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Thursday, January 17, 2013 Tri-County News • Central Minn. :  . ._ .'" _=__- ..... Rr ............... ::......... - .... : . . - .-.=.-,,. - _ ........................... Bouja at St. Anthony's St. Anthony's Forester Activities of Watkins is sponsoring a Bouja/ Chicken Noodle Soup sale 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The price per gallon is $11 fox Bouja, and $10 for Chicken Noo- dle Soup. Community 11 II1 ......... Inln]l Kickin' cancer with Emily Breakfast at St. Anthony School Holy Family Catholic United Financial (formerly Catholic Aid Association} The Holy Family Catho- lic United Financial is holding a breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Jan. 27, in the St. Anthony School Hall in Watkins. The proceeds of this event will be given to the St. Anthony Reli- gious Ed. Program. It is held in conjunction with the Matching Grant Program sponsored by the Catholic United Financial. The first $100 profit is matched by Catholic United Financial and will giveS50 per hundred after that, up to $1000. It's EASY to renew or subscribe! By mail, phone, fax, Web, or e-marl. (See order form on page 22.) It was a great turnout Saturday afternoon and evening, Jan. 12,'for a benefit for Emily Sieben and her family. Emily has a rare form of cancer of the optic nerve, called optic glioma. There was a fairly steady crowd of people for the hotdish dinner at St. Anthony School. And across the street, at the Village Hall, the whole first floor was filled with donations for the silent auction as the band prepared for their concert upstairs later in the evening. Dozens of teachers and staff, fellow students, and friends volunteered for the event. It was a great community effort. (Now we just need to find a cure for cancer so we can have community events for other reasons!) Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua. Page 3 I lqnHlrrll I']nH' 0fTh00/i005 Happy 50th A huge thank you to everyone who donated items and/or money to the live/silent auctions, donated their time to help, and to everyone who came from near and far to attend Emily Sieben's Kickin' Can- cer Benefit. What a great turnout and huge success! Your support for Emily and her family is truly appreciated. The Emily Sieben Benefit Committee We want to thank you all, friends, neighbors and custom- ers, for all you have done for us through the years. Thankyou, also for your business. We have moved to South Dakota, close to some of our chil- dren. We will start a heating busi- ness there. John Hendrickson will take "good" care of you customers, the phone number stays the same. Wishing you all God's blessings. Welcome to our home in South Dakota! Wayne and Sandra Hendrickson Happy 50th birthday, Big Daddy! 2 p.rrL. MorLd[zys Matching Grant Breakfast Sunday, Jan. 27:8 am-12 pm - St. Anthony School Cafeteria / MEAL INCLUDES: French toast, :) coffee cake, & beverages ! k Adults: $7° Children (ages 4-10),=4 ix All proceeds benefit St. Anthony s , ,. Religious Education Programs. .i  THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  j Meeker Memorial Hospital visitor restrictions By Lori Rice, Coordinator of Education & Marketing Meeker Memorial Hospital will implement visitor restric- tions Jan. 9. Because of the prev- alence of influenza (FLU) already this season, and to further pro- tect patients, staff and the com- munity from its spread, it has been decided to implement Visi- tor Restrictions at MMH; the fol- lowing are in effect until further notice: • It is recommended that no children visit hospital patients. • Birth Center: No one under 18 is allowed to visit at this time, with the exception of siblings. • For anyone with symptoms like scratchy throat, fever, cough, body aches, etc., a maskis required to visit patients. • All visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to visitation. • There are "hygiene" kiosks with masks and hand sanitizer located in the center of the lobby and in the hall on 3rd Floor at the between the Inpatient and Behav- ioral Health inpatient rooms. These restrictions are effective immediately and are subject to change. Recommendations for individuals • We are encouraging peopl e to be vaccinated. It is not too late to get vaccinated and there is vac- cine available at many different venues: doctors' offices, neighbor- hood clinics, retail clinics, phar- macies, etc. Because people who. are at high risk for influenza com- plications may not have the best immune response to the vaccine, it is important that those around them are vaccinated. • While the vaccine doesn't offer perfect protection, it is still the best tool we have for prevent- ing influenza and its complica- tions. If you don't get it, you have zero protection. • Generally speaking, the vac- cine is about 60 percent effective in most people (a little better than that in children, less than that in the elderly), so we would not be surprised to see influenza illness in some people who were vacci- nated; but those who are vacci- nated typically have less severe ill- ness if they do get sick. • To find a. flu clinic near you, visit www.mdhflu.com. • Mostpeople can fight the flu at home with rest and fluids. If you are in a group at high risk for influenza complications and you develop influenza, you should contact your health care provider early on so that you can be given antiviral medication if needed (it is most effective when started within two days of contracting influenza). It is also just a good idea to check in with your health care provider or doctor in case your situation worsens, etc. • MDH and the CDC recom- mend that everyone get vaccinated for influenza, but especially those at high risk forcomplications from influenza. Those include: • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old • Adults 65 years of age and older • Pregnant women • American Indians and Alas- kan Natives seem to be at higher risk of flu complications • People who have medical con- ditions such as asthma, diabe- tes, heart disease, kidney and liver disorders and others. For a list, see CDC's website: http://www.cdc. gov/flu/keyfacts.htm. • During flu season," besides getting vaccinated, there are other steps people can take to avoid spreading or catching influenza: • Do your best to stay healthy. Get plenty of rest, physical activity and healthy eating. • Stay home from school or work if you have a respiratory infection. Avoid exposing yourself to others who are sick with flu-like illness. • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. • Clean surfaces you touch fie- que'ntly, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones. • Wash your hands often with soap and water or with an alcohol- based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Symptoms, treatment, etc. • The symptoms of influenza, which tend to come on suddenly, can include a sore throat, cough- ing, fever, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. 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