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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

May 2015 Free

Youth Programs 2015 Annual Easter Egg Tips to Protect Your
Hunt Attracts Children of Many Ages
Family from Sharps
Thursday, April 2, was the Annual
Easter Egg Hunt sponsored Many people use needles, syringes
by the Youth Center. It was a and lancets—called “sharps”—to
spectacular day for many of the manage their medical conditions
youth that participated. The girls’ at home.  These conditions include
softball field was littered with diabetes, allergies, infertility,
eggs. These eggs were decorated arthritis, hepatitis, HIV, blood
and the plastic ones stuffed with clotting disorders, migraines and
a delightful treat during the week cancer. Sharps are also used to
by employees, volunteers and the give medication to pets and farm
youth themselves. animals.

Along the fence the children lined Children were seen searching the girls’ softball field for eggs But the haphazard disposal of these
up, anxiously waiting to be turned during the Youth Center’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. devices is putting a lot of other
loose to hunt for Easter eggs. people, including waste-disposal
There were four special golden followed by the older ones. If you were given a chocolate bunny and workers, housekeepers, family
eggs for those lucky enough to find blinked you would have missed it. a bag of candy. It was a sunny members and children, at risk of
them while scavenging. A special day and many families scored with injury and serious infections.
prize awaited those that found the After the Easter egg hunt, children candy, memories and a photo for The Food and Drug Administration
golden eggs. lined up to take a photo with the Easter. (FDA) has created a new web
Easter bunny. After the photo they section with information about the
Children were released to search Continued on Page 2 safe disposal of needles and other
for eggs by age brackets, with the sharps at
younger children released first, safesharpsdisal5.

Harlem Crowns Return to Entertain the Chehalis Community The Environmental Protection
The Harlem Crowns Basketball Agency estimates that 9 million
team returned to the community people in the U.S. use sharps at
center to play against our very home—that equates to more than
own Chehalis Stars on Thursday, 3 billion disposable needles and
April 16. Tony Medina annually syringes and 900 million lancets
invites them not only to display each year.
their basketball skills, but also to
spread a very important message Continued on Page 2
“Stay Clean of Alcohol and Drugs
through Sports!” Inside

It was a very entertaining night of The players and the audience listened to the Harlem Crowns Colon Health Outreach Dinner .......... 3
“Clown Ball.” The masters of ad- share how basketball kept them away from alcohol, drugs,
lib brought tears of joy, cheers and and gangs. Health and Wellness Events ............ 4,5
laughter to the audience.
allowed him to volunteer. He referee’s uniform. He requested Stommish Water Festival ................... 6
Tony recognized Jeff Powell was recognized by giving him a Continued on Page 3
who has been a referee during Mariners Suite Tickets Available ....... 7
past games. His health has not
May Birthdays ................................... 8

Early Learning; Homes for Sale ........ 9

Students of the Month ...................... 10

Staff Profile; CTLF News ................ 11

Heritage & Culture News ................ 12
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