- EarthSky: Two Stellar Events This Week
- CDC: Beef Recall Expanded Again
- FDA: Moonstruck Carmels, Del Monte Corn, Kotex U Recalls
- NHTSA: Takata Airbag Recalls Expanded
- WA DNR: DNR, Veterans Organization Help Homeowner Improve Wildfire Safety
- Health Corner: Holiday Food Safety
- Not Strictly Toledo: Buckleberry Farms Produce Delivery
- Today: Toledo Seniors Meet, THS Knowledge Bowl, School Board Convenes,
- Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo Market Fresh declared:
We're all set up for his arrival... Santa is coming to Market Fresh!
THIS SATURDAY! 11-3pm bring the kids down to Market Fresh for a photo with Santa!
EarthSky: Two Stellar Events This Week
December’s Geminid meteor showers peak around the morning of the 14th, and this year’s brightest comet 46P/Wirtanen on the 16th make for great nighttime light shows.
For those in less cloudy rainy climes, I suppose. Catch pics from around the globe on EarthSky.
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:
NBCNews: Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs
Researchers also note that poorer families are at higher risk of animal bites.
Stanford University claims: Animal bites are most common among people living in rural, resource-poor settings, who subsist on low-cost, non-mechanical farming and other field occupations.
6-year bite statistics:
- Dogs - 23%
- Non-venomous arthropods (e.g. insects and spiders) - 22%
- Venomous snakes and lizards - 15%
- All other animals (e.g. alligators, sharks, cats*) - 40%
CDC: More Salmonella Tainted Beef Recalled
Food Safety Alert - December 12, 2018
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Since the last update on November 15, 2018, 87 more ill people have been added to this investigation.
Check your freezer for beef recalled by JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, and do not eat, serve, or sell it. These beef products, including ground beef, may be contaminated with Salmonella.
This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.
Full update: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-10-18/index.html
FDA: Del Monte Foods Announces Limited Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers Due to Under Processing
Distributed to 12 international locations, 26 States including Washington. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date.
Kimberly-Clark Announces Voluntary Recall of U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency,Throughout U.S. and Canada
The recall is limited to specific lots. A full list of recalled lot numbers is available on the U by Kotex® website. Retailers have been alerted to remove the recalled lot numbers from shelves and post a notification in their stores.
Full details: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm628237.htm
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Hazelnuts In 4 Oz. Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate
The affected (products) were distributed nationwide through retail stores, online orders, and direct delivery between November 28, 2018 and December 11, 2018.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Full details: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm628194.htm
NHTSA: Takata Recall Spotlight - Airbags Installed In 37 Million Autos Subject To Explosion Upon Deployment
Roughly 37 million vehicles equipped with 50 million defective Takata air bags are under recall because these air bags can explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death. All vehicle owners should:
- Check for Recalls using your vehicle identification number (VIN).
- Get the Fix by calling your local dealer; it will be repaired for free.
- Sign Up for Recall Alerts about any future recall affecting your vehicle.
Consumers should also be aware of two critically important details about this recall:
- The Danger of “Alpha” Air Bags: Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, 2006 Ford Ranger, and Mazda B-Series trucks are at a far higher risk for an air bag explosion that could injure or kill vehicle occupants. These are referred to as “Alpha” air bags. These vehicles can and should be repaired immediately. Do not drive these vehicles with Takata air bags unless you are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately.
- Additional Vehicles Will Be Recalled: Additional air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected air bags to around 65-70 million. These vehicles do not currently appear affected by this recall using a VIN search. Sign up for Recall Alerts and make sure the address on your registration is current to be sure you’re notified of this or any other future recall.
WA State DNR: DNR, VETERANS ORGANIZATION HELP HOMEOWNER IMPROVE WILDFIRE SAFETY
Some members of Veterans Community Response are firefighters in the (Spokane) area so they were aware of the severity of the wildfire threat and saw an opportunity to help reduce that threat. About a year ago, Veterans Community Response contacted the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to find out how they could help. The veterans took wildfire chainsaw training and forest health classes covering tree identification, tree health, and forest thinning practices. They also learned of small forest landowners who needed help with forest restoration work.
Full story: https://tinyurl.com/ya2mskre
Health Corner: Holiday Food Safety
WebMD: Top 10 Holiday Food Safety Tips
- Have a master plan.
- Cook to proper temperature -- and use a thermometer.
- Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of preparation.
- Properly defrost your turkey, or buy a fresh one.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often -- before, during, and after food preparation.
- Wash all fresh produce.
- Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees.
- Keep guests (and sticky fingers) out of the kitchen.
- Serve only pasteurized apple cider.
- Be egg-stra careful with eggs.
Full article: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/top-10-holiday-food-safety-tips#1
Animal Emergency Center of Tulsa, OK lists: 5 Holiday Food Safety Tips
Use Caution If Feeding Your Pet Turkey
Protein is an important part of everyone’s diet, including your pet, so a lean meat like turkey (fully cooked, of course) is usually a safe food to feed to your four-legged friend—if you feed your pet table food, that is.
Know Which Fruits & Veggies Are Safe
Not ALL fruits and vegetables are safe. On the “no-no” list is grapes, which are toxic to pets.
Don’t Share Your Dessert With Your Pet
Chocolate contains an alkaloid called theobromine that’s poisonous to dogs and cats. The sugar substitute xylitol, which is common in certain gums and candies, is also toxic, so avoid giving your pet any sweet food altogether to be on the safe side. If you ever suspect that your pet has eaten chocolate or any other toxic food (toxicity symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea), contact your local Animal Emergency Center as soon as possible.
Avoid Feeding Your Pet Garlic
Garlic, chives, onions, and leeks are all part of the allium family, and all of which are mildly or moderately poisonous to dogs and cats. Toxicity symptoms can range from vomiting, diarrhea, and gastroenteritis.
Keep Your Garbage Can Sealed
Always make sure the garbage can lid is secured as well, and when the trash gets full, take the bag outside to eliminate your pet’s temptations.
Lewis County Food Hub - Toledo shared:
Buckleberry Farm: We have baby Bok Choi, Mesclun mix, Arugula, Mizspoona, Lettuce, Potatoes, Mustard, Kale, eggs, squash, and carrots. Our carrots are still in the ground, and having been through several frosts, they are amazingly sweet!
We deliver every week to Chehalis and Toledo.
This week’s list:
Mustard or Kale $3/bunch
Mizspoona, Arugula, or Mesclun mix $3.50/4 oz bag
Lettuce-romaine, looseleaf, or butter $3.50/3 small heads
Potatoes-AmaRosa or French Fingerling $3.50/lb
Baby Bok Choi $3/lb
Butternut squash $1.50/lb
And eggs $5/dozen
Deborah Collins delivers fresh local produce to Toledo Thursdays at Toledo Thursday Market location. PM her to place your order.
THS Knowledge Bowl 6 PM @ Toledo First Baptist
School Board Meeting 7 PM @ Toledo Middle School
Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
December 13th @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
December 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
December 17th JV vs. Columbia Adventist 6:15
December 18th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
December 19th C @ Winlock 5:45 JV vs Woodland 6:30
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28&29 Central Washington Tournament
December 14th @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
December 17th JV vs. Columbia Adventist 7:30
December 19th JV vs. Woodland 5:00 Varsity @ Winlock 7:00
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28 & 29 Central Washington Tournament
December 15th @ Tumwater Tournament 7:00/9:00 am
December 22nd @ Black Hills 9:00 am
December 28 & 29 Pac Coast Tournament @ Mountain View High School
December 15th @ Castle Rock Invite 8:00/10:00
December 19th @ Tenino Round Robin 1:00/3:00
December 22nd @ Hoquiam Tournament 8:00/10:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW!! December 24: Toledo New Life Candlelight Christmas Eve Celebration
December 15: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 3rd Saturday Breakfast
Deadline December 19: Letter to Santa Contest @ Toledo Community Library
December 23-January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
Fundraiser for Visiting Hooves by Victoria Leona Smith ($623 of $1,000 raised)
Update Monday: Topaz has recovered from her dental work and will be pain free for another 6 months. Elsa is not eating any hard food like rabbit pellets and needs dental care right away. Luna will need her teeth worked on in January. All told, about $1000. per year. These 3 bunnies bring joy to so many people; they deserve only the best care.
January 1: New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle @ Silver Lake
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 30: Library Page Turners Meets January 30 (NO December group)
Winterfest In Toledo 2018
December 13: Interfaith Christmas Program 1 pm
Presbyterian Church (360)864-2479 Call Sandy B. for details (360)864-2601
December 14: Middle School Holiday Dance Mixer (FCCLA) 3:30 - 5 pm
Toledo Middle School (360)864-2395
December 14: Parent's Night Out (Take a Kid Break) Time:TBA
Toledo Elementary School Contact: TESPTO@outlook.com
December 19: Holiday Cheesecakes (call 864-2602 for details) 6:30 pm
Camp Singing Wind (360)864-2476
December 22: Feliz Navidad Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant (360)864-8882
December 24: Christmas Mass and Caroling 5 pm & Midnight
St. Francis Mission (360)864-4126
December 24: Candlelight Services 6 & 7:30 pm
Toledo Baptist Church (360)864-2550
December 27-31: Fireworks Sales (Toledo Lions Club)
Toledo Market Fresh parking lot
December 31: New Years Eve Special Buffet (Bonanza BBQ) 3 - 9 pm
Toledo Event Center (360)864-2277
December 31: New Years Eve Dinner 5 pm - 12:30 am
Donna's Place (360)864-2700
December 31: Giant Cheese Ball Drop at Midnight (vision:Toledo) 11:30 pm
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
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