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December 24, 2009 Page 9 Golva program DeMores program Above and below: Prairie Program Belfield program Pr.airie Program State warns residents of recall BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health is urging res- idents to examine window blinds and shades in their homes to see if they are among those involved in a national safety recall, according to Dawn Mayer of the department's Division of Injury Prevention and Control. Oi1 Dec. 15, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) announced a voluntary recall to'repair all roll- up blinds and Roman shades to pre- vent the" risk of strangulation to young children. The recall involves millions of roll-up blinds and Roman shades. About 5 million Roman shades and about 3 million roll-up blinds are sold each year. Retail stores in North Dakota that sold the blinds from 1998 to the present include J.C. Penny. Wal- Mat% Ace Hardware and Big Lots. Other retailers selling the blinds include Pottery Barn. Pottery Barn Kids, Ross Stores, specialty win- dow covering dealers, West Elnl catalogs and PBteen catalogs. To determine if blinds are recalled, visit the CPSC website or call the CPSC Recall Hotline at 1-800-638-2772. The CPSC has received reports of five deaths and 16 near-strangu- lations related to Roman shades since 2006 and three deaths related to roll-up blinds since 2001. Strangulations-related to Roman shades can occur when a child places his or her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind, or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. Strangulations related to roll-up blinds can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his or her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Consumers who have Roman shades or roll-up blinds in their homes should contact the WCSC immediately at " or by calling 800-506-4636 anytime to receive a free repair kit. To help prevent child strangula- tion in window coverings, CPSC, WCSC and the North Dakota Department of Health urge parents and caregivers to follow these guidelines: - Examine all shades and blinds in the home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side or back of the product. CPSC, WCSC and the North Dakota Department of Health recommend the use of cordless window cover- ings in all homes where children live or visit. Do not place cribs, beds or other, furniture close to the win- dows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. - Make loose cords,inaccessible. - If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keei9 the cord taut. The Beach Medical Clinic will close at noon on Christmas Eve & New Year's Day and all day ,Dec. 28& 29 "We Make The Earth Move" I:v'dricl, I_ (l,ick) Null P,() Box I52 , Golva, NI) 58632 Ph.701-872-6336 or 701-$72-3463 I?cdtlolt(e hotmafl,com Road Building, Gravel and Scoria hmtlin, [)!ts, Site Wtvk :..1 / ,lttti Mot,' NOLL CONSTRUCTION 1 1 North Dakota newspapers are here to stay ... ! Realities and myths about North Dakota newspapers As a trade association for the 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers, we want to address in simple language the truth about newspapers in North Dakota. Your local newspaper is here for the long run. Some pundits and so- l called experts are ah'eady writing Ihe obituary for lhe newspaper industry. We say: Not so fast. Newspapers march on not only as news leaders and innovators, but as stalwart bnsinesses in communities they serve, conn-ibuting to the well-being of Main Street and North Dakota. Newspapers remain a dominant media source in North Dakota. Newspapers in this state have an estimated readership of more than 500 000, plus a growing on-line audience. 9 out of 10 North Dakotans read their local llev, spaper Nationwide, more than [04 million adults read a newspaper every day, except on on Sunday when readership grows to 115 million. That's more people than watch the Super Bowl (94 million), American Idol (23 million), or lhe evening news (65 million). The biggest reason newspapers are read is because you rely on your newspaper to know what's happening in your community. Obituaries. weddings, high school sports, city hall. babies, arrests, yard sales, chmch meetings, little league baseball, conmmnity events, engagements, town business. government public notices, even the ads ... the list goes on and on. I1CV* spaper connects },ou with your cIHnlllatlity,- NO other nleditlln provides what nevspapers provide. (Ever see obiluaries on TV')) it's a myth that the interne| and other sotm;es will provide ne-,s if North Dakota newspapers aren't here to do the job. The reality is that newspapers nlake a largci itl, cstnlent in/le' sga|herillg th:an ally other n'tediam. In |'act most o['the nexus \\;ou get fron/oilier media originated 'eilh reporting done by newspapers, Sonletinles broadcasters read the nevus directl 5 ?oln the newspaper! This is a time when newspapers are transforming. The industry is 1 T adapting and moving forward. We look forward to the futl re. We look forward to providing news, information and advertising that Ilelp connect and build the communities we serve.