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CANTON MO. THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009 - PAGE 11 by Dan Steinbeck More fun at the hospital In our last exciting episode, a humor columnist bid his appendix farewell. The story continues here. One nurse put heart leads on the patient's chest hair. She said "I can put them there and rip them off really fast, or you can pay $28 for a shave." The former choice was taken, and most of the leads were removed at the hospital with slight pain. Some leads, for whatever reason were left on the sides of the patient's chest, maybe because they were affixed with industrial-strength adhesive and probably have to be surgically removed. All patients wear gowns, regardless of gender or their familiarity in wearing them. One size fits no one. These muumuus add new meaning "held for observation." Hospital beds with big wheels are tricky for one nurse to steer. Patients get joyrides to x-rays, cat-scans and sur- gery. When some one-nurse crews had trouble, the pa- tient almost - almost, but not really - wants to help Fred Flintstone style, pushing with the feet on the ground. If not in a bed, a patient may wall halls with the tubes of liquid refreshments (steak-and-eggs-in-a-bag), while wearing the afore mentioned stylish gown. In some bigger hospitals, patients have wandered for days, seek- ing their room again. (Just kidding). Hospital humor: A nurse turns off a patient's room light and tells him to sleep. Then one of the two patient roommates needs to void wastes or needs a drink, anoth- er nurse comes to take 4 a.m. vitals; a perky phlebotomist comes for a 5 a.m. blood draw; a patient down the hall begs for a nurse, and then it's out of bed into a chair by 6 a.m., even for a night owl. More humor: Lunch was brought the same time a male roommate - bless him - was having a catheter re- inserted, when it was removed too soon, and his bladder hurt from build-up. Student nurses were brought in to learn how to insert a difficult catheter. The nurses ex- plained to the students in too great a detail what was oc- curring and were all agog: Gee, his bladder was full. The columnist's stomach stayed empty. When it is time to leave a hospital, one nurse encour- aged the patient to keep the souvenirs - the footies, the plastic breathing thing, the water cup, the urine jug. "You paid for them." (To verify much of this and last week's column on appedicitis, just ask Linda or the poor roommate.) Backward Glances First District Rep. Report by Brian Munzlinger I am glad to hear of no injuries during the storms that hit our area last week. It is that season and re- minds me of when my farm got hit in 1999. In situation like that friends and neigh- bors help and prayers mean a great deal. The people in our part of the state are great to help in situations like these. Our top priority in the house is to fast track eco- nomic development in our state. We must get Missou- rians back to work and we must do it quickly. A month didn't go by before we passed House Bill 191 and expanded the Quality Jobs Program that has had a successful his- tory in Mo. We sent that to the Senate in February where it stalled for months. We didn't let that stop us. Since mid-session, we have continued to send the Sen- ate bill after bill seeking to improve economic devel- opment. We passed House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 377. This sub- stitute included many of the economic development provisions proposed by the House this session. As we entered the last week of session, the House was still determined to pass legislation to help turn our economy around. Just like House Bill YESTERYEAR PICTURE VFW POST AT LA- BELLE, 1946 - The fea- tured photo this week in- cludes men from the VFW Post from LaBelle, Mo., in 1946. The men pictured on the front row are: Roland Wil- son, Robert "Onice" Wil- son, Amos Slagel, (WWI), Raymond McBrayer, and Lawrence "Fat" Green. Back row includes John Haley Spicer, Kenneth Byers, Delmer Bailey, Del- mer Waller, Ollie Gilbert, Fritz Lumley, Bill Gilbert, Royal "Bill" Wilson, Elmo Davis and Glover Davis. Lumley is the father of Sue 191, the House Substitute credits. The bill caps these for Senate Bill 377 would tax credits at $165 million expand our highly-success-in 2010 and increases the ful Quality Jobs program, cap each year to account The substitute increases for inflation. The substi- Sayre from Lebanon, Mo., who loaned the pictured. At one time LaBelle had several American Le- gion Posts. The first one was named for Homer E. Wallace, who was lost at sea while serving in the Navy. The post name was changed October 1, 1920 to Wallace-Chambers Post No. 89, honoring Roscoe Chambers, whose body was the first of a serviceman re- turned to Lewis County for interment. The Wallace-Chambers post was active until the depression when it surren- dered its charter. Veterans of LaBelle and Lewistown communities organized a new American Legion Post, LaBetle-Lewistown Post 200, which was char- tered December 1931. In 1948 the post split. Lewistown members with- drew and formed a post of their own. The name of Post #200 was renamed and rechartered LaBelle Post #200, as it still is cur- rently. The LaBelle Post #200 and the auxiliary as well as other Lewis County VFW are still providing Memori- al Services at several cem- eteries on Memorial Day. State Senator District 18 Report by Wes Shoemyer The First Regular Ses- and places. Make official sion of the 95th Missouri recommendations to and helping our research and for his final signature. development community Creating jobs and pro- From the pages of early County newspapers the cap from $60 million tute sets out requirements General Assembly con- cooperate with the United to $100 million on the tax for those applying for the cluded May 15. The final States Board on Geograph- 20 YEARS AGO ,-- credits that can be offered tax credits such as proof of days of the legislative ses- ic names. The Press News JournalConnie O Dear of Ewing to companies that create ownership and sets out a sion see a flurry of bills Maintain a list of ad- May 18, 1989 was named valedictorian of good jobs. This program time frame for the start of and resolutions coming to visers who have special - Commencement cer- the 1969 graduating class creates the kind of jobs the rehabilitation, the floor as lawmakers try interest and knowledge in emonies for the 166 Cul- of Lewistown High School. Mo. needs I am proud to announce every conceivable way to Mo. history, geography Or ver-Stockton seniors was Joy Beth Van Meter was The substitute places the Senate has finallyget their legislative priori- culture and consult with Saturday 'in Canton at El' salutatofiaff' of 'the class, an emphasis on assisting passed HB 191 and will be ties approved, and that s such advisers. lison Poulton Stadium.Commencement exercisesstart-up companies and sent totheGovernor'sdesk just what happed this Develop and revise This class had the first ever were held for 24 graduates. week. The Senate worked state priorities for geo- moting growth of the busi- nesses within Mo. is our top priority. It gives you and your family the abil- ity to work and provide for one another, and stimulates the progress of our state. Last Tuesday I was do- ing an interview on the side gallery of the Chamber with the Bureau Chief of a Tokyo newspaper, about a bill that I had sponsored when the electricity went off in the Capitol. I heard the Senate recessed but we carried on without micro- phones or the electronic voting boards. It was very nostalgic and a lot slower process than what we are accustomed to. I wish ev- eryone a very good sum- mer. Contact me at 573- to grow and flourish. One part of the bill allows up to $100,000 in tax credits each year to encourage an- gel investors to help start- up companies expand into full-fledged businesses. Another portion al- lows the Mo. Department of Econ. Development to issue up to $10 million in tax credits each year to offset expenses related to scientific research and de- velopment in fields such as agricultural biotechnology and prescription pharma- ceuticals. We believe the credits will strengthen our research community and help promote even more of the entrepreneurial ideas that so often come from our researchers. The substitute also in- cludes new requirements 751-7985 or at brian.mun- for historic preservation tax zlinger@house.mo.gov late into the night every night this week and sent a bushel basket of bills to the governor to be signed into law. Several measures I sponsored were includ- ed. The resolution I spon- sored this session to urge Congress to support the continuation of horse processing in the United million to $20 million. States was approved by This measure basically both chambers and sent to benefits one big developer the governor. This resolu- in St. Louis. At the sanie introduced in Congress that would restrict horse processing. The legislature ap- proved and sent to the gov- ernor my bill changing the graphic records projects. The legislature ap- proved an economic devel- opment bill on the final day of session that will create jobs to get our state economy moving forwar l. During debate on the bill, I voiced my objection to increase in the land asserd- blage tax credit from $1t3 acre parcel in the big city but just three times that amount of all of the farmers in our state. I think that:s outrageous. On the othrr hand, I have been promised graduates of the Blessing- Reiman College of Nursing with 13 students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. United States Congress- man and 1988 democratic presidential candidate Richard Gephardt, was the featured speaker for the Lewis County Truman Birthday Bash. t~ 1 farmer and served as pre- siding judge of the county for several terms. H Albert Warning of Do- ver community is at home again after ten months of service as a seaman in the "suicide Fleet" on board the U.S. cargo ship "Beau- fort", formerly-a German vessel in the fighting zone. The Board of Education at LaGrange has hired all of last year's teachers ex- cept Mrs. A. L. Ford who did not apply. Dr. J.T, Muir is again superintendent and Prof. W. K. Moore is prin- cipal. All salaries are the same. Dr. John W. Crouch has been chosen president of the LaGrange College, a position he held from 1903-1910. directors, the district will be named as a defendant and a copy of the peti- tion will be served upon the district by certified or registered mail at least 35 days before the hearing. Current law requires notice of the petition to detach to be published in a newspaper in each county containing any portion of the proposed territory. The act instead requires that notice be published in a newspaper in the county in which the hearing will be held as well as in a news- paper with circulation in the proposed territory. Lawmakers approved and sent to the governor my Senate Bill 480, which creates the Missouri Board on Geographic Names within the office of the Secretary of State charged with the following duties: Evaluate propos- als for changes in names of geographical features forward to getting together with agriculture groups and my colleagues in the legiS- lature over the summer to try to find issues of com- mon agreement to move agriculture forward and secure profitability for our family farmers. Contact me at 573- 751-7852 or email at wes. shoemyer@senate.mo.gov or write to Room 434, State Capitol, 201 West Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. $27 gives a PNj subscription for a whole year Lewis and adjoining Missouri counties; $30 elsewhere 573-288-5668 PICNIC SEASON 40 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News May 22, 1969 The badly burned body of a man believed to be the fifth victim of the LaGrange explosion, was found in the Mississippi River" near St. Louis May 22. The body has tentatively been iden- tified as Louis Hagenhoff, 38, of Martinsburg, Mo., a truck driver who was seen walking to the scene of the explosion of Triangle Oil Co. docks Monday evening just before the blast oc- curred. Canton Board of Alder- man heard a lengthy re- port about a possible port authority Monday night. River traffic is one of three types of transportation, the others being highway and railroad. m 80 YEARS AGO The Lewis Co. Journal May 23, 1929 The old officers of the Lewis County Fair have issued a statement that the fair will be continued. The people of the county did not want the fair to close and donations were liberal and sufficient to pay off all the indebtedness and have a sum sufficient to make some needed repairs on the grounds and buildings. Judge Frisby L. Lloyd, one of the most widely known and most respected residents of Lewis County, died at his home near Can- ton May 16. For many years he was connected with the Canton Trust Company and held the position of president of that institu- m Martin J. Shuman, con- struction chief master in the Seabees, has visited his mother, Mrs. Florence Shuman of Williamstown. Shuman has been with the Seabee for 26 years. He recently served two tours in Vietnam for 21 months attached to the Marines. Shuman holds 20 ribbons, including four for service in Vietnam. m 90 YEARS AGO The Lewis Co. Journal May 23, 1919 Among the Canton boys who have recently returned and Wade Condit. Return- ing home to LaGrange are Walter Butler, Lawrence Patterson, Walter Wise- mann and Wilbert Wolf- meyer. ter supply district, when the gate next year. Rural ! tion until its reorganization . from service are John a petition for detachment lawmakers will have to II a few years ago. He was a King, Walter Haggerty, Ev- is submitted to the circuit get our heads together to well known and prosperous erett Hampton, Albert Con- court by someone othercome up with issues we all stantz, Durkee Hawkins, than the district's board of can agree to support. I look tion asks Congress to offer time, the state is proviC]- ! incentives to help create ing just $66 million for horse processing plants our largest industry-agr]- throughout the country, culture. So we re spendir g and oppose any legislation up to $20 million on an 80i 1 procedure for detaching a that a major agriculture bill territory from a public wa- will be the first one out of ii