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March 9, 1989

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STUDENTS -- Perkins-Tryon High School prin- center, is shown with winning students from the Meridian V Tech skills competition events. Shown are: Chuck Smith, first, auto body; Kenny Williamson, industrial technology; Mr. Hyder; Cyndi Arnold, third, drafting and Agra student Madonna Rogers, first, off- Other winners (not pictured) include: Frank Nickias, air conditioning-refrigeration; Gerald Jackson, Agra, and Kevin Herrman, Agra, third, industrial ?. COMPETITION -- Perkins, Tryon, Carney and Agra attending career skills programs at the Indian Meridian Center recently excelled in schoolwide competition. from left, are: Jimmy Reid, P-T, third, auto body; P-T, second, masonry; George McKinnie, P-T, se- drafting; RoBda Stewart, P-T, second, commer- (grill event). Standing are, from left, Rhonda Graven, The following article was com- piled by the Perkins-Tryon Educa- tion Association. Sources used: "Healthy Kids", winter, 1989; and bulletin published by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. It can happen to anyone. Ac- cidental death, including poison, is the number one killer of pre-school children. In Oklahoma, some 7,500 persons are poisoned yearly. Near- ly 175 Oklahomans die each year of poisoning. Medicinals accounts for most poisoning, with household products a close second. Aspirin ac- counts for more poisoning deaths to children under five..Carelessness in use of pestiddes~ unlocked cabinets bearing household products, easily reached medicines, and poisons stored in deceptive containers can result in illness or death. Take steps now to poison-proof your home. Post the phone number of your regional Poison Control Center, as well as your local emer- gency services number near the telephone. Buy a one-ounce bottle of syrup of ipecac from your phar- macist {this is available at Perkins Drug}, and keep it in your medicine cabinet. Most parents never have occasion to use it, but for some children it can be lifesaving. Remember to keep ipecac on hand when your family travels, and it's a good idea to keep a second bottle in the glove compartment of your Car. Here are some "Do's" when you .... suspect poisoning. 1) Act prompt- ly and if necessary, provide life sup- t port. Suspect poisoning if your otherwise well child unexpectedly vomits--with or without stomach pains. Likewise, suspect poisoning if your child becomes unexpected- ly lethargic or suddenly exhibits bizarre and uncontrollable behav- ior. 2) Look for evidence of a poison- ing. Quickly search the immediate area for evidence of a plant, medicine, or household product that might have been ingested. 3) Make a decision--even if you just suspect poisoning, proceed to the next step. 4} Call the Poison Control Center and follow their instructions by third, offset printing; Lisa Matzke, Agra, first, writing downthetreatmentrecom- )gy (sculptured nails) and Cyndi Arnold, P-T, third, mended. Then, 5) precisely follow al drafting, the Poison Control Center s instruc- tions. The Center is staffed by Tyke Tour March 14 experts. , ,, Ing I:Io se A special t~r for youngsters who ~rhere are some "Don ts to be arcn z~ are expecting to become big 3 College of Veterinary brothers and sisters is offered at aware of when you suspect poison- is holding its Annual St~rWater Medical Center. The ing. 1} Don't adopt a wait-and-see )rse Show on March 25,u s are conducted the~ attitude when an ingestion occurs, e t, spoasared by the Tuesday each mo j , ith the 2) Don't rely on the poisoning first- class of veterinary next tour scheduledforM~ch 14,aid instructions printed on the is the first in a series of 1989. The tour will start ~.~.labels of commercial products. ]lwater Spring CircuitNo pre~enrollment is necess_a~,; Many such labels are out of date, *ws. The other two shows The tour, called ~ryke Tour, wrong, and even dangerous. 3) ored by the OSU Block originates from the Classroom,Don't assume that vomiting should - Club on-April 9, and the which is in the basement at the be induced for every poisoning and 14-H Horse Club on April medical center. There is no charge don't induce vomiting without pro- shows are open to all for the tour. fessional advice. 4) Don't give an ntry fee is $4. on thePlease contact Elaine Fox, emetic (a substance that induces it and $3.50 for pre- R.N.C., at 405-372-1480, ext. 351, if vomiting} to a young infant, anyone urked one week prior you need more information, who is not fully awake, or anyone .~ who is convulsing. Perkins Residents Clip the arena is located Owens, 2010 W. Sherwood, Still- Following Numbers and Place At on McElroy water, OK 74074, phone Telephone: to Liz 405-372-0088. March 12-19 Sunday, March 12 7:00 p.m. Nature: Ice Bird The Adelie penguin is among the 15 specms of birds ~a! nest in O'm Antart 8:00 p.m. Entertaining the Troops Hope t~d &ier'~ ~r~ lor American Sefv~n during WW'II. Monday, March 13 7:00 p.m. Baby Panda Special The slory of Ihe ~sl eight moflUls in the life of a baby panda. 8:00 p.m. Best of Wild America: Great Escapes A dose-up look at ~ wik:t escapes in some of ~ too6! inaedible animal ch~ ever l~ned, Tuesday, March 14 7:00 p.m. Great Moments from NOVA 9:00 p.m. American Experience: Indians, Outlaws, Angie Debo Wednesday, March 15 7:00 p.m. Senme Street Special 8:00 p.m. National Geographic: Century of Discovery Major explorauons and d*soov~tes of ~ 20~ oenlury am Ixofik~d. 9:00 p.m. Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel-Part 1 Anne Shirley has grown-up but has not lost her i~lJon. Thursday, March 16 7:30 p.m. Best of WIM America: Great Escapes 9:00 p.m. Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel-Part 2 Friday, March 17 8:00 p.m. National Geographic: Century of Discovery 9:00 p.m. OETA Movie Club: John Wayne Standing Tall Wayne's ~'xlls and co-s~'s laik ~ his X~-Io~@ Ioves..his work, um W~t, ~ornen and po~ICL I I I The Perkins Journal Thursday, March 9, 1989 -- PAGE 9 EMERGENCY NUMBERS Oklahoma Poison Center ........ 1-800-522-4611 Fire ................... 547-2412 Police ................. 547-2855 Perkins Medical Center.547-2473 Ambulance ........... 1-372-4171 Your Doctor's Number ......... How To Poison-Proof Your Home The vast majority of childhood poison- ings occur in or around the home. This is where you can most productively con- centrate your prevention efforts. Here is a checklist for making your home as poison-proof as possible. Kitchen Do not use the cabinet under the sink for storing household cleaning supplies or other hazardous chemicals, such as drain cleaner and automatic dishwasher detergent. Do not keep medicines or iron pills on the kitchen table or other open areas of the kitchen. They belong in a high cabinet or in a drawer with a child safe- ty latch. Do not store household chemicals near or in food storage areas. Keep all household products in their original containers. Do not remove original labels, and never store household products in containers meant for food or beverages, such as a soda bottle. Bedroom Do not keep medicines or cosmetics on bedside tables or in accessible dresser drawers. In baby's room, store toiletries well out of baby's reach on the changing table. Bathroom Put child safety latches on all drawers and cabinets that contain medicines, toiletries, cosmetics, and toilet