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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 43

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Registration for Maple Leaf Festival events has begun. Forms are available at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce office at 402 S. Garrison or by email request to Call Linda at 417-358-2373 for more info.

Did Ya Know?...On Friday, Aug. 22nd, Golden Reflections will meet at 10 a.m. at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital. Call 417-359-1351 for more info.

Did Ya Know?...The Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage, is having a blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 28th from 11.30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call Caroline at 417-388-1361 for more info.

today's laugh

Where have you been little girl?

To Sunday School.

What have you in your hand?

Oh, just an ad about Heaven.

Gimme an all day sucker.

Here you are.

Looks kinda small.

Yeah, the days are getting shorter.

Do you know how to beat time?


Be a music teacher.

About the only business that makes money without advertising, is the Mint.

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


A number of Carthage dentists went to Joplin last evening to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Jasper County Dental Association, which was held in the Y.M.C.A. rooms.

The meeting was well attended and the evening was taken up by the reading of papers, by discussions of the themes presented and by table clinics at the close of the session. The next meeting will be held in Webb City.

Those present from Carthage at last night’s meeting were Drs. F. S. Webster, G. A. Gibson, G. A. Gibson, C. B. Hussey, M. J. McClurg, and C. B. Pollard.

A lawn social will be given at the home of R. R. Nicholas on South Main Street on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Christian Church.


Today's Feature

Penalty Discussion To Continue.

The City Council Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Public Works Department Building, 623 E. 7th Street. Items on the agenda include the discussion of a penalty fee structure for contractors working without a construction permit. The committee discussed this item at the previous meeting but took no action.

Public Works Director Chad Wampler told the committee that the department had encountered several contractors who begin construction work without obtaining a permit from the department. Wampler added that there are a number of repeat offenders, and recommended creating a penalty fee structure to decrease the number of violations. The following structure was discussed at the previous meeting: 1st offense, $25; 2nd offense, $100; 3rd offense, $250. The committee agreed to continue discussion of the matter at the next meeting, which is to be held this afternoon.

The committee is also scheduled to discuss bid openings for Household Hazardous Waste collection and the construction of a fence at the Carthage Recycling Center.

Just Jake Talkin'


I grew up workin’ ‘round farm country most of my childhood. I always figured I was pretty well educated on the various nomenclature for animals associated with the Midwest. I can’t for the life a me think of what ta call a bunch a pigs.

I don’t think they aren’t a flock, or a covey, or a heard. The only thing I ever heard ‘em call a lot of the animals was "the pigs." I’m thinkin’ pigs are too independent to be lumped in a group. Even humans are sometimes referred to as a clan, or a tribe, or a community. Pigs seem ta be just pigs.

Don’t know much about wild pigs, maybe they don’t gather in bunches. The man made pig pen may be the only social structure able to confine their yearnin’ for self sufficient, independent expression.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.


Boosting Good Cholesterol.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a man in my late 60s and healthy except for some heart-valve disease. I maintain a right lifestyle, which includes walking on a treadmill for one hour, eliminating red meat and fat, eating lots of vegetables and fruits, and consuming soy instead of milk products.

My HDL cholesterol is low -- 21 to 23 mg/dL (.54 to .59 mmol/L). I have taken niacin or omega-3 fatty acids and Tricor. My HDL cholesterol remains persistently too low.Do you have any advice how to increase it? Is my diet wrong? -- L.L.

ANSWER: HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol removes cholesterol deposited on artery walls and dumps it into the liver for disposal. That’s why it’s called good cholesterol. The higher its number, the better. An HDL-cholesterol above 40 (1.03) is good, and one higher than 60 is very good.

Your diet is perfect. Don’t change it.

Exercise increases HDL cholesterol. You’re spending an hour a day exercising, which is more than enough. Increasing the tempo of your exercise might have a beneficial effect on your HDL level, if your doctor says you’re fit enough for an increase in exercise intensity.

In addition to limiting saturated fat, as you are doing, you have to be careful about trans fat, fat found in many commercial baked goods and in fried foods from some fast-food restaurants. If you’re not a label reader, start reading label information.

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