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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 75

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

today's laugh

The pastor’s sermon focused on how God know’s which of us grows best in the sunlight and which of us needs shade. "For example," he said, "roses must be planted in the sun, but fuchsias thrive in the shade."

After the service, a woman, her face beaming, approached him. "Your sermon did me so much good," she said.

Before he had time to gloat too much, she added, "I always wondered what was wrong with my fuchsias."


"But what ... is it good for?"

--Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM 1968, commenting on the microchip.


"This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." ,--Western Union internal memo, 1876.


"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"--David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.


I used to be a lifeguard, but some blue kid got me fired.


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


Yesterday’s St. Louis Republic contained a picture of Walter D. Acuff, formerly of this city, and Miss Emma Haid of St. Louis, who were married at 7 p.m. last Wednesday. The interesting part of the item was the fact that Miss Haid founded an "old maid’s club," the members of which were pledged to single blessedness, and Mr. Achuff in marrying her has to pay a $10 fine into the club treasury.

His father was formerly city marshal here on a reform ticker, but resigned and moved to St. Louis, where his son is now Sunday school superintendent of the First Methodist church.

The young couple started on a bridal tour through "Southern Missouri," which it is hoped will bring them through Carthage, where Walter has many friends anxious to congratulate him. They will be at home at 2801 Thomas street, St. Louis, after a couple of weeks.

  Today's Feature

Three Minutes of Fame

Accepting Entries.

The Three Minutes of Fame lip sync competition will be held once again this year during the Maple Leaf week. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 14th at 7 p.m. in the Carthage Junior High School Auditorium.

This is a family-friendly event that always delights the packed audience. The lip-sync competition offers both an adult division and a junior division for 14 years and under. Cash prizes will be awarded again this year.

"Each year this event gets bigger and better and we owe it all to the folks from our community and local businesses for their continued support," said Beth Foust, event chairman.

Those who would like additional information, should contact the Carthage Chamber of Commerce at 417-358-2373 or you may email Entries must be turned into the Chamber office at 402 S. Garrison no later than Monday, October 11th.

Just Jake Talkin'

Fall is typically when the "pile shift" takes place at my house. Movin’ the winter piles out and movin’ in the summer piles. This spring and fall ritual is always intended to be a cullin’ process. The struggle of gettin’ rid of those things ya really never use, just hate ta throw ‘em away.

My problem is it seems the piles never diminish much over the years. No matter how much I throw away each season, somehow I accumulate replacements each year. I keep thinkin’ someday I’ll open the barn door and see the entire floor with ever’thing that is occupyin’ space in its proper and useful place. Although it’s hard to judge with any accuracy, I do think there are fewer and smaller piles than before. Hopefully this fall I can muster the courage to uncover a few more square feet of floor space.

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.

10,000 Steps a Day Keep the Doctor Away

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I hear that taking 10,000 steps a day is all that a person needs to stay healthy. Is this so? How much time does that take? Do you count all the steps you take in a day, or are these 10,000 steps in addition to what you normally take? -- G.D.

ANSWER: The 10,000-steps-a-day program originated in the Surgeon General’s office some years back. It’s been shown, more than once, that people who increase their total daily steps to 10,000 (counting the ones they normally take) have less body fat, lower blood sugar and lower blood pressure. There is more to staying fit than taking 10,000 leisurely steps. Strength building is also important.

Ten thousand steps are approximately 5 miles (3.6 to 4.9 miles; 6 to 8 kilometers). How much time does this take? The walking should be brisk. That’s defined as taking 90 to 100 steps a minute. For the entire time involved, you can do the math. However, these steps don’t all have to be taken in one session. You can amass them throughout the day. A hundred steps a minute is a quick pace. You might not be up to it. It’s OK to start more slowly and gradually work your way to the 100-steps-a-minute goal, and not all the 10,000 steps have to be such fast ones. The goal of 10,000 steps is another thing that can take you a while to reach. Don’t try to do all this on the first day. Start out by taking an extra 200 steps a day, and gradually work your way to 10,000 over a couple of months.

You can’t count these steps without driving yourself crazy. You need a pedometer, a gadget that records your steps. Pedometers range in cost from $17 to $80. They can be worn on a belt, put in a pocket or worn around the leg. They register steps by the movement of the hips or the impact of the foot against the ground.

If you want to be really healthy, you have to add some resistance exercise to your program. Resistance exercise is lifting weights.

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