Q: Whats the difference between a bankrupt
attorney and a pigeon?
A: The pigeon can still make a deposit
on a Mercedes.
A man goes to the doctor with a pain in
The doctor says, "Can you show me
the leg, please"
The man raises his leg, and suddenly
the leg speaks and says to the doctor, "Lend us a
The doctor looks puzzled, and examines
the leg more closely.
Louder this time, the leg says to the
doctor, "Oi, lend us a fiver, mate!"
The doctors face clears and he
says, "I think your legs broke"
Cowboys are good cow-ordinators.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Matter of Location as
The board of directors of the
Interstate Chautauqua assembly held a meeting in the
offices of Haughawout and Green. Rev. W. A. Oldham opened
the meeting with a short prayer. Afterwards, Dr. Stewart
announced that the object of the meeting was to decide
upon a permanent location for the assembly. Rev. W. A.
Oldham and Dr. H. O. Scott reported that the Missouri
Pacific had offered, if the assembly was located at
Thackers park, to build a platform, stop all trains
there, make liberal concessions in rates, and, in short,
assist in every way possible. Nothing had been heard from
the Frisco. Dr. W. W. Flora reported that he looked over
the Lamb ground and the owners would not consider a
proposition to lease but would sell. W. P. Gregory,
representing Mack Thacker, reported the latter would
lease Thackers park to the assembly for twenty
years at $100 per year and would take the first
years rental in stock.
City Budget on
The City Council is scheduled
to meet for its regular meeting this evening at
7:30 in City Hall. The agenda includes several
contracts that are in the budget for 2011-2012.
Included are contracts with the:
Carthage Over 60 Center
for services in the amount of $20,000.00 mainly
to pay for or provide payment for utilities and
telephone and general maintenance and janitorial
services for the inside of the facility,
including all inside equipment and furnishings.
Carthage Convention and
Visitors Bureau for services in the amount of
$89,000.00 to conduct a Tourism, Leisure and
Business Marketing Program.
Carthage Chamber of
Commerce for services in the amount of $1
06,720.00, to concentrate primarily on providing
economic development services within the City of
Carthage service area and secondarily within the
Carthage Humane Society
for animal control for $30,000 to receive at its
shelter, all live or dead dogs, cats or other
small animals delivered to and by any employee of
the City of Carthage.
County Jail Count
208 June 13,
Including Placed out of County
Kid came walkin by
the house the other day. Stopped and asked if
he could get a ride home. When asked what the
problem was, he said he was just tired of
Now I dont blame the
kid for askin, it just seemed an odd
request seeins how the house is in
There was a time,
livin out in the country a few miles,
when such a request would have been better
received. Someone walkin in those
circumstances might have been seen as more of
a legitimate inquiry.
I hear tell that some folks
walk five or ten miles on a regular basis
just for the exercise. From the appearance of
this particular youth, that might be
somethin for him to consider.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Deeply Affects Children
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our grandson
soon will be 15. He still wets the bed. His
parents have done everything from pills to
alarms, but nothing helps. Sometimes he gets
depressed, and that scares us. He says he will
never be able to have a relationship with a girl.
Sometimes we worry that he will hurt himself. Is
there anything that can help this situation? --
ANSWER: I feel deeply for your
grandson. No one can understand the isolation and
hopelessness he has to grapple with. He could
stand professional counseling. Perhaps a few
facts will help him. Between the ages of 5 and 6,
15 percent to 20 percent of children are still
wetting the bed. Of that number, every following
year, 15 percent will stay dry during the night.
By age 18, only 1 percent to 2 percent of these
youngsters are still battling the problem. Your
grandson has three years in which his chances of
gaining control are good.
The problem of bed-wetting
appears to stem from a brain that doesnt
respond to a full nighttime bladder by rousing
the sleeper. It might be a delay in developing
that response. Or it might be a delay in the
attainment of a large enough bladder capacity to
hold nighttime urine production. Or it might be
that these children produce too little of the
hormone vasopressin, which suppresses nightly
Your grandson can once more try
things he probably has already tried. He should
measure carefully how much fluid he drinks in one
day. Once he learns that number, he should drink
40 percent of the total in the morning, another
40 percent in the afternoon and limit fluid to 20
percent of the daily total from 5 p.m. on. He can
increase his bladders capacity by holding
off on urinating during the day. If he delays
each time by five or 10 minutes for one week and
then gradually lengthens the delay in following
weeks, the bladder will stretch. This takes time.
He has to be patient.
Alarms can work. They sound or
vibrate when the first few drops of moisture
For occasions when he is
invited to stay at other peoples homes for
the night, desmopressin, as a pill or nasal
spray, slows nighttime urine production.
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