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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Lifeguards Wanted

With the school year coming to an end, are you looking for a summer job? Become a lifeguard with the city of St. Joseph. Training will be provided for free to all candidates who join the team. Some required skills, knowledge and abilities include:

-Skills in effective operation of the pool and swimmers
-Must be certified in first aid, CPR, AED and lifeguarding
-Must be at least 15 years of age

To learn more about the training or to apply, call 271-5519 or view the city's job opportunities.
Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Rescheduled

A variety of arts groups and area promoters utilize the Missouri Theater to provide entertainment for our area, and the civic facilities staff do their best to help facilitate these groups. Unfortunately, sometimes the show doesn't get to go on as scheduled. When one of the Big Bad VooDoo Daddy singers came down with the flu, the May 1 show had to be postponed. Fortunately, they are back on the road and the show has been rescheduled for August 1. Tickets purchased for the May show will be valid for the August show. For those interested in seeing this performance, tickets are still available. Please contact Performing Arts Association at 279-1225 to confirm your ticket or to purchase a ticket for this performance.
Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 is national Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them do not know they are infected. Hepatitis Testing Day is an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public who should be tested for viral hepatitis. There are four things you should know about viral hepatitis: 

  • Hepatitis A, B and C are all different diseases. Each type of hepatitis is caused by a different virus and spread in different ways. Hepatitis A does not cause a long-term infection, although it can make people very sick. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections and lead to serious health problems. 

  • Chronic hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer. Chronic hepatitis B and C can cause serious damage to the liver, including cirrhosis and even liver cancer. In fact, more than 60 percent of liver cancer cases are related to hepatitis B or C. 

  • Most people with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected. More than four million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis in the United States, but most do not know they are infected. Many people live with chronic hepatitis for decades without symptoms or feeling sick. 

  • Getting tested could save your life. Lifesaving treatments are available for chronic hepatitis B and new treatments are available that can cure hepatitis C. Still, getting tested is the only way to know if you are infected. Take CDC’s Hepatitis Risk Assessment to see if you should be tested for viral hepatitis. 
The Background of the Bio-Soilds Dryer

The production of bio-solids is common to all waste treatment systems and is comprised of the organic matter recycled from the treatment process. The principal methods of disposal are incineration, land application, landfill or driers as each method has its pros and cons. As much as... read more
Mustangs Back on the Diamond

Baseball is back in full swing for the St. Joseph Mustangs as next Wednesday, May 29, is opening night at Phil Welch Stadium. The team will be taking on the Midwest A's for their home opener. The gates open at 5:30pm with the first pitch set for 7pm. For more information or to view the season schedule, visit stjoemustangs.com.
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