The Muscatine Fire Fighters will have a joint exercise with 20 other fire stations on November 16th. While the Muscatine school district is getting ready for the future, it’s giving local fire departments an opportunity for some live training. The Muscatine district purchased six houses on 9th Street that will be torn down to make room for the new Jefferson Elementary School. Since four out of the six houses will be burnt down, the Muscatine Fire Department will host 20 other departments in one of the largest joint-training exercises that Muscatine has ever hosted. School Board President, Nathan Mather, said this is a win-win. Muscatine school’s save money on the construction costs of tearing down these four houses and these fire departments get much needed and valuable training. KWPC will have Muscatine school construction supervisor, Jeff Miller, on the air next week with further details.

 

November is Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Month and a local Muscatine business is doing their part to help Trinity Hospital educate new parents.

This is Serendipity Yarn Shop, name is Francie. We do hats for Trinity for the Shaken Baby Syndrome Month which is November. Our knitters are knitting purple and lavender hats that will be given away to each baby during the month and they’ll also be sent home with some literature describing the Shaken Baby Syndrome and the danger it is for the babies. We’re just really happy to make the hats and our knitters knit them at home, bring them into the shop and I deliver them to the hospital.

 

A reminder that you can get rid of your unused medications safely on Saturday. Legal and illegal drugs will be accepted, no questions asked. Americans have been advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines like flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards. So Trinity New Horizons, Muscatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Task Force are partnering for an unused medication disposal from 10-2 tomorrow, Saturday in the Trinity Muscatine parking lot. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. Call Melinda Larson, Prevention Specialist at Trinity New Horizons with questions at 563-264-9409.

 

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