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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Volume XX, Number 16

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The Tornado Recovery Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the McCune Brooks RH Room 1942 July 12, 19 & 26. Open to the public. Call 359-2636 for more information.

today's laugh

It was election time and a politician decided to go out to the local reservation and try to get the Native American vote. They were all assembled in the Council Hall to hear the speech. ‘I promise better education opportunities for Native Americans!’

The crowd went wild, shouting ‘Hoya! Hoya!’ The politician was a bit puzzled by the native word, but was encouraged by their enthusiasm. ‘I promise gambling reforms to allow a Casino on the Reservation!’

‘Hoya! Hoya!’ cried the crowd, stomping their feet.

‘I promise more social reforms and job opportunities for Native Americans!’ The crowd reached a frenzied pitch shouting ‘Hoya! Hoya! Hoya!’

After the speech, the Politician was touring the Reservation, and saw a tremendous herd of cattle. Since he was raised on a ranch, and knew a bit about cattle, he asked the Chief if he could get closer to take a look at the cattle.

‘Sure,’ the Chief said, ‘but be careful not to step in the hoya.’


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

The Woolen Mill.

A reporter interviewed Supt. A. H. Baker with the Carthage Woolen Mill relative to the business outlook of the big manufacturing establishment.

"We have been running full time since about the first of last November," said Mr. Baker, "and our prospects and trade have been steadily improving ever since, until the past few weeks when the yellow fever scourge in the south and the resulting quarantines began. Our trade is very largely in the south and we are unable to ship any goods there till the quarantine is raised. The goods are wanted and in many cases are contracted for, and we are going right ahead with our work, stacking up our product here, with the full assurance that orders for it will come with a rush as soon as frosts break up the yellow fever troubles in the south. Had it not been for the yellow fever we would undoubtedly have been running overtime before this.

  Today's Feature

Myers Park Marketing.

The City Council is scheduled to hear the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Keller Williams of SW MO, for the marketing and sale of property located at Myers Park in the City of Carthage. The regular meeting is this evening at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. A second reading and vote on the agreement would be expected at the next regular meeting in two weeks.

The following excerpts are from the proposed contract:

"In consideration of your efforts to find a buyer for the property described at item 8 of the General Conditions below (the "Property"), City of Carthage ("Owner") appoints Keller Williams of SW MO (Joplin) ("Broker"), as the sole and exclusive agent with exclusive right to sell for the period beginning with the Effective Date set forth above and ending at 11.59 p.m. on the 30th day of June 2013.

Broker’s company policy authorizes Broker or Broker’s representatives to cooperate with other brokers acting pursuant to the following brokerage relationships, as defined by Section 339.710 R.S.Mo.

• Up to 6 % of sale price to subagents of Broker; (i.e., limited agents representing Owner); or up to 6 % of sale price to buyer’s agents; (i.e., limited agents representing prospective buyer); or up to 6 % of sale price to transaction brokers; (i.e., neutral licensees representing neither party).

Owner will pay Broker a compensation of up to 10% (According to City Administrator Tom Short, this would be the total amount paid, with the 6% mentioned in the above paragraph to be included. ed) to be received when and if Broker produces a prospect ready, willing, and able to purchase the Property at the sale price and on the terms listed below or later agreed upon, and the prospect indicates in writing an intention to purchase the Property, with the parties recognizing that Broker is not authorized to bind Owner to execute a sale contract unless so authorized by Owner, in writing. If a deposit is made on a sale and is then forfeited, one-half of the deposit (not to exceed the compensation which Broker would have been otherwise entitled to receive) will be paid to or retained by (as the case may be) Broker. In addition, Owner agrees to pay Broker a marketing fee of up to $5,000 on (check one) the date of this Agreement or the date that the other compensation above provided becomes payable." (Short also told the Mornin’ Mail that this portion of the contract will come from the Economic Development budget, to be used as needed for marketing in conjunction with the City Economic Development Director.)

A Map of the previously sold property at Myers Park is shown inside.

Jasper County Jail Count

192 July 11, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve only got into poison ivy once that I know about. As a kid out huntin’,

As ever’one knows, the real problem is that the more it itches, the more ya scratch. The more ya scratch, the more it itches, and spreads.

The real battle is ta get it to stop itchin’ long enough ta let it heal. In other words, the less ya do the better off ya are.

This is of course completely opposite of the procedure for the small cuts or abrasions that kids come up with. In that instance there needs ta be an effort to clean and cover, watch for infection and spreadin’. When a cut started itchin’ a little, it was a good sign usually. Meant it was healin’ up.

Sometimes it’s not so clear whether an itch needs scratchin’ or ignorin’. Sometimes it comes down to will power or knowledge, but usually just dumb luck.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Artery Plugging Can Make Walking Painful

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain peripheral vascular disease. I have never heard of it, and neither have people I have asked. -- C.D.

ANSWER: Peripheral vascular disease also goes by the name peripheral artery disease. Have you seen the TV ad where the young boy and his grandmother are walking through a store where there’s a display on peripheral artery disease? The boy asks his grandmother if she has it. It’s extremely common. It’s the leg’s equivalent of heart artery disease. Both have to do with arteries clogged with plaque -- a buildup of cholesterol, fat and other materials.

Pain on walking is the prominent symptom of this illness. The pain occurs because the working leg muscles aren’t getting enough blood. They complain by sending pain signals. Calf pain is common when the obstruction to blood flow is in a thigh artery. Stopping and resting relieves the pain.

High blood pressure, a family history of this condition, a family history of heart disease, smoking, diabetes and increased cholesterol all contribute to it. The most important contributor is aging.

The family doctor can detect peripheral artery disease by noting a decreased pulse at the ankle. Greater evidence is obtained by comparing ankle blood pressure to arm blood pressure. The two should be equal. If ankle pressure is lower than arm pressure, the reason is a blockage in leg artery blood flow.

Treatment is similar to treatment for obstructed heart arteries. Affected people have to lower their cholesterol, lower their body weight, lower their blood pressure, stop smoking, control blood sugar and stay active by walking to the point of pain, resting and then continuing to walk. Doctors usually also must prescribe medicines to lower cholesterol and to facilitate the passage of blood through narrowed arteries.

Sometimes an operation on the clogged artery is necessary. Often this can be done with a catheter that has a balloon tip. The catheter is threaded to the point of obstruction and inflated to open up the artery. Then a stent -- a metal device -- is placed to keep the artery dilated.

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