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Get Involved in National Rx Take Back Day

Unused or expired prescription medications at home are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications and illicit drugs affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, businesses, medical offices, agencies, and first responders, will host events to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy and concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

National Take Back Initiative Collection(s) Site

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, MADISON, MN

DAWSON-BOYD POLICE DEPARTMENT, DAWSON, MN

 

 

 

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Winter Coat Drive

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is proud to partner with

KleinBank & Prairie Five Community Action

to collect new or gently used winter coats during the week of

September 17th – 21st at KleinBank in Madison

(After September 21, individuals or families in need can obtain a voucher from Lac qui Parle County Family Services for a coat. Vouchers are redeemed at Prairie Five in Madison.)

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September 18, 2018 Social Services Board Meeting

The meeting of the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board will be held at the Multi-Media room of the Annex, located in the west end of the Elementary School at 422 5th Avenue, Madison, MN on Tuesday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Guest speaker will be Jim Przybilla, CEO of PrimeWest, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.

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2018 BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

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The Salvation Army is giving away backpacks filled with school supplies (pictured above) for children who reside in Lac qui Parle County. This is to make sure children in the area have the supplies they need when the school year begins. (Head Start, Preschool, and College students are not eligible for this program.)

Please stop in at Lac qui Parle County Family Services to pick up an application. Assistance will be determined based upon the date of the returned application on a first come, first serve basis. The agency will continue to accept applications until all the backpacks have been distributed. Parent ID must be presented at the time of the backpack distribution.

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The Incredible Years

“Parenting is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. Yet has the least amount of training.”

Would you like… Less whining? Fewer tantrums? Less yelling? Less guilt?

Then join us for The Incredible Years birth to five class. A research proven, positive approach to parenting children.

Class topics will include:

  • Playing with your child
  • Praise
  • Rewarding your child
  • Setting limits
  • Time out
  • Ignore and redirect
  • Natural and logical consequences
  • Communication and problem solving
  • Parenting strategies and principles

Incredible Years is a free, 6-week parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and promote children’s optimal social, emotional, physical and academic development. This program is held once a week beginning Tuesday, September 18th  in a small group setting. Please join us for a meal planned just for you and your family starting at 5:00pm with a 2 ½ hour long session to follow from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Planned playtime and child care (for children 12 years old and younger) will be available and provided by licensed staff. The child care and meal are provided at no cost to participants.

             *Please sign-up by September 11th*

How do I sign up?

We request that all interested families pre-register by contacting:

Prairie Five Head Start
422 5th Avenue Suite 307
Madison, MN 56256
320-598-3118

Countryside Public Health
Lac Qui Parle Office Nancy Tofte
422 5th Avenue
Madison, MN 56256
320-598-7313

Dawson-Boyd School District-Community
families can sign-up also at: www.dawsonboydschools.org
848 Chestnut St.
Dawson, MN 56232
320-312-2307  

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New Website for People Experiencing the Symptoms of Psychosis

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People experiencing the symptoms of psychosis and their families need greater outreach efforts and access to information that helps them find the help they need. A new website WeCanNavigate.com, seeks to help fill that gap.

WeCanNavigate.com is for those who experience psychosis, family or friends, and clinicians alike. WeCanNavigate.com helps people learn more about the symptoms of and treatment for psychosis, and is an effort to help close a gap in the care system by helping connect people as early as possible to treatment and information.

The WeCanNavigate website serves three main purposes:

  1. Inform the public on the signs and symptoms of psychosis
  2. Provide friends, family members, and healthcare professionals with tools for helping someone experiencing psychosis
  3. Describe the NAVIGATE program, an evidence-based treatment program for persons with first episode psychosis, in detail.

This website came out of a collaboration between the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH), the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department.

The website can be found at www.wecannavigate.com.


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New Medicare Cards for Minnesotans to start mailing after June 2018

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Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. If you are a Minnesotan who has Medicare, Medicare will mail your new card to you sometime after June 2018 and before April 30, 2019. The new card has a Medicare number that is unique to you instead of your Social Security number. This will protect your identity and keep your information safe. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.

To learn more, watch this short video on the new Medicare card and see the information below.

Do I have to do anything to get my new card?

No, you do not need to take any action to get your new card. Medicare will send you your new card. Just make sure your mailing address is up to date.

Understand that mailing everyone a new card takes time. Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s does.

Medicare will never ask you to give personal or private information or charge you a fee to get your new Medicare number and card.

What if Medicare does not have my correct address?

If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Or call 800-772-1213.

What should I do with my old card?

Once you get your new card, destroy your old card and start using your new card right away. Protect yourself by making sure no one can get your personal information from your old Medicare card.

What if I am in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan—like a health maintenance organization (HMO) or preferred provider organization (PPO)—your Medicare Advantage Plan ID card is your main card for Medicare. You should still keep and use it whenever you need care. However, you also may be asked to show your new Medicare card, so you should carry this card too.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, visit go.medicare.gov/newcard. Or see this new Medicare card flyer (PDF) and “10 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card" handout (PDF).

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Dust Control

The Lac qui Parle County Highway Department will be applying dust control on county, township and community gravel roads in Lac qui Parle County as approved by the County Highway Engineer. Only liquid calcium chloride will be offered as dust coating treatment.
Residents living on county and township gravel roads or Local Units of Government with gravel roads, within Lac qui Parle County, who wish to have the dust coating, must make a request by April 27, 2018. No request will be accepted after this date.
Please call the Lac qui Parle County Highway Department at (320) 598-3878, or click on Dust Control Application Request at the bottom of this news release.  Email the form to sam.muntean@lqpco.com or mail/bring to Lac qui Parle County Highway Department, 422 5th Ave, Madison, MN  56256.
The cost of material and application will be $0.86 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.43 per running foot per pass for those living on township roads. This is based on 0.25 gallons of material per square yard. If you are a first time customer you may want to consider two passes for the first year or two. The gravel roads should be bladed prior to application; this must be arranged between the resident on township roads and the Township Board. Lac qui Parle County makes no guarantee of the performance of this product. The planned placement of the dust coating will be in mid-May to early-June of 2018.

Dust Control Application Request

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

MINNESOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
APRIL 9 – 13, 2018
Statewide Tornado Drills are Thursday, April 12
From April 9 to 13, The Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Department, MN Department of Public Safety, and the National Weather Service will be promoting general weather safety and emergency preparedness to citizens and media outlets through radio interviews, facebook posts, newspaper articles, and flyers. In addition, statewide tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 12 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
This is the perfect time to engage with your employees, facilities managers and partners to talk about and review your family or businesses emergency plans and how you are prepared and ready for seasonal weather threats.

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to sign up for the Lac qui Parle County Emergency Notification System (LENS) which will alert you through a phone call, text, or email in the event of an emergency. You can choose which alerts to sign up for and how to recieve those alerts. This is an important public safety tool Emergency Management and the Sheriff's Department can use to quickly reach citizens in the event of an emergency. 

SIGN UP HERE 


Each day of the week highlights an important seasonal weather safety topic.
• Monday: Alerts and Warnings
• Tuesday: Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail
• Wednesday: Floods
• Thursday: Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills)
• Friday: Extreme Heat


PROMOTE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 
• Update everyone’s emergency contact information.
• Host a disaster preparedness class at your business
• Get a NOAA Weather Radio for every facility.
• Distribute an updated copy of the facility emergency plan.
• Provide business continuity training.
• Conduct office evacuation/shelter-in-place exercises and drills.
• Promote emergency preparedness messages.
• Review your company’s emergency plans.


More information about these emergency preparedness (including factsheets, checklists, data and other resources) is provided on the HSEM Weather Safety and National Weather Service, Chanhassen websites.

Blain Johnson, Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Director