Is it a cold or the flu? Here’s how to tell

November 17, 2009

A concerned parent checks her child for symptoms of flu or cold. File

A concerned parent checks her child for symptoms of flu or cold. File

“My body aches and my head is throbbing. Do I have the flu or is it just because I’m stressed or tired? Do I need a flu shot? Do I need the H1N1 vaccine, too?”

Millions of Americans will be asking themselves these and other questions this fall and winter as news reports and health care providers continue to warn about seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu.

The flu symptoms self-assessment tool on MayoClinic.com can help you assess whether you or your loved ones have some form of flu, or just a cold. If you possibly or likely have the flu, you’ll also learn whether antiviral medication is an option. And you can check a concise list of high-risk groups who should seek medical attention for the flu. Read more

Liberty scores 21 in five minutes to beat O’Dea

November 17, 2009

The Liberty defensive line seals the 38-35 victory over O’Dea by pushing back the ball carrier for no gain on fourth-and-four with 1:50 remaining and taking possession to run out the clock. By Greg Farrar

The Liberty defensive line seals the 38-35 victory over O’Dea by pushing back the ball carrier for no gain on fourth-and-four with 1:50 remaining and taking possession to run out the clock. By Greg Farrar

As Liberty trailed O’Dea 35-17 with less than 10 minutes remaining Nov. 13, it appeared as though the Patriots’ 3A state playoff run was coming to an end.

However, the Patriots didn’t give up, and after scoring three touchdowns within five minutes in the fourth quarter, they beat the Irish 38-35.

With the victory, Liberty advances to the quarterfinals and will be host team Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. against Lindbergh, of Renton. Both teams are 10-1 on the season. Lindbergh, the Seamount League champions, defeated Ferndale 52-21 in the first round.

Liberty began the game strong against O’Dea, taking a 17-7 lead with a 3-yard touchdown run from junior running back Chandler Jenkins, a 38-yard field goal kick from senior Dean Byron and a 10-yard touchdown from junior quarterback Trey Wheeler to junior wide receiver Jake Bainton.

However, midway through the second quarter, O’Dea took charge, not letting up until the fourth quarter. The Irish scored 28 unanswered points before the Patriots found success again. Read more

Community calendar

November 17, 2009

Events

File Crafts on display The Vasa Park Christmas Craft Show, featuring more than 95 Northwest crafters and artists, is from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20 and from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway, Bellevue.

Crafts on display The Vasa Park Christmas Craft Show, featuring more than 95 Northwest crafters and artists, is from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20 and from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway, Bellevue. File

The Issaquah American Association of University Women is celebrating 30 years of service to the Issaquah community at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Eagle Room at the Issaquah Police Station. Guest speaker is Dixie Swenson, AAUW state president. RSVP to geri.spindrift@comcast.net.

The fourth annual Evo “Barnstorm” Ski/Snowboard Blowout Sale is from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Nov. 24, 25, 27, 28 and 29 at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

The annual Christmas Tree Lot returns to the Issaquah Christian Church Nov. 27 at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Proceeds help support church missions, including building homes in Mexico. The lot is open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 24. There will also be hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookie treats with Christmas caroling. Call 392-5848 or go to www.iccweb.org. Read more

Spartans, Eagles on collision course for state title

November 17, 2009

There just might be another Issaquah-Skyline state championship showdown coming up. Read more

Rummage sale to benefit Ugandan orphans

November 17, 2009

Bradley Nyhof and his wife, Amy, traveled to Uganda in July 2007 with World Outreach Ministries Foundation to care for children orphaned in Uganda due to the AIDS epidemic. By Bradley Nyhof

Bradley Nyhof and his wife, Amy, traveled to Uganda in July 2007 with World Outreach Ministries Foundation to care for children orphaned in Uganda due to the AIDS epidemic. By Bradley Nyhof

Get ready to rummage for a good cause.

As part of their senior culminating project, Tiger Mountain Community High School students are sponsoring a rummage sale and silent auction Dec. 11-13 to benefit Ugandan children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

“We want the community to come out and support us, so we can help them,” senior Allie Wilke said.

“A rummage sale and silent auction is a neat thing to do during an afternoon, and you can get something you want at a great price while helping somebody,” said teacher Lane Helgeson, who is supervising the project.

During the sale, students are hoping to raise $1,200, so they can purchase livestock to support the children. The orphanage and its students use livestock, like cows, for milk, as part of the children’s practical education in farming, and then, later, as meat. Read more

Court OKs state’s unequal school funding formula

November 17, 2009

The state Supreme Court unanimously decided Nov. 12 that inequities resulting from state funding formulas don’t violate the state’s constitution. Read more

Spartans crush South Kitsap 63-14

November 17, 2009

Senior quarterback Jake Heaps and junior wide receiver Kasen Williams showed everyone watching Nov. 14 in Mount Tahoma Stadium why they are regarded as the premier passing duo in the state. Read more

Honor Flight program gets World War II vets to D.C. memorial

November 17, 2009

David Waggoner, who is working to get donations to fly World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the national WWII memorial, speaks to a local group on Veterans Day. By Greg Farrar

David Waggoner, who is working to get donations to fly World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the national WWII memorial, speaks to a local group on Veterans Day. By Greg Farrar

As the ceremonies of Veterans Day fade, one local man is hoping to keep that spirit alive through the rest of the year by launching the Freedom Fighters Honor Flight program.

The national program flies World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the national World War II memorial. The newly formed Puget Sound area chapter will fly its first veterans there March 22 and 23.

“They served our country and it’s a way for us to say thanks and that we didn’t forget,” said David Waggoner, a retired lieutenant colonel who served with the Army in Vietnam and who is commander for Issaquah’s Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost.

He knows all too well what seeing that memorial means, after being drafted and serving in Vietnam and losing many men and friends. Read more

Health Support Groups

November 17, 2009

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings. For more information, go to www.eastsideintergroup.org or call 454-9192: Read more

Cornett, Myrick

November 17, 2009

David and Kristen Myrick

David and Kristen Myrick

Kristen Rose Cornett, of Sammamish, married David Leslie Myrick, of Arlington, Wash., on Oct. 18, 2008, at the Blessed Sacrament, in Seattle.

The Rev. David Centner officiated. A reception followed at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Read more

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