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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... On Sept.
24th, the diabetes Support Group will meet at 4
p.m in the Relationship Center at McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital. Galen Snodgrass, MBRH Chaplain
will speak on "The Healing Power of Positive
Thinking: Diabetes Included." Call
417-359-2652 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... Ulmer
Funeral Home is sponsoring a "Surviving
Spouse" group, the first meeting will be on
Oct. 6th at 5 p.m. at the Ulmer Funeral Home
Community Room with a light dinner provided at no
charge. Call 417-358-2222 for more info and to
I got rid of that rear noise in
How did you do it?
I made her sit up front with me.
Do you know how to beat time?
Be a music teacher.
Sure, mum, Ive got three
degrees. One from Harvard, one from Princeton and
the third degree from the police.
How old is your grandfather?
I dont know, but we have had him a long
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Miss Leta Durby of South
Main street will leave this evening for Mexico, Mo.,
where she will enter for her second years work at
Col. W.H. Phelps expects
to leave tonight for Petoskey, Mich., to bring home his
family who have been spending the summer there.
The Junior L.T. L. will
meet at three oclock tomorrow afternoon with Mrs.
H.L. Shannon on South Maple Street.
Mrs. Robt. Blankenship has
returned for six weeks stay at Petoskey and other points
on the northern lakes.
S.F. Weddle, who has been
living at 308 Case street, has moved with his family to
Council will meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. The agenda
only contains three items including the second
reading of an ordinance adding a new section to
City code concerning payment of fees, taxes and
license charges under protest. Other items
include a budget amendment and a resolution
entering into agreement with the Carthage Soccer
Grand Marshall Announced.
Chamber of Commerce, along with the Maple Leaf
Festival planning committee, is pleased to
announce the selection of the 42nd Annual Maple
Leaf Parade Grand Marshall, Mrs. Marge Housh of
Grand Marshall for the parade is one of the
biggest challenges our planning committee faces
each year," said Amber Carrier, Director of
Members Services for the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce. "All the nominees are very
deserving of the honor. Narrowing it down to one
can be extremely difficult."
were asked to submit their Grand Marshall
candidates beginning in June. Acceptable
candidates must have resided in, or are current
residents of Carthage and have made a significant
and positive impact on the community and its
residents throughout their lifetime.
Marge Housh was
distinguished as the 2008 Woman of Distinction in
the Joplin Business Journal.
Marge retired from
Carthage Water & Electric after 16 years, and
went right back to work for Southwest Missouri
Bank as the customer service representative for
the senior lifestyles program.
for years in the Soroptimist Club and is now in
the Silver Haired Legislature.
Marge Housh has
served on the boards of the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce, the Salvation Army, the United Way and
St. Lukes Nursing Center. She is also a
member and treasurer for the First United
Methodist Church in Carthage.
pleasure to have Marge as our Grand Marshal this
year, "said Amber Carrier.
information, contact the Chamber at 358-2373.
So this mouse was runnin
along a muddy country dirt road one day and
slipped into a rut in the road. A rabbit friend
came hoppin by and the mouse pleaded for
the rabbit to help pull him out of the rut.
The rabbit thinks the mouse
needs to show a little initiative and get out on
his own and hops on down the road to town.
A little later the rabbit was
in the diner eatin a head a lettuce and
sees the mouse comin along the edge of the
The rabbit steps outside and
hollers, "Thought ya couldnt get out
of the rut."
"Had to," replied the
mouse, "a car was comin."
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Valve Not Always Serious.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Six years ago, I had a heart attack that resulted
in triple bypass surgery, and I had to have my
mitral valve replaced. Last year, my cardiologist
informed me that my new mitral valve and my
original aortic valve were leaking a little. He
told me not to worry about it. I do worry. If you
have a leak in your pipe in your home, you have
it fixed immediately. I would think that applies
to the body too. What do you think? -- M.G.
cant compare heart valves to leaky pipes.
Theyre quite different, and they behave
quite differently. Many people at older ages have
slightly leaky heart valves that dont
interfere with heart action in the least. If the
leaks were compromising your hearts
pumping, the doctor would have jumped right in
with a suggestion for immediate repair.
unlike a pipe, valve leaks can but dont
always get worse.
Your doctor will
check your heart regularly, and if the leaks are
increasing, he will tell you then. For now,
dont dwell on them.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I would like to know why you lose flesh with age,
but not bone, nor skin, nor fat. -- L.J.
lose muscle with age. The process is called
sarcopenia (SAHR-coe-PEA-knee-uh). Muscles
generate heat, and they serve as insulation.
Shivering is a response to a cold environment.
Shivering muscles give off heat.
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