NEWS SCAN: H5N1 in Indonesia, Thai vaccine grant, flu vaccine for tourists, Hib deaths, call for action on TB

first_imgApr 2, 2009Indonesian toddler dies of H5N1 infectionA 2-year-old boy from Indonesia’s Riau province died last week of an H5N1 infection, the Jakarta Post reported today. An official from Arifin Ahmad hospital in the provincial capital, where the boy was treated, told the Post that the boy reportedly had contact with dead birds before he got sick. Health officials were identifying family members and others who had contact with the boy and would monitor them for 21 days, the report said. If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the case, it will raise Indonesia’s H5N1 case count to 146, with 120 deaths.[Apr 2 Jakarta Post story]Thailand gets WHO grant to help produce flu vaccinesThailand yesterday received approval for a $2 million grant from the WHO to produce a seasonal influenza vaccine and develop the capacity to make its own pandemic vaccine, The Nation, a Thai newspaper, reported today. Thailand is one of six countries that are receiving WHO support to produce influenza vaccines. Last year the country used a $2 million WHO grant to make a vaccine prototype that is in the safety-testing phase of a clinical trial.[Apr 2 The Nation story]’Tis season for flu vaccine if traveling to southern hemisphereTo prevent influenza in those traveling Down Under or elsewhere south of the equator, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that they receive flu vaccine before traveling to the southern hemisphere during its flu season, which is April through September. The CDC, in tomorrow’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), also recommends vaccination for those traveling to the tropics at any time of year and for people touring between April and September with a group that includes anyone from the southern hemisphere. The make-up of the flu vaccine often differs between northern and southern hemispheres, but this year it is the same.[Apr 3 MMWR report]Hib vaccine shortage leads to deaths in Pennsylvania, New JerseyTwo unvaccinated children in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey have died from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and at least four other southeastern Pennsylvania youth have become infected after a Hib vaccine shortage, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported yesterday. A third Pennsylvania death is also likely linked to the disease, the story said. Some of the cases were in families who declined the vaccine for religious reasons, but officials said outbreaks of the disease in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have probably been due to vaccine shortages that developed after Merck in December 2007 withdrew 1.2 million doses of its vaccine because of possible contamination. Before vaccines were licensed for children in 1987, Hib infected 20,000 US children under 5 each year, killing 1,000. Hib, a bacterium, is not related to influenza, which is transmitted by a virus, but is so named because it was once thought to cause the flu.[Apr 1 Philadelphia Inquirer story]Hard-hit countries call for action against drug-resistant TBHealth ministers from 27 countries with the greatest burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) yesterday joined with WHO officials and others to issue a call for action against the global TB epidemic, according to a WHO statement today. At a meeting in Beijing, the officials issued a statement that all countries should work to provide universal access to diagnosis and treatment for multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB by 2015 and to remove financial barriers to TB care, among several other goals. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said preventing and managing drug-resistant TB is a global health imperative and cannot be achieved by national governments individually. Participants in the meeting also vowed to help find the estimated $15 billion needed for the TB battle over the next 6 years.[Apr 2 WHO statement]last_img read more

Updated 2016 Kansas Wheat Festival Schedule…

first_imgUpdated 2016 Kansas Wheat Festival Schedule:July 6 – 10, 2016 - *Schedule is subject to change*On-going Exhibits and Attractions:Ottaway Carnival – Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex Parking Lot, 320 North Jefferson, $25.00 wristband special every night.  Carnival opens at 6 p.m. For the new ride FREAK OUT you must have an additional ticket for $3.50 each. Security State Bank Kansas Wheat (Festival) Penny Search - SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50!Harvest Photo Display– Display at Edit Boutique, 108 S. Washington-  during store hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. (Sponsored by Kansas Wheat & Susan’s Portrait Designs).Downtown Art Exhibit– 104 N Washington Ave. Open Thursday & Friday 5-7pm, Saturday, 10am-7pm, Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).Kansas Wheat Festival – Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 S. Washington Ave. (Sponsored by Renn & Company).Chisholm Trail Museum– 502 North Washington, Open 1-5pm, Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.Panhandle Railroad Museum– 425 East Harvey – Open 10 a.m. -4 p.m.Tuesday – Saturday.  Free Admission. Donations accepted.Food Vendors – 7th Street, east and west of Washington each day – open Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. *Saturday Food Vendors at Arts & Craft Show in Seller’s Park from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.- Baby and Toddler Contest – Pre-registration required. Theme: I am SUPER! (Sponsored by Wellington Health and Rehab).5 p.m.- 7 p.m. – The Downtown Art Exhibit and Festival Kick-Off Reception– Chamber members and sponsors are invited to this exclusive preview of Kansas artwork and the 116th Kansas Wheat Festival. Invitation only. 104 N. Washington Ave. (Sponsored by TECT Aerospace and the Wellington Community Arts Network).WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016 – 8 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival – Baker’s Bonanza –Pre-registration is required; entry forms available at the Chamber. (Sponsored by Rivercross Hospice, Golden Living Center, Sumner County Farm Bureau, The River) 9:30 a.m. – Wellington Library Edible Book Contest – Bring your favorite book to life. (Wellington Public Library – 100th Anniversary).10:30 a.m.- Sumner County History Trivia Contest- Senior Center, FREE and open to the public Sumner Heritage Alliance (Sponsored by Gentiva Hospice & Home Health).11:00 a.m.- Entertainment and lunch at the Senior Center – Entertainment by Jim Bales and Skeet Sirmons. Lunch reservations required by calling (620) 326-3942 by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8th. Cost is $3.00 for ages 60+, under 60 is $4.75.Noon – Bakers Bonanza Bake Sale – Senior Center 308 S Washington Ave.5 p.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).6 p.m. – Picnic in the Park– Sellers Park, 601 E. Harvey (Sponsored by Oak Tree Inn, City of Wellington, Sumner County Leadership Initiative).6 p.m. – Health Fair Providing free health testing and more! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center).6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides– Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Lonnie Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival – $23 Wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – City of Wellington – Fundraiser Meal. 6 p.m. – Kansas Coin Dig- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce).6 p.m. – Horseshoe Tournament- Sellers Park, Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com. (Sponsored by The Dore Bar & Grill & Colby Zeka Insurance Agency).         6 p.m. –  Kid’s Games and Cool Crafts-Sellers Park, Join the WRC for a Fun Fest and Spin Art during the Picnic in the Park. (Provided by the Wellington Recreation Commission).6 p.m. – Free Snow Cones –Sellers Park. (Provided by Impact Bank).6 p.m. – Church Ignited Entertainment for ALL ages- Mobile Game Den, Archery Tag, Dunk Tank & Inflatable Bounce House! Totally Free!! Fun for the whole family.6 p.m. – Announcement of 2016 Wheat King- Heritage Park, (Sponsored by Renn & Co.).6:30 p.m. – Harvest Prince & Princess Coronation- (Sponsored by Family Hair Parlor).7 p.m. – Variety Show– Sellers Park, Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com (Sponsored by Michelle’s Encore Dance Studio & Wedgewood Apartments)7:05 p.m. –  Wellington Heat Baseball – Picnic in the Park, Countryside T-Shirt Giveaway to the kids. (Hosted by Wellington Heat, Sponsored by Countryside Motors).8 p.m. – Mayor Cookie Jar Contest – Public voting for best cookie and best jar and winners recognized. (City of Wellington).THURSDAY, JULY 7, 201610 a.m. – Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop.10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  NDGA Glass Museum Open House– 117 S. Washington.11:00 a.m. – Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited) .1 p.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18-year-old tournament.4 p.m. – CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington Ave. Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best – Lyndal Nelson.4 – 7 p.m. – Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).5 p.m. – Nursery Rhyme Relays – Bring your kids to the library for thrilling races, games and fun library themed activities. No registration required. Ages 2-12. (Wellington Public Library).5 – 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium facing Washington Ave. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station. 6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides– Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News).6:30 p.m. – Bed Races– Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center).7 p.m. – Wellington Lions/Rotary Tricycle Race – First Grade Division, Women’s Division 14 & under, Women’s Division, Sellers Park, Wellington Noon Lion’s Club and the Wellington Rotary Club. Entry Form (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts Inc.).7:30 p.m. – WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, Drivers License ID required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m.8 p.m. – Street Dance – Mark Bowling and Carter Green Opening for Little Texas9 p.m. – Little Texas Main Stage on Washington Ave. In front of Memorial Auditorium facing South. VIP Seats available $20 a ticket upgrade. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)FRIDAY, JULY 8, 20169 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9:30 a.m. – Sidewalk Chalking- This is one time you are encouraged to draw on the sidewalks! Pre-registration is required.  Entry forms available at the Chamber.  (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church)11 a.m. – Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).11:30 a.m. – Impact Bank Agriculture and Energy Lunch– Wellington High School. Meal done by 1:30 p.m. (Sponsored by Impact Bank).10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Larry Steckline KWLS Ag and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival-  Wellington High School (Sponsored by KWLS Radio and Sumner County Commissioners).1:30 p.m. – Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 North Plum, Pre-registration is required. (Limit of 10 teams), Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com (Sponsored by Brookdale of Wellington).4 – 7 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).5 p.m. – Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out.5 p.m.- 7 p.m. - Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).5 to 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival– $23.00 wristband special from 6 to 10 p.m.6 p.m. – Third Annual Donut Eating Contest- 100 block of South Washington, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Daylight Donut Shop).7 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest– Memorial Auditorium, entry forms will be printed in the Notiflyer. (Sponsored by Kansas Gas Service).7 p.m. – Tot Trot Fun event for kids to race! Ages 5 – 12 (Sponsored by Wellington PTA).7 p.m. – CornerBank Ice Cream Social– Free, Corner Bank parking lot, 119 South Washington.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $.7:30 p.m. –  WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, Drivers License ID required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m.8:00 p.m. – Wheat Festival Parade – Theme: From Wheat To Wings. Downtown Wellington, Registration forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com. (Sponsored by GKN Aerospace)**Route turns West at Harvey and Washington Street**After Parade: Cow Patty Bingo (Fund Raiser for WHS FFA) – Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot.9 p.m. – Street Dance featuring – The Mudbugs- Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South (Sponsored by BNSF Railway).SATURDAY, JULY 9, 20167 a.m. – VFW Rise & Shine Breakfast- 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old.  All you can eat buffet.7:30 a.m. – SSB Wheat Run – 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30am) 1 mile (starts at 8:30am), Security State Bank Parking Lot (101 N Washington Ave), registration forms at and the Chamber. (Presented by Security State Bank).9 a.m.- 3 p.m.- Larry Steckline KWLS Ag & Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Wellington High School (Inside and Outside). (Sponsored by KWLS Radio).8 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).8 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Dog wash- Wellington Humane Society and Junior Humane Society is hosting a dog wash, located behind Panhandle Railroad Museum during the Wheat Festival Crafts/Fair and Car show includes bath, towel dry and nails. $ to benefit cause.8 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park. Food and concessions will be available in park.8 a.m.- 2 p.m. – 33rd Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show– Sellers Park. (Presented by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine).8 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Antique Tractor and Stationary Engine Display– Wellington High School parking lot.9 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Sellers Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. – 40th Annual Slowpitch Softball Tournament- Rock Island Fields, Pre-registration is required, Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.9 a.m. – Dog Wash – Sellers Park (Presented by Wellington Humane Society Serving Sumner County).9 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. Activities for children, agricultural education, etc. (Sponsored by Triumph Accessory Services, Strickland Towing, KanOkla Networks).10 a.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).10:00 a.m. – Church Ignited Inflatables and Wellington’s Largest Slip and Slide for Kids-Sellers Park, Bring a swim suit or clothes that can get wet! FREE.10 a.m.-  D&L Train Rides– Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).10 a.m. –3 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).11:00 a.m. – Buffalo Burgers at the VFW– 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort! $ Cost.Noon – Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull– Sellers Park, Registration at 11am, Pull starts at Noon. (Sponsored by KLEY-KWME, Eagle Exteriors, Automart).12:30 p.m. – The Boys of the Fort – County/Gospel Quartet. Wellington High School Commons Room. Played with Mel Tillis, TG Sheppard, Jimmy Fortune of the Sattler Brothers. (Sponsored by KWLS Radio).2 p.m. – Ping Pong Tournament Wellington Recreation Commission. Use South Entrance. (Sponsored by Sumner County Young Professionals).2 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $3 p.m. – Gospel Sing – First Baptist Church. Refreshments provided after performance. Choir groups register in advance. 201 W. Lincoln Ave. Event goes till 5:30 p.m. (Hosted by Hillside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church).4 p.m. – Sumner County Farm Bureau – Candidate Forum Anyone running from public office is invited. Each candidate gets 5 minutes. Event is about 2 hours long. Raymond Frye 320 N Jefferson Ave; Wellington, Kansas 67152 (Sponsored by Sumner County Farm Bureau)5 – 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival– $23.00 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.6 p.m.  – Esteemed Townsfolk Spelling Bee – Come out to the first ever spelling bee hosted in honor of the Wellington Public Library’s 100th birthday and watch famous local citizens compete to see who is the best speller in town! For a small donation of $5 you can choose a word and contestant to spell the word! (Wellington Public Library).7 p.m. – Food Bank – Gun Raffle Auctioneering by Theurer Auction & Realty. All proceeds go to the Wellington Food Bank.7 p.m. – Cruising Down Main street, Anyone is welcome to cruise in your vehicle from Washington & 3rd Street. Benefit Cruise. There will be a $5 donation fee used for the 50/50 raffle. Half will benefit the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. Goes till 9 p.m.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $9 p.m. – Street Dance: Across the Pond – Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Must wear Official Festival Button (Sponsored by Impact Bank)SUNDAY, JULY 10, 20167:30 a.m. – Knights of Columbus Breakfast- 201 East Harvey. $9 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. – Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament- McKinley Park. (Sponsored by Security First Title)10 a.m. – 40th Annual Softball Tournament (If there are enough teams to keep playing)– Rock Island fields.1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).2 p.m.  – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim– Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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