Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat
because he had an important meeting and couldnt
find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said,
"Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking
place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me
life and give up me Irish Whiskey!"
Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
Paddy looked up again and said,
"Never mind, Lord. I found one."
Why is it that when someone tells you
that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you
believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint
somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?
Why does mineral water that has
trickled through mountains for centuries have a
use by date?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bankruptcy proceedings were commenced
yesterday against Thos. Bacon, the grocer who has just
sold out on East Third street to Chas. Rogers and Lew
Manley. St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City and other grocery
houses are holding the bag to the amount of $2,100 or
$2,200, and the proceedings are being handled from Kansas
City. McReynolds & Halliburton are representing some
of the creditors.
Since Mr. Bacon recently sold the store
there is just now some question as to what method will be
pursued in adjusting the claims. It is thought by Mr.
McReynolds that an effort may be made to seize the stock,
though it is already in other hands. It is said that this
can be done, and if so, Messrs. Rogers and Manley may be
occasioned with some trouble. On the other hand the
proceeds of the sale may be all on which the creditors
Economic Development Corporation
Board of Directors
November 17, 2011 -8 a.m.
CW&EP Centennial Complex
"Attending: CEDC Chairman
Bill Lee-Arvest, CEDC Vice Chairman Bob
CopelandMBRH, CEDC Secretary Treasurer Stan
Schmidt, Schmidt & Associates, CEDC Executive
Assistant Sabrina Drackert-Chamber President
(Conference Call), Robert E. Williams-CW&EP
General Manager, Ken Johnson-CW&EP Board
Member, Pete Metcalf-Metcalf Auto, J. O. Phelps,
Steve Beimdiek-Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Jim
Hess-L&P, Tom Short-City Administrator,
Lonnie Heckmaster-Hometown Bank, Bob Hess-SMB,
Susan Wendleton-CW&EP, Chuck
Bryant-CW&EP. Absent: Lonnie
Chairman Lee called the meeting
to order and turned the floor over to Williams. A
letter from Allgeier, Martin and Associates with
estimated cost analysis of a Proposed Industrial
Park on property owned by Phil Blankenship was
reviewed. Williams reported some issues,
primarily on the north side of railroad tracks,
with one strip pit on the south side of tracks
which is full of what is thought to be household
trash that would require some cleanup. The north
side of the property has significant issue with
runoff and strip pits and also presents more
issues with potential railroad crossings and
access from Fairview. His recommendation, and the
general consensus of the group, would be to only
consider the 152 acres on the south side of the
Pros and cons of that location
were compared to the previously discussed 600
acres in the Precious Moments area. For near term
needs, Williams noted that wastewater
infrastructure already available at the Fir Road
site would make it most feasible to have
available in the next couple of years for
industrial development and as a stop gap measure
over the next ten years.
Drackert reported that site
requests have dropped off over the last quarter
which would be typical of this time of year and
is consistent with other areas of the country in
the current economic environment. She would
anticipate the requests picking up after the
first of the year.
Williams noted that in previous
meetings a lease agreement was considered on the
Blankenship property. CW&EP Management, Board
and its attorney do not feel comfortable adding
infrastructure on a lease instead of a purchase.
CW&EP would propose that the CEDC purchase
the 152 acres of land with CW&EP entering
into an operating agreement, similar to the one
with the Chamber for economic development. CEDC
would have income through the agreed upon annual
fees which could be used for carrying out the
mission of the CEDC.
A general discussion ensued
pertaining to the current price of farm land in
A motion by Beimdiek and
seconded by Copeland to authorize Williams to
begin negotiations for the purchase of 152 acres,
as identified by the maps presented, of land from
Phil Blankenship in an initial offer of $2,000
per acre passed unanimously.
Williams will work with
Attorney Malcolm Robertson to draft an agreement
between CW &EP and the CEDC. Williams was
asked to keep the CEDC apprised of the situation
as it develops.
A motion by Beimdiek and
seconded by Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at
9:15 a.m. passed unanimously."
County Jail Count
173 December 12,
Including Placed out of County
I got whacked pretty good
with a baseball bat when I was a kid. Some
probly figured as much. My older
brother did the deed and I have become
convinced over the years that it wasnt
intentional. The thought of that incident
probly sends chills down his back but I
really dont remember it much. Im
guessin I had a pretty good goose egg
on my noggin for a while.
I can remember hearin
old timers talkin bout their
amazement of livin as long as they did.
Im gettin a better idea of what
they were talkin about as I look back
at the times when I came close to major
injury from time to time. With the
passin years, I have been able tell mom
about most of em. There are still a
couple Im savin till she matures
a little more.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Need No Treatment
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 37, have
two children and also have fibroids. My periods
are quite heavy. My doctor says that removal of
the uterus is the best way to end my problem. My
husband and I would like to have more children.
What other options do I have? --P.S.
ANSWER: The uterus is a large,
hollow muscle with an internal layer that grows
every month in preparation for the reception of a
fertilized egg. Fibroids are noncancerous growths
of the uterine muscle. Theyre common, and
for most women they cause few, if any, symptoms.
Large fibroids can compress the bladder and
provoke frequent urination. Or they can press on
the colon and bring on constipation. They
sometimes reduce the chances of pregnancy. They
can be responsible for heavy menstrual bleeding.
Their cause hasnt been
discovered, but female hormones must be involved
in their appearance, because they tend to regress
If theyre not producing
symptoms, they can be ignored. If they are
kicking up a fuss, hysterectomy -- removal of the
uterus -- is one solution, but not the only one.
Options depend on what the woman wants.
For a woman approaching
menopause, the medicine Lupron is a good choice.
It suppresses estrogen production, which shrinks
fibroids. Since this has a time limit on use,
women who will soon be menopausal are the ones
who can take advantage of it.
Danazol (a synthetic male
hormone), birth-control pills and Depo-Provera
control excessive menstrual bleeding due to
Sometimes doctors can remove a
fibroid with a scope that enters the uterus
through the vagina without any external cutting.
Uterine artery embolization is
a procedure where the doctor threads a soft tube
(a catheter) to the artery feeding the fibroid.
When the right position is reached, the doctor
releases particles that obstruct the artery and
cut off blood supply to the fibroid. It falls
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