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HEALTH AND WELLNESS PAGE 3 il..hh,Ull,lld.l,l,hh.llllhl'lhl".lh'h'Ull ***************MIXED ADC 50902 SmallTownPapers Inc 09/13/99 217 W COTA ST ) SHELTON. WA 985842263 3 6 Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013 $1.00 IIl[ll! I]lJIJIIl! !l ! Ill ! I I II Volume No. 28 NUMBER 21 10 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Got the flu? The country is in an early outbreak of the flu season with more severe symptoms and more deaths than usual Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune SPECIAL -- Every year during the winter there is a significant out break of the influenza around the country. This year the outbreak has been much earlier and much more severe than in the past few years. In some areas emergency rooms are swamped with sometimes dozens of patients coming in. The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have similar symp- toms. Cold symptoms usually include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and sneezing. Fever, chills, and body aches are unusual, but if they occur they are mild. Flu symptoms usually include fever, chills, headaches, and moderate to severe body aches. These symptoms usually come on rapidly within a few hours. People with colds or mild cases of the flu should get plenty of rest and fluids. Those with more severe symptoms, such as high fever or difficult breathing should see a doc- tor right away. Westbrook Sanford Nurse Sherrie Olson said "it has been quite busy and we have had more positives than in the past couple years, and it has started earlier than usual." Kelly Hoffman Nurse Practitioner at Sanford also said it has been busier than normal with positives on both type A and type B flu strains. However quite a few people with flu like symptoms com- ing in have tested nega- tive for flu. "We have had a lot of people coming in for the flu shot, but we would prefer that they be proac- tive because it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies against the flu," Hoffman said. They have had no admissions and fortunately no flu related deaths locally. Hoffrnan advises peo- ple to get a flu shot and wash their hands fre- quently, as the best flu prevention. The Good Samaritan Westbrook Nursing Home is in visitor lock down, according to administrator Daren Rife. He said, "we have had a number of our residents with flu symptoms, so at the recommendation of medical director Thomas Koehnan and Dr. Andy Kopperud we decided to close the center to all visitors until the symptoms subside." "If the symptoms subside the center could be open again by the end of this week. We will have to leave it up to our medical personnel to decide. Hopefully it is getting better and we will be able to open soon," said Rife. At the Walnut Grove Elementary School, principal Paul Olson said they have not been affected too much by the flu. Our kids are pretty hardy, I think giving our kids more healthy snacks and breakfast helps keep them healthy. However they have had two or three kids a day not showing up due to flu. Olson felt the flu was running a typical course. At the high school things are a bit worse but not much different than past years according to school secretary Karen Kolar. *We have had about five or six kids absent daily, also we have had a couple staff out," said Kolar. But most of those have been out only a couple of days. City Council reorganizes for new year Newly elected council members and mayor were sworn in prior to the meeting Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- New council mem- bers Marvin Sorenson and Manda Jorgenson along with mayor elect Dennis Phelps were swom in to their respective positions. After being sworn in mayor Phelps pro- ceeded with the agenda for the evening. The council proceeded to appoint mem- bers to commissions of the council. Acting mayor - John Madson. Park and Pool - Jan Johnson, John Madson, and Manda Jorgenson. Street committee - John Madson, Digger Phelps, and Marv Sorenson. Finance committee - Digger Phelps, Katie Steen, and Jan Johnson. Community Center - Jan Johnson and Digger Phelps. City Assessor - Cottonwood County. Official Newspaper - Sentinel Tribune. Bank depos- itory - Bank Midwest. City Attorney - Muske Muske and Suhrhoff. Library - Marv Sorenson. Economic Development - Jan Johnson and Digger Phelps. Personnel - Digger Phelps, John Madson, and Jan JOhnson. Emergency Management Director - Alan Wahl. Weather Manager - John Madson. Zoning Administrator - Katie Steen. The council discussed attorney fees, and considered possibly seeing if they could set up some type of retainer fee for handling brief contacts with the city attorney. City Clerk, Katie Steen was asked to check with some of the area cities to see how they han- dle their use of the city attorneys and fees. The council discussed who should pay for the new walk in front of the library. Part of the work was done to accommodate the new entrance to the Library, and part to accommodate snow removal with the city's skid loader. Utility employee Dan Joel said they will have to measure the width of the additional concrete to figure what the per- centage would be. He thought it would be less than one fourth of the sidewalk. Council -- on page 10 Westbrook Senior Dining moving to D:ner's Club at new cafe Meals on Wheels to continue with The Recipe Beginning in January 2013, Angle Horkey and her new cafe, The Recipe, will cater Westbrook's meals on wheels program and the new "diner's club" for senior dining through Lutheran Social Service. Horkey has been the senior dining site manager for Lutheran Social Service since 2007, serving meals from the Westbrook Community Center. As with Senior Dining, anyone 60+ or older is eligible to participate in the new Diner's Club; non-Westbrook residents are also welcome. "Lutheran Social Service is thrilled to partner with Angle and support her new business. Besides Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels, one of our other options in Senior Nutrition is the Diner's Club concept which we currently operate with other restaurants. The Diner's Club option provides more choices in senior dining, which is what we're hearing mature adults want," remarked Sarah Anderson, Assistant Director for the LSS Senior Nutrition Program in Cottonwood County. "Older adults don't want to be tied down to reserving a mealto be eaten at a particular time and place. The Diner's Club at The Recipe has longer hours that you can go and eat, and you don't need to reserve Your meal ahead of time. Just go when you feel like it!" "The Diner's Club concept works with seniors purchasing a ticket for the cost of a donation at Bank Midwest. Then you bring your ticket to the cafe and choose your meal from a select menu just for the Diner's Club," explained Horkey. "Volunteers will pick up the meals on wheels from the cafe and deliver them as usual. The meals are similar to traditional Senior Dining meals and include milk, bread and dessert. A menu will be published in the newspaper just like before, coffee costs extra though!" Or you can call the cafe at 274-5352. The Diner's Club hours at The Recipe will be Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Participants are eligible to use one meal ticket, per person, per day. Diner's Club meal tickets can be purchased at Bank Midwest. There is a suggested donation of $3.85 per meal ticket. Dining- on page 10 ..,, Coaches vs. Cancer January 26, the WWG Charger boys basketball team will sponsor fund raising event Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It empowers basket- ball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program, through community leadership and per- sonal experiences, is a nation- wide program to increase can- cer awareness and advocacy programs. Locally the Charger boys basketball team has put togeth- er a fund raising event which will be presented when the Chargers host the Ellsworth Panthers on Saturday January 26 in the WWG gymnasium. High lighting the night will be a silent auction with several autographed items from pro- fessional athletes and much more. In addition to that there will be a couple dozen more items to be raffled off includ- ing t-shirts, Gopher tickets, and Sioux Falls Storm tickets. Cancer on page 10 A breath of air The Red Rock Sportsman's Club turned on the aeration systems on North and South Double Lake last week. Please stay away from the edges of the open water. 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