FFA Pageant

SHS FFA Member Competes
In Miss FFA Competition

On March 5th, Kelly Wertz from the Saluda High School FFA Chapter was among fourty young ladies competing in the annual Miss. FFA Scholarship Competition.  This year it was held at the Abbeville Opera House and sponsored by the South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture.  The afternoon began for the girls with individual interviews and preparing for the evening’s event.  During the competition, the girls competed in an evening gown division.  They were introduced on stage and top ten contestants answered an agriculture related question in front of the audience.  Kelly won the award for Top Application Score.  She serves as Vice President of the Saluda Chapter.

1659 County COVID
Cases, 39 Deaths

  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases have risen to 1653 (1,472 actual, 187 probable), with 39 deaths.
  The county had 131.9 cases per 100,000, classified as a moderate incidence.  Last week, the figure was 307.71   cases per 100,000 with a high incidence rating.
  The number of tests given in Saluda County is 16,748. It should be noted if a Saluda County resident dies of Covid in a neighboring hospital, that death is counted in the neighboring county’s totals.
  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following case totals: Aiken - 12,335,   Edgefield - 2,441;  Greenwood -6,861, Lexington - 24,596; Newberry - 3,695.
  Sun., Mar. 14, 502 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by state Department of Health and Environmental Control, with six confirmed deaths.
  Positive tests are at 4.6 percent.
  This state total is  454,683, with probable cases   78,738. Confirmed deaths are  7,849, and   1,026 probable deaths.
  Be Positive You’re Negative
  DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you're negative by routinely getting tested if you're regularly out in the community.  DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn't require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours. DHEC's testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations.
  In Saluda County, 2133 citizens have started vaccinations, including 526 black, 1199 white,  38 Hispanic.; Saluda County ranks 45th out of 46 counites on the rate of vaciine recipients per 10,000 residents. Only Jasper County has a lower rate.  
  The local site giving vaccinations is Emmanuel Family Clinic - Saluda (Public health provider – Rural Health Clinic), 501 West Butler Ave, Saluda, SC 29138. Accepting eligible appointments.
  See the SC DHEC website for other locations
  Who can make an appointment?
  Anyone 65 years or older
  Mission-critical workers
  Reminders for getting your COVID-19 vaccine:
  Make an appointment with a vaccine provider to guarantee you’ll receive your shot. You need to make two appointments, one for each shot, for both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. You should make your appointment for your second shot at the same location where you receive your first one. Make your second appointment while you’re at your first appointment, no later. Don’t leave your first appointment without knowing how and when you’ll get your second shot.
  Until more vaccine is available, some appointments may need to be rescheduled for a later date if a provider runs out of vaccine. Providers will contact people directly if they need to reschedule an appointment. If you need to reschedule an appointment, remember to cancel your initial appointment so someone else can use it.