Hi neighbors. Here’s the latest KSANA Neighborhood Association Newsletter for March 2021:
Congratulations and thank you to all in the neighborhood that supported our Food Drive in support of the Mid-South Food Bank. The drive was an overwhelming success. You donated over $700 in cash and over 360 pounds of food. All together the neighborhood donated enough to provide up to 2400 meals. What an outstanding accomplishment. We thank you all with a special shout out going to Ann Meier and Meredith Jennings for taking the lead along with our collection team of Patsy Smith, Nate Ollie, Lauren Ollie, Roger Meier and Jonathan Jennings.
Hello neighbors. Our neighborhood will be hosting a food drive for Mid-South Food Bank on December 12th from 11am-4pm at Balmoral Baptist Church (2676 Kirby Road). KSANA will be collecting non-perishable foods (canned or dry goods) and/or monetary donations on behalf of Mid-South Food Bank. If you are able, consider giving what you can. Hope to see you there. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The Shelby County Health Department is offering offering free flu vaccinations and free COVID-19 testing at no charge during a special statewide “FightFluTN 2020” drive-through vaccination event on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Influenza vaccine and COVID-19 testing will be offered on November 19 at the locations below.
Lamar Emissions Station 1720 RKS Commercial Cove Memphis, TN 38114
Millington Public Health Clinic 8225 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053
No appointment is needed. Please note, the influenza vaccine is not recommended for anyone experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms. Those experiencing symptoms may be tested for COVID-19, but will not get a flu vaccine at that time.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division invites customers to a virtual community “Power Hour” meeting September 24, 6PM at mlgw.com/PowerHourMeeting.
The meeting will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed live on the MLGW Facebook page. Power Hour community meetings give MLGW customers a chance to speak directly to utility managers and senior leaders. Previous meetings have touched on streetlight outages, utility rates, assistance programs and several other topics.
To join virtual Power Hour by Zoom visit: https://mlgw.zoom.us/j/99835621981 or join by telephone using one of these numbers:
+1 646 876 9923
+1 301 715 8592
+1 312 626 6799
+1 669 900 6833
+1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 998 3562 1981.
Join us for our Annual Dinner honoring our Police Officers and Firefighters.
November 21 – 6:30PM
The dinner is at the Balmoral Baptist Church at the Corner of Kirby Parkway and Stout Road.
Members: $8 for adults and $2 for children or a family max of $20
Non-members: $10 for adults and $5 for children.
*To ensure we have enough food for everyone, please make your reservation no later than Tuesday, November 19th to email@example.com or 901-758-0510.
CANCELLED – Due to the impending weather Saturday night we have have reluctantly decided to cancel the event for this year.
Check our calendar for upcoming opportunities to gather as neighbors. Happy Fall!
Come join us Oct 26th at 5PM for a neighborhood cookout and hayride. We’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings.
We’ll eat and then take leisurely rides through the neighborhood on an old fashioned hayride.
We eat and start the hayride on Camrose Cove.
Bring your lawn chairs and your best halloween costume!
(Feel free to bring your favorite side dish)
MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus were identified in the following zip codes last week, the week of July 22, 2019: 38106, 38109, 38135, 38114, 38111, 38128, 38108, 38122, 38002, 38053, 38016.
Since February, the Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program has treated areas by applying larvicides to standing bodies of water. These actions are consistent with efforts to be proactive in decreasing the adult mosquito population. Larviciding is the practice of applying an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insecticide to areas where mosquito breeding has been confirmed. It is the most effective way of eliminating mosquito populations.
Controlling mosquito populations that may harbor the West Nile virus is important because humans can contract WNV through an infected mosquito’s bite. Although WNV can occasionally cause severe disease, most human infections are mild, resulting in fever, headache and body aches lasting only a few days. Symptoms of severe disease include a high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma or convulsions. Individuals over age 50 and those with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of severe disease. They should especially be careful to avoid mosquito bites.
As an additional precaution, SCHD will conduct mosquito control activities, including truck-mounted spraying (adulticiding) of EPA-approved insecticides, weather permitting*, in specific ZIP codes where the West Nile virus has been detected, and portions of adjoining zip codes, according to the following schedule:
Monday, July 29nd
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38107, 38108, 38112, 38111, 38122, 38104, 38114
Tuesday, July 30th
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38108, 38122, 38112, 38128, 38111, 38117
Wednesday, July 31st
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38111, 38117, 38118, 38119
Thursday, August 1st
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38106, 38109, 38113, 38126, 38103, 38104, 38105, 38109
Go to www.shelbytnhealth.com to view the most current schedule and the exact boundaries of each scheduled spray. New maps will be added weekly to reflect updated schedules.
Truck mounted spraying only effectively kills adult mosquitoes currently flying at the time the insecticide is sprayed. Because of this, residents are highly encouraged to be vigilant as it relates to controlling mosquito populations around their homes and businesses and preventing mosquito bites. Individuals are encouraged to practice the 4 D’s:
- DEFEND yourself by using insect repellent with DEET. Follow label instructions.
- DRESS in long sleeves and pants. Wear loose and light colored clothing when outdoors.
- DUSK/DAWN is the time when mosquitoes are most active. Stay indoors.
- DRAIN standing water and install or repair window screens.
Individuals with chronic health problems such as asthma or other lung conditions may want to remain indoors during the time of spraying. Citizens who do not want their residences to be sprayed should contact the Vector Control Program at (901) 222-9715.
* To ensure the insecticide is most effective, the scheduled spraying will be canceled if any of the following weather conditions are present for the majority of the schedule spray time:
- Rain chance of 65% or greater
- Wind speeds 11mph or greater
- Temperature less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit
Follow @ShelbyTNHealth on Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date cancellations of any scheduled sprayings.
Don’t be left in the dark. Reporting a street light outage is very simple. You can visit our website at MLGW.com or call 901-544-6549.
Help us keep our neighborhoods safe by reporting damaged street lights.
We appreciated Mayor Strickland stopping by last night to talk about where Memphis has been and where we’re going. Good news about crime (down slightly), economic growth (up) and potholes (everywhere). There was a good Q&A session and the Mayor answered the questions candidly and honestly.
Great things are happening in Memphis and we’re glad to be a part.