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Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 174

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Can do Center. at 404 East 3rd Street will hold a Sr. Dance February 24th. The Frosty Mountain Boys will be playing.

Did Ya Know?... Wednesday, February 25th Dr. Lydia Keisler will be speaking about the effect of stress and how diabetes and heart disease are related. The event will be held at the McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital community room, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

today's laugh

The only problem with golf is that the slow people are always in front of you and the fast people always end up behind you.

Joe decides to take his boss Phil to play 9 holes on their lunch. While both men are playing excellent they are often held up by two women in front of them moving at a very slow pace. Joe offers to talk to the women and see if they can speed it up a bit. He gets about half of the way there stops and jogs back.

His boss asks what the problem is. "Well one of those women is my wife and the other my mistress," complained Joe. Phil just shook his head at Joe and started toward the women determined to finish his round of golf. Preparing to ask the ladies to speed up their game, he too stopped short and turned around.

Joe asked "what’s wrong?" It’s a small, small world Joe, and you’re fired".

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


An Example of How They Spread on Slight Foundation.

Rumor had it widely circulated about the streets late yesterday afternoon that two Carthage boys in camp at Chickamauga, one in Co. A and one in Co. G, had died during the day. The name of the Co. G man was reported to be Chas. Hathcock.

Young Hathcock and his father joined Capt. Whitsett’s company and his brother went with the Light Guard boys.

A reporter called at the Hathcock home on Bois d’Arc street this morning and Mrs. Hathcock said she had received no telegram announcing either death or accident to her boys. "But," she concluded, "that report probably started form the fact that I received a letter on Tuesday from Mr. Hathcock saying that Charley was looking real bad and was not at all well."


Today's Feature

City Considers More Roadway.

The Carthage City Council is scheduled to meet this evening in City Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The agenda includes the first reading of a Council bill that would allow the mayor to enter into a contract between the City and the State to relinquish a portion of Garrison Avenue that currently belongs to the State. The agreement would turn over approximately 260 feet of Garrison Avenue just south of the intersection at Fairview to the City. This will allow the City to service the interchange and the traffic lights at the intersection without getting approval from the State. The State currently maintains Garrison from Fairview south.

The agenda also includes an ordinance that would modify the way the City collects fees for the Farmers Market on the Square. For some time the practice has been for an administrator or organization to pay a $25 fee for all participants. The ordinance proposed would have each participant individually pay the City a $10 administration fee for the privilege of selling goods from the public street on arranged days.

Just Jake Talkin'


I had one a those moments that make ya stop in your tracks. A recent high school graduate told me he used ta pick up the Mornin’ Mail when he was a kid. At first I thought he was jokin’, but then realized he wasn’t kiddin’.

It struck me that we are now reachin’ a second generation of readers. We now have another audience to add to the Still Kickin’ folks and the baby boomers - "generation X" I guess. I was never made aware of what exactly the "X" stands for. I suppose with this newly realized audience, I need ta be more "hip" or whatever. I doubt there’s much danger of any great changes in the Mail however. Only mission of this paper has always been to document local happenin’s, amuse and inform. It appears we have now jumped at least one "generation gap."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.’

Sponsored by McCune Brooks Regional Hospital To Your Good Health

Cinching Up Heartburn

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband wears his belt so tight that it leaves a deep mark on his skin. He has constant heartburn, for which he takes Tums by the handful. I tell him to loosen his belt and he won’t have so much heartburn. He says his pants fall down when he does. He has a big stomach. Do you think the belt has anything to do with his heartburn? He also has a hernia. How about that? -- C.N.

ANSWER: Anything that constricts the stomach can encourage the upward spurt of stomach acid into the esophagus, where it causes heartburn. Your husband should at least try belt-loosening as a possible solution. If his pants are falling down, buy him suspenders.

The tight belt isn’t likely to have any influence on his hernia.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What causes bags under the eyes? -- L.B.

ANSWER: In younger years, tough fiber strands under the eyes form a grill that keeps fat from bulging forward. In older years, those strands give way and fat protrudes to make undereye bulges -- bags.

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