A voice on the office loudspeaker announced:
"We will be testing the speaker system to make sure
it will work properly in case of emergency."
All our confidence in this safety
precaution faded when the voice added: "If you are
unable to hear this announcement, please contact
Notice to Employees (Includes Temporary
and Part Time Staff)
We will no longer accept your
doctors notes as proof.
We believe if you are able to go to the
doctor, you are able to work.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR SURGERY
We are no longer allowing this
practice. As long as you are employed here, you will need
all of whatever you have and should not consider having
anything removed. We hired you as you are, and to have
anything removed would certainly make you less than we
bargained for. Anyone having any type of surgery will be
In the event of extreme pregnancy, you
will be allowed to go to the first aid room when the
pains are FIVE MINUTES apart. If it is false labor, you
will have to take an hours leave without pay.
This will be accepted as an excuse, BUT
we would like two weeks notice, as we feel it is your
duty to teach someone your job prior to . . . or after
This new benefit program goes into
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
NEW BIG BILLBOARDS.
The old bill boards on the east side of
North Main street below Central avenue, have been torn
down and a new set of boards, much better constructed,
are going up in their place. R. C. Cragin has the
contract. These boards are at the front of lots owned by
the R. H. Rose Mercantile Co., and are erected by them.
They will paint large permanent signs on the boards.
As the boards are larger than the Rose.
Co. need, space has been leased to other firms. W. W.
Brinkley & Son, The Hamilton Wallingford Shoe Co. and
A. H. Caffee & Co. have so far taken space and will
paint signs there. The boards will no longer be used for
The R. H. Rose Mercantile Co. are also
putting up large sign boards at the east end of Central
avenue on the south side of the street, so situated that
they face people driving into town on the road running
south to Central avenue from the upper bridge.
Tonight: 7:30 p.m.
Vote Scheduled: C.B. 11-08 an
Ordinance to amend Section 22-183 of the Carthage
Code to require nonresidents to provide proof of
insurance (Public Safety Committee).
2. C.B. 11-09 an Ordinance to
authorize the Mayor to apply for federal
financial assistance on behalf ofthe City
ofCarthage, Missouri and to execute any
contract(s) resulting from such application.
(PubJic Services Committee).
New Business -First Reading
1. C.B. 11-10 an Ordinance
amending the Annual Operating and Capital Budget
of the City of Carthage for the fiscal year 2010
20 II (Budget, Ways and Means).
2. C.B. 11-11 an Ordinance
authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement
with Blevins Asphalt Construction Co., Inc. for
the Annual Asphalt Paving Contract for fiscal
year 2012 ($46.30 per ton of asphalt and $1.30
per gallon of tack oil Construction Company
(Public Works Committee).
Resolution No. 1627 a
Resolution of intent to participate in Natural
Hazard Mitigation and to work toward becoming a
safer community (Public Safety Committee).
They say that one of the
most successful campaigns in recent years is
the one calling for designated drivers.
Apparently accidents by
drunk drivers has dropped and much of the
credit is given to the awareness raised by
the ads about designated drivers.
The antismoking ads also
seem to have raised awareness.
I suppose its hard ta
say if the ads caused the response or if they
just reflect an attitude that is popular.
Gettin down to it, I
dont suppose it really matters.
The fact that folks are
takin a look at lifestyle changes, for
whatever the reason, is probly most
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Prolapse Rarely a Health Threat
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About 40
years ago, when I was in my 30s, I was examined
by a famous heart doctor who went over me with
great care and concluded I had mitral valve
prolapse. He put me on medicine, which I have
taken to this day. He also insisted I take
antibiotics before dental work.
That doctor died, and my new
doctor, quite young, says I dont have
mitral valve prolapse and that I dont need
medicine or antibiotics before dental work. He
saw that I doubted him, so he had me get an
echocardiogram. It showed no mitral valve
problem. I still wonder about this. I cant
accept that my former doctor was wrong. -- J.P.
ANSWER: The mitral valve
regulates blood flow from the upper left heart
chamber -- the left atrium -- to the lower left
heart chamber, the ventricle. When the ventricle
contracts, it pumps blood out of the heart.
Simultaneously the mitral valve closes to prevent
backflow of blood into the left atrium. Mitral
valve prolapse means that the mitral valve
balloons upward into the left atrium during heart
pumping and might leak blood.
In the 1960s, around the time
you were diagnosed with this condition, mitral
valve prolapse was first described and became a
very popular diagnosis. Many of those who were
then given a diagnosis of it really didnt
have it. The condition was written about in
newspapers and magazines, and dire consequences
were ascribed to it.
Now, with new knowledge of how
this valve works and with new equipment such as
echocardiograms (sound-wave pictures of the
heart), a clearer picture of the mitral valve is
obtainable. Most people who have a ballooning
valve are not considered to have a serious
medical condition. In only a handful of these
people does a significant leak of blood occur.
Those are the people who require treatment, and
those are the people who take antibiotics before
certain dental procedures.
Your doctor wasnt wrong.
He was a victim of the inadequate knowledge of
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