“Everyone knows it’s important to wash their hands,” said Dr. Troy Dawson of Antelope Memorial Hospital. “However, ‘hand washing and hand awareness’ are both key in helping to prevent the spread of germs during the cold and flu season.”
The four principles of hand awareness are: DO NOT cough into your hands, DO NOT sneeze into your hands, wash your hands properly at the appropriate times (listed below) and above all - DO NOT put your fingers in the T-zone (eyes, nose and mouth).
One of the main ways that people become sick is after coming into contact with the microscopic droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. The mucous membrane found in the T-zone is the primary pathway for ALL cold and flu germs to enter the body. That’s why it’s important not to touch your face with your fingers.
Washing your hands properly with soap and warm water (for at least 20 seconds) will remove most of the harmful germs that can make you ill, added Dr. Dawson. It’s important to wash your hands before you eat, prepare food, treat a break in the skin or insert or remove contact lenses. You should wash your hands immediately after blowing your nose, using the restroom, handling uncooked foods (meat, poultry or fish), changing a diaper or handling garbage. Hand washing should also be done before and after caring for an injured/ill person or animal. Hand sanitizing gels may be used in place of hand washing and are generally more convenient. However, it’s been found they are ineffective against the enterovirus.
Individuals may be confined to closer spaces at work or school - setting the stage for cold and flu germs to spread more easily. It is especially important in these settings to follow hand awareness and washing tips to reduce the risk of illness.
For more information, contact your health care provider at AMH Family Practice Clinics at (toll-free) 877.887.5440.
CLEARWATER — What do you do when you see your 13-match winning streak snapped? You start a new one. That’s exactly what the Wolfpack volleyball team did Thursday night, defeating Clearwater/Orchard and Chambers/Wheeler Central in straight games. The victories boosted their record to 18-3.
Game One against the Cyclones saw the Wolfpack pull away midway through the first game. Ahead 14 to 10, EPPJ put together a seven-to-two run to take control of the game. Jenna Parks had two kills during the run while Hayley Stamp and Liz Selting each added one to go along with an ace serve from Jordan Mescher. Sharla Schindler then added three service points before an error by the O/C gave the game to EPPJ by the score of 25 to 15.
In Game Two, the score was tied at 8-all before the Wolfpack went on a 17 to 4 run to close out the game. The Cyclones were pounded with kills as Terri Seier, Parks, Stamp and Selting had their way at the net. Of the last four points of the game, Selting had three kills and Stamp had an ace tip to post a 25-12 victory.
Against the Cyclones, Selting led all hitters with 10 kills followed by Parks with seven, Stamp had six, Seier added four and Nikki Beckman contributed one. The Cyclones were led by Briana Stelling with six.
The Wolfpack had five ace serves in the match. Mescher led the way with two followed by Selting, Baylee Wemhoff and Sharla Schindler each with one.
Stamp, Seier and Taylor Schumacher each had one solo block. The Cyclones had 10 solo blocks in the match, led by Mallory Cooper with five.
Taylor Schumacher led the Wolfpack in digs with eight, Wemhoff had seven while Mescher and Parks each had five. Kinzley Macke led the Cyclones with nine. The Wolfpack had 25 set assists in the match compared to just 10 for the Cyclones. EPPJ was led by Parks and Wemhoff each with 12, Schumacher had one. Katie Funk had nine set assists for the Cyclones.
Mescher led the Wolfpack in serve receive with 10, Schindler had six.
The Wolfpack defeated Chambers/Wheeler Central. This time the scores were 25-19 and 25-18.
In Game One the Wolfpack led 16 to 14 before pulling away. Schumacher had an ace serve in the run and the duo of Stamp and Selting combined for an ace block to make the score 20 to 15. The teams traded points before kills by Schumacher and Selting set up game point. On game point, Seier recorded an ace block.
The Wolfpack trailed early on in Game Two as the Renegades took a 10 to eight lead. With Wemhoff at the service line, the Wolfpack scored the next five points to take a 14 to 11 lead.
CWC came back to take a 16 to 15 lead. That would be their last lead and the Wolfpack closed out the game by outscoring the Renegades 10 to three. Momentum in the game swung over to the Wolfpack’s side when Stamp made a miraculous bump which found an open space on the Renegades side of the net. From there, Schumacher had five service points in a row, Jenna Parks added an ace serve and Selting pounded away at the net.
Against CWC, Selting led the Wolfpack with six kills followed by Seier with five, Stamp had three while Schumacher, Beckman and Parks each had one. Nicole Beed led the Renegades with four kills.
The Wolfpack had three ace serves in the match, Mescher, Schumacher and Parks each had one. Seier had a big match at the net, recording four of the team’s five solo blocks, Stamp had one. D. Klabenes had four solo blocks for the Renegades.
Schumacher led EPPJ in digs with 10, Parks had eight. For CWC, T. Marcellus had 20 digs. An interesting statistic in the match, the Wolfpack had 27 digs as a team while CWC had 93, according to MaxPreps. Parks led the Wolfpack with seven set assists, Wemhoff had four and Beckman added two. Marissa Koenig recorded seven for the Renegades. Schindler led EPPJ in serve receive with six, Mescher, Selting and Parks each had four.
VERDIGRE — It’s harvest time across Nebraska. The Wolfpack did some “harvesting” of their own Friday afternoon, scoring a bushel basket full of points in a 48 to 6 victory over Niobrara-Verdigre.
The victory, evening the Wolfpack’s record at 3-3, sets up a winner-take-all game with Neligh-Oakdale for the district title at Elgin Field (more about that later).
On a sun-splashed gridiron Friday afternoon, the Wolfpack scored three touchdowns in the first half and could have had more. However, three costly turnovers stopped Wolfpack drives, making the score 24 to 0.
“We’re on a roll right now,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said. “The kids, they’ve done it in the trenches. We keep talking about ‘in the trenches’ and they did it again today.”
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
Notice is hereby given that the Elgin Senior Citizens and Community Center will hold its annual meeting and election of three officers on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at the Center. Voting will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 12:15 p.m.
PUBLISH: October 15 and 22, 2014
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
October 6, 2014
The Elgin City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., pursuant to posted notice. Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order, and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Council members present were Kenny Jochum, Shirley Nissen, Jim Kittelson and Don Mackel.
A complete and accurate copy of the minutes is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s office.
The following agenda items were approved:
September regular meeting, budget hearing and three special meetings minutes, treasurer’s report, transaction report, and paying the claims.
GENERAL: ERPPD, se, 152.32; Great Plains Communications, se, 56.34; Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple, se, 398.59; Jeannette Meis, se, 75.00; Prudential, retirement, 767.20; USTreasury, tax, 3028.12; Dean’s Market, su, 11.25; APPEARA, su, 37.55; Elgin Review, se, 188.74; Eakes Office Solutions, su, 20.98; EMC Life, ins, 1074.00; Bank of ; Elgin, ins, 1800.00; Bank of Elgin, loan, 500.00; Source Gas, heat, 63.59; US Post Office, su, 3.22; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 1014.45; Payroll, 1664.03
SALES TAX: To General; $3964.49
STREET: ERPPD, se, 1519.71; Verizonwireless, su, 13.79; Bank of Elgin, loan, 875.05; Source Gas, se, 24.62; The Station, su, 290.94; Sapp Bros, su, 127.15; Bomgaars, su, 56.22; Corner Service, su, 39.48; Bader’s Highway & Street, se, 8127.00; Payroll, 1269.66
WATER: ERPPD, se, 572.91; NE Dept of Revenue, tax, 401.40; Verizonwireless, su, 13.80; Great Plains Communications, se, 93.12–NE Public Health Envir. Lab, testing, 516.00; CVA, su, 33.95; Elgin Review, su, 102.50; The Station, su, 9.00; To Water Repair CD, 35, 000.00; Payroll, 22132.96
SEWER: ERPPD, se, 1053.16; NE Department of Revenue, tax, 162.23; Great Plains Communications, se, 47.59; Dean’s Market, su, 1.50; Midwest Lab Inc, testing, 163.36; Albion Communications, su, 40.98; Payroll, 818.73
FIRE: ERPPD, se, 243.82; Great Plains Communications, se, 53.37; APPEARA, su, 37.55; Source Gas, se, 74.03; Bank of Elgin, loan, 1846.71; EVFD, allotment, 2300.00
POLICE: Antelope Co Sheriff, se, 2600.00; US Post Office, su, 6.49
TRASH PICKUP/RECYCLING: Bud’s Sanitary Service, se, 4758.00; Betty Moser, rent, 100.00
POOL: ERPPD, se, 654.26; Source Gas, se, 123.17; NE Dept. of Revenue, tax, 27.25
PARK: ERPPD, se, 243.13; Dept of Revenue, tax, 78.81; CVA, su, 12.98; Payroll, 247.75
LIBRARY: ERPPD, se79.16; Source Gas, se, 29.26; Amazon, bks, 273.24 ; Great Plains Communication, se, 54.71; Gale, bks, 40.93; Walts Computer Service, su, 400.00; Payroll, 909.78
YOUTH: ERPPD, se, 35.89
$3000.00 of Sales Tax Funds to Elgin Community Club for sign
$1630.00 of Sales Tax Funds to Elgin Rescue Service for AED
Using Bank of Elgin for any investing done by the City
Building Permits: Kenny Jochum
Discussions were held:
Signed Contracts with NHHS regarding rehabilitation of west well
Financial support for recruiting dentist and doctor with Neligh Economic Development
Sidewalk on south side of North Street
Replacing stolen street signs
Replacing fire hydrants
Closing park bathrooms for the winter
New Curb, gutters and sidewalks for downtown area
Mowing weeds in drainage ditch
Weeds and pickup on City property at Kittelson Welding
Delivery and installation of crumb rubber on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Clerk using vacation time October 13th, 17th and 20th .
Next regular meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, 2014
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
PUBLISH: October 15, 2014