- Weather Outlook: Rain
- Toledo Builds A High School: 2 Updates
- Toledo Presbyterian Church: Red Cross Blood Drive Review
- Federal Government Shutdown: A Cautionary Statement
- FDA: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Losartan, Funky Chunky Popcorn Gift Box Recalled
- USDA: More Jennie-O Ground Turkey Recalled
- WA State DOH: WIC Services Remain Open
- Not Strictly Toledo: Christmas Tree Recycling
- Today: Yoga in Toledo!
- Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Meet Clay Stigall who hails from the NW corner of our state, but travels all over.
Toledo Builds A High School: 2 Updates December 21, 2018 - Highlights
Construction Management: Design Committee members reviewing and scoring the six submissions; this process will be completed by January 5, top three put before the School Board at January 17 meeting.
- OSPI now estimates they will contribute up to $9.8 million toward the new school - $1.8 million more than the previous estimate.
- We were able to submit necessary forms to OSPI to preserve our ability to go out to bid in summer of 2019.
Planning for Community Visioning: Dowa/IBI, a firm that specializes in school construction, has offered to facilitate our visioning meeting on January 10. THS alumnus Jason King is scheduled to facilitate.
We're asking that you give some consideration to these "primer questions" prior to the meeting:
How do we define success for this project?
What are your Hopes, Dreams, and Fears for your kids’ futures?
What are the most important things you want your kids to learn (skills vs knowledge - STEM/CTE, robotics, foreign language/other cultures, food, outdoor learning, etc)?
What do your kids do after school?
What would you like your kids to do after school?
If you had one thing this school should say to your kids and to their kids, what should it say?
This meeting should take about 90 minutes to two hours depending upon attendance.
Following the visioning, I'll be providing a quick overview of the upcoming replacement levy proposal that will be on the February ballot.
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US National Weather Service Seattle Washington forecast: Rain
Highs in the 40’s, lows in the 30’s.
Toledo Presbyterian Church/Red Cross Blood Drive Review:
Last Friday’s event coordinator Kathy Hill wrote to the Toledo community “Thank you! It was a good turnout with favorable comments on being entirely inside.”
OpEd: Federal Government Shutdown - A Cautionary Tale
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FDA: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP
For Immediate Release: December 20, 2018
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of Losartan potassium tablets, USP to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification.
To date, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Full Release here.
FDA: Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts
One allergic reaction was reported.
Product was distributed to AZ, AL, CA, CO CT, DC, DE, FL GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WY through mail order or direct delivery.
Full Release here.
USDA: News Release - Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc. Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-579” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the side of the tray. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Full Release here.
*EDITOR’S NOTE:. In addition to discarding the product associated with this recall, consumers can protect themselves now and in the future by ALWAYS cooking their turkey, and other poultry products thoroughly, to a safe internal temperature of 165 ℉, as measured using a food thermometer. The cooking process kills the Salmonella...
**Class I Recall: This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Department of Health - Washington State Tweeted Friday:
If a federal government shutdown happens, your local WIC clinic will remain open and you will still be able to use your WIC checks at the grocery store. Call your WIC clinic if you have more questions.
Full Release here.
Portland’s KGW.com shared:
A small Portland business scammed out of $47,000 is warning other businesses to be wary of this payroll scam. Despite due diligence & fact-checking…
Full story here.
Video link here.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Statement from WDFW Director, Kelly Susewind on Minter Creek Hatchery
On Dec. 14, the state's Minter Creek Hatchery lost power during a windstorm and the facility's backup generator failed to start. As a result, roughly 6 million chinook died.
This is a painful loss for state and tribal fishers, for the communities that depend on fishing, and for southern resident orcas that feed on chinook.
We're working with tribal co-managers and NOAA Fisheries to replace some of the salmon lost at Minter Creek with fish from other facilities and hope to announce more details on that soon.
Among the fish lost in the power failure were 500,000 spring chinook, which were part of an early effort at Minter Creek and other hatcheries to increase production of chinook to feed southern resident orcas. That loss is unfortunate.
I take this incident seriously. I have instructed staff to hire outside contractors to examine what went wrong with the backup generator and how our staff responded to the situation.
Based on those findings, we're going to take steps to ensure this doesn't happen in the future.
Full statement here.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Toledo’s Twila Collins thanks supporters:
Cat’s Meow SNAP! Twila Collins
WE WILL BE KEEPING THIS (Facebook) FUNDRAISER OPEN AND ACTIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE AND HELP US RAISE MORE MONEY FOR THINGS LIKE TRANSPORT VEHICLE REPAIRS, FUEL, INSURANCE, VET BILLS, FOOD, LITTER, LAUNDROMAT, CLEANING SUPPLIES, UTILITIES, PHONE...ALL OF THE THINGS IT TAKES TO RUN A BUSINESS AND CONTINUE TO HELP CATS AND THEIR OWNERS/CARETAKERS IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED. YOU ARE THE BEST!!
Painless Giving throughout the year: The Cat's Meow invites you to shop with a SMILE...an Amazon Smile! Same selection, same prices, same shipping, The only difference is that when you shop, Amazon gives!
Other ways to make a difference listed on this page including iGive.com & PayPal plus gifts of time, supplies & spreading the word.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project
US 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Mission: To stop euthanasia as a means of population control of cats in Southwest Washington through spay/neuter, adoption and education.
Today: Yoga In Toledo!
Grab your mat and join us for our weekly all-levels yoga class in the Lodge at Camp Singing Wind. Beginners are welcome! We're slowing things down this week and offering a gentle flow with an extended final relaxation, leaving you feeling balanced and relaxed.
Suggested donation of $5 - $10 at the door. If this is your first time joining us please arrive 10 minutes early.
Begins 6:30 PM
Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
December 28&29 Central Washington Tournament
December 28 & 29 Central Washington Tournament
December 28 & 29 Pac Coast Tournament @ Mountain View High School
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Winterfest In Toledo 2018 Wrap Up...
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
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Fundraiser for Visiting Hooves by Victoria Leona Smith ($623 of $1,000 raised)
Christmas Day Update: It's almost the end of the year and these sweet therapy bunnies still need your help! Topaz had her dental work done and now we are scheduling Luna and Elsa to go in the first part of January. Our 6 therapy bunnies go out 2-3 times a week to visit Alzheimer's residents, would you help them, please? I would be so grateful if you would donate to my 501c3 Nonprofit Charity, Visiting Hooves, bunnies. Thank you! The fundraiser lasts until Dec. 31st.
January 1: New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle @ Silver Lake
Through January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 12: Fiber Workshop - Felted Scarf @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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