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
lawyers club by mistake. The old legal lions gave
them a fight for their life and their money. The gang was
happy to escape.
It aint 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
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
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. Grays 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.
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
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
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 Missouris
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.
County Jail Count
196 July 17,
Including Placed out of County
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
In fact in a lot a cases,
its 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 its 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
Cards can be played close
to the vest, but even in a friendly game,
its best ta keep your hands above the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
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
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
recipients 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
doesnt 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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