- Toledo School District: All Area Volleyball Team *
- Cascade Mental Health: 6th Annual Legislative and Governmental Forum *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Lewis County Planning Tonight *
- National Weather Service: Forecast *
- Tech Tuesday: Cell Phone Sub-Brands A Well-kept Budget Secret
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo Middle School: Band Concert Rescheduled
Band Concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 17th at 7 pm at TMS.
6th Annual Legislative and Governmental Forum
Hosted by Cascade Mental Health - Substance Use & Cascade Mental Health Care
Legislators from the 19th and 20th districts, along with local government officials, will be present as part of the distinguished panel.
The forum is open to the public. All who would find the conversation informative are welcome to join.
Lewis County Water Alliance: Lewis County Planning Commission 6 PM December 10
*Don’t forget to wear your blues.
National Weather Service: Two Weather Systems Building
CDC: Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits
Excerpt: Investigation of the Outbreak
Information collected to date indicates that Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits are a likely source of this outbreak.
The investigation is ongoing to determine which ingredient in the salad was contaminated. Romaine lettuce is one of the ingredients in the salad kit, but we do not know yet if this outbreak is related to a current outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region. Preliminary information indicates that romaine lettuce in the salad kits eaten by some of the sick people likely came from the Salinas growing region. CDC is concerned that these kits may still be in some homes. If you have any of these salad kits in your home, throw them away.
CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.
FDA: Statement from Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on impurities found in diabetes drugs outside the U.S.
December 5, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been investigating the presence of genotoxic impurities, called nitrosamines, in some types of drugs. Over the past year and a half, several drug products including angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac, have been found to contain small amounts of nitrosamines such as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). During this time, there has been an ongoing investigation into the presence of nitrosamines in other drug products. This effort is focused on ensuring the drugs used by Americans continue to meet strict quality standards.
The FDA is aware that some metformin diabetes medicines in other countries were reported to have low levels of NDMA. Based on the information we have available, the levels of NDMA seen outside the U.S. are within the range that is naturally occurring in some foods and in water. While we are aware that some regulatory agencies outside the U.S. may be recalling some metformin drugs, there are no metformin recalls affecting the U.S. market at this time. The FDA is investigating whether metformin in the U.S. market contains NDMA, and whether it is above the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms.
WSDA: USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.
Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive a yearly rental payment for voluntarily establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees (known as “covers”) to control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive agricultural lands.
CRP marks its 35-year anniversary in 2020, and FSA will continue to highlight the impacts of the program that was created in 1985 and the many stewardship-minded farmers, ranchers and landowners who have participated over the years. Learn more.
To enroll in CRP, contact your local FSA county office or visit fsa.usda.gov/crp.
JHB: Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports Solution to Provide Financial Relief for New Parents
Bipartisan bill provides option for new parents to advance up to $5,000 Child Tax Credit following birth, adoption to help fund paid parental leave, infant care
December 4, 2019 - Working moms and dads need to be able to spend critical time with their new infant or bonding with their adopted child - and still pay their bills.
On behalf of all the working families in Southwest Washington, I’m pleased to help introduce a bipartisan solution to provide financial relief for new parents.
Read more: https://bit.ly/2rerdGT
The Other Toledo: CALL TO ACTION
Activists from all across our country are reporting they are hearing from many MOCs that their offices are receiving more calls AGAINST impeachment than in favor of it this week.
It's important that we drive calls EVERY DAY, if possible, to every MOC in support of impeachment, before the House votes.
Speaker Pelosi has told House members to vote their conscience, not party over country. This is the honorable, solemn and respectful way of addressing impeachment and she is committed to this.
Please also call our Senators and tell them we want a fair and open trial! We don't want a circus trial masquerading as an impeachment trial. Tell our Senators the trial will be about this President's actions and betrayals, not about deflections and trying other individuals.
Tell all in both Houses that we need them to continue to speak against the Russian propaganda being voiced by members of the GOP.
Also, if you are interested, in calling the House committees themselves to press for expanded articles of impeachment. They often pick up the phone!
202 225-3951 Judiciary
202 225-7690 Intelligence
202 225-5051 Oversight and Reform
202 225-5021 Foreign Affairs
202 225-4247 Financial Services (also FSCDems@mail.house.gov )
202 225-3625 Ways and Means
Toledotel: Customer Pick It Bowl Challenge
ToledoTel is excited to announce a Customer Pick It Bowl Challenge. To enter sign up with your email address at https://toledotel.pickitchallenge.com/.
Here's How it Works
Fill out your picks, once Bowl Challenge match ups are announced Sunday, December 8, 2019. Watch the NCAA football bowl games Friday, December 20, 2019 - Monday, January 13, 2020. See how your picks compare with others!
Come out in the top 3 of the leaderboard and win a great prize!
Grand Prize:Two tickets to Blake Shelton's Friends & Heroes 2020 concert at the Tacoma Dome on February 14
Runner up: $100 McMenamin's Gift Card
3rd Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
December 19th is the last day to make your picks. Good Luck!
Sign up at: https://toledotel.pickitchallenge.com/
Tech Tuesday: Cell Phone Sub-Brands A Well-kept Budget Secret
(Reprinted by request from August 8, 2019)
MoneyTalksNews.com: The 5 Best Cellphone Carriers You’ve Never Heard Of
August 4, 2019 - These companies piggyback on the networks of big carriers to give you great coverage at big savings.
The Simple Dollar.com: Fed Up With Verizon and AT&T? Try One of These Cheap Cell Phone Plans Instead
July 19, 2019 - 12 Cheap Cell Phone Plans You Should Consider
Straight Talk Wireless
TopTenReviews.com: Best prepaid phone plans 2019: know your data
July 17, 2019 - When looking for the best cell phone companies, coverage, quality and price are the most important factors. Here are the best cell phone carriers in the US right now.
Clark.com: Best cell phone plans and deals for August 2019
August 1, 2019 - Which carriers use Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks?
Which carriers use Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks?
Verizon AT&T T-Mobile Sprint
Visible Cricket Wireless Metro by T-Mobile Boost Mobile
Total Wireless h2o Wireless Mint Mobile Tello Mobile
Xfinity Mobile Consumer Cellular Republic Wireless Twigby
TracFone, Straight Talk, Net10 Wireless and Red Pocket Mobile partner with all four networks.
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.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
1:00 – 3:00pm Weekly on Tuesday
All skill levels welcome
Cafeteria @ Tribal Housing
107 Spencer Road
Contact Roxi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo Senior Center: SAIL exercise classes Tuesday & Friday afternoons.
To check holiday scheduling or sign up for other exercise classes, contact Toledo Senior Center at 360.864.2112.
Wednesday: Cowlitz Prairie Grange meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.
Thursday: Toledo Community Library hosts: Zendoodle
Toledo High School SPORTS:
Dec 12th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Dec 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
Dec. 20 @ St. Martin vs. Hoquiam 12:30 bus @ 10:30
Dec. 21 @ St.Martins vs. Forks 12:30 bus @ 10:30
Dec 27th @ Castle Rock 5:45/7:00 bus @4:45
Dec 28th vs. Ilwaco 5:45/7:00
Jan 3 @ Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 4th vs. Concrete @ 3:15
Jan 4th vs. Darrington 6:30
Dec 10th vs. Rainier Christian 6:00
Dec 13th vs, Rainier 5:45/7:00
Dec 17th @ Mark Morris 5:45/7:00 bus @4:15
Dec 20th @ St.Martins vs. Graham-Kaposin 10:45am bus @ 9:15
Dec 21st vs. Seattle Lutheran 4:00/5:45
Dec 28th vs. Ilwaco 12:00/3:30
Dec 30th vs. Yakima Tribal 3:00/4:00
Jan 7th vs. Winlock 5:45/7:00
Dec 12th @ Napavine Mix & Match 4:00/5:30 bus @ 3:00
Dec 14th @ WF West JV Boys 7:00/9:00am bus 6:00am
Dec 21st @ Tumwater Boys Tournament 7:00/9:00am bus 5:30 am
Dec.27-28 Pac Coast Tournament(boys) @ Mt View HS,Vancouver
bus 12/27 @7:15am
Jan 4th @ Castle Rock(boys) Tournament 8:00/10:00 bus @ 7:15 am
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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
Dancing Moon Yoga posted: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo
Hello, friends! I have a couple of offerings to share with you all:
WOMEN’S GROUP: I am currently facilitating a weekly women’s yoga session in Toledo. Our focus is on feminine embodiment through a sensual fusion of vinyasa and kundalini. Our Friday morning group is currently full, but we are going to be adding a second weekly session! The new group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting in December. Interested? You can sign up for the Tuesday evening session or be added to the waitlist for Friday mornings by sending me a DM. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding these sessions! I have been pouring my heart and soul into them and I am beyond excited to expand this work and continue sharing it with the amazing women in our community.
GENTLE YOGA: Every Monday and Wednesday morning I offer very gentle yoga at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing facility (aka The Mission or St. Mary’s) out on Jackson Hwy from 10am - 11am. These classes are sponsored by the Cowlitz Tribe and are FREE to the community! The class content has been designed with elders in mind, as this is an elders housing facility. But community members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! I have had students in this particular class ranging in age from 7 to 92. Please DM me with any questions.
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
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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