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Hells Canyon Journal February 16, 1994 Page 3 Passenger .What's the second best hug in the world? A snug fitting seat belt, firmly wrapped around a child's safety seat. February 13-19 is National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week, and you should know that a new Oregon law requires child safety seats for children up to four years of age or 40 pounds. Pine Valley EMTs Zona Koopman and Tami Waldron will visit both local elementary schools this week to help students understand Oregon's new law and the impor- tance of using child safety seats properly. Why focus on child safety seats? Because young children in Oregon continue to be at risk. In fact, the most recent observed use rate survey shows that only 34 percent of children under age one are correctly re- strained in child safety seats -- only a slight increase from a similar survey conducted in 1991. Under the new law, infant seats must always face the rear of the car until a child is about a year old and 20 pounds. Parents should follow the seat manufac.turer's instructions and make sure hand-me-down seats are not damaged and meet federal guidelines. Flyers are available at the Pine Eagle Clinic, for new parents, or anyone else who would like more informa- tion on how to keep children as safe as possible in vehicles. Find out how you can prevent a possible tragedy. Safety is the bottom line. Pill Box Joins Cooperative The Baker City Pill Box, owned by Glenn Jorgensen, has joined United Drugs, the largest cooperative of inde- pendently owned pharmacies in the western United States. Jorgensen said the coop- erative is an ideal way for independent pharmacies to match, or beat, the volume buying of large chain steres and to improve store opera- tions without giving up indi- vidual ownership, manage- ment and personal care. Foot Clinic Offered The Home Health De- partment of St. Elizabeth's Hospital will conduct the first in a series of foot care clinics February 24, 9 a.m. at the New Bridge Grange. Cost of the clinic is $7 and includes a foot soak, toenail trimming and blood pressure and pulse checks. The Home Health De- partment plans to hold a foot clinic on the fourth Thursday of every month. Seniors are encouraged to attend. COUNTY PARKS DAY USE PARKING PASS Hewitt and Holcomb Park day use parking passes are now available for purchase at the Baker County Courthouse, Road Department and Hewitt Park. If purchased prior to April 1, 1994, the cost is $20.00. After April 1. 1994, the cost for a day use parking pass will be $25.00. If you purchase your day use parking pass by mail, please include your vehicle license plate numbers (three vehicle numbers are allowed per pass). Mail to 3050 "E" St., Baker City, OR 97814. THE PARKING PASS MUST BE VISIBLE TO THE PARKING ATTENDANT. PLEASE PLACE PASS ON DRIVER SIDE DASH!! by David Baker of the He//s Canyon Journal Don Vannice's freshman General Science class ran into adverse flying conditions, when they held their hot-air balloon fly-off at Pine-Eagle High School Monday, Febru- ary 7th. 'Tney're going to be a little disappointed today, because the air is quite a bit warmer, and they won't rise as @ ll today as they did in the trials last week," Don said before the flights began. "And today the snow is going to add a little bit of weight to the bal- loons, too. I suspect they will figure this out.". The project came about when the class was studying a unit dealing with fluids. ,,m and of course, air is a fluid -- and we got to talking den- sities, and why things went up and why things came down, so I suggested we try building hot air balloons. They got so excited about it, that I had them all build hot air balloons." Working in pairs, the class had two basic instructions: they could use no liquid fuels, except small amounts as a starter for a solid fuel; and the bag had to be readily avail- able to any and all -- they couldn't use an exotic mate- rial. Most of them used gar- / \\ VA Ii y PO~K~h~ ~ Oa~1~O hkm' SCIENCE STUDENTS at PEHS prepare for lift-off. bage bags; two used dry- competition the winning cleaning garment bags. flight -- and one of only two Don said during trial thatday--wasbyJohnFree- flights most of the students man and Robbie Sohudel, used too much fuel and with a trioxide fuel (as used burned up the bags. In final for heating C-rations).