- WDFW: November Is Deer Crossing Month *
- National Weather Service: Dry Weather Through Work Week *
- FTC: AT&T To Pay $60 Million Over Misleading ‘Unlimited Data’ Promises *
- HHS: Alert: Fraudsters Impersonate Government Officials *
- CPSC: Consumers Cautioned Not to Use Inclined Infant Sleep Products *
- FDA: GHNW Recalls Two Stir Fry Blends In Oregon & Washington States *
- WDFW: Seven Day Razor Clam Dig November 11-17 *
- Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Press Release: Shop with a Cop *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Toledo Community Library, Yoga at St Marys *
- Thursday: THS Vets Day Assembly, Farm With Fungi, Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
WDFW: WDFW recommends drivers take extra precautions to avoid deer collisions this November
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recommends that drivers take extra precautions to prevent deer vehicle collisions over the next month.
“Your risk of colliding with a deer on rural and suburban roads is much higher during November,” said Brock Hoenes, WDFW deer and elk section manager. “Deer have started their mating season so their behaviors and movements are atypical in ways that make them very risky for motorists. For example, deer are less afraid of crossing a roadway and may be oblivious of their need to evade an oncoming vehicle.”
Here are four easy things that drivers can do to avoid animal collisions:
- Slow down – Higher speeds mean you have less time to react and a greater chance of animal collision. Pay attention to the deer crossing signs and stick to the posted speed limits.
- Eyes on the road - Stay focused on the roadway and scan for hazards near forests and farms.
- Use high beams when appropriate – Deer are most active in the evening and early morning hours. Using high beams when there are no oncoming vehicles will allow you more time to react to a deer or other obstacle in the road.
- Brake for one animal and expect more – Frequently, more than one deer will cross the road in quick succession. Don’t assume that you’re safe once a single animal passes.
According to a recent analysis of insurance claims by State Farm newsroom.statefarm.com/animal-collision/ the odds of a Washington driver hitting a deer, moose or elk was 1 in 258 for 2018-2019. Average costs to repair damage from a deer collision are more than $4,000 per incident.
In Washington, people can salvage and transport a deer or elk that is accidentally killed by a motor vehicle collision, except for any deer killed by a motor vehicle collision in Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties. Anyone who takes possession of a deer or elk carcass must get a free, printable permit at wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/roadkill-salvage within 24 hours. The permittee must then keep a hard copy of the signed and dated salvage permit with the meat until they consume all the edible parts.
National Weather Service Seattle: Dry Weather Through Work Week
Extended Forecast for 10 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.
FTC: AT&T to Pay $60 Million to Resolve FTC Allegations It Misled Consumers with ‘Unlimited Data’ Promises
Wireless operator to provide refunds to current, former customers
Excerpt: AT&T Mobility, LLC, will pay $60 million to settle litigation with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the wireless provider misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds.
The $60 million paid by AT&T as part of the settlement will be deposited into a fund that the company will use to provide partial refunds to both current and former customers who had originally signed up for unlimited plans prior to 2011 but were throttled by AT&T. Affected consumers will not be required to submit a claim for the refunds. Current AT&T customers will automatically receive a credit to their bills while former customers will receive checks for the refund amount they are owed.
US Dept Health & Human Services: Alert: Fraudsters Impersonate Government Officials
Alert: Fraudsters Impersonate Government Officials
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is alerting the public to a scheme to defraud the government and steal money from the American people.
This scheme involves contact by phone, email, social media (such as Facebook) or letter from someone pretending to be from a government agency, such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Although the precise message may vary, the caller or writer provides his or her name and a fake employee ID, and then typically tells you that you will receive "government grant money."
These scammers will make a variety of claims about your eligibility for a government grant in an attempt to appear legitimate before asking for personal or financial information, such as a Social Security number or bank account number. They may also ask you to send a check or wire transfer to cover a "processing fee."
If you receive such a call, hang up immediately! If you receive such a contact via social media, email or letter in the mail, do not respond! Call 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477; TTY 1-800-377-4950).
Remember: do not respond to these criminal schemes. Learn about common false claims scammers make, alert others about this scheme, and remind teenagers and children living in your household not to provide strangers with family or personal information.
Do not respond to this and other schemes that try to obtain your personal information. If you receive such a call or message, call 1-800-HHS-TIPS or contact another law enforcement agency.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: CPSC Cautions Consumers Not to Use Inclined Infant Sleep Products
October 31, 2019 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of popular inclined sleep products for infants, citing the findings of a new study. The study is part of a growing body of evidence showing that inclined sleepers with higher angles do not provide a safe sleep environment for infants. Several inclined sleepers have previously been recalled by the CPSC.
The agency continues to emphasize that the best place for a baby to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard. Parents and caregivers should never add blankets, pillows or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment. Babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs.
New Study Confirms: Babies Should Sleep on Firm, Flat Surface
CPSC received reports of 1,108 incidents, including 73 infant deaths, related to infant inclined sleep products that occurred from January 2005 through June 2019.
FDA: GHNW, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Mushroom Stir Fry Blend and Stir Fry Blend Because of Possible Health Risk in Oregon and Washington States
November 5, 2019 - GHNW, LLC of Clackamas, OR is voluntarily recalling Mushroom Stir Fry Blend 10 oz. tray and Stir Fry Blend 16 oz. tray that were produced using Broccoli Slaw that is being recalled by Mann Packing Co., Inc.* due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall. No other GHNW, LLC products are affected by this recall.
The recalled products have “Sell By” dates of October 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019, which can be found printed in black ink on the front label of the product. The products affected were sold at QFC and/or Fred Meyer in Oregon and Washington State.
*Original Mann Packing Recall Product List in US
*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
Consumer Protection Washington: Scam Alert - Fake Tax Demand
*Check out the call transcript when a detective posed as the addressee in this scam. Funny.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: Seven Day Razor Clam Dig November 11-17
We just approved seven-days of razor clam digging on ocean beaches, starting Veterans Day. The upcoming dig is for the following dates and low tides:
• Nov. 11, Monday, 5:51 pm, 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Nov. 12, Tuesday, 6:27 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Nov. 13, Wednesday, 7:03 pm, -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Nov. 14, Thursday, 7:41 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Nov. 15, Friday, 8:22 pm, -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Nov. 16, Saturday, 9:08 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Nov. 17, Sunday, 9:59 pm, -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
Get all the details at this link.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Press Release: Shop with a Cop
Toledo Lions Club: Turkey Bingo Fundraiser for Toledo Food Bank
6 - 9 PM Friday, November 22
It's Turkey Bingo Time! One can of food for each card up to three cards. Or $1.00 a card up to 3 cards. Why not bring a bag of food? It all goes to the Toledo Food Bank and helps feed your neighbors in need! Generally a group will be selling food and snacks.
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: Toledo Community Library offers a quiet sanctuary to enjoy a fresh-brewed cup of your favorite hot beverage and grab a comfortable chair, peruse the on-going Book (& DVD & game) Sale - now by donation - while appreciating WiFi access.
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
And tell Charlie I sent you.
Today: Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM 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: Around Town
Toledo Thursday Market open 2 - 6 PM at Steamboat Landing on Ramsey Way.
Gallery 505 November Exhibit: Layers
Bath Bombs, Soaks & Scrubs @ Toledo Community Library
Farming with Fungi by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Nov 8th Crossover
Nov 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: 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!
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: Toledo Walk N Knock 2019 benefiting Toledo Food Bank
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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