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Be aware of ticks when enjoying the outdoors

by Sheryl Darling Mooney, RN, Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care Public Health Supervisor

It’s great to get out and enjoy the outdoors here in Allamakee and Clayton Counties, but remember to be vigilant about checking yourself and others with you for ticks. Examine your skin as best you can and use a hand held mirror if available. Fine-toothed combs can also be used in helping to check your scalp. “I’d Like to Check You for Ticks”, isn’t just the catchy title to a country song, but a good idea to have someone else check the areas you can’t easily see.

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Diabetes Support Group Meeting set for June 20 at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.

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Grief Support Group to meet at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The local Grief Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Tuesday, June 11 at 5 p.m. in the Meditation Healing Center, located just inside the main entrance of the hospital.

This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief.

Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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Jun

Birth announcement: Burroughs

Darnell Burroughs and Lauryn Fogt of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Kash Wayne Burroughs, born May 24, 2024 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 19 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a brother, JD Burroughs (4).

Grandparents are Al Fogt, Shelle Fogt, Jackie Willie and Brian Burroughs. Great-grandparents are Sandy Troendle, Dean and Sue Burroughs, and Richard Lessard.
 

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Jun

Word for Word 6/5/24

Rev. Grant VanderVelden
Rev. Grant VanderVelden

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after.
But wait, there’s more!
Up Jack got and home did trot as fast as he could caper; And went to bed to mend his head with vinegar and brown paper.
Jill came in and she did grin to see his paper plaster; Mother vexed did whip her next for causing Jack’s disaster.
Now Jack did laugh, and Jill did cry, but her tears did soon abate; Then Jill did say that they should play at see-saw cross the gate.

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Jun

What's Up at the USDA Office?

Upcoming Deadlines/Dates
May 15 - August 1: CRP Primary Nesting Season
May 31: Deadline to apply for a Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) for 2023 crops
June 19: Office Closed – Juneteenth
July 4: Office Closed – Independence Day
July 15: Acreage Reporting Deadline for FY24

2024 Crop Acreage Reporting
2024 acreage certification map packets have been sent to all operators in Allamakee County the last week of April. Be sure to look through your packets to verify all your operated farms were included.

Policy Updates for Acreage Reporting
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently made several policy updates for acreage reporting for cover crops, revising intended use, late-filed provisions, grazing allotments as well as updated the definitions of “idle” and “fallow.”

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Breakfast on the Farm scheduled for June 22

Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy and Agriculture Foundation in celebrating National Dairy Month with Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. - 12 Noon at Iowa’s Dairy Center, located just south of Calmar at 1527 Highway 150 South.

Enjoy a wholesome, dairy-rich breakfast of Dad’s Belgian Waffles served with real butter and whipped cream, sausage, ham, cheese, yogurt, milk and ice cream. In addition to breakfast, visitors will enjoy activities including guided tram tours of Iowa’s Dairy Center, petting zoo, inflatables, corn pools, and more.

Breakfast on the Farm will be held rain or shine. Parking is available on-site and donations are appreciated. This event is made possible by generous support from community sponsors.

For more information, visit www.iowadairycenter.com and follow along with the Breakfast on the Farm Facebook event.
 

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REMEMBERING: Area Memorial Day celebrations...

Pick up the Wednesday, June 5, 2024 print edition of The Standard or subscribe to our e-edition or print edition by clicking here.

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Honored for their service by the Waukon Patriot Quilters ...

Waukon Patriot Quilters distributed quilts to five veterans with local ties at the 2024 Memorial Day program held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon Monday, May 27. Pictured, left to right, in the photo at right are U.S. Air Force Col. Eric Haler, Dennis Luck, Theodore Criswell, Duane Dahlstrom and Heather Homewood. Submitted photo.

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Allamakee County Veterans Museum to host Normandy Invasion special exhibit ...

During the month of June, the Allamakee County Veterans Museum will display a special exhibit to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion of France in World War II. The Normandy Invasion was the Allied invasion of western Europe during World War II launched June 6, 1944, often referred to as D-Day, as depicted in the submitted images above and below.

The Allamakee County Veterans Museum at 105 Allamakee Street in Waukon will host summer open hours for tours Fridays from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. Special programs will be announced for some Saturday mornings, and previous programs will be repeated for visitors on request. The museum is also open by appointment for community groups, veterans organizations, and families not able to visit during regular hours. There is no admission or membership charge, and the facility is handicap accessible.
 

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