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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society is in immediate need of a
foster family for a pregnant homeless cat. Call
358-6402 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The Girl
Scouts now deliver their Girl Scout Cookies.
Please call, fax or email your order in. Sales
end March 23rd. Call Shenan 623-8277 X17, Fax
625-1261 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did Ya Know?... The
First Assembly of God in Carthage will hold and
Eggs & Issues on March 14th at 7:00 AM. Our
state legislature representative will be there
answering questions over breakfast.
Did Ya Know?... The
Citizens for a Decent Environment is having a
Community Awareness Meeting Today, March 11, 2008
at 7:00 PM at the Grace Episcopal Church at 820
Howard St., Carthage. For More information call
John Putnam at 674-1946.
Grade one was having a lesson
After some discussion the fact was established
that birds eat fruit.
One little girl, however, was unconvinced.
"But, teacher," she asked, raising her
hand, " how can the birds open the
The man who thinks he knows
everything irritates those of us who do.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Activity of Buyers
Leads to Belief in Higher Ore Price.
An increased activity
among the Jasper county ore buyers yesterday in
attempting to get possession of this weeks product
and that part possible of the stock on hand is taken to
indicate that the weeks basis this week will be $41
During the past few days
$40 has been offered two large producing companies and
accepted. But with all this advanced raise the ore buyers
are still unable to secure the supply needed by their
The rise in the price of
speltzer, which is the basis for the rise in zinc ore, it
is said will result in affording an opportunity for a
larger number of the sheet ground mines to resume
operations in the coming week.
In considering past
conditions activity among the buyers has always resulted
to the good of the operators. Providing this continued
activity can be kept in continued motion during the next
few weeks, it is thought a basis somewhere in the
neighborhood of $50 will be had by the first of April.
Amendment on Council Agenda.
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening in at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the
agenda include the first reading of an ordinance
amending the capital and operating budget.
Proposed amendments include appropriation for a
grant match for the Public Safety Grant Fund for
a natural gas powered generator and an extractor
for the Fire Department. The amendment would also
finalize the numbers for the storm debris cleanup
and approve funding for a storage shed for
E-waste at the Recycling Center. The construction
of the storage shed is reimbursable through
Region M. This item is brought to Council by the
Stimulus Payments May Benefit Non-Tax Filers.
(News Release from
the Missouri Department of Revenue) Jefferson
City- The Missouri Department of Revenue
(Department) announced last Friday that
Missourians who may be required to file a federal
return to take advantage of the Federal Stimulus
Payments will not be required to file a Missouri
who are not required to file a federal or state
tax return, may still be entitled to an economic
stimulus payment from the federal government. In
order to be qualified for the program, the
taxpayer must submit a federal return for the
2007 tax year, even if they would not normally be
required to file a return. Those Missourians may
now use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free
File program to assist them in filing federal
returns for 2007.
The IRS and
several of its partners in the Free File Alliance
can now accept returns submitted by people who
have no legal requirement to file other than to
receive their payments. People in this category
should only use those companies listed on the
Free File-Economic Stimulus Payment link on the
IRS web site. There are also some additional
requirements which are explained on the IRS web
The checks from
the Federal Stimulus Payment will not be taxable
on next years return. This rebate will not
qualify as income and would therefore not be
taxed by the state of Missouri in 2009. For more
information Missourians can go to www.irs.gov.
With all the talk about
acceleratin the depreciation for computer
equipment because of its built in obsolescence,
how bout ponderin this dilemma.
Should tools with a life time warranty be
There are tools that depreciate
so fast that they are allowed as expenses. Saw
blades for instance, or drill bits. Evertime such
an instrument is used it grows closer to
bein worn out.
One businessman I knew, who
owned a small sundry store needed an ice machine.
He put one of those coin operated timers on the
wall hooked to the electricity. He put four
quarters in and it would run for a day. At the
end of the month, hed retrieve the quarters
and make the payment on the machine. Such a
contraption on the home tv might be a rewarding
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue,
Cancer Optimism Justified
DONOHUE: I have never seen you address ductal
carcinoma, in situ, of the breast. My daughter,
46, has it and just had a second incision to get
clean borders. I am optimistic about my
daughters recovery. She is scheduled for
radiation. The cancer was missed on mammograms
but was picked up on an MRI.
There is no
cancer history in our family. I wonder, since
this cancer was in place and had not spread, if
she needed to have surgery and go through all
this. Any light you can shed will be appreciated.
ANSWER: Body cells
sit on a thin floor called the basement membrane.
An "in situ" (in place) cancer is one
where the cancer cells have not penetrated the
basement membrane. Its a very superficial
cancer, one that has not invaded adjacent tissues
or cells. An in situ cancer has the greatest
chance for complete cure. Such a cancer is an
early cancer. You have every right to be
cancer (carcinoma) is one that arises in the
breasts milk ducts. Your daughter needed
all the treatment she got. Ductal cancer can
infiltrate neighboring tissue and can spread to
distant sites. Your daughters cancer was
caught before this happened. Without the
treatment she got and is getting, her ductal
breast cancer could have been lethal.
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