- White Pass Ski Area: Clear & Snow-Covered Today
- NFPA: Don’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips
- FDA: Alert - Do Not Use Any Pharm D Solutions Products
- WA State RCO Press Release: Non-native Fish Left Belly Up
- WSP: Emphasis Patrols Set for Apple Cup & Thanksgiving
- WDFW: Lake & Pond Stocking Underway
- WA DOH: Turkey Cooking & Thawing Tips
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: Toledo High School Band & Choir, Medic One Board Meeting
- Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
White Pass Ski Area reports: Tornow says clear skies and 100% chance of snow!
Toledo School District: Schools Out Early Wednesday
Update: Toledo Indian Basketball Alumni says -
13th Annual Alumni Game will have to be postponed!!!
Toledo Football State Semifinals Saturday November 24 at 1pm in Tumwater.
Will look for a date that works ASAP!
Toledo Middle School shared:
Mrs. Marick handed out a Toledo Pride shirt today!
Last Day to Sign Up:
National Fire Protection Association alert:
Do not plug space heaters into power strips, fire officials warn.
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: NFPA Journal - 'Nacho Typical Fire'
Spontaneously combusting tortilla chips in Texas provide laughs—and lessons about combustible dusts.
Full article here.
FDA: FDA is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use sterile drug products from Pharm D Solutions: https://go.usa.gov/xPATg. As Pharm D Solutions is a compounding pharmacy, prescriptions are individualized, tailored to each specific patient. Thus no list of mass-produced pharmaceuticals.
FDA: FDA Completes Review of Qualified Health Claim Petition for Oleic Acid and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease ...consuming oleic acid in edible oils such as olive, sunflower or canola, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
November 19, 2018
Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office Press Release:
For release: November 19, 2018
Contact: Susan Zemek
Non-native Fish Left Belly Up
OLYMPIA – Earlier this month, a woman reportedly released two large coolers of live tilapia into Sammamish Lake, a popular location for water sports and hiking. A concerned citizen saw the act and reported it to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Upon following up, four fish were found dead, assumedly due to the shock of the cold water.
“People often think they are doing a kindness to animals by releasing them into the wild, but, in many cases, those animals are not adapted for our climate and perish,” said Justin Bush, executive coordinator of the Invasive Species Council. “What seems like a humane action often leads to suffering in the end for the animal. In addition, wildlife that can survive may damage Washington’s natural resources and cost thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.”
More than $137 billion is spent each year to manage invasive species in the United States. The costs, both economic and environmental, escalate with every invasive species introduced into the country. Northern pike, for example, are an aggressive, predatory, non-native fish that were introduced illegally for sport fishing and now threaten native salmon and, by extension, orcas. Other introduced species ruin habitat and spread disease.
If you have an animal or plant you cannot take care of, don’t let it loose. Here are a few alternatives:
- Donate unwanted plants and animals to an accredited environmental learning center, aquarium or zoo. You also may contact your local pet store, which might be willing to accept them. Please instruct them to never release them either.
- See the Invasive Species Council’s map of “Don’t Let it Loose” partners who might be able to help you re-home your unwanted pet or give you advice on how to care for them.
- Seal all plants in a plastic bag, freeze for at least 24 hours or until frozen solid, and then place them in the trash. Do not compost the material.
- Contact a veterinarian or pet retailer for guidance on humane disposal of live animals, as a last resort.
If you see something, say something. Use the Washington Invasive Species Council’s free “WA Invasives” app for iOS or Android to report non-native plants or animals. You also can make reports using an online form. Help us prevent the next invasion!
Washington State Patrol posted: Emphasis Patrols Set for Apple Cup & Thanksgiving
Between Apple Cup and Thanksgiving, a lot of people are going to be traveling across the state. Whether you wear purple or crimson, we want everyone to have a safe holiday ( and rivalry game)!
Troopers in Spokane, Whitman, Adams, Grant, and Kittitas counties will run emphasis patrols starting today, November 15, to November 25th. Motorists will see an increased presence along State Routes 26 and 195, as well as Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Troopers will focus on motorist driving too fast for conditions, distracted driving, impaired driving, and other collision-causing violations.
Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife updated:
We just stocked North Elton Pond near Selah (Monday) with a couple thousand jumbo rainbows. The lake opens Nov. 23 with a five-fish daily limit. This is just one of the many lakes we're stocking for #BlackFridayFishing.
For more information, check out the links below.
News release: https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/nov0818b/
Elton Pond webpage: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/625/
Weekly trout plant reports: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/
Also: Just in -- Here is another great opportunity to bag your limit of razor clams -- this time extending over Thanksgiving and Black Friday (and Saturday and Sunday too). We hope you bring your family and friends out for a wonderful evening of razor clam digging. https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/nov1618a/
Washington State Department of Health Reminder:
Washing spreads bacteria & won’t even clean your bird! The only way to destroy bacteria is to cook your turkey to 165°F. #Thanksgiving#FoodSafety @USDAFoodSafety
Using a frozen bird this #Thanksgiving? Be sure to plan ahead to avoid getting sick! Above are 3 ways to safely thaw your bird.
TOT: Yes you can! Cooking from a frozen state works. A couple tips to speed things up a bit:
- Oil the inside of a large paper grocery bag and cook turkey in it bag seam-side up & stapled closed on a roasting pan & rack. Insert thermometer through bag at the top. Bonus: most of the mess stays in the bag.
- Fire up the charcoal Weber, banking coals on two sides for indirect heat. Open roasting pan method for crispy skin, or with oil & seasoning, wrapped twice in heavy aluminum (seam side up) on baking pan, and centered. Add charcoal hourly, keep lid closed between additions. Perfect for holidays when power outages otherwise threaten dinner!
- Nothing beats a smoker for Perfect Turkey, even from frozen.
These are 3 methods I have used successfully. YouTube & Google have endless variations.
As always, YMMV.*
Help us spread the word! The Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open 8am-2pm ET on #Thanksgiving day! Save our number to get last minute food safety advice!
*Your Mileage May Vary
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility updated: Construction is continuing at the transfer station in Centralia. The contractor has now moved to the other side of the tipping floor. We appreciate your patience while this maintenance project is under way.
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
Final day - 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!
- Toledo High School Band & Choir 6:30 PM
- Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting 7 PM
- Toledo School District Early Dismissal
Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
State SemiFinals November 24
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 29 - December 1: LCSW & WSU Host Free Tire Recycle - Mossyrock
December 4: Toledo High School Hosts FCCLA Dine-In Dinner
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