Satan was complaining bitterly to God, "You
made the world so that it was not fair, and you made it
so that most people would have to struggle every day,
fight against their innate wishes and desires, and deal
with all sorts of losses, grief, disasters, and
Yet people worship and adore you.
People fight, get arrested, and cheat each other, and I
get blamed, even when it is not my fault.
Sure, Im not perfect, but give me
a break. Cant you do something to make them stop
And so God created lawyers.
Bloke asks his wife what she wants for
her birthday. She says,"A Divorce."
He says, "OH!, I wasnt
thinking of spending that much"
What kind of little girl was your Mom?
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and
none of that other stuff.
2. I dont know because I
wasnt there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
His Mental Arithmetic
Adopted for the State.
A Big Thing Financially.
From friends of Prof. J. M. White, who
are interested in school work, it is learned that his
mental arithmetic has been adopted for this state by the
text book commission for a period of five years. The
adoption of his book is a very great honor for Prof.
As near as can be estimated now 150,000
copies of the book will be necessary for the use of the
Missouri schools next year, and some additional copies
each year for five years. It can be readily seen the
adoption of the book is a good thing for Prof. White
financially as well as otherwise.
The book will be used in all grades
from the fourth to the high school, and, mental
arithmetic has not been used heretofore and he will not
be compelled to take old books in exchange. His work was
selected from the typewritten copy, as the book is not
yet in type.
The Packers Are
The Alferd Packer Memorial
String Band will be returning at the Jim
Spradling Memorial Carthage Acoustic Music
Festival this Friday and Saturday, June 10 and
11. This high energy group impressed the audience
two years ago with their musical ability and
entertaining humor. The group will be featured in
the pre-festival concert on Friday evening in the
old High School Auditorium. Tickets for the
concert are $7 to benefit the Fair Acres Family Y
tornado relief effort.
The pre-festival concert kicks
off the 10th Annual festival that includes an
open stage on Saturday from 10 to 1 followed by
nine hours of outstanding acoustic performances,
ending at 10 p.m. The Packer Band includes the
Lauralyn Bodle has degrees in
math and psychology, and for her Masters
theses in architecture helped design and build an
energy efficient home. She teaches Italian at the
University of Kansas. Considered too smart to
play with the Packers, she uses her math skills
to count out the rhythm. When the rhythm wavers
Lauralyn berates the band in Italian.
Fiddle, bass, vocals and big
Jim Brothers is the leader of
the pack and chairman of the "wash"
board. Jim founded the Alferd Packer Memorial
String Band in 1979. Jim is also a prominent
sculptor with works including the National D-Day
Memorial in Bedford, VA and a life-sized General
Dwight D. Eisenhower in the U.S. Capitol. Jim
likes to play with cars in his spare time.
Washboard, jaw harp,
whistles, horns and guns
Matt Kirbys picture is in
the American Heritage Dictionary (American
Heritage, 2nd college edition) next to
"dulcimer". He is an artist by trade,
with a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.
He plays the hammered dulcimer that he designed
accordian, snare drum, bodhran, vocals and vocal
For a day job Steve Mason is a
luthier: one who repairs, improves and creates
stringed instruments. To make a guitar he starts
with a tree and carves away everything that
doesnt look like a guitar. He has a degree
in Biology and hes only five years of
graduate school and a dissertation short of a
Fiddle, Guitar, Bass,
Mandolin and Vocals
Mike Yoder admits to being the
chief photographer at The Lawrence Journal-World
newspaper. Some of his photographs can be seen in
the books "America 24/7" and
"Kansas 24/7". He usually drives the
Guitar, mandolin, bass and
County Jail Count
200 June 6, 2011
Including Placed out of County
Saw a neat trick on a
bicycle the other day. A small girl of five
or six, apparently still learnin the
art of survivin a two wheeler, was
ridin with four other children. She
turned out of the alley onto the street and
didnt get straightened out. She
continued in a circular motion and bumped
square into the curb. Her slow speed and low
proximity to the ground eliminated any chance
of serious injury, but she dropped like a
rock. The small boy ridin beside her
was havin his own problems keepin
upright and didnt stop. The girl
brushed herself off and got back on, slowly
tryin catch up to the rest of the
I never saw a tear, just a
face of determination and possibly some
embarrassment. A spark of hope for the next
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
New Dawn Breaks
for Rheumatoid Arthritis
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter,
37, has rheumatoid arthritis. Is it genetic or a
diet/lifestyle illness? What can be done to
alleviate her discomfort? I read somewhere that
cod liver oil brings relief. -- H.B.
ANSWER: Arthritis comes in many
guises. Osteoarthritis is the most common kind.
Nearly everyone has a touch of it before death.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1 percent of
adults, with two women afflicted for every man.
It makes its appearance most often in the 40s and
50s. The lower two knuckles of the fingers, the
wrist, elbows, ankles and foot joints are the
ones most often attacked, but any joint can be
affected, including the shoulders and hips.
Its a symmetrical arthritis, meaning that
the same joint on the right is stricken as the
one on the left. Its also a systemic
illness. The body as a whole suffers. Fever,
weight loss and fatigue are common in many stages
of this illness. The eyes can become inflamed, as
can blood vessels. Changes in the lungs are
Its not a diet/lifestyle
illness. Genes play a role, but not the entire
role. The immune system is involved. Cod liver
oil is no longer used for treatment.
A new dawn has broken for the
treatment of this often-disabling affliction.
Formerly, anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin and
aspirin were the initial treatment. Now treatment
most often begins with drugs called
disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, DMARD.
These medicines have the potential to stop the
progression of the illness. Methotrexate is one
A brand-new class of rheumatoid
arthritis drugs, the biologicals, neutralizes
body chemicals that lead to joint inflammation
and deformity. They can halt the arthritis
process in its tracks -- not always, but enough
of the time to call them amazing. Some names are
Humira, Kineret, Actemra, Enbrel and Remicade.
They also have powerful side effects that have to
be quickly attended to. Your daughter lives at a
time that is a good one for people with this
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