- WSDOT: SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway Closed For Season
- EarthSky: UW - How 600,000 Pounds Of Dead Salmon Nourished Alaskan Trees
- Washington State Dept of Ag: 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
- MAP Kids: Forest School Friendship & Trick Or Treating
- Toledo School District: Kindergarten Scores Most Boxtops, Friday Game Live Feed
- Health Corner: Sports Concussions
- Not Strictly Toledo: 2018 Flood Meeting, Chamber Way Bridge Celebration
- Today: Art Gallery 505: First Look/Opening Night Presents FAMILIES
- Toledo High School Sports: October 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo Middle School shared: Our leadership class put on a great assembly Wednesday!
National Weather Service update: Another round of heavy rainfall expected by Friday for the Pacific Northwest...
WSDOT announced: State Route 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway now closed for season.
White Pass Ski Area is posting wishful photos...
EarthSky reported: How 600,000 Pounds of Dead Salmon Nourished Alaskan Trees
By Eleanor Imster in EARTH | HUMAN WORLD | October 30, 2018
For 20 years, researchers counting dead salmon tossed them on the side of a shallow creek. The result, it turns out, was healthier, faster-growing trees.
Bottom line: Video tells the story of how dead salmon thrown on one side of a shallow creek by researchers over 20 years had an unexpected benefit: healthier, faster-growing trees.
Source: A multi-decade experiment shows that fertilization by salmon carcasses enhanced tree growth in the riparian zone
Via University of Washington
Washington State Department of Agriculture deadline Friday:
Page updated/verified: Oct 03, 2018
SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
For more information email the SCBGP staff or call (360) 902-2091
Under the Farm Bill, WSDA receives grant funding from USDA to enhance the competitiveness of Washington's specialty crops. WSDA conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds.
Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops. Eligible plants must be intensively cultivated and used by people for food, medicinal purposes, and/or aesthetic gratification to be considered specialty crops. For a list of eligible and ineligible commodities, see Definition of Specialty Crops [external link].*
2019 APPLICATION PROCESSWSDA's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is now accepting Concept Proposals for 2019. The deadline to receive concept proposals is November 2, 2018 4:00, PST.
The SCBGP will no longer be accepting Food Safety Research projects through our competitive process. Food Safety Research projects for Washington should be submitted through Center for Produce Safety's (CPS) competitive process [external link], where they will be reviewed for eligibility and evaluated and scored through their technical review process. Top projects benefitting Washington specialty crops that make it through CPS's competitive process, will be provided to WSDA.
We will be conducting a competitive process consisting of two phases, to award an estimated $4.6 million dollars.
1) Phase I, Concept Proposal: Applicants must apply online at SM Apply [external link] following the instructions and requirements outlined in the Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP). The deadline to submit a Concept Proposal for 2019 funding is 4:00 p.m. (PST) on November 2, 2018. Late submittals will NOT be accepted.
All prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the RFCP for eligibility and application requirements.
2) Phase II, Grant Proposal: Successful Phase I applicants will be invited to submit a Full Grant Proposal. Specific requirements and instructions will be included in the Request for Grant Proposals notification.
2019 Application Schedule (subject to change)
Phase I - Concept Proposal
September 21, 2018 - Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP) Released
November 2, 2018, 4:00pm (PST) - Concept Proposals due
Phase II - Grant Proposal
December 20, 2018 - Request for Grant Proposals Released
February 20, 2019 - Grant Proposals due
March, 2019 - Notification to Applicants
May, 2019 - WSDA Application Due to USDA for Approval
Billie Washington shared this post, saying:
I highly support Industrial Hemp growing on a national level. It is going to be a big help to farmers as a crop plus it’s good for the environment and our supports many of our health needs.
*USDA Specialty Crop Definition PDF designates Fiber Crops as cotton, flax, & HEMP.
(Scroll to the bottom of the last page.)
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife asked and answered:
Wondering what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween?
Check out this fun DIY Pumpkin Bird Feeder!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies shared:
MAP enrichment programs warned: “Do NOT build a Frankenstein!”
Thanks to C’s mama and brother for making the perfect tasty treats to go along with this week’s story theme and friendship lesson!
Trick-or-treating at Forest School: “back when I was a kid at Forest School I had to walk up a big big hill in the pouring rain, through the forest just to knock on three doors, and I got a total of three pieces of candy - and I was happy!”
Toledo School District says: Toledo Football will face off with Onalaska in Centralia (tonight). For those who can't make it, Eli Sports Network will be live video streaming our game. It is through the NFHS Network which is a subscription based service. Toledo ASB gets a portion of the proceeds when our game is watched online. It is $10 for 30-days and includes the entire NFHS Network including all NFHS broadcasts this coming month which could be more of our games along with all State Volleyball, Soccer and Football Semi-finals and finals.
Family and fans who can't get to the game can go to elisportsnetwork.com then click on "watch live" and follow the directions to sign up. They also have a quick 2-minute video of how to do it on the front page of their website.
TES PTO posted:
for bringing in the most boxtops for the month of October
Health Corner: Sports Concussions
One reader, after their child suffered a sports-related head injury, suggested today’s topic. This summary explains concisely how varied concussions can be, from imperceptible to severe.
Cleveland Clinic proffered: 7 Myths About Kids, Concussions and Sports
People often associate concussions in youth sports with football. But the problem goes far beyond America’s most popular sport. “Better education among parents, coaches and kids is critical,” says Richard So, MD, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
Myth No. 1: Concussions are mainly a football problem.
Football is the most common sport in which kids experience concussions. But soccer, gymnastics, hockey and lacrosse can involve concussions.
Myth No. 2: Kids are getting sports-related concussions at a higher rate.
Not necessarily. While rates have increased 16.5 percent annually since 2010, awareness and education account for a rise.
Myth No. 3: Headaches are a normal part of contact sports.
Headaches are not the only symptom of concussion. Light sensitivity, fatigue, poor school performance, dizziness sleep disruption and nausea are potentially signs of concussion.
Myth No. 4: You must lose consciousness to have a concussion.
New consensus says: if a child gets hit in the head and presents with symptoms, it’s a concussion.
Myth No. 5: Your child must go to the emergency room for a concussion.
Not all concussions demand emergency care: complaints of severe headache, vomiting, unequal pupils or other neurological dysfunctions do need an ER.
Most times, visiting your own primary doctor with history & records on the patient will give an accurate diagnosis.
Myth No. 6: Children can return to sports before school.
First priority is symptom control, returning to school without relapse, then gradual reintroduction to sports with a watchful eye on the injured.
Myth No. 7: Concussion treatments are “one size fits all.”
Each concussion and symptoms differ - there’s no one method. Some may need physical or speech therapy, or sleep therapy. Working with a physician will help develop a tailored protocal for recovery.
Full article: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-myths-about-kids-concussions-and-sports/
Download our Concussion Treatment Guide
***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.
Not Strictly Toledo: 2018 FLOOD MEETING
The 2018 Flood meeting will be held November 1, 2018 at the Veterans Museum 9 AM - Noon.
Details: Lewis County Division of Emergency Management
2018 Flood Brochure PDF 20ppg
Not Strictly Toledo2: NaNoWriMo Kick off At Chehalis Library
National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo - is a month-long, 50,000-word challenge to liberate your inner novel. Lewis County NaNoWriMo meets to offer encouragement & support to aspiring & returning novelists.
Thursday, November 1
1:00 – 4:30 pm
Chehalis Timberland Library
Head over to the library and start writing!
Snacks will be provided, stickers will be handed out, and words will be written!
We will be in the conference room, located in the back of the library.
More information at: https://nanowrimo.org/
Not Strictly Toledo3: Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce announce Chamber Way Bridge Completion Celebration!
Today: Gallery 505 First Look/Opening Night. November Exhibit - Families
Meet the artists and makers, rub elbows with imaginative folks and other art aficionados, exchange views and support local crafters and creators.
Score works by local authors Jake Blake and Ethan Siegel.
Open 1 - 7 PM today.
Visit www.artgallery505.com for more information & photos (soon, more photos)
Also on Facebook.
Toledo High School Sports: October/November 2018
Nov 1st Crossover game TBD
Nov 9th & 16th Playoffs
Nov 23rd Semi Finals
Nov 30th Finals
Nov 1 State
Nov 1 Districts
Nov 3 Districts
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
November 4: Daylight Saving Ends
November 6: Election Day
November 8 - 10: LCSW & WSU Extension Host Free Tire Recycle - Winlock
November 8: Lewis County Fire District #2 Hosts Paint Night
November 10: Veterans Day Breakfast @ Toledo Senior Center
November 10: THS Class of 2021 Fundraiser selling Lucky Eagle Casino Bus Spots
November 10: Toledo Presbyterian Hosts Annual Veterans Day Bake Sale
November 10: Lewis County Seniors Host A Night Of Magic
November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony @ Toledo Wall of Honor
November 13: Toledo High School Hosts FCCLA Lip Sync Contest
November 16: Toledo Lions Club Hosts Annual Turkey Bingo
November 17: Toledo Food Bank Kid’s Shopping Event & Santa Visit
November 17: Thanksgiving Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center
November 17: Toledo Lioness Club Acrylic Dirty Pour/Flip @ Donna’s Place
November 29 - December 1: LCSW & WSU Host Free Tire Recycle - Mossyrock
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