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Dinner

The fifth annual Emergency Responders Dinner is set for Feb. 2, 2013. The dinner began in 2009 as a way to honor law enforcement personnel, emergency response teams and volunteers who came to the aid of the county after the devastating tornado on Feb. 5, 2008. There will be a free chili supper from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Clinton Senior Citizen Center. Also on the menu are hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and desserts. This year’s dinner is sponsored by the South Side FFA sponsor and co-sponsored by the Order of Odd Fellows, Clinton, Scotland and Fairfield Bay Senior Citizen Centers, and all the citizens of Van Buren County.

Flu

The Arkansas Department of Health is receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone 6 months of age or older to get a flu vaccine. The vaccine provides 60-80 percent protection against the flu and provides roughly 70-90 percent protection against flu-related hospitalization.

Those most at risk for severe flu-related complications include pregnant women, children under the age of 5, people 65 years or older, and people with chronic conditions such as asthma, COPD, heart disease, or weakened immune systems.

Lawsuit

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit Monday against Edgemont Marine and owner Gary Eubanks of Cleburne County because the business did not turn over proceeds of consignment sales of watercraft to the former owners, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office.

The lawsuit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, accuses Eubanks and Edgemont Marine of violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. McDaniel asked the court to order Eubanks to stop the illegal practice and pay restitution and costs.

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