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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 57

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Area United Way will kickoff their 2008/2009 Campaign Thursday, Sept. 11th. Nate Dally, Volunteer Campaign Chairman will announce the goal and introduce the volunteer cabinet at the noon luncheon to be held at Broadview Country Club in Carthage. Contact the Carthage Area United Way office at 417-358-2948 to volunteer in the campaign and/or attend the luncheon meetings.

Did Ya Know?...BBQ and Bluegrass at Carthage Municipal Park on Sat. Sept. 13th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the fairground area to benefit Pistol Baugh. $7 will give you a delicious meal and entertainment for a good cause.

today's laugh

Did the rain freshen things up?

My wife said the rain was too fresh. She no more than stepped out of the house when the rain started patting her on the back.

Customer: You served me twice as much yesterday.

Waiter: Where were you sitting?

Customer: Over there by the window.

Waiter: Oh, that was for advertising.

I see you have acute pyorrhea.

I’m glad you like it.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Sheriff Barney Parker and his deputies have not been able to find a trace of Samuel Gay, the slayer of Cleo Kohler who fled after having stabbed Kohler last Saturday noon. As the time continues to pass on, all hopes of the surrender of Samuel Gay become fainter and it is now thought probably that Gay may never be captured.

The sheriff had a clue as to Gay’s course Saturday afternoon, but did not follow it up quickly enough to keep in touch with the movements of the fugitive, who no seems to have fooled the officers.



A colt named "Baron Reaper," sired by "Early Reaper" and belonging to Gov. Coleman of St. Louis, won in a race fat St. Louis yesterday. The colt is a three-year-old and was green to the racing game.


Today's Feature

Midwest Gathering of the Artists.

The 31st Annual Midwest Gathering of the Artists show and auction will be held Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14 in Carthage Memorial Hall, 417 S. Garrison Ave. The event is sponsored by Kendrick Place.

Friday’s events begin at 6:00 p.m. with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. An award ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. and an art auction at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.

On Saturday and Sunday the art show and sale will be held. On Saturday the hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on these days, and participants are encouraged to attend and meet the artists.

Participating artists include Andy Thomas, April Davis, Bill Snow, Billy Kirk, Bob Tommey, Bobby Hunt, Bob Duffie, Cal Sechrest, Dan McWilliams, Debbie Reed, Don Goin, Doug Hall, Doug Prine, Garnet Buster, Gail McArgel, Jack Sours, Ken Southwick, Kyle Carroll, Laura Reilly, Larry Case, Lowell Davis, Martha Spurlock, Martiena R. Richter, Raymond Popp, Richard Thompson, Robin Putnam, John Fitzgibbon, Roy Lee Ward, Steven Napper, Theresa Rankin, Todd A. Williams and Tricia Courtney.

Just Jake Talkin'


Made it to a couple a small town fall celebrations over the weekend. One parade was about two blocks long.

I don’t mind short parades. Ya get to spend some time watchin’ each entry and not always be lookin’ ahead to see what’s comin’. Those grandparents with the granddaughter in the twirlin’ group sure didn’t mind. To a three year old it might as well have been the Rose Bowl.

At first I felt a little sorry for the lone horse entry, but the only horse gets plenty of attention too. They still put it at the end of the parade, But I think it made it without incident.

One a the good things ‘bout the small celebrations is the food served up. Reputation for good cookin’ always gets precedent over makin’ a big profit.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

McCune Brooks Regional Hospital

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Skipped Heartbeat Not Usually Dangerous.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 49, female and in good health. I do not take any medications. Several months ago, I developed an arrhythmia. My pulse would skip anywhere from once every four or five beats to once every 20 beats. I had no other symptoms.

A series of tests -- including an EKG, an echocardiogram and a stress test -- was all normal. My doctor informed me that this was not a concern, since we ruled out heart disease.

My pulse continues to skip beats. Is there anything else I need to do? -- A.P.

ANSWER: Skipped beats are the most common heartbeat abnormality. Everyone has them from time to time. They aren’t "skipped" beats; they’re premature beats, ones that come before the normal scheduled beat. People don’t feel the premature beat. But after it, there is a delay until the next normal heartbeat occurs. During that delay, the heart fills with more blood than usual. When the normal beat arrives, the heart pumps out that extra blood, and the person feels it as a thud in the chest.

So long as premature beats are not associated with any abnormal heart condition, they can be dismissed as not indicating current or future trouble. You have had a thorough heart exam. All your tests were normal. Your doctor feels that any more tests would be unnecessary. That’s a valid decision. Worrying about premature beats can be a greater health threat than the beats themselves.

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