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CLINCH COUNTY NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1990 Page 7 Fem:e Jams Lee Cods'u cent child stands at your side hungry and cold, what would you do? We pray you will not have to make that decision, but many must. We were warned never to become a military econ- doctor bills, hospitals About Your nor proper food for their children, at times. Social Security No other organization could stay afloat if it were By Patrick H. Morris run as our government has District Manager been. They have spent The Social Security more money in the past trust funds, which support omy. We have. 12 years than all the presi- monthly social security Out of the past 18 years, dents of the past have benefit payments, continue Congress has failed to meet spent together, and we are to experience financial the budget dead-line thir- having trouble paying the good health, according to teen years. Why? I don't interest on the debt we owe the most recent report of know either all the other countries, the board of trustees. reasons. What happened toThrough their little PACs The old-age and survi- election is behind them. Income nas been the Grace Commission their planned increase in vors insurance and dis- ifor a short period. There dropping percentage wise, thatpromised to whack salaries, plus their Frank- ability insurance trust those who are jubi- and things we must have to the budget to pieces? ing privilege, plus pen- funds are expected to con- , some licking their live on going up. That can It showed us in black and sions, plus expensive trips tinue growing for many Lnds. Others watchingnot happen too long be-white. They did a beautiful which are not always neces- years into the future. The wind currents, and the fore misery creeps upon the job, we thought. It has been sary, the American people trust fund balance will ones digging in, lower income family, and almost completely ignored, are being robbed of their peak in about 2014 and on and knowing now it is hitting the middle What little we can find out birthrights by the very then begin to decline gra- are bullets to bite, income right where it about it, it stepped on the ones elected to take care of dually as "baby boomers" to pay, ideals to hurts worse, and they are toes of some fat cats. Con- us. reach retirement age. Congress saw several gress both Democrats and Republicans - as well as the president didn't do their job. Suppose you ran your household, your business, the way they have run our country? We've had some fine men and women in there toiling for us, they've usually been kicked around by those who could get away with murder - and have. TheR, irresponsi- bility, no accountability, millions tossed to the winds, taken from the poc- kets of young families with large home mortgages, and those who cannot afford back and faith to going to turn it around. in leadership, and When expenses exceed can do it. We' re to do it. Some of us going to learn some lessons while are doing it. Glory, ah! Recycling is in torrents. That's to help a lotl It's helped many of get by, now it going to the others. Listen to b wind that is blowing in breeze. years ago this danger, and passed the Gramm-Rud- man-Hollings Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act which automatically cuts spend- ing if a budget isn't pas- sed when it is due. Con- gress ignores this, too. Both Congress, the Execu- tive Branch of government, plus the American voters are to blame. Each must take a share of the blame. The American voter must remember this. Health News The Clinch County School system is developiv a bid list for goods and services to be offered to the school system by citi- zens of Clinch County. of gum disease, but Dr. office. Gangarosa noted that younger people also often have problems with tooth sensitivity. "It's a common prob- lem, much more common than many dentists realize Anyone offering services (carpenter, painter, electrician, plumber, etc.) or any merchant that wishes to be placed on this bid list should send their name, address, telephone number and service offered to: Mr. Phil Martin, Administrative Assistant Clinch County School System P.O. Box 177 Homerville, GA 31634 If interested, please revD by November 20, 1990. In its report on the Medicare trust funds, the board expressed concern ture costs and expenses Energy about the rapid rise in of the Medicare program medical expenditures,into balance. Program costs for medical For more information, Assistance insurance have nearly phone us at 283-9282. (Call us now for direct Programs Reopen doubled in the past 5 years, deposit of your Social Sa- lt said. The board urged Con- curity and SSI checks). If Georgh'sregularenergy gress to work to bring fu- you need to visit Social assistance program will Security, Clinch county is resume November I, as a person ages or because served by the Waycross 1990 'for homebound per- sons and December 3, 1990 for other eligible The nov mtlnet mno tor families. The program pro- of the horse eohippus, had vides f'mancial assistance a short neck and stood no to low-income, elderly higher titan a nuKIium-Jmd and handicapped families dog. to offset the costs of home heating fuel. Households participating in the program must meet income criteria and be responsible for the cost of energy for home heating. To be eligible, households must have an income equal to or less than $7,222 for a one-person household; $9,683 for two parsons; $12,144 for three parsons; $14,605 for four persons; $17,066 for five persons; $19,527 for six persons; $21,988 for seven per- sons and $24,449 for eight or more persons. Payments are made pri- marily by checks to home energy suppliers for gas, electricity, wood, coal or kerosene used in heating a home. Applicants should con- tact their county Depart- ments of Family and Child- income, we do one of three things, we cut expenses, if possible. If that can't be done, then we have to get a job on the side, or barter time for another in the same position as we have found ourselves, or go on welfare. Too many have been forced to welfare through no fault of their own in the past few years. More will be there before this cri- sis passes, we fear. May- be not, but when there are heavy lay-offs and no jobs available and your inno- "" -" Fro' IMul IqB. ren Services or community ! [ action agencies for infor- MHI/M mation. Applicants should have The only major bmncl }[ proof of income for all with Dyclonlne Hydrochlorlde [ I household members for the last 30 days. This may be a paycheck stub, or a letter for soothing anesthetic relief. granting public assistance, for years has the middle and lower" groups to the ach- bones, and through NEW INSTALLATION SPECIAL 120 GALLON TANK 250 GALLON TANK INSTALLATION INSTALLATION social security, unemploy- ment benefits, etc. Appli- cants must also have the so- cial security numbers of all household members with income and their moat re- cent utility or fuel bill. If the household 'a fuel costs are included in the rent, they must have proof of monthly rent. The amount of funds available for the program is not yet determined, due to the delay in passing a federal budget. Last year, approximately $11 million was approved and distri- buted to some 60,000 fami- lies. The emergency energy assistance program, which was suspended for two months, will reopen on November 15, 1990. Appli- cants will receive assis- tance on a first-come, =first-served basis. House- holds applying for this pro- gram must have a health or life threatening emergency and must meet the other eligibility criteria to recei. ve benefits. Persons eligible for the emergency energy sssis- tance program may apply at their county Depart. ments of Family and Child- ren Services. phmtax phm tax COMPLETELY INSTALLED AT THIS PRICE! lontophoresis By Ingrid Heggoy or like to admit," Dr. Gan- Medical College of Georgia garosa said."And the Sensitive teeth are a traditional toothpastes problem dentists often have and other preparations for difficulty treating succes- sensitive teeth just aren't sfully, and a Medical very effective. Dentists College of Georgia resear- haven't had a good way char has found a solution, to deal with the problem Dr. Louis Gangarosa, until now." professor of oral biology To treat the tooth with and coordinator of pharma- iontophoresis, the dentist cology at the Medical simply places a probe College of Georgia, pio- and a measured amount of neered a treatment, called sodium fluoride on the iontophoresis, which uses sensitive area of the tooth. electricity to permanently A second probe is placed desensitize a tooth by pain- against the patient's skin lessly forcing sodium fluo- as a ground. A low voltage ride into its interior, of electricity is sent to the "The treatment seems to tooth, just enough that reduce the, number and ,some patients feel a tin- * size of the tubules deep gle, according to Dr. within the tooth," Dr. Gangarosa. The electri- Gangarosa said. "Treat- city causes the sodium ment is painless and only fluoride to enter the takes two or three minu- tooth and eliminate sensi- tes per tooth. And once a tivity. tooth is desensitized, it is As the treatment is cost permanent. Usually it effective for both the pati- only takes one treatment, ant and the den and although it might occa- research shows its effec- sionally take two or rarely tiveness, dentists should Pat Morris, representative from the So- cial Security Administration Office will be in Homervflle at the Clinch Co. Service Center on November 15, 1990 at 7:00 p.m. He will explain the Supplemental Social Security Benefit Program and the work incentive programs. All parents three." adopt the treatment, ac- Teeth become sensi- cording to Dr. Gangarosa. : Tank installation (up to 30 feet of material) tive because dentin, the The procedure is becom- and guardians of persons receiving SSI softer inner portion of ing more widely available, benefits are encouraged to attend. For teeth usually protected by according to Dr. Ganga- .Full tank of gas Gas appliance system check and pressure test hard enamel, has become rosa. While a family i more information regarding the meeting, Installations made by certified Gas Check teGhnicians exposed. Dentin looks dentist may not have the ; yOU may call 487-5234 between the A35 "7 similar to the enamel that equipment, approximately should cover it, although it 3,000 dentists throughout hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Service )( I i| ) l~ I ingiS a littleto yellower,Dr. Gangarosa.accrd" formingthe UnitedtheStateStreatmentare per-and ! Center is located on the Old Pearson Hwy 1029 W. Thigpen St, Dentin may become ex- a family dentist can re- ~ next to the recreation park. Lakeland GA-qI:I'ECK,. posed along the gumline fer a patient for treatment. VVVV~, I Save over and over again! With rock bottom sale prices. 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