Anthrax

By BILL MCKELL,

While you are sorting through the day's mail, you slit open an envelope containing not only a letter, but a fine white powder. What should be your next move? Reseal and re-address the envelope to your favorite in-law? Not a good idea. Attempt to identify this powder by sniffing and tasting it? Nope.




Tetanus (Lockjaw)

By BILL MCKELL,

Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease which affects one's nervous system. The responsible bacteria are found in soil, dust, saliva or manure, and can remain viable for years if not exposed to sunlight.




Salmonella

By BILL MCKELL,

Although there are more than 2,500 serotypes of this genus (class or group), for the sake of this column, we'll address only two – typhoid fever and nontyphoidal Salmonella.



Nature's poisons

By BILL MCKELL,

It's not difficult to understand Mother Nature's giggles at our dismay when we are confronted with nature’s poisons, not to mention her mosquitoes, when we see what we've done to trash our roadsides, streams, and oceans.






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Obituaries

Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.