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Local doctor takes a swing at the majors

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Staff Writer John Coffelt When a local chiropractor recently received an invitation from representatives of Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins to consult with trainers about one of their pitchers, county native Bryan Morris, Dr. Marvin Carson, DC, knew it was a moment of a lifetime. “I don’t expect to become the team chiropractor, but that I was able to go and have them cover my cost was a

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  • Don’t let irritant weeds poison your outdoors

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Poison Ivy

    Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Learn the proper steps to keep the threat of poisonous plants away from your family and property. Locating the danger Keeping your family safe begins with proper identification of these harmful, rash-producing plants. In the right environment, poisonous weeds can grow

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  • Poison Ivy 101: How to ID Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    The adage “Leaf-ly three: quickly flee” mostly works for plant irritants such as poison ivy and poison oak, but here is a quick how-to guide to help you identify the “poisonous” weeds that may creep into your yard or garden. Poison Ivy Poison ivy is characterized by clusters of three pointed leaves that are smooth, toothed or lobed with two leaves forming a pair beside a longer middle leaf. The

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  • Manchester rec center’s ‘Winning Tomorrow Today’ program starts soon

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm


    The Manchester Recreation Department will be beginning next month its “Winning Tomorrow Today” program to help connect individuals and families that are diabetic, pre-diabetic or with a BMI of greater than 30 with a mentoring program. “Our goal is to help lead individuals and families to a healthier future where they can take charge of their health,” said Manchester Recreation Director Bonnie Gamble. The program, which is funded by the

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  • United Regional Medical Center, Medical Center of Manchester seek to combine hospitals

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    hospitals merge web

    The two hospitals in Manchester that are located less than three miles apart may soon become one. United Regional Medical Center, located at 1001 McArthur Drive, and Medical Center of Manchester, 481 Interstate Drive, have embarked upon the first steps toward a merger of the two hospitals, according to a press release issued by both hospitals Monday. The move would mean both hospitals will combine operations and move them to the

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  • AN UPHILL BATTLE: Local athlete to compete in Transplant Games of America

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Darryl Collins, who has cystic fibrosis and has received a lung transplant, will compete in the Transplant Games of American in Texas later this month. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Exercising has always been second nature to Darryl Collins. Running, biking, coaching basketball, playing racquetball – it was all part of life for the former gym teacher. Carrying the lung capacity to support his desire, though, is another story. He didn’t know it early in his life, but his desire to be fit and active would help preserve and, actually, save his life from ending at

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  • Groups to hold Duck River clean up events Saturday

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 7:00 am


    Volunteers from across the county are asked to take part in Duck River litter removal events held Saturday (June 28) below Mortons Lake and above Normandy Dam. The first event, organized by American Heritage Girls (a Christ-centered character development program similar to scouting) sponsor Connie Janosek, will be held from 8 a.m.- noon starting at Normandy Dam. Check in will be at 7:30 a.m. and the first 100 volunteers will receive

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