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Tuesday, October 7, 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
Carthage V.F.W. Post 2590 will host the 7th
District Meeting on October 12, 2008. Dinner
at 12:30, Meetings to follow.
Did Ya Know?... The
Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show begins
Thursday, October 9 at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the Powers Museum, 1617 West Oak Street,
"That bull of yours
charged me and tossed me over the fence."
"Sorry, lady. Anything red
"Well, I cant say
exactly, but it feels as if there might be."
In school, they told me
practice makes perfect. Then they told me
nobodys perfect, so I stopped practicing. -
Jet lag is natures way of
making you look like your passport photo.
Asthma doesnt seem to
bother me any more unless Im around cigars
or dogs. The thing that would bother me most
would be a dog smoking a cigar. - Steve Allen
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
In Division No. 2.
The criminal docket having
been finished yesterday in this division and the equity
docket, which comes next not being set to begin until
tomorrow, there was nothing to do today but receive
papers desired to be filed. No cases were disposed of
Mothers of Carthage
Are your Children Thin,
Puny and Ailing?
Vinol will make your
children strong, robust and rosy or we return your money.
Is there a mother in Carthage who will ignore such a
generous offer as this? You risk not one cent. We pay for
all the Vinol your child takes if it does no good.
There are plenty of
children all around us who are think, puny, ailing and
tired all the time. Dont want to do this and
dont want to do that. Dont blame the
children; they have no strength, no blood, no vitality.
Vinol is just what your child needs. It is a delicious
cod liver oil preparation and children love it.
The City Council
Public Works committee will meet this afternoon
at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department
building, 623 E. 7th. Items on the agenda include
the discussion of bid openings for the demolition
of a structure at 1017 S. River Street and the
replacement of a storm water pump at Centennial
and Grand Ave. Items in their first reading
include the consideration of vacating 11th Street
from the alley east to Prospect Ave.
This will be the
first Public Works committee meeting since the
retirement of former Street Commissioner Tom
Headquarters Open in Carthage.
Due to unusually
high demand, Jasper County Republicans have
opened a satellite office in the county to
distribute Republican election materials. The new
office is in Suite 3 of the Professional Building
at 221 W. Fourth St. directly behind the Carthage
Post Office. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday. The phone number is 417-237-0803. This
office has a full line of campaign materials for
the November election including yard signs,
bumper stickers, buttons, T-shirts for John
McCain, Sarah Palin, and the Missouri statewide
Republican ticket including Kenny Hulshof for
Republican office is in Joplin at the Concorde
Plaza, 2639 E 32nd. St. in Suite 3 where the
phone is 417-782-7710. Over 1500 McCain/Palin
yard signs have been given out in less than two
weeks exhausting the current supply. More signs
are expected in by October 9. All other
candidates signs and many other
McCain/Palin materials are available including
the very popular "Read My LIPSTICK"
buttons and stickers.
There is probly not a more accurate classic
quotation than one from "Cool Hand
Luke." Most will know what it is without
being told. But for those youngsters that happen
ta be readin it is "What we have here
is a failure to communicate."
Nothin causes more
problems, litigation, and divorces than a failure
to understand whats really goin on.
Now the character in the movie
didnt mean that everone was gonna sit
down and discuss what was botherin em
of course. What he was sayin was folks just
werent payin attention to what he was
sayin. Ive heard its always a good
idea ta have the person youre talkin
to repeat what youve said just ta make sure
they understand. Course, theres
always time ta fix what there wasnt time ta
do right the first time.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Hiccups Are No
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I have a friend who has nonstop hiccups. He has
been under the care of several doctors, but no
one can help him. What causes hiccups? Is there a
cure? He has them so bad he refuses to go out in
public. -- C.M.
are the involuntary contractions of the diaphragm
muscle -- the horizontal muscle that separates
the chest from the abdomen. Its the
principal breathing muscle. What brings on the
contractions often isnt known, but
sometimes it is a hidden condition that irritates
the diaphragm or the vagus or phrenic nerves.
doesnt have ordinary hiccups, the kind that
last from minutes to hours and usually come from
a distended stomach or one filled with gas from
carbonated beverages. He has persistent,
intractable hiccups, ones that last for months,
even years. For his kind of hiccups, obscure
causes have to be investigated -- things like an
abscess beneath the diaphragm and things that
irritate the vagus or phrenic nerves. The search
is arduous and includes lab tests, X-rays and
Cures do exist for
prolonged hiccupping. Medicines can sometimes
stop them. Chlorpromazine, orally or infused into
a vein, is one of them, as is metoclopramide.
Seizure medicines also have had some success in
A number of
invasive techniques can be used when medicines
fail. The phrenic nerve -- the nerve that serves
the diaphragm -- can be blocked or crushed. An
implantable breathing pacemaker that controls the
diaphragm by sending nerve messages through the
phrenic nerve is another way to end intractable
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