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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... A
Christmas Service will be held at Risen Ranch
Cowboy Church, 11838 Civil War Rd., Carthage,
MO on December 16 at 7 p.m. Christmas music,
guest speaker and fellowship.
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard, holds
classes in Spanish, English, Citizenship, and
Computers. Closed from Dec. 19 through Jan.
5, 2009. Call 417-358-5926 for more info.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold a
"Home for the Holidays" Chili &
Soup feed fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
December 19th in the hospital Community Room.
$5 for adults, $3 for children, incudes chili
or soup, cookie & drink. Take-out
available by the quart by calling 359-1956 or
"I saw in the paper the
other day that some of the out-of-way places in
the world still use fish for money."
"What a sloppy job they must have trying to
get chewing gum out of a vending machine."
"I drink about fifty cups
of coffee a day."
"My goodness! Doesnt that keep you
No matter how you slice it,
its still a golf ball.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Wm. Seela, who lives with
George Koontz on Howard street, had a new pair of shoes
stolen from the back porch there yesterday. A tramp
called there for something to eat a short time before the
shoes were missed and it is thought he took the shoes.
Rev. R. H. Fry Home.
Rev. R. H. Fry returned
home yesterday from Saulsbury where he joined his wife on
a visit to her parents. He left her and the baby there
where they will remain for a few weeks.
Judge Crow, Circuit Clerk
Norton and Deputy Sheriff Purcell put in several hours
last evening learning to ride a bicycle on the smooth
floors of the third story of the court house.
Miss Cora Potter is sick
with pneumonia and John Mevey is down with bronchitis.
Both live about five miles northwest.
The City Council
Public Works Department will meet this afternoon
at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department
building, 623 E. 7th. Items on the agenda include
the consideration of a possible amendment to the
nuisance ordinance of the Carthage code regarding
odor emissions. The ordinance, as previously
discussed by members of City staff, could be
modified to impose more strict regulation of odor
emissions inside the City.
Currently the City
relies on the Department of Natural Resources for
regulation of odor emissions, as the current City
code allows 5 days for the abatement of a
nuisance. City Attorney Nate Dally said he felt
the City could "tighten up" the
ordinance to allow for more municipal control.
Mayor Jim Woestman
recently told Council that the city of
Springfield had implemented an odor control
ordinance with some success. City staff last week
held a conference call with members of
Springfield city staff to discuss the workings of
The committee is
also scheduled to discuss the removal of Baker
Boulevard as a truck route.
Most of us get pretty impatient bout
wantin the government to get things done.
If ya look at the hoops that have ta be jumped
through, sometimes Im amazed that anything
gets done at all.
My uncle worked at a steady
pace. Hed get jobs done that no one else
even wanted to try. But ya didnt hurry him.
"If ya just leave him
alone," Id hear em say,
"hell get it done."
Ive seen the time when
someone tried to push and speed him up a little.
It was like watchin an old mule. The harder
ya tugged on the rope, the further in he dug his
heels. A matter of principle I suppose.
Sometimes ya just have to relax
the tension a little and let things go at their
own pace. Dont get kicked as often, either.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Our experience with my husbands hiatal
hernia was traumatic. He was 69 and in excellent
health. After a day of working in the yard, we
sat down to supper and within three minutes he
was incapacitated with chest pain. He was taken
to the hospital and was given nitroglycerin for
the pain. The pain subsided quickly. It took two
months to discover the real problem: His stomach
was in his chest cavity and had crowded his heart
and lungs. Surgery was scheduled. Before the
scheduled date, the pain returned and he had to
have emergency surgery. Please let people with a
hiatal hernia know about this. -- M.H.
have been led to believe that a hiatal hernia is
the same as GERD, gastroesophageal reflux --
heartburn; it isnt. They are different. A
hiatal hernia is a bulging of the stomach through
a gap in the diaphragm muscle, the muscle that
separates the chest cavity from the abdominal
cavity. The gap is the hiatus, and through it,
the esophagus can pass from the chest into the
abdomen to join the stomach.
GERD can happen to
people with a hiatal hernia, and it can happen to
people without a hiatal hernia. Your
husbands problem was a rare complication of
a hiatal hernia. The upward bulge of his stomach,
the portion in the chest, twisted and cut off its
own blood supply. The first time, the hernia
untwisted spontaneously and the pain left. The
second time, the twist didnt untwist.
This process is
called strangulation and is a very serious
affair. Youve provided a chance for people
to learn what a hiatal hernia is, what a
strangulated hiatal hernia is and what GERD is.
Were all glad that things worked out well
for your husband.
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