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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 7B can never rna io again Officials with the Califor- They also suggested the lines state operations during Dissemination of notifica-light-colored, loose-fitting into a cool or shady area and nia Emergency Management creation of a cooler environ- excessive heat emergenciestions to schools regardingclothing, rest. Especially if you be- Agency and the state Califor- ment by making sure win- and provides planning guid- the need to review proce- In the hot sun, a wide- come lightheaded, confused, nia Department of Public dow air conditioners are in- ance for local governments, dures and practices in re-brimmed hat will keep weak or feel faint. Health recommend seniors, stalled snugly; making sure nonprofit organizations and sponse to excessive heat the head cool If in thedirect people with disabilities window air conditioners and theprivate sector, emergencies; and sun, use a sunscreen with Use a buddy system and other health conditions air conditioning ducts areIn addition to efforts to State Department of Men- a sun protection factor ofDuring a heat wave, check take steps now to prepare insulated properly; in- public increase awareness of tal Health licensing review- 15 or higher and follow pack- on friends and family and for the possibility of pro- stalling weather strippingrisk of prolonged exposureer checks of facility disaster age directions. Reapply have someone do the same longed heat waves later this on doors and sills and plac- to heat, state-agency actions and emergency prepared- every two hours while in for you. If you know some- summer, ing window reflectors madeduring the seasonal readi-ness plans for all mental the sun. one who is elderly or has a "As we saw last year, pro- of cardboard and covered ness phase include: health rehabilitation centers health condition, check on longed exposure to excessive with aluminum foil betweenInternal procedure and re-and psychiatric health facili- Schedule outdoor her twice a day during a heat can take a toll on se- windows and drapes, source reviews by and coor- ties to ensure they are up-to- activities carefully heat wave. Watch for signs niors, people with disabili- "The safety of all Califor- dination among key state to date. Try to be less active dur-of heat exhaustion or heat ties and other health condi- nians, particularly peopleidentify potential issues and Californians can better ing the hottest part of the stroke. tions," said State Public with disabilities and se- problems; prepare for increased tem-day, late afternoon. Plan ac- High temperatures can Health Officer Mark Horton niors, is our utmost con- Contact from Cal EMA peratures by following these tivities to be outdoors before cause serious health prob- M.D. cern," said Bettenhausen. with county emergency offi- tips: noon or in the evening, lems. Know the symptoms of Horton and Cal EMA's "Simple actions taken now,cials to determine the status While outdoors, rest often in heat-related illness and be Acting Secretary Matthew before the next round of ex- of local preparedness activi- Stay cool indoors a shady area. ready to help. Bettenhausen, urged people tremely high temperatures,ties; The best way to beat the Never leave children or If your doctor limits the with disabilities, seniors can mean the difference be- Monitor heat-related and heat is to stay in an air-con- pets in aparked car. amount of fluid you drink, and others with health con- tweenlife and death." unusual occurrences by theditioned area. If you don't or if you take water pills, ditions to review the signs The came in conjunction California Department of have an air conditioner, go Pace yourseIf ask him or.her how much and symptoms associated with the seasonal readiness Public Health at long-termto a shopping mall or public If not used to working or you should drink when the with heat stroke and heat ex- of the state's new Contin-care facilities; building for a few hours. A exercising in hot weather,weather-is hot. haustion; arrange for a rela- gency Plan for Extreme Heat Distribution of heat-relat- cool shower or bath is also a start slowly and pick up the If you are on a low-salt tire, friend or neighbor to Emergencies. The plan, de-ed preparedness tips by the goodwayto cooloff.' pace gradually. Take fre- diet, talk with your doctor check on them; arrange for veloped by a multi-discipli- California Department of So- quent, regularly scheduledbefore drinking a sports bev- transportation to a local nary task force at the direc- cial Services to its licensed Wear light clothing breaks, erage. cooling center and replenish tion of Governor Arnold facilities to ensure they are and sunscreen If activity in the heat Additional tips on prepar- their water, prescription Schwarzenegger after the prepared to meet the needsWear as little clothing makes your heart pound or ingforheat-relatedemergen- medications and other emer- July 2006 heat wave causedof their clients ifa heat wave as possible when you are at leaves you gasping for cies are available at cale- gency supplies, more than 130 deaths, out-occurs; home. Choose lightweight, breath, stop the activity; get ma.ca.gov andcdph.ca.gov. m q i Speaking of the stimulus t's continue the discussion WORDS OF WISDOM RED PERKETT A dear friend asked me the other day if I really remem- bered the last Depression so well since I was so young. I answered that no matter how young you are, you can easi- ly recall the songs of hunger, long, but we suffered often, I can remember several and I remember that feeling. things from the age of 3 or 4 My memory goes to 1930, years, but most vividly I re- or perhaps a year before. member that feeling: a Mother was part Indian, strange burning ache that I Cherokee I believe, so we remember as if it were yes- sometimes survived on terday, what she could find in the My parents were very re- woods. There were wild sponsible adults and whenturnips, mustard greens, we were hungry, they soonberries and nuts. We stayed found us something to eat. healthy. We didn't ask what or care I will not go further with what it was, but we knew our desperate situation, but whatever was offered was we ended our wandering in edible. So we never suffered the town of Edmond, Okla. There, my dad and older brother found a little work that got us back on our feet, so to speak. You May Qualify for a POWER WHEELCHAIR T@ Medicare and Medi-Cal's regulations now make it easier for anyone with debilitating conditions such as arthritis, stroke, heart and breathing problems to obtain a power wheelchair at little or no cost to you, Miracle on Wheels by Jaspan Medical 1-800-400-4210 SE HABLA ESPAf/OL Woman To Start Professional Tug-0f-War League o BEXAR COUNTY - Mary Ann W. appliedThera-Gesic pain creme to her sore shoulder and hands and felt so great she deckted to start a professional tug-of war league. When asked who would be the target audience for the new TOW league, she painlessly replied, "None of your dang business!" Go Painlessly~ l~)Mor~ed by: Do you know of a child between the ages of 8 and 18 that has been impacted by the death of a loved one? Sierrea Hospice is holding our 12th Annual Camp HUG (Hospice Understand Grief) a children's bereavement camp. September 11, 12 & 13, 2009 at Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. This bereavement camp opportunity is free to camp kids and volunteer staff. This special event creates a safe environment where children feel comfortable expressing their grief with other grieving children and learn healthy ways to deal with grief. AND THEY HAVE FUN! For more information or to sign up contact Sierra Hospice at (530) 258-3412 Sign up by September 4th to go to California. We went There was the Works money to get a new car, do without everything (I could Progress Administration, the you really feel proud of the write a couple of pages on Civilian Conservation Corps way you got your vehicle? what we did without) to and large projects like the You give the answer to your- make the long nine-day trip. Hoover Dam and the Ten- serf. You gained by the labor One thing I remember do- nessee Valley Project were of others who paid, or will ing without was shoes. It started, pay,-their taxes. Congratula- may sound like doing with- By the time WWII started,tions, Enjoy. out those was fun but not in we were mostly out of theThe question now is how the middle of winter. Try it first Depression. Those pro- can we put so many people to sometime. We arrived in Cal- jects brought us out of the work and pull out of Depres- ffornia, which seemed like Depression because peoplesion II? Some say we are al- heaven about June of'35. I were put to work, which is ready pulling out. Oh, you soon turned nine-years-old, exactly what we need to do dreamers. Some people say that WWII now. How can we put thousands, brought us out of the Depres- Giving money away is not nay, hundreds of thousands sion, but I believe it was the way to do it. When you or even millions to work? sooner than that. I believe provide work, a sense of How do we find useful work the Depression started to end pride from the money you for millions of people? I think in '35 when men, women and earn follows. That pride is an I know a way. I'm signing off extra and necessary benefit. I and promise to continue next ask those who were given week. Wish me luck ..... After four years in Ed-families were put back to mond we had say0{ enough work. -s ' - I .... ,"