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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 4

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... June 26th, Blood Drive at The Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage, from 11:30 to 6:00 p.m.

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?... July 3rd, 4th, & 5th, Carthage Crisis Center Firecracker Work Days. 100 South Main St., Carthage, enter and park on the East side of Building. Lunch, water, and drinks will be provided. Workers needed for general labor and carpentry. Call Brian or Marilyn Bisbee at 417-358-3533 for more information

Did Ya Know?... July 4th, Red, White and Boom at Carthage Municipal Park. Activities start at 7 a.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

today's laugh

I want something to wear around the dormitory.

How large is your dormitory?

What’s the matter will all your sponges?

Why, nothing’s wrong with them, they’re all good sponges.

I don’t agree with you, they’re full of holes.

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

Wolf Hunt near Jasper.

The wolf hunt which took place west of Jasper last week was a great success and furnished lots of sport for a great many hunters. The crowd gathered at the Lynnland school house. It numbered about 100 and consisted of horsemen, footmen and dogs. The dogs soon struck the trail of a wolf and then the fun began. It is thought that there were five different wolves scared up during the day. Only one of the varmints was caught, however. It was started near the stone house west of Frank Gulick’s. It ran east to Pottorff’s place, thence south of Hillie’s, past the Dixie school house, across the Frick Farm to near the Rose Bank school house where it was captured. The dog which took his wolfship in belonged to the Garner boys. Only a few of the hunters were fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the wolves. In view of the success of the hunt another chase is planned in the future.


Today's Feature


Budget Second Reading.

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 second reading of the ordinance that would adopt the City’s Annual Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal year 2008-2009. In conjunction with the budget the Council is also scheduled to hear the second reading of ordinances renewing contracts with several of the City agencies including the Chamber of Commerce, the Over 60 Center, the Humane Society and the Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Council is also scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would enter the City into a Community Assistance Program (CAP) with the Missouri Department of Conservation for a term of twenty five years. The previous agreement has been in place since 1983 and is scheduled to expire in September of this year. One project included in the CAP is the estimated $2.1 million dredging of Kellogg Lake, for which the City would need funding for a 25/75 match. The agreement is brought to Council and recommended for approval by the City Council Public Services Committee.

Just Jake Talkin'

I grew up around machinery and folks that always tinkered with it. Seems a motor or a gear box wasn’t much use unless you could tear it apart ever’ now and then.

Prob’ly the first complicated mechanism I tore into personally was the coaster brake on my bike.

Don’t know that I ever did ‘xactly know how one a those things work. I did get figured out how it had ta go back together if ya wanted it to do its job.

I’m sure there are plenty a folks that could explain how a coaster brake works, but not knowin’ keeps me from thinkin’ I know all about machines. A healthy attitude when workin’ on the mower.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’








McCune Brooks Regional Hospital





To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.


Stroke Is Second-Leading Cause of Death

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have read about heart problems in your column many times. I am particularly interested in brainstem strokes. Are aftermaths of such a stroke constant headaches and difficulty riding in a car? -- D.G.

ANSWER: I’d better not ignore stroke. It is the second leading cause of death in the United States and Canada. Strokes come in two varieties. The more common kind -- representing 80 percent of all strokes -- comes from a block in blood flow to part of the brain. That’s called an ischemic stroke. The block is a clot in an artery feeding the brain. It’s similar to what happens in a heart attack, when one of the heart arteries becomes plugged and blood cannot get to the heart muscle. The less common kind of stroke is due to bleeding from a brain blood vessel.

The brainstem is a narrow part of the brain that consists of three different sections -- the midbrain, pons and medulla. Through those structures, located at the back and underside of the brain, run bundles of cables connecting brain centers to the spinal cord. The brainstem has its own important centers, two of which regulate blood pressure and breathing.

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