- Public Service Announcement: Sergeant Randy Pennington on Frosty Mornings *
- National Weather Service: 3 Day Outlook *
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Michaels Recalls Keychain Power Banks *
- FTC: Federal Trade Commission Wants To Hear Your Complaints About Scams *
- USDA: USDA Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity *
- FDA: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Recalls One Lot of Alprazolam Tablets *
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Advanced Composting - Today *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Yoga @ St Mary’s *
- Thursday: Thursday Market Celebrates Halloween, Gallery 505 Opening Night *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Public Service Announcement: Sergeant Randy Pennington on Frosty Mornings
Just a reminder folks, weather changing, frosty windows in mornings are here again, plan a few extra minutes so you are not running late and have to hurry.
(Monday I) saw way too many folks bringing their kids to school, driving with their windshield frosted and trying to drive, peeping through a small open circle on the windshield. I stopped one young parent doing 34mph past the middle school. No, she wasn't trying to be reckless. She was just a parent busy trying to get her kid to school and lost track of her speed, but that is how tragedies happen. At 34mph, stopping distance is between 109 and 136 feet - that's about two school bus lengths.
The driver and I had a cop-to-driver education opportunity, and hopefully (they) learned not to be in such a hurry.
Kids are excited and dont always pay attention so the duty to protect our kids doesn't just fall on the shoulders of cops (with) radar, but the mantle of responsibility is on all of us - adults, cops, teachers, parents and all drivers. Let's all be safe and not have a tragedy.
Camp Singing Wind: Halloween Potluck November 2
Hosted by Camp Singing Wind and Gather Green
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Zip 98591
- Today - Sunny, with a high near 52. Wind chill values between 14 and 24 early. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
- Wednesday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 24. North northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
- Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
- Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Friday - 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.
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Michaels Recalls Tassel Keychain Mobile Power Banks Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of product: Bead Landing™ tassel keychain mobile power banks
Hazard: The lithium ion battery in the keychain’s mobile power bank can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Recall date: October 29, 2019
Units: About 14,000 (in USA)
CPSC: Hit Promotional Products Recalls Ceramic Mugs Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards
Recalled Coastline Ceramic Mug
Hazard: The mugs can crack or break when used with or exposed to hot liquids, posing burn and laceration hazards.
Recall date: October 29, 2019
Units: About 34,000 (in USA)
FTC: Federal Trade Commission Wants To Hear Your Complaints About Scams
Your complaints help the FTC and law enforcement agencies conduct investigations, bring lawsuits and prevent international scams. If you have a complaint about internat'l scams or cross-border fraud, report it at econsumer.gov. More: https://youtu.be/OixXtu0myxY
FTC: FTC Sues Publisher for Targeting Seniors With Phony Diabetes Cure and Money Making Schemes
October 29, 2019 - Continuing its work to protect older Americans from fraud, the Federal Trade Commission sued a publisher called Agora Financial, LLC, alleging that it tricks seniors into buying books, newsletters, and other publications that falsely promise a cure for type 2 diabetes or promote a phony plan to help them cash in on a government-affiliated check program.
According to the FTC’s complaint, Agora Financial and some of its affiliates target publications, including The Doctor’s Guide to Reversing Diabetes in 28 Days (The Doctor’s Guide), primarily at older consumers nationwide.
The Doctor’s Guide
Agora and the affiliates market The Doctor’s Guide online through e-mail distribution lists, online newsletters, affiliate networks, and their own websites. They advertise The Doctor’s Guide as a simple and scientifically proven protocol that can permanently cure type 2 diabetes in 28 days, without any changes in diet or exercise. The Doctor’s Guide sells for $249, which the defendants claim is “a $750 discount,” compared to what consumers would have to pay for in-person treatment using the same protocol.
The FTC also alleged that Agora Financial and a second group of defendants market other publications, a newsletter called Lifetime Income Report and a book titled Congress’ Secret $1.17 Trillion Giveaway to consumers, falsely promising that it will show them how to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars they are entitled to in “Congressional Checks” or “Republican Checks.”
The Commission alleged that the misrepresentations and unsubstantiated claims made by both sets of defendants violate the FTC Act. The agency is seeking a court order halting the allegedly deceptive conduct, and to obtain money back for consumers.
USDA: USDA Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity
WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2020 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities (PDF, 1.2 MB). The program provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. When the student has completed the academic and summer work requirements of the scholarship, USDA may convert the student to a permanent employee without further competition. Currently, USDA and 1890 Land-Grant Universities are providing scholarships to 109 students.
All application materials must be postmarked by Friday, January 31, 2020. See the 2020 high school application (PDF, 337 KB) and the 2020 college application (PDF, 347 KB) for details. For other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA: USDA Establishes Domestic Hemp Production Program
WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States.
“At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, and we hope the ability to grow hemp will pave the way for new products and markets,” said Secretary Perdue. “We have had teams operating with all hands-on-deck to develop a regulatory framework that meets Congressional intent while seeking to provide a fair, consistent, and science-based process for states, tribes, and individual producers who want to participate in this program.”
FDA: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, Due to the Potential of Foreign Substance
October 26, 2019 - Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot (see table below) of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, to the consumer/user level. This lot is being recalled due to the potential presence of foreign substance. Clinical impact from the foreign material, if present, is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out. To date, Mylan has not received any adverse events related to this batch.
Alprazolam Tablets are indicated for the management of anxiety disorder, the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety, and the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Advanced Composting 6 - 8 PM Today
Toledo Community Library: Trick Or Treating At Toledo Community Library
Timberland Regional Library kiosk in lobby. Order books online, pick up in Toledo.
Open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Also on Facebook.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
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!
Thursday: Gallery 505 Opening Night - Layers
Stop by for trick or treats!
Toledo Thursday Market Celebrates Halloween - Trick O’ Treating
Market Day falls on Halloween. Bring the kids (and the kids at heart) to Steamboat Landing from 2PM - 6PM. Vendors will have treats and there will be a photo area too!
Visit https://toledothursdaymarket.com/meet-the-vendors/ for a complete list of vendors and contact info.
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: 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:
- 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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