According to a recent poll regarding Texas public education perceptions, Texans say education is the most important issue for the governor and Texas Legislature to address.[Read more…]
The Grace Jones Retrospective on Valentine’s Day featured two dozen outfits from Grace’s dress shop at 1 Royal Street. Grace opened the dress shop in the early 1960s. Ladies from around the world would come to Salado to be styled by Grace. Grace was a World War II Pilot in the WASPs, an early television and magazine model and settled in Salado to open her store. She died in 2008 but left an indelible mark on Salado. She was the first person that the Salado Chamber of Commerce entered into its Hall of Fame in 2002. The style show retrospective was a fundraiser for the Salado Museum.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between October 1, 2018 through January 19, 2019 there have been 9.8 to 11.4 million flu illnesses, 4.6 to 5.4 million flu medical visits, and 113,000 to 136,000 flu hospitalizations.
How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to get vaccinated. Have you heard of herd immunity? In this case it’s relying on everyone else to get the vaccine so you don’t have to. Do not rely on herd immunity!
If you get sick with the flu, or any other illness, do not come to school or work! No one at your school or office wants what you have. Do not come back to school or work until 24 hours after your fever is gone, and that means gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
Flu vaccines are not perfect. They don’t cover every possible flu virus, just the top three or four that research suggests will be the most prevalent this season.
There are ways to protect yourself from those relying on herd immunity and those who come to work sick. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizers. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially after contact with someone that may be sick.
For more information about the flu go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website regarding Influenza (Flu) at www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm or their main website at www.cdc.gov/ and then click on “Diseases and Conditions” and then “Flu (Influenza).”
The Village of Salado withdrew its plans to rezone the Mill Creek Country Club after it received an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate the golf course on the property that is currently zoned Single Family Residential.[Read more…]
After five terms on the Salado ISD Board of Trustees, Darrell Street is hanging up his spurs. He announced last week in the Salado Village Voice that he would not seek a sixth term on the board.[Read more…]
By Tim Fleischer, Editor-in-Chief
Being near the bottom of the list is a good thing sometimes.
For Texas, being in the bottom three of the United States for opioid-related overdose deaths is a very good thing.[Read more…]
Margaret Eva Moore (Sis)
January 9, 1927
January 19, 2019
Margaret Eva (Sis) Moore Neves of Salado, Tx. died on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the rehabilitation wing of Meridian of Temple. She was born on January 9, 1927 at home in Dog Ridge, Bell County, Texas to Margaret Lou Sylvia Wilson and Allen James Moore.[Read more…]
To the Editor:
In perusing John Henderson’s obviously obligatory plea for increased Medicaid payments to compensate for “underpayments” to rural hospitals (Salado Village Voice 1/24/2019), I recalled the tongue-in-cheek business plan of an area doctor: “Buy something for a dollar and sell it for ten dollars. If you can’t make it on a ten percent markup, you don’t deserve to make it.”[Read more…]