Health

Use Caution Driving During the Thanksgiving Holiday, Patches of Dense Fog Expected

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution during the Thanksgiving holiday as patches of dense fog

FWC Launches Database to Help Reduce Derelict Vessels

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a program this week to help prevent vessels in state waterways from becoming derelict. Through the At-Risk Vessel Program, FWC officers will collaborate with local sheriffs’ offices and police departments to enter information about potential derelict vessels into a statewide database.

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

The Clay County Fire Prevention Bureau would like all citizens to be aware of fire hazards during Thanksgiving Day. There is an estimated 2,000 fire in residential buildings during Thanksgiving with an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $21 million in property losses.

Tips: Keep Home and Décor Pest-Free This Holiday Season

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is sharing their tips for how consumers can avoid infestations that can be caused by pests who hide in holiday decorations like Christmas trees, garlands and ornament storage boxes.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, the North Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, is teaming up with local businesses as well as the University of Florida to increase awareness of type 1 diabetes and to raise funds to help accelerate research leading to a cure for the disease and its complications.

Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance Closer to Home

You can now aply for:

Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance

At New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

550 Franklin, Street Baldwin, Florida 32234

Monday November the 1st, Wednesday the 3rd, and Friday the 5th only.

From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Living in Baldwin this will be such a convenience due to the fact that the closest place to apply for any of the above benefits is down town Jacksonville. Unless you have access to a computer, then you can go online to www.myflorida.com/myaccess.