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March 21, 2007

Poison Prevention Week
This week (March 18-24) is National Poison Prevention Week. Poison Prevention is a very important issue facing our nation today. Each year, roughly 2.4 million people, more than half under the age of 6, swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. It is so very important to keep your children safe from these hazards. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has important tips about how to protect your children and yourself.

Poison proof your home: Most poisonings occur when parents or caregivers are home but not paying attention.

  • Store medicines, cleaners, paints/varnishes, and pesticides in their original containers and in locked cabinets. Out of sight and reach of children.
  • Install a safety latch, which locks when you close the door of cabinets containing harmful substances.
  • Purchase and keep all medicines in containers with safety caps. Throw away any unused medicine.
  • Check the label each time you give your child medicine to ensure the proper dosage.
  • Never place poisonous products in food or drink containers.
  • Keep coal, wood, or kerosene stoves in safe, working order.
  • Maintain working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Treatment: If your child is unconscious, not breathing, or having seizures due to poison contact or ingestion, call 911. If your child has come in contact with some sort of poison but has little or no symptoms call your local Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

  • Swallowed poison: Take the item away from the child and make the child spit out any of the remaining product. Don’t make the child throw up. Don’t use ipecac.
  • Skin poison: Remove the child’s clothes and rinse the skin with room temperature water for at least 15 minutes.
  • Eye poison: Flush the child’s eye by holding the eyelid open and pouring a steady stream of room temperature water into the inner corner.
  • Poisonous fumes: Take the child outside or into fresh air immediately. If the child has stopped breathing, start CPR and do not stop until the child breathes on his or her own, or until someone else can take over.

***Don’t forget to take a look at Lindsey Spohr’s State winning Poison Prevention Week Poster on a billboard in Omaha this week!***

Open House
Come and see the new Cass county Exposition Building at the Cass County Fairgrounds!! The open house is Sunday, March 25, 2007 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Weeping Water fairgrounds are located at 144th and Highway 1, 3 miles north of Weeping Water. Make sure to check out the exciting new addition to our county’s fairgrounds!

Softball Tournament
The 3rd annual coed slow pitch softball tournament is coming up soon!!!

Who: Teams of 10 people
When: Saturday, April 21, 2007
Where: Weeping Water Ballfield
Cost: $100 per team

All the proceeds of the softball tournament will benefit the Kyle Sorensen scholarship fund. Contact Candi or Matt Hrdy at 402-234-3074 to sign your team up. Space is limited!! The deadline for sign up is April 14th.

Weeping Water Quiz Bowl Achievements
Weeping Water’s quiz bowl teams have been doing outstanding lately in the recent Quiz Bowl competitions. The 7th and 8th grade quiz bowl teams placed 2nd at the ECNC Competition in Cedar Bluffs last week. Competitors on the 7th grade team are: Jessie Randall, David Danielson, Hailee March-Alexander, Will Shannon, and Josh Meyer. Competitors on the 8th grade team are: Katie Vice, Brandi Wendi, Joel Sahulka, and Eli Neitzel. Congratulations!!


  • Wednesday, March 21
    • High School Golf Meet @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 4:00 pm
  • Friday, March 23
    • American Legion Fish Fry @ American Legion Hall @ 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 24
    • Weeping Water High School Close-Up students leave for Washington D.C.
  • Monday, March 26
    • High School Golf Meet @ Auburn @ 9:00 am
  • Saturday, March 31
    • Weeping Water High School Close-Up students arrive back from Washington D.C.

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Rachel Randall
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