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Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 207

did ya know?

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 That’s 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.

today's laugh

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 don’t cut something out... he will.

I paid my income tax this morning. Now I know how a cow must feel after milking.

My son is a pretty good golfer and last season he discovered something that can take ten points off his game. It’s called an eraser.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Narrow Escape from Lion.

During the closing performance yesterday at the Zoo, a tiger suddenly sprang at Trainer Boger and seized Boger’s 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 his face.

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 didn’t 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 a day.


Today's Feature

Council To 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 Woestman’s 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 position.

Carthage Police 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 bridges.

Just Jake Talkin'


Growin’ up in a rural area, it was common knowledge that if ya bring a wild animal in and try to domesticate it, if it’s turned back to the wild, it’s 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’.

Mornin' Mail
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

Family Doctor is a Good Place to Start.

DEAR DR. 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.


DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Would you comment on the tattoo craze? Tattoos are seen more frequently these days, and it’s hard to imagine that this is a healthy trend. Besides the possibility of infections, what are other undesirable effects? Can they be removed? --N.G.

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.

Allergic reactions 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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