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Tuesday, March 10, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune Brooks Regional Hospital Grief Support
Group will meet March 10th, 1:00- 1:30. The
meeting is free and open to the public. Call
417-359-AMEN for more details.
Did Ya Know?... The
Precious Moments Supporting Foundation and
the Woodshed present, Fellowship From Across
the Northern Border, a Blue Grass Gospel
concert featuring Back Porch Gospel
and No Apparent Reason. The concert
will be Saturday, March 14th, at 7:30.
Tickets are $10 with all proceeds from the
ticket sales going to the Carthage Crisis
Center. For more information call
Some race horses staying in a
stable. One of them starts to boast about his
track record. "In the last 15 races,
Ive won 8 of them!"
Another horse breaks in,
"Well in the last 27 races, Ive won
"Oh thats good, but
in the last 36 races, Ive won 28!",
says another, flicking his tail.
At this point, they notice that
a greyhound dog has been sitting there listening.
"I dont mean to boast," says the
greyhound, "but in my last 90 races,
Ive won 88 of them!"
The horses are clearly amazed.
"Wow!" says one, after a hushed
silence. "A talking dog."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
WILL REVIVE THE
City Marshal Bruffett
Says Boys Must Keep Off the Streets at Night.
In the future the Carthage small boy
must keep off the streets at night or if he ventures
abroad must risk falling into the clutches of the law.
Marshal Bruffett said that he had
issued orders to the night officers to enforce the old
curfew ordnance to the letter and keep the crowds of
small boys, who in the past have been having so much fun
on the streets at night, at home.
The ordinance was passed long ago but
it has not been enforced for a long time. It applies only
to boys under 14.
The full text of the ordinance is as
Any minor under the age of 14 years,
who shall be found on the streets of the city of Carthage
after the hour of 9 oclock p.m. not accompanied by
an adult person and not having the written permission of
the parents or guardian of such minor shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine not
exceeding five dollars.
The shoe factory which as previously
announced as corresponding with the Commercial Club in
regard to locating in Carthage, is still taking business.
They make a reasonable statement of their affairs and it
may be that the club will consider the matter further, in
which case there will be developments before long.
W. H. Miller has decided to quit the
butcher business and will put in a grocery stock on both
sides. He will make a specialty of smoked and cured
Orville S. Kelley, a former Carthage
boy now of Kansas city, was in the city yesterday. The
attraction was feminine.
The Carthage City Council will
meet in regular session this evening at 7:30 in
City Hall Council Chambers.
The agenda includes several
items relating to the proposed half-cent sales
tax increase that will be voted on April 7. The
items include several contracts to purchase
property for the proposed industrial park. The
land is located south of the new McCune Brooks
Memorial Hospital and include several parcels
owned by various Precious Moments companies and
others. The contracts would be contingent on the
passage of the ballot issue.
Absent from the agenda is any
reference to the proposed total public building
and workplace non-smoking ordinance that was
discussed by the Public Services Committee last
week. The ordinance, proposed by the C.A.S.E.
organization, is supported by Council member
The Committee deadlocked with a
2-2 vote on whether to table discussion of the
issue for six months to allow C.A.S.E. time to
mount a campaign to promote the ordinance. It
will likely come up during Committee reports.
I never have understood the
logic of those life time guarantees on light
bulbs. If ya look at the fine print on one I saw,
to get a new bulb, all ya have ta do is send in
two dollars and theyll send ya a new bulb.
And that for the ones that only cost a buck fifty
in the first place.
Some warranties arent
quite that bad, but I had one guy tell me that
the $30 one year muffler and the $49 lifetime
muffler were the same, just the warrantee was
better. This guy was bettin on a couple a
things, either ya wouldnt have the car by
the time the muffler went out, or by chance, the
muffler would last for longer than expected. If
as many as half of the lifetime types had to be
replaced, he still came out o.k. and had the cash
up front. Course there is a chance he wont
be in business for your lifetime.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Sponsored by mccune-brooks regional hospital
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Almost Always Control Gout
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have gout
in my big toe, and its very, painful. I
have to walk in my socks. Are there any pills for
gout? What food causes the pain? -- L.K.
ANSWER: Gout results from too
much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a
byproduct of daily cell chemistry. When the
uric-acid level rises, crystals of it penetrate
the joint. The joint swells, the skin over it
turns red, and the joint feels warm. It hurts
beyond words. Early on, gout comes in attacks,
with the intervals between attacks being free of
pain. As time passes, the joint can hurt all the
time. The joint on the big toe is often the first
affected, but it might not be the only joint. The
heel, ankle, knee, fingers, wrists and elbows
also can be targets.
Doctors make the diagnosis of
gout by examining the affected joint and finding
a high blood uric acid. The most telling evidence
lies in looking at joint fluid through a
microscope and seeing uric-acid crystals.
For acute gout attacks,
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines work
well.Zyloprim (allopurinol) turns off the
production of uric acid and prevents gout
attacks. Benemid (probenecid) facilitates the
excretion of uric acid into the urine.
As for your diet; gravies,
organ meats (liver, brain, and kidneys),
sweetbreads are foods to avoid. Bing cherries,
however, can bring the blood level of uric acid
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