Archives: October 2009

BOOOOO!!! Scary Broom!!!

We’ve been having fun with this…. Brooms are standing by themselves!! Lots of fun. Major Discount showed us this with his broom and I thought he was pulling our legs or there was something special with the one he brought in. So we grabbed a couple more and it WORKED!!! Needless to say we had lots of fun making people stop here in the mall and take pictures of their own to marvel at.

It only happens every once and a while…

FRIGHTFUL FRIDAY!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Well the Halloween Weekend is upon us….kids WILL be all amped up on sugar, wearing face masks that limit vision…..They won’t be paying attention, so Please LOOK OUT for the kids this weekend!!!




Birthday Clipart

Birthdays for Friday, 10/30/09

Music:

Grace Slick 70/singer, Jefferson Airplane, Starship

Timothy B. Schmit 62/bass-vocals, The Eagles

T. Graham Brown 55/country singer, “Darlene,” “Don’t Go to Strangers”

Kassidy Osborn 33/singer, SheDaisy, “Little Goodbyes”

And the late:

Patsy Montana–1908-1996/Country Music Hall of Fame singer, “I Want to Be a Cowgirl’s Sweetheart”

General:

Henry Winkler 64/actor-director, Fonzie on TV’s Happy Days

Harry Hamlin 58/actor, TV’s L.A. Law

Ben Bailey 39/comedian, host of TV’s Cash Cab




JUSTIN MOORE

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: JUSTIN MOORE

Justin Moore was born and raised in Poyen, Ark. One set of his grandparents raised cattle and he helped with the chores. The other grandparents taught him how to hunt and fish. Although he was a star athlete in high school, he moved to Nashville after graduation to pursue a music career. He teamed with songwriter-producer Jeremy Stover to record some demos of original songs, which eventually found their way to Alan Jackson‘s producer, Keith Stegall. Moore will release his debut album on the Valory Music label in 2008.




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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!IF YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN, AND HOW IT’S CHANGED FROM A “NEW YEAR” FESTIVAL TO THE COSTUMED CANDY SEEKING ASSAULT BY YOUNGSTERS WORLDWIDE, CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO FIND OUT MORE FROM THE HISTORY CHANNELS WEBSITE




CLICK HERE TO VISIT MICHELLE BRANCH'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE

STUDIO 330 IN THE MORNING SESSION CUT OF THE DAY: MICHELLE BRANCH

Just three years after Michelle Branch first picked up a guitar at the age of 14, she was signed to Maverick Records with an album in stores. Branch’s debut, The Spirit Room, was produced by John Shanks (Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaak) and issued in August 2001, spawning the leadoff hit single/video “Everywhere.” Although she lists such classic rock acts as Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix as prime influences, Branch’s music is more akin to such modern-day female artists as Lisa Loeb, Alanis Morissette, and Melissa Etheridge, something her more mature 2003 album Hotel Paper displayed. In 2005 it was announced that Branch had begun a project with Nashville singer/songwriter Jessica Harp. Originally dubbed the Homewreckers, the duo shortened their name to the Wreckers and released their debut album, Stand Still, Look Pretty, in 2006. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

CLICK HERE to watch Michelle perform “Breathe” during her Studio 330 session at CMT.com

Chocolay Children’s Center Creative Kids Idea…

Halloween Treat Bags

Difficulty: Very Easy


What you’ll need:

  • Clear plastic gloves
  • Candy corn or Hot Tamales candy
  • Popcorn
  • Orange and black ribbon
  • Plastic spider rings

How to make it:

  1. Stuff a piece of candy corn in each finger of the clear plastic glove to resemble fingernails. If you wish, you can use the Hot Tamales candy instead to resemble painted fingernails.
  2. Fill it with popcorn (no butter!).
  3. Tie it at the wrist with orange and black ribbon.
  4. Place a plastic spider ring on one of the fingers.


Redfella’s Pick of the Day

Uptown Girl” is a song written and performed by musician Billy Joel, first released in 1983 on his album An Innocent Man. The lyrics describe a working-class “downtown man” attempting to woo a wealthy “uptown girl.” The single peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts in the US,[2] and #1 in the UK, staying at that position for 5 weeks; it was the second biggest selling single of 1983 in the United Kingdom behind only Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon, which Joel had knocked off the number one position on November 1st, 1983; in 1988, Rolling Stone ranked “Uptown Girl” #99 on their list of the 100 most important singles of the period 1963-1988. The song was the 19th biggest selling single of the 1980s in the United Kingdom.

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

It’s Thursday….can you say “Tissues”?!? (Bless you!)

MORE SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO FLU

AREA SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO THE FLU

Hancock – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY, Extracurriculars and athletics also cancelled

Republic-Michigamme – CLOSED THRU TUESDAY

Father Marquette – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Munising
– CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Munising Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Norway-Vulcan – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Holy Spirit – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Tahquamenon Area Schools – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Ontonagon – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

KBIC Pre-Primary – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY




HAPPY BIRTHDAYBirthdays for Thursday, 10/29/09

Music:

Denny Laine 65/singer-guitarist, Moody Blues, Wings

Melba Moore 64/singer-actress

Peter Green 63/guitarist, original Fleetwood Mac

Randy Jackson 48/singer, The Jacksons

General:

Richard Dreyfuss 62/actor, Jaws, Close Encounters, Mr. Holland’s Opus

Kate Jackson 61/actress TV’s Charlie’s Angels

Dan Castellaneta 52/actor, voice of Homer on TV’s The Simpsons

Joely Fisher 42/actress, TV’s Ellen

Winona Ryder 38/actress, Girl, Interrupted, Reality Bites





LUKE BRYAN

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: LUKE BRYAN

Luke Bryan grew up in the very small town of Leesburg, Ga. Back home, he helped his father with his peanut and fertilizer businesses while playing sports and enjoying the great outdoors. Yet he can remember his mother urging him to belt out George Strait songs over and over while she drove him into town to shop. By age 14, his parents bought him an Alvarez guitar. By 15, his father would take him down to a nearby club, Skinner’s, where he shared guitar licks and lead vocals with other local country singers.

At age 16, two local songwriters who’d enjoyed some success providing tunes for Nashville artists invited him to join their twice-a-week writing sessions at a local church. By that time, Bryan led his own band, playing at Skinner’s and various community events.

Encouraged by everyone who heard him play, Bryan planned to move to Nashville after high school graduation. Supported by his family, he was loading his car for the move when tragedy struck. His older brother Chris, Bryan’s biggest supporter and one of his best friends, was killed in an auto accident the day Bryan was to leave town.

He continued to devote himself to music, finding escape and emotional release in its songs. He poured his feelings into his songwriting, and after enrolling in Georgia Southern University, Bryan and his band would perform nearly every weekend on campus or at nearby clubs or parties. He eventually recorded an album of 10 songs, nine of which he’d written.

Despite everyone’s encouragement, he stubbornly refused to reconsider moving to Tennessee. After graduation, he went to work for his father’s agriculture business. Bryan loved the work, but a year into it, his father forced him to quit the job and move to Nashville. He arrived in Music City on Sept. 1, 2001.

Within two months, he’d signed a publishing deal with a company owned by songwriter Roger Murrah. Bryan spent time honing his material, building up a catalog of songs. Capitol Records will release his debut album in 2006.




DOC~n~DUCK’S VIDEO OF THE DAY

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT KRIS KRISTOPHERSONS' OFFICIAL WEBSITE




STUDIO 330 IN MORNING SESSION CUT OF THE DAY: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

Watch Rhodes scholar and award-winning icon Kris Kristofferson perform legendary classics in this unforgettable and exclusive Studio 330 Sessions performance. CLICK HERE to view Kris’ performance of his Number #1 hit song “Why Me” at CMT.com

More schools closed…only thing we’ve learned I guess is…..if you’re sick, STAY HOME!!

MORE SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO FLU

AREA SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO THE FLU

Hancock – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY, Extracurriculars and athletics also cancelled

Holy Spirit – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Father Marquette – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Munising
– CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Munising Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Norway-Vulcan – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Tahquamenon Area Schools – CLOSED THRU FRIDAY

Ontonagon – CLOSED TODAY

Superior Central – CLOSED TODAY


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SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: TIM McGRAW

When Tim McGraw debuted in the early ’90s, few would have predicted that he would eventually take over Garth Brooks position as the most popular male singer in country music. Yet that’s exactly what he did, thanks to a string of multi-platinum albums, a high-profile marriage to fellow superstar Faith Hill, and Brooks own inevitable decline. His sound epitomized the strain of commercial country that dominated his era: updated honky tonk and Southern-fried country-rock on the uptempo tunes, well-polished, adult contemporary-tinged pop on the ballads. Helped out early in his career by several novelty items, McGraw simply wound up cranking out hookier hits on a more consistent basis than any of his peers. By the late ’90s, he was not only a superstar among country fans, but a mainstream celebrity with a large female following.

Samuel Timothy McGraw was born in Delhi, LA, on May 1, 1967. Though he didn’t know it until years later, his father was baseball player Tug McGraw, a star relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets who’d had a brief affair with McGraw’s mother. He was raised mostly in the small town of Start, LA, near Monroe, and grew up listening to a variety of music: country, pop, rock, and R&B. He attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship, studying sports medicine, and it was only then that he started playing guitar to accompany his singing. He played the local club circuit and dropped out of school in 1989, heading to Nashville on the same day his hero Keith Whitley passed away. He sang in Nashville clubs for a couple of years and landed a deal with Curb in 1992. His debut single, the minor hit “Welcome to the Club,” was released later that year, and his self-titled debut album appeared in 1993 but failed to even make the charts.

McGraw’s fortunes changed with the lead single from his 1994 sophomore effort, Not a Moment Too Soon. “Indian Outlaw” was embraced as a light-hearted, old-fashioned novelty song by fans but was heavily criticized for what some regarded as patronizing caricatures of Native Americans. Despite some radio stations’ refusal to air the song, it reached the country Top Ten and even crossed over to the pop Top 20. All the publicity helped send McGraw’s next single, the ballad “Don’t Take the Girl,” all the way to the top of the country charts; it too made the pop Top 20. The album kept spinning off hits: “Down on the Farm” hit number two, the title track went to number one in 1995, and the novelty tune “Refried Dreams” also reached the Top Five. Not a Moment Too Soon was a genuine blockbuster hit, eventually selling over five million copies and topping both the country and pop album charts; it was also the best-selling country album of the year.

McGraw’s follow-up, 1995’s All I Want, immediately consolidated his stardom with the number one smash “I Like It, I Love It.” The album topped the country charts, reached the pop Top Five, and sold over two million copies. Once again, it functioned as a hit factory thanks to the number two “Can’t Be Really Gone,” the number one “She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart,” and the Top Five “All I Want Is a Life” and “Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It.” Over 1996, McGraw supported the album with an extensive tour, accompanied by opening act Faith Hill. In October, after the tour was over, McGraw and Hill married, in a union of country star power that drew plenty of attention from mainstream media. It doubtlessly helped McGraw’s next album, 1997’s Everywhere, become another crossover smash; it topped the country charts, fell one spot short of doing the same on the pop side, and sold four million copies. The lead single was a McGraw-Hill duet called “It’s Your Love,” which not only hit number one country, but made the pop Top Ten. Three more singles from the album — “Everywhere,” “Where the Green Grass Grows,” and “Just to See You Smile” — hit number one, and two others — “One of These Days” and “For a Little While” — reached number two. Meanwhile, “Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me,” another husband-and-wife duet from Hills 1998 album Faith, climbed into the Top Five.

With the multi-platinum success of Everywhere, McGraw was poised to take over Brooksthrone as the king of contemporary country, a transition that only accelerated when Brooks confounded his fans with the Chris Gaines project. McGraw, meanwhile, just kept topping the charts. His next album, 1999’s triple-platinum , hit number one country and pop, and four of its singles also hit number one: “Please Remember Me” (which featured Patty Loveless), “Something Like That,” “My Best Friend,” and “My Next Thirty Years.” 2000 brought McGraw’s first Greatest Hits compilation, a best-selling smash, and another Top Ten duet from Hill‘s Breathe album, “Let’s Make Love.” The song later won McGraw his first Grammy, for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Also in 2000, McGraw had a brush with the law when he and tourmate Kenny Chesney got involved in a scuffle with police officers, after Chesney attempted to ride one of the officers’ horses; McGraw was later cleared of assault charges and spent the rest of 2000 on a second tour with Hill.

Released in 2001, Set This Circus Down (number one country, number two pop) kept McGraw’s hit streak going into the new millennium, giving him four more number ones — “Grown Men Don’t Cry,” “Angry All the Time,” “The Cowboy in Me,” and “Unbroken” — just like that. In 2002, his duet with protégée Jo Dee Messina, “Bring on the Rain,” also went to number one. For the follow-up album, McGraw defied country convention by entering the studio not with session musicians, but with his road band, the Dancehall Doctors, a unit that had been together since 1996 (with some members around even before that). Tim McGraw was released in late 2002 and produced Top Ten hits in “Red Rag Top” and “She’s My Kind of Rain”; it also featured a startlingly faithful cover of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.” McGraw kept the formula the same on 2004’s chart-topping Live Like You Were Dying, utilizing his road band, as well as co-mixing/producing the record himself. Let It Go followed in 2007, with Southern Voice arriving in 2009. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide


Will Farrell as ELF

Congratulations to Amanda Baldwin of Marquette, who registered for a chance to win “A Christmas to Remember” with Doc~N~Duck.  Amanda knew that this audio clip was Will Farrell as Buddy the Elf in the Holiday Classic “Elf”…Tune in weekday morning for your chance to play!!


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STUDIO 330 IN THE MORNING SESSION CUT OF THE DAY: TRAILER CHOIR

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE STUDIO 330 SESSION OF TRAILER CHOIR PERFORMING “IN MY NEXT FIVE BEERS” FROM CMT.COM

With titles like “Rockin’ the Beer Gut” and “In My Next Five Beers,” it shouldn’t take long to figure out the Nashville-based trio Trailer Choir sing of good times, better whiskey, and the best American nightlife has to offer. With members Crystal, Butter, and Vinny — the 400 pound man who is known to dance the worm in the middle of their shows — Trailer Choir started out as a cover band, playing everything from the barroom standard “Friends in Low Places” to the disco favorite “I Will Survive.” As they began adding original songs to the mix, their audience grew. One night, impressed by their whimsical tunes and energetic stage show, country music superstar Toby Keith introduced himself to the band. A showcase for Keith and his label Show Dog Nashville in the spring of 2007 found Trailer Choir leaving with a signed contract. Then, the band — who listed their influences as Garth Brooks, Tammy Wynette, Oprah, Elvis, and the Sonic chain of fast food restaurants — began recording their debut album with Keith as producer. They previewed the album in the spring of 2008 with the single “Off the Hillbilly Hook,” which was also the title of a six-song EP that appeared in 2009. ~ David Jeffries, All Music Guide

Who? You?…the Flu? PHOO!!

OINK!!!!

UPPER MICHIGAN SCHOOLS CLOSED – FLU

Father Marquette Elementary and Middle School – Closed through Monday

Munising Public Schools – Closed through Friday

Munising Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center – Closed through 10/30/09.

Menominee Public Schools – Closed today.

Ontonagon Area Public Schools – Closed today and tomorrow.

Superior Central Schools – Closed today and tomorrow


Joe NicholsSPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: JOE NICHOLS

Joe Nichols was born in Rogers, Ark., on Nov. 26, 1976. His father drove a truck but also played bass and sang. Nichols would hear and watch his dad perform at VFW dates. Like Nichols’ grandfather and uncles, his dad played classic country music.

At 19, Nichols secured a record deal on Intersound Records before the label folded. After that, he endured the usual round of Nashville jobs that most aspiring young country singers hold down, from moving furniture to installing cable TV systems to selling steaks door to door. In 1999, he met studio guitarist Brent Rowan, who ultimately produced Nichols’ 2002 album Man With a Memory, the first project from the Universal South imprint. Nichols and the song “The Impossible” earned a total of three Grammy nominations and “Brokenheartsville” hit No. 1.

Even as “The Impossible” was taking off, Nichols played the Grand Ole Opry every available Saturday night. A few days after his father passed away in 2002, Nichols performed the Merle Haggard classic “Footlights” on the Opry. Alan Jackson invited Nichols to open selected shows on his 2003 tour, the same year he won the the CMA Horizon award.

In 2004, he issued his second album, Revelation, which offered two Top 10 hits (“If Nobody Believed in You” and “What’s a Guy Gotta Do”). He also released A Traditional Christmas at the end of the year.

His career received a boost in the summer of 2005 when the memorable single “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” found favor at country radio. As a result, his album, III, was quickly certified gold.

  • Michigan Native, but now with a British Accent (WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED THERE, EH?!?!) MADONNA is back in the news again. CLICK HERE to find out more!!

Michael Jacksons’ Final Performance, “This Is It”, will open in theaters Wednesday across the nation. You can check out the Video right here, or CLICK HERE to get a little more background from The King of Pops’ Official Website

Listeners in the Marquette Area can view the movie Wednesday Night. Here’s the information

Michael Jackson’s This Is It
‎2hr 1min‎‎ – Rated PG‎‎ – Documentary/Musical‎

Carmike Delft 5 130 West Main, Marquette, MI – Map

Carmike Royal Cinemas 1351 O’Dovero Dr, Marquette, MI – Map

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Do I Smell pork?!?…H1N1 or NOT, this really sucked!!

Finally feeling well enough for Doc to come back to work….He looks like hell, AND didn’t bring Duck ANY icing or cake (Don’t Ask!)

Duck didn’t get the chance to hunt over the weekend, drove around in the woods but too wet…..what he means is it was too wet for him to get out of the truck LOL!

Martina McBride

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: MARTINA McBRIDE

Martina McBride (born Martina Schiff) was born July 29, 1966, in Sharon, Kan., and grew up on a farm singing country music from the moment she could tiptoe up to a mike. Before launching her own career on RCA Records, McBride learned about life on the road by selling T-shirts at Garth Brooks concerts.

Her first album, 1992’s The Time Has Come, stumbled, but the 1993 follow-up The Way That I Am introduced her to the country audience with the upbeat single and video “My Baby Loves Me.” Another single from that album, “Independence Day,” failed to crack the Top 10. However, by singing about spousal abuse without coming off as preachy, the song has since become McBride’s signature song. The video earned a CMA award in 1994, and McBride has rarely released a single since then without an accompanying video.

The title track from 1995’s Wild Angels became her first No. 1 hit, and she joined the Grand Ole Opry that same year. She continued to rack up hits — including “A Broken Wing,” “Happy Girl,” “Wrong Again,” Whatever You Say,” “I Love You” and “Love’s the Only House” — and captured her first CMA female vocalist award in 1999.

She took her second CMA female vocalist trophy in 2002, on the strength of her Greatest Hits package, with the new singles “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues,” and a studio album, Martina, followed in 2003. She also won the CMA female vocalist trophy in 2003 and 2004.

In 2005, McBride covered an album’s worth of country classics on Timeless.

  • Birthdays for Monday, 10/26/09Music:Bootsy Collins 58/bass player, Parliament-FunkadelicDavid Was 57/vocals, etc., Was Not WasKristen Hall 47/former member of Sugarland, “Baby Girl,” “Something More”Natalie Merchant 46/singer, formerly with 10,000 ManiacsKeith Urban 42/country singer, “You’ll Think of Me,” “Somebody Like You,” “Kiss a Girl”General:Jaclyn Smith 64/actress, TV’s Charlie’s AngelsPat Sajak 63/host, TV’s Wheel of Fortune Hillary Rodham Clinton 62/former first lady, senator from New York

    Lauren Tewes 55/actress, Julie on TV’s The Love Boat

    Rita Wilson 53/actress, Mrs. Tom Hanks

    Dylan McDermott 48/actor, TV’s The Practice

    Tom Cavanagh 41/actor, TV’s Ed

    And the late:

    Jackie Coogan–1915-1984/actor, Uncle Fester on TV’s Addams Family

Sean Patrick McGraw

STUDIO 330 IN THE MORNING ARTIST OF THE DAY: SEAN PATRICK McGRAW
Previous Nashville Star contestant describes his music as “beer-soaked honky-tonk poetry.” Watch as he performs an intimate set on Studio 330 Sessions on CMT.com. CLICK HERE to visit Sean Patrick McGraw’s official website

Thanx for stopping by visiting the Blog…..Any comments, suggestions, ideas always welcome and appreciated….Or Don’t!!…After all, we can’t force you to do Anything, but we’re pretty lonely guys, so make our day and Say Hey!!

Redfella’s Pick of the Day

Uptown Girl” is a song written and performed by musician Billy Joel, first released in 1983 on his album An Innocent Man. The lyrics describe a working-class “downtown man” attempting to woo a wealthy “uptown girl.” The single peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts in the US,[2] and #1 in the UK, staying at that position for 5 weeks; it was the second biggest selling single of 1983 in the United Kingdom behind only Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon, which Joel had knocked off the number one position on November 1st, 1983; in 1988, Rolling Stone ranked “Uptown Girl” #99 on their list of the 100 most important singles of the period 1963-1988. The song was the 19th biggest selling single of the 1980s in the United Kingdom.

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

FLU TWO!

UPPER MICHIGAN SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO THE FLU  (10/23/09):

In Marquette County:

NICE Community Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Ishpeming Public Schools – Closed through Monday 10/26/09.

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Elsewhere around the U.P.:

Big Bay De Noc Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Delta/Schoolcraft ISD – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Dollar Bay / Tamarack Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Escanaba Public Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Holy Name School in Escanaba – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Pelkie Elementary School – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

St. Francis de Sale School in Manistique – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

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MARQUETTE CO. HEALTH DEPARTMENT H1N1 HOTLINE INFORMATION:

An H1N1 Hotline has been established by the Marquette County Emergency
Services Department with support of the Marquette County Health Department. The Hotline number is 475-1176 or 475-1175. A free 800 # is also available at 888-363-9708.  It will be staffed from 8AM to 5PM today through Tuesday, October 27th.

Residents can call this number to find out when clinics will be scheduled as well as information on how to avoid the flu and when to seek medical care.