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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
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
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
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Inviting Weather for
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
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.
The 42nd Annual
Maple Leaf Festival Parade was held on Saturday,
October 18th. The following list contains the
winners of this years float competition.
Award - Butterball
granted to the Most Outstanding unit of the
parade. It must portray the theme, be attractive,
show exceptional artistic value, and overall
Achievement Award - KOAM
Achievement is based upon surpassing artistic
value and creativity, both in the uniqueness of
the idea and the materials used.
Image (Adult) - 66 Drive-In (Cargill)
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.
Recognition Award - Countryside Realty
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.
Chambers Choice Award - McCune Brooks
Chambers Choice is
an honor selected by a Chamber appointed
committee, which also determines this
awards criteria. Floats should promote the
Carthage area and effectively portray the image
of the festival.
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
I havent 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.
Its hard to gauge the
positive financial impact of the Maple Leaf on
the City, but it has to be substantial.
Im reminded of
Yogis sayin, "Nobody ever goes
there, its always too busy."
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G.
An Egg Is a
Great Nutritional Bargain
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Are eggs harmful? Ive 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 days
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 isnt true. Most blood
cholesterol comes from our livers
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, thats OK. Just skip the next
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