News & Notes: Oct. 22

Oct. 22, 2013

Pumpkins to fly

in Bullseye Bingo

West Allis — VMP Manor Park, 8615 W. Beloit Road, will hold a "Bullseye Bingo" Pumpkin Drop from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 from a resident's fourth-floor balcony.

Between 30 and 40 pumpkins are expected to be dropped teams as part of a Halloween Party for residents.

Business sells tobacco

to underage person

West Allis — In one of the regular checked by the West Allis Police Department to make sure businesses selling tobacco don't sell to those who are underage, only Speedway, 715 S. 108th St., sold tobacco to a young person without checking, police reported.

The check involved 20 West Allis businesses.

Whitnall folks volunteer

in local parks

Greenfield — About 600 Whitnall High School students, teachers, and Milwaukee County Parks representatives did some hard work to improve area parks Tuesday.

It was one of the largest groups of volunteers the Milwaukee County Parks Department ever had.

Volunteers worked in Whitnall Park, the Root River Parkway and Kulwicki Park to remove weeds and invasive plants, rake sand at playgrounds, sweep and edge ball diamonds, stack picnic tables, paint rails along the toboggan run, and help with general litter pickup.

Health Department gives

tips for flu season

West Allis — Now that influenza season is here, the West Allis Health Department is reminding people of how they can reduce chances of getting the flu.

The best way is to get a flu shot, they said, but they also recommend covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, throwing used tissue in the garbage and washing hands afterward. If tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve to help prevent the flu germs from spreading.

Wash hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol to clean hands if soap and water are not available. It is especially important to wash hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth.

If you are sick, stay home to get better and not spread the germs to others. With a fever, stay home at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of medicine that lowers fever.

Stay away from sick people. Flu droplets can travel up to 6 feet.

Clean surfaces that are touched often like desks, phones and computer keyboards with soap and water. A bleach and water solution is also good for killing bacteria and viruses.

Greenfield man named

a top manager in nation

Greenfield — Greenfield resident Ranferi Cardenas, general manager of Old Country Buffet in Greenfield, was recently awarded a company-paid vehicle for a year from Buffets Inc. for being one of the top performing managers in the country.

South Carolina-based Buffets Inc., which operates 343 restaurants in 35 states, recognized 22 of its best general managers.

Griddlers Cafés

to salute veterans

During the week of Nov. 11-18, local Griddlers Cafes will salute veterans.

On Nov. 11 Veterans Day it will offer free coffee, tea or fountain beverage and two pancakes to any U.S. military veteran or active service member.

Also, from Nov. 11 to 17, Griddlers will donate all the proceeds from S.O.S. (creamed beef on toast ) sales, priced at $3.99, to the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe.

The proceeds will help build a Fisher House Foundation house at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Griddlers Cafe locations are at 4160 W. Loomis Road, Greenfield, and at 10706 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis.

Library needs used

books, movies, music

Greenfield — The Greenfield Library needs used books, audio books, movies and music for its Never-Ending Book Sale, an ongoing sale of used materials.

Donations are accepted at the check-out desk at the library, 5310 W. Layton Avenue. Sale proceeds benefit the library.

The library cannot accept books published before 2003, textbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes or magazines.

For information, call the library at (414) 321-9595 Ext. 101.

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