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PAGE 6 ............. "::'::""? ............ March 10, 2016 News of our students St. CIo,id Technical & Community College president's list and dean's list (gpa 3.5 to 3.9) From Kimball, Nicholads Heinen, president's list From Kimball, Kristen Ostendorf, president's list From Eden Valley, Shawnee Hennen, president's list From Eden Valley, Andrew Topp, dean's list From South Haven, Trevor Barthel, dean's list From South Haven, Clint Hedtke, dean's list From South Haven, Tyler Kaskinen, dean's list From South Haven, Louise Pedersen, president's list From South Haven, Austin Ruehle, dean's list From South Haven, Zachary Schneider, dean's list From South Haven, Emma Sodergren, dean's list From Watkins, Travis Linn, president's list From Watkins, Joseph Robrtson, dean's list (gpa 4.0) By Jean Doran Matua, Editor or your sleeve, not your hands). There currently is an outbreak Disinfect door knobs and handles of both Influenza A and strep in thehouse. throat in Kimball public schools. Antibiotics won't do anything They are in the Eden Valley-Wat- to fight influenza because it's kins schools as well, but in much. caused by a virus, not bacteria. fewer numbers. These illnesses Strepthroat are present everywhere else too, Strep throat is caused by a bac- Influenza(flu) terial infection. Antibiotics are Influenza or flu is a viral respi- often prescribed as treatment. ratory infection, not to be con- Symptoms include a sudden fused with "stomach flu." fever, a red sore throat, and swol- Symptoms include fever and len glands. There may be head- chills, body aches, and headache, ache. Sometimes children have There may be a cough, runny or stomach pain and vomiting with stuffy nose, and sore throat, strep throat. Flu lasts up to seven days, and Strep can become scarlet fever it takes one to four (usually two) which presents with a fine, raised days for symptoms to start once rash (that feels like sandpaper) you've been infected, often on the neck, chest, elbow, It is spread by coughing and groin, and in the inner thigh and sneezing, and by touching con- the folds of the armpit. taminated surfaces, objects, and It takes 2-5 days for symptoms hands, to start once infected. It is contagious during the 24 It is spread by coughing and hours before symptoms start, and sneezing. for up to seven days after the ill- It is contagious until 24 hours ness begins, after antibiotic treatment begins. Children should be kept at Children diagnosed with strep home until the fever is gone and throat should be kept home until the child is healthy enough for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment routine activities, begins and when any fever is gone. Frequent hand-washing can The same measures to prevent help prevent spreading influenza, spread of influenza can help pre- Cover your nose and mouth when vent the spread of strep throat. sneezing or coughing (use a tissue House members conduct local meeting to discuss child care issues WAITE PARK - Reports indi- order to gain information as solu- good, honest people who want to cate thousands of Minnesota child tions are developed, be in compliance with regulations care providers have left the indus- "There is a lot of frustration and it should be our mission to try in recent years. Rep. Jeff Howe, among providers with over-reg- help them. We should be assisting R-Rockville, calls it a"crisis" and is ulation and inconsistency in the providers so they can avoid being among House members working enforcementofregulations," Howe out of compliance in the first place to stem the loss. said. "This is chasing a lot of pro- and showing them what to fix if Howe and several other leg- viders out of the industry. There is they are." islators met with parents, child a clear lack ofassistance from state Coincidentally, the Waite Park care providers and local officials licensers and even people from the meeting took place on the same Tuesday at Waite Park City Hall to, Department of Human Servicesday it was announced child care in part, address that subject, admit they have a lot of work to do providers overwhelmingly voted "People have come to me in in improving services and making down - 1,014 against, 392 in favor tears because they can't find a licensers more customer-friendly." - unionizing the industry. Only day care provider for their chil- Howe has experience as a around 25 percent ofthe child care dren," Howe said. "There just are fire-code inspector and saidproviders - those receiving state not enough child care providers to approaches he finds to be helpful assistance for children they care meet demand and it is a real crisis, in that realm could be adapted by for- received ballots. especially in Greater Minnesota. people who enforce regulations "The providers made it clear The people we heard from at the related to child care. where they stand on that issue," meeting provided more clues "We need to remain vigilant in Howe said. "It has looked all as to why providers are leaving detecting serious violations such along that unionization was being the industry so we can work on assafetyviolationsorfraud," Howe pushed on providers even though improvements." said. "That said, we shouldn't be they didn't want it and the vot- Members of the newly out looking for other 'gotchas' so ing results send a pretty clear formed Minnesota House Select we can slap fines on child care message." Committee on Affordable Child providers. The bottom line is the Care attended the meeting in vast majority of providers are Members of the Minnesota House Select Committee on Affordable Child Care and other legislators conduct a public meeting at Waite Park City Hall Wednesday in order to discuss a variety of issues related to child care. The bipartisan panel of legislators included, seated from left, Peggy Flanagan, D-St. Louis Park; Tim O'Driscoll, R-Sartell; Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls; Mary Franson, R-Alexandria; Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud; Jeff Howe, R-Rockville; Joe Mullery, D-Minneapolis; and John Persell, D-Bemidji. Submitted photo. Arvig seeks area students for essay contest Chance to win all-expenses paid industry. trip toWashington, D.C. "The kids in our rural com- Arvig is pleased to announce its munities are our future leaders," essay contest to send one area stu- said David Arvig, Chief Operating dent to visit Washington, D.C., for the Officer and Vice President at Arvig. Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) "It's important to offer opportuni- Youth Tour, June 4-8, 2016. The essay ties like the Youth Tour so they can prompt for the contest is "Technology learn more about how the deci- and Rural Life." Essays and corn- sions made in Washington directly pleted applications are due to Arvig impact our life in rural Minnesota. by email before 11:59 p.m., Sunday, We're happy to be a sponsor this March 27. year." The chosen student willbe one of The FRS Youth Tour provides a 100 high school students from rural forum for teens to meet and inter- Americawho willwin an all-expens- act with their peers from other rural es-paid trip to explore our nation's communities, as well as key legis- capital, and get an inside look at the lative, regulatory and government l~gislation and governmental pro- figures. The Youth Tour delegates cess of the telecommunications will explore historic sites includ- Lon National LARGE GUN & SPORTSMAN SAT. MAR 12 AT 9AM At Lampi Auction Center - Annandale, MN Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon, Lincoln Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, the U.S. Supreme Court and Smithsonian Institution. Eligible students must be high school students, age 16 or 17 at the time of the Youth Tour in June 2016 (FRS will not accept .any student age 18 or older), and receive Arvig Internet, telephone and/or tele- vision services at their residence. Students and their parents should visit arvig.net/youthtour, to down- load the essay prompt and contest requirements, application forms and submission details. About FRS The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and its members, seeks to sus- tain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. FRS is committed to educational achievement in rural communi- ties, recognizing that tomorrow's economic and civic development depends on the involvement and commitment of today's youth. Visit us at www.frs.org About Arvig Arvig is the largest independent telecommunications provider in the state of Minnesota. In addition to broadband services, Arvig also provides telephone and television services, security and home auto- mation, and a wide variety of other residential and business services. For more information, visit Arvig online at arvig.com. e Selection of Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Muzzleloaders, Blackpowders PLUS Fish Houses, RV, Ice Augers, Bows, Military, Ammo, Hunting & Fishing, & More Sporting Related Items! 320-274-5393 Lic. 86-01 10% B.P. ADD YOUR ITEMS TODAY!! BRING IN YOUR ITEMS UNTIL WED., MAR 9 Letters from Howdy!Again anotherweekofnothing! I have flown pretty much every day this week. It keeps me busy and time going by fast. For this week's article, I thought I would share some fun facts about Bagram. We do not do our own laundry here; we turn it over to the Afghans and they wash, dry and fold our clothes for us; it's about a three-day turnaround. The highest speed limit is 25 km; it takes us forever to get to the other side of base (or at least it seems like it). We get the local Afghan radio stations; all the music sounds the same. We have salsa night every Wednesday and Saturday. I have not been to any of the dance nights. You aren't allowed to wear civilian clothes; you must be in some type of uniform whenever you step outside of your dorm.We have alarge community of cross fitters. I am not into cross fit but it looks interesting. They serve the same food all the time; yes, we are so ready to eat normal food. We only drink from water bottles. When any larger truck backs up they have an obnoxious backing up tone; I wish you all could hear it, it's so loud and annoying. AFN (Armed Forces Network) is still playing the same commercials as when we got here. You are not allowed off base or outside the wire unless you have a special job like FAST. Afghanistan does not do Daylight Saving Time, so we are now 10 1/2 hours ahead of Central Standard Time. (Don't forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend!) Hope you all have a fantastic week! hanistan 1 March 8, 2016 in Send us your questions for AlUe! Do you have a question you'd love AUie to answer a future letter? Send it to us and we'll get it to her.