I saw in the paper last night a man went
thirty-eight days without food. He really should have
ordered from another waiter.
Everybody you know can make you happy
some by arriving and some by leaving.
A seven-year-old came home from school
a bit teary-eyed one afternoon. He told his mother,
"Agnes broke off our engagement. She returned my
A tourist saw his first country
windmill and asked the farmer what it was. The farmer
said, "Its an electric fan for blowing the
flies off my cows."
The walls of my apartment are very
thin. I once asked my roommate a question, and I got four
I think my butcher cheats. I put a
postcard on his scale, and it weighed four pounds nine
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
WORK RESUMED AT
Pumping Began this
Cleaning Up This
Work is going on this week again at the
Cholwell mines in the southeastern edge of the city. The
company owning the land served an ultimatum recently on
the Southeastern company, who have the lease to the
effect that they must go to work in earnest very soon.
Accordingly, Harry Cornell, as manager of the company,
started the pumps up Saturday and has kept them going
"We are simply getting the water
out of the ground so far," said Mr. Cornell to a
reporter, this morning; "but we are going to have a
good camp out there. It is good ground and we are now
going to develop it in earnest. I believe we can make it
one of the best pieces of property in the county. We are
doing fine work at the Pleasant Valley mines, I can tell
Senator Gary Nodler Recognized.
Senator Gary Nodler, R-Joplin,
was recently recognized by the Missouri State
Assessors Association for his efforts
during the 2010 legislative session. The award
was presented at the Assessors
Associations conference in Branson on
"I am honored to be
recognized by the Missouri State Assessors
Association," said Sen. Nodler. "The
role of the assessor is one that fulfills a
constitutional obligation in this state, and
keeping the assessment system equitable takes the
work of our dedicated local assessors throughout
In particular, Sen. Nodler was
recognized for his work on Senate Bill 588, which
protected local assessors in many counties from
facing an unfunded mandate. The bill extends the
amount of time local assessors have to meet
projected tax liability requirements before they
have to provide tax liability notices stating the
increased assessed value. With the passage of
this legislation, assessors are now able to wait
until they receive software from the State Tax
Commission, which is necessary to provide such
Dont see many June
bugs in my neighborhood. As a kid we would
use em in various ways to amuse each
other durin the early summer months.
The most common trick was to catch one (which
wasnt much of chore, ya had ta watch
your step to keep from crunchin one a
the critters) and gently place in on a
buddys shoulder. The fun was just
waitin and watchin to see if the
bug would make it up to the neck.
Course the more squeamish the
individual, the bigger the laugh when they
jumped and started swattin themselves.
Some of the more
adventuresome would tie a piece of string to
the critter and then watch it fly up into the
darkness. The thrill was to see the flutter
of thread flyin by at some later time.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My adult
daughter is unable to take vitamins without
upsetting her stomach. She has taken them with
and without food, and at different times of the
day, to no avail. She takes no medicine except
for thyroid. She has no gastrointestinal
problems. -- V.H.
ANSWER: Has your daughter tried
different brands of vitamins? The filler in some
brands might be the cause of her stomach upset.
Fillers are inactive ingredients that keep the
The question really is: Does
your daughter, or anyone, need to take a vitamin
(multivitamin or otherwise) daily? Vitamins are
nutrients that the body doesnt make for
itself (except vitamin D). Theyre needed in
extremely small amounts. The era of beriberi,
scurvy and rickets is all but over since the
discovery of vitamins. Most doctors have never
seen a case of those vitamin deficiency
Vitamins dont pep us up
and they dont prevent heart disease or
cancer as was once thought. In excess, they can
be troublemakers. In spite of this, were
conditioned to believe that we need a daily
multivitamin. Half of the adult American
population swallows one every day.
We can meet all vitamin needs
through foods, with the possible exception of
vitamin D. A diet that supplies fruits,
vegetables, grains, dairy products and some meat
provides the necessary vitamins. Meat is the
source for vitamin B-12, but vegetarians can get
that vitamin in other ways. Vitamin D is a
problem for many. Sunshine converts a substance
in the skin into this vitamin. Many people
dont get enough sunshine exposure to
achieve skin production of D, and people in
northern climates cant get enough during
winter months. All it takes is 15 minutes of sun
exposure on the face, arms and legs three times a
week. Age is another possible factor in failing
to meet vitamin demands if older people subside
on a marginal diet of tea and toast.
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