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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 80

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Kids - Register by Oct. 12 for 10th annual Maple Leaf dog show. 358-1300.

Did Ya Know?.. Any current or past members of the DAV/Auxiliary or The American Legion/Auxiliary, who would like to ride on the float in the Maple Leaf Parade, please contact Jerry Murphey at 417-674-1906 or Rachel Murphey 417-674-1907.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m.

today's laugh

A guy goes into a bar. He’s sitting on the stool, enjoying his drink when he hears, "You look great!" He looks around - there’s 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, "What’s with the nuts?"

"Oh," the bartender answers, "They’re complimentary."


"We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."

--Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.


"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."

--Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.


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

Over an Inch and a Half of Rain.

The rainfall at this point for forty-eight hours, ending at 8 o’clock this morning, was 1.53 inches. Those who witnessed the heavy showers about 9 o’clock yesterday morning have the impression that the larger per cent of it must have fallen about that time.

Street Scenes.

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.

  Today's Feature

Christmas 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 year’s 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 numerous prizes.

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 388-0997.

Just Jake Talkin'

I can still remember the day I learned how to keep from fallin’ down on a bicycle. As you might notice I didn’t 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 prob’ly thought at the time I’d 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. Don’t think I ever did learn how ta skate.

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.

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 haven’t. Sometimes I get a funny look, but I will not allow my left arm to be used. Someone asked why I can’t have my pressure taken there. I was abashed. I’m 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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