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Choppers are there for Island medical evacuations CHOPPERS TO THE RESCUE: The HH-65 Dolphin on the Pebbly Beach Helipad during a medical evacuation to a Mainland Hospital. The Coast Guard Flight Crew, Avalon Fire Department Personnel and Los Angeles County Baywatch Paramedics are assisting the patient. STORY AND PHOTO BY BURNEY RAMMING Saturday, March 17, dawned cold and windy on Catalina. Boats were canceled, tourists stranded, and residents were occupied by keeping warm. When a call went out for a medical evacuation the U.S. Coast Guard responded with a Dolphin Search and Rescue helicopter. The HH-65 Dolphin helicopter is the workhorse of the Los Angles Coast Guard Air Station at Los An- geles International Airport. From this airport the Dolphin's crew patrol the area from Dana Point to Morro Bay California. Built in Grand Prairie, Texas the Dolphin normally caries a crew of four: pilot, co-pilot, flight mechan- ic, and rescue swimmer. For medical flights a doctor or paramedic will be onboard. The Dolphin has a three-and- a-half hour flight range, cruises at 130 knots and produces a rotor blast of 60 knots when in hover. You may see the Dolphin in ac- tion at the new Catalina Air Show slated for late September. When the Dolphin Helicopters are called to Catalina for a medical evacuation, the call sets in motion a chain of events that will result in a patient receiving appropriate care. The Catalina Island Medical Center staff, Avalon Fire Depart- ment Personnel, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Communications Personnel and the Los Angeles County Baywatch Crew all coordi- nate together for the medical emer- gency. Friends of Library to raffle quilt Winnerto be announced after summer BY CHARLES M. KELLY The Avalon Friends of the Li- brary will begin selling raffle '"THE WRITE STUFF" Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander. ]he paper is seeking to expand its editorial horizons. tew reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more information, contact the editor at Founded in 1913 by Ernest Wiedle tickets on Saturday, April 14. The prize: a quilt made by Jeanie Shel- ton. "Money raised by the raffle will support the Avalon Library and the Friends of the Library," said Neva Jennings, president of the library support group. Jennings said the identity of the winner of the raffle will be known after summer. "We'll wait 'til after summer," she said. Tickets will first go on sale at the Friends of the Library book- sale. Officers and members of FOL will have tickets with them, so people can buy them any time, SINGING WATERS CHRISTIANCENTER SERVING THE CHURCH, REACHING THE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE Jennings said. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. "Eventually, we'll be setting up a date to sell tickets in the Arcade" Jennings said. The quilt being offered for the prize is the second one made and raffled off by the Friends of the Library. The winner of the first quilt do- nated it to the library, where it is on display. Jennings said it costs the Friends of the Library $7,000 a year to bring books to the library. One program the group sup- ports brings the newest books to the library--in some cases, before the official publication date. For more information about the Friends, call the library at (310) 510-1050 or call Jennings at (310) 510-0852. THURSDAY GATHERING 7PM Executive Publisher Mince Bodiford Editor Dennis Kaiser Advertising Pat Jamieson Office Manager Jennifer Leonhardi Accounting Judy Murray 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, 90704 510-2882 Postmaster: Senti address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O, Box 428. Avalon, CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday [ News: 5 p,m. Monday I Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday THE ]JCR RO O seO m  We have EVERY college football NFL and NILB game on our high def big screen TVs[ IYIOI DAY C O K T A NIGHT FOOTBALL:  _ FOi)D PRIZE-  FUN! 126 SUMNER 310.510.0251 SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@cinews,us One Year Subscription; Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunityMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140] Acceptance unoer 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid al Avalon. CA 90704 and other additional offices. AdJudication Decree NO. 377598. Date of Aajudlcation: Oct. 4, :1934 Exact Name of Newspeoer as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina slander. Published weekly at 101 Marifia Avenue #6 AValOn. CA 90704, The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted Dy The Catalina Islander, NO part may be reproduced in any fashion without written consent of the Publisher This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION L RAFFLE PRIZE: The Avalon Friends of the Library is raffling off tickets to win a homemade quilt, The winner will be announced after the summer. Courtesy photo Before you go back  to the mainland... take a little Catalina with you.  Subscribe Today. C]]lhlll I$II]IIDER RO. Box 428 Avalon.  90704 Tel: (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 FOR COUNCIL I applaud all of the candidates who ran for office. = I ask that you please vote for me on April 10, 2012. RE-ELECT TIM WINSLOW 21 Friday, April 6, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER