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Doctors urge vaccinations
As Remembrance Day approaches, many are planning a prepandemic style of celebration with parades, family gatherings and memorial services to honor our fallen veterans.
But infectious disease experts are still asking for caution this weekend, the unofficial kickoff to summer. Especially for those who are not vaccinated.
Baptist Health Floyd Chief Medical Officer Dr Emily Volk said getting the vaccine is important for many reasons, one being that it allows families to safely gather together for events like the holidays. the end of the year.
“As a doctor and a mother of four grown children, I urged all my children to get vaccinated,” she said. “Because they received the vaccine, we can now reunite with other immunized families and feel safe and comfortable socializing together.”
If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past and think you are immune, you should still get the vaccine, health experts say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a vaccination should be given regardless of whether the individual has had COVID-19 before, because no one knows how long those who have had COVID are protected from a new disease.
For those who are not vaccinated, even an alfresco meal in a restaurant can be dangerous if you are dining with people from more than one household. Crowds at outdoor concerts, parades or sporting events are at even greater risk of contracting the virus.
This is why Volk urges people to get vaccinated.
“For those who still haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, I tell them to go ahead and do it,” Volk said. “The vaccines available are safe and effective.
“The risk of death from COVID-19 compared to not getting vaccinated compared to the vaccine is much higher, even in healthy young adults. Get the pic – do it for yourself, do it for your family, and do it for your community. “
Although the CDC has lifted many of its quarantine warrants for fully vaccinated people, it offers the following guidelines for unvaccinated people to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19:
• Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to protect yourself and others.
• Stay 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
• Receive a COVID-19 vaccine when available.
• Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Interviewing at INDOT Southeast District
The Southeastern District of the Indiana Department of Transportation will host open talks on Wednesday, June 2 in Seymour. Interviews will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the District Administration Building, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour.
INDOT hires full-time culvert inspectors, heavy equipment operators, mechanics and road sign technicians. The starting salary has recently been increased for a number of positions. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information about careers within the agency.
To find out more, visit INDOTjobs.com or text INDOT Careers at 468311 to receive further job offers.
Registration is not required to attend. Face covers and social distancing will be needed.
Jeffersonville SAFETY TOWN Program
2021 SAFETY TOWN, USA classes in Jeffersonville will begin June 7, 2021 at 2204 Renfroe Way – at Jeffersonville Fire Station # 2.
SAFETY TOWN is designed for ages 5-7 and is free. It is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Jeffersonville, the City of Jeffersonville and the Jeffersonville No. 2 Fire Station.
Classes will meet from Monday to Friday with lunch included. There are four sessions to choose from – the first two sessions will take place from June 7 to June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The last two sessions will take place from June 14 to June 18 after the same schedule. Lunch will be provided by the Greater Clark County Schools Nutrition Program.
SAFETY TOWN uses a controlled traffic situation on the Safety Town track where every child is safe and supervised. In the classroom, children receive training on the rules and guidelines for safety in electricity, fire, water, stranger awareness, anti-bullying, ways to protect their brains, good use of medication, helmet, bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety.
Registration forms are available from the Jeff Parks office at 812-285-6440 or www.jeffparks.org; Pilot Club on the Jeffersonville Facebook page and at Jeffersonville Fire Station # 2 where Safety Town is held. Forms can also be requested by sending an email to [email protected]
Clarksville resident receives scholarship
Taylor Wooten, young girl from Franklin College, daughter of Cindy Wooten and Marshall Stacy, both of Clarksville, received the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation Fellowship for the Deadline Reporting category.
Each spring, the Press Club Foundation selects the winners in three categories: news on deadlines, reports and sports articles. The awards are officially named the Last Row Party Scholarship – a nod to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which sponsors the scholarships. The scholarships mirror the checks distributed to the back row drivers at the annual Indianapolis 500 race. While these drivers receive checks for 0.31, 0.32 and 0.33 cents, students receive checks in the amount of. $ 1,031 for news on deadlines, $ 1,032 for features and $ 1,033 for sports writing.
Wooten, a multimedia journalism major, submitted two samples of her best work. She shares the honor for first place in the deadline news with college student Goshen Mackenzie Miller. Students from Indiana University and Ball State University won the other two awards.
Wooten is the co-editor of student news magazine The Franklin and an academic member of the track and cross-country teams. Wooten was a journalist for TheStatehouseFile.com, an information site powered by the school’s journalism students. She worked at the Franklin College Office of Communications as a Pulliam Fellow, writing press releases as well as feature articles for the college magazine.
Dicamba herbicide deadline
The Office of Indiana State Chemist is reminding all agricultural applicators that there is a June 20 deadline for applications of most agriculture-related dicamba products in Indiana.
On March 2, 2021, the Indiana Pesticide Review Board voted unanimously to classify all restricted use pesticides containing more than 6.5% dicamba as highly volatile herbicides. This classification was made to allow for the establishment of an application deadline of June 20 in Indiana again in 2021.
For more information on the use of dicamba herbicides in Indiana, visit https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/dicamba.html and click Frequently Asked Questions About Dicamba Highly Volatile Herbicides.
Jeffersonville Library Programs
• Plant exchange
The Jeffersonville Township Public Library will host its first factory exchange on Friday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m. The event will be held outside on the 2nd floor terrace of the library. Excess indoor plants and garden plants that might otherwise go to waste can be dropped. Plants that have been deposited can be walked through and brought home. The seed library will have seed packets and information on gardening programs. The library will provide a limited number of plant containers and labels to participants in the plant exchange.
• Zoom Performance by artist
The library will sponsor a Zoom performance by Kenny Fresh, a multi-talented Spoken Word artist, on Thursday, June 10 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. He is also a poet and author. A performer for over 10 years, his prose is a combination of humor, satire and faith. Her performance will include poems from her first chapter book, Equilibrium, and other assorted poems. Fresh will spend the last 10 minutes for questions and answers.
After registering for the event, a Zoom link will be sent. For more information on the programs or to pre-register, visit jefflibrary.org, Calendar of Events or call (812) 285-8609.
• How to spot fake news
The library will present a Zoom program on the topic of fake news from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 12. The presenter will be Diane Stepro, the library’s genealogy and local history librarian. In today’s world, it can sometimes be difficult to identify whether something is real or false, and knowing the difference can be critical. Stepro will provide informative advice on identifying real news from fake.
For more information on the programs or to pre-register, visit jefflibrary.org, Calendar of Events or call (812) 285-8609. Once you have registered for this event, a Zoom link will be sent to you.
• Art as a journey
Mary Hood’s work will be on display at the main location of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library from Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Her works encompass fiber art as well as those made in oils, acrylic and watercolor. This exhibition will present 18 of his pieces.
Hood is a multi-talented person – also quilting and hand sewer. Married to her sweetheart, Ed, her work has been a continuous journey for her and she has also made a geographical journey. She was born in Louisville and her husband and she resided in southern Indiana before they moved to Washington State. Hood said that each place they lived inspired him with a different painting or piece of art. Now, residing in Charlestown, she has come full circle, but her artwork and creativity continues to grow and develop.
This exhibit will be available in the gallery on the second floor of the Main Library during regular opening hours. The Jeffersonville Township Public Library is located at 211 E. Court Avenue, Jeffersonville.