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November 12, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

COVID vaccination

clinics for kids, staff

The Magnolia School District will hold its next monthly COVID vaccination clinics on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Students that are 12 years or older and district staff members may obtain the first or second dose of the vaccine. The clinic for students on the Magnolia High School campus will start at 9 a.m. inside the Panther Arena lobby.

Magnolia Middle School students will receive their vaccine at 1:30 p.m. in the Middle School auditorium.

District staff members may receive the vaccine at either location.

Parents/guardians should pick up immunization forms at the front desk of either campus, or the district administration building. Immunization forms for the vaccine must be completed and returned to the school office by Monday, Nov. 15.

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Caring Place schedules

Caregiver Lunch Break

In the same way a coffee break helps relax and revive a worker, the Caregiver Lunch Break is designed to help the caregiver take a deep breath, enjoy lunch, and relax for an hour.

The program, coordinated by Barbara Lewis of the Caring Place of Magnolia, is conducted every other month throughout the year at the Lelia Enrichment Complex, 600 Lelia St., Magnolia. It is free and open to all caregivers.

Although social distancing is continuing, they are still able to socialize with other caregivers and have lunch, while enjoying a speaker. Topics vary from month to month, but they will all address a specific aspect of the caregiving journey.

The next "Lunch Break" will be at noon, Friday, Dec. 3 at the Lelia Enrichment Complex. Lunch will be sponsored by Wentworth, and the program will consist of a variety of musical numbers.

Because lunch will be provided, RSVP is required by calling Jennifer Ellis at 870-626-3093 no later than Dec. 1.

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Commodities distribution

to be at Boys & Girls Club

The Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC), in cooperation with USDA, will have a commodities distribution Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at the Boys & Girls Club in Magnolia.

Distribution will begin at 9 a.m. each day at the club, located at 1600 Hollensworth St.

Items may include applesauce, kidney beans (can), beef (can)m cream of mushroom soup, Farina Cream of Wheat, dried figs, peanut butter, instant milk, orange juice, peaches, potato flakes, salmon (can) and tomato soup.

All applicants must show identification (photo identification preferred).

For more information, contact Melissa Gulley at 234-6444.

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