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Tuesday, June21, 2011 Volume XX, Number 2

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, June 27 through Friday July 1. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day of area garbage pickup between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. Residents are asked to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in their area.

today's laugh

When a man in Macon, Georgia came upon a wild dog attacking a young boy, he quickly grabbed the animal and throttled it with his two hands.

A reporter saw the incident, congratulated the man and told him the headline the following day would read, "Local Man Saves Child by Killing Vicious Animal."

The hero, however, told the journalist that he wasn’t from Macon.

"Well, then," the reporter said, "the headline will probably say, "Georgia Man Saves Child by Killing Dog."

"Actually," the man said, "I’m from Connecticut."

"In that case," the reporter said in a huff, "the headline will read, "Yankee Kills Family Pet."


Wife: Let’s go out and have some fun tonight.

Husband: Okay, but if you get home before I do, leave the hall light on.


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

Accident On The Electric.

John Dermott of Webb City Run Down By a Car This Morning.

John Dermott, a prominent citizen of Webb City, and also well known here, was the victim of a serious accident while driving across the electric line track at the Bradford switch about 9:30 this morning. The old gentleman is a trifle deaf and this, it is believed, is responsible for the accident.

Motorman McCarty rang his gong and made every effort to stop the car, but it was on a down grade and could not be stopped. The car crashed against the cart in which Mr. Dermott was seated, smashing it to pieces and throwing him out. He was badly cut and bruised and shaken and was taken up unconscious, but fortunately no bones were broken. The cart is a total wreck and the horse was also somewhat hurt. Mr. Dermott was taken to his home on the car which smashed his cart.

  Today's Feature

Joplin Designated Truck Routes.

The City of Joplin warns residents to be careful as they move through Joplin due to the number of large truck units that are working in the affected residential areas from the May 22nd tornado. With the Expedited Debris Removal initiative beginning soon, the City has established specific truck routes for the government-funded contractors hauling debris to the landfill in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in the center of town.

Trucks will travel east and west on 20th and 26th Streets, and travel north and south on Schifferdecker Avenue and Duquesne Avenue. Because of this additional truck traffic, general motorists are advised to use other routes at this time.

Homeowners have expressed concern about various "tags" left on their homes. The City’s Building Department officials explain this "tag" is not stating condemnation of a structure, but is a method to specifically address the safety of the structure for occupancy.

During this structural assessment period, there have not been any residential structures condemned by the City of Joplin.

Jasper County Jail Count

214 June 20, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I can remember the folks frettin’ ‘bout bein’ able to afford the $63 a month payment on our small three bedroom brick home. The price for the new house, with a basement was somewhere in the $13,000 range.

I haven’t lived in a vacuum all these years, but when I see economy cars bein’ advertised for about the same money today, I still somehow make the comparison.

I have ta stop and realize that the average family income for a month in these parts, now around $2,000 I suppose, would have bought a brand new Chevy with some change back then.

I’m not makin’ some pitch about things bein’ better or cheaper back then. It just always jolts the senses tryin’ to get a handle on the reality of value.

‘Course it still shocks me ta see penny candy goin’ for a dime these days.

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.

Macular Degeneration Progress Can be Slowed

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have the dry type of macular degeneration. I take PreserVision with lutein tablets twice a day. I hear lutein is very good for my eyes, and I would like to take more than the 10 mg a day that I get in my tablets. I don’t know how much is safe. My doctor said he didn’t know. Will macular degeneration leave me completely blind? How long will it be before I cannot see anymore? -- C.B.

ANSWER: The macula is a small, round area in the center of the retina, the layer at the back of the eye that transmits incoming images to the brain so we can see. The macula is essential for clear, central vision, the kind needed to read, to drive and to recognize faces. Off-to-the-side vision remains. You won’t go completely blind.

Furthermore, dry macular degeneration most often advances gradually. It’s the more common variety, accounting for 90 percent of cases. It can stay at its present level for years, even for life. Wet macular degeneration comes about from the growth of blood vessels beneath the retina. Those vessels are fragile and leak fluid. It tends to advance more rapidly.

Currently no cure exists for dry macular degeneration. A combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene (or vitamin A), zinc and copper appears to slow moderate macular degeneration’s progression to a more advanced stage. Your PreserVision is one such preparation.

Lutein is a plant product that might aid in delaying the advance of dry macular degeneration. At this very moment, a large study is taking place to ascertain the place of lutein in the treatment of this common eye condition. The amount of lutein being tested in the study is 10 mg a day. Lutein appears to be a very safe substance, but I would stick with the 10 mg dose until the present study defines lutein’s place and its optimum dose.

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