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Saturday, October 20th
7:30pm
Hope Fellowship Church
892 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-3577 .
Please join us for Special Guest Speaker
Michael DeLeon
Founder of Steered Straight, Inc.
Michael is a National Speaker, Documentary Filmmaker, and Published Author.
Michael speaks from his own personal experiences on the dangers of drugs,
gang involvement and criminal activities.
Come be a part of this inspirational Message of Hope
that will resonate with everyone
If you, a family
member or a friend
is struggling with
a life controlling
addiction, this is
a night for you!
A time of inspiring
testimonies and a
message of HOPE.
HOPE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Located on Rt. 213 across from McDonald’s in Chestertown
Ticks and
Tick Disease
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne
disease in Maryland and in the United States
• Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia
burgdorferi. • Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of
an infected black-legged tick (sometimes called a deer
tick). The tick must be attached for at least 24 hours for
transmission to occur. • From 3 to 30 days after a tick bite,
a gradually expanding rash can occur at the site of the bite
in 70-80% of infected people. The rash can expand over
several days to up to 12 inches and may resemble a bull’s
eye. • Other symptoms may include fever, headache and
fatigue. If untreated, Lyme disease may progress to involve
joints, the nervous system, and the cardiac system.
Contact your health care provider if you develop any of
these symptoms after a tick bite or after being in tick
habitat. Most cases of tick-borne disease can be cured
with antibiotics, especially when treatment is started early.
To prevent Lyme disease: • Look for ticks when they are
most active in late spring through early fall. • Wear long
pants and long sleeves, to help keep ticks off your body. •
Tuck shirts into pants, and pants into socks, to keep ticks
on the outside of clothing. • Wear light colored clothing to
help spot ticks more easily. • Use insect repellent, such
as DEET, according to the product label. • When hiking,
walk in the center of the trail when in woods or high grass.
Stay away from brushy areas, high grass and leaf litter. •
Check for ticks daily after being in tick habitat. • Talk to
your veterinarian about tick control products for pets.
To Treat Lyme Disease: The Infectious Disease Society
of America has published science-based guidelines for
the treatment of Lyme. • In most cases, 2 to 4 weeks of
antibiotic therapy cures an infection with the Lyme disease
bacterium. • After being treated for Lyme disease, some
patients still report non-specific symptoms and may be
diagnosed with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.
• Multiple controlled clinical trials have found no lasting
benefit of prolonged antibiotic treatment for patients with
chronic symptoms. • In addition, months of antibiotic use
can cause serious – potentially fatal – side effects, and
increase the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Proper Removal of Ticks: It is very important to remove
ticks properly. Mark your calendar on the date when a tick
is taken off your body. This information will be useful to
your doctor. • Remove a tick from your skin as soon as
you notice it. Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly grasp the
tick very close to your skin. With a steady motion, pull the
tick’s body away from your skin. Then clean your skin with
soap and warm water. • Avoid crushing the tick’s body. Do
not be alarmed if the tick’s mouthparts remain in the skin.
Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the
tick, it can no longer transmit the Lyme disease bacteria. If
you accidentally crush the tick, clean your skin with soap
and warm water or alcohol.Don’t use petroleum jelly, a hot
match, nail polish, or other products to remove a tick.
Pet Protection: Household pets may carry ticks inside
the home. • Talk to your veterinarian about tick control
products. • Try to prevent pets from going into areas
infested with ticks (woods, fields). • Brush loose ticks off
before letting pets into the house. • Remove all ticks in the
same way you would from yourself.
Attention Non Profit Organizations ONLY
- Tidewater Trader will run your commu-
nity events for free, provided there is room.
NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY;
20-WORD MAXIMUM; DEADLINE 12PM
THURSDAY.
Every Day - Kent County Prescription Drug
Disposal Box - Available 24 hours at Kent
County Sheriff’s Office, 104 Vickers Drive,
Unit B, Chestertown; For a safe, easy
and responsible way to dispose of extra
medications.
Every Thurs 4pm-7pm - Informal Quilt/
Sewing Group in Rock Hall with Village
Quilting; Free; Call 410-639-4101.
Every Thurs 5:15pm - Blue Heron Couples
Golf League meets from May-Sept.; Call
301-219-7435 or 410-570-1051.
Every Thurs 9am-12pm - Volunteers needed
for Garden Work Days at Eastern Neck Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge, 1730 Eastern Neck
Rd., Rock Hall; 410-639-7056;
Every Thurs 7:30am - Kent Community
Breakfast Group meets at Holiday Inn
Express, Chestertown; Hosting commu-
nity speakers to discuss business, politics,
world and local affairs;
3rd Thurs Monthly 7pm - PFLAGMid-Shore
Chestertown Chapter meets at various lo-
cations; Parents, Families and Friends of
Lesbians and Gays; For more informa-
tion call 410-778-3440 or 443-480-3138;
Every Fri 8am - Friday Morning Artists meet
at Denny’s on Rt. 50, Easton; All welcome;
2nd & 4th Fri’s Monthly 12pm - Le Groupe
de Conversation Francaise meets for lunch
and French conversation; 410-778-1177.
3rd Fri Monthly 7pm - Junior Dairy Assoc.
meets at Kennedyville U.M. Church, Rt.
213; Call 410-778-1661 or 410-648-6828.
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