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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber of Commerce will be closed
December 31 and January 1 for New Years
Did Ya Know?... A
retirement party for Carthage Police
Detective LaVerne Williams will be held on
December 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers of City Hall. Public is welcome.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library will close at 5:00
p.m. on New Years Eve and remain closed
for New Years Day. Regular hours will
resume January 2, 2009.
I havent got the
slightest idea how to change people, but still I
keep a long list of prospective candidates just
in case I should ever figure it out. - David
complained the speaker, stopping in his address,
"I have been on my feet nearly ten minutes,
but there is so much ribaldry and interruption, I
can hardly hear myself speak."
guvnor," came a voice from the rear,
"you aint missin much."
I dont want to be an
alarmist, but I think that the Younger Generation
is up to something.... I base my apprehension on
nothing more definite than the fact that they are
always coming in and going out of the house,
without any apparent reason. - Robert Benchley
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
January To Be Mild.
Justice Warren Woodward
Forecasts Weather by Old Signs.
The spring-like weather -
bright sunshine or warm rains - which Carthage has been
having is to continue practically unbroken until February
1st, when winter will set in, according to Justice Warren
Woodward. Mr. Woodward bases his prediction on the theory
of Humbolt, who was the great weather forecaster in the
olden days before mechanical devices superseded signs of
the heavens in the forecasting of weather.
Humbolts theory was
that the weather of the first three days of December
indicate what the weather will be during the month of
December, January and February respectively. Mr. Woodward
has gone by this theory for years, almost always with
"The first day of
December was clear and a trifle cool, and nearly the
whole of the month has been like that day thus far,"
said Justice Woodward yesterday. "The second day was
just like the first, and accordingly January should be
like December. The third day, however, was cold and
gloomy, and I predict that February will be likewise.
"Last year and the
preceding year the weather of the winter months bore out
Humbolts theory quite accurately, but three years
ago condition hit it to a T." December was
mild, the first part of January was mild, with cold
weather in the latter part of the month and February was
stormy and cold, just as the first three days of December
indicated would be the case."
Into The New Year."
Police Department will once again be offering
free taxi rides on New Years Eve from 10:00
p.m. to 2:00 a.m. This will apply to inside the
City limits of Carthage only.
The goal is to
reduce the number of impaired drives on the road
and give them a way to get to and from their
destination. Flyers are being handed out to all
establishments that sell or serve alcohol in an
attempt to get the message out to those that
might not be aware of the service. The service
can be requested on New Years Eve by
Elected Officials will be sworn into office on
Tuesday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jasper
County Courthouse. Those elected officials
include Jim Honey, Eastern District Commissioner;
Darieus K. Adams, Western District Commissioner;
W. Archie Dunn, Jasper County Sheriff; Wilma
"Jeannie" Wells, Jasper County
Treasurer; Angie Casavecchia Ashens, Jasper
County Public Administrator; Rob Chappel, Jasper
County Coroner. The public is invited to attend.
The preacher at the church I
was raised in used ta bring the Sunday funnies to
the pulpit and read Peanuts to the congregation.
My favorite was when the kid playin piano
was talkin to Lucy on Christmas
"Look at what I got,"
he said, and named the new bicycle, the new
baseball glove, the latest game. The longer the
list, the more down in the face he appeared.
"What are you
complainin about," asked Lucy,
"you got everything you asked for."
"Thats what I
mean," he replied. "How am I ever going
to build any character?"
I dont reckon there are
many who have one incident in their life that
defined their character. Its usually the
little details that define most of us.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Blame Sleep Apnea
for Daytime Fatigue
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I have lived with my boyfriend for a year, and we
are going to get married soon. One obstacle to
marriage for me is his snoring. Its so loud
that I cannot sleep with him. He starts out with
a soft snore that builds into a sound that rivals
a jet engine. He says snoring is a family thing
He is tired all
day long. He works hard, comes home, takes a nap,
eats and then says hes still tired. He
sleeps a lot on weekends, too. Does snoring have
anything to do with this? -- B.K.
ANSWER: Let me
describe sleep apnea, and you judge whether it
applies to your fiance. Typically, it involves
snoring that gets louder and louder and then
suddenly stops. Silence reigns. After a short
while, the snorer makes a grunting sound and the
snoring cycle repeats.
The period of
silence is the apnea period. Apnea episodes last
10 or more seconds, and they end when the snorer
makes a grunting sound and resumes his snoring.
During apnea, blood oxygen content dips, and the
dip partially rouses the person to begin
Sleep apnea is a
health menace. The drop in blood oxygen has
several important consequences. It affects the
heart and can lead to dangerous heart rhythms.
People with sleep apnea often develop high blood
pressure and all the complications of increased
pressure. These people do not get restorative
The diagnosis of
sleep apnea is made with special studies done in
a sleep lab. Talk your fiance into discussing
these matters with his doctor.
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