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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 9
Did Ya Know?... July
3rd, 4th, & 5th, Carthage Crisis Center
Firecracker Work Days. 100 South Main St.,
Carthage, enter and park on the East side of
Building. Lunch, water, and drinks will be
provided. Workers needed for general labor and
carpentry. Call Brian or Marilyn Bisbee at
417-358-3533 for more information
Did Ya Know?... July
4th, Red, White and Boom at Carthage Municipal
Park. Activities start at 7 a.m. Fireworks will
begin at 9:30 p.m.
Did Ya Know?...More pets
become lost during the fireworks season than any
other time of the year. If you are missing a pet
please call the Carthage Humane Society at
Did Ya Know?...July
15th, Golden Reflections Day Trip to Eureka
Springs. Bus space is limited so call for
reservations at 359-1351.
My uncle is very generous,
hes always borrowing things from his
neighbors, and the other night just to let them
feel that he would be glad to return the favors,
he said: If youll let me fry my eggs in
your butter, Ill let you boil your ham in
The first time my city cousin
saw our peacock she said: Look at the rooster in
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Times Have Changed.
Thirty years ago one of the old fashion
steel tire spring wagons was a luxury, says the
Humanville Star Leader. In a funeral procession a mile
long, you would see perhaps two or three of them.
Everybody rode in farm wagon. Twenty years ago a top
buggy was a rich mans good fortune and but few of
them were seen. Today a top buggy with a rubber tire is
as common as a Democrat in Texas. Anybody and everybody
has them. A farm wagon in a funeral procession would be a
novelty. The upper tens ride in automobiles and they are
fast becoming common. If a letter is 24 hours traveling a
thousand miles there is a kick coming. Ten dollars
dont last as long as 10 cents did with our
grandfathers. We spend more for socks and suspenders than
grandfather did for his Sunday clothes.
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. Items on the agenda include the
discussion of the fee schedule at the Carthage
These fees were last adjusted
on June 15, 2006 by a Council vote, based on the
recommendation of the Public Works Committee, as
a way to reduce financial loss to the City. The
roll-off dumpsters at that point were reported to
be hauled from the site around 10 times per
month. The City pays for the hauling as well as
for a fuel surcharge.
Public Works Director Chad
Wampler said that since the rate increase two
years ago the fuel surcharge to the City has
doubled. Wampler said that the Recycling Center
is at this point over-budget for the roll-off
The committee is slated to look
at possible changes to minimize City loss.
Wampler added that the recycling at the Center
would still be free of charge, regardless of
whether changes are made to the other fees.
I havent been on a carnival ride
for some years now. Probly best.
There used ta be a real
eagerness on my part to be hurled into all
directions for a couple a minutes. This was
especially fun if you were ridin with a
buddy who wasnt that eager.
A couple a friends a mine
decided to ignore the warnings of a
co-rider in one a those roll over cages on a
Course upchuckin in
a closed cage with three teenagers on board is a
little embarrassin, but the two who
werent sick at first werent
feeling too good when the ride stopped
either. Another friend said he had the same
experience. When the sickling was through he
said, "man, thats the third time
today." Be careful out there.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Mc-Cune Brooks Regional Hospital
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
By Samantha Mazzotta
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two years ago
I had surgery for breast cancer, and lymph nodes
were also removed during the surgery. I recently
developed lymphedema. I must wear an arm sleeve,
which I hate. Please comment on it. -- J.R.
ANSWER: We have two circulatory
systems. Everyone knows the blood circulatory
system. Few know the lymph circulatory system.
Lymph is the watery part of blood that oozes out
of blood vessels and bathes all body cells and
tissues. It provides nutrition and protection.
Lymph vessels -- similar to arteries and veins
but more delicate -- are open-ended affairs that
suction lymph fluid and eventually return it to
the circulation. On its journey back to the main
circulation, lymph fluid passes through lymph
nodes, which remove from it foreign material and
Anything that disrupts the
return of fluid back to the circulation causes
swelling -- lymphedema. In your case, the
disruption was breast surgery with removal of
lymph nodes. About 15 percent of women who
undergo such breast surgery develop lymphedema of
the arm on the side of the removed breast.
Early treatment of lymphedema
prevents permanent changes from happening. Arm
elevation encourages drainage out of the arm.
Elastic garments squeeze lymph fluid back into
the main circulation.
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