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PUBLIC NOTICE

CHAFFEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCEDURE RELATING TO AUTHORIZING BILLS FOR AUGUST 2021

Seller, Amount

327 MEDICAL PROF CORP, $ 182.00; 3R ELECTRICAL COMPANY LLC, $ 125.00; 4 RIVERS EQUIPMENT, LLC, $ 11,658.90; AUTO SERVICE A-1, $ 6,233.25; ACA PRODUCTS, $ 281.78; ACTION LOCKING SERVICE, $ 179.50; ADVANCED CABINETRY, INC., $ 2,585.00; AFLAC, $ 1,246.44; AFLAC-GROUPE, $ 1,590.96; AIRGAS USA, LLC, $ 833.99; ALLEN, JOANNE J., $ 100.00; PAYSAGES ALTAMONT, INC., $ 2,750.00; AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL, LLC, $ 2,822.50; ANDERSON, EMILY, $ 87.70; ANDERSON, JASON, $ 1,735.92; NEW SEPTIC, $ 760.00; ANTERO ASSOC. OWNERS OWNERS, $ 165.00; ANTERO SEPTIQUE INC., $ 80.00; APEX SOFTWARE, $ 1,385.00; ARGYS PLOMBERIE, INC., $ 299.48; ARK VALLEY HUMAN SOCIETY, $ 9,749.84; ATCO INTERNATIONAL, $ 167.00; ATMOS ENERGY, $ 1,682.57; ZONE AUTO INC., $ 1,490.55; AUTONATION FORD LITTLETON, $ 95,102.00; AUTO OWNER INSURANCE, $ 409.00; AV-TECH ELECTRONICS, INC., $ 155.20; BOULANGER, KEITH, $ 563.98; BOULANGER, WILLIAM B., $ 100.00; BIG O TIRES # 6162, $ 25.00; BILLESBACH, JAMIE, $ 125; BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC., $ 1,087.62; RTISSERIE BUENA VISTA, $ 123.75; BUENA VISTA SANITATION DISTRICT, $ 62.40; TOOL AND EQUIPMENT BUENA VISTA, $ 291.83; BUENA VISTA REAL VALUE 2,453.37 $; BUSINESS OPTIONS MEDICAL BILLING LLC, $ 5,235.26; RENTAL OF BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, $ 3,441.15; C & J AUTOMOTIVE, $ 3,015.36; TREASURER AND PUBLIC EDUCATION OF CC, $ 409.23; CAOA, $ 50.00; CAPITAL ONE, $ 249.77; CAPITAL ONE COMMERCIAL CREDIT, $ 195.87; Castendyk, Devin, $ 150.00; CDPHE (ASD-AR-B1), $ 670.00; CEBT, $ 254,427.07; CENTRAL COLORADO CONSERVATION DIST, $ 1,000.00; TITLE AND COMMITMENT OF COLORADO CENTRAL, $ 51,300.00; CENTRAL RESTAURANT PRODUCTS, LLC, $ 308.66; CenturyLink, $ 3,223.69; CENTURYLINK QCC, $ 4,807.52; CHAFFEE COUNTY DHS, $ 21,228.48; DIST. CHAFFEE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION, $ 4,010.50; CHAFFEE COUNTY HOUSING DEPARTMENT, $ 139,110.00; CHAFFEE COUNTY DISCHARGE, $ 759.77; CHAFFEE COUNTY TREASURER, $ 474,361.14; CHAFEE PRINT CENTER, $ 669.48; CHAFFEE TIRE AND WHEEL, $ 857.00; CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COEUR DES ROCHEUSES, $ 5,000.00; COMMUNICATIONS CHARTER, $ 144.98; CITY OF SALIDA, $ 4,534.00; VALCON MUNICIPAL SERVICE, $ 32,584.87; COLLEGE COMMON APARTMENTS, $ 450.00; BANQUE COLLEGIATE PEAKS, $ 1,645.04; COLO. HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, $ 2,280.00; COLO. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUES, $ 1,884.91; COLONIAL LIFE AND ACCIDENT, $ 948.50; COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF TAX APPRAISERS, $ 85.00; COLORADO CENTRAL TELECOM, $ 2,002.92; COLORADO COMPRESSED GASES, $ 128.80; COLORADO STANDARD, LLC, $ 8,750.00; COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, $ 2,572.50; COLORADO WEED MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, $ 493.50; COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS, $ 492.87; COPELAN, JOSHUA, $ 319.52; COPPER, DEE DEE, $ 40.00; CORVINUS GROUP, LLC, $ 795.31; CP PORTABLES, $ 120.00; GROUPE CRABTREE, INC., $ 40.00; CRAWFORD AUTO PARTS, $ 480.15; CREST ADVISORY SERVICES, $ 125; CURGUS, MARJO, $ 150.00; CURTIS, DAVID, $ 5,333.33; DE VOY, DANE, $ 105; LABOR DEPARTMENT BOILER INSPECTION, $ 180.00; CLA DESIGN CONCEPTS, INC., $ 7,413.75; DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE, $ 127,998.24; DOUMAS, THOMAS, $ 100.00; DUNN, SUSAN H., $ 35; DWYER, ANNE, $ 113.27; CORONER OF EL PASO COUNTY, $ 4,500.00; ELECTORAL CENTER, $ 509.00; ELITE COLORADO BRANDS, $ 170.00; MAINTENANCE OF EMERALD CARPETS, $ 1,238.00; ESO SOLUTIONS, INC., $ 111.00; EXTENSION ACTIVITY FUND, $ 29.20; FAIRBANKS SCALES, INC., $ 2,230.00; FAMILY COURT, $ 154.00; FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTER, $ 2,303.00; TOMBE, JADE, $ 585.00; FELT, GREG, $ 55.00; FESENMEYER, DEBBIE, $ 12.98; FESENMEYER, JERRY A., $ 1,150.00; FREMONT COUNTY (AIRPORT), $ 900.00; FRITZ, JONATHAN PAUL, $ 3,857.36; GALLEGOS, ETHAN dba EnB JANITORIAL, LLC, $ 6,400.00; TIRES AND GCR SERVICE, $ 7,676.74; GERTZ, DAVID, $ 467.00; GILES, JANINE, $ 176.65; GOBINS INC, $ 4,519.56; GOOGLE LLC, $ 454.43; GOVCONNECTION, INC., $ 346.85; GRANZELLA, RUSSELL, $ 129.24; GREINER, GARY, $ 2,500.00; GTS, $ 45.00; GUNDERMAN BODY, $ 3,827.16; GUNSMOKE CAR WASH, INC., $ 659.00; HADLEY TAYLOR, $ 600.00; HARD ROCK PAVING, REDIMIX, $ 2,472.60; HARFORD, PAUL, $ 125; HAYDEN HEDMAN, $ 900.00; RADIO AU COEUR DES ROCHEUSES, $ 825.00; DETAINED, HANK, $ 100.00; HENRY SCHEIN INC., $ 7,728.04; HIGH COUNTRY METALS, LLC, $ 150.80; HMC NETWORKS, INC., $ 500.00; PRO HOME DEPT, $ 806.92; HORNE, ANDERSON, $ 150.00; HRMC DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY, $ 1,255.03; HYLTON LUMBER CO., $ 29.84; HYLTON. LESLIE, $ 88.00; IHS PHARMACY, $ 2,501.77; IMPRECO LLC, $ 216.48; INTERIOR TRUCK PARTS AND SERVICE, $ 37.55; JJ KELLER & ASSOCIÉS, INC., $ 600.00; JENNINGS, BRENDA, $ 28.80; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, $ 44.94; JOHNSON AUTO PLAZA, INC., $ 393,410.20; JONES, KURT M., $ 476.49; JONES, NELSON, $ 204.98; KAKKAR, MANSI, $ 668.00; KALIVODA, NOPAVAN T, $ 1,080.00; KAPLAN KIRSCH & ROCKWELL, $ 375.00; KELLY, DAVID M., $ 50.00; KERSTING, JULIE, $ 40.00; KIMBALL MIDWEST, $ 702.41; CHEVALIER SECURITY SERVICES, $ 311.94; KONE PASADENA, $ 2,765.32; KUBAT EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE, $ 4,264.45; LN CURTIS ET FILS, $ 92.81; LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY, $ 1,538.40; LAMB, MARGARET, $ 150.00; LAUDENSLAGER, GREG, $ 1,000.00; LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC., $ 1,305.98; LEGALSHIELD, $ 216.25; LOWERY REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, $ 70.00; LUDWIG, GARY, $ 40.00; M&M RUG, UPHOLSTREY CLEANSERS LLC, $ 950.00; MANCHEIM, BILL, $ 1,300.00; MARTINEZ, JANELLA, $ ​​38.50; MARTIN-RAY LAUNDRY SYSTEM, $ 95.08; MCCANDLELESS TRUCK CENTER, $ 5,324.45; MCFARLAND OIL CO., INC., $ 18,584.78; MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGERY, $ 496.52; MEADOW GOLD ENGLEWOOD, $ 1,007.92; Mr. HC KENWORTH-COLO. SPGS., $ 5,479.19; MIDWEST CARD AND IDENTIFICATION SOLUTIONS, $ 4,800.00; MIKE GARAGE, $ 907.83; MISHMASH ELECTRIC, INC., $ 90.00; MOVABLE DISK DESTROYERS, $ 324.00; MONTROSE WATER FACTORY, $ 395.25; MORRIS, DEBRA M., $ 1,300.00; MOUNTAIN DRINK COMPANY, $ 6,276.15; MOUNTAIN COURIER, $ 3,801.56; MUNIREVS, $ 1,250.00; MYERS, LOGAN, $ 1,120.00; NO, MICHELLE, $ 86.54; NUTTER, JULIE R., $ 159.62; NYBERG, NORMAN C., $ 1,050.00; ORRILL, BEVERLY, $ 428.29; ORRILL, MIKE, $ 475.86; OTAK, $ 13,127.59; CO. Pavement stencil, $ 250.70; PIC, JESS, $ 410.25; PEREZ-SANTALLA, VIRGIN, $ 130.00; POST, LINDA, $ 1,300.00; POWER SCRENING, LLC, $ 9,669.50; PRESSLY, LEANNE, $ 43.75; PRO V EXPRESS, $ 56.83; PROGRESSIVE ALARMS, $ 90.00; PSH SIGNS AND GRAPHICS, $ 80.00; PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS, $ 350.00; PUEBLO BANK AND TRUST, $ 415.01; QTPOD, $ 427.72; QUILL CORPORATION, $ 974.39; RAUSCHKE, PAUL, $ 150.00; COMM READY, $ 839.15; ROSEAU, TARA, $ 1,225; RICE, REBECCA, $ 150.00; RIVER RUNNERS, $ 40.00; TROPHIES BY THE RIVER, $ 59.95; ROBERTS, RICK, $ 19.96; ROSHAMBO, LLC, $ 300.00; ROWELL, ANGEL, $ 2,156.45; KLEEN SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC, $ 304.35; GENERATION OF SAGE, $ 224.63; SALIDA ACE HARDWARE, $ 5,244.51; SALIDA AUTOMOTIVE AND DIESEL REPAIR, $ 213.25; SALIDA AUTO PARTS, $ 2,369.51; SALIDA AUTO SALES, $ 1,293.60; SALIDA EXTINGUISHER, LLC, $ 344.00; SALIDA HOSPITAL DISTRICT, $ 2,107.42; SALIDA TECH, INC., $ 12,310.00; ELECTRIC CRISTO BLOOD, $ 1,323.73; SANOFI PASTEUR, INC, $ 483.74; SARAH F. WHITTINGTON PC, $ 8,054.00; SCANGA MEAT CO., $ 315.44; SCOTT, JOEL, $ 40.00; SEAN LAWN MAINTENANCE, $ 1,200.00; SELLARS PROJECT SPACE, $ 91,800.00; SHAMROCK FOODS COMPANY, $ 2,674.76; SHÉHANE, JUDITH, $ 300.00; SHIP N THINGS, $ 49.60; SKYLINE STEEL, $ 19,837.60; SLOW MONEY INSTITUTE, $ 1,000.00; SORUM TRACTOR COMPANY, $ 401.17; SOULCRAFT BREWING, $ 165.00; SOULED OUT T-SHIRTS, $ 970.00; SOUTH OF COLORADO MORTUARY TRANSPORT LLC, $ 885.00; SOUTH-WEST CENTENARY CORPORATION, $ 920.00; SSCOR INC., $ 132.27; STANDARD INSURANCE COMPANY, $ 3,161.64; STECK INSIGHTS WEB DESIGN, $ 75.00; SYSCO DENVER, $ 6,390.93; TBK Bank, $ 41.67; TELEFLEX LLC, $ 2,215.50; THE ALLIANCE: SART, $ 550.00; LES UVRES D’ART, $ 16,374.00; THOMAS REUTERS – WEST, $ 159.14; TIMBERLINE AUTOMOTIVE SPORTS, $ 272.86; TOLIN MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, $ 1,696.00; TOTAL OFFICE SOLUTIONS, $ 315.29; CITY AND COUNTRY SALIDA, INC., $ 8,175.51; CITY OF BUENA VISTA, $ 120.72; CITY OF PONCHA SPRINGS, $ 243.65; TRACTOR SUPPLY CREDIT PLAN, $ 535.92; TRANSWEST TRUCK RV TRAILER, $ 217.94; TRILLIUM HOLDCO, LLC, $ 9,236.97; TRIPLETT, ASHLEY, $ 79.44; TRYG GROUP, LLC, $ 23,761.56; TURNKEY HEALTH CLINICS, LLC, $ 30,936.67; AMERICAN BANK, $ 73,795.18; UAACOG, $ 290,000.00; UPPER ARK VALLEY FOP # 43, $ 1,680.00; UPPER ARKANSAS CONSERVATION DISTRICT, $ 381.25; URBONAS, WAYNE, $ 39.25; VALLEVONA, ROBERT A., $ 300.00; VAXCARE, $ 533.93; VELTRI, JOSEPH, $ 107.78; VENES, REBECCA, $ 60.00; VERIZON WIRELESS, $ 5,092.85; VISTA WORKS, $ 138.25; WAGNER EQUIPMENT CO, $ 228.19; WARTMAN, DANIEL, $ 358.00; WEIDMANN, MARA, $ 54.13; WELCH, JENNIFER, $ 750.00; WELLNESS SCREENING LLC, $ 433.80; MEN OF THE CENTRAL WEST. HEALTH, $ 472.57; RECREATION OF THE WEST IND., INC., $ 24.00; WHITEHALL ALPINE BG, $ 347.88; WOLD, $ 3,139.05; WOOD GROUP PLC, $ 2,189.50; WORLD FUEL SERVICES INC., $ 9,289.16; XCEL ENERGY, $ 5,924.72; ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION, $ 437.88;

$ 2,539,756.26

GREGORY W. FELT, PRESIDENT

Posted in the Chaffee County Times on September 23, 2021

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Lois Ann Schulte | Riverbend obituary https://nismo-club.com/lois-ann-schulte-riverbend-obituary/ https://nismo-club.com/lois-ann-schulte-riverbend-obituary/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:36:00 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/lois-ann-schulte-riverbend-obituary/

Lois Ann Schulte, 94, died at 12:19 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton.

Born June 7, 1927 in Alton, she was the daughter of Robert Jackson and Eva Mae (Barnhart) Dillow.

She married Howard E. Schulte on November 16, 1945 in Wood River. He died on December 23, 2014.

Lois loved bowling and when she could no longer participate, she became a cheerleader to others. She loved being at Bowl Haven. She had worked at Woolworth in Alton and Owens-Illinois Glassworks years ago.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Keith) Buffington and Debbie (Bob) Hamilton, all of Bethalto; four grandchildren, Wayne (Kristen) Hamilton, Steve (Erin) Buffington, Patty Hamilton and Daniel (Christina) Buffington; one daughter-in-law, Gina Buffington; eight great-grandchildren, Lani, Madison, Cassie, Carly, Jaena, Lucas, Reid and Jacob; and two great-great-grandchildren, Juniper and Charles.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; one grandson, Chuck Buffington; and one brother, Bobby Dillow.

Visitations will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 27 at Paynic Home for Funerals, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. Interment will follow at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.

Briefs can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Metro East Humane Society.

An online guestbook is available at www.paynicfh.com

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“Growing threat to public health” caused by disease found in puppies in pet stores · A human world https://nismo-club.com/growing-threat-to-public-health-caused-by-disease-found-in-puppies-in-pet-stores-%c2%b7-a-human-world/ https://nismo-club.com/growing-threat-to-public-health-caused-by-disease-found-in-puppies-in-pet-stores-%c2%b7-a-human-world/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:01:21 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/growing-threat-to-public-health-caused-by-disease-found-in-puppies-in-pet-stores-%c2%b7-a-human-world/

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

One of many HSUS investigations into Petland found a purchased blue merle goldendoodle that was infected with Giardia and Campylobacter, two bacteria that cause infections that can be passed on to humans. HSUS

By selling puppy mill dogs, some pet stores spread serious illnesses that are dangerous to the public. We have been saying this for years. And now, a new scientific survey released this month by the Journal of the American Medical Association Network reinforces that fact. The pet industry is actively avoiding taking responsibility for this threat.

The authors interviewed “168 cases from public health reports” from 2011 to 2020 of patients with Campylobacter infections and found that 97% of patients reported having had contact with a dog; of these, 88% had specifically been in contact with a puppy from a pet store.

Called “extremely drug resistant”, this strain of Campylobacter jejuni “cannot be treated with any commonly recommended antibiotic”. This represents “a growing threat to public health,” according to the report. About a quarter of the victims studied were so ill that they had to be hospitalized.

The report found that “highly drug resistant strains have only been associated with dogs.” Additionally, only dogs in the commercial pet breeding industry, and not shelter dogs, have been implicated in the outbreak. The report concluded that the commercial dog industry “must take action to help prevent the spread of highly drug-resistant C jejuni from puppies in pet stores to humans.” Given the link to pet shop puppies, in February 2021, we asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require warnings about the risks of handling pet shop puppies.

Petland, the only national pet chain selling puppies in the United States, is mentioned in the report as “a national pet chain based in Ohio.” The HSUS ‘hidden camera investigations of Petland stores revealed that Petland had been aware for years that his puppies were linked to the dangerous disease, but was not doing enough to keep the puppies and the public safe. Petland has continued to disseminate misinformation about the specific strain of C jejuni linked to some of his puppies, implying that the treatment resistant strain linked to the dog is the same as the more treatable form of Campylobacter which may be from undercooked food, and even seeming to blame the epidemic on the hygiene of the victims. Even after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged the company and its puppy suppliers to take action, Petland has done little to fix the problem.

Our Petland investigations have also shown that owners and managers of Petland stores have failed to test symptomatic puppies, delayed taking visibly sick puppies to a vet, deceived customers, and even done little to protect their own. workers against disease. At least one teenager who worked at a Georgia Petland store was hospitalized for four days with a fever of nearly 105 degrees F and suffered lasting effects. Our undercover investigators spoke to other Petland staff who also admitted to contracting Campylobacter, and two of our HSUS workers who investigated the stores were also infected.

During one of our investigations, an official from Kentucky Petland told our secret buyer, who was purchasing a puppy, “this puppy had diarrhea. [but] it’s not Campylobacter, ”falsely claimed the puppy was“ perfectly healthy ”and had been tested for the disease. But images from the investigation showed the same puppy had been sick inside the Petland store for weeks, often refusing to eat and suffering from frequent diarrhea. This puppy had not been properly treated or tested for his disease. Our secret customer took the puppy to a vet immediately after purchase, where he tested positive for Campylobacter.

Our undercover investigator also found the same Petland manager telling another undercover employee a few days later that he was not testing most of the puppies in the store for the disease because most of them would be positive. Our surveys of eight different Petland stores showed similar attitudes, with none of the stores we visited appearing to have a regular testing protocol to screen puppies for disease, even if they had warning signs such as diarrhea. and lack of appetite.

Petland’s typical response to any criticism of their puppy care is to change the subject, pointing the finger at animal shelters and implying that the puppies purchased are superior to those at a shelter. But the new JAMA report tells a different story: “To our knowledge, highly drug resistant strains have only been found in the commercial dog industry and have not been associated with exposure to dogs in animal shelters. , which indicates that these strains could have a niche in the trade. breeding and distribution of puppies in pet shops.

Pet stores are not the only sources of potential threats to public health. The US Department of Agriculture is responsible for inspecting and regulating puppy mills and brokers that sell to pet stores, but during the last administration enforcement measures to shut down bad breeders were drastically reduced. . Additionally, we have seen instances where federal inspectors did not require a puppy mill owner to have a sick or emaciated dog examined or tested by a veterinarian. Instead, they sometimes allowed licensees to call a veterinarian for advice during the inspection instead of requiring that animal to be seen by a veterinarian. We hope that under this new administration the USDA will prioritize animal welfare law enforcement and penalize bad breeders for violations of the law. We also encourage the agency to update their policies to ensure sick dogs are promptly treated by a licensed veterinarian.

Public health is one of many pressing reasons to change the puppy mill industry, and you can help take a stand against the industry for the benefit of human and animal health. We have worked state by state to change the practice of selling puppy mill puppies in pet stores; and we rejoiced last week when a federal judge upheld Maryland’s law. You can ask your lawmakers to support the Puppy Protection Act, now in Congress, that would require the USDA to change its rules by insisting that dog breeders provide dogs with “prompt treatment for any disease, illness or disease. injury by a licensed veterinarian, ”among many other improvements in animal care.

Sara Amundson is President of the Legislative Fund of The Humane Society.

Categories

Pets, Public Policy (Legal / Legislative)

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“Debarking” surgery to silence dogs risks their lives and sometimes does not work https://nismo-club.com/debarking-surgery-to-silence-dogs-risks-their-lives-and-sometimes-does-not-work/ https://nismo-club.com/debarking-surgery-to-silence-dogs-risks-their-lives-and-sometimes-does-not-work/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:58:03 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/debarking-surgery-to-silence-dogs-risks-their-lives-and-sometimes-does-not-work/

Q: We live in an apartment complex where there are a lot of dogs barking. Some tenants want to require owners of these dogs to “skin” them. What do you think about this?

A: I am against it, and because it is widely considered inhumane, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association have taken a stand against “debarking”. Plus, it’s illegal in some states.

In my opinion, the only reason a dog should have surgery is if the benefit to the dog outweighs the risk and pain associated with the procedure. Clearly, this is not the case here.

“Debarking” surgery, or devocalization, involves removing the parts of the dog’s throat that are producing the bark. The dog ends up with a hoarse bark that is softer than normal. Devocalization deprives the dog of an important method of communication, preventing it from engaging in normal canine behavior.

Additionally, debarking surgery causes pain and carries risks associated with anesthesia, bleeding, swelling of the airways, and infection. Delayed risks include cough and nausea, scarring and narrowing of the throat, difficulty breathing, exercise and heat intolerance, aspiration pneumonia and collapse.

Inexplicably, normal barking returns within a few months in some dogs.

Harmful barking can result from boredom, social isolation, external stimuli, territorial protection, poor training, separation anxiety, cognitive decline, or any of the following. many other triggers. It is best treated with changes in the home, dog day care, training, behavior modification, and sometimes medication.

I suggest renters of apartments with dogs hire a certified veterinary behaviorist or canine behaviorist with a masters or doctorate degree to educate them on how to deal with nuisance barking. Then, each tenant with a barking dog must make an appointment with the behaviorist for individual therapy.

Q: Joy, my 12 year old cat, is constipated. Her stool has gotten harder and drier over the past year, and she is now struggling to push out what looks like small pebbles. What do you recommend?

A: I advise you to make an appointment with Joy’s vet. Once her vet determines the cause of her constipation, appropriate treatment can be put in place.

Joy may require a brief hospital stay to relieve her condition, determine its cause, and, if dehydrated, normalize her hydration.

A common cause of constipation is a decrease in the motility of the large intestine, also called the colon.

Normally, when the muscle wall of the large intestine contracts to move feces, the colon absorbs water from feces in the body to help maintain hydration. This process turns wet stools into healthy stools that you are used to seeing in the litter box. But if the colon’s motility is slowed, the stool stays there longer than usual, becoming unusually dry and hard.

Another cause of Joy’s constipation could be chronic kidney disease, which reduces the kidneys’ ability to store water and prevent dehydration. The large intestine compensates by absorbing more water from the stool, leaving it excessively dry and hard.

Lack of exercise, obesity, and conditions that cause pelvic pain, such as arthritis or abnormal growth, can also induce constipation.

Depending on the cause of Joy’s constipation, treatment may include giving her medication, increasing the fiber content in her diet, adding enough water to her canned food to make it soft, offering her broth. , provide him with a water cooler or give him a sterile electrolyte solution under the skin. .

Without treatment, Joy could develop megacolon, a serious and painful condition in which the colon is dilated and unable to contract normally.

When Joy visits her vet, bring a fecal sample. The vet will likely want to do blood and urine tests to help determine the cause of Joy’s constipation and recommend effective treatment.

Lee Pickett, VMD, practices pet medicine in North Carolina. Contact her at

[email protected]

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Steve F. Hanzlik https://nismo-club.com/steve-f-hanzlik/ https://nismo-club.com/steve-f-hanzlik/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 09:21:11 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/steve-f-hanzlik/

Steve F. Hanzlik, 93, of Hot Springs, died September 15, 2021. He was born January 29, 1928 in Lackawanna, NY

He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony Handzlik and Ludwika Handzlik-Kozub; his beloved 50-year-old wife, Erika; and his son, Patrick Hanzlik.

He is survived by his son, Marcel (Sally) Hanzlik; one daughter, Yvonne (Brian) Westfall; grandchildren, Joy (John) Shepherd, Dr Emily Hanzlik, Kelsey (Nick) Brown-Coleman, Sam Hanzlik, Katie (Nick) Gallegos, Clint Westfall, Zack Westfall; two wonderful great-grandchildren, Julia and John B Shepherd.

At 15, after the death of his father, Steve worked in the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna to support his family. As World War II escalated, he forged his birth certificate while attempting to join the Royal Canadian Air Force as a fighter pilot. His goal was to free his beloved Poland from Nazi tyranny. Steve then joined the US Maritime Service in 1945. He enlisted in the US Army in 1946. In 1951, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served with distinction until his retirement in 1972. Steve reached the rank of Chief Master Sergeant specializing in Communication Networks.

After his brilliant military career, he continued his graduate studies at Henderson State University. For 16 years Steve taught science with passion and enthusiasm at Southwest Junior High. He touched the lives of his students, many of whom credited him as their mentor and inspiration for success. He was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity, the Air Force Association, and the Elks Lodge 380.

He was a patriot, a teacher, a mentor and a leader. Steve enjoyed boating, building and piloting model rc airplanes with the Hot Springs RC Club. Steve was a lifelong learner and attended college until the age of 93. He was a beloved friend to all and loved his family unconditionally. His love for ballroom dancing was second to none. Steve has danced through life with conviction and compassion.

As you gaze at the stars, know that Steve waltzes through Orion’s belt, Fox trots the Big Dipper, and dances his way through the Galaxy.

Honorary bearers are Marcel Hanzlik, Sam Hanzlik, Dr Michael Harrison, Nick Coleman, John Shepherd, John B Shepherd, Roger Moreland and Brian Westfall.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humane Society of Garland County, 1321 Hwy 128, Lonsdale, Arkansas 72087.

Family and friends are invited to attend a 2 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Crestview Memorial Park in Garland County, Arkansas. The family respectfully requests the use of face coverings while on duty.

Condolences online at https://www.caruth-hale.com.

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Obituary of Barbara Meyer (1925 – 2021) – Toledo, OH https://nismo-club.com/obituary-of-barbara-meyer-1925-2021-toledo-oh/ https://nismo-club.com/obituary-of-barbara-meyer-1925-2021-toledo-oh/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 04:31:42 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/obituary-of-barbara-meyer-1925-2021-toledo-oh/ Barbara ann meyer

Barbara “Barb” Ann Meyer was born March 22, 1925 in Garrett, Indiana. She was the only daughter of Albert J. Loffi and Carrie Hughes Loffi. Barb graduated from Garrett High School, then the family moved to Willard where her father worked for the B&O Railroad. Barb worked for the BJ Fink Company, a furniture store and funeral home, as an accountant. There she met and married Gordon Meyer. They had two children, Patricia “Patti” and Gary. The family moved to Fremont and then later to Toledo, Ohio.

Barb joined the First Congregation Church in Toledo, where she was very active as a volunteer and served as President of the Woman’s Fellowship. She was previously an Assistant Cub Lair Mother and Leader of Girl Scout Troop 291. The troop was very active and stayed together for eight years.

Barb returned to work as a cashier for Sylvania Savings Bank. She attended the American Institute of Banking and the College of Business Administration at the University of Toledo. Barb graduated from Siena Heights College. Eventually, she was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. During this time, she attended the Ohio School of Banking, the State of Kent, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. She was promoted to Branch Manager in Toledo, Ohio.

Barb was named the Toledo Women in Industry Honoree and served as State President of the National Association of Banking Women. She was a United Way Loan executive and selected as Woman of the Year by the Catherine Eberly Center at the University of Toledo. Barb has taught financial seminars at UT for many years.

After her retirement, Barb traveled overseas and across the United States and enjoyed her summer home on Lake Erie, cooking, sewing, and playing bridge.

Barbara is survived by her son, Gary; and her daughter, Patti Verb; She is predeceased by her parents; and beloved grandson, F. John Verb, II.

Funeral services are private with a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Toledo Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. Condolences and memories can be shared at

walkerfuneralhomes.com


Posted by The Blade on September 19, 2021.

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  • Animal Allies, Duluth, 218-722-5341, animalallies.net.

  • Chequamegon Humanitarian Association, Ashland, 715-682-9744, chaadopt.org.

  • Contented Critter Shelter, Makinen, 218-638-2153, contentedcritters.org.

  • Help PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc., 715-513-6106, helppawswi.org.

  • Humane Society of Douglas County, Superior, 715-398-6784, hsdcpets.com.

  • Mesabi Humane Society, Virginia, 218-741-7425, mesabihumanesociety.org.

  • Northern Lights Animal Rescue, 218-729-1485, adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/66719-northern-lights-animal-rescuers-inc-twig-minnesota.

  • Oreo’s Kitty Sanctuary, 218-591-7200, email oreosadoptions@yahoo.com.

  • Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm, 218-254-3300, preciouspaws2011@hotmail.com or pphsc.com.

  • Regional Relief Range in Hibbing, 218-262-1900.

  • Star of the North Humane Society, Itasca County, 218-245-3732, starnorth.weebly.com/about-us.html.

  • Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc. at Warmfuzzies2020@gmail.com, 218-576-8534 or go to warmfuzzies.petfinder.com.

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    Vicki Lawrence will be the guest of Landmark Live – https://nismo-club.com/vicki-lawrence-will-be-the-guest-of-landmark-live/ https://nismo-club.com/vicki-lawrence-will-be-the-guest-of-landmark-live/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:23:44 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/vicki-lawrence-will-be-the-guest-of-landmark-live/

    Emmy Award Winning Artist

    NOTInternationally acclaimed comic book artist and artist Vicki Lawrence, best known for her role on The Carol Burnett Show where she developed the character of Thelma Harper / Mama, will star on an episode of Landmark Live on Thursday, September 23.

    Landmark Live is the Landmark Newspaper podcast, broadcast live on The Landmark’s Facebook page at Platte County Landmark.

    The September 23 episode airs at 6 p.m. with hosts Ivan Foley, Chris Kamler and Brad Carl. If you miss the live stream, the video will remain on The Landmark’s Facebook page for viewing at your leisure.

    Lawrence will join the show via the Zoom video call.

    Vicki Lawrence appeared on The Carol Burnett Show on CBS from 1967 to 1978, for the duration of the series. The Thelma Harper / Mama character she created later became the central character in a popular sitcom series called Mama’s Family. The show can still be seen in syndication on a daily basis across most of the country and is available as a Time-Life DVD collection.

    These days, Lawrence spends much of his time on the road with his theatrical production called Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show.

    Lawrence will bring his show to the Ameristar Casino and Hotel in Kansas City on Friday, October 15. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com.

    Lawrence has several Emmy nominations, including one in 1976. She has been nominated several times at the Golden Globes, all for The Carol Burnett Show. In 1973, Lawrence recorded the hit song “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”. He reached number one on the charts of the United States and Canada.

    At the end of the Carol Burnett Show, she starred in her own comedy, Mama’s Family, which also starred Dorothy Lyman, Ken Berry, Beverly Archer and Betty White. Carol Burnett has also appeared frequently on the series. After completing his sitcom, Lawrence dabbled in animating TV shows.

    She became the first successful game show host when she hosted Win, Lose or Draw. She also hosted her own talk show for a while, titled Vicki !, which ran from 1992 to 1994.

    Most recently, she starred in the Fox-TV comedy series The Cool Kids, about a rowdy and motley group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break any rules for fun. His co-stars on this show included David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan.

    Over the years, Lawrence has made appearances on other TV shows, such as Laverne and Shirley, Major Dad, Roseanne, Hannah Montana, and Yes, Dear. She also appeared with Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway in the Burnett show retrospectives.

    She has also appeared in numerous theatrical productions.

    In addition to his career in entertainment, Lawrence has been active in many causes. She has served as an honorary leader of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, raised funds to protect the widows and families of police officers killed in Long Beach, Calif., Supports the Humane Society, and works with the American Heart Association as well as Walk for the treatment.

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    Bark in the Park to benefit local animal shelters | WIVT https://nismo-club.com/bark-in-the-park-to-benefit-local-animal-shelters-wivt/ https://nismo-club.com/bark-in-the-park-to-benefit-local-animal-shelters-wivt/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:11:31 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/bark-in-the-park-to-benefit-local-animal-shelters-wivt/

    BINGHAMTON, NY – NewsChannel 34 is teaming up with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and a pair of local animal welfare agencies in a bid to clean up the shelters.

    During Saturday night’s game against the Reading Fightin Phils, fans are invited to bring in non-perishable pet food and supplies that will be distributed to the Broome County Humane Society and Animal Care Sanctuary.

    Information on how to adopt a cat or dog will also be available during the game, which also happens to be a Bark in the Park party when fans are allowed to bring their dog to the game.

    The donated supplies will be collected in a Subaru loaned by Matthews Subaru.

    Matthews Marketing Director Kathy Breno said the car dealership has raised $ 150,000 for the Humane Society in recent years and is doing more to help animals in need.

    “We’re also doing a Facebook Pet of the Week. We have pet food drives every year, we take pictures of animals with Santa Claus every year, so the list goes on and on. We do a lot for animals. We love animals and we live in this community and we want to help the animals in our community, ”says Breno.

    Auchinachie Services is another supporter of the effort.

    The plumbing, HVAC and water filtration company has an Auchinachie Cares program in which they donate $ 1,000 each month to another local nonprofit.

    This month, he splits the donation evenly between the Humane Society and the Animal Care Sanctuary.

    Senior Vice President Chris Holleran said many Auchinachie employees are animal lovers.

    “We are a small community, we are big in the community, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to a community that has given us so much,” explains Holleran.

    Pet supplies requested include paper towels, leashes, leashes, cloth towels and pine pellet kitty litter.

    The match is Saturday evening at 6:35 p.m.

    But you might want to sit down a bit earlier, say 6:22 a.m., to watch Jim Ehmke throughout the first pitch ceremony.

    I hope he can do it on the plate.

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    Margie C. Stoup – Monroe Times https://nismo-club.com/margie-c-stoup-monroe-times/ https://nismo-club.com/margie-c-stoup-monroe-times/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:06:02 +0000 https://nismo-club.com/margie-c-stoup-monroe-times/

    Margie C. Stoup, 73, of Monroe, died on September 10, 2021 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI. She was born March 26, 1948 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, daughter of William and Edith (Hill) Campbell. She graduated from Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She was a National Merit Scholar who attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

    Margie married Kenneth Stoup on May 22, 1971 in St. Paul, MN. Together they ran the Albany House Bed and Breakfast for 25 years, before retiring in 2019. Margie was a member of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association, where she served as secretary.

    Margie loved to decorate, collect antiques, her gardens and her flowers. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her sense of design and her delicious breakfasts.

    She is survived by her husband, Ken Stoup of Monroe, WI; brother, William (Irwin) Campbell of St. Paul, MN; sisters, Susan (Jim) Noran from Williamsburg, VA, Diane (Steve) Payne from Salem, NH.

    She was predeceased by her parents.

    Memorial contributions can be made to Green Cares Food Pantry, Monticello, WI or Friends of Pleasant View Foundation, Monroe, WI.

    Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.shriner111.com

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