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Tuesday, September, 14 2010 Volume XIX, Number 60

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The Family Literacy Center is accepting orders for fall mums. Orders and money are accepted until Sept. 15. $5 or 5 for $20. 358-5926

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

today's laugh

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 frog."

A tourist saw his first country windmill and asked the farmer what it was. The farmer said, "It’s 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 different answers.

I think my butcher cheats. I put a postcard on his scale, and it weighed four pounds nine ounces.


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


Pumping Began this Week—

Cleaning Up This Valuable Property.

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 ever since.

"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 you."

  Today's Feature

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’ Association’s conference in Branson on September 9.

"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 Missouri."

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 notices.

Just Jake Talkin'

Don’t 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 wasn’t much of chore, ya had ta watch your step to keep from crunchin’ one a the critters) and gently place in on a buddy’s 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. Homin’ bugs.

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.

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 tablet together.

The question really is: Does your daughter, or anyone, need to take a vitamin (multivitamin or otherwise) daily? Vitamins are nutrients that the body doesn’t make for itself (except vitamin D). They’re 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 illnesses.

Vitamins don’t pep us up and they don’t prevent heart disease or cancer as was once thought. In excess, they can be troublemakers. In spite of this, we’re 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 don’t get enough sunshine exposure to achieve skin production of D, and people in northern climates can’t 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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