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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 252
Did Ya Know?... June
11th--Mc-Cune-Brooks Regional Hospital will be
hosting their 17th Annual Community Health Fair
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carthage Memorial Hall,
407 S. Garrison. Free Health screenings and door
prizes. Call 417-359-1351 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... June
13th-- Friday Morning Coffee, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at
Kellogg Lake. What a great way to start your day!
Did Ya Know?... Avilla
Baptist Church invites all children who have
completed K - 8th grade to Vacation Bible School
June 16 - 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Supper will
be provided each night. Kick off the fun Sunday
June 15 at 6:00 for a free picnic and game night.
Call 417-246-5568 for more info.
How do you tell the starboard
from the port?
Did you look for labels on the
Im sure I heard a mouse
Well, do you want me to get up
and oil it?
A football landed in the
chicken yard. The rooster called all the chickens
together and said: Im not grumbling, you
understand, but I just want you all to see for
yourselves what is being done in other poultry
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
CARTHAGE TO NECK CITY
The unfinished telephone line from
Oronogo to Neck City which was recently purchased by J.
W. Layne has been completed and connected with the
Carthage line at Oronogo, and the first message was sent
over it yesterday. It will be a toll line exclusively but
will be a great accommodation to the public generally for
Neck City which is growing to be quite an important
SOLD AT HALF INTEREST
Yesterday T.M. Marsh became sole
proprietor of the grocery at the corner of Locust street
and Central avenue by buying the half interest of his
brother-in-law and partner, L.O. Cagle. Mr. Cagle bought
the stock last September and sold a half interest to Mr.
Marshal who yesterday became sole proprietor.
Three packages of fresh garden seeds,
10 cents, at W. H. Millers.
The Carthage City Council will
meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Council
Chambers of City Hall. Items on the agenda
include the first reading of the ordinance
adopting the Annual Operating and Capital Budget
for Fiscal year 2008-2009. The proposed budget is
recommended by the Budget Committee, which
refined and balanced the budget over the last two
months. Following the approval of the
comprehensive City salary study the budget is
estimated to have an ending balance of $300,000.
First readings are also
scheduled for the City contracts with the Chamber
of Commerce, the Convention and Visitors Bureau,
the Carthage Over 60 Center and the Carthage
Humane Society. Funding for these organizations
will be appropriated via the 2009 budget.
Council is also scheduled to
vote on an amendment to City code that would
allow the City to hire an entity to remove trash
or solid waste from properties, and recoup
expenses from the property owner by way of a tax
lien. If approved the changes would mirror the
current Missouri statutes. The item is
recommended for approval by the Public Works
Some things just sound worse
than they really are.
Ive known some folks who
live in pink houses, and they werent what
Id call unusual in any way. After a while
ya even forget they live in a pink house. You
even use it to your advantage from time to time.
Givin directions is a lot easier when you
can use the pink house as a reference. "Just
past the pink house and turn left" leaves
little doubt as to where to turn.
Ive even had the occasion
to see a pink house or two that was unusually
attractive. I really dont dislike em,
just never thought about paintin my own
residence pink. Maybe if I thought of it as rose
colored it would be more of a consideration.
Its all in the eye of the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Orange and Hypertension
suffer from hypertension and believe it to be
service-connected and related to Agent Orange,
get ready to file your claim.
A 2006 Institute of Medicine
report hinted that Agent Orange plays a role in
the number of veterans having hypertension. The
report, requested by Congress in the Agent Orange
Act of 1991, was part seven of an ongoing study
to determine the long-term health effects of
exposure to Agent Orange. It added hypertension
as a condition with "limited or suggestive
evidence of association with exposure."
Unfortunately, a committee couldnt agree,
and hypertension was left in the "inadequate
or insufficient evidence of an association"
Now it appears that the
Department of Veterans Affairs is leaning toward
accepting hypertension as a service-related
illness. Theres nothing on the VA site yet,
but then it still has information dated 2003 and
At this point, no one is saying
that all claims will be automatically approved,
but the door is open. If your claim is filed and
the VA decides to approve hypertension as a
service-connected illness, youll be that
And you didnt have to be
in Vietnam to be exposed to Agent Orange. A chart
on the VA Web site lists Florida, Georgia,
Arkansas, Indiana, Texas, Maryland, Hawaii and
others as places where Agent Orange was used.
This chart is 10 pages long and lists dozen of
chemicals as well as the dates, including the
original experiments to test Agent Orange as an
herbicide, going back to the 1940s and 1950s.
To see the chart where Agent
Orange was used, go to www.va.gov/agentorange and
click on DoD Report on Herbicides Used Outside of
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