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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 208
Did Ya Know?.. . The American
Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, and The Disabled American
Veterans & Auxiliary, Chapter 41, of Carthage, are
collecting donations for a rummage sale to be held at the
beginning of May. If interested in donating, please
contact Jerry Chapman 423-0096.
be the tenth doctor whos told me Im suffering
from paranoia. What is this, some kind of
A guy was invited to some old
friends home for dinner. His buddy preceded every
request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her
Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.
He was impressed since the couple had
been married almost 70 years. While the wife was off in
the kitchen, the guy said to his buddy, "I think
its wonderful that after all the years youve
been married, you still call your wife those pet
His buddy hung his head. "To tell
you the truth, I forgot her name about ten years
People always say, "Its such
a shame. He died penniless."
As if thats a terrible thing.
I dont know, it sounds like good
timing to me.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
NORTH SIDE SALOON FIGHT.
Look About Even Women Signers of the Petition.
The application for renewal of the
license for Al Parkers north side saloon was
brought before the county court this afternoon.
As matters stood at the opening of the
case there were 22 for and 24 against renewing the
license. The qualifications of those appearing on the two
lists was still being canvassed at 4 oclock, it
appearing to be about a tie between the two sides, as to
the names so far admitted.
The case is being hotly contested.
Speaking of the matter this morning Dr.
Stewart said: "We judge from what we hear that it is
a pretty even fight, with the court favoring our side.
They talk about women being the hope of reformers, if the
right to vote could only be secured for them, and yet of
the three women who are tax payers in this block two of
them have signed the saloon petition."
Missouri Courthouse Photo Exhibit.
The Powers Museum will feature
an exhibit of images and history of Missouri
Courthouse architecture until May 29. The
photographic survey will be available for viewing
during regular visitation hours which are Tuesday
through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
A companion book is available at the
museums gift shop.
Curated by art historian Carol
Grove, this exhibition is a photographic survey
of 40 of Missouris 114 county courthouses
as illustrated in the publication Missouri
Courthouses: Building Memories on the Square,
with photographs and text by Dennis Weiser.
Although a number of historic
Missouri courthouses are listed in the National
Register of Historic Places, many are currently
threatened by lack of funding and the
availability of sufficient maintenance budgets.
In 2008, the Missouri Alliance
for Historic Preservation included Courthouses
across Missouri as a category on their
"Most Endangered Properties" list.
For more information call the
Powers Museum at 237-0456.
There is a theory presented
in a book I was browsin through that
says if ya want a new couch, throw out your
old one and just leave the space empty.
Eventually, some way or another, the couch
will be replaced.
The person promotin
this theory seemed to imply that there was
some mystical reason for this. Im
suspectin that the practical answer may
be closer to the fact that after a while,
even havin your old couch back starts
lookin better after a while.
In my experience, if ya got
an empty shelf, somethin will
eventually be put on it. Just a matter of
time. Nothin mystical, just more stuff
than ya have places to stick it.
Course you can have
less stuff or more shelves. But, who ever has
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Ive had
severe high blood pressure for many years. I have
tried all the medicines you can think of. I am 62
and have had one ministroke. Im not looking
for another. I used to weigh 235 pounds. I lost
100 pounds. I watch my salt. I have tried
everything. My family has a history of high blood
pressure. Can you recommend anything? -- F.
ANSWER: Blood pressure that
doesnt drop by making life changes (weight
loss and diet) or by taking three or four blood
pressure medicines is called resistant high blood
pressure (hypertension). Your weight loss is
admirable. It should have reduced your pressure.
Watching your salt intake is
also important. That entails more than not using
the salt shaker. It requires you to carefully
look for the salt content (listed as sodium or
sodium chloride) of all your foods. Commercial
soups, frozen dinners, many canned goods and
luncheon meats often have a high salt content.
Your diet should be one of fruits, vegetables,
whole grains (unrefined wheat, barley, rye and
oats) and one where meat and fats are eaten
Increase foods with lots of
potassium in them: tomatoes, potatoes, prunes,
lima beans, kidney beans, navy beans, bananas,
oranges and orange juice, spinach, peaches,
cantaloupe and broccoli. Potassium lowers blood
Exercise for 30 minutes every
day. Get your doctors approval first, and
start out modestly. Brisk walking is fine.
For resistant high blood
pressure, your doctor has to look for the
less-common causes of it. Sleep apnea (loud
snoring with pauses when there is no breathing),
adrenal gland tumors, Cushings syndrome,
narrowed kidney arteries and rare tumors such as
pheochromocytoma are cases in point.
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