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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 198

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..There will be a Winter Blues and Cruise on the Carthage Square on Saturday, March 20 from 3 – 7 p.m. Hosted by Vintage Rods car club.

."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

Tony excitedly tells his mother he’s fallen in love and is going to get married. Tony says, "Just for fun, Mom, I’m going to bring over two other female friends in addition to my fiancée, and you have to try and guess which one I’m going to marry."

The next day, Tony brings 3 beautiful women into the house and sits them down on the couch and they chat for a while.

He then says, "Okay, Mom. Guess which one I’m going to marry."

She immediately replies, "The red-head in the middle."

"That’s amazing! You’re right, how did you know?"

His mother folds her arms across her chest and says, "I don’t like her."


Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.

- Otto von Bismarck


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


Early yesterday morning Judge Brown married a couple at his office whose wedding tour is a little out of the ordinary.

The groom was the Rev. E.L. Easter of Tecumseh, Howell county, aged 46, a Free Will Baptist and claims to have performed more marriage ceremonies than any other man in Howell county. His wife died two years ago and having known Nancy Mason of Howard, this county, since her birth he opened negotiations with matrimonial intent and stood his ground until a treaty was signed in the way of a marriage ceremony yesterday, Judge Brown acting as chief justice.

When the bride displayed the flag of truce in token of surrender the victorious D.D. marshaled his forces consisting of a roan and a sorrel horse and covered wagon, backed up by a little farm, and drove over the mountains, secured his bride and traveled to Judge Brown’s office to be married.

  Today's Feature

Move to Protect Missourians from

Out-of-State Uninsured Drivers.

The Missouri House Public Safety Committee approved an amendment Tuesday that would strengthen Missouri auto insurance laws and protect Missourians from uninsured out-of-state drivers. Offered by Rep. Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, the amendment was added to an omnibus crime bill, HB 1205, that was then voted do pass by the committee. Flanigan’s amendment is similar to HB 1996, which he sponsors.

Flanigan’s amendment would expand Missouri liability laws to apply to out-of-state drivers. Current law requires Missouri drivers to maintain liability insurance but does not apply to drivers registered outside the state.

"We’ve seen incidents where law enforcement officials have been powerless to take action against uninsured motorists from other states because there is nothing currently in law that covers this. The weakness in Missouri law came to light after a Jasper County resident was hit by an Oklahoma driver in Joplin. The end result has been that Missouri drivers, who have done everything to abide by the law, are left with the bill to repair damage to their vehicle," said Flanigan. "With this change we can address a weakness in Missouri law that has resulted in a great deal of unfairness for Missouri drivers. This will give law enforcement officials the power they need to take action against uninsured out-of-state motorists so that we can protect law-abiding Missourians."

Flanigan’s amendment would require non-residents to adhere to the financial responsibility laws of their state of residence. Missouri law enforcement officials would be able to hold out-of-state drivers responsible for not having auto insurance. If out-of-state drivers are not in compliance with their state’s requirements, they would be guilty of a class C misdemeanor and would have their driving privileges in Missouri suspended. In addition, the Missouri Department of Revenue would notify the state in which the driver resides of the offense.

HB 1205 now moves to the House Rules Committee for approval before heading to the House floor for discussion.

Just Jake Talkin'

Over the years our household has accumulated a collection of ladders. I suppose most homeowners are blessed with the same joy of ownership. I’d guess as investments ladders don’t make a lot of sense, ya only use ‘em a few times a year and the rest of the time they just sit around takin’ up space. The real benefit is not monetary, but just plain handy.

As hard as they are to loose, the question of "where’s the ladder" seems to pop up on a regular basis, followed by the "which one" response. The little step, the big little step, the little big step, the big step, Grandpa’s old one, the new one, or the extension?

I’ve tried those, there’s just that one spot that I can’t quite get too. I still need one just a little longer.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Warts Often Fade on Their Own

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Would you address plantar warts? I’ve been told they’re from a virus in the body and that nothing can be done for them or keep them from recurring. Is this so? -- D.W.

ANSWER: All warts, wherever they are, come from an infection with one of the more than 100 human papillomaviruses -- HPV. Individual members of the HPV family have a preference for particular body sites. Some head for the soles of the feet to cause plantar warts. "Plantar" is derived from a Latin word meaning "sole of the foot."

If a plantar wart isn’t kicking up a fuss, it can be left alone. It’s not going to do any harm. Many such warts disappear without any treatment. Some can return, and there is not a whole lot to do about preventing a second visit.

However, there is much to do about a plantar wart that hurts. The method chosen for wart removal must not leave a scar. A scar on the bottom of the foot causes more trouble than does a wart.

Look on the shelves of any drugstore for wart-removal products that contain salicylic acid, and follow the directions for application carefully. Be patient. It takes more than one application to get rid of the wart.

Duct tape sometimes works. That’s right -- duct tape, the tape you buy in a hardware store. Cover the wart with a piece of it for six days. Remove the tape, soak the foot and then gently rub the wart with a pumice stone, obtainable in drugstores. Reapply the tape after 12 hours. You might have to repeat this procedure for two months before the wart leaves.

If home remedies bring no success, the family doctor can step in with more involved treatments.

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