Bob and Tom both like to golf. One day Bob went
to Tom and said, "Hey look at this great ball!"
Tom replied, "Whats so great about it?"
Bob said, "Well if you lose it, it will beep until
you find it, and if it goes into the water it will float.
This ball is impossible to lose!" "Wow!",
said Tom, "Where did you get that from?" Bob
replied, "I found it."
Little Johnny returns from school and
says he got an "F" in arithmetic.
"Why?" asks the father.
"The teacher asked How much
is 2x3? I said 6."
"But thats right!" The
"Then she asked me How much
"What the hecks the stupid
difference?" asked the father.
"Thats what I said!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
TO LECTURE FOR THE
Dr. W. H. Spence, a Noted Orator, to
Dr. W. H. Spence, a celebrated orator
and lecturer, has been engaged to give a lecture here
next Friday evening under the auspices of the college.
His subject will be "Poetry and Its Influence"
and he will speak at the First Presbyterian church.
Dr. Spence recently lectured at
Galesburg, Ill., and the Republican-Register of that town
devotes three columns to a report of his effort of which
it speaks in the highest terms. It is expected that the
club women of Carthage will be especially interested in
this lecture. Further announcements will appear later.
W. L. Norris came in yesterday from
Chicago, where he bought seven street carriages for his
The Carthage VITA site is open
to prepare tax returns for low to medium income
persons at no charge. The location is the Family
Literacy Center, 706 Orchard in Carthage.
Returns will be prepared by
volunteers and will be electronically filed.
Direct deposit to a bank a account can be
arranged. Appointments will be taken by call in
the Family Literacy Center at 358-5926.
Federal and state income taxex
will be prepared. A federal return should be
prepared before the state return, as information
from the federal return is needed to complete the
state return. Thow who need to fill a Missouri
propertax (PTC only will be prepared but will not
Taxpayers should bring picture
identification, Social Security cards for all
persons listed on the return, and all documents
needed to prepare their return. All income must
be reported on the return.
The VITA tax site is sponsored
by Economic Security Corporation with volunteers
trained by the IRS, which also provides the
computer program. Family Literacy Center donates
the space and the computers. Coordinated by Marie
Lot a times its just
The City Council approves a
lot a stuff that just has ta be done for the
City to function from day to day. There are
just a lot a times there will be 10-0 votes.
I would personally,
however, get a little nervous if there
werent split votes from time to time.
There is no way for ten folks to agree on
everthing all the time.
Course the appearance
of a unanimous decision on a consistent basis
has not been a problem as far as I can tell
as long as anyone can remember in Carthage.
As a teacher a mine once
instructed me, the majority may rule, but
nothin in the constitution guarantees
that the majority is always right. Its
always good ta have someone question a
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 90 years
old. About three years ago I developed foot drop.
A neurologist diagnosed the condition. My general
health is good, considering my age. This foot
drop has become debilitating. Is there anything I
can do to take care of it? --M.S.
ANSWER: Foot drop isnt
really a diagnosis. Its an observation of
whats happened to your foot. You cannot
raise the front part of your foot off the ground
when you take a step. The drooping foot makes it
hard to walk. You have to lift the leg very high
so the foot clears the ground. Finding out what
made the foot drop is going to be your diagnosis.
Nerve damage, back problems,
stroke, diabetes and muscle illnesses are some of
the causes of foot drop, and they are the actual
diagnosis. Many times, the problem is nerve
malfunction. Quite often, health cannot be
restored to the nerve, but things can be done.
One of those things is a lightweight brace that
keeps the foot from flopping downward when you
take a step.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is it
possible to have had a heart attack and not know
I am a 59-year-old man and had
my first-ever EKG this past week. The doctor
tells me I had a heart attack. I have never had
anything that felt like a heart attack. I
dont smoke and never have. Heart attacks
dont run in my family. My mother and father
are alive at 85. I weigh 155 pounds and have
weighed that since I was discharged from the
Army, more than 35 years ago. Could this be a
mistake? -- R.S.
ANSWER: As many as 20 percent
of heart attacks are silent, producing no pain or
other symptoms. Those attacks are discovered when
an EKG happens to be taken at a later date.
Its also true that the EKG might show the
pattern of an old heart attack without one ever
If you want to settle the
matter, consult a cardiologist. Its
probably the wise thing to do.
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