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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 222

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Carthage Saddle Club will have a Show De O at the Arena on May 8. Sign up 4 p.m. Start 5 p.m.

today's laugh


The doctor was examining a naval hospital orderly for advancement in rating. "What would you do if the captain fainted on the bridge?"

"Bring him to," warbled the aspiring orderly.

"Then what?" asked the doctor.

"Bring him two more," returned the man promptly.


A sweet young thing in distress came in said: "I’ve broken my glasses. Do I have to be examined all over again?"

"No," signed the optician, "just your eyes."


"You must give up coffee and--"

"I never drink it Doctor."

"And stop smoking."

"I don’t smoke."

"Humph! that’s bad. If you haven’t anything to give up, I’m afraid I can’t do much for you."


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

Married Saturday Night.

Charles Glick and Miss Bowhart were married Saturday evening at 8 o’clock at the residence of Mr. Hubbard on Elm street by Elder George Barnhart. The newly married couple attended the closing performance of the Howard DeVoss Co.’s engagement at the Grand after the ceremony.

Homer F. Pitts and wife drove down from Jasper today on a shopping expedition. Mr. Pitts is in the drug business at Jasper. He attended college here and is as well known in Carthage as at home. He and his brother, Leon J. Pitts, are preparing to build neat cottages a block apart at Jasper.

S. H. Lanyon, of Sedalia, has rented the McMillan house on South Maple street and the family is now here. Mr. Lanyon is interested in smelters at Pittsburg, Kansas, and came here on account of the excellence of our schools.

  Today's Feature

Tiger Unveiling Ceremony Set.

An unveiling ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 6, at 3 p.m. to reveal the tiger statue created for Carthage High School by local artist, Bob Tommey.

Funds for bronzing the sculpture were raised by the Carthage Tiger Fund through various activities and donations by individuals, local businesses and organizations.

Bob Tommey contributed his efforts and time to the project at no cost to the fund. Sandy Higgins also provided her talents as a fund raiser and organizer to bring the project to a conclusion.

The public is invited to attend this event which will be held near the flagpole on the west side of the highschool, 2600 River Street.

Just Jake Talkin'

It was just a pleasant picture. The guy was backin’ up to pull out of a parkin’ spot. It so happened that maneuver blocked the drive I was attemptin’ to enter. Suddenly realizin’ I was waitin’, the fella placed the biscuit of some kind he was eatin’ in his mouth, turned to me and waved in a friendly way, put the car in drive and drove off.

I can only suppose he was smilin’ behind that large hunk of bread in his mouth, all I could see was crust and his eyes peerin’ over the top.

I suppose that some might have been embarrassed in that situation. I don’t think the other driver was in this case, and I certainly wasn’t. It was merely a pleasant exchange of ever’day circumstances. If you happen to get caught with your mouth over full, just wave big and drive off. It’s the friendly thing ta do.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

How Much Exercise Do Adults Need?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the amount of exercise recommended for a man or woman of 55? I was always under the impression that 15 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week was a sufficient amount of time for heart health. Am I wrong? -- R.K.

ANSWER: That used to be the recommended amount of exercise time for an adult. For readers, aerobic exercise is the kind of exercise that is tailored for the heart. It’s exercise that employs the continuous use of large muscles for a somewhat protracted period of time, at least 10 minutes. Jogging, biking, walking, swimming and dancing are examples of aerobic exercise.

The latest advice for adults, if their doctors say they are fit enough to exercise, is to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week. That’s 20 minutes of exercise seven days a week or 50 minutes, three times a week. You can divide it any way you wish, but the minimum amount of one session of exercise has to be 10 minutes. If you are a novice, take your time to reach 10 minutes. A single session can be longer if you choose.

Moderate-intensity exercise is walking at a pace of 3.5 miles an hour, a brisk walk.

Or if you want to devote less time to exercise, you can if you make it vigorous exercise. Vigorous exercise for 75 minutes a week fulfills the requirement for heart health.

If you’re up to it and if you want even greater results, double those times -- 300 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 150 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. I want to issue the warning again. Get doctor approval for any of this. Strength-training exercise -- weightlifting -- also is strongly recommended for all adults regardless of age.

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