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Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey
basketball game Wednesday, January 21 at 7
p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Advance
tickets are $6 and at the door $8. Call
Did Ya Know?... DAV
& Auxiliary meets next Tuesday night Jan
20th at 7pm on the second floor of the
Did Ya Know?..."Private
Pesticide Applicator Training" will be
held in Carthage on Wednesday, January 28th
at the MU Extension office located in the
Courthouse beginning at 1 p.m.
Blessed are those who go around
in circles, for they shall be known as wheels.
Blessed is he who expects no
gratitude, for he shall not be disappointed.
Blessed is he who has reached
the point of no return and knows it for he shall
Boldly going forward because we
cannot find reverse.
Bureaucracy: a method for
transforming energy into solid waste.
Confidence is the feeling you
have before you understand the situation.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Fell 145 Feet.
Ben Dixon, a miner in the Perkins mine
tract, fell 145 feet to the bottom of the shaft and did
not break a bone. His hips and spine are seriously
injured by the shock and it is feared he has internal
injuries that will prove fatal. This is the fourth
accident he has had of this kind, once falling 200 feet,
another time 80 feet and again while in a Colorado silver
mine, went down an incline on an escaped car. The last
had the most serious results, as his skull was fractured
and his leg and collar bone broken.
Killed a Possum
Joe Hall, salesman at the Hatch
clothing store, last evening caught and killed a
possum in front of J.A. Mitchells residence
on south main street.
It is Roy, Erwin and Harry Doerner who
have the pretty little Shetland colt mentioned a day or
so ago. Their names were given wrong in the mention.
Last Day to File as Candidate.
As of yesterday afternoon there
were no Council positions being challenged. Of
the five seats open for the April 3 election,
four candidates had filed. They are all
incumbents wishing to serve another two year
term. Those filing are as follows:
Ward I, No filing yet (Scott
Giett incumbent); Ward 2, William Fortune; Ward
3, Diane Sharits; Ward 4, Bill Welch; Ward 5, Dan
Citizens of Carthage are
represented by ten council members. Two members
are elected from each of the Citys five
wards. One council member from each ward is
elected each year for a period of two years. This
gives each ward the opportunity to modify its
representation each election.
To file for the position of
Council member, a petition with twenty-five
signatures can be presented to the City Clerk, or
the candidate can simply pay a $25 filing fee.
Filings must be at City Hall by 5 p.m. today.
I always got a kick outa those
commercials that have the multi-use gadgets.
Slices, dices, peels and mashes type a gadgets.
I grew up around gadget uncles
and other family members. I personally always
like to have good tools, but usually tools that
did one job and did it really well.
It always seemed like the more
uses a gadget had, the less likely it would be to
do any one thing as well as it should.
The knife with a spoon and fork
on it for instance. Lookin at it,
youd think it was a great idea. The problem
is usually when Im usin a fork, I
need a knife ta cut with. Thats
somethin that ya cant do with that
particular gadget. So youve got to choose;
use the knife or use the fork. One of em is
gonna be useless.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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|To Your Good Health
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When my brother was
47, he died of a stroke caused by bleeding in his
brain. He was fine one minute, and the next he
was in a coma. An autopsy showed he had had an
aneurysm that ruptured. I have four other
brothers and three sisters. Should we all be
checked for an aneurysm? I am now 66. -- W.C.
ANSWER: An aneurysm is a weak
spot on an artery wall. It looks like a blister.
Aneurysms can develop on any artery, but they are
mostly found on the aorta and on brain arteries.
Ruptured brain aneurysms
account for 10 percent of strokes, and frequently
they occur in younger people, ones not thought to
be at risk of a stroke. The story is much like
your brothers. A person, apparently in good
health, complains of having the worst headache
ever. Then he might lapse into unconsciousness
briefly. He might have a seizure. The mortality
of a ruptured brain aneurysm is high, more than
First-degree relatives of a
person who had a brain aneurysm have an increased
risk of also having one, but the risk is
relatively small, about 1 percent to 4.7 percent.
A first-degree relative is a parent, brother,
sister or child. The best way to detect a brain
aneurysm is a special kind of scan called
magnetic resonance angiography. Its a
magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- scan with
dye injected into the arteries to outline any
aneurysm. Most authorities dont recommend
screening first-degree relatives, because their
risk is small and the procedure carries an
equally small danger.
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