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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 87

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Crisis Center will present a free furniture and appliance distribution on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the corner of Main and 2nd Street. Furniture donations will be accepted between 6 and 9:30 a.m. on November 8. For more information call 358-3533.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 will hold a Halloween Dance on October 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Post home. Music by Country Gold. Public Welcome, $4.00 at the door, $2.00 if in costume.

Did Ya Know?... The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show will continue through October 29 at Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak Street. Call 358-2667 for more information.

today's laugh

A traveling salesman sent in his card by the office-boy to the manager of a large concern, whose inner office was separated from the waiting room by a glass partition. When the boy handed his card to the manager the salesman saw him impatiently tear it in half and throw it in the wastebasket; the boy came out and told the caller that he could not see the boss. The salesman told the boy to go back and get his card; the boy brought out five cents, with the message that his card was torn up. Then the salesman took out another card and sent the boy back, saying; "Tell your boss I sell two cards for five cents." He got his interview.

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

Inviting Weather for Burglars.

This is the time of year when the open houses at night invite thefts and burglaries. It is unenjoyable to close up residence tight in such mild weather, but the household will have to be on the lookout when doors and windows are left open all night.

Stamps Must Be Cut.

Revenue Inspector P.J. Ostergard today received official notice from the Treasury department of the new ruling in regard to the cancellation of revenue stamps. All stamps of over ten cents value must be cut three times with a knife or other sharp instrument, so as to completely destroy it. The circular is signed by Lyman J. Gage and is intended to prevent further swindling by washing the cancellation marks out of the stamps of larger denominations. The ruling is already in effect.

Ducks are still flying and hunters bring in a few nearly every day.


Today's Feature

Parade Float Winners.

The 42nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival Parade was held on Saturday, October 18th. The following list contains the winners of this year’s float competition.

• Sweepstakes Award - Butterball

Sweepstakes is granted to the Most Outstanding unit of the parade. It must portray the theme, be attractive, show exceptional artistic value, and overall outstanding workmanship

• Artistic Achievement Award - KOAM

Artistic Achievement is based upon surpassing artistic value and creativity, both in the uniqueness of the idea and the materials used.

• Community Image (Adult) - 66 Drive-In (Cargill)

• Community Image (Youth) - Pleasant Valley

Community Image is presented to the best-decorated units entered by non-profit organizations that promote goodwill and community pride, such as and including civic clubs, churches, and educational organizations. Floats are judged on theme, creativity, attractiveness and workmanship.

• Special Recognition Award - Countryside Realty

Special Recognition is presented to the unit which the Judges feel merits extra recognition. This award may not be given to a winner of any other category. This criteria for this award lies solely with the Judges.

• Chamber’s Choice Award - McCune Brooks Regional Hospital

Chambers Choice is an honor selected by a Chamber appointed committee, which also determines this award’s criteria. Floats should promote the Carthage area and effectively portray the image of the festival.

Public Works Meeting.

The City Council Public Works Department will meet this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department Building. Items on the agenda include the discussion of a street vacation and the discussion of an administrative lot split in the Peachtree Subdivision.

Just Jake Talkin'

I haven’t heard any complaints about the Maple Leaf Festival. ‘Cept, of course, it was extremely difficult to get downtown in a vehicle. Parkin’ was at a premium and the crowd seemed exceptionally large.

Restaurants, motels, RV parks and downtown retailers seemed to have had a good day. The Square was busy up until nearly 5 p.m. after the parade.

‘Course the entire week leadin’ up to Saturday was busier than usual with folks comin’ in for reunions and the various activities associated with the festival.

It’s hard to gauge the positive financial impact of the Maple Leaf on the City, but it has to be substantial.

I’m reminded of Yogi’s sayin’, "Nobody ever goes there, it’s always too busy."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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

An Egg Is a Great Nutritional Bargain

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Are eggs harmful? I’ve been told not to eat more than two a week. I read, however, that eggs are good for us. -- M.D.

ANSWER: The daily cholesterol limit has been set at 300 mg. An egg has 212 mg of cholesterol, so a single egg just about polishes off the entire day’s cholesterol allotment.

However, the 300 mg limit was set in a time when it was believed that most blood cholesterol comes from foods high in cholesterol. That isn’t true. Most blood cholesterol comes from our liver’s production of it. Saturated fat and trans fat, not cholesterol, prod the liver into making cholesterol. Diet restrictions to lower cholesterol, therefore, should focus on those fats and not so much on cholesterol. Unless your doctor has you on a very stringent cholesterol-lowering diet, the rule on egg limitation can be relaxed.

A little while ago, a study compared those who ate one or two eggs a day with those who ate fewer than one a week. The egg-eaters were not more likely to die from heart disease than were the abstainers. The only exception was people with diabetes. Diabetics who ate eggs daily were a little bit more at risk of dying from heart disease than were the ones who seldom ate them.

Eggs are a nutritional bargain. One egg has 6 grams of protein and many of the B vitamins. It also has vitamins A and D. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in eggs. They are important for eye health. All of this, and eggs are cheap.

One egg a day is permissible for most people. If a person wants to eat two, that’s OK. Just skip the next day’s egg.

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