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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 253
Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital is holding a Mens Health Week
June 15-18, from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM. PSA blood tests will
only be $10. Its being held in the Out-Patient Lab
inside main entrance. For more information, call
Did Ya Know?... On Wednesday,
June 17th, Freeman Hospital will be having a Stroke
Support Group in the Freeman Neosho North Conf. Room from
3:00 - 4:00 PM. The seminar is called "Lets
Talk About Changes Following a Stroke." For more
information call 417-347-1234.
Can I play
A doctor has come to see one of his
patients in a hospital. The patient has had major surgery
to both of his hands.
"Doctor," says the man
excitedly and dramatically holds up his heavily bandaged
hands. "Will I be able to play the piano when these
bandages come off?"
"I dont see why not,"
replies the doctor.
"Thats funny," says the
man. "I wasnt able to play it before."
-Clearly stated instructions will
consistently produce multiple interpretations.
-By the time you have the right
answers, no one is asking you questions.
-A theory is better than its
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
George Whitsetts company, which
is now awaiting orders to go to rendezvous with the Fifth
Regiment of which it is to be a part, may leave for St.
Louis Saturday evening, as the city papers say such is
the expectation of the regiment, but the company has not
received its marching orders.
The boys take their meals in true
soldier fashion in a vacant building on East Fourth
street. They sleep in the Kilgore building on Grant
street. Sixty-four of them reposed there last night, and
they were stowed in about as close as they could
comfortably lie. Night before last they were inclined to
be boisterous, but last night they were all tired and
there were no disturbers.
Since the Light Guard has left, the
company is drilling at the armory. The boys are learning
rapidly and are anxious for the call to come for their
regiment to go to St. Louis.
The Square Was Alive.
The weather held to
near perfect conditions for the 8th
Annual Carthage Acoustic Music Festival
last Saturday. Several dozen musicians
took advantage of the morning open stage
as a crowd grew to the beginning of the
booked band segment of the day at one
oclock and ran until ten.
The loosely formed
group that jams every Saturday evening at
Red Oak II made those in attendance aware
of the weekly sessions open to any level
An impromptu jam
session developed after the pre-festival
concert. The Triple L Irish Pub opened
its stage to several musicians that
produced performances from bluegrass to
traditional country and old rock and
works by several of their member artists
and had art projects for children
attending the festival.
The Festival is
sponsored by artCentral with funding
assistance from the Helen S. Boylan
Foundation. Other considerations are
provided by the City of Carthage, the
Jasper County Commission, and Mornin
Mail. It is produced in cooperation
with the Carthage Convention and Visitors
Nothin like a big goose egg from
bangin your head on the bottom of a table
youve been under. Whack!
I hear that the thing to do is
to apply all the pressure you can to the knot
before it really starts swellin. It may
work, but what I really hear is the
screamin from the victim bein helped
in this way.
I grew up with a gentler
remedy. Put some ice on it. I dont figure
anything makes a lot a difference. After a day or
two the size gets smaller and starts feelin
better till ya happen to bump it again.
"Feels better when it
stops hurtin," my old baseball coach used ta
say. Real funny guy.
At least if ya get a shiner you
can make up a good story bout the other
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin'
To Your Good Health
Bring on Vertigo
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had
vertigo for one month. I can function with it as
long as I am sitting up straight. When I lie
down, I get dizzy. The doctor says that this has
to run its course. Is there a diet I can follow?
I am a completely healthy 53-year-old woman with
no other ailments. Do you have any thoughts? --
ANSWER: Your brand of vertigo
strongly suggests benign positional vertigo,
dizziness that comes on with head motion. Looking
up or down, moving the head from side to side,
lying down or getting up brings on a sensation of
A series of head movements
sometimes can put an end to the dizziness. The
movements are the Epley maneuvers. Sit on the
side of a bed -- preferably a twin bed, since
your head has to extend past the opposite side of
the bed when you lie down. Turn your head a
45-degree angle to the side that brings on
dizziness. Keeping the head in that position, lie
down and let the head bend downward about 20
degrees over the edge of the bed. Then turn the
90 degrees to the opposite side and hold there
for 30 seconds. Roll over onto that side while
turning the head another 90 degrees, so you face
the floor, and stay there for 30 seconds. Then
get back into the upright sitting position with
the neck bent slightly downward for another 30
seconds. If the dizziness persists, you can
repeat the procedure as needed.
I admit this is a little
complicated, and if you find it too involved,
have the family doctor or an ear, nose and throat
doctor put you through the exercises. What these
movements do is shift tiny crystals from one part
of the inner ear, where they shouldnt be,
back to the part where they belong.
Benign positional vertigo is
only one kind of vertigo. Epley maneuvers
dont do a thing for other causes, like
viral infections or Menieres disease. For
viral-caused dizziness, medicines like Antivert,
Dramamine or Transderm Scop (the patch worn to
prevent seasickness) can make dizziness less
severe. A low-salt diet is helpful for
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