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Tuesday, February 3, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 159

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... On February 7, Magic Moments will be hosting the 8th Annual Bowling Round Up benefiting people with special needs in the 4 States. The bowler that raises the most money for Magic Moments will win a 31.5" Flat Panel Television. Call 417-325-4490.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Boy Scout Troop 9 will be holding their annual Breakfast Extravaganza on February 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 am, and 11:00 - 1:00 pm. The event will be held in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 7th and Main. All you can eat for only $4.00 per person. Proceeds will benefit troops attending summer camps.

today's laugh

Things Mom Would Never Say

• "How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?"

• "Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too"

• "Let me smell that shirt -- Yeah, it’s good for another week"

• "Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I’ll be glad to feed and walk him every day"

• The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here."

• "Don’t bother wearing a jacket - the wind-chill is bound to improve"

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


Lamar Rape Suspects Acquitted.

The trial of William Kaderly and William Simpson, the two farmers who were charged with the rape of Mrs. Resh near Lamar sometime ago, came to an abrupt end yesterday morning just after 11 o’clock when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty without leaving their seats. After all the testimony for the state was in the attorneys for the defendants, offered a demurrer. The demurrer was sustained in each instance and the court instructed the jury to find the men not guilty, which they did. The verdict gave general satisfaction.

The Lamar Republican, with characteristic enterprise, immediately issued an extra edition, from which the above details are taken.

Look out for the oil wagon with the bells. They can sell oil as cheap as anyone.


Today's Feature

Annexation Election Today.

The question of whether or not Southwind Acres becomes a part of the City of Carthage will be answered today at the polling booth. The issue will need to win two-thirds of the votes cast to be approved.

The area, just south of Wal-Mart, (see map inside) is comprised of a few dozen homes that residents say should stay outside of City limits. They have rejected the invitation of the City to become a legal part of Carthage and voted last November a resounding no in that attempt to resolve the issue.

The City has held several open forums on the subject and have attempted to convince those living in the area that being a legal part of the City would be to their benefit. The main benefit presented was hooking up to the City water and waste water system. The acreage currently uses individual wells and septic tanks. The cost of the improvements would be borne by the residents.

Polling places are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Just Jake Talkin'


One a the latest topics to be revisited is the idea of lettin’ folks operate a business outa their home. Havin’ been one a those who originally worked from the kitchen table myself, I know the advantage of not openin’ a storefront. The problem that usually comes up when this discussion is initiated is where do ya draw the line?

A phone call to a Council member requestin’ information on openin’ a taxidermy outfit in the family garage rekindled the age old question of business vs. residential zonin’.

If cuttin’ up dead animals is a possibility, why not pig farmin’? (By the way, havin’ some farm animals are still legal in Carthage, as long as neighbors don’t raise a stink).

It’s the classic debate over individual vs. state rights. Always a worthy topic.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.’

Sponsored by McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A commercial I saw on TV had a grandparent and grandchild talking about peripheral artery disease. It got me wondering if I have it. I got the idea that many older people do. I am 78. What are its signs? -- K.M.

ANSWER: Peripheral artery disease, PAD, also called peripheral vascular disease is a common condition in older people, but not every senior citizen has it. Close to 15% of those over 70 do.

Here "peripheral" refers to the legs. "Artery disease" is artery clogging, the same process that goes on in heart arteries and culminates in a heart attack. High blood cholesterol, blood fats, blood protein and platelets aggregate on an artery wall, eventually blocking circulation to the tissues fed by that artery.

Blood doesn’t reach leg muscles in a sufficient amount to support those muscles when they’re active. The common sign of PAD is calf pain while walking. The pain leaves when the person stops walking. The pain indicates leg muscles aren’t getting enough blood.

A simple office test to detect PAD is to compare blood pressure taken at the ankles with blood pressure taken in the arms. The two readings should be close. With PAD, the ankle blood pressure is lower than arm pressure due to the obstruction to blood flow.

If the doctor does confirm a diagnosis of PAD, prescription medicines help blood get around artery blockages.

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