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Friday, May 1, 2009

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri Miller.com

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ONE YOUNG PASSENGER HURT IN ELDRED AREA COLLISION Minor injuries were reported for an young male passenger following a collision Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Route 155 and Route 446 in Eldred Township. According to Kane-based state police, the collision occurred when 70 yar old Joe Brown of Eldred who was traveling north of Route 155 turned left to travel south onto Route 446 and allowed his Dodge Ram pick up to strike a Dodge Dakota driven by Virginia Studer of Austin which was traveling south on Route 446. Both drivers escaped injury as did three other children in Brown’s truck but one passenger was taken to Charles Cole Hospital for treatment.

RAIN WELCOMED BY FIRE FIGHTERS
Area fire departments and state Bureau of Forestry fire crews have contained two fires that scorched nearly 900 acres of the Tioga State Forest in Tioga County. According to Brian Plume, forest fire specialist with the Tioga District, one fire off the West Rim Road near Tiadaghton involved at least 100 acres; another, off Route 6 near the Gaines and Shippen Township lines, about 780 acres. Investigation is continuing into the cause of both, which started over the weekend, he said. Meanwhile a small crew from the Germania Fire Department doused a wildfire on the Tow Road in West Branch Township Thursday afternoon, just after 3:00 pm

CHARLES COLE HOSPITAL ESTABLISHES SWINE FLU HOTLINE
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has established a Swine Flu informational hotline. The prerecorded message can be heard by calling 814/260-5279. As the status of this situation changes, the message will be updated as needed. Due to the recent confirmed cases of Swine Influenza A (swH1N1) in Mexico and the United States, CCMH will continue its efforts to protect patients and staff. While CCMH has been preparing for the potential of an avian flu pandemic for quite some time, the hospital is following recommendations from local emergency management officials, the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization. "We want the public to know that, if the swine flu affects our local community, Charles Cole will be prepared," said Lonnie Bunch, CCMH safety officer. ymptoms of swine flu are similar to the seasonal flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and coughing. While there is currently no vaccine available, the swine flu can be treated with certain antiviral drugs. Call your medical provider if you think you have the flu.

EQUIPMENT LOANER PROGRAMAVAILABLE TO POTTER COUNTY SENIORS

Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging has an Equipment Loaner Program available to Potter County seniors age 60 or older.Various types of equipment and assistive devices are often donated to the AAA for the Equipment Loaner Program. Senior citizens may borrow loaner items, however the equipment or assistive device must be returned in good condition to the AAA when it is no longer needed. There is no charge for borrowing equipment. Although the availability changes frequently, the following types of items are often available for loan to senior citizens: walkers, crutches, bedside commode, wheelchairs, shower stool, shower chair, transfer benches, grabbers, sock dressing aides, walker tray or pouches, raised toilet seat, long handled shoe horn, raised handle utensils, electric lift chair, hospital bed (no mattress) and one, older model electric scooter. There is currently a supply of adult incontinence products (Depends or similar store brands) available in sizes medium and large. Older adults, age 60 or older, who may be interested in borrowing an item from the Equipment Loaner Program should call Kate at the Area Agency on Aging, 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Potter Tioga Maple Festival is underway
The 43rd Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival is being held today and Saturday in Coudersport. A pet parade starts tonight at 6:00 and activities resume tomorrow throughout the town.Activities get underway with a pancake breakfast at the Coudersport Consistory from 7:30 a to 3 p. The vendors and Kiddie Carnival open at 9 a, continuing through 7 p. Maple products displays and sales all day with the Sugar Shanty in operation until 6 p. The Maple Sweetheart is crowned at 2 p and the parade steps off at 3 p. Other activities include a car show across from the Consistory on E. Second St.; tours at the Historical Society (N. Main St.) 10 a to 3 p; chicken barbecue at the firehall beginning at 11 a; used book sale at the Coudersport Library (Park Avenue) and much more. More....

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