- Toledo School District: Veterans Day Program At Toledo High School Today *
- Election Results: Toledo Incumbents Retain Positions *
- Cliff Mass Weather Blog: One of Longest Dry Novembers in NW History *
- FDA: Whole Foods Added To Mann Packing Recalls; Smoked Salmon Recalled *
- WSDA: Celebrate USDA No-Till November *
- Governor Inslee: Statement On I-976 *
- WA Insurance Commission: Surprise Medical Billing - New Law January 1, 2020 *
- Health Corner: Yoga for Health *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Yoga at the Salkum Library *
- Today: Library Event, Farming with Fungi @ CSW, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Today: 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.
Toledo School District: These girls beat Kalama tonight in OT and PK’s and are heading to District Playoffs Saturday!!
They are also getting a State Playoff spot as well!
Election Results: Toledo Incumbents Retain Positions
Complete up-to-date results at: https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20191105/lewis/
Cliff Mass Weather Blog: One of the longest November dry periods in Northwest history
FDA: Mill Stream Corp. (Sullivan Harbor Farm) Issues a Voluntary Recall of Cold Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
November 6, 2019 - Mill Stream Corp. (Sullivan Harbor Farm) of Hancock, Maine is voluntarily recalling ten lots of Cold Smoked Salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
The recalled product was sold between March 6, 2019 and September 17, 2019 in vacuum sealed packages in the following sizes: whole salmon side, 2 lb., 1 lb., 8 oz., and 4 oz. The affected product is marked with the following lot numbers marked on the back of the packages: 7049, 7050, 7051, 7052, 7054, 7056, 7058, 7060, 7062, 7066.
The smoked salmon products were sold and distributed in ME, MA, VT, RI, NY, CT, PA, NJ, OH, UT, IA, TN, MN,CO,FL, AZ, WI, WA, GA, IL, VA, MI, TX. The products sold were through retail, wholesale and online orders.
The affected product was sold frozen by Mill Stream Corp, but may have been thawed by retailers before sale.
FDA: Mann Packing Recall of Vegetable Products Affects Whole Foods Market Stores; Grocer Issues Voluntary Recall of Multiple Products
November 6, 2019 - In response to Mann Packing Co., Inc’s recall of vegetable products, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling multiple products from its stores in the United States. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.
*View the list of items that have been affected by state.
*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 State Department of Agriculture joins: USDA No-Till November
Ashley Miller, USDA
November 4, 2019 - Back (again!) by popular demand, USDA is celebrating No-Till November. This fall, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service encourages America’s agricultural producers to keep the stubble and give their farm a more rugged, natural look. Many farmers till during the fall, but there are so many good reasons not to:
*Download the cutout.
Governor Inslee: Statement On I-976
November 6, 2019
WA Insurance Commissioner: Surprise Medical Billing - New Law January 1, 2020
Surprise or 'balance' billing happens when you're treated for an emergency or have a scheduled procedure at an in-network hospital or surgery facility and are seen by an out-of-network provider.
It happens because some types of providers, including anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, and labs may not be contracted with your insurer even though they provide services at a hospital or facility that is in your health plan’s provider network. So, in addition to your expected out-of-pocket costs, you also get a bill for the difference between what your insurer has agreed to pay that provider and the amount the provider billed for their services. Commissioner Kreidler believes this is unfair and requested legislation to protect consumers from surprise medical bills. His request bill, the Balance Billing Protection Act passed the legislature in April, 2019.
Balance Billing Protection Act takes effect Jan. 1, 2020
The new Balance Billing Prevention Act prevents people from getting a surprise medical bill when they receive emergency care from a hospital or get care at an in-network facility but are treated by an out-of-network provider. If an insurer and provider cannot agree on a price for the covered services, they go to arbitration and cannot bill the consumer for the amount in dispute. Other key parts of the law include:
Transparency - Insurers, medical providers and facilities must give consumers a new notice detailing their rights (PDF, 143KB) and letting them know when they can and cannot be balance billed. Also, they must keep updated information about provider networks on their websites.
Dispute resolution - The amount an out-of-network provider will be paid by an insurer must be a "commercially reasonable" amount based on payments for the same or similar service in a similar geographic area. If an insurer and provider cannot reach an agreement, either one can request arbitration. Neither one can involve the consumer in the dispute.
Enforcement - If the commissioner's office sees that a provider is continuing to surprise bill consumers, it can refer the provider to the Department of Health for disciplinary action.
Health Corner: Yoga for Health
Positioning Your Body and Mind
November 2019 - Have you rolled out a yoga mat lately? If so, you’re among many who have taken up yoga to relax and stay fit. One in seven adults in the U.S. has practiced yoga in the past year. Yoga may help bring several health and wellness benefits.
Based in Indian philosophy, yoga involves both the body and mind. It began as a spiritual practice. Modern yoga focuses more on physical poses, breathing techniques, and meditation. Meditation involves exercises that help you clear and calm your thoughts.
“With practice, yoga can teach you to direct the mind on a single object,” explains Dr. Pamela Jeter, an NIH expert on yoga research. “It’s practicing being aware and present from moment to moment.”
But, she says, it takes a lot of practice. She suggests focusing on the physical aspects at first. With time, the meditation part becomes easier.
There are many types of yoga. Some are slower and focus on holding poses. Others involve flowing movements that connect to your breathing.
Research suggests that yoga may help improve general wellness. In studies, yoga has helped some people manage stress, improve mental health, lose weight, or quit smoking.
There’s also evidence that yoga may be helpful for some medical conditions. Yoga may help lessen pain and menopause symptoms. It improved sleep in studies of older adults and people with cancer.
Several studies have shown that yoga can help those with chronic low back pain. Some experts now recommend it as a first-line treatment for low back pain, among other non-drug treatments.
But, Jeter cautions, more high-quality research is needed to confirm yoga’s health benefits. “There’s a lot of research out there for different health conditions, but there’s not enough to say for sure,” she says. Yoga shouldn’t replace treatment from your health care provider.
It’s also unclear what it is about yoga that helps. The practice combines physical, mental, and spiritual elements. “There are a lot of components in yoga. We don’t know what the active ingredient is,” Jeter says.
Research into yoga is ongoing. Studies are now looking at whether yoga is helpful for specific groups of people. For example, whether it can reduce chronic pain for military veterans or improve quality of life for people who have had breast cancer. New studies are also looking into whether yoga may help mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What should you know if you’re thinking about starting yoga? “Start slowly and carefully in order to avoid any sort of injury,” Jeter says. If you have a medical condition, talk with your health care provider before getting started.
Everyone’s body is different. Yoga postures should be modified based on your abilities. Choose an instructor who is experienced and attentive to your needs.
You may also want to seek out a yoga therapist. “Yoga therapists have more extensive training than that required of a regular yoga teacher,” Jeter explains. “They’re trained to work with different conditions and mostly work one-on-one or in small groups.”
If you want to try yoga, see the Wise Choices box for tips on getting started.
*Reprinted by permission from National Institutes of Health News In Health
*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: Yoga at the Salkum Library November 7, 2019
Hosted by Dancing Moon Yoga
Please join me for an hour of yoga this Thursday at the Salkum Library. The library is sponsoring the class so it is FREE to the community! We will be doing a gentle vinyasa flow with an emphasis on breath and body awareness. Beginners, experienced yogis and everyone in-between are welcome.
Please bring your mat and a water bottle, and try to arrive a few minutes early as we will be starting right at 6:30 PM.
Hope to see you there!
*Next free class December 5th - same time & place.
Today: Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM 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!
Toledo Community Library hosts: Bath Bombs, Soaks & Scrubs
Next Wednesday: Walking the Cascade Trail with Camino Trail With the Caley’s
And tell Charlie I sent you.
Toledo Thursday Market open 2 - 6 PM at Steamboat Landing on Ramsey Way.
Gallery 505 November Exhibit: Layers
Farming with Fungi by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
Please join Nature Nurture Farmacy & Fungi Perfecti at Camp Singing Wind in Toledo for an incredible event on Farming with Fungi!!! Suggested donation of $10 to support the efforts of Nature Nurture Farmacy and all we are doing in the local community! No one turned away for lack of funds, so please donate what you are able. See link below to register and donate.
Farming with Fungi: This talk is an overview and exploration of a variety of ways that mushrooms can be incorporated into a sustainable farming practice. From benefiting soil structure, to increasing bloom production and supporting the health of your animals, fungi are your farm's newest old friend. Come take in some knowledge, ask questions and buy mushrooms!
Class is taught by Sami Kempf a customer service representative at Fungi Perfecti and our culture and grain spawn specialist. She graduated from Evergreen in 2012 with a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on sociology and food systems. She has been working on farms and landscaping ever since. When not talking fungi she enjoys working in her garden, crafting, fermenting and roaming the woods with her furry companion.
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 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!!: November 11-17: WDFW Seven Day Razor Clam Dig
!!NEW!!: November 22: Turkey Bingo Fundraiser @ THS by Toledo Lions Club
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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