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Agencies team up for ‘Baby & Me Tobacco Free’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health is proud to announce it will now offer the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program, in partnership with the Ripley County Health Department and Stayin’ Alive of Franklin County.Studies show nearly 12 to 20 percent of pregnant women smoke, putting both themselves and their baby at risk. The poisons found in cigarettes can not only keep the baby from getting the proper supply of nutrients and oxygen, but can also lead to low birth weight, premature birth, or even death.Pregnant women who enroll in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program receive counseling support and resources to help them quit smoking. Upon successfully quitting and staying tobacco free, enrolled participants are eligible for free diapers or wipes during the prenatal period and up to 12 months following the birth of their baby. This program employs cessation methods and guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its effectiveness has been documented through research.Women who take part in the program are asked to pledge the following:Participate in the four prenatal quit smoking sessions.Quit smoking and stay tobacco free during pregnancy.Take a monthly breath test to show she is tobacco free.Stay smoke free after baby is born to receive a monthly voucher for free diapers or wipes for up to 12 months.“Margaret Mary is committed to doing our part in lowering infant mortality rates,” says Debbie Gloyd, MMH Obstetrics Department Manager. “By offering the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program, we hope to decrease instances of premature birth, low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).”Margaret Mary’s Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program is proud to support women from the following counties: Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Fayette and Rush.To learn more, or to enroll, call Debbie Gloyd at 812.933.5275.last_img read more

Ambassadors discuss US-China relations, Hong Kong protests

first_imgTensions were high in the Annenberg School for Communication auditorium as Clayton Dube of USC’s U.S.-China Institute sat down with Ambassador Jeffrey Bader and Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles Zhang Ping for a discussion on United States-China relations Tuesday.  The discussion was held just hours after the U.S. Senate approved the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, legislation dedicated to supporting protesters in Hong Kong fighting for democracy.  Bader, the founding director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, outlined what he believes has changed between China and the U.S. over the last few decades, criticizing the current state of the trajectory of the country’s economic reform.  “Since 1978 when Deng Xiaoping presided over the … Chinese Communist Party, China has been committed to restructuring its economy away from the Maoist, state-centered model towards a market-driven model,” Bader said. “There was, for some period after that, sort of a drift in economic restructuring and reform in China under subsequent leadership. In the last five or six years, it’s the consensus of most Western observers that there has been backsliding. The drive towards economic restructuring and reform and market-based change has been substituted for by an emphasis on civility and party control.” Some students in the audience scoffed at Zhang’s response. Some got up and left the auditorium. Of the students who stayed were seniors Shichen Liu and Siyi Zhang, two public policy graduate students from China. They both criticized Zhang’s tendency to be out of touch with the people of China.  “The pressure on China is very much, I’ll say influenced by the Western media reports on China, which in most cases we think is pretty biased, or intentionally biased,” Zhang said. “I think they try to portray it as an issue of human rights. That kind of media influence has played a role in the perception of China. That’s why I think we need to present China in a very objective way.”  “China is a very big country. As we said, it’s pretty easy when you start reform because there are lots of things that can be changed easily,” Zhang said. “After certain years, what’s left? what we called hard blows, which are difficult because that kind of reform needs to be studied carefully in order to minimize the negative impact on the people … I don’t think the reform process has been slowed down.”  Zhang, the former Chinese ambassador to Fiji, opened the conversation with a statement on China’s development since the beginning of U.S.-China relations in the 1970s. Zhang said China is “going through profound changes unseen in a century,” in reference to the recent technological boom as well as the protests happening in Hong Kong.  “China-U.S. relations are also going through some profound changes,” Zhang said. “Some people perceived [China’s development] as a threat to the U.S. supremacy, so they are trying to depict China as a major adversary.”  “[He] has a tendency to… represent the officials,” Liu said. “He said a lot of official words and didn’t say a lot from his own perspective. He was there to represent the government.”  “We want to hear something different from the Chinese side, like not what the Chinese media will say,” Zhang said. “Maybe something from his own interpretation and experience.” In a later response to both Bader and the moderator, Zhang rebutted claims that economic reform in China has halted. As the hour wound down with a discussion on trade and economic ties between the two countries, the unease in the room did not. Dube discussed the state of human rights in China, directly referencing the government’s detention centers in Shanghai, prompting Zhang to criticize American coverage of Chinese affairs.last_img read more

Security State Bank has immediate opening for part-time Drive Thru teller

first_imgSecurity State Bank has an immediate opening for a part time teller for our Drive Thru. Roughly 30 hours a week. Cash handling experience preferred!  Please send resume to Lindsey Daugherty at [email protected] or apply at Security State Bank 101 North Washington Wellington, Kansas 67152. EOElast_img

Bong Loses a Son

first_imgSeveral family members rushed to the residence of Mr. Jusu Bono Momo last Sunday morning when the shocking news of his death reached them.The late Jusu Bono Momo was 58.Mr. Momo was the head mortician and proprietor of the Borough Funeral Service located in New Kru Town, Monrovia.According to family sources, Mr. Momo died last Saturday June 18 at 10:00 p.m. as a result of heart failure. He was born on October 25, 1958 in Bong County. The family source said Mr. Momo had complained of severe burning in his chest and stomach right after he finished his dinner at the residence of an unidentified host in Margibi County where he had gone to visit. When he returned to Monrovia, the family source said Momo’s condition worsened and he was taken to SOS Clinic in Congo Town where he underwent intensive examination and was treated for a week, with little success. He was also taken to Salala for an alternative solution, but in less than two weeks news came that he was dead.Mr. Momo was trained and worked with the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home for over sixteen years until 2006 when he branched off on his own. He was a member of the Alfa Old Timers Sports Association of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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