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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Volume XX, Number 35
Did Ya Know?.. There will be an
American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Carthage Nazarene
Church Thursday, Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Did Ya Know?.. The American
Legion & Auxiliary, Post 9, of Carthage are accepting
donations for a rummage sale to be held August 27 &
28. Jerry Chapman 417-423-0096, D Murphey 417-359-6161
The teacher wrote on the blackboard: "I
aint had no fun in months." Then asked the
class, "How should I correct this sentence?"
Little Johnny raised his had and
replied, "Get yourself a new boyfriend."
Little Johnny was sent to bed by his
father. Five minutes later....
"Da-ad...." - "What?
"Im thirsty. Can you bring
drink of water?"
"No. You had your chance. Lights
out." Five minutes later:
"Im THIRSTY. Can I have a
drink of water??"
"I told you NO!" If you ask
again, Ill have to spank you!!"Five minutes
"When you come in to spank me, can
you bring a drink of water?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Magee Bought Out
J. H. Magee has purchased T. A.
Kendricks one-half interest in the canning factory
for $6,000 and will operate the factory on a larger scale
this season, providing the desired storage of vegetables
can be secured. He wants 500 acres of tomatoes and the
same amount of corn and requests those who desire to grow
either for the factory under contract to notify him by
postal or leave word at any of the banks in Carthage.
As soon as the requests for contracts
amount to 300 acres of tomatoes and 250 acres of corn he
will begin making contracts as high as paid by any
factory in the state and higher than some of the
factories with which he has to compete.
James Rollins, a well-known man, is
lame as a result of an accident that befell him. In
stepping out of a wagon his kneecap was thrown out of
place and he will be unable to dance for a long time yet.
The following is scheduled to
be heard in first reading this evening at the
regular Council Meeting in City Hall at 7:30 p.m.
"SECTION I: The City of
Carthage, pursuant to section 321.242.1 RSMo.,
shall impose a one fourth (114) of one percent (1
%) fire protection sales tax on all retail sales
made in the City of Carthage which are subject to
taxation pursuant to the provisions of sections
144.010 to 144.525, RSMo.
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
SECTION III: This Ordinance
shall take effect and be in force from and after
its approval by the voters of the City of
SECTION IV: This sales tax
shall end tbd (to be determined) years from the
date of its imposition."
County Jail Count
183 August 8,
Including Placed out of County
If someone wanted to become
famous for inventing a device that would
define technological advance, they would come
up with an anti-bass filter.
No this isnt a
fishin story. Im talkin
bout bass as in the clef. Those low
thumpin tones that roll out of a
vehicle when the windows are up. The device I
envision would either block the bass notes
from enterin my house after 11 p.m. or
at least bring with them some portion of the
melody so I could recognize it as music.
There surely must be some
electroantibass molecules out in the universe
somewhere. Sound waves have long been studied
and examined as they flow through the
atmosphere. There has to be somethin
that could disrupt and disperse them into
harmless drops of sonic waste.
Thumpthump, thump. Thumpthump,
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have never
seen you address acupuncture. I have had a bad
back for three months, have seen two doctors and
have followed their instructions. I have taken
medicines that ease the pain. My back isnt
as sore as it once was, but it still bothers me.
Acupuncture has been suggested. What are your
views on it? -- M.L.
ANSWER: I have no misgivings
about trying acupuncture for pain relief. The
Chinese have used it for centuries. Any treatment
that lasts that long must have some value. Fine
needles are inserted into the skin at specific
points and are left in place for 15 to 30
minutes. From time to time, the acupuncturist
stimulates the needles.
The American College of
Physicians and the American Pain Society endorse
acupuncture. A recent review article in the New
England Journal of Medicine, a premier medical
journal, also endorsed it. Who am I not to follow
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Its
that time of year again -- the no-see-um season.
I can feel a sharp sting when bitten. It goes
away and then returns as a large swelling with
incessant itching. What can I do to prevent this
reaction? Others dont react this bad. I
also use DEET to deter these diabolical pests.
Should I wash it off as soon as I get indoors? --
ANSWERS: No-see-ums got that
name because theyre barely visible, only
1/16th of an inch. Dawn and dusk are their
busiest hours. Avoidance is the best protection.
The red welt you describe arises about 12 or more
hours after the bite and can be as large as an
inch in diameter. It does itch.
DEET is the best repellent, but
its not a 100 percent barrier for all
users. Have you tried a higher concentration? Are
you following label directions regarding when to
reapply it? When you get back home, wash treated
skin with soap and water. Also, you can spray
your clothes with permethrin. It will give you
additional protection. Wear long slacks tucked
into your socks and long-sleeved tops.
As for the itch, antihistamines
are suggested. I admit they dont work for
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