A seaman meets
a pirate in a bar. The pirate has a peg-leg, a hook and
an eye patch. "Howd you end up with a
peg-leg?" asks the sailor. "I was swept
overboard in a storm," says the pirate.
"A shark bit off me whole
"Wow!" said the seaman.
"What about the hook?"
"We were boarding an enemy ship,
battling the other sailors with swords. One of them cut
"Incredible!" remarked the
seaman. "And the eye patch?" "A seagull
dropping fell in me eye," replied the pirate.
"You lost your eye to a seagull
dropping?" the sailor asked incredulously.
Said the pirate.
"It was the first day with the
One day I was walking down the beach
with some friends when someone shouted...."Look at
that dead bird!"
Someone looked up at the sky and
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
SKATING RINK TROUBLE.
The trial of Harry Burch for choking
Frank Patterson at the skating rink was held today in
Justice McCunes court, and resulted in a hung jury.
John Flanigan was Burchs attorney, and T. M.
Mooneyham represented the prosecution. The defendant
introduced only one witness, proprietor Newton of the
rink, who testified that Burch is employed as a floor
manager, or "bouncer." For the prosecution
there were only two young ladies, besides Patterson and
several others. Young Jim Rainwater gave his testimony in
a breezy manner which kept the jury laughing. He proved
himself a master of approved slang. He was skating with
his lady at the rink, and perceiving a mix up in the
wind, bastened to shake his girl and see the go. "In
came Patterson with a small boulder," testified
Rainwater without a smile, "and sasbayed across the
armory. Guess he meant to do the wing spread, but before
I got loose from my girl, they had mixed."
For the seventh year, the Maple
Leaf Festival Quilt Show, sponsored by the Four
Corners Quilters Guild, will be held at the
Powers Museum October 8 through 30, 2009. Again
the show was extended beyond the Maple Leaf
Festival week in order to give residents and
others additional time to view the quilts.
Museum Curator Michele Hansford
says that the museum will stay open until 6 p.m.
from October 13 through October 16. At 4 p.m. on
Maple Leaf Saturday votes from visitors will be
counted and ribbons awarded. The museum is closed
Mondays and open from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Regular hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday.
Hansford is preparing for the
quilt display and this years show will
feature several new participants.
Admission is free but donations
are appreciated and are used by the museum to
offset the increased utilities during the run of
For information: 417-237-0456
As a kid the idea was that
there was value in havin character.
Course character is built as we all
know. Ever time ya didnt get to
do somethin ya wanted, it created one
more buildin block of character.
Birthdays and Christmas
always contributed to the construction.
Didnt get that special toy, build a
little more character.
Have ta mow the lawn while
the kids across the street were playin
ball? Another contribution. Im
thinkin its probly a good
idea to accumulate all the character ya can,
if for no other reason than to help offset
those occasional flaws that seem to linger
I suppose the greatest
value of gatherin a little character is
the fact that you might recognize it in
others. Its hard to define, but ya know
it when ya see it.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Many Ways to Treat Prostate
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About three
years ago, I had a procedure to reduce the size
of my prostate. It was Greenlight PVP laser
procedure. My doctor did it on an outpatient
basis. Since then, I have a normal flow for
someone who is 79 years old. I sleep through the
night without having to get up to go to the
bathroom. Perhaps you could comment on this
treatment. -- L.M.
ANSWER: Prostate gland
enlargement -- benign (noncancerous) prostate
hyperplasia or hypertrophy -- is something that
happens to just about all men. Fifty percent of
men between the ages of 51 and 60 have some gland
enlargement, and by age 80, more than 80 percent
have it. Not all these men have to deal with its
exasperating consequences -- frequent urination,
nighttime urination, difficulty starting the
stream -- but enough do that it is a quite common
Sometimes medicines can relax
the chokehold that the big prostate has on the
urethra, the tube draining the bladder, and there
also are medicines that shrink the gland.
When medicines strike out, a
large number of invasive procedures are readily
available. The standard operation, TURP --
transurethral resection of the prostate -- is
done with a scope and instrument passed into the
urethra and advanced upward to the gland. The
doctor shaves away portions of the gland. TUNA --
transurethral needle ablation; TUMT --
transurethral microwave therapy; and TUIP --
transurethral incision of the prostate are
procedures done very much like a TURP, but they
employ different techniques for reducing the
glands size. Some are done in the
Photovaporization is a technique in which the
prostate gland is downsized by vaporizing the
excess with a laser that emits a green light. One
big advantage this offers is a reduction of
bleeding. The green-light laser seals blood
vessels in the process. I am sure many men
readers will appreciate your bringing up the
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