A senior citizen was
clearing out his attic when he came upon an old painting
and a violin. Thinking they might be valuable, he took
them to the auction house to be valued.
After studying them, the appraiser
said, "Mr Cooper, I have good news and I have bad
"Whats the good news?"
the senior asked.
"The good news is that you have a
Stradivarius and a Picasso," replied the appraiser.
"Fantastic! Whats the bad
"Well sir, the bad news is that
Stradivarius was a very bad painter and Picasso was no
good with violins."
Lawyer: "Judge, I wish to appeal
my clients case on the basis of newly discovered
Judge: "And what is the nature of
the new evidence?"
Lawyer: "Judge, I discovered that
my client still has $500 left."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Nine-Year Old Boy Thrown From an Electric Car
and May Die.
This afternoon a boy about nine years
of age, whose name could not be learned was thrown from
an electric car just beyond Lakeside park and received
what is thought to be fatal injuries.
The lad belonged to a party of school
children from either Carterville or Webb City who were on
their way to the park to see the Jasper County Exhibit.
He was sitting on the rear platform of the car and in
some way caught his foot in a cattle guard as they
whizzed past and was thrown 20 feet in the air. He was
terribly injured by the fall and from the information
obtainable is probably fatally hurt.
The car was due to arrive in Carthage
at 3 oclock but was 15 minutes late on account of
the accident. The boy was taken to Lakeside and then sent
back to his home on the next car.
AARP Applauds Senate Passage of
The U.S. Senate on July 15
passed the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform
and Consumer Protection Act" that will
protect consumers from hidden fees and investment
scams and require the financial industry to
provide clear information so consumers can make
the best financial decisions for their families.
The bill will now be signed by President Obama.
AARP sent a letter to each
Senate office advising them that the Association
designated todays vote as an "AARP Key
Vote." AARP will inform members and the
public of how their Senator votes on this
Voted Yes on Financial Reform
Voted No on Financial Reform
Bond, Christopher "Kit".
"We are extremely pleased
that Senator McCaskill sided with consumers when
she cast her vote for this bill.
disappointed that Senator Bond voted against
important financial reforms," said Norma
Collins, AARP advocacy director.
If you havent been on
the Square in the last few days, ya oughta
take a spin. The new street lights are
installed and add a little class to the
I dont think all the
electrical work is completed yet, but they
must be gettin close. All the wiring is
under the street and from what Im told,
all the new poles are wired so they can be
plugged into for special events.
Although there has been
some disruption to the shoppin area,
the CW&EP and City Street crews did a
pretty good job of gettin in and
cleared out. The rain slowed progress on a
couple a days, but overall it appears that
the construction went pretty well.
I am anxious to see
em all lit up. Adds one more aspect of
interest to the historic Carthage square.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Can Regain Bladder Control
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I, like the
letter-writer P.G., had to run to the bathroom
constantly in order not to have an accident. I
wanted to see my grandson graduate from college,
so I consulted a urologist. He sent me to a place
where treatments with an electrical probe were
given. I went for six weeks and also did Kegel
exercises. The quality of my life changed for the
better, and now I square dance and do aerobics.
Incontinence is no longer a problem. -- E.M.
ANSWER: Electrical stimulation
of the pelvic muscles has successfully allowed
many women to regain bladder control. It
doesnt work for all, however. The
stimulation strengthens muscles that keep the
bladder closed, and controls overactive bladder
wall muscles that contract forcefully and
Another technique is a device
that delivers electric current to spinal nerves
in the lower back. If those nerves respond to the
current and keep the bladder closed, then a small
unit is implanted under the skin for a permanent
solution to this problem. One such device is
called the InterStim.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have an EKG
done every year. I also have worn a monitor that
records heart activity for three days. Everything
When I fall asleep most nights,
I wake after about 10 minutes with a rapid
heartbeat, and sometimes it takes quite a time
before it settles down and I can get back to
sleep. I rarely have such a rapid beat at any
other time of the day. Do you know what causes
this, or what it might be? I am 57. -- S.B.
ANSWER: If I had to make a
guess, it would be paroxysmal atrial tachycardia,
a sudden heart speedup for no reason. Its
usually not a serious condition, and it
doesnt indicate heart disease. If the rate
is really fast or if the episode lasts for a
prolonged period, then treatment would be needed.
No one can be sure unless the
rhythm comes on when a doctor is present or when
you are hooked up to an EKG machine. That monitor
you wore for three days can be left on for longer
stretches of time. Or you could have someone take
you to the emergency department of a hospital if
you can reach it somewhat quickly. You cant
obtain a diagnosis without such information.
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