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Page 8 Vt JD ('x-M M| JNITV '[1"  'J/r. - March 14, 20 ] '2 +Fire wipes out South Fork man's home, possessions By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A South Fork man was left homeless Saturday evening when fire ttestroyed his trailer. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 3224 Main St. South Fork Trailer Park, space 15 at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday and found a fully involved structure fire. The fire was under control by 5:24 p.m., and the last unit cleared the scene at 6:22 p.m. Investigators had not listed a suspected cause as of Monday, according to the fire report. The fire started about the middle of the trailer. Resident Tony Picard was not inside when the fire started but said he suffered from smoke inhalation after going back in to try to save his dog, Chloe. He went to the hospital, where he was treated for inhaling too much carbon monoxide, Picard said. He was planning to return to the hospital again Monday night. "They said it wasn't electrical," Picard said. "It's arson." One  person was reportedly inside the trailer just prior to the fire, Picard said. Picard had his radio on and his dog in the kitchen that day preparing dinner, he said. "We ate together. We watched movies." Tamya Daitey, L.Ik Licensed Ikepufkturist  Dailey Health M,,dicm, [541J451:4008 llSSParkSlreet Lebanon, 0Rq1355 uJmmldaitey-heatfh.om A: Oriental Medicine, including acu- puncture and Chinese herbs, can be used to treat a wide range of condi- tions. At Daifey Health the most common complaint people come for treatment of is muscuto-ske!etal pain, such as shoulder, back arid foot pc+in. However, many others come for internal medicine cordi-.. tions, such as gasfroir]!estinal, gyne- cological, and autoimmune disor.+ ders, headacines; or respiratory issues. Still others receive acupunc- ture treatments as a preventative medicine, to stay well. ...... A. Since ffe Japan nuclear disaster. demand for potassium bdicie (KI) has skyreck.- eted to the point fhaf suppiy cant'of keep up. While KI doesn't protect the wloie body from radiation, i1 does help protect the fhwoid by saturating it with KI (]r'd iht.+s bbcking the absorption of the radioactive KI. A sing!e dose of KI prefects the thyroid for 24 hours and Ealhoon, RPH uuo,y ,,eed+ fo be toke fo ve,v s,orf ..... Pharma:isl periods. Currently the radioactive levels are [J no.f near or expecied io read" the levels necessaP/to tree1 with KI in the Uniled States and recommendations are to NOT take K+ af this time. Taking K! more often th(]n recom- mended or taking a higher dose har" fcogotY suggested dc-es not (;fer more prote(::lion _..... o+ ++n +o++ +++ ,++++ d++,,+ nullu,a Emergency management officials and public health officials are monitoring radioactivity [l] ].G7 levels and if for some :*',: :bar+" " " radioactMh] 521 Hain Slreel. Suleei Home eve!s de excaed dang,*: ous fhrsholds they L0caled inside Thriflmy ae prepared o ,espo,.'J. Lili:iii: A. Not evew overweight person needs or is eiigble fcr, weight ioss surgery, iG:;ol pafierfls wifl be age 18 to 65. with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or a BM! of 35 to 39 along w f  obesity related i tness such diabetes, high blood press e o s eep apt ea a vong othe-s, Prosoecf ve patier!s over the age of 65 are censidered on a case by csase basis. You musl agree to participate in nutritional educafior] ac! physical ociivify before cJnd ofler surgery, and be highiy motivated end dediccfed to imploring your !sealfh. Addilionally. you r11ust drdersfc'nd lhe goals and limitations of weight loss surgery, be hea!thy enough to urder:go major surgew, and ur'dersfand the risks involved i] ihe procedure. Tile Sarrarif(n Pro++..n, o++ +.,+ +n++ +++++ ,+r anyone interesled in weighi o'% suigery. For mare m C information, Call us at i541) 768-4280. .... } : ,,,,.,,,,,,- Greg ShoweiL RN. assisB patients lhough each sLep of the Samaritan Bariafdc Program,. from approve! for 'a e, or+ + + r:*,o teaches the monfhty ilnforrnatiorai cioss for those pIoa am upor gtou 3517H + r + i+++i+ Sam++'lnO:;iSmlelO0:+ + -+r ,s +,+. ,+ , Cm'utis. Off 97330 Photo by Sean C. Morgan A firefighter puts on his gear as he runs toward a burning mobile home in South Fork Trailer Park. He stepped out for a few minutes, and everybody could hear his music, he said. That's when someone went inside. "They locked my dog in the bedroom," Picard said. That's why she wouldn't come when she was called. "It crawled up under the dresser and went to sleep." According to the fire report, neighbors noticed the fire and reported it to 9-1-1. Picard tried to go back in and save his dog. He couldn't get into the front door, so he broke out the side bedroom window with his hands and crawled into the house looking for his dog, which was pregnant. "There nothing but smoke," Picard said. "I opened the doors, calling for my dog." He stepped into the hallway, but he couldn't breathe and had to get out, he said. He and a neighbor located Chloe later. Chloe was a red-nosed American pit, Picard said. "She was a loveable bulldog. She loved everybody. Everybody loved her." Picard, who moved to Sweet Home from Madras in June, lost everything he has ever owned, he said. That included photos of his son, who passed away in 2009. The Red Cross provided Picard a motel room and assistance for three nights. One neighbor said the neighborhood won't leave him with no place to go, but Picard said he needs food and clothing right now. In addition to Picard's home, a neighboring trailer may have had some smoke damage, according to the fire report. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded with 19 firefighters, four pieces of fire suppression apparatus and two support vehicles. Anyone who wishes to assist Picard, may contact him at (503) 569-4665. I Grenade From page 1 Keeney said. He broke apart a chunk with his hands, shook it and th.en saw the gre- nade. "It looked like a pipe at first," Blake said. "I grabbed it, and it was a grenade." The grenade was of the same design as a Mark II World War II-era, pineapple-style grenade found behind the high school .base- ball field a week earlier. "I thought it was really cool," Blake said. He drove it back up to the house. "I said, you'll never guess what I found." His father, Chanz Keeney, left the gre- nade in the driveway area and called the po- lice. The Eugene disposal unit responded. Mel Thompson examined the grenade, which was clearly missing the fuse and le- ver. He found a small rootball in the neck of the grenade, but the interior was empty. "It's probably been lying out there for a long time," Thompson said. The grenade was old enough to actually have been a World War II grenade, but it was impossible to know for certain. The U.S. Army wasn't too careful about training during World War II, Thompson said. The Army trained up and down the Willamette Valley during World War II, and there is'live ammunition out there. Technically, it is illegal to own gre- nades like this because it is owned by the U.S. military, Thompson said. The military owns munitions like this "cradle to grave," and it's .the military's responsibility. When someone finds a hand grenade or similar item, Thompson said, don't touch it. Don't move it, but mark the way to the ex- plosive. Then call 9-1-1. Photo by Sean C. Morgan Blake Keeney discovered the World War H-era grenade while looking for goM.