How to make a winter survival kit

Posted by Mama Yauk Friday, December 21, 2012 0 comments

Wisconsin Emergency Management encourages everyone to carry a winter survival kit in their car. In an emergency, it could save your life and the lives of your passengers.

Here is what you need
» shovel
» windshield scraper and small broom
» flashlight with extra batteries
» battery-powered radio
» water
» snack food including energy bars
» raisins and mini candy bars
» matches and small candles
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If you
are in need of urgent care this holiday season, rest assured that Mile Bluff
Medical Center’s services are available to you.  The Urgent Care Department will be open from 9
am to 9 pm on Christmas
Day and New Year’s Day.




If it’s emergency care you’re in
need of, Mile Bluff’s emergency room is staffed with a physician 24 hours a
day, so there’s no need to worry.  If you
have an
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City of Mauston, Juneau County has issued a snow emergency
for the City of Mauston. This means there is NO on-street parking in the City
of Mauston from 6 a.m. Thursday morning until noon Saturday. On street vehicle
may be towed at the owners expense and citations may be issued.



For full details, view this message
on the web
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JUNEAU COUNTY has an important message for the community!

DUE TO THE DANGEROUS WINTER STORM THE JUNEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND ANNEX WILL
BE CLOSED TODAY 12/20/2012.



For full details, view this message
on the web.
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Most communities in Wood County have declared a Snow
Emergency which means that if you leave your vehicle parked on the street it
will be towed away. This is necessary for the safe operation of the snow
clearing equipment so they can stay ahead of the storm and keep things as clear
as possible for us.

When clearing snow at your home consider the health risks before you get out
there and grab
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The City of Wisconsin Rapids has declared a Snow Emergency for the entire city.
No parking will be allowed on city streets from 3:00 AM Thursday December 20,
2012 until 12:00 PM Friday December 21, 2012.

Vehicles in violation of the Snow Emergency will be ticketed and towed at the
owner’s expense. All odd/even parking is suspended during the Snow Emergency.



For full details, view this
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National Weather Service has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING for
JUNEAU CTY and surrounding areas until Midnight Thursday.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. DO NOT TRAVEL. If
you must travel...
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To find out information about school and other closures,
parking restrictions because of snow emergencies and other non emergent
information please call United Way's 211 not the Dispatch Center.

■United Way's 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, completely confidential telephone
number that connects people with important community services and volunteer
opportunities 24 hours a day and seven days a
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A STORM SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP
NEAR THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE TODAY THEN TRACK NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN BY THURSDAY EVENING. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS TO A LARGE PORTION OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE TRAVEL IMPACTS GENERATED BY THE STORM WILL LIKELY
LINGER INTO FRIDAY.

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY ACROSS
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Advisory: Blizzard Warning in effect for
Adams County area thru 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY.





DEVELOPING BLIZZARD TO BEGIN TONIGHT... .BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP FROM CENTRAL WISCONSIN INTO EASTERN IOWA TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. HEAVY
SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING WITH WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 25 TO 40 MPH
TOMORROW MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL FROM CENTRAL
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January Events - Mile Bluff Medical Center

Posted by Mama Yauk Monday, December 17, 2012 0 comments





SUPPORT GROUPS


AL-ANON
GROUP -
For more information, call 608-562-5611.


                
·         
Mondays, 7 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center in
Mauston


 


AA GROUP - For more information, call 608-847-6878, or
call the AA Hotline at 608-222-8989.


Meetings take place at Mile Bluff
Medical Center in Mauston, and are closed with no smoking.


                
·         
Mondays, 7:30 pm
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The Wood County Health Department will be offering FREE flu
vaccinations for children ages 6 months-18 years TOMORROW, Friday, December 14
from 8:30am-4:00pm. Appointments are required. Please call 715-421-8911 or
715-387-8646 for an appointment. The clinic will be held at the Wisconsin
Rapids office location on the 4th floor of the East Medical Building connected
to Riverview Hospital.

It
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Upcoming Events - Wisconsin Rapids

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, December 11, 2012 0 comments


Christmas for Kids – “God’s Greatest Gift – Jesus!”
Website


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Tuesday, December 11, 2012

6pm -7:30pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church 311 14th Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Children ages 2 through 4th grade are welcome to join us as we celebrate Jesus – God’s Greatest Gift! Hear the story of the first Christmas. Complete crafts to keep and to give as a gift.
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In Our Hearts Forever, a grief support group for those who have experienced a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death, will skip its regular monthly meeting in January, as it would have taken place on New Year's Day.In Our Hearts Forever offers support during a difficult time. The group consists of people who have suffered the same losses and wish to encourage and comfort one another.During
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This week...



Tuesday, December 11 - The Adams-Friendship FFA will be holding a Teddy Bear Toss
during half-time of the Adams-Friendship Lady Green Devil Varsity Basketball
game.  Chapter members are asking that the audience throw out a new
stuffed animal onto the court or set a new toy, game, doll, etc on the court
for FFA members to collect.  These donated items will
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Receive
free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors
are for developing heart disease and diabetes by reserving your space at the
upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center in
Wisconsin Dells.




In
addition to these services, you will have the opportunity to receive a free
hearing test; and cholesterol screenings will be
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            The staff members of the Urgent Care
Department at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston are trained to treat colds,
the flue and fevers, as well as ailments such as cuts, scrapes, minor
lacerations, sprains, strains, skin rashes, bladder infections and other minor
aches and pains.




            If you are in need of urgent care
this holiday season, rest assured that Mile Bluff
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Nixle Communication Service Now Available in Adams County

Posted by Mama Yauk Thursday, December 6, 2012 0 comments


County of Adams, Wisconsin – The Adams County
Sheriff’s Office is launching a new Community Information Service designed to
deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the
latest technology.


This service, created by Nixle, LLC delivers
trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event
notifications by web, e-mail, and cell phone.
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THE AMERICAN
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND LOCATIONS


Get hooked
on saving lives. Make a life saving decision to give blood when the American
Red Cross Bloodmobile visits. For more information call Pat Mrotek at 743-3722.


 
Owen-Withee

Thursday,
December 27, 2012


12:30 pm –
5:30 pm


Clark County
Health Care Center




 
Greenwood


Friday,
January 4,
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As a parent,
questions continually come up about how to best raise your children.  To assist you during the first year of your
baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with
answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during
your child’s first 12 months of life.




 
On Monday, December 10, the Hand-in-Hand
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PIER Events - December

Posted by Mama Yauk 0 comments





See Below for some Central WI
Highlights-




Please go to: http://www.pierwi.info/activities-calendar.html  
to check out activities and of course




PIER's Newsletter  - for a
more inclusive listing of - educational/networking opportunities and of 
course highlights of " What's New"  http://www.pierwi.info/pier-newsletter.html




 




For
those of us who struggle with:




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Receive
free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors
are for developing heart disease and diabetes by reserving your space at the
upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.



In
addition to these services, you will have the opportunity to receive a free
hearing test; and cholesterol screenings will be available for a small fee.


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Wisconsin’s influenza season started early this year and the
number of reported cases is significantly higher than last year at this time.
Statewide the vaccine supply is good and the Center for Disease Control states
everyone age 6 months and older should be vaccinated. Adults should seek flu
vaccine from their provider or pharmacy.

The Wood County
Health Department is offering an additional
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