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Tuesday, June14, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 247

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The Nazarene Church located at 2000 Grand will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, June 16 from 11:30 am until 6 p.m.

Did Ya Know?..PRCA & WPRA Presents World Class Benefit Rodeo Entertainment in Carthage, June 17 & 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly. A percentage of the proceeds being donated to the Rebuild Joplin effort.

today's laugh

Q: What’s 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 his leg.

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 fiver?"

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 doctor’s face clears and he says, "I think your leg’s 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 Yet Unsettled.

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 Thacker’s 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 Thacker’s park to the assembly for twenty years at $100 per year and would take the first year’s rental in stock.

  Today's Feature

City Budget on Agenda.

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 region.

• 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.

Jasper County Jail Count

208 June 13, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

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 walkin’.

Now I don’t blame the kid for askin’, it just seemed an odd request seein’s how the house is in town.

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 mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Bed-Wetting 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? -- W.M.

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 doesn’t 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 urine formation.

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 bladder’s 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 touch them.

For occasions when he is invited to stay at other people’s homes for the night, desmopressin, as a pill or nasal spray, slows nighttime urine production.

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