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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 125

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505

Did Ya Know?...The Nazarene Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Thu. Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in their small fellowship hall at 2000 Grand.

today's laugh

A clergyman, walking down a country lane, saw a young farmer struggling to load hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off.

"You look tired, my son," said the cleric. "Why don’t you rest a moment, and I’ll give you a hand."

"No thanks," said the young man. "My father wouldn’t approve."

"Don’t be silly," the minister said. "Everyone is entitled to a break. Come and have a drink of water."

Again the young man protested that his father would be upset.

Losing his patience just a little, the clergyman said, "Your father must be a real slave driver. Tell me where I can find him and I’ll give him a piece of my mind!"

"Well," replied the young farmer, "you can tell him whatever you like just as soon as I get this hay off him.


Most households need only two tools. WD-40 and duct tape.

If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40.

If it moves and shouldn’t, use the tape.


While vacationing on Cape Cod, my wife and I stopped at a small way-side stand and bought some tomatoes. When I commented how small they were, the proprietor’s reply was "Ay-up."

Returning a day or two later, my wife told the man the tomatoes he had sold us were tough and not very flavorful.

The old gentleman nodded, looked at us a moment, then said, "Lucky they was small, ain’t it?"


Some people have a way with words, others not have way.


Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!


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


Bankruptcy proceedings were commenced yesterday against Thos. Bacon, the grocer who has just sold out on East Third street to Chas. Rogers and Lew Manley. St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City and other grocery houses are holding the bag to the amount of $2,100 or $2,200, and the proceedings are being handled from Kansas City. McReynolds & Halliburton are representing some of the creditors.

Since Mr. Bacon recently sold the store there is just now some question as to what method will be pursued in adjusting the claims. It is thought by Mr. McReynolds that an effort may be made to seize the stock, though it is already in other hands. It is said that this can be done, and if so, Messrs. Rogers and Manley may be occasioned with some trouble. On the other hand the proceeds of the sale may be all on which the creditors can recover.

  Today's Feature

Open Position on 911 Board.

The Board of Directors of Jasper County Emergency Services announced yesterday that Eastern District Director Larry Newman resigned his position on the board at a special board meeting, December 6, 2010.

The board will appoint a new director that will fill the position until the next election.

Interested Eastern District residents wishing to fill the remainder of the open position by appointment to the board are encouraged to send a resume and a letter of intent to the board by the close of business, December 31, 2010.

Correspondence should be sent to Jasper County Emergency Services, Attn: Eastern District Board Appointment, PW Box 810, 13870 Dispatch Lane, Carthage, Missouri 64836.


Salem Country Church Music Gathering.

The Salem Country Chruch at Red OakII will again feature THE BELL RINGING LADY (Cynthia) for their Christmas Program , Sat. Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Just Jake Talkin'

I can remember always seein’ a box of matches in my grandparents bathroom. Bein’ there was a little gas stove for knockin’ off the chill, as a kid I just figured they were kept there for the purpose of lightin’ it up on a cool mornin’.

At some young age, I can still remember the embarrassed laugh when I mentioned the matches to my mom. She explained that although lightin’ the stove was a handy function of the phosphor tipped sticks, their more typical purpose was to eliminate the telltale evidence of a visit to the throne.

‘Course at that time there wasn’t a "plug-it-in-plug-it-in" or were my grandparents interested in a storebought air freshener (the bottle of green fluid with a wick pulled up). From time to time I find myself reminded of that box of matches.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


Clogged Heart Arteries Cause Pain of Angina

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 56, a woman and have angina. I don’t understand it too well. I have never smoked, and I am not overweight. I’d get chest pains if I hurried to catch a bus or to get on an open elevator. When it first started, my doctor gave me a medicine to put under my tongue when the pain happened. It worked well. I don’t have to use it much anymore. Is that a good sign? Am I destined to have a heart attack? -- J.A.

ANSWER: Angina (pronounced ANN-juh-nuh or ann-JEYE-nuh) is squeezing chest pain that comes on when a person is active and leaves when that person rests. Being active can mean walking, jogging, cleaning, doing the washing, weeding or digging. It comes about because one or more of the heart arteries is plugged with plaque -- a mound of cholesterol and fat on the inside artery wall. At rest, enough blood makes its way to the heart. With activity, the heart can’t get enough blood because of the plaque. The heart makes its lack of blood known by chest pain that also might be felt in the neck, the jaw or the arms, or only in those places.

Angina, one of the signs of coronary (heart) artery disease, affects 17 million Americans. Smoking, obesity, inactivity, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and a family history are some of the major factors that cause its development. You don’t smoke and never did. How about your cholesterol, blood pressure and weight? If those things need to be addressed, they trump all other treatments.

In spite of controlling the above factors, many still have to take medicines -- medicines that dilate arteries or make the heart beat slower, or ones that lower blood pressure or cholesterol. The medicine you put under your tongue was nitroglycerin. Long-acting varieties of that medicine and long-acting other artery dilators might be the reason why you don’t need nitroglycerin as much as you did. That is a good sign. Clogged heart arteries can be opened with a balloon-tipped catheter or by bypassing the clog with an artery graft. You might not ever need such procedures.

You’re not doomed to have a heart attack. The treatment you’re now getting is designed to prevent one.

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