app that will help you find your phone if you lose it – or if someone steals it. If it’s the latter, you can use the app to remotely lock your phone or erase the data on it.
Protect your computer
To protect your computer from threats like malware use security software and update it regularly, or set it to update automatically.
Protect your accounts
To protect your accounts, use strong passwords. Consider using multi-factor authentication for accounts that offer it. (If you’re trying to enable multi-factor authentication on your account, it might be called two-factor authentication or two-step verification.)
Know what makes a wireless network secure. Start with your own wireless network and router. Then find out how to use public Wi-Fi safely.
Keep your info to yourself
Another way to protect your personal information is to recognize scammers’ attempts to steal it. Phishing attacks by email or text may try to trick you into giving up your passwords, account numbers, or other personal information. Or callers might lie about your Social Security number being suspended and urge you to contact them. (Listen to this recording of a Social Security scam.)
Check out more tips about online security. If you want to get more consumer tips in your inbox, sign up for Consumer Alerts.
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Nov 1st vs. Mossyrock 7:00**Senior Night* Cheer** Cross Country
Nov 8th Crossover
Nov 2nd @ Kalama vs.?? 11:00or 1:00 (District game)
Nov 5th & 9th District Playoffs
Nov 14th &15th First Round Playoffs
Nov 22nd Semi Finals
Nov 23rd State Final
Nov 2nd, 6th & 9th Districts
Nov 14th,15th & 16th State in Yakima
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
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
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:
- 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: Comedy Night Babysitting Service
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 11: Veterans Day = Free National Park Day (Mt Rainier included)
November 13: Camino Trail with Caleys @ Toledo Community Library
November 16: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Toledo Senior Center. RSVP 360.864.2112
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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