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Leave fireworks to the Professionals

26, 2017 – Independence Day and fireworks go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. That’s the message the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reinforcing this Fourth of July. Fireworks annually cause devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even ...

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Medicare Implements New Security Measure

They finally realized the security risk of using Social Security Numbers on Medicare cards, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.  The folks at Medicare headquarters promise that every Medicare recipient will have received a new card with a random ...

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Water Filling Stations Installed at Ava Schools

By Sonya Hodges Douglas County Health Dept. Three years ago, the Ava community made a commitment to create more opportunities for families to eat healthy and be active. Through a partnership with Missouri Foundation for Health’s Healthy Schools Healthy Communities ...

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Student Nurses Provide Gifts for Bridges Program

Members of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Missouri State University-West Plains recently provided gifts for the Bridges Program, a local service that ensures school-age children in West Plains and surrounding rural areas receive items they need to be successful ...

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Can You Give One Hour a Week?

The Ava Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help with the homebound meal program. If you can spare just one hour a week or twice a month as either a driver or a “runner”, contact the Ava Senior ...

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