If you really want to get better at golf, go
back and take it up at a much earlier age.
The less skilled the player, the more
likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.
A golf match is a test of your skill
against your opponents luck.
There are two kinds of bounces: unfair
bounces and bounces that are just the way you meant to
You can hit a two-acre fairway 10
percent of the time and a two-inch branch 90 percent of
Dont buy a putter until
youve had a chance to throw it.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Frightened by the Train.
Henry Tangners fine team of black
horses ran away yesterday evening; but did little damage.
Jack Hart had driven a gentleman to the
Frisco depot, and the horses became frightened at the
approaching train. They ran for the barn, leaving the
driver behind, and were stopped by a fence, at the east
end of 4th street. The carriage had one wheel broken, and
the running gear wrenched.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bandy of Oklahoma
City have taken rooms at the home of P. N. Wiggins and
will remain here while Mr. Bandy superintends the
manufacture of an order of ten hand hay balers at the
Carthage foundry. He represents Bandy & Prince of
Oklahoma City, and will put out the balers among the
farmers of Jasper county. Big business will follow, of
course, if the baler takes.
on Sales Tax Vote.
The following is taken from
language that will be in second reading before
the Council at tonights regular meeting.
"An Ordinance calling
for an election for the continuation of a one
half (Y2) of one percent (l%) capital
improvements sales tax.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARTHAGE, JASPER COUNTY,
MISSOURI as follows:
An election is hereby called
on the 8th day of February 2011 wherein the
following proposal shall be submitted to the
voters of the City of Carthage in substantially
the following form, to-wit:
Shall the City of Carthage
continue to impose a sales tax of one half (1/2)
of one percent (l%) for the purpose of funding
capital improvements which may include the
retirement of debt under previously authorized
SECTION III: This Ordinance
shall take effect and be in force from and after
its approval by the voters ofthe City of Carthage
beginning April 1, 2012.
SECTION IV: This sales tax
shall end twenty (20) years from April 1,
Its strange how
traditions become a part of everday
life, even though they no longer serve the
original function they were meant to serve.
Shakin hands for
instance. Originally an indication of not
havin a weapon, the custom has
continued although weapons are seldom carried
by most folks.
Like most things,
traditions are typically promoted by those
who most benefit by them. The tradition of
smokin by the tobacco industry. The
tradition of changin oil ever
3,000 miles by the oil companies.
The trick is bein
able to tell the difference between a
functional tradition and a symbolic tradition
and not mistaking one for the other.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
C-Section Not Done
to Avoid Labor Pain
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am in the
eighth month of my first pregnancy. Ive a
friend who keeps telling me to have a C-section.
She says its quick and painless. I never
considered this and wonder about its wisdom. What
would you recommend? Does having a C-section mean
all future deliveries have to be done the same
way? -- K.M.
ANSWER: Cesarean sections can
be lifesaving for the infant and for the mother.
The reasons for having one dont include
speed of delivery simply for speeds sake or
for avoiding labor pain. You realize that a
C-section involves surgical incisions, which,
after the anesthesia wears off, are painful. And
you realize that you have to recuperate from this
operation as you would from any operation.
Furthermore, all surgery
involves potential dangers and complications.
Serious bleeding is always possible. The uterus
can become infected. Injuries to other pelvic
organs can occur.
Natural childbirth is painful,
but the pain can be minimized in a number of
effective ways. I believe youll be
surprised at how tolerable childbirth is.
As for future pregnancies, the
standard teaching used to be that once a woman
had a C-section, all her future deliveries had to
be C-sections. Thats no longer true.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our
22-year-old granddaughter has developed an
uncontrollable giggle. She giggles before, during
and after everything she says. Each time we talk
to her, the giggles and their frequency get
worse. She is basically shy and appears to be
nervous, and says she is not consciously aware of
her giggling. She says her friends have remarked
on this, too. Is this a tic disorder? Is there
something a doctor can do to help her? Is there
medication? -- S.N.
ANSWER: Underlying anxiety,
stress, shyness and social phobia set in motion
reflex defenses for people who harbor these
traits. Its their way of coping with
situations that generate discomfort.
I would first talk to the young
lady in a compassionate way and tell her that
this behavior is misinterpreted by people and
that she should make a conscious effort to
suppress the giggling. Only if the giggling
cannot be controlled and only if its
causing her to suffer socially would I turn to
medical people for help.
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