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200217 February 17, 2020


 Glenn A. Ouren
LHS '65
? - Dec. 6, 2018.

    Escoe German Beatty reported to the group a notice of the passing of Glen Ouren back in 2018. We do not have any additional information about his passing.
except Berryhill Funeral Home assisted the famly.

On Being a Caregiver
 Janet Holland 
LHS '67

    I was asked to write an article for our church monthly magazine, The Light. The next months are about transition, since we have an interim priest. My article was split in two, first on my being a caregiver for my Mom, second on the Apollo, which I sent last summer. At first I thought, so few classmates knew my Mom. Then on rethinking, I thought perhaps most of us have experienced being a caregiver, and at almost 96, Mom has had care a long time. Her mind is great, but her body started failing with strokes years ago. If it is interesting to you, please print. If you cannot open it in The Light, let me know. 

Janet Holland '67  
Lee James '65 
Whidbey Island, WA.

    (Editor's Note:  The only way I could include this is to use a picture of the article rather than just the text.)

I Found This on Youtube

Craig Bannecke

LHS '65

YouTube Video

        Memphis, TN - Have you ever taken a medicine which was supposed to make you feel better, but instead had some bad side effects on you? That's what happened to me last week, and in researching it I found that the medicine I was prescribed has a history of some dangerous side effects. Following a cystoscopy last week I was told to take a week's worth of the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin (better known as Cipro) designed to avoid the growth of bacteria following certain procedures. Have you ever taken it and have you ever read the warnings for its use? Now, to put the record straight, I have been prescribed and taken this drug many times in my past but never realized I might have suffered some side effects from it - which I now know I did. I found the following notice on the web:



    Fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO XR, have been associated with disabling and potentially irreversible serious adverse reactions that have occurred together including:

Tendinitis and tendon rupture 
Peripheral neuropathy 
Central nervous system effects 

Discontinue CIPRO XR immediately and avoid the use of fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO XR, in patients who experience any of these serious adverse reactions.
   After reading about it, I have now concluded the tingling and numbness on the right side of my face and body and a numbness in my right hand which I experienced last month is in high probability a side effect of the Cipro I have been taking. I went to the doctor in the beginning of January the day after the symptoms occurred and at first the doctor seeing me said it was showed the symptoms of a stroke, but an MRI showed no signs of a stroke. I left his care unaware of what caused the numbness which still continues today. It was only after reading the warning for the cipro when I saw I experienced the conditions stated as a side effect for that drug.

    The day after I took the last prescription last week I felt a soreness in my left Achilles tendon in my left ankle - one of the big side effects I now know about. To avoid tearing a tendon I have elected to give up my daily walking exercise for a while until I feel it is safe again. 

    My main point is that at the age we have now achieved, we need to be careful and do as the pharmacist says and read the accompanying document for any medicine we are prescribed and follow the instructions as written. Especially read about the side effects of prescribed drugs. I called in my problem to my doctor and he prescribed an alternate antibiotic for me.

Save the Date!
September 25 & 26, 2020
LHS Reunion
The Westin at Bridge Street
Huntsville, AL

More Information to Come Later
Reunion Contacts
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Last Week's Name That Tune

Name That Tune

Linda Collinsworth Provost, LHS  '66 "I enjoyed hearing from Eddie Burton that he traveled with Dee Clark as a member of his band and has many stories.  How about sharing some of those stories with the rest of us, Eddie?  I would love to hear a few. My current favorite song is "Whole Lotta Woman" by Kelly Clarkson so I was ready for your theme this week - WOMAN!!"
1.  When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
2.  Girl, You'll Be A Woman (Now Or) Soon....Not Sure Which
3.  Pretty Woman
4.  When A Man Loves A Woman (I do believe that every person of our generation knows this song.  Such a classic!)
5.  A Man and A Woman (from the movie of the same name)  Ferrante and Teicher...oooooh lala!!

Max Kull, LHS '67 got all the tunes correctly also.

Jeffrey Fussell, LHS '66, got all of them right and stated "I fared a little easier this week although the artist on #2 was someone covering Neil Diamond’s hit from the late 60s.  “Part of a plus”, as Mrs. Hedden used to say."

This Week's Name That Tune Group

Name That Tune