- Vision:TOLEDO: Halloween Take 2
- FDA: 2 Recalls, 2 Alerts, Y2018 Romaine Lettuce Findings & Mandates
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: America Recycles Day November 11
- Tech Tuesday: 2018 Elections Cyber Hacks
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: Election Day - Ballots Due
- Wednesday: ALICE School Training Begins
- Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo School District boasted:
Three Toledo athletes competed in the State Cross Country Meet in Pasco on Saturday with hundreds of runners from around Washington. Ashley White, Greenlee Clark and Nicholas Marty all ran strong races. The girls each finished in the top 90 runners. Nicholas medaled and placed 10th! Congratulations Toledo Cross Country!
Next up: First round of the state Football tournament will be at Kelso at 1pm on Saturday vs Reardan. Go Indians!
Vision:TOLEDO shared this tale from long-time Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington
Big thumbs up to Barbara Nichols Lewis..she told me of a little boy from Vader.. On Halloween he dressed up as a police officer because he wants to grow up to be one..He knocks on a door in Longview area around Lake "S"..when door opens, he is told "we hate cops, you get no candy here!” and slams door in his face...unbelievable...So a little research and I made contact, asked when convenient to meet the boy..was given address and time around noon Sunday..so today I went down and met him and his family..bringing with me all the bagged halloween candy Cedar Village had left and Jack O’ Lanterns from Flying K store to carry the candy...the ladies at Flying K found out why I bought all the candy and Jack O’ Lanterns so they each bought some as well...then I drove my patrol car to meet him with a backseat full of candy, presented him with a T-shirt from City of Toledo and one of our police patches…
That’s when I found out the overwhelming positive response by folks to brighten this little guy’s day...Never forget the negative rude folks are the minority..the vast majority of people are good souls..Thank you Barb...
FDA: Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow Cake Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella
For Immediate Release: November 5, 2018
Announcement: CHICAGO – Conagra Brands is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by CDC and FDA. While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abundance of caution.
Five occurrences of illnesses due to Salmonella are being researched by CDC and FDA as part of this investigation.
FDA: Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
For Immediate Release: November 2, 2018
Announcement: Nutrisca of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D.
- 4 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12495-7
- 15 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12795-8
- 28 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12895-5
Bags affected have a Best By Date code of February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020. The Best By Date code can be found on the back or bottom of each bag.
The products were distributed to retail stores nationwide.
Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
No other Nutrisca® products are impacted. All other products are safe to feed to pets.
Full statement here.
FDA alerts patients and health care professionals that some EpiPen auto-injectors may not readily slide out of carrier tube
[11/2/2018] FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector and prevent the ability to easily access the product.
The auto-injector device and the epinephrine it delivers are not affected by this issue and can be used as prescribed.
In a letter to health care professionals from Pfizer, the manufacturer of the Mylan EpiPen, the label sticker on the auto-injector unit may have been improperly applied, causing resistance when removing it from the carrier tube. The carrier tube is the immediate package in which the auto-injector is contained. In some cases, the patient or caregiver may not be able to quickly remove the epinephrine auto-injector from the carrier tube.
Full letter here.
FDA: Janssen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 Due to Incorrect Veridate Dispenser Instructions.
For Immediate Release: November 2, 2018
Announcement: The ORTHO-NOVUM® product itself remains safe and effective for use with the appropriate dispenser instructions.
This recall only affects the U.S., and no other ORTHO® contraceptive products beyond the three lots listed are impacted by this recall action.
Consumers with ORTHO-NOVUM® product from the affected lots can access the correct instructions for the Veridate® dispenser pack at https://www.janssen.com/us/our-products and talk to their prescribing medical professional if they have any concerns.
Full statement including product description & lot numbers here.
FDA: Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s effort to make more robust use of mandatory recall authority to quickly remove unsafe foods from the market
For Immediate Release: November 2, 2018
Statement: Over the course of this year I’ve announced several new policy changes that are aimed at improving our food recalls processes... We’ve taken steps to communicate food recalls earlier... (We) must also work...to further improve... our recall processes.
This includes the use of the FDA’s mandatory recall authority when appropriate.
The FDA first gained authority under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to mandate recalls when certain unsafe food products are identified, and the manufacturer does not voluntarily remove the product from market. Prior to the enactment of the FSMA, the FDA could generally only rely on manufacturers to voluntarily recall certain potentially harmful food products.
Since gaining this authority under FSMA, the FDA has only had to issue one mandatory recall order of a food product in order to protect public health. In April 2018, the FDA issued a mandatory recall order for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC, after several products were found to contain Salmonella.
Full statement here.
ICYMI: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on findings from the (2018) romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak investigation and FDA’s efforts to prevent future outbreaks.
For Immediate Release: November 1, 2918
Earlier this year, we experienced the largest E. coli O157:H7 outbreak the country has seen in the last decade, leaving hundreds sick and claiming the lives of five people who consumed contaminated romaine lettuce.
Full statement here.
WSDOT posted this 40-second video: Hydroplaning 101
Ever wonder what's the best practice to recover from hydroplaning? Trooper Travis Joyce has your answer.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility shared a link:
Look at the list of electronics you can recycle at Staples as part of the store's America Recycles Day event.
Celebrate America Recycles Day!
RECYCLE TECH, GET REWARDED
From 11/11–11/17, gather up your unwanted electronics and bring them to your nearest Staples® store and Rewards members will receive a coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $30 or more. Exclusions apply. See details below.
Can’t make it? Free electronics recycling is available every day in store.
There’s a lengthy list of what they accept, and a very short list of items they do not accept.
Bonus: they recycle coffee brewers!
Reminder: November 8 - 10 LCSW & WSU Extension Host Free Tire Recycle - Winlock
Lewis County Permaculture Society shared an invitation:
Learn Everything You Need to Know for Raising Chickens ~ This Weekend
FREE 48 hours ONLY
3rd Anniversary Celebration Viewing of “Permaculture Chickens”
Airs Saturday November 10th at 8:00pm EST - Monday November 12th at 10:00pm EST
Sign up page here.
Also, check out his other video: How I Get Groceries In My Pajamas :) NO STORE
Looking Ahead: In the month of November all students in Toledo School District will be trained, at an age appropriate level, by a certified ALICE instructor.
The middle school will train on November 7th.
The elementary school on November 8th.
The high school on November 15th.
Please note, any ALICE drills that are done within the district will always be announced as drills. If you’d like additional information on this training please contact the school principal.
Tech Tuesday: 2018 Elections Cyber Hacks - Headlines
The Hill: Election systems on Tuesday face first major test since 2018
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that Tuesday “is going to be the most secure election we’ve ever had,” while adding that with “this dynamic threat, it changes by the minute.”
NBCNEWS: Intelligence officials: No evidence of any attempts to tamper with midterm election systems
Last week, the White House was sent a top secret assessment of election security produced by an interagency task force.
U.S. intelligence officials have seen no evidence that any nation state is attempting to tamper with voting systems or election infrastructure ahead of (the) midterm election, intelligence officials told NBC News Tuesday. "There's a lot of noise - we see the typical scanning and probing - but we can't attribute it to any bad actors," said one official briefed on the intelligence.
Bloomberg: U.S. Midterm Elections Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks, Experts Fear
Christopher Krebs, a deputy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, said there’s no intelligence indicating “a significant campaign afoot,” an assessment that private sector and academic experts share.
But the U.S. election system, spread across more than 50 states and territories that operate autonomously, remains vulnerable. And Krebs said in October that there’s been “a consistent and persistent level of activity,” ranging from scanning of networks to phishing campaigns.
Tech Republic: Why deepfakes are a real threat to elections and society
Experts predict that deepfake videos will be the newest way false information is spread. Some researchers even have a wager going on whether they will impact the midterm elections.
Tech to the Rescue
Symantec: Free Symantec Service Help Election Officials and Others Stymie Cyber Attacks
While technology can’t solve every election or voting issue, cyber security and technology companies are stepping up to introduce free election security services to cash-and personnel-strapped state and local election officials and campaigns.
Business and organizational websites deploying Symantec’s “Project Dolphin” anti-spoofing service at no cost, including election-related offerings of state and local officials. The free service is available here.
Symantec’s CEO Greg Clarke noted that the issues that plagued the 2016 election remain prevalent “and are likely to continue to persist through the midterm elections, into 2020, and into elections globally.”
Spoofing is just one potential attack vector against elections, voters and campaigns.
So Symantec further created an entire website devoted to election-related security education.
Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
FREE 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.
Through November 20, GiveLocal
For the next 14 days, anyone who donates will have their donation more than doubled! Every cent donated will be for Health & Hope's use in serving this community. Our goal is to offer care and kindness to our neighbors in need of urgent medical attention!
Today: Election Day. If you haven’t mailed your ballot yet, drop it in the official ballot box in front of Toledo Senior Center.
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools reminder: Need 60% to save 72%.
Questions? Contact any teacher for help solving this simple math puzzle.
Also Today: YOGA schedule at Camp Singing Wind this week:
Wednesday 6 PM
- Bring your mat if you have one!
- Bring extra mats for newcomers if you can share!
- Suggested donation $5-$10 per person, per session (if this is a financial burden please let me know so we can work something out!)
Asked & answered: $25 per month for any 4 sessions was offered but we are taking it week by week for now. Monthly membership and a regular schedule is the eventual intention!
Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
Nov 10th & 16th Playoffs TBA
Nov 23rd Semi Finals
Nov 30th Finals
Nov 28th JV vs Colombia Adventist 5:00/6:15
Nov 30th @ Friday Harbor Tip Off Classic
Nov 27th @ Ocosta
Nov 28th JV vs Colombia Adventist 7:30
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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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