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Ash Flat mayor recovering from snake bite

Thursday, August 7, 2003

Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall was released from St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro Aug. 1 after 10 days there as a result of a rattlesnake bite he received July 22.

Hall said he is resting at home and will get back to his work responsibilities slowly this week.

He said he still has some swelling in his joints, nausea and stomach pain. Hall said he is over the pneumonia which developed while in the hospital.

The mayor was bitten by a rattlesnake which was under a piece of lumber he moved at the construction site of his new home in Ash Flat.

Hall cautions anyone moving a board in the heat of the summer to use a stick to turn it over before picking it up.

When asked how much the rattlesnake bite hurt, he joked, "It hurts less than running for politics in Sharp County."

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