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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society receives stray pets
on a daily basis, and urges animal owners to
have IDs on all pets, even indoor ones.
Without IDs the Society has no way of
returning pets to their families.
Did Ya Know?... The
Maple Leaf Gospel Sing, hosted by the
Carthage Ministerial Alliance, will be held
Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the
Carthage High School Auditorium.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Grief Support Group will meet
on October 14th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the
hospitals Felix E. Wright Family
Chapel. Discussion will be led by hospital
Chaplain, Galen Snodgrass. The meeting is
free and open to the public.
What if everything is an
illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I
definitely overpaid for my carpet. - Woody
Accountant: One who solves a
problem you didnt know you had in a way you
"Isnt the principal
"Say, do you know who I am?"
"Im the principals
"Oh. Do you know who I am?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Wanted Company in Jail.
Henry Grafford was fined
$100 for slandering a lady of this county, but preferred
to serve thirty days in jail instead of paying the fine.
When he reached the jail and saw the prisoners, among
whom is Joe Donnelly, who is under sentence of death, he
failed in courage, but finally engaged a friend at a
dollar per day and board to remain in jail with him for
Miss Jessie Onstott and
the Messrs. Ralph Corbin, J.W. Darnall and S. R. Brough,
of Joplin, were the guests Sunday evening of Mr. and Mrs.
E. Knell and were members of a very enjoyable wagonette
Mrs. Roberts of Joplin,
and Mrs. Stimpson of St. Paul, sisters of each other and
cousins of Dr. J.S. Wilson, were Carthage visitors today.
They have interests in the Belleville Mining Co.
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 public hearing for the
municipally-initiated annexation of Southwind
Acres. This is the third public hearing for the
proposed annexation, during which residents of
the area are allowed an opportunity direct
questions directly towards members of City
Council is also
scheduled to hear the first reading of ordinances
that would establish reservation fees at City
parks. The fees are to remain the same as what
they have been, but the ordinance would
officially set the rates. The price for
reservations is $25 for smaller shelters and $100
for larger shelters. Parks Director Alan Bull,
during the Public Services Committee meeting
where this item was forwarded to Council, noted
that the fees are not for rental of the
pavilions, but for reservations.
Council will also
hear a proclamation for National Feral Cat Day,
and will have refreshments furnished by the
teacher sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, showing the
sororitys appreciation to City officials.
Sometimes with all the activities goin on
durin the Maple Leaf festivities, its
easy ta overlook the little things that go on.
That may be because hardly anyone sees all the
little things that go into makin the
festival a success. The hours of plannin
and makin sure all the little details are
taken care of.
Everone out on the street
just expects a great parade with all the bands
and the floats and a horse or two. And
theres that least noticed but greatly
appreciated cleanin up process following
The problem most visitors have
durin the festival is they just dont
have time ta really see all that Carthage has ta
offer. That means theyve got ta come back
sometime durin the year and spend a little
more time if they want ta take it all in.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
A Headache That
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Recently I began having severe headaches. I
finally drove myself to the emergency room at a
nearby hospital and, after numerous tests and a
biopsy, the diagnosis was temporal arteritis.
prescribed prednisone. Since taking it, I do not
have the headaches. However, I am very weak and
have no energy. The doctors tell me I must keep
taking the prednisone or I could go blind. Will
you comment? -- K.Q.
arteritis is artery inflammation. Since the
temporal artery -- the one at the side of the
head (the temple) -- often is involved,
thats how the name came about. In addition
to the headache, the scalp often is tender.
Sometimes patients are anemic. Its cause is still
The urgency of
temporal arteritis is the fact that the artery
that brings blood to the eyes retina is
often inflamed too. Without prompt treatment, the
retina can lose its blood supply, and the person
is then blind. This happens to half of those who
get no treatment or whose treatment is delayed.
The diagnosis can
be made by taking a small portion of the temporal
artery for microscopic examination. One simple
lab test, the sedimentation rate, is high in
people with this condition, and it confirms the
suspicion that temporal arteritis is responsible
for the headache and other symptoms.
Prednisone is one
of the powerful cortisone drugs, the best
inflammation-fighting drugs we have. Its
unusual for your symptoms of weakness and lack of
energy to come from prednisone. It usually has
the opposite effects. Temporal arteritis,
however, can make a person listless and pooped
out. Give the medicine a chance to work.
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