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Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...The
friends of the Carthage Public Library will have
their monthly used book sale on Saturday, Sept.
6th from 8 a.m. to noon at 510 S. Garrison.
Did Ya Know?... "Ice
Cream for Books" readers are invited to an
ice cream party on Sat. Sept. 6th at 1 p.m. at
the Carthage Public Library in the Community
room. Call Deb at 417-237-7040 for more
Did Ya Know?... The
first annual Falling Leaves Festival, Quilt &
Craft Show will be held Sept. 6th, 9 a.m. to 7
p.m. Located at 104 N Locust in Pierce City.
Featured will be antique quilts, handmade crafts
and lots more. Call 417-476-5844 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The
Public Works Committee meeting scheduled for this
afternoon has been cancelled.
Every time I come over to see
you, that cat is sitting in exactly the same
Yeah, hes a hole cat.
A hole cat?
Yeah, my brother burned a hole in the carpet and
hes trained the cat to sleep over the hole.
Im sorry if our hammering
disturbed you. We were hanging a picture.
Oh, thats alright. I just came over to ask
if it was all right if we hung a picture on the
other end of the nail.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
AMBROSE WENT HEAVEN
Fred Ambrose went to West
Mineral, Kan., to give a balloon ascension Monday at the
Labor Day Celebration. His contract called for one
ascension reaching to an elevation of 4,000 to 6,000
He says he surpassed the
conditions as to elevation in the afternoon, and then,
under a special agreement, made ascension again at night
and discharged fireworks as he went up. His night trip
skyward, he ways, reached an elevation of over 7,000
SUES COMPANY FOR
Chester Wheeler of this
city has filed suit in circuit court against the Carthage
Stone Co. for $4,000 damages, on account of injuries
which he alleges he received while working in the stone
quarry belonging to the defendant company.
His injuries were a broken
wrist and sprained ankles, resulting from his being
knocked off a beam by a piece of machinery and falling
about 20 feet.
Tom Short recently provided an update regarding
occupancy status of the former McCune-Brooks
Hospital building. The building has been
unoccupied since the completion of the new
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital building. A
verbal agreement between the City and Missouri
Southern State University, a potential occupant,
fell through in March of 2008. Since then, Jasper
County Highway Patrol has agreed to rent a
portion of the building for use as a crime lab
and evidence storage facility. Short said that
the legal description of the area to be used is
still not finalized, and a timeframe for
occupancy has not been established.
have been attempting to find other interested
parties to locate within the 85,000 square foot
structure. Short noted that the City has received
several inquiries, but none of the parties have
committed to using the building.
recently told members of City Council that the
City had received inquiries from the Missouri
Courts system regarding the potential rental of
space in the basement of City hall for the
storage of records.
Havent been out on the
water yet this summer. Usually by now Ive
at least paddled a canoe down stream a ways. Or
maybe rowed a ways in the old boat on the creek.
There was a few summers as a
kid when bein on the water was almost a
daily routine. Sail boats or water skiin.
Takin a dip in a farm pond. Doin a
I have a feelin that the
modern marvel of air conditionin has
influenced my behavior somewhat. The fact that
the last time I remember water skiin I
ached for the next week, also probly
factors in a mite.
Theres still some summer
left, so fore its over, its
likely Ill make it to some shore where I
can at least skip a flat rock or two.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
By Paul G. Donohue,
Common Childhood Infection.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I live in the far north, where deep snow stays
until late spring. This past winter my
16-month-old son came down with a rash. We were
snowed in and I couldnt get to the doctor,
but I talked with him on the phone. The doctor
said it was probably roseola, a herpes infection.
The baby was never very sick, but I wonder if
this roseola can cause future trouble. Can it?
Whats the herpes connection? -- A.S.
get the herpes issue out of the way right at the
start. The virus causing roseola is the herpes-6
virus, not the virus of genital infections --
herpes-2 -- or the virus of cold sores --
herpes-1. Its a common childhood infection.
By the third year of life, 2 years of age, 80
percent of infants have been infected with it.
A sudden rise of
temperature -- 103 F (39 C) or higher -- heralds
the onset of the illness. Even in the face of
this high temperature, most babies dont
look or act sick. The fever lasts three to five
days and then goes as quickly as it came. Within
12 to 24 hours of the fevers disappearance,
the baby breaks out in a rash that is light red
(rose-colored, the basis of the
"roseola" name) and appears on the
trunk. It spreads to the face, the upper arms and
the upper legs. In one to three days, the rash
children recover quickly. There are no future
consequences from the usual roseola infection.
No treatment is
given, because no treatment is needed. However,
children who have a defect in their immune system
benefit from antiviral therapy.
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