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Jan 28

Toddlers Recognize Written Words As Meaningful Symbols

The Associated Press has covered a report published in the journal “Child Development” which found that toddlers are able to recognize written words as symbols at an earlier age than experts had previously thought, which marks an important step on the path to reading readiness. In the words of Temple University psychology professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, who […]

Jan 28

Neighborhood Music Class to be Offered to Children

The first neighborhood music class is being offered to children 0-6 years of age and their parent(s) or caregiver on Tuesday, February 2, from 10:00-10:30 am at Leslie’s School of Dance, 1108 E. Monroe, in Mt. Ayr.  The class will include action songs, instruments, balls, bubbles, parachute and more!  There is no charge for the class. Additional classes […]

Jan 28

Office to be Closed February 15 for Presidents Day

The public health office will be closed Monday, February 15, in honor of Presidents Day.  Phone calls to our office on that day will be redirected to the Ringgold County Hospital, who will page our nurse on call.

Jan 11

Whooping Cough Confirmed in Ringgold County

Ringgold County Public Health has confirmed 2 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, within the county. Pertussis is a bacterial disease that causes severe spells of coughing. It can occur at any age, but it is most common in infants less than a year of age. Pertussis can lead to pneumonia, convulsions, inflammation of the […]