Monoclonal antibody treatment being covered

Birmingham – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama continues to support the health, safety, and well-being of our members and has taken comprehensive steps to ensure they have access to the healthcare they need during the pandemic.
This includes providing coverage for the latest therapies, including the FDA-authorized COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment.

Our Funny Bone

They tell me we all have a funny bone.  I don’t know about other people my age but my bones tend to ache more than they tend to be ( humerus) humorous.  
Statistics tell us the human body contains at least 206 of these valuable items in a variety of sizes.  I haven’t done the counting myself so we’ll just accept the computer’s estimate as being accurate.

Post-pandemic movie-going

I went to the movies for the first time in a while a couple of weeks ago to see Shang Chi.
The movie was good--I love Kung Fu movies--but this won’t really be about the movie itself.
This will be more about the post-pandemic movie-going experience.
Look, I get it, we have all been cooped up in our houses avoiding social interactions--I understand that.
But, we all have to realize when we go to theaters or anywhere, for that matter, that there are OTHER PEOPLE THERE WITH YOU.

Winfield City Schools receives high marks

By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

WINFIELD - Winfield City Schools has placed 16th on a list of the top 22 schools in the State of Alabama on ranking website Niche
The rankings are based on reviews submitted by students and parents along with data from the U.S. Department of Education, including test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and public school district ratings.

Council approves emergency repairs

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council voted to approve the use of CARES Act funds to repair a broken sewer during its meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 5.
The funds will be used to repair a broken sewer line that leads to the Winfield Community Center in Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park.

The broken line has been causing backups inside the building, leaving behind standing water.
The council had discussed the matter at previous meetings and began looking into the problem, but had never approved specific action to be taken.

‘We’re tired of it’

Winfield City Schools Superintendent of Education Randy Thomley, Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson and Mayor Randy Price spoke to parents concerning the recent outbreak of vaping in the school system. School faculty and Winfield Police Officers are eager to fond a solution to ending vaping in schools. [Luke Brantley/staff]

WINFIELD — Interim superintendent Randy Thomley, joined by police chief Brett Burleson and the principals of the middle and high school, spoke to parents at a meeting on Thursday night, Oct. 7, to discuss the growing issue of students using vape products in school.
Thomley announced that the school system will now be partnering with the Winfield Police Department, since it is illegal in the state of Alabama for minors to purchase, use or posess e-cigarettes.