- WA State DVA: March 29 National Vietnam War Veterans Day
- National Weather Service: April 3 Is #SafePlaceSelfie Day
- FDA: Theo Dark Chocolate, More Losartan Lots Recalled
- Food Safety Network: Mexican Papayas Flagged For Salmonella
- Public Lands Commissioner: Franz Seeks $62M Pro-Active Wildfire Fund
- Toledo Thursday Market: 2019 Vendor Applications Open
- Tonight: Cowlitz Grange Open Mic Night
- Local Events: ARTrails Spring Art Show, LCSWU Celebrates 25 Years
- Toledo School District: Spring Break April 1 - 5, 2019
- Toledo High School Sports: March 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs announced:
March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
On March 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.*
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington says:
Join us and others from all across the country sharing their weather and natural disaster safe places!
Snap a selfie at your "tsunami safe place."
Tag it. #SafePlaceSelfie
More info on #SafePlaceSelfie: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/safeplaceselfie
Forecast for Toledo area:
Friday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
FDA News Release:
March 28, 2019 - Theo Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 3oz Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate Bars
The affected product was distributed nationwide to select retailers from January 30th, 2019 to March 11th, 2019.
No other product sold under the Theo Chocolate brand is affected by the recall.
“As soon as this error was discovered, we took immediate action and corrected the packaging process. We believe less than 150 incorrectly packaged bars were distributed, and we are working with distributors and retailers to secure them. Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling the product for the awareness and safety of our customers,” said Etienne Patout, CEO.
Complete Company Announcement link here.
Other recalls: Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP, 25mg, 50mg, And 100mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts Of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-Amino Butyric Acid (NMBA) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Food Safety Network posted: Import Alert for Mexican papayas over widespread Salmonella contamination
The conditions that two years ago led to a deadly multistate salmonella outbreak due to Maradol papayas imported from Mexico remain largely unchanged.
Imported papayas from Mexico remain under an import alert issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that permits U.S. ports of entry to detain the Mexican produce without physical examination. FDA’s concern once again is the potential for widespread Salmonella contamination Mexican grown papayas for the American market.
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz declared:
Never before have we faced a wildfire crisis of this magnitude.
We are going to pay for our wildfires and our dying forests, whether the funding comes or not. The question is whether we are going to pay to react or we’re going to pay to be proactive and protect our firefighters, protect our communities, and protect our forests.
From Spokane-area Inlander: Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz says the ($62M/year) funding is necessary because the state has recently faced serious risks from wildfires. 2018 was DNR's busiest fire fighting season ever, with the agency responding to more than 1,850 fires that burned 440,000 acres across the state. The proposal also creates a dedicated source of money for the agency, creating more certainty in firefighting efforts…
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife reminder:
Sunday March 31 is the last day to get your Multi-Season Application.
**** Visit fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov to purchase. ****
Washington State Department of Agriculture deadline April 2, 2019:
We are planning to hold pesticide collection events in Western Washington and the Western Columbia Gorge during 2019, where you can safely and properly dispose of unusable and unwanted pesticide products.
Event locations will be determined by the areas where potential customers are located. Please contact WSDA via email at WastePesticide@agr.wa.gov no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to express your interest in pesticide disposal.
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) reminder:
Nominate at: https://www.paemst.org/nomination/nominate
Toledo Flying Club reported:
Took "Charlie" up to Olympia yesterday to pick up the WSDOT Fly Washington Passport stamps for Toledo and Packwood. Log on to www.flywashington.org to learn about this fun program. It's a way to attracting traffic to our Washington State airports, with an idea of upping their traffic count and helping the businesses around those airports. Fun idea by WSDOT!
Annie Jones updated this thread: The Schey family says they are set for the coming week (as far as needing dinners), thanks to the caring community.
Following Spring Break, you can check back & sign up to Take Them A Meal.
Meals For Kelly Schey Family Link here.*
Keep up the good work, Toledo!
Toledo Thursday Market announced:
The 2019 vendor application is here! The more vendors the merrier so please join us at the market this year!
Download complete 2019 TTM Vendor Application as a PDF. Link here.
Not Strictly Toledo: First Annual ARTrails Spring Art Show
Not Strictly Toledo2: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility invites:
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
*(Will be cancelled if snow flies)*
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange
Monday Night: Toledo City Council meetings 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
From City of Toledo: ISO Two Visionaries To Fill Posts
We are looking to fill a couple of spots on the Vision:Toledo Mayor's Task Force.
The first is a position at large currently held by Norm Baird.
The second is the Treasurer position currently held by Joh Jones.
We generally meet once a month on the 4th Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Morgan Art Centre. Each Coordinator discusses what is going on in their group, where they may need additional help, new projects, etc. Bills are presented to be paid and an annual budget is discussed.
For details, contact City of Toledo, (360)864-4564
Toledo High School Sports - March/April 2019
*** SPRING BREAK APRIL 1 - 5, 2019 ***
April 9th @ Castle Rock 6:00
April 11th @ La Center 6:00
April 16th @ Stevenson 6:00
April 18th vs White Salmon 6:00
April 23rd vs Kings Way 7:00
April 25th @ Seton Catholic 6:00
April 30th vs. Castle Rock 7:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00 bus @ 2:00
April 6th vs. Elma 4:00
April 10th vs. Onalaska 4:00
April 12th JV @ Onalaska (DH) 3:00 bus @1:30
April 13th vs. Toutle Lake (DH) 12:00
April 15th JV @ Castle Rock 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 16th JV vs Onalaska 4:00
April 17th @ Mossyrock(DH) 4:00 bus 2:30
April 22nd vs. Kalama (DH) 4:00 bus ** Senior Night
April 24th vs Castle Rock 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus @ 9:45
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00 bus 2:00
April 9th vs Winlock (DH) 3:00
April 12th JV @ Onalaska 3:00
April 13th vs Toutle Lake (DH) 12:00
April 15th @ Castle Rock 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 16th JV vs Onalaska 3:00
April 17th @ Mossyrock (DH) 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 18th JV vs. WF West 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus 9:45
April 29th JV vs. Castle Rock 4:00
April 11th @ Mossyrock 3:30 bus @ 1:55
April 15th @ Pirate Invite Adna 10:00 bus @ 7:30 am
April 19th Kalama Twilight 3:30 bus @ 3:15
April 25th @ Wahkiakum 3:30 bus @ 1:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
April 26: FCCLA Bingo Night @ Toledo High School
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
April 27: PRIME RIB DINNER @ Toledo Senior Center
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
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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