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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 18
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library Teen "Big Bug Movie
Matinee" for ages 12-18 on Saturday, July
19th at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Call Deb at 417-237-7040 for more info.
Did Ya Know?...July 21,
6:00 p.m. Lincoln Ladies Republican Womens
Club invites you to our "MEET THE
CANDIDATE" ICE CREAM SOCIAL & RALLY at
Carthage Memorial Hall. Free to the Public.
Contact Jenny Mansfield 417-358-6346.
Tommy, the canary has
Thats funny. It was there
just now when I tried to clean it with the vacuum
What do you call those little
white things in your head that bite?
I know the name but I
dont like to speak of such things.
I fooled you that time. All I
meant was your teeth. Theyre white and the
bite, dont they?
Ill take a steak with
Thats not potatoes,
thats a lions wife.
Is that a man eating lion?
Yes, lady, but were short
of men this week, so all he gets is beef.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
PROPOSITION FOR THE PEOPLE.
If Carthage can secure 200 fire
hydrants and adequate water works by a private company
supplying clear pure water at a cost in taxes to the
people for less than three and one-half percent on
$220,000 (the proposed municipal bond issue for
waterworks) and at the same time save the payment of the
principal, why isnt that much better then to pay
five per cent interest on $220,000, and have the
principal to pay too, which would be necessary under
If the bonds are retired in twenty
years, the time for which they are issued, the difference
between the tow propositions means $14,800 per year in
taxes for the next twenty years, and that is taking it
for granted that the city will earn enough during the
time to take care of all improvements and extensions
necessary, and to pay interest on bonds and operating
expenses. If the city doesnt pay enough to make the
extensions, and to pay interest and operating, then
whatever is lacking will make the difference that much
greater then $14,800 per year. Continued on next page
If the people will take this difference
of $14,800 each year for twenty years and use it to
secure or to build factories, how much will our town have
grown in that time with such inducement, along with other
advantages and low taxes?
On the other hand, heavily burdened
with taxes, how much is the town going to grow?
O. J. McLane
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 final pay estimate and change
order for improvements to Fir Road and Garrison
Youth Fair Winners.
The Jasper County Youth Fair
was held last week and the winners of various
animal showings have been announced. A selection
of winners are listed below.
Goat show: Senior Showmanship,
Andrew Jackson, Sarcoxie FFA; Intermediate
Showmanship, Levi Weaver, Lincoln 4-H; Junior
Showmanship, Zachariah Morris, Lincoln 4-H; Best
Buck in Show, Sarah Cooper, Carthage FFA; Best
Doe in Show, Levi Weaver, Lincoln 4-H; Grand
Champion Market Goat, Logan McLemore, Carthage
Swine show: Junior Showmanship,
Quinton Crow, Pleasant Valley Pioneers 4-H;
Intermediate Showmanship, Jessica Chrisman,
Sarcoxie Chiefs 4-H; Senior Showmanship, Rebecca
Lewis, Sarcoxie Chiefs 4-H; Grand Champion Market
Hog, Benny McWilliams, Carl Junction FFA.
Rabbit Show: Best of Show (6
Class), Justin Cooley, Lincoln 4-H; Best Opposite
(6 Class), Tucker Dunaway, Pleasant Valley
Pioneers 4-H; Best of Show (4 Class), Caroline
Waldbuesser, Jasper FFA; Outstanding Exhibitor,
Caroline Waldbuesser, Jasper FFA.
Poultry Show: Junior
Showmanship, Garrett Dunn, Avilla 4-H;
Intermediate Showmanship, Eric Stark, Forest Mill
Friends 4-H; Senior Showmanship, Alicia Stark,
Carthage FFA; Grand Champion Best of Show, Jared
Carver, Forest Mill Friends 4-H.
Cat Show: Junior Showmanship,
Falon Scyoc, Country Champs 4-H; Intermediate
Showmanship, Eli Weng, Center Point Chargers 4-H;
Senior Showmanship, Caroline Waldbuesser, Lincoln
4-H; Grand Champion Cat, Eli Weng, Center Point
Dog Show: Obedience, Faith
Fraser, Spring River 4-H; Over All Showmanship,
Caroline Waldbuesser, Lincoln 4-H
Horse Show: Junior Hi-Point
Game Award, Casey Lee, Avilla 4-H; Senior
Hi-Point Game Award, Haleigh Laney, Carthage FFA
Gotta chance to talk with most of the
candidates out at the Fair last week.
Course a lotta the discussion goin on
was concernin the public endorsement of
Craig Putnam by Sheriff Dunn and Presiding
Commissioner Bartosh. The question everone
was askin was would the act help the cause
or did they shoot themselves in the collective
Putnam says the three all stand
on their own two feet and are independent
thinkers, wanting to do what is best for Jasper
I suppose the refreshing thing
is that Jasper County voters were made privy to
exactly how things stand. No guessin who
supports who and who doesnt. It has also
upped the ante as an indicator of the depth of
the political base supportin Bartosh and
Dunn. The gauge will be read August 5th.
This is some fact, but mostly
Just Jake Talkin.
Mc-Cune Brooks Regional Hospital
COPD Is a
Leading Cause of Death.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Im in
my late 40s and was told I have COPD. I have
smoked for 30 years. Will you tell me more about
COPD? -- N.N.
ANSWER: You are relatively
young, and you dont have to die from COPD,
even though its fourth on the list of
causes of death. You must, however, stop smoking.
That is the most important facet of treatment,
and its your way to a longer life. If you
need help, talk with your doctor. The nicotine
patch, gum, nasal spray or nasal inhaler can
lessen your cigarette cravings.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease consists of two illnesses: emphysema and
chronic bronchitis. Most people with COPD have
both illnesses, and most are or were cigarette
Emphysema is the destruction of
air sacs, those delicate structures through which
oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood.
Emphysemas primary symptom is
breathlessness when exerting, and the exertion
doesnt have to be all that. Chronic
bronchitis is airway (bronchi) inflammation that
narrows the air passages and increases the
production of thick mucus. Its primary symptom is
coughing that brings up thick sputum.
Neither illness can be undone.
The progression of both can be halted by stopping
the irritation of lungs from smoking.
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