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September 21, 2023

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Page 10 - Rutherford Weekly 828-248-1408 Thursday, September 21-September 27, 2023 ©Community First Media Community First Media HANDS ARE FOR SO MANY THINGS: 132 Blanton Street, Spindale Between here: And here: • Holding on • Letting go • Hard working hands • Healing hands • Shaking hands • Busy hands • Helping hands • Time on your hands VOLUNTEER Ask your cashier for an applicaŸ on. The Hispanic Festival held Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Forest City drew dozens of visitors, church members and friends to the church property for food, games and dancing. Church tours were from 9am until 12pm. There were also several educational vendor booths and a visit from Forest City Fire & Rescue. Article Provided By: Jean Gordon. Photos Provided By: Amy Bridges Hispanic Festival in Forest City The Rutherford County Extension Master Gardeners toured the amazing gardens of the Flat Rock Playhouse recently. Also joining the Rutherford master gardeners were Polk County master gardeners. Article Provided By: Jean Gordon. Photos by Steve Pettis. Master Gardeners at Flat Rock September is National Food Safety Education Month and NCDHHS is raising awareness about common foodborne illnesses and steps you can take to prevent them. According to the CDC, there are approximately 48 million cases of foodborne illness each year across the U.S., affecting one in six Americans. Common foodborne pathogens include S a l m o n e l l a , Escherichia coli (E. coli), Norovirus and Listeria, and symptoms of food poisoning may include diarrhea, stomach pain or cramps, nausea, vomiting and/or fever. NCDHHS recommends four steps you can take to prevent foodborne illness. 1) Clean. Always wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water and wash utensils, cutting boards and countertops. 2) Separate. It is important to prevent cross-contamination whenever you are handling different food items. 3) Cook. Cooking all foods to the proper temperature is an important step in preventing foodborne illness. 4) Chill. It is important to refrigerate and store leftovers promptly and avoid leaving food sitting out whenever possible. Learn more about foodborne illness at NCDHHS' Division of Public Health or on the CDC's website. Article Provided By: NCDHHS Four Steps for Food Safety Answers to Word Search

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