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Control and Prevention (CDC) The H1N1 flu vaccine is man- and the Minnesota Department of ufactured using the same process Health (MDH) will be closely mon- and facilities as the seasonal flu itoring for any side effect that may vaccine. It is in no way"experimen- be associated with the vaccine. tal." The virus in the H1N1 flu shot H1N1 flu vaccine has under-is inactivated (killed) so it cannot gone clinical trials to ensure the cause the HIN1 virus. If you get the safety and efficacy for both chil- vaccine in nasal spray form ("Flu- dren and adults; including preg- Mist"), the virus will be alive but nantwomen, weakened, so it can't grow in the Colleges celebrate season with holiday concerts at Saint John's The College of Saint Benedict St. John's Boys' Choir, directed by and Saint John's University will Andr6 Heywood; SJU Men's Chorus, present the traditional "Christmas directed byTheimer; and Gregorian at Saint John's" concerts at 8 p.m. Chant Schola, directed by the Rev. Friday, Dec. 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Anthony Ruff, OSB. The ensembles, Dec. 5, in the Great Hall on the Saint individually and in various combi- John's campus, nations, will present compositions Ticket prices for the concert are written in celebration of the season $12 for adults and $8 for seniors ofAdvent and Christmas. and children 5 and under. Tick- This year's program features ets are available online at , or through nio Vivaldi, Palestrina, Richard the CSB/SJU fine arts ticket office Strauss, George E Handel, Z. Ran- at (320) 363-5777. Because this dall Stroope, Eric Whitacre, Benja- event has historically sold out, pur- min Britten, Sweelinck and others. chasing advance tickets is strongly Throughout the concert, the encouraged, audience will again be invited to Performing groups include the join in singing a number of favorite Amadeus Chamber Symphony, Christmas carols such as "O Come directed byAxelTheimer; CSB/SJU .M1 Ye Faithful", "Stille Nacht", "Lo, Brass Choir, directed by DaleWhite; HowA Rose", and others. Other trea- CSB Campus Singers, directed sured favorites will include "Perso- by Teri I.arson; CSB/SJU Cham- nent Hodie," "Glory of the Father" ber Choir, directed by Theimer; and Handel's'~_lleluia Chorus." lung and cause illness. The H1N1 vaccine does not contain any adjuvant-(a substance added to vaccine to increase the body's immune response to the vac- cine) in any form of the vaccine - "mist" or "injectable." In the United States, only seasonal and H 1N 1 vac- cines do not contain adjuvants. Some H1N1 vaccine contain Thimerosal (a preservative to pre- vent contamination); however, cur- Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, cards and flowers for my dad Judd, while he is sick in the hospital. It means so much to us! All and Suzi Bonham Words are never enough to express our sincere thanks for your words of sympathy, caring and kindness of cards, memorials, flowers and food. A special thanks to Dingmann Funeral Care, Pastor Nerud, Janet Eckman, Esther Marks, and Sun- rise Cottages employees for the care they provided for our mother. Jennie Newman families: Gene and Teresa Newman, Lloyd and Carol Newman, Lorraine Rose, Ted and Joyce Newman, Bill and Brenda Newman. Craft Show & Sale St. Cloud Civic Center November 21-22 Sat 10-5 Sun 11-4 rent scientific research reviewed by the Minnesota Department of Health shows no evidence of harm caused by small amounts of Thime- rosal in vaccines, beyond possible minor reactions like: redness and swelling at the injection site. Source: "H1N1 Flu Vaccine: Set- ting the Record Straight" (MDH - October 2009) Distributed by Meeker County Public Health l x mber 5 -Stm at LINE ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED,t THERE WILL NOT BE A MI$C LINE I Page 3 Christmas greetings to our armed forces The Kimball American Legion Auxiliary is getting ready to send Christmas greetings to our men and women who are in the armed forces of our country. Please deposit their current address in the "Little Red Box" in the Kimball Post Office. Deadline is Dec. 5, 2009. Thank you for your help. Anita Hoefer, Comm. Chair iiiiiii!iii ii= Our community has reason to celebrate. We introduce to you our newly expanded Birthing Center, filled with amenities designed to make giving birth a restful, convenient experience for the whole family - from more comfortable birthing suites with hardwood floors to pull-out beds for family members and whirlpool tubs. And that's just the beginning. Take a look for yourself: we've posted the baby pictures and a video tour at MEEKER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Care as it should be. 612 South Sibley Ave. / Litchfield, MN 55355 / (320) 693-3242 /