All of the proceeds will help provide scholarships to local seniors.The Arkansas Department of Health is offering free flu shots in all local heath units.Seymour said the event is a fundraiser to help 4-H members attend summer camps, including a trip to Washington D. Aubrey Seymour reported the Teen Leaders Club recently elected officers.
It is recommended that everyone aged 6 months and older get the flu shot every year.
It is especially important for pregnant women and others at high risk for complications.
Dierks Fire Chief Mike Noel reported the Dierks Volunteer Fire Department is upgrading their equipment with a grant from the Weyerhaeuser Corporation, but theyre needing some more volunteers.
He said they are also planning to re-open a sub-station in the Mount Carmel area.
Tonight is senior night, the senior Leopards and Lady Leopards will be honored between the varsity girls and boys games.
And, the Layne Woods Memorial Scholarship Committee will be holding a street taco and silent auction tonight at Leopard Coliseum starting at 5 p.m.
Influenza antiviral prescription drugs, like Tamiflu, can be used to prevent or treat influenza if started soon after symptoms begin.
People who are at a higher risk for complications from the flu include: children aged two years old and younger; adults aged 65 and older; pregnant women, or women up to two weeks after delivering a child; people with a suppressed immune system; people with chronic health problems, like asthma, diabetes, cancer and heart disease; and residents of nursing homes or other chronic care facilities.
Noel reported the department also gets funds from its annual membership drive. City residents pay their dues monthly on their water bills, but residents in the service area but outside the city limits need to renew their dues the first of each year.