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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Volume XX, Number 21

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

Did Ya Know?..If the Carthage Shrine Club helped you go to the Shriners Hospitals we invite you to the Tractor Pull Free of charge on July 22 & 23. Call 358-8816 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for details.

today's laugh

A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment of bringing something to represent their religion.

The first boy got in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is the Star of David."

The second child got in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I am Catholic and this is the Crucifix."

The third boy got in front of the class and said, " My name is Tommy and I am Baptist and this is a casserole."


A gang of robbers broke into a lawyer’s club by mistake. The old legal lions gave them a fight for their life and their money. The gang was happy to escape.

‘It ain’t so bad,’ one crook noted. ‘We got $25 between us.’

The boss screamed: ‘I warned you to stay clear of lawyers--we had $100 when we broke in!’


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

Senator Gray’s Home Just Completed.

A pretty Carthage home just completed is that of Senator Howard Gray on Clinton street. The family is just now getting settled in it. It is of modern architectural design and fronts east with an inviting porch at the southeast corner. The plans for the house were drawn by Architect A. Ehlers, although the general arrangement and design of the house is fashioned after Mrs. Gray’s ideas. The interior is finished in hard pine and the walls have been papered throughout. From the front porch one enters a commodious hall, 15 X 15 feet in size, in which is a mantel and grate. To the right is the parlor, 18 X 20 feet, in which there is also a mantel and grate. At the left corner a door leads into the dining room, which is 17 X 18 feet. At the right hand corridor a door leads into an entryway from which one may either pass to the kitchen or upstairs.

  Today's Feature

Canine Cruelty Prevention .


The Missouri Department of Agriculture worked with Attorney General Chris Koster to obtain a temporary restraining order against the owner, Linda Brisco, for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act and the newly enacted Canine Cruelty Prevention Act.

According to inspections by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the facility:

• failed to provide adequate veterinary care to animals in obvious medical distress;

• failed to clean and sanitize the facility, allowing excrement in food receptacles and dirty, muddy drinking water;

• failed to keep sick, aged, or young animals in indoor or sheltered housing facilities;

• failed to equip housing facilities with disposal and drainage systems in order to keep animal waste and water eliminated so the animals stayed dry;

• failed to provide shade for the dogs;

• failed to collect and remove animal waste – in some places feces had accumulated to the point that it was indistinguishable from the flooring; and

• failed to provide housing that protected the animals from injury.

In addition, the owner routinely used a gunshot as a means of euthanasia, also in violation of the law.

In an agreement approved and enforceable under the circuit court, the owner will surrender all animals to the Humane Society of Missouri, surrender her Missouri Department of Agriculture commercial breeder license and will not operate a dog breeding facility for at least the next 6 years.

"It is our goal that Missouri will gain the reputation as the state with the best and most humane breeders in the country," Koster said.

"Since 2009, we have increased inspections, dramatically stepped up enforcement and number of citations and sent a profound message to learn to do the dog business right or get out of the business for good. This cooperation between our animal care program, the Humane Society of Missouri and Attorney General Koster will help us increase rescues and prosecutions and continue to strengthen the breeding industry in Missouri," said Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. "Through the work of Operation Bark Alert, Missouri now has over 500 fewer commercial breeders. There is more work to be done – and now more resources to help."

The rescued animals will arrive this at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Headquarters on Macklind Avenue in St. Louis, Mo. They will immediately receive individual veterinary examinations and treatment. As soon as they are healthy, as many of the dogs as possible will be made available.

Jasper County Jail Count

196 July 17, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Folks often complain about how long it takes ta get things done when dealin’ with the government. Red tape, bureaucrats, and the like. The fact is, our form a government was intentionally structured so as ta make things hard ta change.

In fact in a lot a cases, it’s more frustratin’ for elected officials to change things than it is for the rest of us.

The longer it takes ta get somethin’ done, the more likely it is that all the information involved will rise to the top.

Although it’s easy to understand wantin’ to hurry up the process, even the appearance of public officials tryin’ to bypass the normal procedure typically results in the erosion of public confidence.

Cards can be played close to the vest, but even in a friendly game, it’s best ta keep your hands above the table, .

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.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I read all the time about the risks of having a heart attack. I never see anything said about the risks for having a stroke. What are they? I fear a stroke more than I do a heart attack. -- P.S.

ANSWER: The risks for both are similar. They include uncontrolled high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, too little exercise, a large waist, excessive alcohol consumption and a high ratio of Apo B to Apo A-1. This last item needs an explanation. Apo B is similar to LDL cholesterol -- the bad kind of cholesterol, the kind that clogs arteries. Apo A-1 is more like HDL cholesterol -- good cholesterol, the kind that keeps arteries clean. I have to admit that these tests are not usually ordered.

This subject is complicated by the fact that there are two different kinds of stroke. The more-common variety comes from obstruction of blood flow to a part of the brain from a plugged artery, like the plugged heart artery of a heart attack. The less-common variety comes from the breaking of a brain artery, something called a hemorrhagic stroke.

The two require different treatments and different approaches to prevention.

P.S. is like most people who live in greater fear of a stroke than a heart attack. The booklet on strokes explains the kinds of strokes and what can be done to prevent and treat them. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 902W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Recently I had what the hospital doctors called a panic attack. I would like to know what causes them and if there is a cure. Would lack of sleep or medication have anything to do with it? -- W.B.

ANSWER: A panic attack is a period of extreme fear in a situation that doesn’t warrant such fear. It comes on suddenly, reaches a peak in 10 or fewer minutes and makes the person want to flee from the situation he or she finds him- or herself in -- shopping for groceries, driving a car or walking down a street.

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