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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 99

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a Singles Reaching Out West Thanksgiving party Fri. Nov 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulmer’s Community room, 1208 S Garrison. Pot luck with turkey to be provided. $3 -358-1156

Did Ya Know?.. . There will be a FREE Veterans Pancake Feed at the VFW post Sun. Nov 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. All vets free, non-military $5. Junction of 171 and Oak St. Everyone Welcome.

today's laugh

The panic-stricken golfer charged into the clubhouse, grabbed the pro by the arm and said, "You have to help! I was on the 9th hole and I hit a terrible slice. The ball sailed right off the course and hit a guy riding a motorcycle. He lost control and swerved into the path of a truck. The truck tried to stop but jack-knifed, rolled over and broke apart. It was carrying hundreds of bee hives and now the angry bees are attacking everyone in sight. It’s awful! It’s a disaster! What should I do?"

"Well, the first thing is you’ve got to keep your arms straight and remember to get your right hand a bit more under the club."


One day Jimmy went up to his father and asked, "Daddy, what’s the highest number?"

His father replied, "Well, I’m not sure, but I think it’s in the Stimulus Package."


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


Plans for "Non-Com" School, By-Laws, Cannon and Flag.

The Light Guard, after a rousing drill last night, elected Lieut. John Henkel civil president to succeed Corporal Alexander, resigned.

A "non-com" school was organized, by which the non-commissioned officers are to meet Wednesday night to study the tactics theoretically, preparatory for practice at Friday drills.

Capt. Hiatt, Lieut. Gilbreath, Lieut. Henkel, Sergts. Woodford, Ross and Howell, Corporals Givens and Hall and Privates Twitchell, Bradford and Farrer (first) were made a committee to frame new by-laws.

Committees were also appointed to secure a cannon and a flag for the Carthage company if possible. White duck trousers were ordered for the company this summer.

  Today's Feature

Tonights Council Agenda.

Old Business -Second Reading

1. C.B. 10-38 an Ordinance to amend Section 10-26 of the Carthage Code to amend the requirement for firefighters (public Safety Committee).

2. C.B. 10-39 an Ordinance establishing and implementing a program to charge mitigation rates for the deployment of emergency services by the Fire Department for services provided/rendered for the Carthage Fire Protection District (Public Safety Committee).

3. C.B. 10-40 an Ordinance vacating the South 30 feet ofthe East 135 feet of Lot 7 in the South Main Street Addition, 1845 Grand Ave., in the City of Carthage

New Business -First Reading

1. C.B. 10-41 an Ordinance calling for an election for the continuation of a one half (1/2) of one percent (1 %) Capital Improvement Sales Tax (Budget Ways and Means Committee).

1. Resolution No. 1613 to formalize the conditions and procedures to be followed by the City in accepting donations and grants, and to assist the Council in evaluating the impact of proposed donations and grants on the resources of the City

Just Jake Talkin'

As a kid the idea was that there was value in havin’ character. ‘Course character is built as we all know. Ever’ time ya didn’t get to do somethin’ ya wanted, it created one more buildin’ block of character.

Birthdays and Christmas always contributed to the construction. Didn’t get that special toy, build a little more character.

Have ta mow the lawn while the kids across the street were playin’ ball? Another contribution. I’m thinkin’ it’s prob’ly a good idea to accumulate all the character ya can, if for no other reason than to help offset those occasional flaws that seem to linger through adulthood.

I suppose the greatest value of gatherin’ a little character is the fact that you might recognize it in others. It’s hard to define, but ya know it when ya see it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Tough Dandruff Calls for a Prescription

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to inquire about the mite that invades one’s body and causes dandruff on the head. I have used Selsun Blue shampoo, but it is taking so long to see an effect. I wonder if there is an antibiotic that I could take to get rid of it faster. -- M.S.

ANSWER: Dandruff is one form of seborrheic dermatitis -- skin inflammation, along with an overproduction of skin cells and oil. The scalp is the place most often affected, but it also can be found on the sides and bridge of the nose, the eyebrows, ears, chest and back.

A mite doesn’t cause it. Some speculate that a yeast (fungus) called Malassezia might be the troublemaker. This yeast is also found on scalps of those without dandruff, but those with dandruff have greatly increased numbers of it.

Quite often, nonprescription treatments work well for dandruff. Selsun Blue is a good one. If, after one month of treatment, there’s no progress, then change to another. Head and Shoulders, Nizoral A-D and T-Gel are a sample of the many products on drugstore shelves. Nizoral A-D contains ketoconazole, a medicine that is active against the Malassezia yeast. Follow directions carefully. Usually they call for daily use until there’s some improvement, and then every-other-day use for a month. From that time on, less-frequent applications are OK. The condition tends to be chronic, so a long commitment is the rule.

If you’re not making any progress with over-the-counter preparations, then a doctor can provide you with a prescription for more powerful items.


DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please tell me all you know about post-traumatic stress disorder. I think someone in my family suffers from it. -- A.F.

ANSWER: Having faced an event that threatened life or caused serious injury is the basis for post-traumatic stress disorder. The event keeps resurfacing in the mind with a clarity that imparts terror and helplessness, and sometimes guilt. The remembrance can happen during the day or in dreams.

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