The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley is getting a share of nearly 1 hundred 25 million dollars in grants to 100 agencies across the state. The grants over 5 years will provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals at-risk for substance use disorders. The Concho Valley Council will get a total of 3 million 50 thousand dollars. The HHSC receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to deliver substance use treatment services to eligible Texans throughout the state.
Shannon Clinic is hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics all this week from 2 to 7 p.m., and Next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinics are being held in the Foster Field parking lot at the corner of South Jackson and University Ave.
The flu shot clinics are for patients of all ages. No appointment is necessary. The clinic will accept and file insurance, or patients may pay 35 dollars per vaccine. Patients are asked to bring their insurance card and wear a mask to receive their shot.
Vaccination before December is best since the timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest.
The flu shot is approved for people ages 6 months or older, including healthy people as well as those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.
For more information, call the Shannon Clinic at 325-481-2226.
The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley will host its 16th Annual Let It GO! Recovery Rally & Virtual Run on Saturday, September 26th to help celebrate National Recovery Month. The balloon release, symbolizing people “letting go” of addiction will be held at three public locations- Kirby Park, Kids Kingdom and ADACCV’s Cotton Lindsey Center at 12 noon on the 26th. Any individual can sponsor a balloon with a monetary donation. A 1 Mile - 5K virtual run is also part of the festivities leading up to the in-person event and is the key fundraising component. For more information contact Paulette Schell at 325-224-3481 or visit ADACCV’s website at "adaccv dot org".
The San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Committee invites residents to celebrate local and Hispanic culture during a three-day Virtual Dia de Los Muertos celebration from October 29th through the 31st. Dia de Los Muertos is a 4 thousand-year-old holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Hispanic communities. The holiday is a celebration of life when departed loved ones are welcomed back into our homes. Multiple activities will be hosted throughout each day virtually via the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Facebook page.
The Tom Green County Library is calling for the publics help in contributing stories and experiences about living here in the Concho Valley during the COVID 19 pandemic. They are for information for its new histories collection called, Listen, y’all: The Concho Valley Pandemic Histories Project. These submissions include audio, video, written text, and artistic works, and will be collected over the next few months and presented in a future exhibition. Beginning Labor Day, community members will be able to learn more about the project and upload their digitized submissions at the Library’s website.