Stating affirmatively "We don't want any more deaths!" the JC Health Department has joined with local leaders, elected officials, and concerned citizens to convince residents to Mask Up.
The department reactivated its COVID-19 Task Force last week to address the issue of raising COVID infections here as well as an additional death from the virus. (See their statement at right.)
"We need to educate the public and get our message across that masks save lives," said Pam Petry, public health nurse.
"Our biggest concern is getting people to wear masks."
"We are all unified in working through this awful situation," remarked County Commissioner President Matt Sporleder.
As a first step, the Task Force has asked governmental bodies here to endorse a resolution supporting the wearing of these protective devices. Study after study have shown that wearing a mask does protect people from contracting the novel coronavirus.
The North Vernon City Council endorsed the wearing of masks unanimously at their Zoom meeting Monday night.
For the Jennings County Coordinating Council, the Season of Giving is all about food.In previous years, board member Bee Murphy worked hard to provide every Jennings County child-in-need a toy for Christmas. In 2019, Bee received enough donations from the community to give three toys each and stocking stuffers to 300 children.
The Jennings County High School has announced the inductees into this year's Hall of Fame."The JCHS Hall of Fame is a great honor not only for those who are inducted each year, but it is a humbling experience being able to read the impact those nominated have had in their lives," noted Hall of Fame chairperson and JCHS Principal Dustin Roller.
For fifth year JCHS head boys basketball coach Josh Land, winning a sectional title is the ultimate goal for the year. Although winning a sectional championship is the goal every year, this time the team is a legitimate contender to bring home their first sectional crown in more than 15 years. The Panthers are returning four of their five starters from the last year season who made it all the way to the final game of the sectional where they lost to Floyd Central.
Whatever your fancy, the pie sale before Thanksgiving was such a hit it may become an annual fundraiser for the non-profit. We hope!
Imagine being sentenced to serve seven years in prison because of your addiction to drugs and three years later you are three years sober and a Life Coach, helping others just like you rehabilitate by making the community a better place.