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A6 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 4, 2012 Back Page The Payne County Health Department announced today its seasonal influenza vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. Clinics are now underway with days and times as follows: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 11: 00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.; other days by appointment or special arrangement, please call for details. Flu vaccine will be available for anyone who wants to be protected from influenza. The shot is rec- ommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Persons at high risk of seri- ous complications from flu are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine, includ- ing pregnant women and people with asthma, diabe- tes, chronic heart and lung disease, or other chronic conditions. Parents and family members of' babies less than6 months of age and people who live with or care for:hnyone+at risk for complication from the flu ! nlu ftg care worke i ,::gl 0.utd a!s get the vaccine! i, "Flu can be a dangerous disease for people of all ages, even healthy children and adults," said Annette R placing hay with winter pasture requires action now As commodity prices analyze good soil samples fere with no-till planting," increase and the amount of hay available decreases, many agricultural produc- ers are concerned about feeding their cattle until spring of 2013. "Winter pasture, while expensive and traditionally used for stocker cattle, may fit a producer's cow man- agement system because of recent drought circum- stances," said David Annis, soils and crops consultant. "However, producers must make some important deci- sions before planting." First, producers must determine which winter forage is best suited for the pasture's soil texture. Wheat and cereal rye are the most commonly planted winter forages seen in Oklahoma and Texas said Annis. Wheat is better adapted to heavier soils and lasts longer in the spring, while cereal rye is to determine the soil's fer- tility and pH. Phosphorus and potassium should be applied prior to or near planting. Nitrogen applica- tion depends on when the forage is needed. "For fall forage production, produc- ers should apply nitrogen either at planting or soon after emergence," Annis said. "Nitrogen should be applied in late winter (Jan- Feb) for spring forage." The next step is to pre- pare the seedbed. Stand establishment is best in a weed-free, clean-tilled seedbed. However, this is the most expensive method and increases the possibil- ity of erosion. To prepare minimum-till seedbeds, suppress exist- ing vegetation by grazing, haying, mowing or treating with a herbicide, following by disking and planting. No-till seedbed preparation a better fit in sandy soils is similar to minimum-till and usually provides ear- but without the disking. lier grazing in the fall. Pro- "A word of warning: plant ducers must also determine residues or an abundance of how much winter forage to weeds can seriously inter- plant. "A general rule of thumb is to plant one acre of winter forage per 1,000 pound cow," Annis said. Farmers and ranchers should then collect and I! Annis said. Next, producers need to decide what method to use for planting. Two options for planting are drilling and broadcast seeding. Drill planting provides improved plant spacing, lower seeding rates, better seed to soil contact and proper seeding depth. Broadcast planting involves spreading the seed over the seedbed sur- face, then incorporating it into the soil with a disk, culti-packer or other light tillage equipment. The last step is to select a forage variety with enough available quality seed. Variety selection can be complicated by lack of seed availability depending on the year. "Try to find a variety that has produced well over several years in university trials in a location similar to the seedbed soil," Annis said. "Using a good qual- ity planting seed is just as important as using the right variety." Back )am Tag Sale Friday, October 5, 9am-6pm Saturday, October 6, 9am-4pm (Closed between 12-12:30 pm) From HWY 177 and 44th Street (South of Stillwater), go east 2 1/2 miles to south of Longview to the sale. *Watch for signs - NO EARLY SALES Antique furniture, glassware, Frankoma, Platzgraff, BOOKS, tools, lumber, desks, file cabinets, art glass, baskets, linens, tables, buffets, large glass display, salt and pepper collections, toys, antiques, collectibles, decor, Coke, +more. This is only a partial listing/ www.thetagladies.com 405.747.8798 / 405.612.2016 O'Connor, administra- tive director for the Payne County Health Department. "We encourage everyone in Payne County to protect themselves and their fami- lies by getting their annual flu shot." Public health officials stress that immunity from a flu vaccination received last year will not provide protection this year. Influ- enza vaccine formulation for this year includes two strains different from last year's flu vaccine, as well as the 2009 H1N1 pan- demic S~. InflUenza virus samples collected from around the world indicate these strains of influenza virus are the most likely to cause illness during the upcoming flU season. "Get- ting an annual flu shot is the most ,important step in protecting against the flu," said O'Connor. "Influenza vaccine is very safe and effective." Information required to be seen for flu vaccination is proof of ID, Medicaid/ Medicare card and proof of private insurance if appli- HARP Continued from Page A1 affidavit. She delivers newspa- pers, the boxes for which are located on Lost Creek Lane, the affidavit said. She said that the first indecent exposure occurred about four years earlier, the affidavit said. "The victim says that when delivering these boxes, she has to, after making delivery, drive on to the end of the road to a circle drive, then return back by the boxes -- and on delivery this cable. High-dose flu vaccine, The Payne County Health a Vaccine.wJth/four.2 es Department located at 1321 the antigen than tegu]' flu W. 7th, Stillwater, will be" vaccine, will be aya'fl ble providing flu vaccine using for,persons 65 der. the following fee schedule: "Immune systemsI are No charge for families less responsive aspeOple whose income is less than age. The high-dose vac- 185 percent of the federal poverty level. No out of pocket expense for adults 65 years of age and older. Medicare will be billed for those clients who receive Medicare benefits. No charge for children who have no health insur- ance, or are on SoonerCare or are Native American or Alaskan natives, or children whose insurance does not cover vaccines. Children and adults with health insurance that covers vaccines and those with incomes above 185 percent of the poverty level will be charged a fee of $25.00 for flu vaccine to cover the cost of the vaccine and the cost of administering the vaccine. The Payne County Health Department will accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment. cine should provide more protection, although it may come with a:slightly higher chance for typical side effects like sore arm, headache, and low fever," said O'Connor. In addition to getting a flu vaccination, persons 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions should ask their doctor if they should be vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia, if they have not already received a dose. Pneu- mococcal pneumonia is a common and potentially serious complication of the flu. Unlike the influenza vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine does not need to be given every year. For more information about the upcoming flu clinics at the Payne County Health Department, call (405) 372-8200. day, defendant exposed himself as the victim made the delivery, then again on returning back past the boxes. "The victim says this time her daughter was with her. Her daughter is an adult. "The second time (about a year ago), victim says she was alone, and on delivery defendant exposed his pri- vates in the same fashion by pulling his shorts up and twisting them. "The third time, victim says was on the 3rd day of May 2010, between 1:30 and 2 p.m.," while her 19-year-old grandson was with her, the affidavit said. "Defendant was in his older Orange pickup, which he pulled up out of the way, then got out exposing himself as he approached about four feet from the victim' s vehicle," the affidavit said. 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