bought a new fridge for his house.
To get rid of his old fridge, he put it
in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying:
"Free to good home. You want it, you take it."
For three days the fridge sat there
without even one person looking twice at it. He
eventually decided that people were too untrusting of
this deal. It looked to good to be true, so he changed
the sign to read: "Fridge for sale $50." The
next day someone stole it.
While looking at a house, my brother
asked the real estate agent which direction was north
because, he explained, he didnt want the sun waking
him up every morning.
She asked, "Does the sun rise in
the north?" When my brother explained that the sun
rises in the east,and has for sometime.
She shook her head and said, "Oh,
I dont keep up with that stuff."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Weed Through His
Melugin Knocked Out of Todays Game by an Accident.
In a practice game at the college
campus, last evening Jesse Melugin, of the Senior High
school foot ball team, fell and struck his left hand on
the stump of a weed that had recently been cut down.
The weed penetrated the palm of the
hand, going clear through and coming out an inch or more
between the thumb and forefinger. Jesse pluckily pulled
it out, and showed the true grit of a professional foot
ball player by not exhibiting any evidence of the pain he
He came up to Drs. Thomas & Post,
where the wound was given an antiseptic dressing. If the
weed does not cause blood poisoning, the wound will
likely heal by first intention, otherwise it may cause
great pain if not more serious complications.
The following is the news
release that was received by the media last
Friday evening. It is reproduced here in its
"Thursday evening, August
27, 2009, the Carthage R-IX Board of Education
voted to terminate the employment of Ms. Lynda
Homa. Ms. Homa was given full due process of law
and an opportunity to refute the charges
preferred against her. However, after
deliberation and consideration of the evidence
before the Board, the evidence demonstrated that
termination was the necessary and proper course
"The charges preferred
against Ms. Homa were taken very seriously by the
board as the charges were related to the failure
to follow state guidelines pertaining to the
Parents as Teachers Program. The conduct at issue
broke the trust between the Parents as Teachers
Program and the families it serves in the
Carthage community and was not within the purpose
of a public school district. Such conduct is not
condoned by the Carthage R-IX School District.
Parents as Teachers Program will continue to
serve and guide the areas children and
families; however it is not, nor ever will be,
the function of the Districts Parents as
Teachers Program to engage in social work beyond
the guidelines of the Program.
"The District will always
act to protect the best interests of the children
in this community."
Jeff Jones, President
Carthage R-IX Board of
Political Influence in Stimulus Funding Decisions
by Christopher Flavelle, ProPublica
Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano defended her departments
awarding of stimulus dollars after the Associated
Press reported that political consideration
influenced decisions over which border
checkpoints got stimulus funding. Napolitano said
the story "was just wrong and Ill say
that because there was no kind of political
issues involved there." The Department of
Homeland Security reportedly keeps an internal
priority list of border stations that need
repairs or upgrading; according to the AP,
stations higher on that list were passed over for
stimulus funds in favor of lesser-used facilities
because of political lobbying.
The U.S. Department of
Transportation has opened an inquiry in Missouri
after the state chapter of the NAACP told Vice
President Joe Biden that too few minority-owned
businesses were involved in stimulus work there,
reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The NAACP
claims the state Department of Transportation
didnt make "vigorous efforts" to
maximize the involvement of minority- and
women-owned businesses, as federal guidelines
require. A spokesman for MoDOT said, according to
the paper, that "most of the stimulus
projects contracted so far have been in rural
areas, where there are fewer minority contractors
than in larger cities."
The Commerce Department has
received some 2,200 applications for stimulus
funding for broadband projects, USA Today
reports. The applications request a total of $28
billion, nearly four times the $7.2 billion
available from the Recovery Act for bringing
high-speed Internet access to underserved areas.
The flood of applications is particularly
noteworthy because, as ProPublica noted earlier
this month, major Internet providers AT&T,
Verizon, Qwest and Comcast declined to apply for
this round of grants, leaving the field to
A construction company in Ohio
is suing the administration of Gov. Ted
Strickland for failing to act quickly enough to
secure stimulus dollars, reports The Columbus
Dispatch. The company, National Building
Resources Inc., says Strickland was slow to apply
for stimulus dollars for road projects, keeping
thousands of workers who might have been employed
on stimulus-funded projects this summer out of
work. A spokeswoman for the governor claims he is
I see they are comin
to some startlin conclusions bout
how ta live longer. They are sayin ta
eat right, get some exercise, and dont
worry about it. Odd, but seems those have
been words of advice for the last hunderd
years or so.
The difference, before it
was just common sense, now its a
Seems your brain
wearin out causes more problems to
appear and starts ya on the down hill slide.
If youre in general good health,
payin attention to the gray matter can
add years to your life. Excersise keeps
plenty of blood flowin to the head,
good eatin gives the brain the
nourishment it needs to keep in shape, and
keepin stress at a low level lets the
brain spend more time doin some
constructive mental excersise. Whod a
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Leg Pain When
Walking Suggests Artery Disease
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please
discuss peripheral artery disease. I think I have
it. I get calf pain when I walk. I have seen the
ads on TV where a woman and her grandson discuss
this. The boy asks her if she has it. She says
she doesnt know. Thats where I am. I
dont know, but I think I might. -- N.O.
ANSWER: Peripheral artery
disease, PAD, also called peripheral vascular
disease, means that arteries in the legs -- the
periphery -- are clogged and leg muscles
arent getting enough blood. The proof comes
from walking. People with PAD get leg pain when
they walk a certain distance, and they can tell
you almost to the inch when the pain will start.
The pain leaves when they take a rest, but
returns after they have resumed walking
The site of pain depends on
where the blockage occurs. Pain in the buttock or
thigh indicates a blockage high in the leg
arteries. Pain in the calf comes from a block
from midthigh to knee, and pain in the foot comes
from a lower blockage.
PAD is a common malady. Five
percent of men and 2.5 percent of women over 60
have it, even though some have no symptoms.
A doctor can make the diagnosis
in the office. If theres an obstruction to
blood flow in the leg arteries, the pulses at the
ankle and on the top of the foot will be weak.
Many doctors are equipped to take the ankle blood
pressure. The blood pressure at the ankle should
be the same as the blood pressure in the arm. If
its much less, that indicates an
obstruction to blood flow in the leg artery.
People with PAD often have CAD,
coronary artery disease. The same process that
clogs leg arteries also clogs heart arteries. You
must see your doctor. He can check the status of
your leg arteries, and he can check the status of
your heart arteries. There are medicines for both
conditions, as well as recommendations for diet
changes and exercise.
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