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Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 207
Did Ya Know?... Minnie
Pearl, The Queen of Country Comedy, A One Woman
Show, Presented by Marlene Katz will be at the
Carthage Public Library Community Room at 612 S.
Garrison Ave., on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at
2:00 P.M. This is the second part of a three
-part series and acts as a prelude to Thats
Entertainment! Chautauqua June 26 - 29. Call
(417)237-7040 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... Relay
For Life April 8th meeting will be held at the
First Christian Church, 800 S. Main in the
basement. The Committee meeting is at 5:30 and
Team captain meeting is at 6:30.
A farmer was inducted into the
army. The officer asked him... "What is the
difference between radiation and
contamination?" The farmer answered,
"Well, radiation is the smell of manure.
Contamination is when you step in it."
A Doctor is a man that says if
you dont cut something out... he will.
I paid my income tax this
morning. Now I know how a cow must feel after
My son is a pretty good golfer
and last season he discovered something that can
take ten points off his game. Its called an
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Narrow Escape from
During the closing
performance yesterday at the Zoo, a tiger suddenly sprang
at Trainer Boger and seized Bogers head in its
jaws. Attendants rushed to the rescue and saved Boger,
who was carried from the cage unconscious. Boger received
two serious scalp wounds and several lacerations about
Will Pay For Fair
Shares by Month.
W. S. Lawrence of Elm
street reported at the Kneel office today offering to
take three shares of the fair stock, provided he could
pay for it $10 or $15 down and that much each month until
it is paid for. He said he wanted to do all he could to
help the fair along, but didnt have enough money at
his command to do any other way than he proposed. His
offer was thankfully accepted with the remark that if all
the citizens of the county would make as much effort in
proportion to their ability, the fair would be booming in
Discuss Police Chief.
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the
agenda include the consideration and discussion
of Mayor Jim Woestmans recommendation for a
new Carthage Police Chief. Woestman had earlier
indicated that he would wait for the results of a
comprehensive City staff salary study currently
being conducted by Kaatz & Associates, LLC.
Woestman recently noted that he has received a
recommendation of payscale range for the
Lieutenant Barry Duncan has filled the position
of Police Chief since the departure of former
Chief Dennis Veach on November 14, 2007.
The Council agenda
also includes the recognition of Officer Randee
Kaiser who was promoted to Police Captain on
April 7, 2008.
Council is also
scheduled to hear the first reading of an
ordinance amending the City Purchasing Manual
regarding small purchases, and the second reading
of an ordinance entering into a contract with
J&R Disaster Services for the removal of
vegetative debris on three north Garrison Avenue
Growin up in a rural
area, it was common knowledge that if ya bring a
wild animal in and try to domesticate it, if
its turned back to the wild, its
chances of survival are diminished. Not through
any ill intentions, but rather because the more
ya do for the animal, the more it grows to depend
on somethin rather than itself to make its
way. It all goes back to the efficiency instinct.
The problem with the efficiency
instinct is that it operates short term most of
the time. As in the case of the wild animal, the
long term effects are not as beneficial.
A community expects efficient
operation of City functions. It demands the best
services be provided for the tax dollar. If those
basic services become dependent on sources
outside the tax base, it can have a detrimental
long term effect.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By JoAnn Derson
Family Doctor is a
Good Place to Start.
DONOHUE: I have pain in one knee. What kind of
doctor should I see? -- M.M.
ANSWER: A family
doctor. He or she can examine the knee and
usually come up with a diagnosis and treatment.
If the doctor cannot, then he or she will refer
you to the appropriate specialist -- a
rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon.
DONOHUE: Would you comment on the tattoo craze?
Tattoos are seen more frequently these days, and
its hard to imagine that this is a healthy
trend. Besides the possibility of infections,
what are other undesirable effects? Can they be
ANSWER: Close to a
quarter of people between the ages of 18 and 50
have at least one tattoo. Why? Self-expression,
patriotism (flags), peer pressure, affiliation
with certain groups, a testimonial of affection
and rebellion are some reasons, and some people
find them quite attractive. People have had
themselves tattooed for thousands of years.
Complications actually are rather rare.
are possible, and they can take place up to 17
years after getting the tattoo. Disfiguring scars
sometimes result. Yellow colors can incite a
reaction from sunlight.
Tattoos can be
removed. Small ones can be cut off. Larger ones
can also be cut off, but removal has to take
place in stages. A laser can be used to erase
tattoos. A series of treatments is necessary, and
often a faint outline of the tattoo remains or a
scar forms. Tattoo removal is expensive,
something a prospective tattoee should consider.
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