By BOB PALMER
Marion County commissioners designated March 19-25 as Poison Prevention Week, locally.
The resolution read, “Our society has become increasingly dependent on household chemicals to perform labor-saving, time saving miracle; and on medicine to provide health-giving, life sustaining benefits.”
The resolution also noted such products when not used properly could be hazardous.
“The efforts of our community organizations, complemented by the efforts of the North Texas Poison Center have reduced childhood poisonings in Marion County,” the announcement continued.
The document signed by County Judge Lex Jones directs “the appropriate agencies in our local government to continue their cooperation with concerned citizens and community organizations, including our schools, to develop programs which will alert our people to the continued danger of misusing medicines and household products and to promote effective safeguards against accidental poisonings among young children.”
In other action the court approved the sale of four parcels to Azarel Outreach, the only bidder.
Commissioners also signed off on granting a parcel seized for unpaid taxes to Jefferson Independent School District. The property adjoins the JISD Primary School campus on SH 49.
Commissioners noted past favors the school district has done the county in granting the request.
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