Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flu Shot Season is here!

Local pharmacies and clinics are offering influenza vaccination events in coming days. Shots also are available by appointment.

• Fairview Mesaba-Clinic (held at Fairview Plaza)
Pediatric Flu Shot Clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16
General Public flu shot 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 20
General Public flu shot 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 2
General Public flu shot 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 10

• Thrifty White Pharmacy Senior Expo flu shots 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14

• Hibbing Family Medical Clinic Flu shot day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21

• Essentia Health Hibbing Clinic Flu shot clinic 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 3

How to protect yourself and others from the flu:
• Get vaccinated.
• Avoid exposure to people who are sick with flu-like illnesses.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
• Take special care of infants by keeping them from exposure to large crowds when flu is prevalent in the community and avoid close contact between the child and sick family members.
• Don’t share cups or straws.
• Clean commonly touched surfaces often such as door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones and water faucets.
• Don’t smoke near children.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health website / Hibbing Daily Tribune

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce 2010 Candidate Forums

Watch them live in the City Hall Council Chambers or on Hibbing Public Access TV (Mediacom HPAT Channel 7). Check the HPAT on screen schedule for rebroadcasts.

Thursday, October 14
Mayoral Candidates - Rick Wolff (Incumbent) and Rick Cannata at 4:45– 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis County Attorney candidates - Melanie Ford (Incumbent) and Mark Rubin at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19
MN House Representative District 5B Candidates - Tony Sertich (Incumbent) and Paul Jacobson at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
MN Senate District 5 Candidates - David Tomassoni (Incumbent) and Matt Matasich at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 21
Ward B Candidates - Patty Shafer (Incumbent) and John "Red" Lowen at 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Ward C Candidates - Jack Lund (Incumbent) and Larry McGuire at 5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
City Clerk Candidates - Pat Garrity (Incumbent) and Jeff Young at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

This week at the Library

Tuesday -
  • Story Time is a program for pre-schoolers with books, songs and the “Letter of the Week.” Open play if time permits. Volunteers are needed for craft projects. 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday through early December
  • Annual meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held October 5th at 6:30 p.m. The election of officers is held and planning for annual events will begin. All Friends also get a special preview to the Book Sale Tuesday, October 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Memberships can be purchased at the book sale or anytime at the Hibbing Public Library’s front desk
Wednesday -
  • Friends of the Hibbing Public Library Annual Book Sale will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Hibbing Public Library Auditorium. There will be a great selection of books and more at affordable prices. The dollar bag sale will begin at 5:00 p.m.
  • Toddle Time - at the library a program for toddlers aged 2-3 years with books, songs and finger plays. Open play if time permits. 10:00 a.m. every Thursday through early December.
  • The Great Books Group is being reorganized starting Thursday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. All readers are invited to join in the discussion of some of our important writings from ancient to modern times. The monthly discussions will be facilitated by James Huber, Ph.D., a local psychologist. Refreshments will be provided. Call Cathy at 218-262-1885 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 218-262-1885 end_of_the_skype_highlighting with any questions and to sign up. The books that will be used can be checked out at the front desk of the Hibbing Public Library before the first October meeting. All you need is a library card. Join the group and every month take part in great conversations about books and ideas that matter.

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