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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Volume XVII,
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
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
Waiter: Oh, that was for
I see you have acute pyorrhea.
Im 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
The sheriff had a clue as to Gays
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.
REAPER COLT WINS RACE
IN ST. LOUIS.
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.
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
events begin at 6:00 p.m. with beverages and hors
doeuvres. 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.
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
Made it to a couple a small
town fall celebrations over the weekend. One
parade was about two blocks long.
I dont mind short
parades. Ya get to spend some time watchin
each entry and not always be lookin ahead
to see whats comin. Those
grandparents with the granddaughter in the
twirlin group sure didnt mind. To a
three year old it might as well have been the
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
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
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune Brooks Regional Hospital
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
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
My pulse continues to skip
beats. Is there anything else I need to do? --
ANSWER: Skipped beats are the
most common heartbeat abnormality. Everyone has
them from time to time. They arent
"skipped" beats; theyre premature
beats, ones that come before the normal scheduled
beat. People dont 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
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.
Thats a valid decision. Worrying about
premature beats can be a greater health threat
than the beats themselves.
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