- Toledo School District: 2-Hour ACT Late Start Today *
- National Weather Service: Daylight Saving Time Lapses Sunday Morning *
- Happy Kids Dentistry Chehalis: Happy Kids Candy Buy Back *
- FTC: Free electronic credit monitoring coming soon to the military *
- CDC: Update - Lung Injury Related To eCigarettes, Vaping *
- FDA: Nestlé USA Recalls Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products *
- CPSC Issues Warning: Liquid Nicotine Can Be Deadly for Children and Pets *
- WA Dept of Health: First Flu Death In WA State Reminder Of Deadly Potential *
- Lewis County Commissioners: Fifth Annual Roundtable With Legislators Today *
- Not Strictly Toledo: November Potato & Salad Bar Fundraiser *
- Today: Courage To Change AFG *
- Weekend Outlook: Halloween Potluck @ CSW, Turn Clocks Back Sunday *
- And Beyond: Toledo City Council *
- Toledo Indians Sports Schedule *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Recap: Toledo Thursday Market gets their Halloween on!
Toledo Thursday Market + Toledo Market Fresh = Broccoli Beef Soup
Toledo School District: 2-Hour ACT Late Start Today
Toledo Middle School: Book Projects
Toledo Pride T Shirts Awarded
Toledo School District: Toledo Builds A High School - Blog Update
New blog update at chris-rust.blogspot.com.
Bidding is just around the corner!
The building committee plans to meet on November 12 to review and approve the materials for the interior spaces. They'll also get a look at the Virtual Reality renderings of the interior. There are two views of the Commons space at these links. By clicking and dragging, you can get a 360* view of the space as it is designed.
Link: Commons from Main Entrance
Link: Commons from gym access corridor
These pages take awhile to load, so be patient.
Down Home Shindig Funds Making A Difference In Schools
Happy Kids Dentistry Chehalis: Happy Kids Candy Buy Back Today
Trade that candy in for money and send your treats to the troops. Happy Kids is partnering with Operation Gratitude for our annual Candy Buy Back, a free event for everyone.
Each child will receive $1.00 per one pound of candy! Candies must be non expired and individually wrapped. We will accept candy until 1,000 pounds has been collected. All candy is then distributed in care packages to soldiers overseas.
Come in costume! There will be games, prizes, costume contest and hot apple cider.
All are welcome.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Fall Back - Sunday Time Change
- Friday - Sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
- Friday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 30. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
- Saturday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Sunday - Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
- Sunday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
- Monday - Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
- Monday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
- Tuesday - Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 55.
- Tuesday Night - Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
- Wednesday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
- Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
- Thursday - A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, high near 53.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FTC: Free electronic credit monitoring coming soon to the military
Starting October 31, many members of the military will have access to a free tool to help spot identity theft. The nationwide credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – have confirmed that they will provide free electronic credit monitoring services to active duty servicemembers and National Guard members.
For details on how to sign up, go to the websites for each of the credit reporting agencies.
CDC: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products
OUTBREAK UPDATE: The pig ear pet treat Salmonella outbreak is over, but you still need to take care with pet treats and food. Always wash hands after touching pet treats or food, and don’t give recalled pig ears to your dog. Many sick people in this outbreak said they never, rarely, or only sometimes washed hands after touching pet food or treats. https://go.usa.gov/xpYNa
FDA: Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material
October 31, 2019 - Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This voluntary recall only covers specific batch codes of the following products, which include ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.”
CPSC Issues Warning: Liquid Nicotine Can Be Deadly for Children and Pets
October 24, 2019 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers that even small amounts of liquid nicotine can be extremely hazardous to children and pets who swallow it or come into contact with it through their skin. Parents and caregivers should always store liquid nicotine in its child-resistant packaging, tightly seal the container after each use, and keep it locked up and away from children and pets. When handling solutions containing liquid nicotine, adults should also be careful to minimize direct skin contact. Liquid nicotine is commonly used in e-cigarettes and is available to consumers in a variety of stores and online.
Consumers should treat liquid nicotine like any other potentially toxic substance. If a child or pet swallows liquid nicotine, or gets any amount on their skin or eyes, immediately call the Poison Control Center Hotline at: 1-800-222-1222.
Consumers who may have purchased liquid nicotine in bottles that lack child-resistant packaging features should contact CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov so that the agency can take appropriate steps with the manufacturer or retailer.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers liquid nicotine to be a household hazardous waste product that is regulated on the state and local level. For resources about proper hazardous waste disposal, consumers should go to www.epa.gov/hw
WA Department of Health: First Flu Death In WA State Reminder Of Deadly Potential
The first death from flu in WA is a sad reminder that flu can be deadly...
Benton-Franklin Health District - A Franklin County man in his 90s has died of the flu. It's the first death of the influenza season in Benton and Franklin Counties as well as in Washington State.
Consumer Protection Washington: How To Keep Your Holiday Packages Safe
WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Kreidler disciplines insurance industry for law violations
October 31, 2019 - Olympia, WA - Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler took disciplinary action in July, August and September against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations.
- Van Hipp, Napavine, Wash.; license revoked, order 19-0238
- Agentra, LLC, Dallas; ordered to cease and desist, order 19-0462
- Sold 648 policies to Washington consumers that were not approved by Kreidler’s office and therefore were sold illegally.
- Sold 835 health insurance policies from insurers that are not authorized to sell in Washington state.
- Allowed 127 insurance producers to sell products to Washington consumers without being legally affiliated.
- Failed to disclose fees to consumers 1,718 times, totaling $178,666.
- Sold 590 accidental death and disability policies to Washington consumers from an unauthorized insurer and via an out-of-state group policy that likely doesn’t comply with state law.
Kreidler’s office oversees Washington’s insurance industry to ensure that companies, agents and brokers follow state laws. Since 2001, Kreidler has assessed more than $28 million in fines, which are deposited in the state's general fund to pay for state services.
For an insurance question or complaint, contact Kreidler’s consumer advocates online or by phone at 800-562-6900.
Lewis County Commissioners: Fifth Annual Roundtable With Legislators Today
Not Strictly Toledo: November Potato & Salad Bar Fundraiser
Hosted by Olequa-Winlock Senior Center
Enjoy a big baked potato with all the fixings! Desserts and drinks are included. And if you don't like potatoes, don't forget we have a full salad bar along with chips, nacho cheese and taco meat to make a mean taco salad, chef salad or nachos.This is one of our many crucial events that we hold all year round to fund our Senior Center. We need you, Winlock! You always come through! $4 for children 12 years and below, $8 for adults and $12 for all you can eat.
Not Strictly Toledo2: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility - Hazo Hut & Swap Shack
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open 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.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Bateaux Cellars: Halloween Results
So come trick or treat at Bateaux this weekend! We’ll happily pair Halloween candy with your wine of choice! Rosé and skittles? Pinot Gris and starburst? Cab and Twix? Malbec and Milky Way? Syrah and snickers?
#wineandcandy #wineandcandypairing #halloween #bateauxcellars
Saturday: Camp Singing Wind: Halloween Potluck November 2
Hosted by Camp Singing Wind and Gather Green
Sunday: TES Kids Garden: Fall Garden Clean Up Sunday - And You’re Invited
This Sunday from 12-4, TES PTO is hosting a Fall Garden Clean up. It’s time to put our great garden to rest for the Winter. We need lots of hands to make light work of this. Hope to see you there!
Monday: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly. The public is welcome & invited to attend. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
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 this weekend: 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, 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!
December 7: Christmas Time In Toledo @ Toledo High School - Toledo Senior Center
November 7: Bath Bombs, Soaks & Scrubs @ Toledo Community Library
November 7: Farming with Fungi by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
November 9: Toledo FCCLA Comedy Night @ Donna's Place
November 9: Babysitting Service (during FCCLA Comedy Night) @ THS - Facebook
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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