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Thursday, May 27, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 241

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Due to Monday May 26th being a holiday observed by the City, the City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular operating days & times are - Tues. - Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Did Ya Know?... Waterfest 2008 will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kellogg Lake, Carthage. Featuring free entertainment by Kufara African Marimba Band, rock climbing walls, food vendors and kangaroo gyms. Educational demonstrations including live reptiles and recycling. Sponsored by Streamteam 3320. For more infor call (417) 673-2723

Did Ya Know?... June 11th-- Officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the Chamber Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to answer questions and present information concerning financing and refinancing of business projects with SBA loans. Please RSVP.

Did Ya Know?... June 13th-- Friday Morning Coffee, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at Kellogg Lake. What a great way to start your day!

today's laugh

Finn and Huck were friends. Finn up and died. No one worried, however.

They said, " Huck"ll bury Finn."

A theater manager found a wallet with no name and $700 in it. He announced to the audience, "Will the person who lost the $700 please form a double line at the box office:"

My wife loves it when the leaves turn all different colors. Yest she got very upset when the ring I bought her did the same thing.

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

To Superintend a Mine

W.F. Burns, of this city, has taken the position of superintendent of the Jack Dow mine, located between Leadville and Chitwood Hollow, and entered upon his new duties yesterday morning. The mine is owned by Franklin Greenwood, of Carthage, and some eastern parties. Mr. Burns, in partnership with Dell Pickering, is just getting started on the sinking of a shaft on the Davison farm, adjoining the Hood land sound of Reeds, but he will hire a man to fill his place there and keep on sinking. The shaft on the Davison farm is down about 14 feet.

The Maiden Turn- In

The "Three P’s" Mining company, composed of Messrs, Paulding, Prince, Post and Mooneyham, of the city, made the maiden turn-in from their Lead Hill mine last Saturday. It consisted of 2700 pounds of big lump lead. There is a lot of small lead on hand not yet cleaned up which will figure in a future turn in.


Today's Feature

Relay For Life.

June 6, 2008 marks the 13th annual Carthage Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society event. Survivors and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in the exciting festivities. Relay For Life takes place in Carthage Central Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a Cancer Survivors dinner. Registration for this event is required. The theme for this year’s Relay is "Saddle Up for A Cure."

At 6:00 p.m. the entertainment will begin with music, rock climbing, air bouncers, face painting, horse buggy rides, car bash and much more.

The Survivors first lap is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. with 22 teams to follow. Luminary lighting will be held at 9:15 p.m. in memory of those who have lost their lives to cancer and in honor of those who have survived cancer or are still going through treatments. Luminaries can be purchased for $5.00

The community is invited to come out, bring lawn chairs and enjoy Relay for Life. To register for the dinner or purchase luminaries for the event call 358-6862.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s research, prevention, advocacy, patient services, and early detection programs, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

Just Jake Talkin'

When I first got a car, I was always afraid to fill up the gas tank. I figured if the clunker broke down, I’d have to leave all that gas in the tank. The fuel was worth more than the car.

I’m startin’ the think that kind of reasonin’ is creepin’ back into my brain.

With catalytic converters worth upwards of a hunderd bucks, I understand those are bein’ ripped off as the car sits in parkin’ lots. I suppose now while the thief is under the vehicle grabbin’ the converter, he’ll poke a hole in the gas tank and pick up a little bonus.

I’m guessin’ that lockin’ gas caps are bein’ sold at a record rate. My dad always had one on his cars. ‘Course he always carried a five gallon can of gas in the trunk too. Don’t think I’ll be pickin’ up that habit.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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

Angina Is a Sign of a Broken Heart

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain angina. I have it. I am under the impression that it is one step before a heart attack. My father had angina and lived only three months after he was told what he had. He had a massive heart attack. I am concerned about this. -- R.T.

ANSWER: Angina is chest pain described as a squeezing or pressure sensation that comes on when a person is active, in a particularly stressful situation or is out and about in very cold weather. The pain leaves when the activity stops, the stress is relieved or the person becomes warm. The pain is felt in the chest, but it can spread to the shoulder, the arm or the neck.

Angina is a sign that the heart isn’t getting enough blood to support the stress, emotional or physical, that it must endure. It is the cry of a breaking heart. The cause of decreased blood flow usually is a buildup of cholesterol, fat and other material in the heart arteries.

Angina is quite treatable. It’s not a prelude to an inevitable heart attack if measures are taken to increase blood flow to the heart muscle. People with angina have to adopt programs that increase blood flow through clogged arteries. They have to lower their cholesterol, keep their blood pressure at desirable levels and take part in physical activities prescribed by their doctors. They take medicines that ease the heart’s burden and that open up clogged arteries. They might need angioplasty, the procedure where a doctor threads a balloon-tipped soft tube to the point of artery obstruction and then inflates the balloon to squash it.

I don’t know when your dad died, but I’m sure it was at a time when the opportunities that now exist for angina patients were not available.


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