Burn Ban Effective Immediately Henderson County Commissioners’ Court approved a two-week burn ban Tuesday morning.
Fire Marshal Shane Renberg told commissioners the county’s average Keetch-Byram Drought Index score was 667, with a high of 757. The KBDI is a measure of moisture in the soil, and a burn ban is recommended when the KBDI score is above 575.
Ignoring the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine up to $500.
Drink More Water!
Water is foundational for life. We can’t live without it. Literally!
Indeed, the more of it we drink, the healthier we get. Why then do so many of us find ourselves drinking significantly less water than we should? Studies show that men should be drinking around 3 liters (13 cups) of fluids each day and women need about 2.2 liters (9 cups). If you’re not drinking nearly that much, read on for “Why and “How” to drink more water.
Why should you drink more water?
How can you drink more water?
Maybe you don’t really like drinking water, but you know you need to drink more of it. How can you learn to love the taste of water? By drinking more and more of it. Here are some tips for getting yourself to drink more water:
So, if you find yourself tired, feeling sick, or poorly motivated to take on the day, drink some water. Proper hydration makes you sleep better, think better, work better.
Drinking water just makes you feel better!
DID YOU KNOW............................
On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death.
Below are some simple tips parents and caregivers can follow to prevent heat stroke tragedies.
Never leave children alone in or around cars; not even for a minute.
“Look Before You Lock” - Get in the habit of always opening the back door to check the back seat before leaving your vehicle. Make sure no child has been left behind.
Create a reminder to check the back seat. o Put something you'll need like your cell phone, handbag, employee ID or brief case, etc., in the back seat so that you have to open the back door to retrieve that item every time you park. o Keep a large stuffed animal in the child's car seat. When the child is placed in the car seat, put the stuffed animal in the front passenger seat. It's a visual reminder that the child is in the back seat.
Make sure you have a strict policy in place with your childcare provider about daycare drop-off. Everyone involved in the care of your child should always be aware of their whereabouts. If your child will not be attending daycare as scheduled, it is the parent’s responsibility to call and inform the childcare provider. If your child does not show up as scheduled; and they have not received a call from the parent, the childcare provider pledges to contact you immediately to ensure the safety of your child. (this is very similar to the ‘absence-line’ used by most elementary, middle and high schools)
Keep vehicles locked at all times, even in driveways or garages. Ask home visitors, child care providers and neighbors to do the same.
Keep car keys and remote openers out of reach of children.
If a child goes missing, immediately check the inside passenger compartments and trunks of all vehicles in the area very carefully, even if they are locked. A child may lock the car doors after entering a vehicle on their own, but may not be able to unlock them.
If you see a child alone in a vehicle, get involved. Call 911 immediately. If the child seems hot or sick, get them out of the vehicle as quickly as possible.
Be especially careful during busy times, schedule changes and periods of crisis or holidays. This is when many tragedies occur.Use drive-thru services when available (restaurants, banks, pharmacies, dry cleaners, etc.) and pay for gas at the pump.
Please share these important safety tips with your childcare providers, teachers, relatives, friends, family and neighbors… It could save a life!
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The News staff reports MALAKOFF-Four banners marking the accomplishments of former Malakoff High School basketball coach Deartis Nickerson have been put back up in the Malakoff gym. Last week, The News reported that several people expressed displeasure Sept.
An assistant Texas high school football coach has been critically injured after striking his head when a play went out of bounds during a game. Mark Bachtel was airlifted to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas where he remained in critical condition Saturday, according to a spokesman for the hospital.
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