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  • Facts about Picher

    Picher is also known as: Ottawa County / Picher city.

    Picher is a ghost town and former city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. Much of the land was originally owned by the Quapaw after Indian Removal. In the early 20th century, mining took place initially under federal leases of these lands but the Quapaw did not receive a fair share of royalties and were generally excluded from the thousands of mining jobs in the region. In 2000 they comprised a significant minority of the population in the city. This was a major national center of lead and zinc mining at the heart of the Tri-State Mining District. More than a century of unrestricted subsurface excavation dangerously undermined most of Picher's town buildings and left giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated mine tailings (known as chat) heaped throughout the area. The discovery of the cave-in risks, groundwater contamination, and health effects associated with the chat piles and subsurface shafts resulted in the site being included in 1980 in the Tar Creek Superfund Site by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The state collaborated on mitigation and remediation measures, but a 1996 study found that 34% of the children in Picher suffered from lead poisoning due to these environmental effects, which could result in lifelong neurological problems. Eventually EPA and the state of Oklahoma agreed to a mandatory evacuation and buyout of the entire township. The similarly contaminated satellite towns of Treece, Kansas and Cardin, Oklahoma were included in the Tar Creek Superfund site.A 2006 Army Corps of Engineers study showed 86% of Picher's buildings (including the town school) were badly undermined and subject to collapse at any time. The destruction of 150 homes by an F4 tornado in May 2008 accelerated the exodus. On September 1, 2009, the state of Oklahoma officially dis-incorporated the city of Picher.The town ceased official operations on September 1, 2009 and the population plummeted from 1,640 at the 2000 census to 20 at the 2010 census. As of January 2011, only six homes and one business remain, their owners having refused to leave at any price. The rest of the town's buildings, except designated historical structures, were scheduled to be demolished by the end of the year.Picher is among a small number of locations in the world (such as Gilman, Colorado, Centralia, Pennsylvania, and Wittenoom, Western Australia) to be evacuated and declared uninhabitable due to environmental and health damage caused by the mines the town once serviced.The closest towns to Picher, other than nearby Cardin, Treece and Douthat, are Commerce, Quapaw (the headquarters of the nation by that name) and Miami, Oklahoma

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  • Bristol Manor Of Webb City
    1803 N Main Street/ Highway D
    Webb City, MO 64870
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The minimum allowable age of residents is 55, nurses are on staff, physical therapy can be done without leaving the community by a visiting physical therapist, regular occupational therapy by a visiting therapist helps you stay active and engaged, residents who drive will find parking available to them, Bristol Manor Of Webb City is close to major busses, and this community was built in 1996.
Nutritious meals are provided to residents, 55 is the minimum age allowed for residents, a podiatrist visits the community to address any issues related to your feet, regular occupational therapy by a visiting therapist helps you stay active and engaged, speech therapy is offered via a speech therapist who comes to the property regularly, residents who drive will find parking available to them, and this community was built in 1996.
Tasty and nutritious meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, 55 is the minimum age allowed for residents, a visiting dentist helps residents maintain their dental health, residents who need help with medication management can be given reminders and be monitored to make sure they are taking their medications, residents who drive will find parking available to them, hospice is an option available at this location, and the community is licensed for 36 residents.
Delicious and nourishing meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, nurses are on staff, there is a doctor on call at all hours, physical therapy can be done without leaving the community by a visiting physical therapist, speech therapy is offered via a speech therapist who comes to the property regularly, resident parking is available to residents who drive, and Bristol Manor Of Lamar is close to major bus lines.
Delicious and nutritious meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, nurses are on staff, caregivers at Via Christi Village - Pittsburg are trained to spot potential disorientation presented by residents, trained staff monitors medication and reminds residents when it’s time to take them, the property has a nurse that is able to administer injectable medicine, this property provides complimentary transportation, and this location was renovated in 2012.
Appetizing meals are provided to residents, nurses are on staff, there is a doctor on call, an occupational therapist visits and helps residents, residents who need help with medication management can be given reminders and be monitored to make sure they are taking their medications, this community provides complimentary transportation, and aging in place allows residents to remain in one location as their care needs change.
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