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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society will hold a taco
salad & silent auction night on Monday,
November 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the
Southwest Missouri Bank, 2417 S. Grand. Use
NW entrance. Adults $5.00, Children 10 and
under $3.00 All proceeds go to the Carthage
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd, will hold
a Senior Dance on November 25 from 7 to 10
p.m. Music by Max Brown.
Did Ya Know?... The
City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center
and Composting Lot will be closed Thursday,
November 27 and Friday, November 28 in
observance of Thanksgiving.
We stuffed our Thanksgiving
turkey with diced cardboard. We got the recipe
from an airline chef.
Arent you ashamed of
yourself? Youve bene learning for three
years and you can only count up to ten. What will
you do in life if you go on like that?
I could be a referee at boxing matches.
A lot of nice fat turkeys would
strut less if they could see into the future.
"I live by my wits."
"I thought you looked hungry."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Tickets Selling Fast.
The advance sale for the
"Burgomaster" which comes to the Grand on
Thursday night, began yesterday and tickets have been
going at a lively rate. This is unquestionably one of the
finest theatrical attractions to be seen in Carthage this
season. This merry musical satire glories in the
achievement of there never being a dull moment; the music
is fluent, graceful, and melodic kind that invites encore
after encore, and the humor is of that bright, clear cut
American crispness that is positively one continuous
round of laughter and applause.
Donated to the College
Milson Stewart, of
Titusville, Pa., a friend of J.H. Irwin, has sent Mr.
Irwin a check for $50 to be applied to the college
improvement fund. Joplin friends of the college have also
sent up $25 for this fund.
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the
agenda include a resolution calling for an
election on the annexation of property known as
This item was
defeated in its original vote during the November
general election. In the first election the
approval of the annexation would have required
50% of Carthage voters and 50% of the Southwind
Acres voters. It received only one vote of
approval from Southwind Acres residents and 60%
approval by Carthage voters.
By state statute
the question must be put on another ballot in
February and passed by a two-thirds majority, or
67% of the combined voters of the City and
Council is also
scheduled to hear the second reading of an
ordinance that would allow the sale of Fireworks
within the City limits. This item is also tied to
the annexation, as one vendor within the
Southwind Acres had requested of Council that
fireworks sales be legalized in City limits, so
that the business could continue if the property
The problem with makin decision is the fact
that ya just never have all of the facts.
Its like sittin
round the kitchen table tryin to figure if
there is enough in the cookie jar to go to a
movie this weekend. Ya figure out what it will
cost, add about twenty percent, then start
figurin what youll have ta give up
later in the month.
One option is ta wait until it
comes out as a rental. Wait long enough and it
could cost ya a buck or so. Then, of course, one
option that is the least favorable is the do
nothin option. Maybe, heaven forbid, ya
just cant afford it at this time.
The only thing certain is that
the very best decisions are merely calculated
risks that happen to work out pretty close to the
way you hoped they would.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Is Emotional Seesaw
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
How serious is bipolar disorder? Can you control
it yourself? Is the brain lacking some element?
ANSWER: Bipolar is
a disorder in which people experience spells of
deep depression alternating with spells of great
energy and unbridled enthusiasm. Its an
emotional teeter-totter. In the high-energy
phase, people feel invincible, are constantly on
the go, can do with little sleep, have grandiose
and unreasonable plans and are overly sociable.
They become impulsive and make hasty and poor
decisions. Sometimes they hallucinate, seeing
things not present and hearing things not spoken.
In the depressed phase, the opposite holds.
People become reclusive, feel that all is
hopeless, dont want to get out of bed and
are reluctant to interact with others. Those
extremes are the two poles of bipolar disorder.
Yes, it is a
serious illness. It can disrupt a persons
Brain chemistry is
involved, but the exact mechanisms are not
completely understood. Genes have a major role
too. Bipolar disorder runs in families.
control these mood swings by themselves. They
will have times when the extremes of the two
poles are not present but, predictably, the highs
and lows return.
Medicines are most
helpful in restoring stability to peoples
lives. Lithium is a medicine with proven good
results. There are others.
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