AUSABLE — The Healthy Neighborhoods Program of the Clinton County Health Department will be conducting health and safety surveys throughout the Town of AuSable during April, May and June.These brief in-home surveys are designed to identify health and safety concerns.Home-safety products, such as fire extinguishers, electrical outlet shock-stoppers, slip-resistant material for bathtubs and throw rugs, Mr. Yuk stickers, smoke-detector batteries, carbon-monoxide and smoke detectors may be given to eligible families by the Healthy Neighborhoods Program.During the home visit, education is provided on fire and burn safety, carbon-monoxide poisoning prevention, lead-poisoning prevention, asthma, injury prevention and many other health and safety topics.Information is shared on community resources and referrals are made for the family if they want the services.For information on the free program, call 565-4993 or visit the Web site www.clintonhealth.org.
MALONE — The Franklin County Underage Drinking Task Force will be partnering with local SADD groups in a Sticker Shock Campaign Saturday, April 28.This projects aims to reach those individuals over 21 who legally purchase alcohol and provide it to minors.The campaign consists of stickers being adhered to multi-packs of alcoholic beverages, such as beer and wine coolers, in participating retail stores.A team of youths accompanied by an adult chaperone will visit each store. About three stores in each Franklin County community have been approached at random and asked to participate. However, any merchants that are interested in participating in the campaign are being encouraged to do so.If you are affiliated with a business that would like to participate in the Sticker Shock Campaign on April 28, contact Susan Henning at North Star Prevention Services, 483-8980, ext. 2314.