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DENTAL ASSISTANT needed, experience helpful but will train the right person. Must be hard working with a positive attitude and willing to travel. Send resume to 917 S. Odell, Marshall, MO 65340. MARSHALL PUBLIC LIBRARY: part-time shelver. Must be flexible: days/evenings/weekends. Pick up job description and application by Nov. 11.

APARTMENT FOR LEASE: one year lease, three bedroom, one bath, newly remodeled. All stainless: Refrigerator, glass top stove, microwave; washer/dryer. New paint & tile. No pets. $600/month plus deposit. References. 660-631-4104 APARTMENTS FOR Rent in Slater. Recently remodeled. Sewer, water and trash included. One bedroom $350.00, 2 bedroom $425.00. 886-0182. FOR RENT: Shelby Apartments is now accepting applications for two bedroom apartments. Call Kim at Action Management 660-8310030. MO Relay 711. This institution is an equal housing opportunity provider. FOR RENT: Westport Village Senior Housing apartments is accepting applications. 911 S. Apache Dr. All utilities paid, rent based on income. Must be 62 yrs. old or handicapped or disabled. Call Kim at Action Management. 660631-0030. Relay 711. This institution is an equal housing opportunity provider. NICE CLEAN partially furnished one bedroom apartment. References & deposit required. No pets. 886-7333 days, 631-1566 evenings. NICE STUDIO apartment, furnished with utilities. References, deposit, lease. No kitchen, smoking, pets. $350/month. 660-202-2889 NOW ACCEPTING Applications for 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units. Range, refrigerator, water & sewer provided. Rental assistance is available. Apply at 275 S. Redman or call 660-886-9664. Equal Opportunity Housing.


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ACCEPTING BIDS The City of Malta Bend will be accepting bids for the mower/maintenance position for 2014. Bid sheets may be picked up at City Hall on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8-9:30 a.m. For any questions please call City Hall at 660-595-2451. Bids will need to be submitted no later than December 5th. Proof of insurance will need to be supplied by the winning bidder.




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RELIABLE CHILDCARE has two openings. Reasonable rates, meals and snacks provided. State pay accepted. 229-0089


NICE CLEAN one and two bedroom duplex, no pets, deposit required. Owner/agent. 631-5060.

383 S GRANT, 3 BEDROOM. 674 W Thomas, 2 bedroom. Deposit and references required. 660-6315064 LUXURY TOWNHOUSE, three bedroom, two bath, two-car garage. New carpet, paint & appliances. Lawn care & snow removal included. Great location, $950/month, deposit, no pets, no smoking, references. 660-202-3117 NICE CLEAN one bedroom, partially furnished house. References & deposit required. 886-7333 days, 6311566 evenings. TAKING APPLICATIONS on two bedroom and three bedroom houses, $450$500/month plus deposit. 660-528-1767

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY For Lease. Excellent locations. Near new construction. Energy efficient. 886-8009. FOR RENT: Retail/Office Units, great Odell location. Commercial shop/storage, 4,000+ square feet, insulated/heated, 16' doors. 660229-4700.

283 Chevy engine & transmission, $500. Intake manifold w/four barrel carburetor, $150. 660-852-3367 Five 17"x8" Jeep rims, $30 each. Five 245/70 17", $20 each. 886-5154 MATTRESS SETS: Twin $89.99, Full $99.99, Queen $199.99, Queen Pillowtop $249.99. Dutch Kountry Market & Furniture, 10340 E. Hwy. 50, Knob Noster, MO 65336. 660-563-2941.

BANKS MOVING And Storage Company. Storage units now available, easy access, low rates, video surveillance. 975 W. Jackson. 886-7471, 855-559-7471.

MARSHALL CENTRAL Storage. South Odell and new location on Drake Road. Various sizes both locations. 8864600. MARSHALL MINI-STORAGE. Hwy. 20 West. U-Store! ULock! Car-Boats-FurnitureEtc. 886-9499 or 886-8268. SOUTH 65 STORAGE. Lowest prices in county. Various sizes. Lighted units. 886-8037.

NOW ACCEPTING YOUR Items for Consignment Auction: Please call 886-9341 from 8:00am-4:00pm. 624 N Miami, Old North IGA building. NEXT SALE 10/30 5:30pm

4100 sq. ft. OFFICE, 1445 W COLLEGE St. $1500 per month, will divide. Swinger Realtors, Broker/Owner. 8863388

DUPLEX: TWO 1-bedroom apartments. Yo Hablo Espanol. Owner financing or make offer. 660-221-3937 HOUSE FOR SALE by owner, $155,000. Move-in ready home in great south Marshall Neighborhood. Three bedroom, 2.5 bath (4th non-conforming bedroom in basement), 2-car garage. 2,265 total fin square feet (main + basement), updated flooring, paint, lighting. Call 660-815-0037 or 660815-4418. IN-GROUND POOL with a new deck in a great neighborhood. Over 3,000 sq. ft. on two levels. Total of 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, large open family room, 2 car garage, upstairs or downstairs laundry, new furnace. You may see just about anytime by calling 660-815-7772.

STANDING TIMBER and cut logs. Walnut, Burr & White Oak. 20 trees or more. Call Mike, 660747-6224 or 816-632-2173

ATTENTION FARMERS: I want to buy your scrap iron. Paying top dollar. Riley Crawford, 886-9341.

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REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCT. REAL ESTATE - 2 BR HOME w/ GARAGE Unattached Morton Bldg. ANTIQUES & SOME ANTIQUE FURNITURE - Tiger Oak Rnd. Dining Table; Elect. Lamp; Singer Sewing Mach w/Cab; (20) Glass Top Jars; Granite Tea Pot; Gal. Stone Jar; Gal. Ideal Jar; Food Chopper; Jar Lifter; (10) Dekalb Seed Corn Sacks; Deitch Funeral Home Thermometer; Very Sm. RR Light; Gates V-Belt Wood, Sizer; (2) Maytag Gas Engines; The Tabor Machine (Pat. Dec. 10, 1878 in box); Vise; Perfection Scales; Recipe Boxes; Records; Silver Trays. ANTIQUES - Antique Dishes - Royal Copely Vase; (2) Carnival Glasses; Sm. Carnival Creamer & Sugar; Green Depression Glass dishes, 1962 Napco Head Vase; Sm. Mexican Pitcher; Few Pcs. Milk Glass; Lots Vases; Wexford Pressed Glass Bowl; Princess House Frosted Punch Bowl w/ 12 Cups; Lots Snack Trays & Cups; Crowning Set Dishes. Collector Tractors - J.D., FARMALL, IHC, A.C., CASE, OLIVER, FORD & MASSEY HARRIS TRACTORS - 1/16 Scale - COLLECTIBLE PICKUPS & CARS - 1/24 Scale - Minneapolis Moline tractors, CLOCKS - Howard Miller Key Wind, Howard Miller Clock in Coffee Table; J.D., Caterpillar, Steel Wheel, Rooster Clock & Quartz Westminster Chime Clock. LIGHTED BEER SIGNS, J.D. & OTHER SIGNS JEWELRY - Lg. Lot Mary Kay Jewelry & Mary Kay Desk Chair. THIMBLES & SM. BELLS - HANKIES - (80) Embroid. & Crocheted Hankies. PIANO, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, APPLIANCES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS - Product of Baldwin Piano; (Maytag Washer, Gibson Dryer & Kenmore Side x Side Refrig.-Freezer w/Ice & Water); Card Table & Chairs; OTHER HOUSEHOLD & FURNITURE - POWER WOOD TOOLS & OTHER TOOLS - Bostitch Finish Nailer.

Many Items Too Numerous to Mention.

H. J. (Bud) Wiedey Aaron - 660-542-6056 or/ Ernie - 660-542-6063 Office - 660-542-1655 Carrollton, Mo Terms: Cash or Check (with proper ID) - Not Responsible for Accidents Statement Made Day of Sale Takes Precedence Over Printed Material.

ROCK HAULING and spreading. Also haul DDGs and free compost. Call Ted, Triangle Trucking, 660-631-2538

ALL ITEMS MUST GO by Nov. 1st, Household/furniture sale: full size bed; matching chest of drawers, dresser w/mirror, full size bed w/headboard and footboard; 1 couch (sofa sleeper); set- rocking chair, 2 end tables, coffee table, sitting chair- all matching; end table; coffee table w/marble top; 1 large five open shelf metal cabinet, 6' high; 1 medium five open shelf metal cabinet, 5' high; 1 electric lantern (decorative); numerous small kitchen cabinets; 1 wash table; plastic stackable cabinets/containers; kitchen table and 5 chairs; dresser w/mirror; entertainment center; curio entertainment center; apartment stackable washer/dryer, likenew, approx. 3 yrs. old; 1 treadmill; lots of small knickknacks; 2 small TVs; VCR/DVD combo unit. Contact Marty - 660-631-6358 or email to make arrangements to view items! Cash only, all items sold "as-is" and all sales are final! All items must sell by Nov. 1. LARGE GARAGE & BAKE SALE: Apple butter, collectibles, antiques, green and pink depression glass, dishwasher, double oven, furniture, full bed & dresser, Barbie dolls, Avon, toys, jewelry, children's clothes through Large adult, tools & much misc! Friday/Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm. Half mile South of Marshall on Hwy 65 by MFA station.

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Simple Thanksgiving Dinner Tips Courtesy Of The Founding Fathers (NAPSA)—Many Americans want to treat family and friends to a holiday meal with a bit of tradition to it. Making that easier is a delicious recipe for roast turkey that harks back to Colonial times. “Thanksgiving is about recreating family traditions, about taking time to be with loved ones and honoring generations-old values,” explains Emmy Award–winning TV host, cookbook author and culinary historian Chef Walter Staib, City Tavern of Philadelphia proprietor. “It’s the only truly American holiday centered around savoring our nation’s culinary heritage.” This simple turkey recipe is based on what our forefathers ate at their celebrations. “It will taste just as delicious now as it did to our Founding Fathers.” Early American Roasted Turkey recipe by Chef Staib Serves 8 to 10 1 (18- to 20-pound) turkey, with giblets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 medium yellow onion, quartered 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme 2 medium shallots, finely chopped 1 bunch fresh sage, on stem 1 bunch fresh tarragon, on stem 1 Tbsp. olive oil Preheat oven to 325° F. Place oven rack on bottom level. Place wire roasting rack in large roasting pan and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Remove giblets, neck and any visible fat from cavity. Discard liver and fat. Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water; pat dry. Sprinkle turkey cavity with salt and pepper. Place quartered onion inside. In small bowl, combine parsley, thyme, shallots and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Sprinkle with salt and a generous grinding of pepper.

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Help Wanted General Office Position. Knowledge of computers helpful. Full time, 8 am to 5 pm, Mon. - Fri., health insurance and 401 K available. Send resume stating experience to GOP, P.O. Box 100 Marshall, MO 65340.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources has declared approximately 40 acres of grass in Arrow Rock State Historic Site as surplus to be cut and removed as hay for calendar year 2014, 2015 and 2016. Bids will be awarded November 1, 2013. Contact 660-837-3330 for bid package.

sion guides eliminate guesswork for sharp, durable edges. For help finding a sharpener that’s right for you, call (800) 342-3255 or visit • Step 2 After the turkey is cooked (meat thermometer should read 180–185° F when inserted in the thickest part of the turkey), cool the bird for 15 minutes. Cooling makes the meat firmer and easier to slice. Remove and set aside the turkey legs and the last joint of each wing. Make a long, deep (to the bone) horizontal “base cut” into the breast just above the wing. PBS “A Taste Of History” host Walter Staib displays a roast turkey prepared in a traditional Colonial manner. Rub herb mixture on meat under the skin on each side of the breastbone. Place fresh sage and tarragon under skin, leaving whole. Tie drumsticks together with kitchen string and twist the wing tips behind the back. Place turkey, breast side up, in prepared roasting pan. Roast for about 2 hours, until breast is browned. Cover with foil and roast for 3 to 4 hours, basting the turkey every 15 minutes with its own juices. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in a thigh muscle registers 180–185° F. “Turkey is delicate by nature— the sharper the knife, the cleaner the cut and the nicer the presentation,” says Staib. “Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on the 18thcentury grinding stone to create sharp knives. EdgeCraft makes holiday entertaining a little easier with Chef’sChoice® sharpeners.” Chef’sChoice® TurkeyCarving Tips: • Step 1 Be sure to use a good, sharp knife. Sharp knives are not only safer, they will help you smoothly cut thin, even slices without shredding the meat. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert to put a razor-sharp edge on your knife. Chef’sChoice® M130 professionally sharpens, steels and strops all brands and types of knives. Preci-

To Buy, Sell, or Trade the classifieds is where you want to look. • Step 3 Slice down vertically through the breast until you meet the original base cut. This will release perfect, even slices. Following these preparation and carving tips can help make your Thanksgiving a meal to remember and one that our country’s founders would have enjoyed!

NOTICE Marshall Municipal Utilities is consigning the following items to the Morrow Tire Sale, 1165 N. Miami., to be held November 2, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. 10 KVA natural gas generator Vacuum pump & metal tank (750 gal.) Spray tank (50 gal.) & pump on three-point hitch Spray tank (50 gal.) & pump on skid 1993 9 ½ HP Evinrude motor 1995 Ford pickup - 84,000 miles 1997 Ford pickup - 120,000 miles Plastic pipe 8’ X 3 ½” OD - 100 pieces

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HAM & BEAN DINNER Tues., Nov. 5 • 4:30 pm to 7 pm Saline County Fairground Multipurpose Building Freewill Donation • Carry Outs Available Homemade Cake by 4-H Clubs


To receive the Oats Bus schedule for in-town shopping and doctor appointments, call 886-5017. For information for out-of-town shopping and doctor appointments, please call 800-276-6287.

NOTICE OF OPENING Substitute Paraprofessionals $8.32/hr. Qualifications: 60 college hrs. Background clearance

If you are looking for a challenging career that will allow you to reach financial freedom while helping our clients grow their businesses, we could be the company for you. The Marshall Democrat-News is a local media network covering Saline and Lafayette Counties with online and print products that touch over 80% of our residents every month. In addition to providing up-to-the-minute local news and information, our products are sought out by consumers for the advertising content we present and are powerful tools for our clients who want to increase business. What you need: The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, self confidence and the burning desire to be the best. You must be organized and persistent and be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. You must thrive on breaking through boundaries and coming up with new ideas with minimal supervision. What we give you: A culture focused on excellence; ongoing product training and marketing resources; unlimited earning potential. We also offer health/life insurance, 401k, paid personal time off and expense reimbursement. If this sounds like you, respond now. If you know someone like this, pass it on.

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Simple Actions Can Make the Difference in Home Fires (NAPSA)—There seem to be countless things we don’t think twice about when it comes to protecting our families. You’d never hit the road on a long road trip without buckling your baby in a car seat. And most people have a nightly habit of making sure the house is locked before going to bed. Both are simple things that become a habit in order to keep your family safe. So why are Americans still not taking simple actions to protect their families from home fires? According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), almost 2,500 people die every year in home fires. Yet most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Did you also know that cooking is the main cause of home fires and home fire injuries? But it doesn’t have to be that way, because Fire is Everyone’s Fight ™. There are simple steps you can take right now to reduce your risk of a home fire that could not just injure you or a loved one, but could take a life. Put smoke alarms in your home to keep your family safe. Make sure your smoke alarms work. Your family is not safe if they can’t hear the smoke alarms. Test your smoke alarms. Push the test button. You will hear a loud noise. If you don’t hear the noise, you need a new battery or a new alarm. Fix this immediately. To protect against cookingrelated fires and injuries, keep an eye on what you fry. Most cooking

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Keep a cool head to avoid fire in your house. fires start when someone is frying food. Hot oil and grease can burn people and start fires. Be prepared when cooking and make the cooking area safe. Make sure children and pets stay at least 3 feet away from a hot stove. Clean and clear the area around the stove before you turn on the heat. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one can bump them or pull them over. Just as the simple click of a seat belt can become a habit that decreases your chance of being injured in a car crash, getting in the habit of doing these fire safety practices may help save your life or the life of your family one day. Remember, keeping you safe isn’t just the fire department’s job. Fire is Everyone’s Fight™.

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Children’s Christmas Countdown For the holiday season, The Marshall Democrat-News will feature pictures of Marshall area children in our front page countdown box that gives the number of shopping days remaining until Christmas.


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Names will be selected at random from entries received in our office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. Readers with children between the ages of 2 and 6 may submit a child’s name for the contest. One entry per household, please

Diesel Engines And Premium Synthetic Oils (NAPSA)—It’s a new day for diesel engines. That’s the word from experts who say improvements in diesel technology and fuel composition have made diesel vehicles more appealing to a broader group of consumers. Because of these improvements, people who choose diesel vehicles report better gas mileage and increased torque. Plus, diesel vehicles typically hold their value in the resale market better than those with gasoline-powered engines. While in the past many thought that you could not use a synthetic oil in a diesel engine, that is not the case. Today’s diesel vehicles can benefit from the same improvements in performance and protection that a premium synthetic motor oil, such as Royal Purple, offers gas-powered vehicles. Common Questions To help, here are some answers to common questions about using a synthetic oil in a diesel vehicle. •Is it possible to run synthetic for one oil change and then switch back to mineral oil? Yes. Most synthetic oils including Royal Purple are compatible with other mineral and synthetic oils. You will want to check the label on the manufacturer’s bottle for confirmation. •What is the difference between 5W-40 and 15W-40 for diesel engines? Assuming they are American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed (CI-4, CJ-4, etc.), both are effective SAE 40 weight oils. As the oil cools from engine operating temperature, the 5W-40 will thicken less than the 15W-40. The smaller the first number of

Procedures and Rules: 1. Nominees must be between 2 and 6 years old. 2. Entries must be in our office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 3. Winners will be notified by phone between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Today’s diesel vehicles can benefit from the improvements in performance and protection offered by a premium synthetic motor oil. the viscosity, the better the fluid flows when cold. Depending on the age of your engine, older diesel engines may see a slight increase in oil consumption with lighter oil. •Do you need to adjust the viscosity of your oil based on where you live? Sometimes. The way you use your vehicle is also a factor. In general, many auto manufacturers recommend an “all temperature” viscosity. Your owner’s manual will indicate which “all temperature” oil is recommended for your vehicle and location. •What about premium oil filters? It’s a good idea to use a premium oil filter in tandem with a synthetic oil. Oil filters prevent contaminants from circulating through the system, causing damage. Premium oil filters offer superior filtration media and internal and structural components made of high-quality material. If you’re considering purchasing a diesel vehicle, don’t forget that maintaining the vehicle is key. For more information, visit

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New Study: 3D Finds Breast Cancers Earlier (NAPSA)—When it comes to telling if someone has—or doesn’t have—breast cancer, three dimensions are a lot better than two, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The Research In the first large-scale U.S. study of 3D mammograms, researchers compared breast cancer screening with the addition of 3D mammograms against conventional 2D mammograms and found a significant reduction in recall rates and a sizable increase in cancer detection, Dr. Rose particularly invasive cancer. The study evaluated recall, cancer detection and invasive cancer detection rates in a community-based breast imaging practice. Called “Implementation of Breast Tomosynthesis in a Routine Screening Practice: An Observational Study,” it was led by Stephen L. Rose, M.D., a prominent radiologist in Houston, Texas. The Results “Implementation of tomosynthesis in our screening practice resulted in a consistent significant improvement in performance,” the report said.


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A new study adds to a significant body of evidence showing improved results using 3D mammograms for breast cancer screening. The technology detects the disease earlier when it’s easiest to treat and reduces false alarms for cancer-free patients. The study found the use of 3D mammograms resulted in: •A 53 percent increase in invasive cancer detection rates. •A 37 percent drop in recall rates; that is, in patients being called back f or f u rt h er t est s becau se t h e f irst resu lt was inconclusive. The Rose study is consistent with prior research findings, including two major European studies published in The Lancet Oncology. Both of those studies found increased cancer detection and reduced recalls. The Reasons 3D technology allows radiologists to see breast tissue in greater detail than with 2D mammograms

alone. This results in earlier detection of cancers, when they are easier to treat, and a reduction in the worrisome false positives that are more common with conventional digital mammograms. 3D mammogram technology, approved by the FDA in 2011, was developed by Hologic, Inc., a leading company serving the health care needs of women. 3D mammograms are used in 49 states and more than 50 countries. More than 2.5 million women in the United States have had 3D mammograms. The Resources To learn more about 3D mammograms, visit www.3Dmammo

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(NAPSA)—Information shared by family members can often serve as the first line of defense against a serious medical condition. Such shared information was key to saving the life of a young man named Matthew Ito. As a teen, Ito did all the things other 14-year-old boys did: played sports, hung out with friends, and raced dirt bikes. But around that time he also learned he had inherited a potentially deadly genetic disorder that affects 1 in 500 people. The disorder, called Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), affects more than 600,000 Americans, yet 80 percent of those with FH are undiagnosed and have no idea they are at risk. When Ito was diagnosed in 1974, the medical community didn’t have ideal guidance or treatment for it. In fact, he wasn’t treated for FH until he was in his late 20s, just after statins, a class of drug used to lower cholesterol, were introduced. The only thing standing between him and a lifechanging—or life-ending—heart attack was a semi-strict diet and exercise. “When I’d go out with my friends, my mom would make me a healthy snack and everyone else would be eating hamburgers,” said Ito, now a professor of pharmacy practice at Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University. After further tests and family research, he learned that FH came from his mom’s side of the family. Both of his maternal grandparents had died from either a stroke or a heart attack. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins have FH as well. The consequences of FH have dramatically altered his life. Ito is in the midst of a fight against FH, not only for himself, but also for the life of his patients and his own family. “Even though I’m being treated with statins and ezetimibe (a cholesterol absorption inhibitor), I eat an extremely healthy, low cholesterol and low sodium diet. I was

Matthew Ito is one of 600,000 Americans who have the disorder called Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). Unfortunately, 80 percent of those with FH are undiagnosed and have no idea that they are at risk. undiagnosed for 14 years of my life, and it took its toll,” Ito said. Early Diagnosis Is Key As a Doctor of Pharmacy and President of the National Lipid Association (NLA) this year, he is committed to raising awareness about this disorder. Ito wants both patients and health care providers to know exactly how important early diagnosis and treatment is, from his personal—and lifethreatening—experience. Despite a strict diet and doing everything “by the book,” in January 2013, Ito had a massive heart attack and two weeks later underwent triple bypass surgery. He said that he always suspected he would have a heart attack but just never knew when. “It happened when I was dirt bike riding in a remote area in the mountains surrounding Portland. Thankfully, friends riding with me got medical attention to me quickly, saving my life. The event has been life-altering for me, my family, and my friends.” Family History Is Helpful Knowing his family history, Ito made sure that his now 18-yearold daughter and 13-year-old son were screened for FH, done with a simple blood test. Results showed that his daughter also inherited

FH but his son did not. “Thankfully my daughter is doing well, and she is now on statins, but it’s something she will have to learn to live with and be aware of the rest of her life,” said Ito. But not many doctors do cholesterol screening on children who appear perfectly healthy, and not many children have lipidologists as fathers. “Let’s say you get screened in your 30s and start getting aggressive treatment. The problem is— you’ve been living with extremely high cholesterol for years, and it’s hard to reverse that,” Ito said. “Why should we wait until these patients have a heart attack before a doctor starts asking if their patient has atherosclerosis?” Screening Is Essential “Many people with FH don’t have any obvious symptoms of high cholesterol; they are not obese; they don’t eat unhealthy foods; and they exercise. That’s why it’s so difficult to diagnose— and often those with FH only get diagnosed after they’ve had a heart attack or stroke. If patients suspect they may have FH or have a family history of heart attack or stroke, I advise them to get screened for FH. Because it could end up saving their life,” said Ito. Signs You May Have FH •A routine blood test shows high cholesterol •A heart attack before the age of 50–60 •Family history of cardiovascular disease early in life •Swollen tendons on the heels and hands •Yellowish areas around the eyes While FH is not curable, it is treatable. The aim of treatment is to reduce your cholesterol to an acceptable level, thereby preventing or delaying heart disease. A lipidologist, a health care provider who specializes in treating diseases like FH, can develop the best treatment plan for you. To locate such a health care provider or to learn more about FH, visit the website at www.

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Heights Finance Corporation Branch Manager Heights Finance Corporation is a leading consumer finance organization located in the Midwest. We currently seek a motivated and team-oriented individual to join our team as the Branch Manager of our Marshall location. Candidate must possess strong verbal communication and organization skills, ability to delegate, motivate and accomplish predetermined goals and general computer skills. The Branch Manager, through effective leadership and participation, is responsible for the growth of receivables, quality control of delinquency, and profitability of their respective branch while adhering to corporate policies and procedures. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required. Prior supervisory experience is required. Company offers competitive salary, insurance benefits, 401 (k) and more. Chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete drug, background and credit screenings. Heights Finance Corporation is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value the diversity of our employees and the benefit it brings to our company. Qualified candidates should apply online at our website, and click on Careers.

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