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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... Come
hungry to the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center ALL YOU
CAN EAT BREAKFAST on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 404
E. 3rd St. in Carthage from 7 to 10 a.m. Adults
$4.00 and Kids 12 and under $3.00. Call in
advance for carry outs 417-358-4741.
Did Ya Know?...On Sept.
20th, Festival of Friends will be held at
Carthage Central Park from 3 to 7 p.m. In case of
rain it will be held at First Baptist Church.
Live entertainment, childrens activities
and food. Free admission to the public.
Did Ya Know?...On
September 16th and 23rd, a Grief Support Group
will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. in McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospitals Felix E. Wright Family
Chapel. Call 417-359-2636 for more info.
Will you have pie, sir?
Is it customary?
No, its apple.
What a small room you have, why
dont you get a suite?
The doctor told me to stay away
Did you ever do any public
Well, I proposed to a girl in
the country over a party line.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ARE PRISONERS WELL
The Joplin Globe yesterday had a
communication from a county prisoner, past or present,
severely criticizing the food furnished the inmates of
the jail. Seeking a vindication, Sheriff Rich today had
the county court inspect the food at the afternoon
Judge Hickman, Ristine and Adkins with
Judge Schooler of the last court, and a paper reporter
were at the jail at 2:30 p.m. In came the trusties with a
bushel of light bread in the half loaf, a dish pan of
boiled beef, and a caldrons of boiled potatoes, boiled
beans, cream gravy and coffee.
Judge Adkins stirred up the beef,
forked it over with the air of connoisseur; and remarked:
"That bull necks tough, too tough for 35 cents
Judges Hickman and Ristine eyed the
victuals, went into the bull ring which they found pretty
warm, and asked to be excused a minute later.
"Weve seen your grub and find it
alright," they said, "but its a little
too hot in here for a man who is no compelled to
With all excepting the beef, Adkins was
satisfied, and the other judges jollied in good nature,
but seemed to be satisfied with the bill of fare.
"You dont expect them to get
tenderloin, do you?" suggested County Agent
McCawley, who happed in later.
"No, but that meat isnt any
too good for what the county is paying Mr. Rich. At 35
cents for two meals per day the prisoners ought to get
better meat than that."
Information received from the
Powers Museum notes that preparations are being
made for the annual Maple Leaf Quilt Show which
is held in the museum by the Four Corners Quilt
Guild. Participants are encouraged to enter
contemporary or antique quilts in the show, and
assistance is requested for hanging the quilts on
The show will be held during
the Maple Leaf Festival, October 13-18 from 9:30
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and October 19 from 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Quilts must be turned in for display
by October 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry forms are available at
the museum, 1617 W. Oak Street. Hours of
operation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Forms are
also available at the Chamber of Commerce, 402 S.
Garrison, and on the Chambers website at www.carthagechamber.com
The City Council Public Works
Committee is scheduled to meet this afternoon at
5:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department
Building, 623 E. 7th Street. There are no items
of old or new business on the agenda.
There are some things that our
ancestors just didnt have to deal with.
Like havin to live with
one knife short of a full set cause it got
stuffed in the sink disposal. Nothin more
aggravatin than a knife with the tip chewed
up. Specially when youre eatin peas
Course those same
ancestors never had ta worry bout the
electricity goin off in the middle of their
favorite TV show. Like they say, its a good
thing Edison developed the lightbulb, or
wed have ta watch TV in the dark.
They also never had ta worry
bout runnin outa gas. From what my
granddad told me, the biggest problem was horse
drawn carriages was the opposite, too much gas.
He said a little perfume in the oats didnt
help that much.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Wake Child Who Is Sleepwalking.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please
discuss sleepwalking in children. -- Anon.
ANSWER: Its surprising to
learn that 15 percent of children sleepwalk at
some time. It happens mostly between the ages of
5 and 12, with the peak years being those between
4 and 8. During a sleepwalk, the childs
eyes are open, and he or she is unresponsive,
with a blank look on his or her face. On average,
a typical sleepwalker experiences an occurrence
two or three times a month. Frequently, a
relative on either the mother or fathers
side will have been a sleepwalker.
Sleepwalking occurs one to
three hours after falling asleep, during the
phase of deep sleep, when brain-wave activity is
at its lowest.
Almost never is sleepwalking a
sign of physical or psychological abnormalities.
Medicines are not routinely used to correct it.
Provisions for the childs safety are
needed. A ground-floor bedroom is best for a
sleepwalker, if that is possible. Latches should
be put on the outside of windows and the bedroom
door. Dont wake the child during an
episode. Gently guide him or her back to bed.
Most children outgrow this by adolescence.
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