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Air Evac visits CV Elementary

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kindergarteners at Cherokee Elementary enjoyed Air Evac's crew visiting their school Nov. 1 with their helicopter. The children had plenty of questions for the crew. Photo/Tammy Curtis
The crew of a West Plains-- based Air Evac unit landed near Cherokee Village Elementary on Nov. 1, to let children experience the aircraft and ask questions of the pilot, medic and flight nurse.

Children were in awe as the helicopter landed, as many had never seen one.

The flight medic spoke to the children about her job and the duties of the crew.

She also used the opportunity to incorporate the previous week's Red Ribbon Week campaign into their discussion, by telling them they have to remain drug free to work at Air Evac.

Many of the children told the crew they wanted to be nurses, doctors and pilots.

The crew's medic explained the company's drug testing policy, and the importance of the children remaining drug free in order to have good jobs in the future.

Cherokee Village Health Solutions Chairwoman Pamela Rowland orchestrated the visit. She said it was hard to get the crew there, and they were very lucky to have them.

The group, sponsored by Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley, promotes health, nutrition and overall well being by incorporating city officials, businesses, and individuals into the process of educating children about making healthy choices.

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