A guy goes into a bar.
Hes sitting on the stool, enjoying his drink when
he hears, "You look great!" He looks around -
theres nobody near him. He hears the voice again,
"No really, you look terrific."
The guy looks around again. Nobody. He
hears, "Is that a new shirt or something? Because
you are absolutely glowing!" He then realizes that
the voice is coming from a dish of nuts on the bar.
"Hey," the guy calls to the
bartender, "Whats with the nuts?"
"Oh," the bartender answers,
"We dont like their sound,
and guitar music is on the way out."
--Decca Recording Co. rejecting the
"Heavier-than-air flying machines
--Lord Kelvin, president, Royal
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
an Inch and a Half of Rain.
The rainfall at this point for
forty-eight hours, ending at 8 oclock this morning,
was 1.53 inches. Those who witnessed the heavy showers
about 9 oclock yesterday morning have the
impression that the larger per cent of it must have
fallen about that time.
A genteel looking bird dog trotted
demurely around the square Saturday evening with an
inflated paper bag attached to his tail, attracting
considerable attention from the small boy. Another street
scene was that of a lad on a bicycle pulling a baby
around for a ride in a perambulator hitched on behind.
J.H. Hunter, of the Klondike dairy, is
suffering with pleurisy today, and his son drove the milk
wagon this morning.
Open House Planned.
Carthage Retailers wishing to
participate in the 2010 Christmas Open House on
November 12-13 should contact the Chamber at
358-2373 to register.
This years event will
give Carthage retailers the opportunity to
showcase their Christmas merchandise and draw
customers into their store for this special
two-day event. Customers will bring a punch card
featuring our businesses as they attend the
event. Those having at least ten punches on their
card will be eligible to enter a drawing for
Participation requirements are
$15 for Chamber members ($30 for non-members)
plus a $10 gift item for the prize baskets plus a
$10 gift certificate. The Chamber will provide
advertising and promotional materials.
To register to participate,
contact Wendi at 358-2373
The Three Minutes of Fame Lip
Sync Competition will be at the Carthage R-9
Auditorium, 714 S. Main, Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7
p.m. ? Free to enter and free to the public. Call
I can still remember the
day I learned how to keep from fallin
down on a bicycle. As you might notice I
didnt say I learned to ride. That would
take a little longer. But by trial and error,
which means fallin off, I learned how
to jump off at times, put my feet down, and
of course, how to roll when ya fall. The
basic defensive maneuvers.
I probly thought at
the time Id learned how to ride, but
that came another day, after the bruises
healed a might.
Course back then no
respectable bike rider would be caught dead
with a helmet or knee pads on. Ya took your
lumps. Think I still have a couple as a
matter a fact.
All those crashes came ta
mind when I went to the skatin rink the
other day. Dont think I ever did learn
how ta skate.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Torn Rotator Cuff
Causes Shoulder Pain
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For quite
some time, my right shoulder has hurt. I saw an
orthopedic doctor, who says I have a tear of my
rotator cuff. He suggested surgery. What do you
think of surgery for this? I am scared that I
could be worse off after the operation than I am
now. I am only 44 and am quite active. -- K.M.
ANSWER: The rotator cuff is a
band made up of the tendons of four back muscles.
The tendons wrap around the topmost part of the
upper arm bone, the humerus, to keep the bone in
the shoulder socket. Tears of the rotator cuff
are a common problem and one of the principal
causes of shoulder pain. Small tears can heal on
their own. Larger tears almost always require
surgical correction. All surgical procedures
demand respect. Something can always go wrong.
Most people who have had surgery to correct a
rotator cuff tear are glad they had it. By most,
I mean more than 95 percent. I would not hesitate
to have this surgery.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Five years
ago, my left breast was removed because of
cancer. Some lymph nodes also were removed. The
surgeon told me never to have blood pressure
taken in my left arm. I havent. Sometimes I
get a funny look, but I will not allow my left
arm to be used. Someone asked why I cant
have my pressure taken there. I was abashed.
Im not sure why. Please tell me. -- R.M.
ANSWER: Removal of the breast
and lymph nodes often disturbs lymph drainage in
the involved arm. Lymph is fluid that comes from
the blood and circulates around tissues and cells
to nourish and protect them. It makes its way
back to the circulation through vessels called
lymphatics. Removal of lymphatics can produce
swelling of the arm, as the fluid cannot find its
way back to the circulation.
Pressure from the blood
pressure cuff could add to the disruption of
fluid return to the circulation.
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