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From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.
Oro Valley residents who oppose the Town Council’s recent decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities for a town community center have filed an application for a referendum petition, potentially allowing local voters to ultimately decide.
(BPT) - Although influenza or “the flu” is a highly-contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract (nose, lungs and throat), a recent survey by Families Fighting Flu found that U.S. adults have a significant gap in their understanding about the seriousness of this infectious disease. Flu season has already started in the U.S. and it may last as late as May. While nobody wants to get sick, many people do not take the simple step of getting an annual flu vaccination - the best preventative measure available to help protect against this potentially deadly disease.
(NAPSM)—La enfermedad de células falciformes conlleva a que glóbulos rojos de forma anormal reduzcan el flujo de sangre dentro de los vasos sanguíneos. Es hereditaria, de la misma manera que las personas heredan el color de los ojos, la piel y el cabello. En los Estados Unidos, se estima que la enfermedad de células falciformes afecta a más de 100.000 personas, en su mayoría afro-americanos. Y aunque la enfermedad de células falciformes causa dolor severo y otras complicaciones, con el tratamiento y la atención adecuada, es posible que la mayoría de las personas que la tienen tengan vidas normales y activas. Acá encontrará lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad, las poblaciones más afectadas, cómo manejar mejor la enfermedad y como mantenerse tan saludable como sea posible:
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.
AMVETS Post 770 will be assisting American Legion Post 102 with the Veterans’ Day Service on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m., at the TEPOA multipurpose building. The commander and auxiliary president will speak along with the first vice president, who will be assisting in the POW/MIA chair ceremony, and the Color Guard will be posting and retrieving the colors.
The Northwest Outriders 4H Club put together their biggest "haunted horse trailer" yet, complete with graveyard.
Adding to its growing number of 1,700 stores nationwide, Tractor Supply Co. – a one-stop for everything store, has finally found its place in Tucson.
During the month October, the official days to fly the flag are Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and on Navy Day on Monday, Oct. 17.
Hundreds of neighbors visited Picture Rocks Community Center on Sept. 20 for a Community Resource Fair. Over 30 displays brought information on local resources and issues along with flu shots, popcorn and sno-cones and useful take-aways. Scouts, 4H Clubs, United Way’s Elder Alliance, Sheriff’s Auxiliary, Abbett Library, Marana Health Center and Food Bank, Citizens for Picture Rocks, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and others spoke to community needs.
(NAPSI)—Sickle cell disease involves abnormally shaped red blood cells that reduce the flow of blood inside the blood vessels. It is inherited, the same way people inherit the color of their eyes, skin and hair. In the United States, it’s estimated that sickle cell disease affects up to 100,000 people, mostly African American. And while sickle cell disease causes severe pain and other complications, with the right treatment and care, it’s possible for most people with sickle cell disease to live normal, active lives. Here’s what you need to know about sickle cell disease, the populations that are most affected, and how to best manage it and stay as healthy as possible:
The official days to fly the flag during the month of September include - Tuesday, Sept. 2 in honor of the day Japan signed the formal surrender to the U.S. during World War II; Thursday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day (flag at half-staff); Wednesday, Sept. 17, Constitution Day; and Sunday, Sept. 28, Gold Star Mother’s Day.
(NAPSI)—Health care and health insurance are complex for most people, but for veterans even more so. Veterans have different and unique health care options that make decision making even more challenging. If you or a loved one has served in the military, it’s important to be aware of recent health care changes and the range of health coverage options available to veterans.
Participate in the UV Splash Color Dash on September 12, at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ. This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker - it's Tucson’s Brightest 5k run/walk. The UV Splash Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) completed its acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation (NYSE: UNS) today, adding UNS Energy subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) to its growing international family of electric and gas utility companies.
There are no official days to fly the flag in August.
1. Kerry arrives in Israel to push peace
The Premier Development League (PDL) playoffs are upon us as FC Tucson travels to Las Vegas for a first round play in match against the Los Angeles Misioneros. But what are the PDL playoffs? Take a look at our rundown of the playoff structure and which teams have already qualified.
Levi Morse did not like the Marana High School logo and decided to do something about it. Morse teamed up with his older brother, Shawn, and designed a new tiger-head logo. Now, it is being used around the school
(NAPSI)—Statistics indicate that the U.S. is falling behind in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. With that in mind, National 4-H Council and HughesNet® have partnered to introduce more American youths to hands-on, community-based STEM learning.
(NAPSI)—Fairgoers looking to “beef up” their understanding of the economics of agriculture, including the risks and costs of bringing commodities to the marketplace, will get their chance at 120 state and county fairs this summer. National 4-H Council and CME Group are again bringing their Commodity Carnival, an educational fair experience, to 11 states in year two of their partnership.
Fair Idea: Kids can now have fun learning about the economics of agriculture at the fairgrounds and at home. (NAPS)