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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Volume XX, Number 46
Did Ya Know?.. Stones
Throw Theatre, 796 S. Stone Lane, will hold auditions for
"Lost in Yonkers", on Sun., Aug 28, and Mon.,
Aug 29 at the theatre, 6:00 pm both nights. .Cold
readings. Parts are 4 male (2 younger teens); 3 female
Did Ya Know?.. Singles Reaching
Out - West meet on Friday Aug. 26 at 6 pm at Lucky J
Steakhouse. Join us for dinner. Call 417-246-5604 or
417-388-3038 for info
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got
The ceremony wasnt much, but the
reception was excellent.
Little Johnny was getting bad grades in
One day he stepped up to the
teachers desk, and announced, "I dont
want to scare you Miss Finch, but daddy says if I
dont get better grades... somebody is gonna get a
"Fidel Castro is still in the
hospital with a serious medical condition. He still
thinks communism was a good idea until he was being
rushed to the hospital in a 55 Oldsmobile."
Welcome to eternity... will that be
smoking or non smoking?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
That Mysterious Light
in the West.
Citizens of the south and west parts of
town have for some time past noticed in the western
heaven shortly before 10 oclock each evening a
bright shaft of light which seems to move in the arc of a
circle for a few seconds and then disappear. The strange
light has caused much comment and many are the theories
as to the cause of it all.
The fact of the matter is that Josh
Baker and the electric headlight on the electric car
which reaches Carthage at 10 oclock is responsible
for the light. When the car rounds the curve at
Morgans Western Heights station the searchlight is
easily seen and it is this which caused the mysterious
Nothing shows a prosperity wave quicker
than the hotel registers. A glance at the registers of
the various hotels of Carthage shows plainly that travel
is much heavier now than it has been for a long time.
Protection Tax Be on Ballot?
The City Council is scheduled
to meet this evening in City Hall at 7:30 for
their regular meeting.
Included on the agenda is
Council Bill 11-37, scheduled for a final vote.
The ordinance would call for the question of a
fire protection sales tax.
It reads in part as follows:
"SECTION II: An election
is hereby called on the 8th day of November 2011
wherein the following proposal shall be submitted
to the voters of the City of Carthage in
substantially the following form, to-wit:
Shall the City of Carthage
impose a sales tax of one fourth (1/4) of one
percent (1 %) for the purpose of providing
revenues for the operation of the Carthage Fire
The citizens of Carthage
approved a 1/2 percent sales tax last February
for the purpose of capital improvements that was
extended for twenty years. City officials
estimated that tax to generate approximately
$800,000 per year.
The Fire Department
historically operates on approximately $1.5
County Jail Count
198 August 22,
Including Placed out of County
Well, I can tell that
summer is almost over, the guy down the
street finally put out his Christmas tree to
be picked up. Im not sayin
hes cheap, but this is the same guy who
is tryin to sue because he got injured
while watchin a professional ball game.
He fell out of a tree. This is the same fella
that complains that Christmas cards are made
of such cheap material. Says they only last a
few seasons now-a-days.
His kid came by the other
day and told me his dad could do tricks. I
asked him what kind of tricks. He said his ma
says he can drink like a fish.
Course this is the
same guy that thinks an autobiography has
something to do with the history of cars and
that Daniel Boone was born in a log cabin he
built himself. It this in any way resembles
one a your neighbors, it was strictly
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Can Signal Sleep Apnea
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have sleep
apnea. Before being treated by a sleep
specialist, I was very sleepy during the day and
had no energy. My specialist prescribed a mask
that pumps air into my nose. It helps somewhat.
Later a friend told me about Provigil. It makes
me feel much better, but I am not 100 percent.
What else could help me? -- J.K.
ANSWER: "Apnea" is
Greek for "no breathing." Sleep apnea
is periods during sleep when a person stops
breathing for 10 or more seconds. There can be
five to 30 or more such spells every hour. Quite
often, an apneic period is preceded by snoring
that gets progressively louder and louder. At the
end of the no-breathing episode, the person
grunts and half-wakens and then starts breathing
again. This fragments sleep and leaves the person
sleepy and without energy the next day.
The problem lies in a narrowed
passageway for air as it travels through the
throat en route to the lungs. Redundant throat
tissue blocks the natural airflow.
Weight loss is one way to get
rid of excess throat tissue, if one is
overweight. Dont drink any alcohol from the
evening meal on, because it relaxes throat
The mask you wear is called
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). It
delivers air under pressure so it can pass
through the obstruction in the throat. Dont
You can ask your dentist about
fashioning a device that keeps the jaw forward
during sleep. That opens the throat too. Stick
with your Provigil, since its working for
There are a number of surgical
procedures that can pare excess tissue from the
back of the throat. And there is a new remedy
called the Pillar Palatal Implant System. It
consists of three small, plastic rods inserted
into the back part of the upper palate to keep it
propped up. For some, a droopy palate obstructs
Since youre doing pretty
well with the way things are going now, you might
not want to upset things with any more treatment.
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