Butler Senior Center Closed to Public

The Butler Senior Center has announced that it will be closed until March 31st. Home meals will continue to be delivered but the Butler Center is now closed to the public for lunch and activities through  March 31st.

Staff will be available to answer the phone , but meals will not be served.

That’s the Butler Senior Center closed to the public until further notice.

Stocking Up on Prescriptions: Message from Mark Jones, BCMH Pharmacist

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are urging people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 to get ready for it now. One way you can do that is to obtain extra necessary medications ahead of time – easier said than done, however, with some insurance plans.

Mark Jones, RPh, Director of Pharmacy at Bates County Memorial Hospital advises, “Check with your pharmacist. Each insurance plan is different. Many are relaxing refill requirements, and encouraging patients to get refills ahead of the normal time. The best way is to have your pharmacist check for you and refill up to 90 days if allowed.”

The CDC recommends looking into mail-order prescription services if you cannot get extra medications.

Others may be concerned about shortages of their medications.

“There are no specific drugs affected to date,” Jones says regarding fears of shortages. “However with the ongoing issues of supply and demand, it would be difficult to say if any specific medications are going to be short. Again, check with your pharmacist, call and talk with them about your medication and your insurance to determine if you can get the meds refilled early or for an extended time.” If you are over 60 years of age and/or have a serious chronic medical condition (like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease), you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Learn more about planning ahead to reduce your risk from the CDC

Bargain Buy Shopping Show Thursday, March 19th

The Fm-92 Bargain Buy Shopping Show airs the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm.  It’s your chance to call in and purchase discounted gift certificates to local businesses like beauty salons, clothing boutiques, event venues, etc.  We also have half-price admission tickets to places like Branson shows, Kansas City Zoo, Lucas Oil Speedway and lots more.  The next Bargain Buy Shopping Show will be Thursday, March 19th.  If you are unable to tune-in during show time, you can always call or come by the station any time Monday thru Friday from 8-4:30 to purchase your discount coupon.  For a complete and updated list of items for sale, go to our website 921news.com and click on the “Show” tab then click “Bargain Buy”.  Let’s get ready to save some money!