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u201cSuper Cooperu201d blood drive postponed due to weather

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WISE, Va. u2013 The upcoming “Super Cooper” blood drive has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather. The rescheduled blood drive will take place on Monday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.u00a0

Additionally, the blood drive will now take place at one location:u00a0

UVA Wise
1 College Ave.

Wise, Va.
Donors should register in the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center
This drive is open to the community. Call 423-408-7500 to schedule your time to give. Walk-ins are also welcome.

To give blood, donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in general good health. People with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu or fever blisters or who are taking antibiotics are not eligible to donate. Donors who have had a recent COVID-19 infection must wait at least 10 days after their symptoms subside, or 10 days after a positive test for those who are asymptomatic, to donate.

Donors must always wear a mask while donating blood. Those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should wait at least 48 hours after each dose before making a blood or platelet donation.

While Marsh Regional is also in need of blood products such as plasma and platelets, those products are not collected on mobile units. To give platelets or plasma, donors can visit one of Marsh Regionalu2019s three donation centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport; 2428 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City; and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.

For more information about blood donation or to schedule a blood drive, please call 423-408-7500.

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The Washington County Department of Education will register children who will enter kindergarten in a Washington County school this Fall.

These schools include Boones Creek, Fall Branch, Grandview, Gray, Jonesborough Elem., Lamar, Ridgeview, South Central, Sulphur Springs, and West View.u00a0 Parents may register their child at the elementary school nearest them on Wednesday, February 2 or Monday, February 14, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 am-1:30 pm or an evening registration option is available between the hours of 5:00-6:00 pm on February 2. u00a0At that time, you will make an appointment to return to that school with your child in the Spring for an educational screening.

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The child must be five years old on or before August 15, 2022, and you should bring the following information that you currently have:u00a0 childu2019s official birth certificate, Tennessee Immunization Certificate/Physical form, and proof of residence address.u00a0 If you have any questions regarding kindergarten registration, you may call the school or (423) 434-4923 or email teachercenter@wcde.org.

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Kingsport Public Library Announces Mindfulness Monday Series of Classes

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This January, Kingsport Public Library is helping people start their new year with a renewed sense of well-being as they offer weekly mindfulness classes. These classes are intended to teach helpful strategies for coping with the stresses of everyday life. Topics discussed will range from meditation exercises to physical wellness tips.

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The class on January 24th is entitled u201cNew Year, New Me!u201d and will discuss healthy nutritious eating habits.

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On January 31st, the MedFit team from Great Body Company will join the class to demonstrate myofascial release therapy. Myofascial release therapy is an exercise that works specifically with connective tissues to relieve tightness that causes restrictions.

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Mindfulness Mondays will take place each week from 5:30- 6:30 p.m in the library auditorium.

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There is no cost for entry, and all necessary materials will be provided. Masks are recommended for this indoor event.

For more information, please visit www.kingsportlibrary.org or call (423) 229-9488.

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ETSU Health extends COVID-19 testing site hours

Results provided within 24 hours

JOHNSON CITY u2013 ETSU Health has extended service hours at its COVID-19 testing site in response to limited at-home test supply availability and the anticipated rise in cases due to the Omicron variant.

Hours of operation will now extend from 8:15 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:15 a.m.-noon, Friday. Preregistration is required. Schedule an appointment online at ETSUHealth.org.

The convenient drive-thru testing site, located behind ETSU Healthu2019s clinic at 325 North State of Franklin Road, allows patients to receive a reliable molecular PCR test without leaving their vehicle.

Results are provided within 24 hours, a benefit that few of the more reliable PCR testing sites are able to offer, according to Clinical Labs Director Dr. Kevin Breuel.

Nasal swab testing is available for all patients, whether exhibiting symptoms or not. There is no direct cost to the patient for this test.

Visit ETSUHealth.org for more information.

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The Sullivan South High School first four graduating classes of 1981-1984 are planning their u201c40th Reunionu201d for the weekend of June 3rd , 2022.u00a0 Because the school closed after last school year, the classes decided to have a joint reunion of all four years celebrating together.u00a0 Saturday night June 4th events will be held at Meadowview Conference, Resort & Convention Center starting at 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $65 per person which will include dinner, music and some u201cspecial guests.u201du00a0 Friday June 3rd events are still in the planning stages so stay tuned.u00a0 The reunion committee is still looking for classmates so anyone interested in helping please contact Cindy Hall at cindylou64@charter.net or Becky Smithy at lacenjustice@yahoo.com.u00a0 Also, for payment info, please send them an email or go to Facebook page u201cSullivan South 1982 40th Reunion with classes of 1981, 1983 and 1984.u201d u00a0u00a0We hope to see you there!

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