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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 28

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used book sale on Sat. Aug. 2nd, from 8-noon at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison.

Did Ya Know?...Carver/Stone’s Throw Theater Fundraiser Event, 7 p.m. featuring Paxton Williams performance of "Listening to the Still Small Voice. Call Betty at 417-358-7268 for more info

Did Ya Know?...Dinner and Concert featuring "The Duke Mason Band" at Carthage Memorial Hall on July 29th at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Canaan Land Recreation Park, for more info call 417-237-0884 or 417-359-6198.

today's laugh

I took my girl to dinner last night. Did I take her to a swell dinner!

That’s rather nice of you taker her out, it costs money.

She worth it. It cost a dime. I phoned her and sent to her house for dinner

Is this a second hand-store?

Can’t you see it’s a second hand-store?

Well, I want a second hand for my watch.

It was so hot we fed the chickens cracked ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs..

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


Some time since E. Knell issued a challenge for a race between the trotting stallions owned in Missouri, none barred. The idea was to furnish a desirable attraction for the Knell Fair for this year, as there would be wide interest and he meant to enter "Early Reaper".

Since then there has been much said in the stock papers of the state in regard to such a race and two horse owners have come forward to accept the challenge. These men suggest, however, that the race should be over the state fair tract at Sedalia.

Mr. Knell has been in such poor health for over a month that he has paid little attention to the subject, but has so far recovered this week that he took the matter up today and accepted the propositions which had been made and put up a $250 forfeit in the hands of Norman J. Coleman of St. Louis, president of the state fair association.

In accepting the suggestions of those writing him, Mr. Knell states that he would naturally rather have the race come off in Carthage, as he desires to see the Carthage fair association profits by the benefits which would accrue from the race on their grounds.


Today's Feature

YMCA Soccer Camp.

The Fair Acres Family YMCA will hold a soccer camp from July 29th to August 2. The camp will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the 29th through August 1st, and in the morning on Saturday, August 2. The camp is open to assist boys and girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

The camp will be held on the soccer fields adjacent to the Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 S. Grand Avenue.

Carthage High School Soccer Coach Matt Huntley will be the instructor for this year’s camp. In addition to having been Carthage’s soccer coach for 11 years, Huntley has also been a teacher and a principal in the Carthage R-9 School System. He will be assisted by experienced coaches and players.

Cost for the camp is $30 for those who are members at the Y, and $45 for those who are not members. Financial assistance is available.

More information may be obtained by visiting the Fair Acres Family YMCA at 2600 S. Grand Ave, or by calling the Y at 358-1070. Information about the camp is also available on the Y’s website. The address is

Just Jake Talkin'

Then there was this guy who thought the ladies admired his physic because he over heard one say to the other, "Look at him, what a waste." Most folks in this part of the county grew up bein’ aware that avoidable waste was not a good thing.

I’m sure there are those who still feel guilty "bout fillin" the bathtub more than half full. Leavin’ a light on when no one is in the room sets some folks off. The saying’ "take what ya want but eat what ya take" is ingrained in most from the time they are old enough ta sit at the table.

‘Course common sense does have ta come into play. Runnin’ the last bit of rubber off the tires might end up with a blowout that wastes the whole car. Sometimes those treasures are just junk.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital


To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Children Need Calcium.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You have said that calcium is important for everyone, certainly for growing children and teens. I know people who will not give their children milk because of the hormones used in cows. They don’t give them calcium supplements either. What is your feeling about this, and do you think these hormones bring about early puberty? -- E.H.

ANSWER: Dairy products are the best sources of calcium. If people shun dairy products, then they must find alternate calcium supplies. In youth, bones are rapidly growing and storing calcium. Young bones that are shortchanged of calcium are destined for problems like osteoporosis later in life.

An 8-ounce glass of milk has 300 mg of calcium. One slice of cheese contains from 200 mg to 270 mg. Foods with this much calcium are hard to come by. Children’s daily requirement is 1,200 mg to 1,500 mg.

Alternate sources include: 3 ounces of sardines with bones, 325 mg; 1 cup of spinach, 138 to 240; half a cup of navy/lima beans, 50; 1 ounce of almonds, 70. Parents are not going to get children to live on sardines and spinach.

As for the hormone controversy, I respect people’s concerns. I, for one, do not share those concerns. Parents who are adamant about banning dairy products for their children have to provide calcium for them in some other way.

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