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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center, at 706 Orchard is having
a new class on Citizenship and preparing for the
Citizenship Test. The class will be starting on
October 2, Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. and
Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. All classes are
free. Call 358-5926 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The
first committee meeting for Relay For Life 09,
sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be
held on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the First
Christian Church, 800 S. Main. Call 417-627-7506
for more info. Those interested in serving on the
committee are urged to attend.
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
An "economy luncheon"
menu begins with beef broth and ends with mince
pie, it definitely makes both ends meat.
How did you come to have such a
My brother left home ten years ago with the
"Now, honestly, what would
you do if you were in my shoes?
"Get a shine."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The local committee of
Missouri State Teachers association which gave a sale of
good things to eat last Saturday will repeat the sale
next Saturday afternoon at the Carpenter & Osborn
store. The sale will begin at 2 oclock. Bread,
cakes, veal loaf, salads and other good things will be on
Bought More Town
By deed filed today Albert
Gibson bought of G.C. ONeal, Burt Kuhn, Blanche
Kuhn and Edna Kuhn a house on two lots on the north side
of Sixth street east of Orchard street for $1,050.
E.L. Lawson, formerly of
Jasper and for some time a teacher near Avilla, now a
railway mail clerk with a run between Kansas City and
Willow Springs on the Memphis end of the Frisco railway,
was in town today greeting old friends.
Police Department on Saturday, September 27
stationed a sobriety checkpoint at the corner of
Central Ave. and Garrison Ave. from 10 p.m. until
Chief Greg Dagnan said during a recent interview
that the checkpoint went well. During the course
of the evening 659 cars were stopped at the
intersection. Of those 659 cars, the Carthage
Police Department with help from the Joplin
Police Department and the Jasper County
Sheriffs Department made 5 arrests for
DWIs, 1 arrest for driving with a revoked
license, 2 arrests for driving with a suspended
license, 1 warrant arrest, and also caught 1
suspect in a statutory rape case.
"I was very,
very pleased," said Dagnan.
The checkpoint was
funded by a Highway Safety Grant from the
Missouri Department of Transportation which was
awarded to the Joplin Police Department. The
grant allowed Joplins Department to
establish regional checkpoints and Carthage was
chosen as a location. In addition to funding the
checkpoint, the Joplin Department also provided
additional manpower for assistance at the busy
Theres nothing that spoils a magic trick
like knowin how its done. Some of the
most impressive tricks can be accomplished by
anyone, if ya know the secret.
Used ta amaze my friends by
takin a hat pin and carefully pushin
it into a fully inflated balloon. Then just ta
show that there wasnt anything fishy,
Id pull out the pin and pop the balloon
with it. The trick of the whole thing is ta put a
piece of Scotch tape on the balloon. When ya
stick the pin through the tape, it holds the hole
together and keeps the balloon from poppin.
The thing that makes tricks
work is figurin how to use their
expectations to direct attention elsewhere and
bring about an unexpected conclusion. Sometimes
the simplest things can escape even the watchful
eye of a skeptic.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Ill be going on a cruise this fall. Since I
am susceptible to motion sickness, is there
anything I can take, other than the pill
Marezine? I have heard the Transderm Scop patch
isnt recommended for older people.
ANSWER: A great
many people are affected by motion sickness. The
waves of nausea are triggered by a mismatch of
signals the brain receives from the eyes and from
the balance organs in the inner ear. They send
conflicting messages, and the brain cant
cope with those messages. You can minimize the
mismatch by doing a few simple things:
cabin in midship, near the waterline.
into the horizon. If you see a distant object,
fixate on it.
to the same class of motion-sickness medicines as
Marezine, but you might be able to tolerate it
better. Antivert is another drug of the same
class. Try them before you take the trip to see
if they upset you or make you groggy.
Transderm Scop --
the patch worn behind the ear -- has permitted
many people prone to seasickness to have a happy
cruise. The manufacturer says it should be used
with caution in the elderly because they are more
sensitive to its side effects, like dry mouth,
difficulty urinating, blurred vision,
disorientation and drowsiness. If your doctor
OKs the idea, this is something else you
could try before getting on board. If you feel
any of the side effects setting in, take the
patch off immediately.
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