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March 21, 2017
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March 19 – 25 is Poison Prevention
Week. Each year more than 2 million people, half under the age
of six, swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance.
To prevent poisoning in your home:
• Store medicine, cleaning and laundry products,
paints/varnishes and pesticides in their original packaging in
locked cabinets or containers, out of sight and reach of
• Safety latches that automatically lock when you close a
cabinet door can help keep children away from dangerous
products. The safest place to store poisonous products is
somewhere a child cannot see or reach.
• Purchase and keep all medicines in containers with safety caps
and keep out of reach of children. Never refer to medicine as
“candy” or another appealing name.
• Never place poisonous products in food or drink containers.
Treatment: Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.
• Different types and methods of poisoning require different,
• Swallowed poison – Take the item away from the child, and have
the child spit out any remaining substance. Do not make your
child vomit. Do not use syrup of ipecac.
• Swallowed battery – If your child has swallowed a button-cell
battery, seek treatment in a hospital emergency department
• Skin poison -- Remove the child’s clothes and rinse the skin
with lukewarm 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 for 15 minutes.
• Poisonous fumes – Take the child outside or into fresh air
immediately. If the child has stopped breathing, start
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and do not stop until the
child breathes on his or her own, or until someone can take
Area Veterans Honored
Burney High School Senior Ashley Bennett’s
(Center) Senior Project honoring Burney area
Veterans drew Veterans from World War II to
Operation Enduring Freedom and raising funds for
the Wounded Warrior Project, Saturday night.
Those present who were honored were (l-r back
row) Tyler Peckham, Walter “Cuz Lyons, Chuck
Evans, Tim Teneyck, Bob Boyse, John Wheeler,
Riley Spainhour: (Front Row l-r) Tommy George,
Ted Miller, Norv Shannon, Dennis Lopez, George
Mathews, Bob Sales and Ron Harshman. It included
a dinner sponsored and put on by the Pit River
Casino and River Rock Bar and Grill.
Students of the Month Honored
By Alex Colvin
Mountain Echo reporter
Tristan Nance and Ryan Pruitt were honored as
March Students of the Month at the Burney Lions
Club on Thursday evening March 17. Tristan Nance
was named 8th grade student of the month and
Ryan Pruitt was named 12th grade student of the
The students were introduced by Burney High
School Principal Ray Guerrero. Lion President
Matt Quinlan presented each of the students with
a check. Tristan Nance $50, and Ryan Pruitt
Tristan Nance has a grade point average of 4.0.
He attends the teen center and likes gym,
football, gaming and spending time with his
friends. Something he has not done yet but would
like to do is go to a water park. After high
school, he would like to graduate from college
and then become a game programmer. Tristan’s
family and cousins came to watch him receive his
award. His stepfather said he was “very proud”
of him for doing so well.
Senior Ryan Pruitt also has a 4.0 grade point
average. Ryan is a member of Interact, Leos, the
Dark Side Raiders, and Boy Scouts. He is a long
distance runner who prides himself on his
endurance. Ryan is an excellent public speaker
and this year has won the club and district
level Lions Student Speaker Contest. Later this
month he will be competing at the regional
Ryan enjoys reading and writing. He is also good
at “practical jokes.” He would like to try
After graduating he plans to go to college and
then get a job. Ryan’s mother, Stephanie Pruitt,
attended to see Ryan honored and gave a few
words of praise after the presentations.