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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 9

did ya know?

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 358-6402.

Did Ya Know?...July 15th, Golden Reflections Day Trip to Eureka Springs. Bus space is limited so call for reservations at 359-1351.

today's laugh

My uncle is very generous, he’s 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 you’ll let me fry my eggs in your butter, I’ll let you boil your ham in my cabbage

The first time my city cousin saw our peacock she said: Look at the rooster in full bloom.

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 man’s 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 don’t last as long as 10 cents did with our grandfathers. We spend more for socks and suspenders than grandfather did for his Sunday clothes.


Today's Feature

To Discuss Fee Schedule.

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 Recycling Center.

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 dumpster.

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.

Just Jake Talkin'

I haven’t been on a carnival ride for some years now. Prob’ly 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 wasn’t that eager.

A couple a friends a mine decided to ignore the warning’s of a co-rider in one a those roll over cages on a class trip.

‘Course upchuckin’ in a closed cage with three teenagers on board is a little embarrassin’, but the two who weren’t sick at first weren’t feeling’ too good when the ride stopped either. Another friend said he had the same experience. When the sickling was through he said, "man, that’s the third time today." Be careful out there.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mc-Cune Brooks Regional Hospital


To Your Good Health

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 germs.

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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