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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 208

did ya know?.

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.

today's laugh

"You must be the tenth doctor who’s told me I’m suffering from paranoia. What is this, some kind of conspiracy?"


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 it’s wonderful that after all the years you’ve been married, you still call your wife those pet names."

His buddy hung his head. "To tell you the truth, I forgot her name about ten years ago."


People always say, "It’s such a shame. He died penniless."

As if that’s a terrible thing.

I don’t 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.


Chances Look About Even — Women Signers of the Petition.

The application for renewal of the license for Al Parker’s 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 o’clock, 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."

  Today's Feature

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 museum’s gift shop.

Curated by art historian Carol Grove, this exhibition is a photographic survey of 40 of Missouri’s 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.

Just Jake Talkin'

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. I’m 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 enough shelves?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’ve 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. I’m 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 doesn’t 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 sparingly.

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 pressure.

Exercise for 30 minutes every day. Get your doctor’s 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, Cushing’s syndrome, narrowed kidney arteries and rare tumors such as pheochromocytoma are cases in point.

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