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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 138

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Computer classes at the Family Literacy Center at 706 Orchard St. beginning on Wed. Jan. 12 at 10:00 a.m. There is no charge for these classes.

today's laugh

By the time the soldier pulled into the little town, every hotel room was taken. "You’ve got to have a room somewhere", he pleaded with a proprietor. "Well, I do have a double room with one occupant, but he is an Air Force guy" admitted the manager, and he might be glad to split the cost. But to tell you the truth, he snores so loudly that people in adjoining rooms have complained in the past. I’m not sure it’d be worth it to you.

" No problem." the tired Army guy assured him, "I’ll take it." The next morning the soldier came down to breakfasts bright-eyed and bushy tailed. "How’d you sleep?" asked the manager. "Never better", said the soldier. The manager was impressed. "No problem with the other guy snoring all night long?" "No, I shut him up in no time", explained the soldier.

"How’d you manage that?" asked the proprietor.

"Well, he was already in bed, snoring away, when I walked into the room, so I gave him a kiss on the cheek" explained the soldier. "Then, I whispered in his ear ‘Good night beautiful’, and he sat up all night watching me."


Ladies and gentlemen, hobos and tramps,

Bug-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants!

I’m about to tell you a story I’ve never heard before,

So pull up a chair and sit on the floor.

Admission is free, so pay at the door.


One fine day, in the middle of the night,

two, dead boys got up to fight.

Back to back, they faced each other,

drew their swords and shot each other.

A deaf policeman heard the noise,

and saved the lives of the two dead boys.

If you don’t believe my lies are true,

ask the blind man, he saw it too!


Two eggs, a sausage, and a pancake walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Sorry, we don’t serve breakfast."


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


The Carthage Modern Woodmen of America are interesting themselves in the race of a Nevada man for the office of head banker of the general M. W. A. of the United States. At tonight’s meeting they will discuss plans for supporting him.

The Nevada Post says of the matter: "H. E. Errett is in receipt of information today from prominent Woodmen of Illinois that he will undoubtedly carry the vote of that state for head banker of the M. W., provided Missouri endorses him for that position. Every Woodman knows the influence of Illinois is such matters and there is but little question of Missouri’s action.

"Mr. Errett is the logical candidate. He was made so by his efficiency and prominence in the order and the splendid race which he made for the position at Kansas City. Missouri should endorse him with a unanimity and an enthusiasm which his merit deserves."

  Today's Feature

Council Meet Tonight.

eWaste On the Agenda.

The Carthage City Council is scheduled to meet this evening in City Hall at 7:30 p.m. for its regular bi-monthly meeting.

The agenda includes the first reading of Council Bill 11-02 which would authorize the Mayor of the City of Carthage to "enter into an agreement with Midwest Wholesalers, Inc for hauling and proper recycling of waste electronics."

Included in the list of items that would be picked up for recycling are Microwave ovens; scanners; all types of televisions; computers; monitors; speakers; keyboards, mice, and other computer peripherals and components; laptop computers; adding and answering machines; AC adapters; paper shredders; power strips/packs; cables, wires and cords; pagers; all types of telephones and other electronics.

According to the proposed ordinance, "Starting January 27 ,2011 Contractor agrees to take all e-waste at no charge except the City agrees to pay $15 for every television, and $0 for every microwave oven, and $5 for every computer monitor (CRT)."

Just Jake Talkin'

After discoverin’ that a check for $50 bucks in an unsealed envelope was accidently picked up with a bunch of envelopes to be mailed, it was assumed that it was gone forever. Landed in a "dead letter" bin somewhere in the midwest.

It was decided that the first thing Monday mornin’ the bank would have ta be notified to stop payment on the check, just in case. We didn’t make it to the bank in time.

On Saturday mornin’, we received a letter from the post office, postage paid, with the check and a note sayin’ it was found in a mail bin. I don’t know who it was, or exactly where it was, but it woulda been easy just to pitch it in the trash. A real bright spot for the caliper of folks workin’ for the Postal Service. Thanks.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns

Lupus Is Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 28-year-old daughter, who has been healthy all her life, was recently diagnosed with lupus. Will she be able to live a full life, including having children. Is there a cure? How about exercise and diet? -- R.K.

ANSWER: In the 1950s, a diagnosis of lupus carried only a 50 percent chance of living for five more years. Sixty years later, the chance of living for at least 20 more years is 90 percent, and the majority of lupus patients have a normal life span.

Pregnancy is definitely possible. Doctors tell their lupus patients to delay pregnancy until the illness has been inactive for six months. That kind of delay in disease activity occurs in almost all lupus patients.

Lupus is in the same class of illness as rheumatoid arthritis. It’s an autoimmune disease, one brought on by the immune system attacking many body organs and tissues. Joints and muscles are targets. The wrists, hands, elbows, knees and ankles are the joints most often involved. Skin rashes are common. One rash is often mentioned. It’s a redness on both cheeks connected by a red bar over the bridge of the nose. This is the "butterfly" rash of lupus, seen less often than it is talked about. The kidneys, heart and nervous system can be affected.

The outlook for an individual lupus patient depends on how many organs are involved and how well the patient responds to treatment. There isn’t a cure. There are many control medicines. Lupus typically has periods of worsening and periods when the illness goes into remission. Medicines make remissions longer and longer.

Lupus has no special diet. Exercise is encouraged when the illness is in remission. You or your daughter can contact the Lupus Foundation of America for more information and for becoming acquainted with other patients in your town. The website is, and the phone number is 202-349-1155.

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