Ministrokes require immediate medical care

Dear Doctor: Our mom had half of her face go numb for a few minutes, and she also had trouble speaking. She went to the doctor and was told she had a ministroke. What is that? Is it dangerous?

The House Utilities Committee passed legislation to prevent telemarketers from replicating phone numbers and misrepresenting the origin of a phone call.

Jeanne Phillips

DEAR ABBY: Fifty years ago, at the age of 17, I was raped by a high school classmate. At the time, I was living in an apartment with a friend, “Becky.” She and three male classmates witnessed the attack, stood by and did nothing. (They were drunk.)

Dr. Eve Glazier

Dear Reader: You’re one of the estimated onethird of Americans who decided to change something about their lives in the new year. And according to a recent survey by YouGov, your goal to start exercising is among the most popular resolutions. (Saving money, losing weight, healthy eating and lessening stress round out the top five.) But as the hundreds of self-help books published each year remind us, change is hard. Even the most disciplined person does better with a game plan.

Harriette Cole

DEAR HARRIETTE: My neighbor, who is a good friend, confided in me that she is having an affair with a guy at her job. It came up because she asked me if I would watch her kids last-minute one evening. When I asked her what was going on — because she is usually well-organized and responsible — she admitted that she was going to meet up with this guy. This was so awkward for me. I took the children, but I don’t want to be in the middle of this. I am friendly with my neighbor’s husband, and I don’t want to be complicit in the machinations of an affair. It’s not easy. My friend has already asked me to watch her children again. That wouldn’t be abnormal, but now that I know why she is asking, I want no part of it. What should I do? — In the Middle

Edema cannot be cured, but it can be managed

Dear Doctor: I am a 76-year-old man who has dealt with edema in various intensities for several years. Now I have been diagnosed with early-stage congestive heart failure. I know I’m not the only senior affected by edema, and I hope you might consider devoting a column it.

In today’s Clinton Daily News is a special publication titled “Proud to Live in Clinton!”

From cover to cover, the 64-page magazine is filled with items that continue to make Clinton the Hub City of western Oklahoma.

It has been a busy month at my school

We have been so busy these past few weeks.

W Early this month we got to miss school because of snow.

I love school, but I love snow more.

The cafeteria ladies served heartshaped chicken nuggets for lunch on Valentine’s Day.

Area FFA members visit State Capitol

The Oklahoma Senate hit our first major deadline of the 2020 legislative session – all Senate bills must have been heard in committee by Feb. 27 in order to be considered on the Senate floor.

I’ve had several bills pass through committee that are now awaiting a vote by the full Senate.