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April 14, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

County engineer releases work schedule

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for next week for the highway department.

Ditching - Ross Ridge-Alikanna Road (county Road 43); Bergholz-New Somerset Road (county Road 53) and Mount Pleasant-Adena Road (county Road 6.

Culvert replacement - Ross Ridge-Alikanna Road (county Road 43).

Road closings will be announced.

Fundraiser dinner at Jewett VFD

JEWETT - A baked steak and baked chicken dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.

The meal will include vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

New vaccinations offered at clinic

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Health Department will be administering new vaccinations required of incoming seventh graders and high school seniors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Brooke High School.

Since last year state health and school officials have required that seventh graders receive a booster dose of the DTaP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis and a dose of MCV4 meningitis vaccine.

Incoming seniors must show proof of a single dose of Tdap and a booster dose of MCV4 if the first dose was given before the child's 16th birthday.

Parents and guardians should first contact their child's doctor to ensure their children's vaccinations are up to date and the additional doses aren't available through their doctor. Those planning to bring their children should make appointments, to ensure they bring the proper documentation, by calling (304) 737-3665.

The clinics are aimed at youth who are uninsured but the vaccines will be available to those with insurance but not able to obtain them through their doctors, for a fee.

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