School near Meckling on national register

School near Meckling on national register The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that seven more buildings in the state were recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The new national register listings include Lincoln School #12 near Meckling, Herrick Public School in Herrick, Sturgis High School in Sturgis, Hart School #3 near Sisseton, the Edmunds County Courthouse in Ipswich, the J.W. Taylor House in Canton and the First Scandinavian Baptist Church near Trent.

The national register, administered by the National Park Service, is the federal government's official list of historic properties worthy of preservation. The State Historic Preservation Office of the State Historical Society processes applications for the national register.

"Listing in the national register provides recognition and assists in preserving our nation's heritage," said Jay D. Vogt, SHPO director. "It does not mean that limitations will be placed on the properties by the federal government."

Lincoln School #12 was first organized in 1887. The listed building was constructed in 1914 and closed in 1969. The building is significant for its role in the educational development of schools in rural South Dakota during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is an excellent example of the type of standardized rural schoolhouse homes in the state, Vogt said.

The First Scandinavian Baptist Church is located 2.5 miles south of Trent in Moody County. Built in 1888, it is a well-preserved example of simplified vernacular gothic architectural style and represents the first-generation church construction in the eastern part of the state, Vogt said.

For more information on preserving historic buildings, sites, structures and objects, call the State Historic Preservation Office at (605) 773-3458.

Vermillion Medical Clinic has been urged by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to delay adult mass influenza vaccinations until November based on vaccine supply availability.

The total amount of vaccine available for the influenza season is uncertain at this time; however, both Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are actively working with manufacturers to determine how much and when vaccine will be available.

FDA and CDC are confident that vaccine will be available to vaccinate those at highest risk of complications from influenza. According to the CDC those persons considered to be at high risk include:

* Persons aged 65 years and older;

* Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities with residents of any age who have chronic medical conditions;

* Adults and children aged 6 months and older who have chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, including asthma;

* Adults and children aged 6 months and older who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the past year because of chronic metabolic disease

(including diabetes mellitus), kidney dysfunction, blood disorders (hemoglobinopathies), or immune system problems (immunocompromised e.g. HIV infection, immunosuppressed by medication, chemotherapy or radiation therapy);

* Children and teenagers (aged 6 months to 18 years) who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and therefore might be at risk for developing Reye Syndrome after influenza infection;

* Women who will be in the second or third trimester of pregnancy during the influenza season.

The Vermillion Medical Clinic is expecting the influenza vaccine to arrive in November. An announcement will be made when influenza vaccinations will take place.

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