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1/15/2014

Musical programs planned

Musical programs planned

Musical programs Tuesday, Friday

Two musical programs are scheduled at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St.

"The Classic 3 (Piano Man)" will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and "The Roadrunners" will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

Poster exhibit closes soon

The American war poster exhibit will be on display through Sunday at Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma.

The exhibit explores how artists, publishers and government agencies employed patriotic rhetoric and familiar imagery to motivate patriotic behaviors and stimulate the wartime economy.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Jennings files for re-election

State Rep. Russ Jennings, R-Lakin, filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives 122nd District at the Secretary of State's office in Topeka on Monday.

The filing deadline for the August 2014 primary election is noon on June 2. Jennings' intent is to decide about re-election filings in January of election years. He believes it's important for people in the district to know an incumbent's plans, so those considering running have plenty of time to evaluate options before the filing deadline.

"It is a pleasure and honor to serve the people of the 122nd district, and I wish to continue service for another two-year term," Jennings said.

The 122nd House District includes, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, rural Finney and the northern third of Haskell County. Prior to his service in the Kansas House, Jennings served as Commissioner of Juvenile Justice for Kansas, Director of the Southwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center and as District Magistrate Judge in the 25th Judicial District.

Health Department promoting flu vaccine

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated due to the prevalence of influenza.

Influenza or pneumonia has directly caused or contributed to 510 deaths reported in Kansas during the current influenza season since Sept. 1, 2013, and among those, three deaths were directly because of the flu.

Symptoms of the flu include: fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough and muscle aches. Complications can include pneumonia, ear and sinus infections and dehydration. The flu might also worsen other chronic conditions.

To get your flu vaccine, please contact your health care provider or the local health department.

Preservation Alliance meets Jan. 22

The Finney County Preservation Alliance will have its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Downtown Vision office, 413 N. Main St.

Election of officers will take place along with a review of 2013.

Alliance members and the general public are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Don Harness at 275-4340.

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