- Election Day: Ballots Due By 8 PM Tonight *
- Public Service Announcement: Today was a very scary day… *
- Toledo Schools: Veterans Day Program Thursday At Toledo High School *
- National Weather Service: Dry Weather Through Thursday *
- FDA: FDA Approves Generic Remedy To Treat Separation Anxiety in Dogs *
- Washington Ag Chat: SynGenta Opens $20K In Scholarships *
- LCBA: 2020 Youth in Beekeeping Scholarship Deadline November 15 *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Citizens Climate Lobby Hosts Discussion 11/9 *
- Tech Tuesday: Headlines - Hackers, VPN Passwords Exposed, Hybrid & EV’s *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Located behind City Hall, adjacent to Toledo Senior Center.
*You can register to vote in person at the Lewis County Elections Department through Tuesday, and follow election results.
Public Service Announcement: Today was a very scary day. We were unloading oats...
Kathy Peterson-Herbst - High Steppin Farm at Sherrill, IA
November 2, 2019 - Today was a very scary day. We were unloading oats. And Gary A. Herbst fell backwards over the auger in to the PTO and got wrapped up in it. Took most of his clothes off of him, wrapped him up in it.
Thank God I was there and knew how to shut everything down. I started cutting his clothes off - I got him air so he could breathe. I got him picked up and on his feet. I saw all the bones hanging out of his arm. His arm was broke and bent hanging backwards. I knew at this point I couldn't get him cut out by myself.
I called 911; within minutes, the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department and Sherrill Fire And Rescue were here. We got him free. He was rushed to Finley's ER then Airlifted to Iowa City where he is undergoing 6 plus hours of surgery on his arm. Then he will be 4 hours in recovery. He will remain under sedation overnight.
I want to Thank the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department and Sherrill Fire And Rescue Crew for all your help and your fast response.
Also keep a very sharp knife in your pockets at all times. This can save a life.
*Special thanks to WSDA for sharing this story.
Toledo School District: Veterans Day Program Thursday At Toledo High School
A Veterans Day program for all Toledo schools will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday 7 November at Toledo High School. Veterans and interested community members are welcomed to attend.
"Veterans Day At The Wall" will be held in front of the Wall of Honor in Kemp Olsen Park located at South 6th Street in Toledo, Washington (Toledo City Park) at 11 a.m. on Monday November 11th.
Point of contact for any additional information is Wendy Carolan, American Legion Post Activities Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 785-0929.
Informational Kiosks Being Installed @ Library, Post Office
National Weather Service Seattle: Dry Weather Through Thursday
Extended Forecast for 7 Miles SE of Toledo WA:
Air Stagnation Advisory until November 6, 04:00 PM PST
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FDA: FDA Approves Clomipramine Hydrochloride Tablets to Treat Separation Anxiety in Dogs
October 30, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is announcing the approval of the first generic form of clomipramine hydrochloride tablets to be used as part of a comprehensive behavioral management program to treat separation anxiety in dogs greater than 6 months of age.
Separation anxiety is common in dogs and results when a dog fears or has underlying anxiety about being left alone. It has been published that canine behavior problems are diagnosed in an estimated 20 to 40 percent of dogs that are referred to behavior practices in North America. In a survey of factors associated with surrendering dogs to a humane society, 3 out of 10 of the most commonly reported problems were consistent with separation anxiety.
*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
Washington Ag Chat: Syngenta Opens Applications For $20K In Scholarships
In a two- to five-minute video essay, can you explain how your roots have influenced the way you view the future of the ag industry? If so — and if you’re currently a qualifying college student — now’s the time to enter the Accelerating a Generation (AG) Syngenta Scholarship program, which has up to $20,000 available in total awards.
Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15, 2020.
University students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled as of spring 2020 in an accredited agriculture program at an eligible university.
Syngenta will grant scholarships to a bachelor’s and a master’s level national winner, selected from a pool of 4 regional winners in each category. Scholarship recipients will be announced in the spring.
The 2019 scholarships were awarded to two talented students with a passion for pushing agriculture forward. Bachelor’s level winner Adrienne Blakey, a plant and soil sciences major at Oklahoma State University, emphasized the value of integrity as a building block for the industry’s future. Meanwhile, master’s level winner Nick Lord encouraged students of various backgrounds and life experiences to “find a niche in the agricultural community” where they can make an impact.
To ensure full application processing, Syngenta asks students to submit their email addresses and other initial identifying information by Jan. 7. For more information about the scholarship, including official rules, prize amounts, essay topic, eligible universities, and application guidelines, visit this link.
Lewis County Beekeepers Association: 2020 Youth in Beekeeping Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, November 15
November 23: Getting Started in Beekeeping
Interested in beekeeping, but not sure what’s involved? What’s the time commitment? What gear do you need? What do beekeepers DO, anyway, with their bees through the seasons?
Lewis County Beekeepers' Association is holding a free Orientation to Beekeeping on Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at Centralia College, Washington Hall 103, 701 W. Walnut, Centralia WA 98531. No pre-registration is needed and children are welcome. Here are the details:
We’ll Cover: Benefits of Beekeeping; “Bee Biology 101”; Equipment You’ll Need; How To Set Up Your Apiary; Your First Year of Beekeeping—What You Do; Getting & Managing Bees; Harvesting Honey; Parasites & Diseases; Over-Wintering; & More!
This Orientation is also a preview of LCBA’s Beginning Beekeeping Class, offered through Centralia College Continuing Education this January & February.
Lewis County Water Alliance: Citizens' Climate Lobby Hosts Discussion November 9
November 2 - The public is invited to a meeting to discuss issues of climate change at the Rivers Café in Morton on Saturday morning November 9th from 9:30 to noon. The meeting is hosted by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. East County people are gathering to talk about what we can do to protect our environment and we welcome comments from Water Alliance members.
The Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization which is in the process of organizing a chapter in Lewis County. There are 459 CCL chapters nationwide, representing 91% of congressional districts. Meetings have already been held in Centralia.
“By joining the Climate Lobby, citizens who are concerned about the problems of climate change can amplify their voices and have a say in implementing national solutions,” said David Foutch who helped start a CCL chapter in Olympia and in the San Juan Islands. He will be speaking at the meeting. He added that the CCL is a way for concerned citizens to influence their legislators and have a voice in lobbying for climate related legislation.
Foutch said he will talk about local issues including drought in some areas that is contributing to large private industry buying up local water rights. “I look forward to a discussion about local environmental issues and how local citizens can become effectively involved in changing environmental policy,” he said.
The CCL was the sponsor last month of the Alaska Suite an environmental and musical performance in Packwood attended by 50 people. “At the event quite a few Eastern Lewis County residents said they would like to have a way to effect climate change policy so we wanted to work with them on it,” said Foutch.
Foutch added, “I’m excited to be able to talk to people in East Lewis County about our optimistic, solutions-oriented approach to climate change. My goal is that whoever comes to the meeting will leave feeling hopeful and ready to take action.”
VETS CAFE: Fire Cider Now Public Domain
Fire Cider is officially a generic term that can be used by all! In a landmark case, this beloved spicy folk remedy, first shared by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in the 1980s, belongs to the public!
#freefirecider #firecider #thesacredkitchen #thesacredscience #herbalremedy #immunityboost #naturalhealing
***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.
Tech Tuesday: Headlines - Hackers, VPN Passwords Exposed, Hybrid & EV’s
arstechnica: Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them
MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound. No one knows precisely why.
November 4, 2019 - The attack exploits a vulnerability in microphones that use micro-electro-mechanical systems, or MEMS. The microscopic MEMS components of these microphones unintentionally respond to light as if it were sound. While the researchers tested only Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and a small number of tablets and phones, the researchers believe all devices that use MEMS microphones are susceptible to Light Commands attacks.
Plus one more: NordVPN users’ passwords exposed in mass credential-stuffing attacks
Many of the dumps have been pulled off public webpages, but at least one remains.
November 1, 2019 - I received a list of 753 credentials on Thursday and polled a small sample of users. The passwords listed for all but one were still in use. The one user who had changed their password did so after receiving an unrequested password reset email. It would appear someone who gained unauthorized access was trying to take over the account. Several other people said their accounts had been accessed by unauthorized people.
Over the past week, breach notification service Have I Been Pwned has reported at least 10 lists of NordVPN credentials similar to the one I obtained...
BGR: Microsoft invents glass that stores data
Plus one more: Police want to interrogate Amazon’s Alexa over grisly murder
November 4, 2019 - Nobody likes the idea of a mega-huge company like Amazon listening in on our everyday conversations, but what if Alexa could help solve your murder? Florida police are hoping it’s possible, and they’re asking for Amazon’s help in solving a murder that left 32-year-old Silva Galva dead.
InsideEVs: Can You Really Buy A Brand-New EV For $12,000?
Sadly, it all depends on where you reside.
November 4, 2019 - It's incredibly interesting that the Volkswagen e-Golf would make its way into TFL's newfound electric car coverage. While it shows a higher price point and a meager 125 miles of EPA-estimated range, it also shows an impressive efficiency rating. Moreover, it's a stellar performer on almost all levels.
In the end, they point out that it's a California compliance car. With that being said, the $35,000 car is currently discounted by $10,000 in the Golden State. Add in the $7,500 federal EV rebate and some local and state rebates that are as high as $5,000, and you're looking at a compelling EV that could cost you $12,500. Wow!
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Iek_sB0MhGA
Plus one more: UAW Confirms Ford F-150 Electric Pickup Truck & Hybrid Too
November 4, 2019 - Dearborn will receive $700 million, and it will produce not only the electric and the hybrid versions of the best-selling vehicle in the US. You can read all we know about the electric pickup from Ford right here.
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.
Not Strictly Toledo2: Free Ladies Concealed Carry Classes
Hosted by Sportsman's Warehouse (Kelso, WA) and Legal Heat
5 - 9 PM Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Sportsman's Warehouse has partnered with Legal Heat to offer free promotional ladies classes. This class has strictly limited seating and is ONLY available by pre-registering at https://mylegalheat.com/washington-kelso-wa-ladies-concealed-carry-permit-class-at-sportsman-s-warehouse.html
One seat only per registration, multiple seat registrations will not be admitted to class. Sending your RSVP through Sportsman’s Warehouse online events does not constitute as a registration for this ladies event.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you for a great class!
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Nov 8th Crossover
Nov 5th & 9th District Playoffs
Nov 14th &15th First Round Playoffs
Nov 22nd Semi Finals
Nov 23rd State Final
Nov 6th & 9th Districts
Nov 14th,15th & 16th State in Yakima
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 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!
!!NEW!! December 7: Toledo Walk N Knock 2019 benefiting Toledo Food Bank
November 7: Bath Bombs, Soaks & Scrubs @ Toledo Community Library
November 7: Farming with Fungi by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
November 9: Annual Bake Sale @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
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
December 7: Christmas Time In Toledo @ Toledo High School - Toledo Senior Center
December 7: Paint Night sponsored by the THS Class of 2021
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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