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 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).”
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…]
Campuses realigning for growth
Our school district’s enrollment has increased significantly during the past several years. Six years ago we had 1,348 students and we now have 1,943 students. That is a 44% increase and is the highest percentage increase during that time period of all 76 school districts in the Waco region.[Read more…]
With all the drama and rumors circulating, it would be reasonable to think the stock market would have been either up or down more than a little for the week ending January 25, but the S&P 500 Stock Index (SPX) moved hardly at all from the previous week, declining 0.22 percent to 2664.76.[Read more…]
The walls supposedly are always closing in on Donald Trump. The end is always beginning.[Read more…]
Dan Agee will be retiring this year after 21 years of service with our school district. During that time, Dan has served as our director of our facility maintenance, transportation, and grounds. He has worked many long days as he starts around 4:30 a.m. to get the buses ready and doesn’t finish until the last bus comes back from the routes around 4:30 p.m. As a small token of appreciation for his hard work and dedication, Dan was recognized this past Monday as the “Salado Rotary Educator of the Month.”[Read more…]
The Salado ISD School Board met on Monday, December 17. The following is a summary of that meeting:[Read more…]
One of our students, Ryan White, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident involving an automobile back in September. Ryan has been receiving medical care through Baylor Scott and White in Temple and the Texas Neuro Rehab Center in Austin.[Read more…]
The Salado Lions Club is raising money to landscape and refurbish Lions Park and Gazebo, which is located at the Salado Civic Center on Main Street.
The fund-raiser for this is the second annual 12 Gifts of Christmas drawing at 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Strawberry Patch on Main Street. You need not be present to win.
Tickets are $5 each or four tickets for $20. You can purchase them from any Salado Lions Club member or during the Christmas Stroll Dec. 7 and 8 in front of the Strawberry Patch on Main Street or in front of Barrow on Royal Street.