Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Gospel Music Festival This Weekend In Fayetteville
Gospel music fans throughout the area will want to make plans to attend this year's Shadow Valley Gospel Music Festival. The event will be held Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Shadow Valley Gospel Music Park, 54 Warden Road off Hwy. 231 North in Fayetteville, TN.
This year's talent line-up includes: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Kent Smith Family, Singing Ambassadors, Lakeside, Unity Four; Friday, 6:30 p.m., Jeff and Sheri Easter, Steel City Revival, Mark Trammell Quartet, Mark209; Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Primitive Quartet, Bradley Walker, Chuck Wagon Gang and Heaven's Mountain Band. Paul Smith will be the emcee.
Adult advance tickets are $13.00 per day or $15.00 at the gate. Youth are admitted free with a Youth Pass. Call for a Youth Pass.
The venue has an outdoor amphitheater for the concert. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy plenty of shade with room for social distancing. Concessions will be available including barbecue, hamburgers and hot dogs.
For advance tickets by mail: Greg Brady, P.O. Box 179, Fayetteville, TN 37334-0179. Please send a check or money order with a SASE.
For more information or directions, call Greg Brady days: 931-433-5956, mobile 931-580-5956. Visit www.shadowvalleyproductions.com or ShadowValleyGospelMusicPark on Facebook.
FDA Warns Companies Over COVID-19 Antibody Tests
Companies under fire for selling misbranded COVID-19 antibody test kits
(Editor's note: The following information is from the Jones Healthmart newsletter.)
(RxWiki News) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to three companies for marketing COVID-19 antibody test kits with inaccurate or misleading claims.
Serological tests, also called antibody tests, detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. This helps identify those who have an active infection or who have had COVID-19 before.
The companies the FDA recently warned were either falsely claiming that their tests were "FDA approved" or including the FDA logo (which is only allowed for official FDA use) on the product label.
These antibody tests were being sold for at-home use without approval or clearance by the FDA.
The FDA sent letters to Medakit Ltd. of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; Antibodiescheck.com and Yama Group; and Dr. Jason Korkus, DDS and Sonrisa Family Dental d/b/a My COVID19 Club of Chicago, Illinois.
"When tests are marketed inappropriately, with inaccurate or misleading claims - such as the ability to perform the test completely at home, or that the test is authorized, cleared, or approved when it is not - they put the health of Americans at risk," said Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in a press release. "Such conduct will not be tolerated by the FDA, and we will continue to monitor tests marketed in the U.S., taking appropriate action as warranted."
Currently, there are no COVID-19 antibody test kits that are approved or cleared by the FDA to be used completely at home, the FDA noted.
There are, however, FDA-approved at-home tests that require the collection of samples at home. In these cases, the individual collects samples from the nose or saliva and then sends samples in the provided packaging to a lab for processing and testing.
The FDA said it was aware of many companies that were marketing and selling fraudulent COVID-19 products that claim to prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19. In fact, the agency said it had sent at least 75 warning letters as of the publication date.
Some of these fraudulent products included essential oils, patches, gels, CBD products, teas and tinctures, colloidal silver and dietary supplements.
The FDA strongly encouraged consumers to remain cautious of companies selling products, including test kits, that say they prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19. The FDA said it continues to take steps to find and stop companies from selling unapproved COVID-19-related products.
The agency asked consumers to report adverse events related to COVID-19 products to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.
The FDA's COVID-19 Health Fraud website provides a complete list of the companies and websites the FDA has sent warning letters to regarding their COVID-19-related products.
A few things the FDA wants the public to know when trying to judge whether a product is legitimate:
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
"Miracle cures" that claim a scientific breakthrough or contain a secret ingredient are likely a scam.
If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and call your health care provider.
Town of Ardmore Election Scheduled
The Town of Ardmore will hold a municipal election Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the town annex building.
The office of Mayor and five Council positions are up for election.
Mayor Shannon announced July 6, 2020 he is running for re-election for the office of Mayor.
Councilmen Ricky Mitchell, Leah Faulk, Melody Duffey, Mary Hobbs, and Billy Ray Hall also announced on July 6, 2020 they will be running for re-election in August.
Anyone interested in running for one of these positions must be at least 18 years old, must be a state resident and a resident of the town for 90 days prior to the election, remain a resident of the town during the entire term, must be a U.S. Citizen, and a registered voter in the state.
The term is for four years. There is no limit on the number of terms a person can serve.
The deadline to qualify to run is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5 p.m.
There is no cost to qualify or run for a position.
Applications to qualify can be picked up at the Ardmore Town Hall.
The council meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 in the Town Annex Building beside the Ardmore Police Department.
Tuition Set For Tennessee Students
Ardmore, Tennessee students planning to attend Ardmore High School or Cedar Hill Elementary this coming school year are required to pay annual tuition.
The tuition this year is $498.80 and is due by Friday, July 31, 2020. Ardmore, TN students will pay at the Ardmore City Hall.
Free Lunch In The Park
Come out to the John Barnes Park Sunday, July 12, 2020 for a free lunch. The meal will be a hot dog, bag of chips, and a bottle of water. Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Stan Wilson and Wayne Boldin are planning to set up in the park at the pavilion by the walking track.
This is a Christian Outreach opportunity. Churches as well as individuals can volunteer. They need volunteers to help cook and serve and possibly deliver some meals.
This is a chance for people to fellowship and eat a meal together. They are focusing on the homebound, possibly even taking a meal to some folks who cannot get out. Those people who are facing financial hardships and could use a little help and friendship are welcome.
Folks can share with others how they have been blessed and hear the good news of the Gospel.
Stan and Wayne are hoping to make this a weekly event on Sundays. They are considering using the TN park one week and the AL park the next week.
For more information, to volunteer, or if you know someone who needs a meal call Stan Wilson at 260-571-2822 or Wayne Boldin at 256-431-0910.
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