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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Where have you been little
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
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.
ATTEND MEETING OF JASPER COUNTY ASSOCIATION.
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
nights meeting were Drs. F. S. Webster, G. A.
Gibson, G. A. Gibson, C. B. Hussey, M. J. McClurg, and C.
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.
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
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.
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 cant for the life a me think
of what ta call a bunch a pigs.
I dont think they
arent a flock, or a covey, or a heard. The
only thing I ever heard em call a lot of
the animals was "the pigs." Im
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.
Dont know much about wild
pigs, maybe they dont 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
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
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. Thats why its
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.
Dont change it.
Exercise increases HDL
cholesterol. Youre 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 youre 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 youre not a
label reader, start reading label information.
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