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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 23

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...July 25th & 26th, Carthage Shrine Club 20th Annual Tractor & Pickup Pull. Starts at 7 p.m. North of Carthage on V Highway. Call David at 417-358-8816 for more info.

Did Ya Know?...July 23rd, McCune Brooks Regional Hospital Diabetes Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. in the Relationship Center at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital. Deloris Vandegrift, RN, Nurse Practioner will speak on skin care.

today's laugh

Have you ever had any hobbies?

Let’s see, I have had the rheumatism and hives, and mumps, but I can’t remember ever having hobbies.

So he’s a gentleman farmer, now?

Gentleman farmer’s right. Believe me, he even has his scarecrows changed into evening dress at dusk.

This plant belongs to the Begonia family.

Ah, yes, and you’re looking after it for them while they’re away on a holiday?

Someone stole my Toyota last night. It makes me so mad. If I were a magistrate, I would make sure that all car thieves were driven out of town!

Really? Well, I think they should be made to walk!

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


With the big Knell Fair but six weeks away—its days are August 15-21, according to Miss Knell, the well known and capable secretary of the Knell Fair association, is one of the busiest persons in Carthage. She is now in the midst of an unusually big volume of work, such as would frighten many a man away, for it’s the intention of the association to make the coming fair the greatest ever held here.

Entries are being booked daily for the races and the four big events have been closed already. From present indications, the races will have more entries and will be faster than any ever seen on the track before.

The Knell Fair is this year third on the circuit of the state fairs and this fact alone is bound to insure fast races. The third place is right in the very beginning of the racing season, all the horses will be here and in the very best of condition and all those entered now will almost without exception start in the races.

Among the list of horses entered for the races, some of the entries for which have just closed, are a number of fast horses which have been favorites in the past. There are also many new horses which have never yet raced over the Knell track.

Horsemen of the city who are familiar with the horses entered declare that it is the best list of stake entries they have ever seen in this city and they look for some correspondingly fast races with the complete list of starters.


Today's Feature

Public Hearing for Annexation.

Carthage City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the Council Chambers of City Hall. A public hearing regarding the municipally initiated annexation of Southwind Acres is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. prior to the meeting.

The second reading of a related ordinance, providing for the extension of the City Limits is also included on the Council agenda. According to the Plan of Intent for the annexation, the steps following the public hearing include the adoption of the annexation ordinance, obtaining a declaratory judgment and an election. In the election, under Missouri law, the annexation must be approved by a majority of voters in separate elections held in the area in order for the property to be annexed.

Council is also scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance changing Public Works and Public Health fees in the City of Carthage. These changes include increases of rates for construction debris at the Carthage Recycling Center and Landfill and increases to the fees for various curb and gutter repair by the Street Department.

Items in their first reading include an ordinance that would allow for the proposed 1/2 cent economic development sales tax on the ballot for the November 4, 2008 municipal election. This item is brought to Council with a recommendation to approve from the Budget committee.

Just Jake Talkin'

Nothin’ like a big goose egg from bangin’ your head on the bottom of a table you’ve been under. Whack!

I hear that the thing to do is to apply all the pressure you can to the knot before it really starts swellin’. It may work, but what I really hear is the screamin’ from the victim bein’ helped in this way.

I grew up with a gentler remedy. Put some ice on it. I don’t figure anything makes a lot a difference. After a day or two the size gets smaller and starts feelin’ better ‘till ya happen to bump it again.

"Feels better when it stops hurtin’," my old baseball coach used ta say. Really funny guy.

At least if ya get a shiner you can make up a good story ‘bout the other guy.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mc-Cune-Brooks Regional Hospital


To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Asthma Can Strike at Any Age.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Isn’t it odd to come down with asthma at age 66? They tell me I have it. I had a cough that started this past winter, and it wouldn’t go away. It comes in spurts and is always worse at night. My family doctor sent me to a lung doctor, who did all sorts of tests on me; his verdict was asthma. No one believes me when I say I have asthma. They don’t say so, but I know they’re thinking I’m too old. -- P.G.

ANSWER: You can get asthma at any age. About 12 percent of adults suffer from it, and 15 percent of children have it. The number of adult asthmatic men equals the number of adult asthmatic women. In childhood, more boys than girls have it.

What happens in an asthma attack is a sudden narrowing of airways. Asthmatic airways are super-sensitive and asthmatics react to things that the rest of us don’t. In addition, the airways’ mucus glands pour out thick, sticky mucus, and the lining of the airways becomes swollen and inflamed. All of these mechanisms make it hard for air to pass into and out of the lungs.

Coughing is a characteristic asthma symptom. Wheezing during an attack is another telltale sign, but a cough might be the only thing indicating asthma.

Your doctor must have looked for a trigger for your attacks. If one is found, eliminating it assures successful treatment.

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