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Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre will
present "Uh-Oh, Here Comes
Christmas" December 3-7 and 12-14.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours
in advance, and may be obtained by calling
358-9665, 358-7268, or by e-mailing
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold its
Annual Memorial Service for those who have
lost loved ones December 4th at 5:00 p.m. in
the hospital chapel across from the
cafeteria. For more information call
Young Author- "The art in
telling a story consists of knowing what to leave
Married Rounder- "It doesnt make any
difference, my boy. My experience is that she
finds out, anyway."
A fool does never change his
mind, And who can think it strange?
The reason is clear- for fools, my friends,
Have not a mind to change.
After placing an order for a
Swiss cheese sandwich, the customer changed his
mind. " Would it be possible to change his
order to an American cheese sandwich" he
"Naturalize that Swiss," called the
counterman to the cook.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Q.C. crowd and their
young gentlemen friends last night arranged a masquerade
party to be held tonight at the home of Miss Bernice
Rev. Mr. Shelton, a Kansas
City Revivalist, will preach at the Baptist church Sunday
morning and evening.
John Cherry is here from
Evansville, Ind., to make a months visit with his
nephew, Will Wilbur.
Elwin Brinkerhoff is at
home for the holidays from the Military school at Bunker
Mrs. Goldie Mansell of
Carterville, is a guest at the home of her aunt, Mrs.
G.W. Bishop, who owns the
Ames farm west of town, is quite sick.
The City Council
Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon
at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department
building, 623 E. 7th. Items on the agenda include
the discussion of bid openings for Airport Drive
and River Street Intersection improvements.
during its last meeting, heard bids for another
Public Works Project; the Centennial to 13th
Street Drainage Improvement Project. A bid in the
amount of $140,433 from Polston Construction was
accepted, and Public Works Director Chad Wampler
advised that 13th Street will likely be closed
for a portion of the project
The first annual
Taco Salad Dinner and Silent Auction held in the
Southwest Missouri Bank Community Room on Monday
night, November 24 for the Carthage Humane
Society was a huge success. Approximately 70
people were served at this event to raise funds
for the animal shelter. Bids were made an many
nice items at the Silent auction held in the same
Humane Society wishes to thank all the businesses
and individuals who helped with this fund raising
I dont know bout most band directors,
but the ones that taught when I was in school had
a tough job.
In our band, the kid
playin the bass drum found out that his
bass drum beater was hollow, so he made a giant
spit-wad shooter. While he was playin,
hed be chewin on a piece of paper and work
it until it was bout the consistency of bread
dough. When the band director was workin
with one group or another, hed put all his
wind into a blow and shoot the clock on the wall.
By the time I figured out what he was doin,
there were three or four quarter sized spit wads
on the face of the clock.
If all directors have to go
through half of what the kids put our music
teachers through, they definitely deserve a medal
all their own.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain the
proper care of a person who contracts shingles.
Is it contagious? My doctor didnt want me
in his office. Other doctors say its not
I received the drug Famvir at
the start. Now I take Lyrica and Percocet. I am
miserable. How long is recovery? I have a mild
case. I pity anyone with a difficult case. --
ANSWER: When the shingles rash
is brand-new and consists of many small,
fluid-filled blisters, virus is present in those
blisters. It is theoretically possible for an
adult or a child who has never come in contact
with chickenpox to catch chickenpox, not
shingles, from the blister fluid. The possibility
is slight, but it does exist. Most adults -- more
than 90 percent -- have been exposed to
chickenpox, so adults are not in great danger.
Newborn and young infants, before theyve
received the chickenpox vaccine, are at a little
You do realize that shingles is
the reawakened chickenpox virus that lives in the
body from the time of infection to the time of
You dont have shingles
now. You have the dreadful shingles complication
-- postherpetic neuralgia. Its pain coming
from the nerve that the shingles virus traveled
down on its journey to the skin. You are getting
the appropriate medicines. The pain is usually
gone in months, but it can linger for years.
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