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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 102

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, November 11 due to Veterans Day.

Did Ya Know?... Deadline for entry in the Carthage Christmas Parade is Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Entry forms may be obtained by calling the Carthage Technical Center at 417-359-7026 ext. 17031 or by e-mailing The Christmas Parade will be held on Monday, December 1.

Did Ya Know?... November is Adopt -A-Senior pet month at the Carthage Humane Society, approx. 3 miles South of Carthage off Hwy 71. Give an older cat or dog a second chance for a new lease on life. Adoption fee will be waived on selected pets. 417-358-6402.

today's laugh

Mark Twain told this story to prove that he was a success right from the start. At the time this incident occurred he was a compositor on a small country newspaper. A few hours before the afternoon edition went to press, a man came in to place a classified ad in regard to his lost dog. "Do you think I put that ad in the paper?" asked Twain. "Why man, I went right out, found that dog before the afternoon edition was on the street, and claimed the reward."

Falsify: When I put a book on my head it falsify move."

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

To Open A Skating Rink.

F.E. Gay of Fayetteville, Ark., has rented the armory and will open a roller skating rink early in December. His regular dates will be Tuesday and Saturday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 and Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 2 till 5 o’clock. The admission will be 10 cents; use of skates, 15 cents.

Ed Garland, the veteran queensware man, has taken a position in the David Roach queensware and jewelry house for the holiday trade. The Misses Flora Evans and Iva Davidson are also engaged there until after Christmas.

Whale Oil Gus Soap.

When passing Kilne’s cigar and confectionery store, two doors south of the Arlington hotel, stop in and get a cake of spermaceti soap, made by Whale Oil Gus. We are sole agents in Carthage.


Today's Feature

Council Meeting.

Carthage City Council will meet this evening in a regular session. Items on the agenda include the first reading of an ordinance proposing a change to the composition of the McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Board of Trustees. The proposed changes would require that all of the members of the board reside in Jasper County, and of those 1/3 must reside in the City of Carthage. Currently 3/5 of the board must be Carthage residents. The change is proposed to reflect recent amendments to state legislature, and comes with the recommendation of the Public Services Committee.

Council is also scheduled to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the sale of fireworks within the City limits, and a resolution that would authorize the condemnation of property at the intersection of Airport Drive and River Street.

Two zoning ordinances will be in their second reading. One would authorize a special use permit for a preschool at 126 Wiggins, and the other would rezone property at 600 S. Maple from District C to District E. Both of these have received a recommendation from the Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation Commission.

Just Jake Talkin'

I see where they are makin’ motor scooters with 600cc motors. Not the Cushman of the past.

My uncle built him a motor bike with a three horse power Briggs & Stratton. Had a belt drive with a large pulley that hooked to the spokes of the rear wheel.

Course it didn’t have a gear box or a clutch, ya pulled a lever to slide the engine forward to engage the drive.

Bein’ on a bicycle frame, it wasn’t too stable, but it could cruise along pretty good for a trip to the drug store for a strawberry shake.

I suppose the new "power" scooters are considerably safer, but I can’t imagine needin’ or wantin’ that much power on a small wheeled machine. Now those 90cc models have some appeal.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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

Most Everyone Uses Too Much Salt

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sodium, sodium, sodium! Medical people continually tell us to cut down on it. How much is too much? Many packaged meals contain 10 percent to 40 percent. What does that percentage mean? What are the limits you suggest? -- S.W.

ANSWER: Most people use too much sodium (salt, sodium chloride). The upper limit on sodium isn’t my suggestion. It comes from a panel of experts, and often different panels come up with different limits. One group sets the upper daily limit at 2,400 mg of sodium. Another would like people to use less, somewhere in the range of 1,200 mg to 1,500 mg.

The 2,400 mg amount is equal to one teaspoon of salt. That doesn’t mean you’re allowed to fill up a teaspoon with salt and use that whole teaspoon on food throughout the day. It indicates total sodium intake. People get 77 percent of their total daily sodium from processed and restaurant foods, things like commercial soups, frozen foods and luncheon meats. Another 12 percent comes from the sodium found naturally in foods. Six percent comes from salt sprinkled at the table, and 5 percent from salt added during cooking. You can cut 11 percent of your sodium intake by eliminating the last two sources. For salt added during the processing of foods, you have to read labels.

The percentage of sodium listed on labels indicates the percent of the recommended daily sodium intake found in a serving of that food.

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