American Red Cross Holiday Safety > Beware of Holiday Lighting1 ake care when burning candles. Be sure they are kept awa> from decorations or other combustible materials. Don't leave children unattended in a room with lite candles, and keep candles, as well as matches and lighters. out of reach of children. Never display lighted candles in windows near exits. Test Tree Trimming- When decorating with lights, be sure to purchase only those labeled by a testing laboratory. Never use candles to decorate a Christmas trees. For outside decorations, use only those lights labeled for , outdoor use. Don't overload electrical outlets, and always unplug all lights before leaving home or going to bed. Never put electrical lights in a metal tree. Prepare for Holiday PartiesDecorate only with flame-retardant or noncombustible materials. Avoid using candles during parties. If guest will be smoking, provide them with large deep ashtrays and check them frequently. After the party, check inside and under the upholstery and in ash cans for cigarette butts that may be smoldering. Keep Christmas Trees FreshChoose a fresh Christmas tree and secure it in a sturdy stand. Place the tree away from heat sources and exits, and water it daily. If you purchase and artificial tree, be sure it is labeled as fire-retardant. If you plan to hang stockings on your fireplace, do not use the fireplaces for fires. Inspect Fireplaces- Have your chimney inspected by a professional prior to the start of every heating season and cleaned if necessary. Cresol, a chemical substance that forms when wood bums, builds up in chimne>s and can cause a chimney lire if not properly cleaned. Alway s protect \ our family and home by using a sturdy screen when burning fires. Remember to bum only wood-never bum paper or pine boican lloat out of the chimney and ignite a neighboring home. Never use flammable liquids in a fireplace. If you are purchasing a factory -built fireplace, select one listed by a testing laboratory, and have it installed according to local codes. Watch Your Wood Stoves- Be sure your wood or coal stove bears the label of a recognized testing laboratory and meets local fire codes. Follow manufacturers: recommendations for proper use and maintenance. Chimney connections and chimney flues should be inspected at the beginning of each heating season and cleaned if necessary. Followthe same safety rules for wood stoves as you would for space heaters. Bum only wood, and be sure the wood stove is placed on an approved stove board to protect the floor from heat and hot coals. Be sure to check with your local fire department and heck local codes before having your wood stove installed. Be Cautious With Portable and Space Heaters- Place space heaters at least three feet (one meter) away from anything combustible, including wallpaper, bedding, clothing, pets and people. Never leave space heaters operating when you are not in the room or when you go to bed. Don't leave children or pets unattended with space heaters and be sure everyone knows that drying wet mittens or other clothing over space heaters is a fire dancer C ook \N ith C are-When cooking, don't wear loose fittingclothing. It can be ignited by hot burners Alway s turn pot handles in Don't store items on the stove top, they could catch tire. Keep kitchen appliances clean and in good condition. and turn them off after use. Don't overload electrical outlets, and don't use appliances with frayed or cracked w ires. Designate a Driv er- When attending a pans, always designate a nondrmking driver. If you are the host of a holiday gathering, be sure there are non-alcoholic beverages available for guests who are driving. Buckle-Up- during the holiday months, people travel more than ever. Wearing a seat belt is the easiest and best way to prevent injury in a motor vehicle collision. Ensure that all passengers are also wearing safety belts. Prepare a Winter Storm PlanHove extra blankets on hand and ensure that each member of your household has a warm coat, gloves or mittens. hat. and water-resistant boots. Stay tuned for storm warnings by listening to NOAA Weather Radio and your local radio and television stations for updated storm information. It's also important to have your car winterized before winter, storm season. Enroll in a First Aid & CPR Course-Although these tips can help prevent an emergency. it is also important to be prepared should and emergency situation arise. To enroll in a first aid or CPR course, contact your local Red Cross. Family first Aid Kit-Every home should have a first Aid Kit. Your local Red Cross Chapter has many to choose from. Don't forget your local Red Cross Chapter this Holiday Season. Hope your and your family have a Happy and Safe Holiday. 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K*\ Know the consequent* of .alcohol and drug abuse \j mimtniiSSfi&?im<g*JL I .... : A , News From Pembroke VFW "VFW Poxi ?2X4 4 Count of Active Dutv Members Down" Urgent call to VFW Post *284 4 Members ( Please send your yearly dues to headquarters in Kansas City before December ends) Not to Mr Ardell Jacobs at lite Post They must be- mailed to headquarters The VFW Post #2X4 4 had it's monlhlv meeting on Monday December 15th at Post Hcadquaijcrs. Union Chapel Road Pembroke There were sev eral guests fordinner and the Voice of Democracy Winners! 1st and 2nd place) from Soutii Robcsonand Purncll Swell High Schools Dinnct was served shortly after 7 pm. The menu was as follows. Juicy Fried Chicken. Mash Potatoes. Rich Grave. Green Beans. Hot Rolls. Banana Pudding for descri and Lcmonadc-CofTcc for refreshments. Pray cr was by Rev Smith Locklcar to bless the food. Chaplain Archie Ckcndinc introduced the tv. o outstanding students after the meeting was called to order bv Post Commander Harold Hunt and Opening Praver bv Chap Oxendinc. rendering honors to the flag. The topic of this years was " My Voice My Democracy " South Robeson High School was represented Miss Vivicli Patterson ( a senior) Purncll Swell High School was represented by Mr Eric Trent Locklcar (a sophmorc) Each read their essay sand following that Mr Oxendinc announced the lst& 2nd place winners (their essay s were judged on Sunday. December 14lh). Miss Patterson isthc daughter of Mr. & Mrs Thomas Patterson. She was 1st Place Winner and will enter the Armed Forces after graduation. Mr Eric Trent Locklcar is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Locklcar of the Red Banks area. They received Gold Pins. Certificates. Checks and other mementos of their efforts. Miss Patterson received a I repl ica Mike and Plaque from the Post i (tropin) to sit in her home and admire * and tell others of her achievement Parents and students were both congratulated for their efforts Afterwards a brief recess was called while guest departed The Ladies Auxiliary retired to their meeting place Closed meeting was called to order There were 4 new members names put before the Post all were accepted Two that were present were sworn in and given the Cross of>lalia by Post : Commander Hunt Mr. Dennis S Strickland Jr & Mr. Ed Sol Locklcar look the oath and were wclcontcd into ; the Post Mr Randell W Chavis. Mr Milton Eugene Arnold were absent Minutes of the meeting for No- . v ember were read bv Post Adjutant James B Locklcar Mr Ardcll gave " the Quartermaster Report. The Vctcr- - . ans Day Plate Sale was a great sue- cess Tickets need to be turned in and their money by holding same. Mr John Harrclson thanked everyone for helping cook & serve the plates. "1 want to thank our friends who ? bought plates from us to make this our ' best yet. God bless you for your sup- . port." N.C. Stale Junior Vice Com- : ntandcr Art Shull gave his report. (He is urging all veterans to go to the VA Hospital and register). The more Vets that arc registered the better serv ice ~ we will get. The Veterans wish to thank Congressman Mike Mclnlyre and Senator Faircloth for their sup port and speaking out on our behalf. The Post's January meeting will be J Monday. January' 12 th. 1998 at 7 pm District #8 meeting will be at Post #2843 Feb. 1st. 1998 at 1 pm. here at the post. The Ladies Auxiliary is hav- ing a Social Hour, Monday December 29. 1997 at the Post and are inv iting all post members to come. Merry Christmas (keep Christ in Christmas) to all. God"Bless. Envin Jacobs Post Surgeon. Alcohol Kills! 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