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THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Halloween safety tips, Palisade bloodmobile PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 October 2011 17:41

Heritage welcomes trick-or-treaters

Little spooks and goblins are encouraged to include Heritage of Wauneta on their Halloween night trick-or-treating route.

From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. MT on Monday, Oct. 31, Heritage residents will have goodies to hand out to the kids.

 

Enjoy a safe Halloween with these pointers

Ghost, ghouls and monsters aren’t the only things to be afraid of on Halloween.

Accidents and mishaps increase dramatically when children trick-or-treat.

To avoid the many dangers children face while trick or treating, use common sense. Be aware of potential Halloween hazards and take precautions to eliminate them.

Halloween Costume Safety:

•Wear flame retardant costumes. Make sure your Halloween costume is colorfast so the color doesn’t run onto your other clothes if it rains.

• Try on costumes before Halloween to allow time for altering. Hem your costumes so you don’t trip and fall.

• Apply reflective tape to your Halloween costumes.

• Avoid cumbersome masks. Use make-up instead. Use only hypoallergenic and non-toxic makeup.

• Wear comfortable, practical shoes. Double tie your shoelaces so you don’t trip.

• Keep your costume and wig away from candles.

• Don’t carry fake swords, guns, knives or similar accessories that look authentic. Make sure they’re flexible and cannot harm anyone.

Trick-or-Treating Tips:

• Plan your route.

• Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.

• Carry a flashlight with fresh batteries after dark.

• Always trick or treat in groups, accompanied by an adult.

• Follow a curfew and take a watch with a backlight.

• Stay on the sidewalks and out of the streets. Cross only at intersections and designated crosswalks. Walk. No running.

• Don’t trample through flower beds and gardens.

• Watch out for open flames in Jack-o-Lanterns.

• Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.

• Only visit well lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses.

• Don’t enter any houses unless you know the people.

• Carry a spare Halloween bag, in case yours breaks or you fill your original one.

• Don’t approach unfamiliar pets and animals.

• Don’t cut across yards and stay out of backyards.

• Follow traffic signals and don’t jaywalk.

• Always watch for cars backing up or turning.

• Review the “stop, drop and roll” procedure in case your costume catches on fire.

• Never accept rides from strangers.

• Respect other people and their property.

• Be polite and say “thank you.”

• Don’t eat any candy until it’s inspected for tampering under bright lights.

• Small children should not be allowed hard candy they may choke on.

• Report any suspicious or criminal activity to an adult or the police.

 

Palisade blood drive coming up Nov. 7

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Palisade on Nov. 7 at the Legion Auxiliary Building on Main Street. Blood donations will be taken from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT/noon to 6 p.m. CT.

To make an appointment you can call Iris Barnes at 285-3716 or Darlene Bixler at 285-3475.

And as always, walk-ins are welcome, notes Bixler.

 

Theatre to initiate fee for 3D glasses next week

Starting next week the Chateau Theatre will start charging $1 per pair of glasses for 3D glasses when 3D movies are shown.

This will help cover the cost of sanitizing the glasses between uses as well as replacing the glasses when the time comes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 17:43