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pjohnf - BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Fine let's make the IHSA open their books and meetings to scrutiny but state government should not be allowed to control high school sports. Government screws up everything it touches and we don't need state government screwing up high school sports too.
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How about if they get food stamps and a free lunch, the food stamp amount if lowered by what the free lunches cost. As that is double dipping. WHY should the taxpayers have to pay them twice of more for the same thing?
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you get more then you paid in, it is an ENTITLEMENT. As it is someone else's money. If you get a deduction, you get to keep more of YOUR money. Liberals think the money people earn belongs to the government or other people, so if you get to keep some of the money you earn, liberals view that as an entitlement. There in lies the problem with this country. If you earn the money and you get…
AYHSMB - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
These kids would do fine on rice, beans, PBJ and any number of CHEAP healthy foods that people have been getting by on for millennia. I know. My parents raised 6 and everyone of us was skinny, healthy, and had a full stomach every day. We were eligible for every program out there at the time, but my father would have none of it. We packed our lunches until the school system wouldn't allow it.…
CoolEdge - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There should be no cheating of course, but this is one place where tax money goes directly to making it a little easier to raise kids. I'm for that. I'm for a subsidy/entitlement/credit whatever ... for families raising children, even if they have seemingly marginal need. Money for school lunches is a rather direct way of providing that, with no way to directly divert that money. I guess…

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Blessing Hospital asks visitors to stay home if they have flu symptoms

6 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Officials warn that the illness could be fatal to patients

Members of the public feeling flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and sore throat are asked to avoid visiting hospitalized patients.

“The best thing you can do for a friend or a loved one in the hospital, and yourself, is stay away from visiting them if you have reason to believe you have the flu,” said Carleen Orton, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Control Coordinator, Blessing Corporate Services.

“For someone whose immune system is already weakened enough to be hospitalized, the flu can be fatal,” she continued. 

Orton reports that since January 1, Blessing has cared for 23 inpatients with suspected or confirmed influenza. Influenza testing results on both inpatients and outpatients included 32 persons positive for influenza A and four for Influenza B. The majority of those occurred between January 1 and January 7.  

Aside from getting the flu vaccine, following are tips to reduce the risk of spreading the flu or other respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Cough into your arm or shoulder
  • If you use a tissue when coughing or sneezing-immediately dispose of it in a waste receptacle and wash/clean your hands.

Hand washing stations are located throughout Blessing Hospital for the use of visitors, as are respiratory hygiene stations with tissues and disposable masks for the use of visitors.

Ninety-six percent of the Blessing Hospital staff received the flu vaccine.  Those who medically could not receive it, or chose not to receive it, wear masks when working during widespread flu outbreaks.


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