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Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Centers Christmas Day
Family Dinner will be held on Thursday,
December 25 from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. in
the First United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall. The event is for everyone who needs to
be with others but has no place to go. Those
wishing to volunteer to help are encouraged
to call Marilyn or Brian Bisbee at 358-3533.
Did Ya Know?... The
City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center
and Composting Lot will be closed Wednesday,
December 24th and Thursday, December 25th in
observance of Christmas.
President Johnson had a story
for every situation. One time he warned Congress
that there would be trouble ahead if the budget
went too high. He said he was reminded of the
teenager who applied for a job on the railroad.
The foreman of the railroad yard said to the
young man, "A train is heading east. Another
train is heading west on the same track. What
would you do?"
"Id call my brother," the
"Why would you do that?" the foreman
"Because hes never seen a train
wreck," was the reply.
Conscience is a guilt-edged
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Thermometers around the
square at 7 oclock this morning registered from ten
to twelve below freezing. Government Weather Foresees-
Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with snow south and
Mrs. Ira H. Williams and
daughter Miss Percy visited Carthage yesterday on a
Ladies!! All who have
promised, or will donate to menu of the ladies of the M.
E. Church South, please send to Regan Building west side
square, next Tuesday
Our line of perfumes in
bulk and fancy packages has always had the reputation of
being the best in the city. This year is no exception. We
have the special odors of Rogers and Fallet, Reiger,
Alfred Wright Eastman, Dalbrook Crown Perfume Co.,
Imperial Crown- in fact all well known perfumes. The
Wells Drug Co.
Council will meet for the final time in 2008 this
evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of
City Hall. Items on the agenda include a
proclamation honoring Carthage Police Department
Detective LaVerne Williams, who is retiring on
December 31, 2008.
Council is also
scheduled to hear the second readings of two
ordinances entering into agreement with Blevins
Asphalt for milling and overlay projects at Oak
Street and Baker Blvd., and Fairview and Baker
Blvd. A resolution will also be heard concerning
annexation of property at 15740 W. Fir Road as
requested by Forest Park Baptist Church.
Basketball and Cheerleading.
Sign-ups for the
Fair Acres Family YMCAs Youth Basketball
& Cheerleading programs are taking place now
at the Y, located at 2600 Grand Avenue in
Cheerleading are open to all boys and girls ages
4 years through 6th grade. Youth are organized by
age or grade groups.
Cost to register
for YMCA Youth Basketball or Cheerleading is $20
for Y-Members and $35 for Non-Members.
open through January 7th. Practices start the
week of January 19 and games will run January 31
through March 7, 2009. Games take place on
Saturdays with practice during the week.
Program Director of the YMCA, said,
"Volunteers are critical to our youth sports
program. We encourage parents to get involved as
coaches, assistant coaches, timekeepers,
scorekeepers, officials and in other capacities
that render support to their children. Please let
us know of your willingness to help at the time
you register your child."
about the YMCA Youth Basketball program may be
obtained by contacting Jonathan Roberts at the
Fair Acres Family YMCA at 417-358-2070 or by
visiting the Ys Website at
The constant barrage of TV ads is a reminder of
how close were gettin to Christmas.
Id reckon even the most devout Scrooge
would hafta be hummin a little "Jingle
As little as I like bein
hammered with all the ads, I appreciate those
that come straight at ya. "Were the
best, were the cheapest, were
convenient," that sort a thing. I figure
those ads are at least providin some sort
of "shopper" service.
The ones I dont care for
as much are the ones that play on whatever
sentiments you may have for the season. The ones
that suggest youll feel young again by
shoppin at their store, or the ones that
depict memories of the "best gifts
ever." I suppose with the political season
over, those ad campaign people need work just
like the rest of us.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please tell
me what causes hand-foot-and-mouth disease? What
can be done to prevent kids from getting it? -- A
worried grandmother of four grandchildren
disease is a viral illness most often occurring
in children younger than 10. The viruss
name is coxsackie virus, from the name of the New
York city where it was first found. It causes
tiny blisters on the tongue, in the throat and on
the palate, gums and lips. The blisters break to
form shallow sores. The hands, fingers, feet and
groin can also break out. The illness peaks in
summer or early fall. Its usually a mild
illness thats over in one week. There is no
prevention for it, and there is no medicine for
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sometimes I
jerk awake just before falling asleep. Why? Can
anything be done about it? -- J.A.
ANSWER: That happens to lots of
people, and sometimes it happens when a person is
just wakening. Theres a temporary
disconnect between the brain and muscles at those
times, and it results in a short jerk. Its
not a sign of any illness.
I dont know of any
treatment for it. Most people fall asleep shortly
after it happens.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is eating
cereal with added vitamins and minerals as good
as taking a vitamin pill each day? -- M.L.
ANSWER: Sure it is. A
well-balanced diet provides all the needed
vitamins and minerals. The catch lies in eating
such a diet. Our ancestors survived pretty well
without taking vitamin pills.
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