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Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 179

did ya know?

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 p.m.

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.

today's laugh

A retiring farmer in preparation for selling his land, needed to rid his farm of animals. So he went to every house in his town.

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. "Who’s the boss around here?" he asked.

"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 man’s wife said.

"Here’s your 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. Bates.

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 Brought up.

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.


Today's Feature

The 2008 Traffic Report.

The City of Carthage saw a slight increase in the number of traffic accidents last year according to the Police Department’s 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 in 2008.

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 driver’s 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.

Just Jake Talkin'


It is a little amazin’ to see the gallon indicator goin’ faster than the dollar indicator on the gas pumps. I don’t know the exact amount of taxes on the gallon a gas these days, but I’d have ta guess that when prices were around eighty cents, more than half is goin’ for taxes.

I can’t help but wonder how much tax there was on gas back when it was eighteen cents a gallon in the early sixty’s. Back then, usin’ the car on weekends meant ta put a couple a bucks a gas in, usually split ‘tween one or two other buddies.

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 the night.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Most Older 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: You’ll 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 colon’s muscular wall to its outer surface. It’s 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.

We’re 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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