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TEN YEARS OF SERVICE pins were awarded to, left to right, front row, Sharon Watkins, Heather Eastman and Kristi Moberg. Back row, Tim Giese, KellyGustafson, Lisa Berdan, Peggy Duffield and Myron Mueller. Not pictured is Dave Homrighausen. FIFTEEN YEARS OF SERVICE pins were awarded to, left to right, front row, Marcy Fellows, Mary Dahl and Kerry VonEschen. Back row, Ryan Danielson, Julie Kunde and Joe Eustice. ::~: @ii ~! ~ [ = f ? ii!!i!!i!i!iii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!/iiiii! iiiilZ~i~ Z :~:! iiii! ii :~ iili! iiiii!iiii=;i~iiii!~ WlTHA FROM OUR GALLERY! Bronzed ScUIp res Animals Wildlife TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE pin was awarded to Ann Nelson. Ron Plates, Mugs and More ] and Marlyce Thompson 232 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2991 THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE pins were awarded to John Fellows, Rachel Croatt and not pictured Robert Selgeby. 1 FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE pins were awarded to Matt Lamb, Marie Papasso and not picture, Sue Marsolek. THE SIGN SAYS IT ALL. The last parade entry in the Bellingham All-School Reunion parade Sunday was the Bellingham School bus which marked the final trip the hus will take. The school closed its doors for the last time at the end of the 2008-09 school year. H1N1 novel influenza continues to seven days after symptoms began and camp or other activities-and generally circulate in Minnesota. Even though until they no longer have symptoms avoid going out in public - if you are you are not hearing as much about it for 24 hours, sick. Remain home for seven days or in the news, it is still important to be Camp staff should observe until 24 hours after your symptoms using precautions to prevent getting it campers for any of these symptoms are gone, whichever is longer. or causing to spread. The rfumber of and if they occur the camper would be If you do develop possible influen- confirmed 'cases in Minnesota has excluded from activities and sent za symptoms and you want to consult doubled in the last two weeks. Most home. your health care provider, call before cases continue to be mild but a few Overnight Camps going in for an office visit. You may require hospitalization. Parents/guardians do not sent child not need to go in and if you do need to Summer camps: day camps, to camp if they have had the influenza be seen, the clinic can then direct you overnight camps, wilderness camps, like-illness in the past seven days. as to were and when to come without sports camps and other activities Let camp staff know if you child exposing others to the influenza. You where children and adults gather are has health concerns as they could be should not be sitting in the waiting now in full swing. To decrease the at high risk for complications for the room with other patients. risk of H1N1 novel influenza trans- influenza. People at risk for severe flu or flu mission in the group setting the Parents/guardian of children with complications should contact their Minnesota Department of Healthhealth concerns should discuss with health care provider if they have flu (MDH) has recommendation for their child's health care provider what symptoms or have been exposed to camp staff and campers similar to they should do if their child is people with flu symptoms. Those those that were used at school, exposed to the influenza illness during individuals include people with an Anyone with influenza like-illness camp or develops the influenza at underlying medical condition, preg- symptoms of a fever of 100 degrees or camp. nant women, young children (espe- greater together with a cough or sore The standard recommendations for cially under age two) and people 65 or throat is encouraged to stay home and preventing or reducing the chance of older. not participate in the group activities, becoming ill are: Health officials continue to moni- Recommendations include: Wash your hand frequently withtor the situation for changes in the Day Camps soap and water or use an alcohol- severity of the illness and are planning Camp staff should evaluate them- based hand gel if water is not avail- for the possibility of more severe dis- selves each morning for these symp- able. ease this fall or at a later time toms prior to camp Cover you nose and mouth with a For more information on the H1NI Parent /guardians of campers tissue or your sleeve, influenza, you may contact should checktheirchildeachmorning Wash your hands after shaking Countryside Public Health at 320- before camp for symptoms, hands or having other close contact 839-6135 or 1-866-277-5587 or visit If staff or campers, should develop with people--especially before eating the following websites. cough or sore throat but no fever, they or preparing food or touching your Countryside Public Health should remain at home for one day to eyes, nose or mouth, www.countrysidepublichealth.org observe for other symptoms. Limit your contact with others who Minnesota Dept of Health Anyone with the influenza like-ill- may be ill. w w w. h e a 1 t h. s t a t e. m n. u s C D C ness symptoms should stay home for Stay home from work, school, www.cdc.gov/hlnlflu Bud and Twink I l II II II I I II Cal-f. 20-8 9-996 or I-0102 Jennifer Nee owner Main Street-- l ig Stone City, If your employer is supportive of your military family nominate them for a R.O.S.E Award! More info on our website. www.Bevo ~dT ~eY~ owR bb(m.org Beyond the Yellow Ribbon i"Zi iall lOW ~i~ (Ill i 1~:-1,t ~ 7 ,ersc Windwater Suites 1203 E. 4th Ave. Ste. 103 Milbank, South Dakota 57252 I Bierschbach 605-432-5032 " . Mon. 8am- 5pm Tues. 7am - 12 noon Wed & Thur. 8am - 6pm Fri. 8am - 12 noon Tuesday, June 16, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 9