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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 257

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... June 16-20, 6-8:30 p.m., Carthage First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Avenue in Carthage is having Vacation Bible School for children 5 years through sixth grade. Transportation is provided. There will be a program on Sunday morning, June 22, followed by the Church’s 3rd Annual Car and Bike Show, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Call 417-358-4265 for more info.

Did Ya Know?...June 26th, Paw Prints will be at the Carthage Human Society. For more information call 1-877-887-7729.

Did Ya Know?...June 27th, McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation 2008 Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to MBH Foundation Pink Ribbon Crusade Mammogram Program. Call 359-2657 for info.

Did Ya Know?... The Courthouse clock on the Carthage Square was heard to chime at least 36 times at 12 midnight on Friday, June 13th.

today's laugh

I can get your brother a job at the Model Laundry.

I don’t think he could do it---he’s never had any experience at washing models.

What did the photographer tell Snow White?

I don’t know---what?

"Don’t worry, miss. Someday your prints will come."

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


The Carthage Electric Telephone Company, which is affording such excellent service to the city, now has 550 phones in use, 100 having been added since January 1. Six young lady operators are employed at the central office, where one formerly did the work. The company has recently spent $500 on its line between here and Lakeside, and when a connecting link is finished by Webb City, the service through to Joplin will be entirely satisfactory. The Carthage Electric is steadily improving and expanding, and is making every effort to please its patrons.

Bought a Coon Hound.

Alfred Finke yesterday bought Will McBean’s coon hound for $20. The purchaser has two other hounds and will use the three in trailing coons which abound in the timber near the Forest mills where he is employed by his father. "The best coon dog in the state and not a cent less would have bought him", says Will McBean.


Today's Feature

Public Works Meeting.

The City Council Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department, 623 E. 7th Street. Items on the agenda include the discussion of Special Road District Project Requests and the discussion of written quotes for an air conditioner unit.

License Plates Available.

The Missouri Department of Revenue announced recently that the new Missouri license plates would be available at all contract licenses across the state beginning Monday, June 16.

"This new design is one that Missourians can be proud of and one in which a collaborative effort was made to assist law enforcement in better identifying vehicles on Missouri roadways," said Director of Revenue Omar Davis.

The public’s input into the design of the license plate gave every citizen a voice in what the new plate would look like.

Missourians who register or renew a registration after June 16, 2008 will be able to receive the newly-designed plate. The new design can be seen at the Department’s web site at, as well as on newly registered vehicles.

Just Jake Talkin'


My uncle thinks that there should be some way ta install a large, spring powered flywheel in a car. He figures it would work somethin’ like a clock, ya wind it up and it provides a constant, clean, inexpensive power. I suppose if it was positioned right, it would also act as a gyroscope to keep the vehicle from turnin’ over easily.

There would no doubt be some technical difficulties to be overcome, but the idea has grabbed my thoughts from time to time.

The basic premise, of course, is to take advantage of momentum. That mysterious source of energy that wants to continue motion after it is initiated.

I’ve always worried that my uncle’s clockmobile would stop short of the top of a hill and reverse momentum would win.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Clot in Leg Vein Can be Deadly

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Nine months ago, our son, 42, had a deep-vein thrombosis. The clot was in the calf and thigh vein. He was given an anticoagulant and the clot was surgically removed, but surgery was only partly successful. Some of the clot remains in his leg veins. He continues to take Coumadin and is told it may take a year for the clot to dissolve. His calf is often swollen and painful. Can you suggest any additional treatment? -- M.T.

ANSWER: For readers unfamiliar with this problem, some definitions are necessary. Thrombophlebitis (THROM-boh-flea-BITE-is) is a clot in a vein. "Thrombo" means "clot," and "phlebitis" is vein inflammation. The leg is the common site for it to happen. A person on bed rest after surgery (especially knee and hip surgery), who is sitting for prolonged times during a car or plane trip, taking birth-control pills or suffering trauma is at risk of getting thrombophlebitis.

Clots in the deep veins of the leg, the ones you cannot see, are the dangerous kind. Bits of those clots can break away from the main clot and be carried in the circulation to the lung, where they can plug a lung blood vessel. That’s called a pulmonary embolism, and it can be deadly.

Clots in leg veins cause the overlying skin to turn red and become tender. The leg swells and is painful. Ultrasound examination of the veins establishes the diagnosis.

Anticoagulants are the treatment. They don’t dissolve the clot, but they keep it from growing larger and they prevent the chance of a pulmonary embolus.

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