The Coshocton County Beacon June 28, 2017 - Page 9

June 28, 2017 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com THE BEACON 9 Tips for keeping children safe during summer fun By Jen Jones There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Barbara Kirker. The event will be July 22 from 1-5 p.m. at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites, 115 N. Water St., Coshocton. There will be snacks and soft drinks. Just bring stories and memories of Kirker. Respond with a text or voicemail with a name and number attending to 330-473-9748. Jen Jones | Beacon of your surroundings when operating an ATV. This type of accident is on the rise in our area. • Always use sunscreen and bug spray. Know what poison ivy, oak and sumac look like and avoid these plants. • Check for ticks after you have been outside. If you do find a tick, use tweezers, get as close to the skin as possible and gently pull straight up. Make sure the area is cleaned and watch for signs of infection, such as redness, rashes, body aches or fevers. Lowe said Lyme disease is not common in our area, but it can happen. In Loving Memory In Loving Memory of Regina S. Tocash 0028_061417 Saturday, July 8 th 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cost is by donation Isleta United Methodist Church Proceeds will go to support local charities! Isleta UMC: 58608 C.R. 9 *Sandwiches *Salads *Baked Beans *Noodles *Ice Cream *Desserts *Beverages God looked around His garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home. Sadly missed by Agnes, Winnie and Melody, family and friends Fred N. Bechtol July 18, 1925 - June 26, 2010 Ice Cream Social COSHOCTON - On February 1, River View High School graduate, Dr. Josef Lowe became the Medical Director of the Emergency Department of the Coshocton Region- al Medical Center. He lives in Akron with his wife, but was excited to “come home” to work in the community he loves. He also has a story to share, one which many adults ignore. “I was training for a triathlon last summer,” said Lowe. “I was on my bike, going about 25 mph downhill and hit loose gravel. If not for my helmet, I could have been seri- ously hurt. Luckily, all I ended up with were some pretty bad scrapes on my arms and legs.” He wants adults to remember that safety tips are for them, too, not just their children. “Everyone needs to wear personal protective equipment.” Dr. Lowe said many of the injuries he sees in the ER are muscle and skeletal issues, such as from falling. It is hard to tell whether a bone is broken or just sprained without an x-ray, so he advises getting injuries checked out if you are concerned. If your child has an obvious broken bone, use something to support the limb and get to a doctor. “Letting a broken bone hang will cause more pain. You can use anything to support the limb and relieve the pressure.” To keep you and your children safe this summer: • Wear personal protective equipment. This includes helmets, sturdy shoes, padding, and vests. These items should be worn for biking, ATV’s, skateboarding, any activity where you may fall or have an accident. • Take courses about ATV handling. Always be aware • Stay hydrated. Water is the best thing you can drink. Make sure you drink plenty, even when you don’t feel thirsty. • Avoid strip mine ponds and swimming in rivers when it is high and running fast. • Never leave a child alone near water, even one wear- ing a life jacket or a floating device. Children can tip over and drown because they can’t kick hard enough to flip back over. • Be aware of the signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you feel light-headed or dizzy and can’t cool off, you may be suffering from heat exhaustion or dehydration. If you have an altered mental status, you may be suffering from heat stroke and need to seek care immediately. “The best safety tip is just to use common sense,” said Lowe. “Stay hydrated, be aware of your surroundings and wear protective gear. “Our ER staff is just amazing,” said Mary Ellen Given, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Medical Center. “I don’t know how they do the job they do. They are a tight-knit group and work well together.” It’s now been 2 years since your Lord Jesus called you home on J uly 2 nd . Our cherished memories will always be of you. Dearest Mother and Wife Regina Sadly Missed by Daughter Lori a nd Paul Granddaughters Brittney, Rachel and Rusty Son Ronald and wife Terri Granddaughters Paige, Abby and Shelby Tocash Son Thomas and wife Beverly Grandsons Tyler and Trevor Tocash Son Rick and Granddaughter Olivia Tocash Daughter Lisa and husband Joseph Mickunas Daughter Stephanie and Joseph Son Michael and wife Crissey Grandchildren Taylor, husband Sean, Conner and Jenna Tocash Best Friend Linda Little of West Lafayette and friend Steve Mason and last but not forgotten her “better half as she would say” Chester R. Phillabaum, Sr. 0009_062817