On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 00:18:48 GMT, [email protected] (Keith Henson) wrote:
>A clipping service sent me this, but too late to get the actual
>content. Anyone have it?
>HEALTH Fair to start Saturday
>Mcalester News Capital - Mcalester,OK,USA
>... can. € 10:30 am - A program by Narconon on drug education and
>presented by Drug Education Specialist Peg Bunda. € 11 ...
That is a bogus link. This appears to be the real story, though.
Health Fair to start Saturday By JAMES BEATY, senior editor
Misty Hall, who works at the Oaks Rehabilitative Services in McAlester, has a special pair of goggles that she hopes will help people see how dangerous it is to drive while intoxicated.
"They look like a pair of regular goggles," said Hall. However, these goggles are designed to impair the person who is wearing them - much like alcohol can.
The special program offered by the Oaks is once of just many activities set for the annual free Pittsburg County Health Fair. It will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Southeast Expo Center at the Pittsburg County Fairgrounds.
The program is designed to give people in the McAlester area a chance to find out more about something very vital - their health.
They also have a chance to find out more about prevention and safety practices that could help determine their good health in the future.
Twenty-six booths are already confirmed to be set up at the health fair, with several more expected to be added soon.
"We're hoping to bring out the community and members of the county to see what's available with health services in our area," said Susan Williams of the McAlester Regional Health Center.
Those putting on the event are hoping people of all ages participate, including children.
The Pittsburg County Health Department is hosting an immunization clinic for children. Most childhood vaccines are to be available, with the exception of chicken pox.
Parents will need to bring the children's immunization records with them, so nurses can make sure they are getting the appropriate vaccinations.
"We'll have blood pressure checks available," Williams said.
Cholesterol screenings will be provided by the hospital's laboratory services.
Something new is being offered this year: Several presentations on health-related issues will be offered on Saturday morning.
The times and programs include
€ 8:30 a.m. - The Importance of Immunizations, presented by Sonja Haynie of the Pittsburg County Health Department.
€ 9:30 a.m. - D.W. Eyes, a program on driving while intoxicated. The program is to be offered through the Oaks and utilizes the special glasses that impairs vision the way intoxication can.
€ 10:30 a.m. - A program by Narconon on drug education and prevention, presented by Drug Education Specialist Peg Bunda.
€ 11:30 a.m. - Car Seat Safety, presented by Dr. Susan Averitt, a McAlester pediatrician. The program includes a segment on selecting the proper car seat for the size and weight of the child.
The event is sponsored by the McAlester hospital and the McAlester Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.