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General Banter / Minnesota health officials warn of fatal tick bites
« on: June 28, 2016, 01:44:19 pm »
(awareness is key)

Health officials in Minnesota are warning about Lyme-infected tick bites that attack the heart and cause sudden cardiac death. The state recorded the first fatal case of what is called Lyme carditis last year, and another man recently reported the illness, Fox 9 reported.

Steve Stolz told the news site that he noticed his heart was beating at a slower pace while walking up a hill. He went to the emergency room where doctors determined a tick bite disturbed the electrical system of his heart.

“Sixty-five percent of patients with Lyme carditis are men and typically younger, ages 15 to 40,” Dr. Alex Campbell of the Minneapolis Heart Institute, told Fox 9. “Nobody understands why, but that’s what we see.”

The bacteria from the bite burrows into the heart muscle, which causes the electrical signals that keep the heart beating to short circuit. This can cause the heart to slow to a stop or develop a potentially fatal fast rhythm, Fox 9 reported.

“The heart will stop pumping blood and you pass out and that’s a sudden death,” Campbell told Fox 9.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only one percent of patients with Lyme disease will develop Lyme carditis. The condition can be treated with antibiotics or a temporary pace maker.

I'm considering going down for the day.

General Banter / Be careful when wading warm water ponds
« on: June 12, 2016, 11:03:37 am »
With the warmer temps, the danger of  the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, is possible in KS and MO, though VERY RARE.  I believe one death occurred a few years ago in KS.

This amoeba is naturally occurring in warm waters usually a pond.  The parasite can cause an infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) by traveling up the nose to the brain and spinal cord and sadly mostly fatal.

Recommendation is to use a nose plug and minimize as much as possible stirring up the bottom.

Reward of your choice IPA 6pk or like sum monetary funds.

And I used to say, I don't lose discs, 'cept over water.  :P ::) :-X

(from GBO'ers traveling to Emporia this weekend)

Are there any good courses that we could park the RV overnight on the way from KC Sunday night?  We don't mind going a little out of the way.
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I don't believe this is possible since all parks close at a certain hour.  Am I correct?  I don't know elsewhere, but I know some parks close at 11pm.  I'm trying to help them find a safe place to park for the night.

Tournaments / Apr 2nd-3rd KS tournament info request
« on: March 22, 2016, 02:51:05 pm »
Anyone play any of these courses/tourney's previously and have any feedback or recommendations?  Thank you.

Apr 2nd
Idle Hour Open 2016 - Altamount, KS
Discs Unlimited )pen - Herrington, KS

Apr 3rd
PK Open - Parsons, KS

Young Park - Blue Springs / Will Young have a spring cleanup day?
« on: March 06, 2016, 09:34:58 pm »
Needs trash cans bad too.

That road up the hill of 4 and 5 and corner of 6 tee too, is a magnet from the road trash.  Now is the time to clean up before the course green's out.

I'll be there if there is one.  Adopt A Road works. Why not Adopt A Few holes?

General Banter / Top rated courses in KS inquiry
« on: February 23, 2016, 11:30:18 am »
Has anyone played Big Hill Lake in Cherryvale, KS?  I'm been informed it is considered a championship course and I'm considering a road trip out to play a few of these courses some weekend.  Any other recommendations are welcomed too.  Thank you.

General Banter / TD's Are you aware of this new waiver for Island holes?
« on: February 14, 2016, 09:50:27 am »

Interesting view points.  PDGA on top of things.

General Banter / Too funny
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:15:15 am »
"I was hoping to go out and play disc golf. It's my birthday, so we were hoping to go out and throw a few. But, with the wind, it makes all the shots unpredictable. It just ruined the day," Benjamin Lauridsen said to KCTV5 reporter.

Tournaments / GBO 2016 Registration dates released
« on: October 27, 2015, 03:22:17 pm »
I'll be the first "Cat outta da bag"   ;)

I'll take my basket to work each day next week and around lunch time, show all my co-workers what all those funny looking discs around my office are used for.

What's your plan to "Grow The Movement?"

Best plan receives a disc of your choosing out of my grab bag bins of discs on me, "SteelerDoug."

General Banter / Deet and car paint doesn't mix.
« on: September 04, 2015, 04:05:18 pm »
I think I've found out what happened to a fellow disc golfer's paint on his car left rear side panel, "wind blown deet adhered to it?"

Tournaments / 2015 End of Year Tourneys List
« on: August 24, 2015, 08:49:18 pm »
Just a'wondering if anyone has an UPDATED six state list of current events for 2015.

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