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Monday, January 5, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold an
eduction/support group meeting for family
members and caregivers of those with
Alzheimers Disease and related
disorders Jan. 4. from 2 to 3 p.m. in the
hospital community room. Topic: Ten Ways to
be a Healthier Caregiver. Call 359-1832 for
Did Ya Know?...
Carthage Public Librarys Wednesday
morning preschool story time will be back in
session on January 7th at 10:00.
The current tax code is harder
to understand than Bob Dylan reading Finnegans
Wake in a wind tunnel. - Dennis Miller
President Johnson was given a
long, flowery introduction before giving a speech
in Michigan. When the President arose to speak,
he said, "I wish my parents were here to
hear that introduction. My father would have
enjoyed it. And my mother would have believed
I think Im getting over
my insomnia. The other day my foot went to sleep.
On the drivers window of
my rental car was a sign that read, "This
vehicle is protected by a passive security
system." I didnt know what that meant,
until I touched the door and heard, "Aw,
cmon, go away. Pleeeease." - Robert A.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Benjamin Warren Builds
Benjamin Warren, a former
Carthage boy who is now a resident of Kansas City,
returned home this morning after a short visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Warren of West Walnut
street. Benjamin Warren now foreman for a big
construction company which makes a specialty of erecting
skyscraper business buildings. He has been advanced
rapidly in his work and is making great success of his
Mrs. J.W. Blakesley of
South Grant street has returned from a visit during the
Christmas Holidays with her husbands sister, Mrs.
H.R. Finke of Sedalia. Mr. Blakesley, who had a holiday
vacation from his duties as a traveling salesman, was
with his wife during her Sedalia stay.
Jerry N. Taylor has bought
of A. H. Boyder his brick residency property on the north
side of Central Avenue, east of Fulton Street. The price
paid was $3000.
The City Council
Public Services Committee is scheduled to meet
this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Parks Department
office in Municipal Park. The committee is slated
to continue its discussion regarding a proposal
to make all restaurants in Carthage smoke-free.
Timothy Teed originally initiated the proposal,
and during the previous meeting the committee
reviewed some of the general entailments. Teed
noted that he did not intend for the ordinance to
impact bars or other public places, only
agreed at that point to continue discussions in
the New Year, after gathering further information
about the ramifications of establishing a
smoke-free ordinance. Committee Chair Bill Welch
asked Teed to contact the owners of restaurants
that currently allow smoking to get their
opinions on the proposal.
months meeting the committee also discussed
the possibility of obtaining copies of similar
ordinances from other cities in order to review
the wording used, and allow time for public
input, before continuing its discussions.
With all the advances in technology, its a
bit startlin to see products that
dont endure continual improvements. It is
possible though, I suppose, that sometimes the
best or only way to make somethin work was
thought of right off the bat.
The old favorite, the mouse
trap, may be one of those things. You can put a
fancy label on it and call it new and improved,
but basically its still just a board with a
spring on it.
Nother thing thatd
be hard to improve is the spoon. Sure, you can
make it a soup spoon or a spoon with a long
handle, but its still just a little scoop.
The light bulb continues to be
adapted, but what a lotta folks dont
realize is that Edison already found 50,000 ways
it wouldnt work. Saved em all a lot
of time, I guess.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Carbon Monoxide Dangers
Q: I wanted to
write in hopes that you will remind readers how
dangerous portable generators are when not used
properly. Already this winter, three people in
New England have died due to carbon monoxide
poisoning because they were running unventilated
generators after last months ice storm.
Please remind people to be safe! -- Jack in
A: Many thanks for
the heads-up, Jack! Portable generators are just
one item that produces carbon monoxide. Other
appliances that can be a problem are home
furnaces and fireplaces -- basically, any device
that uses combustion to produce heat, because
that item also produces exhaust.
Even worse, carbon
monoxide (CO) is colorless and odorless, and CO
poisoning can happen very quickly. So how does
one prevent being overcome by CO?
The best defense
is a carbon monoxide detector with a battery
backup, placed near sleeping or living areas of
your home. This inexpensive item will detect
dangerous CO levels before they can affect a
homes residents. Like a smoke detector, it
should be tested monthly and the battery replaced
at least once a year.
The second best
defense is properly installed and vented
appliances that are maintained regularly.
Third, read the
instructions before using any combustion-based
appliance, like a heater or generator. Never use
charcoal grills indoors. Never run generators
indoors. Dont run the car in a closed
Finally, if the CO
detector goes off or you or others begin
experiencing the symptoms of initial CO poisoning
-- dizziness, headache, fatigue, nausea,
irregular breathing -- get everyone, including
pets, out of the house immediately and contact
HOME TIP: CO
poisoning can occur very quickly. If your
homes CO detector sounds the alarm or you
experience symptoms, dont take chances --
get everyone out of the house immediately and
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