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Kids Keep Their Cool

Daughter’s Phone Call Helps Mom Who Had Allergic Reaction To Sting

 


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Submitted photo Elishah Thomas with her daughter, Izabella, 8, left, and her son, Ezra, 6.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Elishah Thomas has been stung before, so she didn’t give it much thought when a yellow jacket nabbed her on the morning of Aug. 18.

She and her company were picking apricots at her place, about 12 miles outside of Baker City, when a wasp stung her middle finger.

“I’ve never had a problem with stings — even this summer,” she said.

To alleviate her throbbing finger, she dabbed on some Benadryl cream and then returned to picking apricots.

Not long after, she came down with a throbbing headache.

She and took some ibuprofen and went back outside to feed the horses and get her truck for a trip to town.

 

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Three seek seats on City Council


It appears that at least one write-in candidate will be elected to the Baker City Council Nov. 4.

That’s because just three people have qualified for the ballot, which will include four openings.

City Recorder Luke Yeaton said this morning that three candidates qualified for the ballot before the deadline at 5 p.m. Tuesday: Benjamin Merrill, R. Mack Augenfeld and James Thomas.

With fewer candidates than vacancies, the qualified person who receives the most write-in votes will also be elected.

See more in today's issue of the Baker City Herald. 

 

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