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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
November is Adopt -A-Senior-Pet month at the
Carthage Humane Society, approximately 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.
Did Ya Know?... A
Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held
on November 19th at 4:00 p.m. in the
McCune-Brooks Community Room. Topic will be
"Cold or Flu: What do you do?"
Guest speakers will be McCune-Brooks Home
Health Nurses. For more information call
Did Ya Know?... A
Memorial Benefit for Don Briggs will be held
Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the
V.F.W. Post 2590, Carthage. Chili feed ($5
donation), live entertainment, silent
auction, raffle. Poker run to begin at 11:00
a.m. All proceeds to surviving spouse. For
more information call 358-1657.
"I have always
maintained," declared Charles, "that no
two people on earth think alike."
"Youll change your mind," said
his fiancée, "when you look over our
Mother: "Why did you put a
mudturtle in your sisters bed?"
Timmy: "Because I couldnt find any
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
And Now Hes
A man who refused to pay a
bill of $1 was sued in a local justice court the other
day and the creditor got judgement. It cost the man $6.50
to square his account.
Mrs. E.M. Bungner has
moved here from Joplin and joined her husband who has for
some time been superintending the "Big Indian."
Hugh Haynes was out from
Carthage Tuesday making preparations to install his
Whats the matter
with the man who goes to a tailor and planks down $25 for
the same kind of suit - same style, same fit, same
material, same everything? Is he too stuck up to wear
ready-to-put-on, or hasnt he heard of our good
clothing? Owens, Blankenship & Blake, One Priced
On November 22 at
10:00 a.m. the Carthage Veterans Alliance,
the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars
and the Disabled American Veterans will hold a
U.S. flag retirement ceremony at the Carthage
V.F.W. Post Home.
This is an open
ceremony and the public is invited to attend.
Citizens in possession of flags that need
retirement are encouraged to drop them off at the
V.F.W. or bring it to the ceremony. The V.F.W.
Post Home is located west of Carthage at the
Southeast Corner of Hwys. 96 and 71.
The City Council
Public Works Committee will meet this evening at
5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department
building, 623 E. 7th Street. There are several
items of new business on the agenda including the
discussion of an administrative lot split in the
2500 block of south Clinton and another lot split
of property at the intersection of Airport and
The committee is
also scheduled to discuss the bid openings for
the Centennial to 13th Street Drainage
Improvements projects second phase.
The old sayin is ya
always find somethin the last place ya
look. Unfortunately, thats not always the
Seems like I always find what
Im lookin for after I bought a
similar item for more money somewhere else.
Its hard ta know when ta
stop lookin most of the time. Those shoes
you fretted over for an hour before ya finally
put em on and walk out of the store are
displayed in the next shop ya walk by, at half
That vehicle ya thought was so
unique is suddenly the most popular vehicle in
the county. Most of em are even the same
color as yours. If youd only looked one
more place. Course most of us learn to live
with our "bargains." At least until the
next fashion is released.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Better Grafts Than Veins
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I had a triple coronary artery bypass in 1998.
The vessel used for the grafts was taken from my
tells me that the leg vessel graft needs
replacement in eight years. It is not as good as
grafts taken from arteries in the arm or the
chest wall. I feel fine. It has been 10 years
since my operation. Am I living on borrowed time?
Why isnt the leg vessel as good as the
others? -- W.P.
ANSWER: Hold on a
minute. Predictions about the longevity of grafts
for clogged arteries are hazardous. The source of
the graft is not the sole factor in its life
span. The general health of the person getting
the graft is most important. Diabetes, for
example, has a negative effect on all blood
vessels, including grafts. If graft recipients
make major changes in how they live -- watch
their weight, keep their cholesterol low, get
exercise, pay attention to blood pressure and
dont smoke -- then their grafts are bound
to stay healthy for a long time.
The leg vessel you
speak of is a long and large leg vein. Veins are
not the same as arteries. Arteries have to stand
up to pressure that is much higher than it is in
veins, so arteries are tougher. At five years, 75
percent of vein grafts are functioning well, and
at 15 years, 50 percent are still in good shape.
Some last much longer.
wall" graft isnt from the chest wall.
These grafts come from arteries within in the
chest. Most of these grafts stay open for 20 or
surgeons use an arm artery as the source of their
grafts. These grafts are better than vein grafts.
Theyre arteries. They have a life span
between that of a vein graft and that of the
inner chest artery graft.
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