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Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 197

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs & Issues on March 28th at 7:00 a.m. in the First Assembly of God Church, 1605 Baker. City and R-9 candidates will be there answering questions over breakfast.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Chamber is hosting a Small Business Expo at the Memorial Hall, April 18th from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and April 19th from 9:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Space is limited so call Amber to register your business at 358-2373.

today's laugh

A mother was talking in a lofty way to her small daughter about worldly matters.

"There’s one thing I want to know, Mamma," said the little girl. "When I grow to be a big lady will my husband be a man like Daddy?"

The mother nodded and said he would be.

"Oh, he will, will he?" replied the precocious miss. "And if I don’t marry, do I grow up to be like Auntie?" she continued.

"Exactly," came the mother’s response.

"Then, ma," said the little girl, "I’m in an awful mess."

"You are lying so clumsily," said the judge to the defendant, "that I would advise you to get a lawyer."

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

Ice Company to Enlarge.

Enlarged plant facilities are to result from the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Carthage Ice and Cold Storage company, held Wednesday evening.

In planning for the coming year’s work the directors decided to make a number of extensive improvements in plant and the manager was authorized to arrange for the proposed changes. A large new boiler-house will be built just west of the present boiler-room and the latter will be converted into a big storage room with a capacity of 6.0 tons of ice. With this immense space in which to store ice, the company will be enabled to continually operate its plant, both summer & winter. The present storage-room will be converted into a smaller one for use in the local trade.

Kaffir corn, just received. A car load of choice Kaffir corn, the best chicken feed on the market; this is good plump seed. Tucker’s Seed House, N. Main, east side.


Today's Feature

Council Meeting Tonight.

The Carthage City Council will meet this evening in a regular session at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the agenda include the second reading of an ordinance amending the Capital Budget for 2007/2008 to include the expenditure for ice storm clean up efforts.

Public Works Director Chad Wampler advised the Council during the first reading of the ordinance that the total amount of fallen limbs taken to the City landfill by J&R Disaster Services was 50,285 cubic yards. Hanging limbs were cut out of 2,056 trees in City right-of-ways, and 250 trees in City parks additionally. City Administrator Tom Short told Council that of the total clean up project cost of $257,000 that approximately $218,000 of the is reimbursable by Federal and State funding.

The Council will also hear the first reading of an ordinance entering into J&R Disaster Services for the removal of vegetative material on and around three North Garrison Avenue Bridges. This item is brought by the Public Works Committee, who unanimously agreed last week to recommend to Council the low bid of $24,999 for the removal of the debris.

Just Jake Talkin'

For the life of me I can’t remember what a Coke with peanuts in it tastes like. I don’t suppose it mattered much at the time. Seems it was just the thing to do.

I suppose part of the reason the kids liked it was ‘cause parents couldn’t understand what was so great about it.

The only image I see when I think about it is watchin’ a guy in a ducktail haircut cuppin’ one hand around the neck of the bottle and openin’ the peanut bag with his teeth. Then he would carefully drop in the peanuts and dust off his hands.

Lookin’ back, the appeal may have been more of an identity thing. A sign of "bein’ cool" or part of the group. Ta me it was just fun.

Maybe, a peanut just doesn’t really belong in a Coke.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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

Aluminum Linked With Alzheimer’s Disease?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have heard that aluminum, found in many deodorants, is harmful and can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Is there any truth to this? Every morning when I put on my deodorant, I think about it. -- M.R.

ANSWER: Aluminum is one of the most plentiful metals on earth, and it’s impossible to avoid coming in contact with it. It’s in many commonly used items -- food, water, cookware and a number of antiperspirants. It’s also true that aluminum has been found in the brain of some Alzheimer’s patients. For that reason, a few have raised the possible association of aluminum with Alzheimer’s disease.

This matter has been batted about for more than 25 years. Competent investigators have examined the evidence for an association, but no strong proof has been established. Most scientists believe that the tangles of two brain proteins called tau and amyloid (an unusual body product) are the more likely contributors to Alzheimer’s disease.

Personally, I do not worry about aluminum. I don’t think you need to either.

The booklet on Alzheimer’s disease discusses this tragic illness in depth. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 903W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

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