KWSO News for 10/7/19

Flu Season has arrived and here to help combat the illness is Warm Springs Community Health. Because Flu activity often begins to increase in October and November it is recommended to get your flu shot as early as possible to help protect you and your family during the unpredictable flu season. Warm Springs Community Health is offering the flu vaccinations October 8th at the Sr Center from 10am-1pm, next at the open house at the WS K8 Academy on the 9th from 5-7:30pm, At ECE during pickup on October 17th from 3pm-5:30pm, on the 18th at the WS Museum from 11am-2pm and at the Comp & Benefits Fair on November 5th and 6th. Keep in mind that even though you may not get the flu, you can still be a carrier of the flu and give it to others. Your Flu vaccine protects me. My Flu Vaccine protects you.


A plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the city of Bend by changing commuting habits and energy sources, and creating incentives to encourage eco-friendly construction, could be considered by The Bend City Council as early as December. The Bend Bulletin reports if implemented, the plan could reduce fossil fuel consumption by 49% within a decade. Cassie Lacy, senior management analyst for the city of Bend, provided the information to the Go Clean Energy Conference on Thursday. As cities around the globe seek ways to become carbon neutral by the middle of this century, and climate activists push governments to reduce fossil fuel consumption, the city of Bend is looking to revamp its rules on promoting renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions. Lacy says Bend’s City Council will review the strategies in November and possibly vote on them by December.


Locally, the Madras White Buffaloes football traveled to Yamhill-Carlton on Friday to take on the undefeated Tigers.  Looking for the tough road victory, the Buffs fell short, dropping the game 27-7. Next up for the Buffs, the Cavaliers of Blanchet Catholic will come in to town Friday as both teams are trying to get back on the winning Road. On the Prep schedule today, Madras Volleyball will host Estacada today with the JV match at 4pm and Varsity playing at 6pm.