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Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... Mark
Twain Accelerated Elementary School will host
Mrs. Cindy Dagnan, author and speaker, on August
26, 2008, at 6:30 p.m., to kick off the Practical
Parenting Partnership series of informational
monthly meetings for school parents. The meeting
will be held in Mark Twain Accelerated Elementary
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?...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.
I have an uncle that hates
He claims it interferes with his work.
Yesterday, I got pinched for
speeding. The judge said, Ill fine you
today, but if it happens tomorrow Ill have
you thrown in the cooler.
I get it. Fine today, cooler tomorrow.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
OLD CHURCH TO BE TORN
This fall will be the 24th
anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the
Christian Church on the corner of Chestnut and Main
streets. On that day the process of tearing down the old
structure will begin under the direction of the building
committee. On the next anniversary, the congregation it
is expected, will have a building that modern Carthage
will be as proud of as was the pioneer congregation in
1884 of the present church.
A farewell will probably
be held in the old building, but the date and nature of
the entertainment have not yet been decided. The Bethany
Circle and Ladies Aid Society have the matter in
charge, but have made no definite arrangements.
The committee for
procuring a place to worship during the construction of
the new building has arranged to use the Knights of
Pythias hall, and the first services will probably be
held there this fall.
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 second reading of an ordinance
levying real estate taxes for 2008.
A special meeting
was held last Friday for the public hearing and
first reading of this ordinance, and the vote is
scheduled for this evening. According to
preliminary numbers, the property tax rates are
proposed at .7604 per $100 assessed valuation for
this year. Last years rate was .7525 per
$100 assessed valuation.
Council is also
scheduled to hear the second reading of an
ordinance amending the Memorial Hall rental
contract, and an ordinance removing Hazel Avenue
from HH highway to Fairview avenue as a truck
Items in their
first reading include the addition of a penalty
fee structure for contractors who work without
permits, and three items from the Planning,
Zoning and Historic Preservation Commission.
Those three include two rezonings and one special
use permit for operation of a preschool at 627 S.
Ive had the opportunity
to see the ruts left by the settlers
crossin the Santa Fe trail. Curious thing
those records of passage. Years after any horse
drawn implement has been moved over, they still
sit as a monument to the traffic. The comin
of the railways no doubt changed the patterns of
growth and the survival of small communities
along the once popular trail.
If you stand in the silence,
you can almost hear the braying of some lonesome
old mule still searchin for the good old
days when four legged creatures dictated the path
to the future. It is a romantic time to read
about in some book, but the current realities of
transportation and the fluid changes in economic
factors make the horse and buggy days a lot less
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul Donohue, M.D.
Popcorn and Diverticulosis.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I was hospitalized with diverticulosis and had to
have intravenous fluids. My brother-in-law says
that wasnt necessary. He has it, and it has
never caused him any trouble. He says hes
careful about not eating nuts, seeds, popcorn and
berries, and thats all you have to do for
it. I know I was in pain, and can you clear up
these issues for me? -- W.F.
brother-in-law is right about diverticulosis. It
seldom causes severe pain. Diverticulosis is the
formation of diverticula -- small protrusions on
the outer colon wall. Its a condition
widespread in countries where refining flour is
the rage. Refining gets rid of fiber, and a
low-fiber diet is believed to be a major factor
in the development of diverticulosis. Fiber keeps
undigested food soft, moist and easily propelled
through and out of the digestive tract. Without
it, stool becomes hard and dry. The colon must
exert great force to pass it through. That force
generates diverticula formation.
You had more than
diverticulosis. You had diverticulitis --
inflammation of the diverticula. Each
diverticulum connects with the colon through a
narrow neck. If that neck becomes obstructed,
bacteria in the diverticulum multiply and cause
it to swell and become most painful. Swollen
diverticula break and form abscesses, which add
to the pain. Most often, diverticulitis must be
treated in the hospital.
If your personal
doctor tells you to avoid those and similar
foods, do so. He or she knows far more about your
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