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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Live Tree Disposal

Still wondering what to do with your live Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Once all the holiday decorations have been removed, trees can be dropped off at the Drake Field parking lot, located at south 22nd Street and Commercial street. This free service is offered to residents through Sunday, January 26. The trees will be removed and taken to be mulched. Please do not leave any artificial trees, holiday decorations, plastic bags or containers at the drop-off location. For more information, call 271-5514.
Hyde Park Splash Park

An update on the splash park project will be one of the topics discussed at the City Council Work Session scheduled for Monday, January 13. The current project timeline calls for final design to proceed during January and February with formal plan review to follow in March. During the work session, City Council will receive a more detailed overview of the project and discuss additional considerations for moving forward with the project ahead of schedule. The splash park at Hyde Park was one of the projects approved by voters for the current Capital Improvements Program (CIP) half-cent sales tax.
Preventing the Flu

Seasonal influenza activity is now widespread in the state of Missouri. “For those who haven’t already been vaccinated, it is important to know that it’s not too late,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. So, what steps can you take to help prevent you from getting the flu?

  • Get a yearly flu vaccination.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.
  • Stay home while you’re sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

People infected with flu may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to five to seven days after becoming sick. That means you may be able to spread the flu to someone else before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick. 
 
Symptoms of Influenza
  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may experience vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

The flu usually comes on suddenly. If you get sick, drink plenty of water and other clear liquids to prevent dehydration, get plenty of rest and treat symptoms such as fever with over-the-counter medicines. In addition, stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care. You should stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.

The Wonderful World of Winter Work

It’s that time of year again...winter! For the street maintenance division, however, it has been business as usual for the most part. Although the city has experienced three snow events... read more
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