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October 23, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 From Our Files 'Typical Wyoming farm wife' travels to D.C. 100 YEARS AGO The Cowley Weekly Progress October 23, 1914 Cowley boasts, and justly, too, of possessing one of the very best cor- netists in the state. We refer to Mr. Charles Marchant, one .of the pop- ular teachers of the district schools of this city. Mr. Marchant has had no special training as musician. He plays some of the most classical mu- sic with the ease of a professional cornetist and handles his instru- ment with a master hand. 75 YEARS AGO The Lovell Chronicle October 26, 1939 Mrs. Bryant Robertson of Lovell, the woman who was chosen to go to Washington, D.C., as a typical Wy- oming farm wife, was one of near- ly 400 women gathered in Cheyenne Saturday for the annual homemak- ers' achievement day. Mrs. Rob- ertson, who lives four miles east of Lovell on an 80-acre farm, is a tall, quiet-eyed woman of poise and dignity. 50 YEARS AGO The Lovell Chronicle October 22, 1964 Sen. Gale McGee (D-Wyo.) an- nounced Wednesday that the final approval of the SBA loan was giv- en to Gypsum Products of Ameri- ca, Lovell, for the construction of a Gypsum products plant near Lovell. Senator McGee will be in Lovell Monday to take part in ground- breaking ceremonies. The comple- tion of the plant will provide near- ly 140 new jobs in the Lovell area. (Now known as Georgia'Pacific.) 25 YEARS AGO The Lovell Chronicle October 26, 1989 Pic: The Lovell Business and Professional Women's Club honored School District No. 2 as Employer of the Year (accepted by Supt. Don Bartling) and Town Councilwoman Dorothy Nelson as Woman of the Year Thursday night at the club's annual awards dinner. ARE WE READY? continued from page I "As we receive informa- tion and updates from the state, we will base our deci- sions whether to purchase (special equipment) or if it will be provided to us," said Jameson. "We do have our basic personal protective equipment (PPE) that we use in all cases, but with the contagious nature of Ebola, is not in accordance with CDC guidelines." When asked if he felt confident in the ability of his staff to transport infect- ed remains, he responded, "At this time, not real con- fident, as we have never had to deal with anything like this. Potentially, we will wait for guidance from the state as to what to do. We may possibly look to purchase more PPE." He indicated that, so far, the only train- ing he and his staff have had is the training with NBHH. Faraz Ahmed, Director of Regional Clinic Opera- tions for the Billings Clinic also attended the hospital board meeting on Tuesday night. Ahmed said Billings Clinic is also working on its protocol for dealing with the Ebola virus. He said Billings Clinic is looking carefully at how hospitals throughout the country have dealt with Ebola patients recently, paying careful attention to mistakes that were made. He said that protocol will be shared with affiliates, like NBHH, when the protocol is complete. Scott Murphey, Ambu- lance Director for NBHH, said he felt the training he and his crew have already received in dealing with hazardous materials will only further their ability to effectively deal with an Ebola patient. He said spe- cial equipment is already on hand and daily reports from the CDC only further the staffs ability to refine the protocol that is already in place. "I don't think we're in too bad of shape," said Mur- phey. "We have a hospi- tal preparedness program that we train for every year to prepare for hazardous situations. "We have a decon trail- er, where we can decon (de- contaminate) people and we have certain staff who have already been trained for that. We have advanced suits. "In the past we ha- ven't done Ebola-specif- ic training, but this week we ramped that up at the special training session we held for employees." 'vVe don't want people to feel like they have to get in their car and drive to Billings if they think they have Ebola. If we are the nearest place, they need to get here right away so we can help them." of having extra standards in place and personal pro- tection precautions to pro- tect our staff members." Murphey said all of the hospital's ambulanc- es are equipped with re- sponse gear for each person working on the ambulance crew, including a respira- tor, a suit, goggles, special gloves and boots that will help mitigate exposure. He said emergency medical staff will receive addition- al training. He noted that more information provided to dispatch about symptoms better prepares his crew for their arrival on the scene. Fitzsimmons said typical symptoms of Ebola would include high fever, nausea, including forceful re- petitive vomiting, se- vere headache, diar- - Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons rhea and a blotchy skin rash. A hall- Murphey said those em- ployees included not only nurses but also dietary staff, EMS, maintenance and housekeeping staff, as well. Dr. Brendan Fitzsim- mons, who is in charge of infectious disease control at the facility, added, "Our goal is that everyone work- ing here (at NBHH) will re- ceive the training." During the training, staff participating learned proper procedures for using the equipment, including removing protective wear. They also were able to prac- tice using a special inflat- able anti-room for safely changing out of and isolat- ing protective gear after it was used. Murphey point- ed out that the CDC has issued numerous press re- leases stating that medi- cal personnel who contract- ed the virus after treating a patient most likely were ex- posed to the virus from con- tact with body fluids on the protective garments. "We can tailor our train- ing because we know what we're looking for ahead of time, and we know what we have to watch out for," said Murphey. "It's just a matter mark of the disease is that it escalates very quickly. In some cases, it causes inter- nal bleeding and death can result within a few short weeks. Fitzsimmons said the biggest question is "where have you been?" If you have been to West Africa or think you may have been exposed to Ebola in another state, call in advance for special treatment before you en- ter the hospital emergency room or clinic. "It would be important for you to tell us if you have concern that you have had contact with someone who may have Ebola," said Fitz- simmons. "I don't think you can be over cautious in this situation." "This definitely will change how we do busi- ness on a daily basis," add- ed Murphey. "We will defi- nitely use masks more than we have been. According to the CDC, this virus is spread by contact and we will do everything we can to minimize that contact. It's a hazard and we will man- age it like any other hazard through PPE (personal pro- tective equipment)." "Right now we are do- EBOLA SYMPTOMS Fever Severe headache Muscle pain Weakness Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal (stomach) pain Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure to Eboia, but the average is eight to 10 days. Patients who recover from Ebola in- fection develop antibod- ies that last for at least 10 years. The disease is spread only through direct contact. . . ] mg our best to prepare for people who might have Ebo- la but don't know they have it," said Fitzsimmons. "We aren't turning people away. If they have Ebola, we want them here. We want them here where we can quaran- tine them and prevent the spread of the disease. "We don't want peo- ple to feel like they have to get in their car and drive to Billings if they think they have Ebola. If we are the nearest place, they need to get here right away so we can help them." As with any virus trans- ferred through contact, Fitzsimmons said a rigor- ous hand-washing routine is important. It also helps prevent transmission of the flu virus, which he said is a far more likely virus that people will be exposed to in this area. MURRAY Coat Drive October 1-31, 2014 Drop off new or clean, gently used children and adult coats, hats and gloves at'. Lovell Inc. (across from Post Office) Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Lovell Elementary, Middle or High Schools New Horizons Care Center North Big Horn Hospital Rocky Mountain Elementary or Middle/High Schools In November coats will be available at Lovell Inc. on Thursdays and Fridays for those in need of a winter coat. Sponsored by Lovell Inc. and Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce 00OTE HEIDI FOB, BYRON MAYOR WORK EXPERIENCE J Migrant labor worker ,/" House cleaner, motel maid ,/Food worker, D&L Eafe ,/Gas station attendant (remember them) ,/Teacher's aid/Cheerleading coach ,/Byron oil field roustabout ,/Oil refinery worker ,/Lovell sugar factory pellet mill operator #" Lambing shed worker, Lovell ,/Wyoming OSHA safety inspector ,/Sugar factory human resource manager ,/Sugar factory safety manager ,/Sugar factory corporate safety trainer ,/Independent safety consultant My successful experience with people and manage- ment speaks for itself. You deserve a mayor who can identify with your needs. I am the candidate for mayor who understands working people and can solve problems. VOTE for HEIDI BRIGHTLY... your choice for mayor. I will be the mayor with realistic expectations and can get things done. I love Byron as much as you do. THE SAFE VOTE Paid for by Heidi Brightly VOTE FOR FELIX CAI00I00IZALES BIG HORN COUNTY COMMISSIONER The right choice for Big Horn County You've spoken, rve listened and ]'[1 U TIE Pt+PLm:'! WIICE FELIX CARRIzALES BIG HORN COUNTY COMMISSIONER Paid for by Felix Oarrizales A Stop by the Brandin'lron to pick up your free pumpkin and return your masterpiece by Halloween for your prize. (for kids 12 & undel 483 Shoshone Ave., Lovell 307-548-9370