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Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Can do Center at 404 East 3rd St. will host a
dance February 10th. Max Brown will provide
the Entertainment for the evening.
Did Ya Know?... The
Tri-Statesmen Barbershop Quartets will be
singing Valentines on Friday and Saturday
February 13th and 14th. The cost is $25.00
with a portion of the proceedes donated to
Childrens Miracle Network. Call 358-5680 or
417-232-4337 for more information.
Books on Tape
We Dont Want to Hear
Cookbook as read by Theodore Kaczinsky
How To win Friends and
Influence People as read by Dennis Rodman
Desk Reference as read by Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Where the Wild Things
Are as read by Michael Jackson
Presumed Innocent as
read by OJ Simpson
Bridges of Madison
County as read by Howard Stern
Im Ok Youre
Ok as read by Rush Limbaugh
Fear and Loathing on the
Campaign Trail as read by Richard Nixon
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
That Mysterious Light
in the West.
Citizens of the south and west parts of
town have for some time past noticed in the western
heaven shortly before 10 oclock each evening a
bright shaft of light which seems to move in the arc of a
circle for a few seconds then disappear. The strange
light has caused much comment and many are the theories
as to the cause of it all.
The fact of the matter is that Josh
Baker and the electric headlight on the electric car
which reaches Carthage at 10 oclock is responsible
for the light. When the car rounds the curve at
Morgans Western Heights station the searchlight is
easily seen and it is this which caused the phenomena.
Nothing shows a prosperity wave quicker
than the hotel registers. A glance at the registers of
the various hotels of Carthage shows plainly that travel
is much heavier now than it has been for a long time.
The City Council will meet in
regular session tonight in City Hall at 7:30.
The agenda includes a
presentation by Andy Marmouget, CPA concerning
the annual audit of City books. City Clerk Lynn
Campbell is confident that the presentation will
show the City accounting is in order.
The Council is scheduled to
vote in second reading of a bill that would
establish a fee for disposing of computer
monitors at the recycling center. The company
that accepts the monitors from the City
originally was not charging the City for
disposing of the monitors. After the scrap price
fell late last year, a charge was imposed. The
ordinance establishes a fee of $7 to recover the
expense to the City.
The agenda also includes the
first reading of an ordinance authorizing the
Mayor to enter into an agreement with Blevins
Asphalt for the paving involved in the Ruby Jack
Trail Phase I project. The City is coordinating
the project funds provided by MoDot and Joplin
Trails Coalition. No City funds are being used or
committed to the endeavor.
Some learnin just never
I reached to reset the trip
meter on the dash of the car the other day, felt
a tinge of fear. I realized that I had my arm
stuck through the steering wheel.
Now with the new fangled power
steerin on vehicles of today, there is
little risk. But when I was learnin to
maneuver a tractor cross a plowed field,
the one thing that was stressed to me was ta
never reach through the wheel. Hit a furrow just
right and the steering wheel on that old John
Deere spins like a pinwheel.
Im wonderin how
many things we do without really bein aware
of xactly why we do em. Just cause we
were taught. I dont suppose theres
much to fear bout gettin a broken arm
while drivin down the interstate, but I
aint gonna chance it.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have heard
a lot about MRSA. Can you give me some more
information about it? What can we do to prevent
getting it? I am a student at San Jacinto High
School in California. -- J.R.
ANSWER: "MRSA" is
short for "methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus," a common bacterium
found all over and a common inhabitant of the
skin. "MRSA" is pronounced
In the early days of
penicillin, it could kill many germs, including
the staph germ. That germ is a wily creature. It
soon learned how to dodge the killing power of
penicillin. Clever scientists came up with a new
model of penicillin called methicillin. It was
effective against those resistant staph germs.
This happy situation came to an end when staph
learned to evade methicillin. These are the MRSA
MRSA can cause all kinds of
infections, the most common are skin and
soft-tissue infections. Soft tissues are the
tissues just below the skin. Outbreaks of MRSA
infections are common in high-school football
players and wrestlers because of the skin-to-skin
contact that occurs in those sports. Anyone,
athlete or not, can come down with this
Hand-washing is the best
defense. All skin wounds should be covered with a
bandage of sterile, dry gauze and inspected daily
for signs of infection. Athletes should launder
their playing clothes after each use and do not
store dirty clothes in lockers. Shower
immediately after a practice and do not share
towels, brushes or combs.
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