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News & Notes: Nov. 5

Nov. 5, 2013

Health Department

adds flu clinic

West Allis — The West Allis Health Department has added a community flu clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Health Department, 7120 W. National Ave., for West Allis and West Milwaukee residents.

Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the department at (414) 302-8600.

Flu shots will continue to be given at the department's regular walk-in clinics, also. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. No appointments are needed for walk-in clinic.

Free flu vaccinations are given to children ages 6 months to 18 years on BadgerCare or with no vaccine coverage.

Also, the cost of the flu shot is covered by Medicare Part B, but people must bring their Medicare cards to the clinic. Otherwise, the adult vaccine cost is $25.

For information, call the Health Department Flu Hotline, (414) 302-8670.

Artifacts displayed

from farms of yesteryear

Greenfield — "From Greenfield's Farms of Yesteryear," a display of 19th-century artifacts, is now on display in the Greenfield Historical Society's showcase on the second floor of the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave.

The display will be up through the end of the year.

Adoption fees in half

for black dogs, cats

West Milwaukee — The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is holding a "Back in Black" promotion throughout November to highlight adoptable black dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Adoption fees are cut in half for black and mostly black animals.

Catholic academy

has "sole" for education

West Allis — Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy of West Allis celebrated Catholic education with more than 7,000 Catholic school students, parents and alumni at the inaugural Nov. 2 "Soles for Catholic Education" Walk.

Pledge dollars raised support tuition assistance.

School Board Academy

is for potential candidates

Greenfield — The Whitnall School Board will hold its School Board Academy at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 for those thinking about running for the School Board and those just wanting information about the district.

The academy will be in the Whitnall School District Community/Board Room, 5000 S. 116th St.

Participants will receive background on topics such as the structure of the Whitnall School District, major issues facing the schools, the budget process and legislative requirements regarding schools.

There will also be a discussion regarding the responsibilities of board members, the time commitment involved, the structure and decision-making process of the board and Wisconsin's open meetings law.

This academy is free, but reservations should be made with Kathie Poss, board secretary, at (414) 525-8411 by Nov. 15.

The Whitnall School District includes parts of Greenfield and Franklin and all of Hales Corners.

SCORE to hold

session on payroll

West Allis — The SCORE Southeast Wisconsin Chapter will conduct a business training session titled "QB session VIII: Using QuickBooks for Payroll" at Upper Iowa University, 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 100, from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 25, with check-in and networking at 8 a.m.

The workshop is for entrepreneurs (with or without an accounting background) who have purchased QuickBooks but do not feel that the results are satisfactory.

The workshop is a hands-on training session in which the facilitator will answer questions and go through scenarios that are brought up by attendees and from problems that have been brought to other workshops.

Attendees are invited to bring a 20 MB or larger USB drive with their data.

The fee is $35, and $20 for each additional person from the same firm. Reservations are required by calling SCORE Southeast Wisconsin at (414) 297-3942 or by visiting its website, scoresewisconsin.org.

City seeks citizens

for boards, commissions

West Allis — The city is seeking volunteers to serve on its various city committees, commissions and boards.

More information is available on the city's website, westalliswi.gov (look under residents/citizen advisory committees) or by calling (414) 302-8290 for a brochure.

Republican primary coming for Assembly seat

Greenfield — Voters in a small section of eastern Greenfield will go to the polls Nov. 19 to pare the number of Republican candidates running for the 82nd State Assembly seat from four to one.

A special election will be held to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Stone (R-Greendale), who resigned to become division administrator for water compliance and consumer affairs with the Public Service Commission. Stone was elected in 1998 and has been re-elected ever since.

The 82nd District includes all of Greendale, most of Franklin and six wards of Greenfield — the 2nd, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st.

Running in the Republican primary will be Stephanie Mares, Ken Skowronski, Steven Becker and Shari Hanneman. The winner will face Democrat John Hermes, who is running unopposed in the primary.

The special election will be held Dec. 17.

Veterans at VA

to be remembered

West Allis — Once again, West Allis is sponsoring a "Remember the Veterans" project to provide Christmas presents for veterans at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center who don't have families.

Starting Nov. 18, people can stop by the West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., and pick a star from the Veterans' Christmas Giving Tree in the main lobby. The stars have the veterans' Christmas requests. Gifts may be returned unwrapped to the mayor's office by Dec. 18.

More information is available at (414) 543-0587.

Paramedic runs

marathon to fight autism

Greenfield — Greenfield paramedic and firefighter Cesar Hernandez ran recently in the Chicago marathon.

He raised money to help find a cure for autism.

City to ask MMSD

to dredge Root River

Greenfield — A resolution urging the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to dredge the Root River to minimize flooding problems is expected to be approved by the Greenfield Common Council next week.

The Root River is the MMSD's responsibility. For years, Greenfield officials have been trying to get MMSD to remove debris and silt from the watercourse. City officials say they hope a formal resolution urging action will be more effective.

Zerban announces

second try at Congress

Democrat Rob Zerban, a former small business owner and Kenosha County supervisor, will once again be a candidate for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, which includes Greenfield and part of West Allis.

He ran last year against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

In making his announcement, Zerban focused on strong schools, safe communities and clean water and air. He also pledged to support job creation and renewable energy initiatives, access to affordable healthcare and implementation of comprehensive immigration reform.

Health Department gives

tips for flu season

West Allis — Now that influenza season is here, the West Allis Health Department is reminding people of how they can reduce chances of getting the flu.

The best way is to get a flu shot, they said, but they also recommend covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, throwing used tissue in the garbage and washing hands afterward. If tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve to help prevent the flu germs from spreading.

Wash hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol to clean hands if soap and water are not available. It is especially important to wash hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth.

If you are sick, stay home to get better and not spread the germs to others. With a fever, stay home at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of medicine that lowers fever.

Stay away from sick people. Flu droplets can travel up to 6 feet.

Clean surfaces that are touched often like desks, phones and computer keyboards with soap and water. A bleach and water solution is also good for killing bacteria and viruses.

Greenfield man named

a top manager in nation

Greenfield — Greenfield resident Ranferi Cardenas, general manager of Old Country Buffet in Greenfield, was recently awarded a company-paid vehicle for a year from Buffets Inc. for being one of the top performing managers in the country.

South Carolina-based Buffets Inc., which operates 343 restaurants in 35 states, recognized 22 of its best general managers.

Library needs used

books, movies, music

Greenfield — The Greenfield Library needs used books, audio books, movies and music for its Never-Ending Book Sale, an ongoing sale of used materials.

Donations are accepted at the check-out desk at the library, 5310 W. Layton Avenue. Sale proceeds benefit the library.

The library cannot accept books published before 2003, textbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes or magazines.

For information, call the library at (414) 321-9595 Ext. 101.

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