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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 203
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.
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! Whats 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 aint nothing wrong with your
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.
Wagners 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
Miss Beulah B. Lile, aged 16 years,
died yesterday afternoon at 4 oclock 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 oclock 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.
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
The City election for City
Council members and Mayor is today. Also on the
ballots will be candidates for the R-9 School
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.
With the tornado season
obviously upon us, I see there are those
educational gatherins to inform folks
of what to do in case of a twister. Ill
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 cant 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 Id be
interested in a little education bout
copin. I try to stay off shaky ground.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Bladder Ruins Life
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have to run
to the bathroom all day long. If I dont
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. Its ruining my
life. If we go to a restaurant, I must have a
table near the restrooms, or I wont sit
down. What can be done? Ill try anything.
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 shouldnt occur
until the bladder is full or nearly full. For
some reason, your bladder reacts violently when
its 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
If no cause is discovered, then
you can reprogram your bladder to not react like
this when its 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
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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