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Stephens Memorial Hospital kicks off vaccine clinics today

    Stephens Memorial Hospital kicks off vaccine clinics today

Stephens Memorial Hospital will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic today, Wednesday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they run out of the 100 doses of vaccine they will have on hand.

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New hospital CEO Brian Roland wants to get to know the community and its healthcare needs

    New hospital CEO Brian Roland wants to get to know the community and its healthcare needs

One of the first things on Brian Roland’s list of objectives as the new Chief Executive Officer of Stephens Memorial Hospital is to meet local residents and find out what they want and need from the community hospital and then figure out a way to provide the necessary services.

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As State of Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccine distribution to hubs, SMH closes local waitlist

    As State of Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccine distribution to hubs, SMH closes local waitlist

With fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccines going to rural areas in favor of major hubs that the State of Texas has created, Stephens Memorial announced this week that they will no longer be taking sign-ups on their vaccine waitlist.

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Stephens Memorial launches weekly flyer to provide COVID-19 information update

    Stephens Memorial launches weekly flyer to provide COVID-19 information update

In an effort to reach local residents in the community who may not have access to the Internet or social media, Stephens Memorial Hospital has created a one-page, informational flyer

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COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

  COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

As we move into the new year, the COVID-19 case surge continues to have a major impact on Breckenridge and the surrounding area. However, last week there was a small positive development when 10 employees at Stephens Memorial Hospital received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

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Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

  Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

Stephens County continues to see relatively high numbers of active COVID-19 cases, reporting 100 new cases in the past month, not counting the cases at the Walker Sayle prison unit.

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Stephens Memorial Hospital unveils new cafeteria, dining room

  Stephens Memorial Hospital unveils new cafeteria, dining room

Stephens Memorial Hospital unveiled its new dining room on Thursday, Nov. 19, during the Gift Shop’s Christmas celebration. The dining room will be used for senior citizen activities once the threat from COVID-19 has lessened and hospital visitor restrictions are lifted.

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Stephens County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases; local bars might reopen next week

  Stephens County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases; local bars might reopen next week

In the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Stephens County continued to spike this week, reaching 30 by Thursday afternoon when three new positive test results were reported by Stephens Memorial Hospital.

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Stephens Memorial Hospital seeking donations for its new Adopt-a-Senior program

  Stephens Memorial Hospital seeking donations for its new Adopt-a-Senior program

Stephens Memorial Hospital is seeking support from the community for its new Adopt-a-Senior program to help fund the Senior Meals project that the hospital took on when the Breckenridge Senior Citizens Center closed earlier this year.

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SMH board, administrators discuss rural hospital issues with Rogers at recent meeting

  SMH board, administrators discuss rural hospital issues with Rogers at recent meeting

Dr. Glenn Rogers, the Republican nominee for Texas House of Representatives District 60, attended Thursday night’s Stephens Memorial Hospital Board meeting for what he called a listen and learn session.

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RWS MILITARY MUSEUM EXHIBIT AT THE BFAC The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave., will host an exhibit featuring items from the RWS Military Museum in the center's East Gallery through June 15.

BISD ELECTION The Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees election will be May 1. Early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19-23 and April 26-27. On Election Day, May 1, the polling location will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All voting will take place at the BISD Administration Building, 208 N. Miller St.

LIBRARY FUNDRAISER DRAWING The Breckenridge Library will hold two fundraiser drawings on Wednesday, May 5. One drawing is for a $500 gift certificate to H&H Garden Center plus a variety of gardening items, for a total value of $600; tickets cost $2 each or three for $5. The other drawing is for a Raggedy Ann and Andy package, including handmade dolls and a collectors book; tickets cost $2 each or three for $5. For more information, visit the library at 209 N. Breckenridge Ave.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2021 will hold its graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday, May 28, in the BHS Athletic Facility (main gym).

DEA NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK The Breckenridge Police Department will accept old prescription drugs for disposal from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Trade Days Pavilion located in the Breckenridge City Park at 503 West Hullum. Citizens can bring by any old or unused prescription drugs for disposal by the department.

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