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4lb PAGE 16 March 10, 2016 -,qV professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working." -- Frank Lloyd Wright Meeker Memorial Hospital implements hospital visitor restrictions already this season and to fur- ther protect patients, staff and the community from its spread, it has been decided to implement Meeker Memorial Hospital implemented visitor restrictions Thursday, March 3. Because of the prevalence of influenza (FLU) It's prime time to come in and visit with a Harvest Bank Mortgage Lender. for free in February or March to buy your new home in 2oz6, and save $300" on dceing costs when signing the loan with us later in the year! T.zcludes loans • o er appae to hom per a, ea . KIMBALL 398-3,500 Your "castle" (however big or small) aumits youl ATWATER 97 8861 KANDIYOHI 382-6100 ST. AUGUSTA 251-6100 www. ha rvestbankmn, com Visitor Restrictions at MMH; the following are in effect until fur- ther 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 mask is required to visit patients. • All visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to and after visitation. • There are "hygiene" kiosks with masks and hand sani- tizer located in the center of the lobby and in the hall on Third Floor between the Inpatient and Behavioral Health inpatient units. These restrictions are effective immediately and are subject to change. "By restricting visitors in this way, we can help protect patients and others who are most suscep- tible to contracting influenza," says Karl Olson, Infection Control Nurse. "We realize this may cause inconvenience for some peo- ple, but we are taking this step in the best interest of the health of our patients, visitors and staff members." Hospitals and other health care organizations are reporting signif- icant increases in patients testing positive for influenza and others presenting in clinics, urgent care settings and emergency depart- ments with flu-like symptoms. "Everyone can make a differ- ence to help reduce the spread of influenza and other illness by taking a few simple steps, includ- ing regularly washing your hands, covering your cough, staying home if you are sick and contacting your health care provider before going to a clinic or emergency depart- ment if you have flu-like symp- toms," says Olson. For additional information and resources go to: FLU.GOV. What a time of year! The Kimball Golf Club is officially open (as of Tuesday, March 8). Powder Ridge was open full-bore this past weekend, and plans to be open this weekend (check their website for the latest: St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day again will be celebrated with a big parade at I p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Marry (Pearl Lake). It's the parade that's so much fun it comes through twice! Daylight Saving Time This weekend Daylight Saving Time will begin early Sunday moming, March 13. You'll want to set your clocks forward Saturday night, "Spring Forward." Spring break is near Local students (and teachers) soon will celebrate Spring Break! Holy Cross: March 24-28 Eden Valley-Watkins: March 25- 28 (although March 24 is off for students teo) Kimball: March 25-28 (and Kimball students also have off March 24). Kimball Expo is April 2 The 13th annual Kimball Business & Community Expo will be Saturday, April 2, at KAHS. "Monster" Mike Schultz will be there, and will speak that morning. (And it's FREE!) Upcoming benefits • March 11, Assumption Church Fcsh Fry (Eden Valley) • March 11, Rockville Fire Fighters Fish Fry (at parish center) • March 11, Watkins Legion Fish Fry (at Legion/Village Hall) • March 1L Darwin Rod & Gun Club Smelt Fry • March 12, Adam Schlangen Benefit (at Dino's Eden Lakeside) • March 13,Wat-Kim-Valley breakfast at Watkins Village Hall • March 18, Kingston Legion/ Lions Fish Fry • March 19, Easter Egg Hunt at Watkins Lions Ice Rink • March 20, Kimball Fireman's Breakfast (Palm Sunday) • April 8,St. Paul's Lutheran smelt/fish fry (Eden Valley) • April 8, Ducks Unlimited banquet at Powder Ridge • April 9, Beer & Wine Expo at River Lakes Civic Arena (Richmond) (See calendar on page 14 for details.) Broadcast issue next week Contact us now if you have something to be included in next week's Tri-County News, going out to 11,000+ readers! The next broadcast issue will be April 21, and that will include both the Business Card Directory andthe 2016 Progress Issue. (Be sure to call us NOW with any "progress" or change in your business or organization, so you can be included!)