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air (continued from page I) Dunn, ARHP 4. Pedigraph screening (foot evaluations) by Dr. Brandon Trostof the Coldwater Chiro- practic Center 5. Hearing screening by Miracle of Dodge City 6. Medicine review by Drs. Tony and Lisa Gales of Main Street Pharmacy Osteoporosis Services will be doing screenings to check bone density for a fee of $20 paid di- rectly to them. Sally Johnson from Coldwat- er Chiropractic Center will be providing 10 minute massages for $5. Many folks will feel bet- ter aRer this! Miracle Ear is coming from Dodge City and will check hear- ing at no cost. They will be sta- tioned in a quiet room, outside the gym. Kathy McGee from the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, will be providing a valuable service. She will be in a private room, next to the gym, with computer access to help folks choose and enroll in the best Medicare D prescription program for them. She works closely with Drs. Lisa and Tony Gales of Main SU'eet Pharmacy. I want to stress, the lab work, osteoporosis check and hearing Protection Valley Manor To Apply for Credits The Protection Valley Manor board is conducting a Feasibil- board of directors has embarked ity Survey: Residents of the on a fund-raising campaign for . county are asked to complete a expansion of Protection Valley survey to determine the support Manor. The Comanche County for the Tax Credit application. Economic Development Foun- The survey can be picked up at dation (CCEDF)has been asked the nursing home or at Protec- to apply for the Kansas Tax tion Automotive. Credits on behalf of Protection People are being asked to re- -Valley Manor. The deadline for turn the surveys to Odin Loucks the application is May 5, just two at Protection Automotive, Ruth weeks away. Ann Jellison at Protection Val- Protection Valley Manor, a Icy Manor, P.O. Box 553, Pro- non-profit 501c(3) organization, tection, KS 67127 or Linda Hart began operating in February at CCEDF, P.O. Box 268, Cold- 1974. water, KS 67029 as soon as pos- An addition is to be built to sible. the southeast side of the care fa- Protection Valley Manor cility. It will become the new board is also seeking letters of dining area, kitchen, and storage support and pledges to purchase area -- expanding the size of tax credits. The 70 per cent tax these areas. The larger area will credits can be used against Kan- allow staffthe space to stay tom- sas tax liabilities. Those Want- pliant with the ever-changing ing more information should nursing home regulations, contact Linda Hart at CCEDF, In order to prepare for the 620-582-2993 or Ruth Ann Jel- Tax Credit application, PVM lison at PVM, 620-622-4261. Must Watch Poisons around Kids by Jan St.Clair, small amounLof liquid, they CEAFCS could drown because they can't "Children Act Fast So Do pull themselves up. Poisons[" It takes only a few Since children are naturally minutes for a child to grab and curious, the danger doesn't end swallow something that could be when the cleaning is finished. poisonous. The average home is Close cleaning product caps full of chemicals, medicines, and securely. Child-resistant packag- cleaning supplies that can be 'ing doesn't work if the container potential hazards for children, isn't properly closed. Be alert to what is around Lock products up. Store them you. Take away the opportunity in a location that's away from and you've reduced the chance children, pets and food. Install for an accidental poisoning when child-resistant locks on cabinets small children are around. Keep and doors and then be sure they the following tips in mind to help are used. make your home a safer place for Keep cleaning products in children or grandchildren, their original containers. If an Schedule routine cleaning accident occurs, the label should around the kids' routines, such provide information concerning as nap time or when they aren't the product's contents and ad- at home. vice on what immediate first-aid' Don't be distracted when to perforrn. you're cleaning. Keep your at- Carefully dispose of empty tention on the tasks at hand and cleaning containers. Replace the the children around you. Save caps, then discard in a sealed activities like talking on a cell recycling bin or garbage con- phone, talking with another adult tainer-that's safe from exploring in the room or "listening" to the children and pets. TV for another time. If there is a poison-related Don't leave children unat- emergency, call the Poison Con- tended around cleaning prod- trol Center's hotline: 1-800-222- ucts. If you need to answer the 1222. Keep this toll-free nam- doorbell or the phone, take the ber next to every phone in the child with you. house. This number can be Don't leave cleaning buckets reached 24 hours a day, seven containing liquid unattended, days a week. Besides the obvious chance of Take care to be sure your spilling, slipping or sipping, "little ones" are safe. It only there's the fact that toddlers are 'takes a few minutes to take pre- "top heavy." If they topple into cautions to prevent a lifetime of a bucket, evenone with a very regret. m, mm exams are "screenings," not"di- agnostic." If there are problems detected further evaluation will be necessary. The Learning Center, in the gym, will consist of many tables offering important information concerning your health and wellness. These include: --Dr. Trost of Coldwater Chiropractic Center --American Red Cross --Main Street Phar nacy --American Heart Associa- tion --Osteoporosis Services ---American Cancer Society --VISION 2006 --Arthritis Foundation --Comanche County Hospi- tal --American Diabetes Asso- ciation --Iroquois Center for Human Development --Pioneer Lodge --Family Crisis Center --Protection Valley Manor --Comanche County Exten- sion Office --South Wind Hospice ---Lincare (home respiratory service) --LINK, Inc. (services for those w/physical disabilities) --Comanche County Health Department --Med-Link Mobility (medi- cal equipment) --SKIL (independent re- source center) Volunteers at these tables will have pamphlets and most tables will also have assorted "free- bies" and/or drawings for gifts or free services. Be sure to sign up for door prizes at the gym exit door. You do not need to be present to win. Lab results may be picked up in Protection from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. & 2-6 p.m. Monday, May 1 in the Community Room of the Protection Library, or during regular business hours of 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. May 2, 3, and 4 at the health department office in Coldwater. We will be glad to go over your lab results with you, at no charge. No appointment is nec- essary on the days listed above. This Saturday promises a morning of fun, food and facts to be "health-wise". We hope you can be there. For more information, call the health department at 582- 2431. ! 'WiI by Carmen Odell Wilmore Oil Company held its annual pancake supper at the Timberwolf Cafe Thursday evening. About 90 people turned out for the event. It was a really nice supper, and it's always fun to sit and visit with neighbors. Thanks Terry, of their efforts. We all hope they Wanda, and Joe! have a wonderful trip. Saturday at the Wilmore Sunrise service at the Wil- Community Center, Patty Farris, more Federated Church Easter Edna Currier, Robin Allen, Betty Sunday was very nice. We are Yost, and Wanda Booth hosted so blessed to have such a won-" a bridal shower for Tanyaderful church right here in Wil- Snyder. Tanya is the daughter of more. There was an excellent Terry and Roberta Snyder. The breakfast afterwards and an Eas- ladies all had a wonderful time. ter egg hunt for the kids. Tanya and Dean Yoder are to Next Sunday, April 23, the be married May 6. Best wishes Dynamics from South Central to the happy couple. High School will be at the Brady Unruh and Maggie church. Services will start at Hackney have nearly met their 9"30. Come join us! fund-raising goals for their trip Wanda Booth had an Easter to Europe. Brady is the son of dinner for her family -- Joe, Roger and Gay Lyn Unruh. Kiab, and Braden Booth of Wil- Maggie is the daughter of Lane more, Cindy and Bill Ribordy and Cindy Hackney. The kids and Angela Booth of Holcomb, plan to visit France, Germany, and John and Ruby Booth of England, Ireland, and Holland. Coldwater. We hear it was a fan- They will leave June 12, and tastic meal. be gone for three weeks. They If you have any news, please have worked really hard and the feel free to gave me a call. Have entire community is very proud a great week! Alva. Provider for Vision = Superior Vision. Clinic Ask about Cataract Sugery Dr. Troy L. Smith Performed in Alva Office Hours: 1 "800"350" 2393 M-W-Th Tu-Fri 8:00-5:30" 7:30-5:30 504 College Ave. Alva, OK I I I Flowering and Vegetable Plants Hours: 9-12 and 1-5:30 Monday through Saturday Closed during noon hour (12-1 p.m.) daily Protection . 622-4596 ATTENTION COLDWATER CUSTOMERS OF OSBORN DISPOAL INC.!! Osbom Disposal is announcing a change in the day of the week for some customers' trash pick-up: Starting Thursday, May 4th, anyone who has had their trash pick- up on Friday mornings, will have their trash pick-up on Thursday mornings. There will no longer be trash pick-ups on Friday. The time of day your trash is picked up will remain the same. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Osbom Disposal at (620) 635-4331. Thank you, Osborn Disposal