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!
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.
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
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.
Brokers company policy
authorizes Broker or Brokers
representatives to cooperate with other brokers
acting pursuant to the following brokerage
relationships, as defined by Section 339.710
Up to 6 % of sale price
to subagents of Broker; (i.e., limited agents
representing Owner); or up to 6 % of sale price
to buyers 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
A Map of the previously sold
property at Myers Park is shown inside.
County Jail Count
192 July 11,
Including Placed out of County
Ive only got into
poison ivy once that I know about. As a kid
As everone 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 its not so
clear whether an itch needs scratchin
or ignorin. Sometimes it comes down to
will power or knowledge, but usually just
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
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 theres a display on peripheral
artery disease? The boy asks his grandmother if
she has it. Its extremely common. Its
the legs equivalent of heart artery
disease. Both have to do with arteries clogged
with plaque -- a buildup of cholesterol, fat and
Pain on walking is the
prominent symptom of this illness. The pain
occurs because the working leg muscles
arent 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
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
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