FLU SEASON IN FULL FORCE - January 10, 2020
    Influenza is now widespread within the eight-county west central Ohio region including Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties. Influenza is a very contagious illness that strikes millions of Americans each year. Influenza, unlike the common cold, has a swift onset of severe symptoms beginning with two to seven days of fever, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue and a cough. Health officials are encouraging residents to protect themselves against the flu by getting vaccinated as soon as possible and by following other preventive actions as flu cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot now, as this is the time of year when there is usually an increase in cases. Getting vaccinated is especially important for people who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications, including older adults, young children, pregnant women and people with long-term health conditions. In addition to getting a flu shot, the following preventive actions will help you stay healthy this flu season: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based sanitizer when you are unable to wash. Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread this way. Get plenty of rest. Sleep is shown to help your body fight off illness. When you are sick, stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. More information can be found at cdc.gov/flu

    Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, has announced it will again consider those interested in mobile healthcare for its scholarship offering to become an emergency medical technician. Spirit is now accepting scholarship applications from individuals who have an interest in becoming an EMT and working full- time for Spirit once they’ve successfully completed their class, passed their national EMT test, and completed field training. The “full-ride” scholarship involves a two-year, full-time, employment commitment to Spirit. Application requests can be made by going online to the Spirit webpage at www.spiritmedicaltransport.com and clicking on the graduation cap. The application deadline is Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 5 p.m. After submitting the application, candidates will be interviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis by a member of the Spirit Human Resources Department. Panel interviews of scholarship finalists will take place the week of January 19th at Spirit’s Greenville office. Orientation day for successful applicants will be 1 p.m. January 26th. Successful candidates are paid while attending the classes. With offices in Greenville, Celina, Sidney, and Van Wert, Ohio, along with Liberty, Indiana, scholarships are open to people who live near their respective service areas.

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- March 26, 2019
    Those interested in selling their items at the Farmers’ Market are invited to join Main Street Greenville for their Vendor Open House. This will take place at KitchenAid Experience (423 S. Broadway) on Thursday, March 28th from 6 pm - 7 pm. Main Street Greenville will be answering questions, greeting returning vendors and helping new vendors sign-up for the 2019 season. The market offers a variety of selling options, ranging from one Saturday to every Saturday of the season from June to October.  If you are interested in selling goods at the Farmers’ Market, but are unable to attend the open house, contact Main Street Greenville for an application form at 937-548-4998 or info@mainstreetgreenville.org. Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville.

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