Lance Kozikowski Rivets YTC Members

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Lance Kozikowski a civil war re-enactment soldier and speaker riveted the YTC crowd at their August meeting.

I was lucky enough to be present for the meeting and the man was exceptional. He stayed in character of a civil war soldier and explained the average day/week/month of a soldier in those times. From the clothing and it’s meaning to the day to day and what war was like during those times.

Below are some pictures (slideshow) I took from the event. Click the article title to see the slide show in greater detail or click the image itself to enlarge.

It’s Lyme Time!

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Facts

  • Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a deer tick (pinhead-sized and smaller).
  • An embedded (infected) tick will transmit the bacteria within 24-48 hours.
  • Crawling ticks will not transmit the disease.
  • Lyme disease is treatable…the earlier the better.
  • Symptoms (may occur from 3-32 days after bite).
  • Fatigue – Muscle/joint pain.
  • Headache -“Bull’s – eye” or atypical rash.
  • Chills/fever – Swollen lymph nodes.

Prevention

  • Tick habitat – Grass, bushes, woods
  • Clothing – Hat, long-sleeved shirt, long pants tucked into socks, light-colored, so a tick can more easily be spotted. Inspect before going inside.
  • Repellant – Spray only on clothing.
  • Removal – Use clean, fine-pointed tweezers – grasp tick as close to skin as possible, and tug gently; wash site with soap and water, and apply antiseptic.
  • If bitten-note date on calendar, consult physician if symptoms occur.

Lyme Disease Information Hotline: 1-800-876-LYME

Information from Chester Cty. (N.J.) Health Dept. as published in The Eastern Seven News (July, ’99), newsletter of the Mid-Atlantic East Coast Chapter of FMDAC
[Please note: there are now additional diseases that ticks can transmit, none pleasant. Save the tick, which can be analyzed for these diseases.]

Submitted by: Dave G.

YTC Announcments

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1. The March 8th meeting topic is “Best Lifetime Find”. Please bring in displays or special individual items that mean something to you.

2. This is also election month. We are still hoping for someone to come forward for President, Vice President, and ‘Treasurer-in-Training’. This will be Katie’s last year as treasurer.

3. Polar Bear hunt – Minelab came through with some nice prizes…including a GoFind 40 detector!  This tops off a nice list of prizes. Hunt fee is only $10 – see the February Probe for abundant details of the day.

4. The club is still in need of donations for the hunt…especially for the Treasure Chest! Please bring it/them to the March meeting, to myself.

Dave G.

 

This Months Meeting

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This is our usual topic for this meeting.

Best Finds of the Previous Year (2016). Please bring in a display of one or more items you detected up simple or otherwise. Showing us some finds from 2016 that you are proud of or that tickled your fancy in some way. Give us a few words related to your display…feel free to tell us exactly where you found them (I promise not to take notes).

For your support of this meeting, each participant will be awarded a silver dime.

Thanks.

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