Rescue Squad Welcomes Aid
USED CARS WANTED
Squad is in need of cars to cut apart for training purposes. If you
have an old car or truck you could donate for this purpose, you will
get a tax deductible receipt, and you will help the Squad in its
training to save lives.
The cadets of the
Rescue Squad are always looking for new members! Young people age 12-17
who would like to be a part of the Rescue Squad membership can pick up
an application at the Rescue Squad Building. If you would like direct
contact with a member of the Squad about the application process,
please phone the Rescue Squad Building, 908-439-9311.
Rescue Squad can be reached at 908-439-9311 for non-emergencies, and
9-1-1 for emergencies. For continuing information regarding the Squad,
visit the Tewksbury Rescue Squad Web site.
YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES
The Squad is always looking for new members. To find out how you can
help their efforts, e-mail the Squad via their Web
site, or telephone 908-439-9311.
Screening for Men and Women
The Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center,
at the Hunterdon Medical Center,
in Flemington, has an ongoing program offering free Mammograms and Pap
Smears for women and Colorectal or Prostate Cancer tests for Men. These
tests are available for men and women who lack adequate insurance and
meet other eligibility requirements.
The program is funded in
part through a grant from the State of New Jersey Department of Health
and Senior Services, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Initiative. To
make an appointment, or for more information, phone Marge Vellotti,
Outreach Coordinator, at 908-237-5409.
You Ready for an Emergency?
Red Cross, noted for its disaster-relief efforts, says there
are four stepsto be sure your family and pets are prepared for
Find Out What Could Happen to You by Contacting your local Red Cross
chapter or municipal emergency management office before a disaster.
Create a Disaster Plan with your family, including what to do, where to
go (in case of an evacuation), and how to contact one another. Assemble
emergency supplies into a Disaster Kit before you think you'll need it.
Disaster-proof your home, through by making sure all appliances
(especially electrical cords) are in good condition, storing hazardous
chemicals securely, and knowing how to use fire extinguishers, how to
turn off utilities, and how to contact emergency help and family
4. Keep your disaster plan updated; practice by
quizzing the kids, conducting drills, checking on supplies, and testing
smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, at least every six months.
with neighbors, too, to plan for mutual support. Knowing people's
special skills (is there a doctor on the road?) and needs (do you have
elderly or disabled neighbors) can help everyone fare better in extreme
So what goes into that Disaster Kit?
The Red Cross advises every home to stock supplies in six basic
categories: water, food, first aid kit, clothing and bedding, tools and
emergency supplies, and special items. Keep items you would most likely
need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container, such as a
large, covered trash can.
water in plastic bottles. Store one gallon of water per person per day
for drinking, cooking (but keep this to a minimum), and washing/toilet
flushing. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more. You
can save water by using pre-moistened towelettes for hand washing and
at least a three-day supply of food on hand. Select items that are
non-perishable, compact, require no refrigeration, preparation or
cooking, and little water. Keep a can of sterno as well, if there are
items that you must heat. Include a selection of the following foods in
your Disaster Kit:
-Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables
-Staples (salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)
-High energy foods
-Food for infants
-Comfort foods (snacks are always important)
Also remember plastic or paper cups, plates, and utensils, to eliminate
the need for washing, and a manual can opener.
First Aid Kit
a first aid kit in your home and smaller ones in each car. Include
over-the-counter and prescription medications. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist about storing prescription medications.
Include at least one complete change of clothing and per person,
including sturdy shoes, and enough warm blankets for everyone.
-General tools (pliers, screwdrivers, utility knife).
-Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
-Flashlight and extra batteries
-Emergency preparedness manual (available from the Red Cross)
-Cash or traveler's checks, change (for phones, tolls, vending
machines, in case of evacuation)
family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly
or disabled persons. Pack games and books, to keep kids occupied. The
Disaster Kit is also a good place to keep important family documents,
such as wills, insurance policies, passports, social security cards,
immunization records, bank and credit card account numbers, an
inventory of valuable household goods, birth, marriage, and death
certificates. Keep everything in a waterproof, portable container, in a
convenient place known to all family members.
More information can be found on the Red
Cross, White House, and Department
of Homeland Security Web sites.
local chapter of the Purple Dragon Organic Produce Co-op is accepting
new members. The co-op is located in on Califon Cokesbury
dates are every-other week, and co-op members are asked to help 1-2
times a year sorting the vegetables – individually or with a
friend! Sorters receive a credit toward the following
share costs members $53, payable prior to the day of pickup (usually
the delivery before). There is also a special order list
delivery, full of delicious items–some unusual and hard to
First-time member are asked to commit to three trial deliveries, after
which you can decide if you want to continue.
A typical share may contain:
LOCAL celeriac, Ecologically Grown Jonagold apples, Brussels sprouts ,
tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, red leaf
lettuce hearts, bananas, a pineapple (IF available, otherwise navel
oranges), and kiwi fruit.
boxes ($20; additional veggies by special order to complement the
regular share): escarole, celery, fennel, garden blend sprouts, and a
Fruit shares: Honeycrisp apples, Bosc pears, a pomegranate, and a Tommy
Atkins mango. Fruit shares are $20
For a look at recent produce, check them out on Facebook. For more
information about joining, e-mail them.