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For All the Things She Does, For All the. Times She Was There, Remember Mom On Her Special Day! PROM 2011 "BETWEEN THE TWINKLE OF A STAR AND, THE GLOW OF THE MOON MAGIC HAPPENS " at OHS was a huge success thanks to the junior class Prom Committee. Members of this year s Prom Committee are pictured above. From left to right are Mai Cao, Jacqueline Meisohle, Danielle Mastel, Kara Helgeson, Kaity Meyer, Taylor Jones, Rachel Berger, Rikki Roscoe, Bonnie Sue Stolpman, Emily Giese, Kaitlyn Rehn, Nicole Kirchberg, Kaitlyn Kottke andAmanda Milliorn. Prom was held on Saturday, April 30 with the Grand March at the OHS Auditorium and the supper and dance at Sioux Historic Pavilion. Post Prom was held at the OHS Gymnasium. (Photo courtesy of Caiti Barr Photography.) . al In an effort tocombat apersistently Adults and adolescents may be ing in after a coughing episode. high level of pertussis or whooping given Tdap regardless of when the last Whooping is less common in infants cough, state and federal health officials tetanus-diphtheria (Td) shot was given, and adults. are urging physicians and their patients Previously, a minimum interval of five .During a coughing spell, the person to make wider use of a pertussis years was recommended between the may vomit. booster vaccine called Tdap (tetanus- last Td and a Tdap. Recent data indi- -The person's face or lips may look diphtheria-acellular pertussis), cates that it is safe to give the Tdap blue from lack of oxygen. Despite the availability of Tdap, a sooner than two years after the tetanus .The cough is often worse at night. vaccine designed as a booster for ado- shot. No waiting is necessary to get a .Between coughing spells, the per- lescents and adults, pertussis cases pertussis shot. son seems well, but the illness is ex- have been increasing in Minnesota as Tdap may be given to children hausting over time. in other parts of the country, such as seven to 10 years of age who have not -Coughing episodes gradually be- California. Minnesota is in its third completed the recommended DTaP se- come less frequent, but may continue year of a peak pertussis wave, with ries or who have never received a pri- for several weeks or months until the more than 1,000 cases reported each mary series of tetanus, diphtheria and lungs heal. year in 2008 to 2010. This is about 20 pertussis. This recommendation closes Pertussis in infants is often severe, cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota. a gap in coverage for children of that and infants are more likely than older New recommendations published age group with those factors, children or adults to develop compli- today by the Centers for Disease Con- Seniors who work with young chil- cations. The most common complica- trol and Prevention (CDC) are de- dren should get Tdap. Tdap should be tion of pertussis is bacterial signed to remove some of the barriers given to adults 65 years of age and pneumonia. Rare complications in- to Tdap's use and to address specific is- older who have contact with infants clude seizures, inflammation of the sues contributing to the high rate of younger than 12 months, and Tdap brain and death. pertussis, may be given to adults 65 and older People with pertussis can spread it Tdap vaccine has been available needing a tetanus booster if they to others in the first three weeks of since 2005 and has been recommended haven't already received the Tdap. coughing if not treated with antibiotics. for children entering seventh grade and MDH staff has sent information on After a person with pertussis has taken adults needing a tetanus booster. Tdap pertussis and the new recommenda- antibiotics for five days, he or she can was instituted after health officials tions to local public health agencies no longer spread the disease. Antibi- found that the effectiveness of the pri- and health care providers in the state, otics are sometimes recommended and mary series of DTaP (diphtheria- Pertussis is adisease that affects the prescribed to prevent development of tetanus-pertussis), typically given to lungs. Pertussis bacteria are spread the disease in people who have had infants and children under seven, wears from person to person through droplets close contact with someone who has off as children approach adolescence, in the air. A person with pertussis .de- pertussis. However, health officials suspect velops a severe cough that usually lasts the Tdap booster is not being used as four to six weeks or longer. Pertussis "The best way to prevent pertussis widely as it should be. "We Wan( all can be very serious, especially in in- is to vaccinate all children on time and Minnesotans to be aware that the per- fants, to use the booster vaccine as recom- tussis booster vaccine can help protect The first symptoms of pertussis are mended," Ehresmann said. them and others from this disease, similar to a cold: sneezing, a runny In addition, everyone should: which can be most serious for young nose, possibly a low-grade fever and a .Avoid close contact with others children and infants," said Kristen cough. After one or two weeks, the who are coughing or otherwise ill Ehresmann, director of infectious dis- cough becomes severe, as noted by -Wash their hands Often ease for the Minnesota Department of the following: -Stay at home if ill Health. Patients should be asking their .The cough occurs in sudden, un- ,Cover their cough with a ttssue or health care provider to give them the controllable bursts where one cough cough into their sleeve pertussis-containing tetanus-diphtheria follows the next without a break for ,Seek medical attention if they de- shot, if needed, at their next clinic visit, breath, velop pertussis-like symptoms or have According to the new recommen- ,Many children will make a high- been exposed to someone with pertus- dations: pitched whooping sound when breath- sis. "Potlucks are designed for fun, and no one has had more fun with them than Rae and me," says Deb Miller, one of the authors of Potluck Paradise. Book co-author Rae K. Eighmey agrees. "During our research, recipe testing and writing we were constant- ly interrupting each other with ideas, memories, and a lot of laughs. That's the experience we try to bring to audi- ences when we talk about Minnesota, potlucks and the fabulous 1950s." Miller and Eighmey, or Deb and Rae as they prefer to be called, will bring their multi-media Potluck expe- rience to Ortonville on Saturday, May 14, 2011. There will be music, a cooking demonstration, and even door prizes. The event is sponsored by the Ortonville Public Library and promises to inform as well as enter- tain. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a potluck coordinated by the Friends of the Ortonville Public Library fol- lowed by the Potluck Paradise pre- sentation at about noon. Please bring copies of the recipe for the dish you provide for the potluck to share with others. The author-duo will bring along their handout filled with ideas for snazzy summer potlucks, and copies of Potluck Paradise will be available for sale. The book was a finalist in the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards best non-fiction category. Reviewers of the book have said that opening Potluck Paradise is like opening a time capsule from the 1950s. Each recipe has a story, and Deb and Rae delight in sharing them with their audiences. The May 14 presentation will be sprinkled with '50s nmsic, helpful hints for sharing family memories and recipes, and lots of laughs. There will be treats baked from one of the sweets sections of Potluck Paradise for sampling. Rae and Deb also promise to put on their aprons and cook one more delicious sample from Potluck Paradise. POTLUCK PARADISE CO-AUTHORS Deb Miller and Rae" K. Eighmey will bring their Potluck experience to the Ortonville Public Library on Saturday, May 14. "Minnesota hostesses and cooks in ence with today's busy cooks." the 1950s raised potlucks to an.art The Potlucl~ Paradise event at the fonn," Deb says with a smile. Rae Ortonville Public Library, 412 NW picks up her thought, "It's the least we 2nd Street is free and open to the pub- can do to share the ideas and experi- lic. Big Stone City hopes to get public garden With winter on its way out; thoughts are turning to gardening. With the economy such as it is; more and more families struggle to make ends meet. Horizon's of Big Stone City may be able to help its residents through a community garden project. Harvesting fresh produce would certainly help out with the grocery bill and planting and caring for a garden is an excellent way to get youth and seniors and everyone in between working together for a most worth- while cause. Input is needed from Big Stone City residents as to anyone having any size plots available for community use. Also residents desiring the use of any size plot are encouraged to respond. Interest in volunteering their help with this project (All ages!) and/or tools is needed as well. In order to get this project up and run- ning, response is encouraged as soon as possible. Please call Horizon President Vicky Torgerson at 605- 862-8358. We've got something for every Mom! 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