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MILESTONES NEWS SIDNEY HERALD, SUNDAY,AUGUST 4, 20|9 A3 BlLLY THE STEER NEW TRACK PROJECTS NEARS END AS CONCRETE GETS POURED Fisher Construction poured concrete Wednesday morning, starting their first pour at dawn and screeding quickly to beat the heat. In the background is the new concession buildings by 8&3 Builders, whichfea- tures public restrooms. PHOTO BY AMY EFTA PHOTO BY KELLY MILLER Beth McMillen’s steer Billy works one of his best angles at the 4-H livestock judging Thursday night of the fair. Never leave a child alone in the car, ’Not Even For a Minute’ Montana Children’s Trust Fund’s (MCTF) “Not Even for a Min- ute” campaign encour- ages parents and care- givers to never leave children unattended in or around vehicles. Leaving a child alone in a vehicle for even a short amount of time can lead to heatstroke, dehydration, overheat- ing, hyperthermia, injury, abduction and even death. “This is an issue that needs the close at- tention 'of all parents and caregivers to pre- vent these tragedies form occurring,” said Not Even for a Minute Campaign organizer Melissa Lavinder of MCTF. . .. .. , MCTF is drawing at- tflntionrti) this import- ant issue in the month of July as National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Wednesday, July 31. According to the Na- tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration, since 1998, a total of 819 US children have died of heatstroke in hot cars ‘— 24 this year to date. On average, one child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle nearly every 10 days in the United States. A total of children died from heatstroke in 2018. “Temperatures in cars skyrocket quickly, and if left in a hot ve- hicle, a young child’s body temperature may increase three to five times as quickly as an adult’s, 80% of the in- crease occurring in the first 10 minutes,” Lavinder said. Cracking windows, even to eight inches, has minimal effect on the temperature inside a car and the vehicle can reach very danger- ous temperatures with. in just a fewgminutes.‘ On a 73-degree day. th.e_.interna1. vehicle temperature can reach 90°F within 10 minutes and nearly 100°F with- in 20 minutes. In these extreme conditions, children can die or suffer a per- manent injury. In fact, children have died from heatstroke in cars at temperatures as low as 60 degrees. Eighty—eight percent of children who have died from vehicular heat- stroke are age three or younger. On average, a child dies every 10 days from heatstroke in a vehicle. “Believe it or not, routines and distrac- tions have caused people to mistakenly leave children in cars,” Lavinder said. In order to prevent these car accidents, fol- low these safety tips: Make your child as visible as possible. 0 Place your purse, briefcase, or whatever is to be carried from the car in the back seat with your child. ,- Set a reminder on your cell phone or com- puter to be, sure you dropped your child off at day care. .. , - Ask your childcare provider to call you if your child hasnit ar- rived as scheduled. - Use drive-through convenience provided by banks, restaurants, and other businesses. - Pay at the gas pump. - Prevent trunk en— trapment and other accidents. Thank you to Raleigh Deb Peck at ElectricLand, Shott Dige at 710 Auto, Russ Markwald at Ribbon Rail and Mel Hoffman at White Drug for their generous donations of special gifts and awards to the Photography Department at the Richland County Fair. Thank you to the'Photography Department workers Wally Binder, Kerri Simard, Mike Roiger, Cheryl Roiger, Keri McPherson, Taylor McPherson, Wyatt McPherson, Karen Morales and Lakayla Mitchell for their'ambitious energy and effort in the making of an attractive and easy to fellow photography area in the Agriculture Building, Thank you to Ann Newhouse and Leslie Bohle for judging the Photography in appreciation, Marlys Binder, Photography Superintendent, at the Richland County Fair Rodeo in Sidney, MT. ‘.STQ“I’E B't‘ELDli‘t‘G, 4\l‘-- ., "41 “ts/.1 I" 0‘. Vi RTE: F! d all: C TT‘l r. T’ E: r: a Ih’“~’0 u t. i 0 o k cc. m '-Teach your chil- dren the dangers of a car and let them know that it is not a toy or playground. - Always lock your car, even at home, and remind your friends and neighbors to do the same. - Put your keys in a safe and secure place out of children’s reach. - Check vehicles and car trunks immedi- ately when a child is missing. If you see an unat- ' tended child in a car, dial 911 immediately About the Children’s Trust Fund Montana Children’s Trust Fund strategical- ly supports initiatives to effectively strength- en Montana’s families and keep children safe from abuse and ne- glect. These initiatives work to ensure that Montana children are born into and raised in safe, stable, and nur— turing environments. MT CTF provides Mon- tana with programs, activities, and resourc- es for parents and families that seek to strengthen their fam- ilies. In 2018, MT CTF provided direct pre- ventative services to over 2,000 individuals across Montana. ,' r————'—-————‘-—‘~'—1 WEEKLY FRAUD TIP I BROUGHT To You BY gsugrlunan Bank I Meet Misty Anderson, Operations , and follow the instruc- tions that emergency personnel provide. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble. If you would like to be involved in the Not Even for a Minv ute Campaign, con- tact Melissa Lavinder at 444—3002 or Amber Barnes at 444-5915 for materials to share and distribute. l Officer at Stockman Bank in I Sidney. She isjust a phone call I away for help answering . I questions on safe banking and I l l I protecting your assets by r‘preyentlng Meme/«theft. You may also stop by to visit with Misty to learn mo're'on , _’ I. .w, . : ‘- «-9- Mt preventing fraud and protecting your identity; 301 w. Holly Street Elmer and JoAnn Christensen Sponsored by: firmer)“ SCQICLANDSCAPES$ S ‘ Control Service, Inc. . 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