West Nile Virus Found in Greene County

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Mark A. Miller, who serves as the Environmental Health Specialist at the Greene County Health
Department stated this morning that a sample mosquito pool taken on July 16th
by the state. The sample tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The virus has been of great concern to heath officials, as the virus produces high fever, severe headaches,
stiff neck, muscle weakness or paralysis, nausea, vomiting, and confusion. Health officials say
that prevention is the best medicine. Prevention can come in at least two forms: (1.) preventing the
mosquitoes from reproducing, and (2.) preventing mosquito bites. “Here are some tips to give to the
citizens,” Miller said:

  • Apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothes and exposed skin;
  • Wear light colored clothing;
  • Avoid wet, highly vegetative areas where mosquitoes live; and,
  • Avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, dusk to dawn, when possible.

Some simple steps to prevent mosquitoes from breeding are as follows:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water on your property;
  • Repair failing septic systems;
  • Remove any containers that will hold water;
  • Clean your clogged gutters;
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed because tall vegetation is an excellent harborage area
  • for mosquitoes; and,
  • Keep swimming pools chlorinated and clean.

Miller said, “The basic rule is if water lasts more than four days mosquitoes can reproduce. Even a small
bucket can produce up to a 1,000 mosquitoes in just a few days.”

Not only can humans contract the virus, but Miller reminds local residents that it can also infect domestic
animals like horses. In fact, he said the West Nile is very serious and often fatal in horses. So, if not
already done, it is very important to contact your veterinarian to get your horse immunized.

The Greene County Health Department is located at 217 East Spring Street, Suite 1 in Bloomfield,
Indiana 47424. The office may be reached by phone at (812)384-4496.

2014 Linton Miner Football Schedule

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08/22 - 7:00 pm
08/29 - 7:00 pm
09/05 - 7:30 pm
09/12 - 7:00 pm
09/19 - 7:00 pm
09/26 - 7:00 pm
10/03 - 7:00 pm
10/10 - 8:00 pm
10/17 - 7:00 pm

Linton Music Festival will return in 2015 as music series

From the Linton Community Development Corporation:

The Linton Music Festival will not be held on Labor Day Weekend at Humphreys Park this year as it has since its beginning in 2005. The Linton Community Development Corporation, the local non-profit organization that oversees production of the festival, is currently reorganizing the event to return in 2015 as an ongoing music series to offer more music-related events throughout the year.

“The support from fans, local artists, and our sponsors has been tremendous ever since the first event kicked off 9 years ago”, said Jared Albright, festival founder and director. “We feel that a change in format for LMF is necessary. We see this not as an ending to the festival we know, but a new beginning. A music series will allow us to produce more events throughout the year and provide more opportunities for the local community to be exposed to the musical arts. We also hope that more frequent events will draw visitors to Linton on a consistent basis and provide a boost to our local economy.”

Fans can visit LintonMusicFest.com for updates later this year or follow Linton Music Fest on Facebook and Twitter.

Links:

LintonMusicFest.com
Facebook.com/LintonMusicFest
Twitter.com/LintonMusicFest

LCDC to host world-class blues artist at Shrine Club

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The Linton Community Development Corporation, a local non-profit organization, will host a steak dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 19th at the Greene County Shrine Club. The event will feature Hoosier blues artist the WT Feaster Band.

Led by Greene County native Travis Feaster, The WT Feaster Band performs outstanding, mind bending, diamond hard riffs which scream with an edgy intensity, creating a sound as heavy and raucous as Alvin Lee and as distinctive as Stevie Ray and Jimi Hendrix.

“A fiery blues rock guitarist and southern soul blues belter with original material and Texas/Chicago inspired blues, WT Feaster band is in the vanguard of the Mid west Rock/Blues scene.The boundless energy, telepathic musicianship and a flourish of six string ferocity is reminiscent of early Eric Clapton and Cream.”

Tickets are $30 each and dinner is included. Tables of 8 may be reserved in advance and less than 50 tickets are available as Monday, April 7th.

Proceeds from this event will benefit community projects organized by the LCDC. Current projects include the Linton Music FestivalThe Lintonian, Live Streaming of Miner Football, and future plans for a downtown redevelopment project are currently in the works. (Stay tuned for more information).

This event is for ages 21 and up.

Dinner Menu:

Ribeye Steak
Baked Potato
Salad
Dessert

Cash Bar Available

Click here to purchase tickets

About WT Feaster
So what’s Indianapolis guitarist WT (Travis) Feaster all about? Intense guitar playing, impassioned vocals – a rock blues hurricane!WT Feaster performs outstanding, mind bending, diamond hard riffs which scream with an edgy intensity, creating a sound as heavy and raucous as Alvin Lee and as distinctive as Stevie Ray and Jimi Hendrix.A fiery blues rock guitarist and southern soul blues belter with original material and Texas/Chicago inspired blues, WT Featser band is in the vanguard of the Mid west Rock/Blues scene.The boundless energy, telepathic musicianship and a flourish of six string ferocity is reminiscent of early Eric Clapton and Cream.

WT (Travis) Feaster made his name on the mid west “Young Guns of Blues Guitar” tour as well as being a leading light on the Chicago Blues Tour – a new take on an old concept – that took in eight clubs and ten bands.

His debut album the aptly titled ‘Long Overdue’ proved to be the perfect context for his impassioned fiery playing, while several high profile appearances in Europe including the Maryport Blues Festival cemented a growing reputation.

Influence by blues greats like Albert King, Bill Perry, Junior Wells, Alvin Lee, and rockers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, WT combines strong songwriting with impossible licks and a fiery sense of purpose that puts him near the top of the new generation rock and Blues scene.

More info about our featured artist visit http://www.wtfeasterband.com

August 2013 Health Department Inspection Results

We’ve got a new batch of health inspections in for August. Please enjoy:

Establishment Critical Non Critical Comments
Pizza Villa 2 0 0 Opening inspection
Yoho Grocery 0 0 No Violations
Rosie’s Diner 0 0 Opening inspection
The Spot 2 6 Certified Food Manager not on record, Raw eggs stored above ready to eat foods, Date and labeling, Foods stored directly on floor, Soap and Hand drying device not present at hand wash sink or bath room sink, Routine cleaning needed.
Worthington Country Market 0 0 No Violations
Freedom Country Store 0 0 No Violations
Smokers Host 0 1 Pop machine has build up around nozzles.
Dollar General (Worthington) 0 0 No Violations
Taco Bell 0 1 Hard to reach areas need cleaned.
China House 2 4 Ready to eat foods are not properly dated or labeled, Knife stored with food debris, Dry goods are not properly labeled, Thermometers are not properly located, Ice machine has build up of lime and moldy substance, Hot water was turned off to hand washing sink.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Greene County Health Department.

Settles named CFO of Greene County General Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is pleased to announce April Settles has been promoted to serve as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.

She’ll assume her new role June 1. Settles, a CPA, currently serves as CFO for Greene County General Hospital, LLC – who oversees the hospital’s physician group, Greene County Health. She assumed that role in October 2012. Continue reading