The Mornin' Mail is
published every weekday except major holidays
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 232
Did Ya Know?... A Relay
for Life Committee meeting will be held May 13th
at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of First Christian
Church, Carthage, with Team Captains meeting at
6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Did Ya Know?...
Auditions for The Pied Piper, by Anne
Coulter Martens, will be held Monday, May 12 and
Tuesday, May 13 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at
Stoness Throw Dinner Theater, Carthage. The
show calls for 5-7 men, 5-6 women and 17
children. For more info call 417-358-7268.
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 information.
For sale: A full-blooded cow,
giving three gallons of milk, two tons of hay, a
lot of chickens, and a cookstove.
She told him to change the
baby, so he brought home a different kid.
A synonym is a word you use
when you cant spell the other one.
A penny saved gathers no moss.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Twitchell a Candidate.
Justice J. E. Twitchell
has announced his candidacy for the nomination as police
judge on the Republican ticket in the April election and
expects to begin his campaign at once. During the absence
of Police Judge Loyd this summer Justice Twitchell acted
as police judge.
Misses Hubb, Gilmore and
Mr.WilHyde will continue the dancing parties formerly
conducted by Prof. and Mrs Hall who have left Carthage,
on Monday night of each week commencing January 20, 1908
in the K. of P. hall. They will be pleased to meet all
their friends there.
The M.G.R. club met
yesterday afternoon with Mrs. M. J. McClurg of 1114 South
Maple Street. The meeting was well attended and the
afternoon was spend doing embroidery and other fancy
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the
agenda include a public hearing for the
annexation of property near Civil War Road. At
the previous Council meeting, Council members
approved three resolutions as part of the process
of this annexation. Councils Budget
committee is currently reviewing a proposed
Economic Development sales tax that would allow
for the purchase of the land for the purpose of
establishing an industrial park in Carthage. In
order for Carthage Water and Electric Plant to
run sewer, water and utilities to the property
the land must be annexed into the City.
Council is also
scheduled to discuss the Personnel and
Compensation System for the City of Carthage.
Kaatz & Associates conducted the evaluation
of City pay scales and job classifications and
has made recommendations for changes. The
implementation of this new structure is estimated
to cost $110,000, an amount that was budgeted for
Fiscal Year 2009 during last weeks budget
hearing. Some concerns about the recommendation
from Kaatz & Associates were raised by Street
Commissioner Tom Shelley during the recent budget
hearing. Shelley noted that he was not pleased
with the proposed salary recommendations that
would affect some of the Street Departments
employees. City Administrator Tom Short said that
even the latest numbers received from Kaatz &
Associates were considered a draft, and that some
alteration may still be necessary.
If you get out on the four-lane, watch out for
those slow movin eighteen-wheelers. Most of
em seem to be movin about 65, but I
followed one the other day only goin 55. I
thought my speedometer had gone bananas.
Savin fuel seems ta be the indication. Back
in the seventies the 55 speed limit wasnt
too popular with the truckers, guess $4 a gallon
is workin to slow up.
I see the older gas stations
are gettin concerned. Older gas pumps would
price past $3.99. I can remember when pumps
wouldnt go over 99 cents. Back then some
stations started chargin by the half gallon
so they would have to replace pumps.
I dont suppose they could
get by with that now, but $2 would be good to see
on a station sign, even for half the fuel.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
the Shingles Vaccine
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I am an 86-year-old woman. I have had shingles
twice in my life. My family physician thinks I
should get the shingles vaccine. I went to a
health clinic to get the injection. I was told by
the RN on duty that her instructions were not to
give the shot to anyone who had previously had
the shingles. How would you advise me? Should I
have the vaccine? I dont want the shingles
again -- ever. -- V.J.
comes from the chickenpox virus, which stays with
people for life. It lives in nerve cells. Even if
people say they have never been infected with
chickenpox, more than 90 percent of adults have.
The childhood infection could have been so mild
that it wasnt recognized as chickenpox.
Later in life, the
virus leaves its nerve-cell home, travels down
the nerve to the skin, where it gives rise to the
typical shingles rash -- small blisters on red
patches of skin -- and the typical pain of
shingles. The pain that arises when the rash is
present is bad, but the pain that stays after the
rash is gone is worse. Thats called
postherpetic neuralgia, and it comes from damage
to the nerve that the virus caused as it traveled
down the nerve to the skin. Lyrica is the newest
medicine for postherpetic neuralgia.
postherpetic neuralgia, the shingles vaccine was
developed. It cuts down the chances of developing
shingles and postherpetic neuralgia by 66
percent. If it doesnt provide complete
protection, it makes a shingles encounter less
fierce. The Advisory Committee on Immunization
Practices, a board of vaccine experts, advises
older people to get the vaccine even if they have
had shingles. However, a second case of shingles
is rare. A third case is very, very rare.
Its up to you, V.J. If you want the
vaccine, you are entitled to get it.
Copyright 1997-2008 by Heritage
Publishing. All rights reserved.