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Norovirus illness is often called the “stomach flu” but is not related to the flu, which is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. Click on the link to learn more about what Norovirus is; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey_OV_-pBeo

This short video explains what norovirus is, how it is spread, groups that are at high risk for severe disease and how you can protect yourself and loved one...
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Spring Primary - February 20, 2018 for Justice of the Supreme Court, Oconto County Board Supervisor District #27, Peshtigo and Pulaski School District. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. To view your ballot go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us

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The 2018 Spring Primary is on Tuesday, February 20th. Use the following link to see where to vote and what’s on your ballot.

https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

JOB POSTING: Economic Support Specialist

Oconto County Department of Health & Human Services has an exciting employment opportunity and a chance to make a difference; all while preserving a strong work-life balance. Our Economic Support Division is looking for a self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team! Minimum requirements are a high school diploma with knowledge and/or previous experience working with economic assistance programs preferre...d.

This position determines eligibility for Economic Support programs including Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, Food Share and Child Care. Duties include but are not limited to interviewing consumers, collecting data, and computing budgets; recording and documenting information; and accessing, preparing and inputting all data into a statewide computer processing system.

This position is full-time with a wage range currently of $17.98-$23.11 per hour and an excellent fringe benefit package. Finalists will be required to undergo a detailed background check.

A full job description is available on the county website. Interested candidates must apply on-line at www.co.oconto.wi.us and include a cover letter, resume and references.

Application deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Oconto County is an EEO/AA Employer

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Planning a grocery store trip this weekend? Pump up your heart health by choosing foods that are low in sodium (salt): http://1.usa.gov/y0uXTq

Share these shopping tips to help people keep sodium in mind when they go food shopping.
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It’s American Heart Month! Find out what you can do today to lower your risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S: http://1.usa.gov/13d8oBq

Share these steps to help people lower their risk of heart disease and heart attack.
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The Importance of Baby Teeth
ALSO REMEMBER: Wean from bottle by 12 to 14 months.

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Did you know bacteria causes tooth decay, and that babies can catch bacteria from you? See why it's important to take care of your baby's teeth and gums. For...
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Choose drinks that will help keep your child healthy. Many drinks have natural or added sugar. Children who are often given sugary drinks are more likely to have tooth decay (cavities). For more information about a healthy smile for your baby, visit: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/baby-teeth

A child's primary teeth, sometimes called "baby teeth," are as important as the permanent adult teeth. Learn how to care for your baby's teeth, teething and more.
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The frigid weather can make it tempting to stay indoors - but then your family will miss out on all the magical outdoor fun you can have this season! Here is a list from AFL (Active for Life) of some favorite activities to help you get the most out of winter.
Here are a few indoor activities for super cold days as well: obstacle courses, hopscotch, exercises like jumping jacks, and Simon says.
http://activeforlife.com/winter-bucket-list-just-for-you/
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January 31, 2018 - Sand Lake Conservation Camp Scholarship

Sand Lake Conservation Camp June 20-22, 2018

Sand Lake Conservation Camp covers a wide variety of information and hands on experience in wildlife habitat, water quality, fisheries, invasive species, forestry, orienteering, and canoeing. Natural Resource and education professionals teach the programs, serve as counselors and give the campers an inside look at different careers available in natural resources and the e...nvironment.

Who can attend? For interested Wisconsin and Michigan U.P students who will be attending grades 6th-8th this fall. It provides positive outdoor experiences, helps foster an appreciation for nature, and introduces a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Topics include wildlife ecology, water quality, fisheries, forestry, and outdoor skills.

Where is it? Camp Bird Youth Camp near Crivitz, WI in Marinette County

How much is it?
$100 fee until May 18; after May 18 is $150. Cut-off date is June 1 and space is limited; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Cut-off date is June 1 and space is limited.
For more information, call 715-732-7784 or visit: https://www.marinettecounty.com/departm…/page_7b805ec52d85/…

* There are 3 scholarships available through the Oconto County Land Conservation Division to enter to win the scholarships; we are asking that your child writes a 100-200 word essay entitled "Why I want to Participate in Conservation Camp" The essay can be mailed or dropped off at the Oconto County Land Conservation Division or you can contact us to have the essays picked up. All essay's most be in by April 20th, 2018.

Registration Forms are available, if you would like to be sent registration information or for any other information please contact:

Rachel Wilcox - Program Assistant
Phone: 920-834-7155
Rachel.wilcox@co.oconto.wi.us

Address:
410 1/2 E. Main Street
Lena, WI 54139

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Oconto County WIC not only serves Oconto (920-834-7072) but also travels to Mountain and Oconto Falls (920-373-1285) every month.

For more information about WIC and how to apply, follow these links:
https://www.co.oconto.wi.us/departments/…
https://www.co.oconto.wi.us/departments/faq/…...
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/non-discrimination.htm

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The only way to know your home’s radon level is to test it. Testing is easy, affordable and only takes a few minutes. High radon levels in a home can be fixed too. Oconto County Public Health sells test kits for $7 if picked up, or $10 to have it mailed to you. Call 920-834-7000 to buy your kit today!

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January is National Radon Action Month! Radon is a cancer-causing gas that you can’t see, smell, taste or touch. Testing your home is easy and affordable! We are exposed to radon the most in our homes since that is where we spend most of our times. The age or size of your home doesn’t matter, any home can have high radon levels! Call Oconto County Public Health at 920-834-7000 to purchase a low cost test kit.

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JOB POSTING:

CHILDREN’S SERVICES SUPERVISOR

Oconto County Department of Health & Human Services has an opportunity for an individual seeking a supervisor position in the area of Children’s Services. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited college or university and experience in the delivery of Children’s Services through a county agency. A Master's Degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited colleg...e or university, with three to five years of progressively responsible experience in administration or supervision is preferred.

This position is primarily responsible for the day to day supervision of full-time professional and para-professional staff in the areas of Child Protective Services and Juvenile Justice. After hours availability is also required.

Wage range is currently $56,959 to $73,242 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Finalists will be required to undergo a detailed background check.

A full job description is available on website. Interested candidates must apply on-line at www.co.oconto.wi.us and include a cover letter, resume and references. Application deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

OCONTO COUNTY IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

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Changing the population’s perceptions of people living with dementia is key to improving our ability to connect and communicate with them. Behavior can sometimes replace lost language, consider what they might be trying to communicate to you.

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What is Dementia?
It is a general term used to define a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect your daily tasks. Dementia is an umbrella terms to describe many different types of conditions.

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