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Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...The
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 Grand St.,
Thursday, March 5th, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00
Did Ya Know?...A
benefit for John Baugh will be held Sunday,
March 8th from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the
Carthage Auto Plaza, 892 E. Fir Road. Lunch
will be served, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
LiveWire will also be preforming.
A retiring farmer in
preparation for selling his land, needed to rid
his farm of animals. So he went to every house in
To the houses where the man is
the boss, he gave a horse. To the houses where
the woman is the boss, a chicken was given.
He got toward the end of the
street and saw a couple outside gardening.
"Whos the boss around here?" he
"I am." said the man.
"I have a black horse and
a brown horse," the farmer said, "which
one would you like?"
The man thought for a minute
and said, "The black one."
"No, no, no, get the brown
one." the mans wife said.
chicken." said the farmer.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Sad Death of Mrs.
Mrs. Bates, who lived just north of the
Advent church on Jersey street, died this afternoon. The
death is a peculiarly sad one, according to President E.
Knell of the charity union. The family has only been here
a short time and were compelled to stop on their journey
to Illinois by the illness of the wife and mother. There
are ten children of all ages. The head of the family is
willing to work and has two teams. He has been working at
the charity wood yard, and has been eager to secure
something to do.
The funeral will be held tomorrow.
A Batch of Prisoners
Constable Jack Winters brought up six
evil-doers from Joplin this morning and lodged them in
the county jail. There were nearly all kinds, ages,
colors and sex of wrong doers in the batch. The offenses
were embezzlement, burglary and plain fighting.
The City of Carthage saw a
slight increase in the number of traffic
accidents last year according to the Police
Departments annual report. There were 249
accidents in 2008 compared to 246 in 2007.
The intersection of Central and
Baker was the most frequent location for
accidents with seven. Grand and HH, Fairview and
Hazel, and HH and Hazel, and Central and Garrison
all came in with five each.
The number of injury accidents
decreased one compared to 2007 with 58, but the
number of injuries jumped from 67 in 2007 to 79
The report also showed an
increase in the number of citations for no
insurance to jump from 265 in 2007 to 430 in
2008. The number of tickets for no drivers
license went from 222 in 2007 to 401 in 2008.
Seat belt violations raised
from 30 in 2007 to 106 in 2008.
Cititations for driving while
intoxicated was comparable 2007 with 93 but was
noticeably lower that 2005 which had 209.
According to the report, there
were no tickets issued for a Pedestrian Failing
to Yield to a Motor Vehicle.
It is a little amazin to
see the gallon indicator goin faster than
the dollar indicator on the gas pumps. I
dont know the exact amount of taxes on the
gallon a gas these days, but Id have ta
guess that when prices were around eighty cents,
more than half is goin for taxes.
I cant help but wonder
how much tax there was on gas back when it was
eighteen cents a gallon in the early
sixtys. Back then, usin the car on
weekends meant ta put a couple a bucks a gas in,
usually split tween one or two other
If ya figure that cars get two
or three times the mileage compared to back then,
cruisin has still got ta be pretty cheap
entertainment. I doubt that many can use the
excuse of runnin outa gas in the middle of
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
People Have Diverticulosis
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a
78-year-old female, active and in good health --
or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or
drank alcohol. Yesterday, a colonoscopy showed
severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed
Benefiber, then left and never returned.
How does one develop
diverticulosis? What the difference between
"osis" and "itis"? -- S.K.
ANSWER: Youll have
diverticulosis forever. By age 60, half of the
people in North America have it. By age 80,
two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of
the inner colon lining through the colons
muscular wall to its outer surface. Its
only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter.
You can thank our diet for diverticulosis.
In countries where whole grains
are commonly used, diverticulosis is a rarity.
Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested
food. Without fiber, the food residue dries and
becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate
a great deal of force to keep it moving. That
force causes the colon lining to pop through the
colon wall as a diverticulum.
Were supposed to get 30
grams of fiber a day. If people cannot get enough
fiber in their diet, then commercial products
like Metamucil, Perdiem, Citrucel and Fiberall
are other examples.
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