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Tuesday, May 30, 2000 Volume VIII, Number 244
Did Ya Know?. . .The next Golden
Reflections Coffee Connection will be at
10 a.m. next Wednesday, June 7, in the McCune-Brooks
Hospital Dining Room. A Ming & Bing Skit will be
presented by Dottie Frost and "Understanding and
Recognizing Depression in Your Friends and
Family" will be presented by Mark Francis, Director
of Generations Mental Health Program.
Did Ya Know?. . .On this date in
1869 a Civil War monument was unveiled at the National
Cemetery in Springfield, MO.
Ask a gent from Idaho about the weather
in the northern part of the state, and hell tell
you, "We got eleven months of winter and one month
of bad skiing."
I just came back from a vacation
overseas with the family.
Lindbergh had the right idea. He flew to Europe alone.
Show me a stolen sausage and Ill
show you a missing link.
It used to be that only death and taxes
were inevitable. Now, theres shipping and handling.
The first art contest was held in 1911.
The winners were chosen by a drawing.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ROBBED IN ST. LOUIS.
James Hickey, of
by a Woman Saturday Morning.
Saturdays St. Louis Chronical
says: "James Hickey, a stranger in the city,
claiming Carthage, Mo. as his home, was drugged and
robbed of nearly $40 early Saturday. He told officer
Delaney that he was in the company of Bettie Murray, at
304 South Seventh street and that she robbed him. The
woman made her escape. The police claim that she is one
of a gang that have recently robbed a number of
Yesterday McMillan & Durham bought
the first bill of rubber boots and shoes sold by the
first and only general factory of rubber goods west of
the Allegheny mountainsThe Monarch Rubber Co., of
St. Louismanufacturing the Sunset and Prairie
Budget Ready For Council.
The City Council Budget/Ways and Means
Committee made no substantial changes to the
proposed fiscal year 2000/2001 City budget during
last Thursday evening. Committee Chair Jackie
Boyer instructed City Administrator Tom Short to
prepare the document for presentation to the
Council on the regular June 13 meeting.
A misunderstanding about
approximately $65,000 in storm water grants led
to a decision by the Committee to postpone the
second phase of the storm water project in the
River and Fairview area. Director of Engineering
Joe Butler was under the impression that the
$150,000 earmarked for the project did not
include the grant. Short told the Committee that
the grant was included. The $75,000 request for
phase two will be considered for next years
budget according to Boyer.
The Committees decision
to use a 5 year lease to finance a $175,000
Street Department garage was opposed by Council
member H.J. Johnson. The City received just over
$100,000 from insurance on the burned structure
and lost equipment. Johnson felt at least that
money should be paid this year.
State Representative, District 126
I know I said
last week that I was going to be writing about
passed and failed legislation during these next
few weeks, but in light of some of the news
articles regarding this past Session, I think I
will use this week to give an overview of this
I have read several articles
the past couple weeks that talked about what a
dismal and unproductive Session it was. I
didnt look at it that way at all. The
difference between the two philosophies was very
evident on the last day of the Session. There are
a lot of folks in Jefferson City that measure
success by how many bills are passed each year.
Before you subscribe to that philosophy, remember
that most every new law either takes away some of
your freedom or your money, or both.
With the way the House is
currently run, most of the legislation that makes
it to the House floor for debate and a vote has a
very liberal flavor to it. At that point, my mode
is to switch to damage control and do all I can
to keep it from passing into law. Thankfully,
there are getting to be more and more legislators
that think that same way. Because of our
increased numbers of legislators that think the
best thing government can do is stay out of the
pockets and liberties of our citizens, we were
more successful than usual at stopping bad
legislation. When your options are to do nothing
or do something that is harmful, nothing is the
best thing to do.
It is not like there
werent good bills introduced. In the Ways
and Means Committee alone there were several tax
cut proposals that were never allowed out of the
Committee by the Chairman. These bills would have
meant more jobs and better wages for workers in
Missouri, but like I said, under the leadership
of Speaker Steve Gaw, no conservative ideas are
allowed to have a day in the sun in the Missouri
From my point of view it was
one of the most successful Sessions I have ever
been involved in. Anytime we can hold the cost to
our citizens down in terms of money and freedoms,
we have had a good Session.
As usual, I can be reached at
House Post Office, State Capitol, Jefferson City,
MO 65101, or 1-800-878-7126, or
firstname.lastname@example.org for your questions,
comments, or advice.
much more aggravatin than a
machine that isnt workin. The old
sayin that a car that isnt
runnin is nothin but a two
thousand pound radio pretty much sums it up.
Another machine of
questionable justification is those little
boxes they call ice makers. On occasion. Even
the folks that sell refrigerators tell ya
they only expect ice makers ta work a couple
three years. Thats why theyre so
easy to replace.
Cordless phones are
beginnin to edge up on my list of
disposable conveniences also. For twenty or
thirty bucks, ya toss out the two year old
when the battery gets weak. At least it keeps
ya "in style" while youre
yakin out in the garden. Theres
still comfort in the fact that if ya break a
hoe handle, you can still get down and use
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune Brooks Hospital
Health & Nutrition by Judith
INTERACTIONS: Granted, prescription drugs can be
a pain, especially when you need a refill and the
pharmacist wont oblige until your doctor
says its okay, and shes out somewhere
at a medical seminar. So, its no wonder
many seniors were happy to learn that some of the
medications they once had to have filled by the
pharmacist could now be bought as an OTC, or over
the counter preparation.
When dispensing prescription
drugs, the pharmacist consults a patients
current medication record and is able to
determine if any of the drugs might interact
adversely with the new medication. The pharmacist
also notes the required dosage; the frequency of
dosage; and whether to take the drug before or
after eating, as well which foods to avoid while
taking the drug.
But all these safety measures
need not be lost in making the switch from
prescription to OTC. First, before you buy an OTC
medication, tell the pharmacist what other
medications youre using in case the OTC
preparation might interact with any of them. The
Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association
(NDMA) also advises you to call your doctor to
make sure the OTC preparation is right for you.
And, of course, read the label for information
that could help you avoid serious problems.
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