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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 203

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

A woman rushes to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off, "Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were blood-shot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What’s wrong with me, Doctor?"

The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says, "Well, I can tell you one thing... there ain’t nothing wrong with your eyesight."


Faced with hard times, the company offered a bonus of one hundred dollars to any employee who could come up with a way of saving money. The bonus went to a young woman in accounting who suggested limiting future bonuses to ten dollars.


Wagner’s music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

11 Car Loads of Wire Since January 1.

Leggett & Platt, of the bed spring factory, received another car load of wire yesterday making eleven car loads received since the first of the year. They are now getting wire about as fast as they can use it or find room to store it, which is a great relief after the wire shortage for months last year.

Death of Miss Beulah Lile.

Miss Beulah B. Lile, aged 16 years, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of her father, R.A. Lile, at Joplin. She was a sufferer from a complication of diseases. The remains will be brought to Carthage on the 2:35 Frisco inter-urban train for interment in Park cemetery at 3 o’clock tomorrow.

The deceased was a granddaughter of Mrs. A.D. Lile and a neice of Rev. E.C. Lile, who formerly lived at the corner of Grand and Centennial avenues in this city.

  Today's Feature

Free Tire Collection.

Jasper County Highway Department and Jasper County Commission through a grant from Region M Solid Waste Management will on Friday April 23rd have a tire Collection for the residents of Jasper County. Tires will be accepted from 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m. April 23rd at the Jasper County Highway Department located at 125 N River Carthage MO. Car, truck and tractor tires will be accepted. This year car and pickup truck size tires with rims will also be accepted. There will be a limit of thirty car and pickup truck size tires per household, any tire larger than a pickup truck size will count as five. Businesses are not allowed. For more information, you may call the Jasper County Commission at 417-358-0421.

City Election Today.

The City election for City Council members and Mayor is today. Also on the ballots will be candidates for the R-9 School Board.

Mayor Jim Woestman did not file for a second term and Council member Mike Harris is on the ballot unopposed. Ward 3 incumbent John Studebaker will run against Debbie Carter and Ward 5 incumbent Brent Greninger will face former Council member Ron Wells. The other wards either have no candidate or no opposition. The R-9 ballot will list Mark Westhoff, Amy L. Jennings, Justin Baucom, Debbie Baugh, and Alan Snow for the two available seats.

Just Jake Talkin'

With the tornado season obviously upon us, I see there are those educational gatherin’s to inform folks of what to do in case of a twister. I‘ll save ya some time, DUCK!

I suppose there is nothin’ wrong with makin’ folks more aware of the dangers of a hundred mile an hour wind that is throwin’ rocks and two by fours through the air, but folks who have lived in these parts for much time at all knows ta head for cover.

I can’t ‘member where I learned ta get in a ditch when things are flyin’ through the air. Just always made sense. Now if I moved ta where earthquakes are common, I suppose I’d be interested in a little education ‘bout copin’. I try to stay off shaky ground.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Overactive Bladder Ruins Life

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have to run to the bathroom all day long. If I don’t make it in time, I have an accident. This has made me so nervous that I have given up on all thoughts of a social life. It’s ruining my life. If we go to a restaurant, I must have a table near the restrooms, or I won’t sit down. What can be done? I’ll try anything. -- P.G.

ANSWER: Your condition is an overactive bladder. Sudden, inappropriate and forceful contractions of the bladder wall muscles make it imperative for you to rush to the bathroom or you lose control of urine. Such bladder muscle contractions shouldn’t occur until the bladder is full or nearly full. For some reason, your bladder reacts violently when it’s only partially full. Conditions like a bladder infection can be a cause. Often, however, muscle contractions take place without any cause ever being found. You have to see a doctor who can look for things that are easily treated, like an infection.

If no cause is discovered, then you can reprogram your bladder to not react like this when it’s only partially filled. For two days, time the intervals between bathroom visits. Add 5 minutes to the shortest interval and hold off on urinating for that time interval for a week. On week two, increase the interval by 15 minutes. Keep this up for a month, and then increase the interval by half an hour. Every two weeks, add another half hour to the interval between bathroom visits. When you reach three hours, you can stop.

You also can ask your doctor for prescription medicines that quiet bladder muscles. Detrol, Sanctura, Vesicare and Enablex are names of some of these medicines.

Another technique involves injecting the bladder muscles with Botox. Botox weakens the force of bladder muscle contractions and allows you to hold urine for more-normal intervals.

In extreme circumstances, a gynecologic urologist can advise you if a battery-operated device attached to the bladder is something you could consider.

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