A grandfather and granddaugher were sitting and
talking when the young girl asked, "Did God make
"Yes, God made me," the
A few minutes later, the little girl
asked him, "Did God make me too?"
"Yes, He did," the older man
For a few minutes, the little girl
seemed to be studying her grandpa, as well as her own
reflection in the mirror, while her grandfather wondered
what was running through her mind. At last she spoke up.
"You know, Grandpa," she
said, "Gods doing a lot better job
If youre riding ahead of the
herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure
its still there.
Ive got a mind like a.. a..
whats that thing called?
A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
CARTHAGE A POOR
Estimated That a
Lasted Thirty Years
"Now theres Charley Pierce
the veteran whiskey drummer," said an old citizen to
a reporter in the lobby at the Harrington hotel this
"That man has been selling whiskey
to the Carthage saloon men the last thirty years, and he
sells about all that is sold over the Carthage bars. I
estimate that he has sold about 1,000 barrels of the
yellow booze to this town. But you see that is only about
30 barrels a year." And the old timer knew whereof
The Pyramids held a picnic and practice
drill at Lakeside last night. The team is preparing for
the district association meeting at Lakeside next Tuesday
at which several orders will drill for the prizes
Bridges Closed for Week.
The three bridges on North
Garrison Street just north of Kendricktown will
be closed to all traffic from today through
Friday, November 19. The bridges will be closed
to traffic during the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
to allow the Street Department to apply sealer to
the bridge decks.
According to discussions at
previous Public Works Committee meetings, MoDOT
uses a material called Indek, which is a type of
slurry seal product that is applied to the state
bridges to prolong the life of bridges for up to
five years. Initially it was thought the city
would buy the materials and MoDOT would apply the
material but the City was advised that the state
auditor would not allow MoDOT to apply the
material. The City acquired the bridges from the
state several years ago in a trade-off for the
state constructing the interchange at 71 and
Civil War Road.
The Street Department is going
to spread the approximate 440 gallons of slurry
with street brooms. The mixture is supposed to
seal the concrete and keep any loose particles in
place. Drying time is estimated at one hour.
Im again reminded of
the sayin that the most critical aspect
of any rain dance is timin.
timin of when the steps are placed is
secondary to when the dance is executed.
that if ya danced enough times, there would
have ta be a few that were followed by an
adequate amount of precipitation to be
considered a success.
Now there are those who
would say this isnt a rain dance at
all, just dumb luck.
I suppose the same could be
said when a guy in a boat throws a net in the
water. The fact is, the more times ya toss
the net, the more likely it is that
youll have enough for a good fish fry
when ya hit shore. The trick is ta not sit on
the bank waitin for somethin ta
jump in the pan.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Treatment of TIA Is Dangerous
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Ive
just hung up the phone after talking to my
doctor. He has me scared out of my wits. This
morning while reading the newspaper, I
couldnt hold it up. My right arm became
weak. In about five minutes, everything returned
to normal. I thought I had better call the doctor
to see if this was serious.
The doctor thinks I had a
ministroke and wants me to have someone take me
to the hospital ASAP. I told him I was fine. He
said that doesnt matter. I thought I would
drop you a line for your opinion. I trust your
judgment. What should I do? -- T.R.
ANSWER: I hope you listened to
your doctor. You should do exactly what he told
you. You have an emergency on your hands. You
most likely had a TIA -- a transient ischemic
attack -- a ministroke. Investigation should be
taking place as soon as possible -- immediately.
A part of your brain lost its blood supply for a
short time. Even a brief occurrence like the one
you describe can cause permanent brain damage.
Worse, it is often the foreboding of a complete
You have to be checked for a
blockage in one of your carotid arteries, the
large neck arteries that deliver blood to the
brain. You have to be examined for a clot in
other body locations like the heart. Pieces of
those clots can break loose and be carried to a
brain artery, where they stop the flow of blood
permanently. Atrial fibrillation, a common
heartbeat disturbance, is often responsible for
Numbness, weakness or both of a
hand, arm, leg, side of the face or tongue can be
a sign of a TIA. Trouble expressing oneself is
another sign. So are disturbances of vision. None
lasts long, but they are quite significant and
I dont have important
background information on you. I am counting on
your good sense to get you to the hospital
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