TUESDAY, AUGUST 4,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL, HJkiah woman glad she studied first aid By FAE WOODWARD i Linda Green has never regretted the tirae she spent acquiring first oaid training. -: Green, who just last week came •.upon t serious accident where her training was needed, said she ^wishes more people would gain /irst aid skills. •-. Jack Ackert at the Uriah office pf the American Red Cross reported Green was responsible for saving the life of a nine-month-old bbaby, who was choking on its own iblood. 3* "I just controlled the bleeding 3 jnd opened the air passage,' ' Green 1. She could tell the child had a oaeriously fractured arm and face -cinjuries. The mother, she said, also had serious fractures. Green made sure someone had gone for help and gave first aid to the mother and child until the Redwood Valley - Fire Department and ambulance arrived. The driver needed someone to help with the baby in the ambulance, and Green was elected. "I told Delbert Phelps (Redwood Valley fire chief) there were frozen foods and ice cream in my car. I had been returning from my grocery shopping when I saw the accident," Green said. Phelps took her groceries to the fire house in Redwood Valley and put her frozen food and ice cream in the freezer, there, until someone could pick It up. "He calledjny husband and told him where I was so he could pick me up at the hospital," Green praised Phelps and the volunteer fire department which serves Redwood Valley and Calpella. When there is an accident, Green said, it often is just a matter of seconds between life and death. No one at the scene of the Redwood Valley accident knew what to do, except Green. "People's first reaction to an auto accident is 'let's get them out of the car'," Green said. A person trained in first aid knows moving an injured person often can cause more serious injuries. Green treated the baby first to preserve its life. Her second move would be to treat for shock, since accident victims often die from the body's reaction to trauma (shock) than from the injuries themselves. "It orJy takes a few hours training," Green said of Red Cross classes in first aid. She emphasized her wish that local residents be trained, recognizing she, herself, might one day need the kind of help she has been able to give. ' 'With just a couple of hours, you can be prepared to save someone's life," she said. She told of an accident on the Covelo Road where Tim Hollady, who drives truck for her husband, George Green (G.R. Green Trucking), was able to use his emergency medical training. The accident victim in this case had a punctured aorta. There is no question in this incident about the importance of immediate aid being necessary. Fortunately for the accident victim, Holladay happened on the scene in time. Linda Green's training has not just been limited to her Red Cross first aid instruction. She also took a class at Mendocino College. "Both were taught by Red Cross instructors," she said. Green, a consultant in special education, who conducts woodshop instruction, also is the mother of five. She has had more than one opportunity to practice the first aid training she received. "I've never regretted the time I spent in training," she reiterated. She recommends parents take their children to the classes with them. "It's important to the family," she said. Before she studied first aid, Green was constantly worried about her father and mother-in-law: he has emphasema and she is a diabetic. "I no longer live with dreaded fear,'' she said.' 'I know what to do in an emergency. My kids know!" "Just a couple hours of training can save someone in your family,'' she pointed out "It might be your own life. I like to know people out there know first lid." Another rural first aid class will be offered at Ukiah's Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St. on Aug. 22, according to Ackert Persons wishing to participate may reach the Red Cross representative at 463-0012. The Red Cross Disaster Action Team for this area meets Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. The Aug. 22 classes will be 9 a.m. until 5. There is a $10 fee for materials. Donations buy bike, clothes, f tit Amanda Shaw, grand prize winner In the Red Cross Swim ''Acros* la shown with third-place winner Mark Seals, and ,; Jack Ackert, Ukiah's Red Cross representative. Shaw top winner in swim across j»-,§ ',\ Seven-year-old Amanda Shaw of Ukiah was this year's grand prize ,L winner of the American Red Cross ^.Swim Across for the Redwood 'Einpuj. • Shaw took a page from the book of Dorothea Thompson of Santa Rosa, last year's grand prize win- u ,ner. Shaw got as many sponsors as oShe could; and it woiked. She won a v .trip to Disneyland for her parents V.and herself. •.jt' In the July 14 Ukiah Daily ' 'Journal, Thompson revealed to jl. other swimmers it was not the Y .number of laps swimmers swam, vj.'but the number of sponsors that irmade the difference in the amount //of money she was able to raise for "./the Red Cross. ,h* Mark Beats, who swam 84 laps j-jwas beat out by Shaw, who swam ^ "fewer laps, but still raised more .icmoney. Beale was in third place. ^T Jack Ackert of the American Red Cross ottice in Ukiah was proud to have the grand prize winner and third-prize winner from this area. Reta Carmichael, Ukiah pool manager, said it was the first time Ukiah has had a grand prize winner. Amanda, the daughter of Denise BerklanJ and Jim Shaw, raised $1,287.68. There weree nine swimmers at the Ukiah pool with a total of 243 sponsors. Altogether, they raised $2,418.98. Ukiah is pan of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the Red Cross. Counting seven pools in Sonoma County and the single pool in Ukiah, there were 44 swimmers and 1,000 sponsors pledging $6,838.21. Other Ukiah swimmers were Jacob Brown, 8; Megan Heldebrand, 6; Jennifer Lee, 123; Kimb erly Ann Lee, 9; Michelle Dawn Lee, 12; Dory Tysseling, 7; and Rachael Whitmore, 9. By FAE WOODWARD Community News Editor It is hard for Al Chavez to find words to thank everyone who so generously contributed money to replace the bicycle stolen from him. Chavez, who delivers papers for The Ukiah Daily Journal, had saved for almost two years to buy himself a new bike. Then, out of the clear blue, his bike was gone — stolen. Rick Jones at the Bike Barn loaned him a bike so he could make his deliveries, but Chavez* customers went one better. They all contributed towards the purchase of a new bike. Everyone was eager to help, so eager that more than the cost of the new bike was raised. On top of that, Tim Walsh, manager of Ukiah Schwinn, cut the price of the bike. Sue Lancaster of The Journal staff went shopping with Chavez. With the money donated by his customers, she helped select good rain gear for wintertime. He also had money for some new clothes and a supply of food "''I want to thank everyone," Chavez said to this Journal reporter. Yet it is, hajd for him to express his appreciation directly to those who helped; but he is thrilled to show the bike and his new clothes to the customers who made it all possible. HIT CHAT .Conservation district meets Board of directors of the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 405 Orchard Ave., Ukiah. A review of the Tomki Project has been scheduled for the 7 p.m. meeting. Hiroshima Day vigil Aug. 6 The 42nd anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be observed Thursday, Aug. 6, with a vigil at Sun House Park from 5:15-6 p.m. Martin Bradley announced the event for the War Resisters League. He said the purpose of the vigil is to remember the 60,000 civilians killed during the Chavez shows off his bike and new clothes to John Bogner and Marilyn Whiteaker of Realty World — Nix Realtors. Bogner and Whiteaker Individually contacted Chavez* customers to raise the money to replace his stolen bike. bombing and to reflect on trie questions "What does Hiroshima Day mean to us today?" and "What gives us hope in the face of nuclear dispair?" Further information may be obtained by contacting Bradley at 462-507.9 or 462-8582. Educational slide show Mariposa School is hosting a slide show on educational techniques Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 1304 Clay St., Ukiah. More information is available by phoning Helen Sizemore, 463-1508. Disaster action team The Ukiah American Red Cross Disaster Action Team will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Ukiah Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St. Applewood registration Registration is open tor grades junior kindergarten through eighth at Applewood School. Parents are invited to visit the school at 2605 Vichy Springs Rd., or to phone the school office at 462-1252. Marjorie Ashoff, the school's director, has announced the offering of a junior kindergarten on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for children, age 4. Kindergarten is available Mondays through Fridays for children 4 and a half, and older. After school day care is provided until 5:30 p.m. daily. "Applewood offers affordable, quality educational experiences in a creative, caring environment," Ashoff announced. She said classes are small and taught by professional, caring teachers. "A planned educational program combines the best elements of traditional and Montesorri education," the director stated. She extended an invitation to parents to visit the school. Ballet company plans fundraiser Funds for the Mendocino BaT- let Company will be raised Aug. 15 and 16 with a hot dog stand in front of the Safeway store on the corner of State and Gobbi streets. Volunteers have announced an all-day event. Festival time at historic park It's Blackberry Festival time at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park Saturday, Aug. 8, at Lower Lake. rCa lender TONIGHT -d. •if AEROBICS FOR WOMEN, by Body and Soul, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 750 Yosemite Dr., Ukiah Ca»462-8567or462-2305. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 6 p.m., 741 S. Oak St., Ukiah. Open to public, No dues. No fees. No weigh-ins. Call 485-0609. 9PAM8H SPEAKING AA, 6 p.m., 2205 S. State St., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6-7 p.m., 2193 S. State St., Ukiah. UKIAH KIWANW CLUB, 6:10 p.m., Elks Lodge Hall, 1700 Hating* Rd.. Ukiah. BOY SCOUT TROOP 78, 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 465 IMP* St. Ukiah. MENOO-LAKE CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7-9 p.m., SmiarCitizen Cooler, 497 Leslie Si, Ukiah. MFNOO-LAKE CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7-9 p.m., Ukiah Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. BOY SCOUT TROOP 4«, 7-9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, comer Perkins and Dora Streets, Ukiah. ROUND DANCE WORKSHOP, 7-10 p.m., multi-purpose room, Frank Zeek School. BOY SCOUT TROOP 65, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church. 270 N. Pine St., Ukiah. MENDOCINO COUNTY VETERANS, 7.30 p.m., R.J. RurriiRestaurant, 1340 N. State St., Ukiah. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP, 8 p.m.. 741 S. Oak St., Ukiah. In rear of building. GRATITUDE AA MEETING, 8 p.m., 640 Orchard Ave., Ukiah. WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET, 8 a.m. to 2, Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Ukiah. AEROBICS FOR WOMEN, by Body and Soul, 8:30 a.m., Evangelical Free Church, 750 Yosemite Dr. Call 462-2305 or 462-8587. FELLOWSHIP GROUP AA MEETINGS, 8:30 a.m., 12 noon (living sober), 6:30 p.m. (women's closed), 8 p.m., 2205 S. State St. Call 463-1199. HOMEOWNERS ft RENTERS ASSISTANCE, forms com pleted free of charge, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ukiah Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St. BAKE SALE.9 a.m. to noon, Indian Nutrition Center, 425 N. State St., Ukiah. REFILL CLINIC, 9 a.m. to 12:45. Mendocino County Health Department, 890 N. Bush St.. Ukiah. 468-4461. FOOD BANK, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. 1330B S. State St. Commodities and cheese distributed. STD (Sexually Transmitted Dlwaw) CLINIC, 9 to 2: p.m.. County Health Department. 890 N. Bush St., Uki< Please call for appointment. FREE PREGNANCY TESTING AND COUNSELING, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pregnancy Counseling Center, 331 N. School St, Ukiah. Phone 463-1436 (24 hour hotline). .. 2:30 Ukiah. CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS, 9:15 to 10 a.m., Ukiah Gymnastics, 782 Waugh Lane. SENIORS' WATER EXERCISE CLASS, 10 a.m., Municipal Park Pool, Walnut Street and Park Boulevard, in Todd Grove Park, Ukiah. TOYBRARY, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m., Parent-child Information Center, 262 E. Smith St, Ukiah. Toys available for play and to check out for the week. SENIOR DAY CARE SERVICE, 55 and over lor socializing and care, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 640 Orchard Ave.. Ukiah. For information phone 462-7207. SUN HOUSE & HUDSON MUSEUM, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30,431 S. Main St., Ukiah. CREATIVE DRAMATICS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS, 11 to 11:45 a.m., Saturday Afternoon Club, Church and Oak streets. MENDOCINO COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHOIR, noon, Room 1200, Classroom Building, campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd. GRATITUDE GROUP AA MEETING, 1 p.m., 640 Orchard Ave. KNITTING AND CROCHETING CLASS for seniors, 1 to 3 p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St, Ukiah. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING, 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street. SHORIN-RYU KARATE, 3:30 to 4:30 p.rr.. for children, 5 p.m. lor adults. Potter Valley Grange Hall, 10205 Main St., Potter Vallnv NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6:00 to r.M p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 640 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah, or call hotlines and ask for 462-5943. WOMEN'S (closed) AA mooting, 6:30 p.m , ^205 S. State St, Ukiah. HOMEMAKING MEETING, Relief Society, Ukiah Second Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), 7 p.m., 1337 S. Dora St., Ukiah. AMERICAN LEGION MEETING, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street, Ukiah. Phono 462-9961. SQUARE DANCING, 7-9 p m., Senior Citizens Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. WOODCARVING CLASS, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Pomolita School, Shop Room 502 (behind the gym). LAKE MENDOCINO LIONS CLUB, 7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge Hall, 1200 Hastings Rd., Ukiah. ALANON, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wagon Wheels recreation room, 1750 S. Main St. Willits. Phone 459-4859. AL—ANON, ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS meeting, 8 p.m., cafeteria, Ukiah Adventist Hospital, 275 Hospital Dr. THURSDAY PEAR GLEANING PROJECT, starts 7:30 a.m.. Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. FELLOWSHIP GROUP AA MEETING, 630 a.m.. 12 noon, 8 p.m., 2205 S. State St. Call 463-1199. FREE INSURANCE COUNSELING FOR SENIORS, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Senior Canter, 495 Leslie St Get help "" Medicare claims and reviewing benefits and i '— health insurance.
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