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Tuesday, August 5, 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 Mc-Cune Brooks Regional Hospital. Call
417-359-1351 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The City
Council Public Works Committee will meet this
afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works
Department building, 623 E. 7th Street to discuss
removing Hazel Ave. as a temporary truck route,
and penalty fee structure for working without a
Papa got a telegram!
Yes, but he cant open it until later.
Its a night letter.
Is it raining outside?
|Did you ever see it raining inside?
This woman Salome must have
Ill say so. The literary critic says: In
the final analysis it was Salome that made Oscar
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
APPEALS FOR THE
Concerning the Carthage
Collegiate Institute Dr. S. A. Northrop said today.
I am deeply concerned in
this article through which this Institute is now passing,
and feel that every public spirited citizen should ring
the changes with no uncertain wound for its present day
salvation. It would be a lamentable dishonor to the fair
name of our beautiful town, recognized by leading men and
women outside Carthage, as the prettiest town, should we
see this Institute erased from our map. Though I am a new
comer and not connected officially with this school, I am
seriously interested in its maintenance.
"There is scarcely a
ladies college in the state that I have not
attended its commencement and taken part in some way, and
therefore I am is in position to know that such a school
in the borders of Carthage will be inestimable value to
its commercial income. To mention the graceful culture it
will add to its environment. From 100-200 young women in
a safely endowed and well equipped ladys college
means thousands of dollars yearly to the financial
affairs of Carthage, and at the same time it would be
splendid advertisement far and near.
I have appealed the
selfish interests of this community, but let me declare
in strongest terms, do we live merely for ourselves? Are
we conserving only the material development of the City?
Is there not a higher aim
for the philanthropic citizens of Carthage: Is there a
more lasting investment in the entire world that the
intellects and souls of our coming youth? Stocks and
mortgages may be a safe investment to the average
business man, and it is right that his home and family
should be protected, but is it not also the mission of
every lover of humanity to give uplift to those who are
to occupy positions of trust in church, city, and state?
Globe Stands by
Globe stands behind the integrity of their
stories and their reporter Susan Redden according
to Globe Editor Carol Stark.
referring to a letter published in the Mornin
Mail last week that notified the Globe that
Rita Hunter plans to sue the publication for
articles published in the paper concerning her
role as Jasper County Public Administrator.
Stark told the Mornin
Mail that Redden has over 30 years of
experience and her stories are all well
continue to follow the story," said Stark.
A post card sent
out to voters in support of a county politician
has caused some confusion. The card was signed by
former Mayor Kenneth Johnson. Under his signature
on the card is the title:
Mayor of Carthage
1998 - 2006
City Hall has
received several inquiries as to why the Mayor of
Carthage is endorsing County candidates.
The present Mayor,
Jim Woestman, says he is not endorsing any
candidate and will not do so.
said he hoped we werent using City money to
fund the mailing," said Woestman.
To add to the
confusion, there is no disclaimer on the post
card to clarify who is paying for the printed
"A lot of
people dont know who the Mayor is,"
Woestman continued. "They dont see the
date below the signature, just the title
took office in 2006 to serve a four year term
that will end in 2010.
Johnson was the only person to hold two terms as
mayor since the early 1950s.
The pictures of
both the former mayor and Mayor Jim Woestman are
displayed in the Council Chambers in City Hall.
They are shown below.
Kenneth Johnson - Served as Mayor of Carthage
from 1998 until 2006
Right: Current Mayor of Carthage, Jim Woestman to
serve from 2006 until 2010
I often wonder if the folks
that invented those everday things we use
ever got a just financial reward for their
The ones who came up with the
paper clip, fingernail clippers, safety pins
did they live long enough to see the
impact of these simple, but impressively
important contributions to our ease of
We hear about the non
productive pet rock kind of money makers, but
take the ball point pen, matches, and disposable
diapers for granted. Someone or group of ones
came up with the idea and figured a way to make
it work. They are the unheralded heroes of modern
society. A continuing string of seemingly small
contributions that become woven into the cloak of
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
My son has excessive perspiration, particularly
in the head and torso. He literally drips water
with the least exertion. Some time ago, while
watching a science program, I saw two sisters who
experienced the same symptoms my son has. The
treating physician operated on the girls, and it
stopped the phenomenon. Do you know the name of
the procedure? -- W.C.
sweating is called hyperhydrosis
(HI-purr-hi-DROWE-siss). When it occurs in a few
places, like under the arms, on the palms or on
the soles, it is localized hyperhydrosis. When,
as in your sons case, it happens in a
larger body area, it is generalized
hyperhydrosis, and its more difficult to
Illness like an
overactive thyroid gland, some neurological
conditions and infections such as tuberculosis
and an unusual tumor -- a pheochromocytoma -- can
be responsible for generalized hyperhydrosis, but
usually its an idiosyncrasy in which the
sweat glands are overly sensitive to
acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the chemical
secreted by the nerve cells that control sweat
glands. It activates the glands.
A 20 percent
solution of aluminum chloride (a prescription
item) applied to the skin where sweating is
excessive can lessen it. It can be put on the
face and back as well as the palms, soles and
under the arms.
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