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Vol. 2 Issue 9 Newton, NJ Monday, September 8, 2008

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

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There are several ways that you can learn how to become better prepared and get involved within your community.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Click here to Read the article
The Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services Emergency Preparedness Team is dedicated to ensuring a coordinated, timely, and effective response to a bioterrorist event, natural disaster, or other public health emergency in Sussex County. Click here to Read the article
The Sussex County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was formed to coordinate volunteer health professionals, and citizens with an interest in health issues, to provide ongoing support for community public health needs and resources during large-scale emergencies. Click here to Read the article



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News

Sussex-Wantage Library Amphitheatre (08/15/2008)   Print this story  Print this story Click here to Read the article
The Friends of the Library are working with the County Library System on a grand opening presentation. All are invited to come and enjoy the fruit of a very productive public-private partnering.
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (08/19/2008)   Print this story  Print this story Click here to Read the article
According to the latest national figures, as many as 22.6 million people aged 12 or older in the United States are currently facing a substance use disorder.
Apples and Pumpkins, Oh My! (08/18/2008)   Print this story  Print this story Click here to Read the article
Fall is approaching and with it comes crisp blue sky mornings, the bright oranges, reds and golds of the changing trees, large flocks of migrating birds and......apples and pumpkin picking and corn mazes, oh my!
Standard & Poor's Upgrades County Bond Rating (08/28/2008)   Print this story  Print this story
Standard & Poor's Rating Services, an independent bond rating agency, recently announced that it would be upgrading the rating of bonds issued by the County of Sussex from A+ to AA. This move could save County taxpayers substantial dollars on interest paid on County debt issued for capital projects such as the renovation of County facilities, reconstruction of County roads and the repair/replacement of County bridges.
County Receives $220K 9-1-1 Consolidation Grant (08/28/2008)   Print this story  Print this story
The Freeholder appointed Sussex County Telecommunications Working Group, a group of police, fire, EMS, emergency telecommunications and municipal officials from around Sussex County, will soon be able to hire a project manager. This person will be able to facilitate discussion of a plan to reduce the number of 9-1-1 Centers in Sussex County from the current six to two.
Sussex County Food Drive September 22 - 28, 2008 (09/04/2008)   Print this story  Print this story Click here to Read the article
The County of Sussex will be conducting a food drive from September 22, 2008 through September 26, 2008, to restock the food pantry of the Division of Social Services.
Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee Seeking Candidates (08/28/2008)   Print this story  Print this story
The Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee, consisting of five dedicated volunteers appointed by the County Administrator, with the acknowledgement of the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is seeking candidates for membership on the SCCC Board of Trustees.
Vernon Becomes 23rd Municipality to Join County Department Of Environmental and Public Health Services (08/29/2008)   Print this story  Print this story
At their August 14 meeting, the Vernon Township Council voted to contract for health services with the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services effective October 2008. The vote by the Vernon Township Council concluded a year long discussion with the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Herbal Supplements and Their Interactions with Prescription Medications (09/02/2008)   Print this story  Print this story
There are more than 11,000 species of herbal plants for medicinal use and 500 species used in complementary medicine. Twelve to thirty-seven percent of U.S. consumers have used herbal supplements for health promotion or treatment of various chronic diseases. Unfortunately, one third of current herbal users are at risk of an herb-drug interaction.

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