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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
in the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand
Ave. on Thursday, October 30 from 11:30 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. For further information call
Caroline at 358-4663.
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?... In
recognition of National Diabetes Education
Week (Nov. 2-8) McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospital is offering a free glucose screen on
Tuesdays throughout November from 8 to 10
a.m. Screening will be held in the outpatient
laboratory inside the main entrance. Water
only for 8-12 hours prior to testing.
"Its a pleasure to
meet you," siad the father of a college
student, shaking hands warmly with the professor.
"My son took algebra from you last year, you
"Well," said the
professor, "he was exposed to it, but he did
not take it."
"And has your baby learned
to talk yet?"
"Oh my, yes. Were
teaching him to keep quiet now."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
B.L. Baldwin and wife of
Webb City were jailed today for disturbing the peace. Sim
Brown out of jail is like a fish out of water, and he
came back today for petit larceny at Joplin. Chas. Johns
broke jail in Joplin and was brought up here for safe
keeping. R.L. Curl, a Joplin miner, was booked for peace
disturbing. J.I. Yandle, an Oronogo miner, joined the
noisy majority yesterday for disturbing the peace. Guy
Strong, of Sarcoxie, was jailed Saturday on a charge of
A camel can go eight days
without drinking, but who wants to be a camel when they
can get such delicious sodas at Post Drug Cos
Sanitary Fountain. Everything in sight everything clean,
everything cold at a Twentieth Century Sanitary Fountain.
Post Drug Co.
Dr. Coe will be home
tonight from a medical association meeting in
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall.
scheduled to hear the first reading of two zoning
ordinances. One ordinance would authorize a
special use permit for operation of a Preschool
Center at 126 Wiggins. The other would rezoning
property at 600 S. Maple Street from District C,
Apartment District, to District E, General
Business zoning. Both of these items are brought
to Council via the Planning, Zoning and Historic
Council will also
hear the second reading of an ordinance
establishing fees for pavilion reservations in
the City Parks. During its first reading at the
previous Council meeting it was mentioned that
this ordinance would not raise rates for pavilion
reservations, but officially establishes them in
the City Code. An extra provision has been added
establishing a setup fee, which Parks Director
Alan Bull said would be implemented in situations
where extra tables are requested for parties.
The second reading
for financing of golf course maintenance
equipment through UMB Bank will also be heard.
Zonin issues are always tough. Those who
sit on the Planning, Zoning, and Historic
Preservation Commission have ta look at two sides
of the question face to face.
The first question I always ask
when observin this process is how would I
react if what ever is bein requested was
goin on next door to my house. Then I ask
what I could reasonably expect when I purchased
that particular location. That doesnt
always come up with a good answer, but at least I
get a good look at how the neighbors are
feelin. Change tends to spook most property
owners, but if they get a chance to see
whats really bein done, they are
usually willin to take a look.
Like I said, zoning issues are
tough, and they should be. If changin
zonin was easy, everone would be
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G.
Degeneration Can be Wet or Dry
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Everything I read or hear about macular
degeneration is always about dry macular
degeneration. I happen to have the wet kind, and
would like to know what its treatments are.
Ive heard that vitamins work. Thank you. --
ANSWER: In the
well-off countries of the world, macular
degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in
people over 50. There are two varieties, wet and
dry. The dry kind is the more common of the two,
accounting for 85 percent to 90 percent of all
macular degeneration cases. Both involve
deterioration of the macula, a small circle on
the retina, jam-packed with vision cells
necessary for high-resolution sight like reading,
watching TV, distinguishing faces and driving.
degeneration comes from a sudden proliferation of
fragile blood vessels blossoming in and around
the macula. Those vessels leak fluid and blood,
and disrupt that sensitive area of sight. Wet
macular degeneration often comes on quickly and
can progress rapidly.
You might have
heard of the vitamin-mineral mixture used for
slowing the progression of macular degeneration.
It consists of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene
and the minerals zinc and copper. It is much more
useful for dry macular degeneration. For wet
macular degeneration, eye doctors can inject the
eye with medicines that stop the generation and
growth of new, delicate blood vessels.
Photodynamic therapy is another method of
handling wet degeneration. Here, a drug that is
sensitive to light is injected into a blood
vessel. The drug localizes in the newly formed,
fragile, troublemaking macular vessels. A laser
is flashed on those vessels and they dry up.
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