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Jaliek Rainwalker – Missing 2 Years Tomorrow

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Music  &  Candlelight  Vigil

In honor of Missing

Jaliek   Rainwalker

Sunday, November 1, 2009   7 – 9 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

145 Main Street ~ Greenwich

As we approach the two year mark

since Jaliek disappeared we invite

everyone to  come together for Jaliek.


Written by Kim

October 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

Shirley A. Carney 1913 – 2009

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Today my grandmother, MeMe, was laid to rest.  She was the strongest woman I know (next to my Mom).  I am thankful for the 38 years I had with her and all of the wisdom that she passed along.  I have cried many tears over the past few days but now I must carry on her memory for the rest of the days of my life.

I love you MeMe and one day we’ll be together again.

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MeMe’s 95th Birthday

Written by Kim

October 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Posted in Life in general

Could this be Jaliek?

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GREENFIELD – What’s believed to be human bones have been found in a wooded area off of Lake Desolation Road in Greenfield.

State troopers and investigators were in the area in the northwest corner of Greenfield, near the Edinburg and Providence town lines, searching all day after the bones were discovered Monday.

Jaliek will be missing two years this Sunday, November 1st.



Written by Kim

October 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Sick and tired …

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of being sick and tired!

This morning I felt pretty good, then as the day dragged on I started to feel more like crap again.  Seriously, this has to stop.  It’s too cold to open the windows and air the place out.  I’m stuck here in a germ infested house with no ambition.  UGH!!!

Tomorrow I WILL disinfect!

Written by Kim

October 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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Flu round two

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This time it’s the real deal.  My son came home from school on Monday with a cough.  In the middle of the night he woke up with a fever.  I called the doctor yesterday and asked if I should bring him in.  I mentioned that my daughter went to the flu infested high school and I was concerned, plus he has asthma to boot.  They scheduled him for today.  After giving him the once over and a strep test the doctor determined a.) he didn’t have strep and b.) he had the flu and referred to it as swine. 

Here was my opportunity to ask the burning question …”is there a test you can run for that?” I asked.  The doctor replied that there was one but it’s very uncomfortable as they have to go up your nose to get a specimen and then most of the quick tests have returned negative only to later be found positive.  I was satisfied with that answer, I wouldn’t want anything being stuck up my nose.  Then I asked what could be prescribed, knowing he would say Tamiflu.  Tamiflu it is and it seems as if they are running low on it in these parts.  The doctor then told me that they are getting the H1N1 vaccine in next week and that I should make an appointment to have my son get the vaccination even though he’s already had it. 

This all makes me wonder what the rest of the fall and winter will be like.

Written by Kim

October 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Posted in Awareness, H1N1, Kids

Unidentified Remains to get DNA Testing

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“Human remains found at the Allegheny Reservoir in September will now undergo DNA tests as investigators search for an identity.

This week, police will pick up the human remains from Mercyhurst College, where forensic anthropologists had been conducting examinations during the past few weeks. The Erie County (N.Y.) Medical Examiner’s Office in Buffalo will then submit the bones to a lab for testing.”

UPDATE – Winter boots found with remains

Written by Kim

October 20, 2009 at 7:38 am

Most likely H1N1

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Dear Parents and Guardians:
This letter is to inform you that we are beginning to see an increase in flu-like illnesses within our schools.  The New York State Department of Health has stated that the majority of influenza viruses recently sub-typed at the NYSDOH Wadsworth Center have been novel influenza A (H1N1) viruses.  So therefore, the flu virus that is currently circulating in our communities is most likely the H1N1 flu virus, as per The Rensselaer County Department of Health.  Most people infected with the novel H1N1 flu virus have experienced mild to moderate illness, similar to seasonal flu.  Treatment for the novel H1N1 flu is the same as for the seasonal flu.  Please be assured that a healthy environment in our schools is a top priority.   Since the start of school, we have increased our cleaning and sanitizing efforts of all commonly touched surfaces and recently have brought in additional staff to intensify this effort.
Our school health staff is monitoring your child’s health in school and will notify parents if there are any concerns. The flu can easily spread from person to person, but there are preventive measures you can take to help us significantly reduce the incidence of the flu in our school community.

Read the entire letter here.

Written by Kim

October 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Awareness, H1N1, Kids