- Toledo School District: Locker Notes *
- National Weather Service: Rising Rivers Later This Week *
- FederalRegister.com: Proposed Disability Benefits Policy Change Will Hurt *
- FDA: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Recalls Ranitidine Due to (NDMA) Impurity *
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Trek Recalls Super Commuter+ E-Bikes *
- RCO: State Awards $26 Million for Salmon Recovery Projects Statewide *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Property Tax Exemptions *
- Today: Food Bank Open Tonight, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market, School Board meeting*
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
National Weather Service Seattle: Rising Rivers Later This Week
- Wednesday - Rain. High near 43. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Wednesday Night - Rain. Steady temperature around 41. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Thursday - Rain. High near 49. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
- Thursday Night - Rain. Low around 43. South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
- Friday - Rain. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Mountain Snow Forecast: 6 PM Wednesday Through 6 AM Friday
FederalRegister.gov: Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews
A Proposed Rule by the Social Security Administration on 11/18/2019
AGENCY: Social Security Administration.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
SUMMARY: We propose to revise our regulations regarding when and how often we conduct continuing disability reviews (CDR), which are periodic reviews of eligibility required for benefit continuation. The proposed rules would add a category to the existing medical diary categories that we use to schedule CDRs and revise the criteria for assigning each of the medical diary categories to cases. The proposed rules would also change the frequency with which we perform a CDR for claims with the medical diary category for permanent impairments. The revised changes would ensure that we continue to maintain appropriate stewardship of the disability program and identify medical improvement (MI) at its earliest point.
DATES: To ensure your comments are considered we must receive your comments by January 17, 2020.
*Extension of Comment Period: Through January 31, 2020
DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published November 18, 2019, at 84 FR 63588, is extended. Comments should be received on or before January 31, 2020.
**In Plain English: Forbes - Trump Administration’s Proposed Disability Benefits Policy Change Will Hurt Thousands Of Americans
FDA: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA Voluntarily Recalls All Unexpired Lots of its Ranitidine Tablets and Ceases Distribution, Due to Possible Presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity
December 17, 2019 - Glenmark Pharmaceutical Inc., USA (“Glenmark”) today announced the voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, to the consumer level.
The recalled lots of Ranitidine Tablets 150 mg and 300 mg, which are listed in Attachment B, are being recalled because of the presence or potential presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the acceptable daily intake levels established by the FDA, based on FDA-validated tests.
Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant typically found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.
Glenmark’s Ranitidine Tablets 150 mg and 300 mg are manufactured at two approved manufacturing facilities. Of the 928 recalled lots of Ranitidine Tablets, USP, 16 lots were manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Goa, India and 912 lots were manufactured by Strides Pharma Science Limited, Puducherry, India. Ranitidine Tablets 150 mg and 300 mg is a prescription oral product approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
FDA: Motto International Corp. Issues Voluntary Recall of Bull Platinum 30000, Stallion Platinum 30000, Rhino 7 Platinum 30000, and Panther Platinum 30000, Due to Presence of Undeclared Tadalafil
December 17, 2019 - Motto International Corp. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Bull Platinum 30000, Stallion Platinum 30000, Rhino 7 Platinum 30000, and Panther Platinum 30000, to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found Bull Platinum 30000, Stallion Platinum 30000, Rhino 7 Platinum 30000, and Panther Platinum 30000 to be tainted with undeclared tadalafil.
Consumption of a product with undeclared tadalafil may pose a risk to consumers who take prescription medications containing nitrates (such as nitroglycerin). The combination of tadalafil and nitrates may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels which can be life threatening. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and may be the population most likely to be affected. To date, Motto International Corp. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
*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
Federal Trade Commission: FTC Finalizes Settlement with Company that Misled Consumers about how it Accesses and Uses their Email
December 17, 2019 - The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with an email management company that allegedly deceived some consumers about how it accesses and uses their email.
The FTC alleged that Unrollme Inc., which helps users unsubscribe from unwanted emails or consolidate their email subscriptions, falsely told consumers that it would not “touch” their personal emails in order to persuade consumers to provide access to their email accounts.
In fact, Unrollme shared users’ email receipts from completed transactions with Unrollme’s parent company, Slice Technologies, Inc. E-receipts can include, among other things, the user’s name, billing and shipping addresses, and information about products or services purchased by the consumer. Slice uses anonymous purchase information from Unrollme users’ e-receipts in the market research analytics products it sells.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Trek Recalls Super Commuter+ E-Bikes
Full notice: http://bit.ly/2YXcDQs
WA State RCO: State Awards more than $26 Million for Salmon Recovery Projects Statewide
December 16, 2019 - Projects in Lewis County Total: $653,796
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Grant Awarded: $599,828
Total RCO Grant: $599,828 (50%)
Sponsor Match: $599,827
Restoring Habitat in the Cispus River
Lewis Conservation District Grant Awarded: $53,968
Improving Berwick Creek Fish Passage
Mt St Helens Club: Lake Sacajawea (E)
Hosted by Mt St Helens Club
Walk around the whole lake (3+ mi.) or walk half the lake (1+ mi.) with little e.g. We will take a group consensus for breakfast/lunch afterwards.
Leaders: Trudy & Ed 360-414-1160
Mt. St. Helens Club requires all guests and members to call the hike leader to sign up and confirm carpool / meeting location(s).
Event details sometimes change due to weather or other factors. Event end times are estimates.
Not Strictly Toledo: Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Property Tax Exemptions
Hosted by Olequa-Winlock Senior Center and Lewis County Seniors
The presentation starts after lunch is served (noon). This is a senior nutrition day. Lunch is provided for adults 60 years or older for a suggested donation of $3-$5. If you would like to attend reservations MUST be made by Tuesday, December 17th NO LATER than 11am. (360) 785-4325.
You do not have to have lunch to listen to the presentation though. Overflow seating will be at the south end of the building.
Toledo Community Library offers a quiet sanctuary amid the Back-To-School bustle. 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.
Gallery 505: December Exhibit - Gifts Under $100
Also on Facebook
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM 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!
Tonight: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesday monthly, dessert at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7 PM, Cafe Aromaz @ 408 Silver Street.
Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Toledo Community Food Bank doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
You can help get the word out to neighbors in need. No income guidelines or forms are required. Remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes. Volunteers will transfer goods to your crates, totes or laundry baskets, AND help you load up your vehicle if you ask.
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
*If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Thursday: Season’s Final Thursday Market - Reopens February 2019
Also: Regular School Board meets 7 PM Thursday @ Toledo Middle School library.
Toledo High School SPORTS:
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 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 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
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/
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.
WDFW: WDFW approves seven-day razor clam dig; announces tentatively scheduled digs through February
Proposed razor clam digs for Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks include:
December 23, Monday, 4:35 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
December 26, Thursday, 6:47 pm, -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
December 27, Friday, 7:26 pm, -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
December 28, Saturday, 8:05 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
December 29, Sunday, 8:43 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
*Two more tentative digs slated for January & February, 2020
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
!!NEW!! December 20: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
December 20: Feliz Navidad Potluck @ Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant
December 21: Pancake Breakfast @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
December 24: Christmas Mass & Caroling @ St Francis Mission
December 24: Candlelight Services @ Toledo Baptist Church
December 25: CHRISTMAS DAY!
December 28 - 31: Toledo Lions Club Fireworks Sales @ Toledo Market Fresh pkg lot
December 31: Vision:Toledo Giant Cheese Ball Drop Midnight @ Toledo Waterfront
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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