Commerce family practitioner Dr. Rick Selvaggi says ebola virus is very virulent, but because it is not an airborne virus and because of the advanced health-care system in the U.S., it is very unlikely to spread widely here. But Dr. Rick says it's not impossible that some strain of flu could become pandemic, as the terrible flu outbreak of 1918.
Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says it's time to start getting gardens ready for the winter. The Master Gardeners, Hunt County Agrilife Extension and the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library present "The Art of Gardening: Goblins in the Garden" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Outdoor Learning Center, 2311 Washington Street in Greenville.
Dr. Kent Montgomery, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium, says a total lunar eclipse occurs between 4 and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, and those who'd like to get a good view of it are welcome at the A&M-Commerce observatory on County Road 4208, just east of Highway 50, south of Commerce. Also, current Friday night shows at the Planetarium are "Exploding Universe" and "Perfect Little Planet."
The Hunt County United Way recently added Raffa, an organization that provides a variety of support services to women in Hunt County, to the list of organizations it assists with funding, according to United Way Executive Director Frances Dalbey.
Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks has organized a "Buy Local, Support Commerce" campaign Oct. 5-11. The University, the Commerce ISD and the city of Commerce are all supporting the campaign. LaVelle says a similar campaign is planned for the spring.