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GOLDENDALE, WASHINGTON ........ NOVEMBER_ 7,._29!2___-- A7 Acoustic praise concert set for Sunday the Courthouse No electric J will be available. be available on site. For more information, contact Howard at 773-3217. Whooping cough come.back can be thwarted with shot Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly- contagious and vaccine-pre: ventable disease that has made a startling comeback across the country It is cur- rently responsible for caus- ing the worst epidemic the U.S. has seen in 50 years, ac- cording to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention (CDC), including 13 deaths. "Immunization is still the best way to help prevent the spread of pertussis", says Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH, an obstetrician/gynecolo- gist and medical advisor to March of Dimes. "It's impor- tant for both children and adults to be up-to-date with their pertussis immuniza- tion.;' Researchers have found that immunity from child- hood pertussis vaccinations wears off over time, so the pertussis shots that most adults received as children may no longer fully protect them. The adult Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine is recommended for adults to help keep them healthy and help prevent them from spreading dis- eases to others, especially children. The CDC recently updated its immunization guidelines, which now state that all adults aged 19 years and older who have not yet received a dose of Tdap should receive a single' dose. "Research has shown that when the source of a baby's pertussis can be identified, it's traced back to family members in up to 80 percent of cases," Dr. Dolan ex- plained. "So it's imperative for parents to know that everyone around their baby--parents, friends, care- givers, grandparents--needs to have an adult Tdap boost- er vaccine." According to a survey conducted online in May 2012 by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Sounds of Per- tussis Campaign, a joint ini- tiative from Sanofi Pasteur and March of Dimes, more than four out of five parents with children ages 2 and younger (83 percent) believe adult vaccination is impor- tant to help protect against the spread of pertussis, but only 19 percent reported ask- ing those in regular contact with their child to get a Tdap booster shot. "The reason is probably because most parents--61 percent--said they would feel awkward asking those in close contact with their in- fants to get an adult Tdap booster shot, according to the survey," said Dr. Dolan. "Parents want to do all they can to keep their babies healthy and to protect them from danger," she added. "Speak to your friends and family about getting a per- tussis booster. That simple 'ask' will help protect them and your baby from this po- tentially fatal disease." More information about pertussis and the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign can be found online at www.Sound- sofPertussis.com. And remember, although whooping cough may be on the rise nationwide, there are simple steps you can take to help protect your family: get your booster shot now and encourage those around you to do the same. Biggs signs to commemorate veterans Just in time for Veterans Day, the last two of 18 signs honoring World War II veter- ans and informing travelers of the eight World War II training sites on the World War II Veterans Historic Highway will be installed on US Highway 97 just south of Biggs Junction between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday, Nov. 9. The public is invited. Because of restricted parking along the highway, visitors are welcome to view the second sign being in- stalled beginning at 10 a.m. Look for a large yellow ODOT drill rig on the west side of US 97 just south of Biggs. All 292 miles of US High- way 97 in Oregon between Biggs and the Oregon/Cali- fornia Highway and a short section of State Route 126 be- tween Redmond and Prineville are designated the World War II Veterans His- toric Highway ?,;;+,, Colder nights "- : #11 U ( ;i/ RVMou.olL,o00 ::'i"!coming...are ,ou re.dy:: 7 State Fire Marshal Certification 001242-08 Service & Repair. I come to you! Bm'CE HENaERSON [I'l 541-993-5982 LICENSED & CERTIFIED ] \\; Paul's Barber Shop00 514 S Columbus Ave, Unit 6 I 509.773.6601 / j GREATER NEW YORK CONFERENCE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT A HELPING HAND: Adventist Community Services volunteers distribute emergency supplies in Queens, New York. Adventist services helping in aftermath of storm The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Goldendale reports that church workers have been assisting with victims of hur- ricane Sandy. In the wake of the recent super storm in the Northeast, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) is assisting in the relief and cleanup ef- forts. Teams of Adventist volunteers are in place to provide food, blankets, cloth- ing and other much needed relief sup- plies to those in need. ACS DR special- izes in warehouse management and is able to leverage its partnerships to make bulk purchases of supplies at a fraction of the cost. The ACS Dr works along with the Red Cross. Warning signs of seniors in trouble The holiday season may be one of the few times local families get together and real- ize their elderly loved ones are in deep trouble and need immediate help. Adult chil- dren who don't live nearby often come home to holiday heartbreak with deteriorat- ing relatives they aren't pre- pared to handle. So this holi- day, the family might gather around the kitchen table not only for turkey and treats, but also for a talk--a big talk-- that maps out a plan to care for aging relatives. "This Thanksgiving and Christmas, thousands of adult children will be shocked to come home to elderly rela- tives who are lethargic and forgetful," says Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers, one of the largest in- home senior care companies. "They'll see a messy house, bills piling up, the joy of the season clouded with the real- ization that elderly relatives are struggling and can't make it alone. This is the time to map out a care plan for aging relatives and that plan should include hiring caregivers who can help ease the burden for families." Ross' organizationoffers 10 • holiday warning signs that se- niors may need help: • Poor eating habits result- ing in weight loss, no appetite, or missed meals. • Neglected hygiene- wear- ing dirty clothes, body odor, neglected nails and teeth. • Neglected home - it's not as clean or sanitary as you re- member growing up. • Inappropriate behavior - acting loud, quiet, paranoid, or making phone calls at all hours. • Changed relationship pab terns that friends or neigh- bors have noticed. • Burns or injuries result- ing from weakness, forgetful- Reward offered for arrest of persons attacking signs A rash of vandalism against political signs has led to a reward offer by a local po- litical party. The Klickitat County De- mocrat Party says it strongly believes in the First Amend- ment right of free speech. To help protect the free speech of political signs, a reward of $1000 has been established for information leading to the first person arrested and con- victed of tearing up, remov- ing and/or defacing political signs in Klickitat and eastern Skamania Counties. To re- port political sign violations call: (971) 200-0018 or (509) 637- 2736. "Believe This Or Not" ness, or misuse of alcohol or. Among the points that should medications, be considered are: • Decreased participation in activities such as attending the senior center, book club, or church. • Scorched pots and pans showing forgetfulness for din- ner cooking on the stove. • Unopened mail, newspa- per piles, missed appoint- ments. • Mishandled finances such as losing money, paying bills twice, or hiding money. "When family members get together, it's great to finally recognize and see firsthand that their elderly loved ones may have a problem," says Ross. "But conflict often sur- faces when family members have to agree on a solution, especially when the senior has dementia or Alzheimer's and family members don't know how to handle it." Senior Helpers suggests a holiday family meeting. • The person leading the meeting can be the elderly rel- ative who anticipate needing care in the future. If that per- son already needs care, an adult child, friend, or relative can lead. • Encourage discussion and get input from everyone. Make sure everyone makes their feelings known. • Discuss money. Who will pay? How? If the money is coming from the elderly rela- tive's estate, who will be the executor? • At the end of the meeting, everyone present must com- mit to support the plan. ,! Write it down. Good in- *tefRions are often forgotten over time and family mem- bers must have their respon- sibilities right in front of them. Jesus said to his disciples: "... There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and • great glory," (See Luke 21:20-28 for Jesus' complete quotation). Share-Faith Pocket Prayers -- Tom Lexow / ........... lll q The ramie, of DoEs ames thanks the many fEends For the Food, cards and care. A special thank you to KI/H Hospice., % - Wayne 8ames and :amy Enter for a chance to win ALLYN'S B Do It est uiling Center Shopping Giveaway !/ou foul# be our next local m/zner/ Enter for your chance to win! ] I I Name I I I Address ' I I I City WA Zip I I I Daytime Phone I I I Evening Phone I I I Email, Address Musl be at least 18 years old to enter No purchase necessary Giveaway ends November | 16, 2012. Limil one entry per household per day. 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