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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 193

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Did Ya Know?...Magic Moments Riding Therapy is currently in need of assistance for Saturday morning classes. Volunteers should be at least 14, have some horse experience. 325-4490

today's laugh


LOG ON: Making a wood stove hotter.

LOG OFF: Don’t add no more wood.

MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the wood stove.

DOWNLOAD: Gettin’ the farwood off the truck

MEGA HERTZ: When yer not keerful gettin’ the farwood

FLOPPY DISC: Whatcha git from tryin to carry too much farwood

RAM: That thing tha splits the farwood

HARD DRIVE: Gettin’ home in the winter time

PROMPT: What the mail ain’t in the winter time

WINDOWS: What to shut when it’s cold outside

SCREEN: What to shut when it’s black fly season

BYTE: What them dang flies do

CHIP: Munchies fer the TV

MICRO CHIP: What’s in the bottom of the munchie bag

MODEM: Whatcha did to the hay fields

DOT MATRIX: Old Dan Matrix’s wife

LAP TOP: Where the kitty sleeps

KEYBOARD: Where ya hang the dang truck keys

SOFTWARE: Them dang plastic forks and knives

MOUSE: What eats the grain in the barn

MOUSE PAD: That’s hippie talk fer the mouse hole

MAIN FRAME: Holds up the barn roof

ENTER: Northerner talk fer "c’mon in, y’all"

RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY: When ya can’t ‘member what ya paid fer the rifle


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

Y.M.C.A. Notes.

Next Sunday will be the Y.M.C.A. Sunday in Carthage. All the pulpits in the city on Sunday morning will be filled by Association men, who are coming to present the work and needs of the Young Men’s Christian Association. In the evening all the churches will unite in two union services, which will be held in the Baptist and Cumberland Presbyterian churches.

Among the Association men who will be here are State Secretary F. H. Burt, State Secretary Moore, Secretary Winslow of Kansas City, Secretary Hanna of Joplin, Col. F. J. Hart, president of the Joplin Association; R. A. Pearson of Joplin and others. Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock a men’s mass meeting will be held, at which one of the visiting secretaries will be speaking.

Tomorrow evening at 7:30 the board of directors of the Young Men’s Christian Association meets for the annual election of officers.

  Today's Feature

Local Candidate Forum Tonight.

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 a.m. at Forest Park Carthage, located at 430 Elk Street (the old Power House building). All candidates for Carthage City Council and the Carthage R-9 School Board have been invited to attend. The forum will have an informal format, with each candidate having the opportunity to speak for up to three minutes.

Candidates for Carthage City Council: 1st Ward - No candidate filed; 2nd Ward - Wayne Walter, deceased (name will appear on the ballot); 3rd Ward - Steve Leibbrand; 4th Ward (2-year term) - Bill Welch and Dan Rife; 4th Ward (1-year term) - John Cooper and Lee Carlson; 5th Ward - Adam Givens, Ed Hardesty and Lujene Clark

Candidates for Carthage R-9 School Board, 3 seats available:Jeff Jones - President of the Board of Education; Tony Diggs - Board of Education member; Alan Snow - Candidate for Board of Education; Elizabeth Streich - Candidate for Board of Education

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event.

Just Jake Talkin'

I haven’t gone barefoot in a while so I haven’t been reminded of the joy of a stubbed toe for several years now.

I suppose like most, seemed to always be a big toe. Swell up big and red.

It wasn’t like ya go ‘round seein’ if you could stub a toe. It always just happened outa the blue. Not much you could do to avoid it ‘cept wear shoes. I’ve even seen guys wearin’ sandals get a stubbed toe.

‘Course the real problem is then how to keep from stubbin’ the same toe again. It swells up too much ta put on shoes. Seems like the more ya try to be careful, the more likely ya are to hit it again.

A skinned elbow could be worn with some pride, but a stubbed toe just targeted you as awkward. I can’t complain about my childhood, but some things I don’t miss.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns

Triptans Offer Some Relief From Migraines

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please write about migraine headaches. My granddaughter, age 22, suffers from them. She is a college student and also works. What causes these headaches? -- E.F.

ANSWER: Migraines start out as one-sided throbbing headaches that can last 24 or more hours. As time passes, the entire head might hurt. Along with the pulsating pain, nausea often strikes, and sometimes people have to vomit. Migraine sufferers are sensitive to light and sound, so they seek a quiet, dark room where they can lie down.

The cause of these headaches is controversial. A popular theory is that a wave of slow electrical activity spreads over the brain and inflames its coverings, which produces the pain.

The above "cause" of migraines, I am sure, is not what you wanted. You want to know what brings them on. Triggers for migraine include too little or too much sleep, skipping meals, strong odors, bright lights and loud music. Women often find that menstrual periods will usher in the headaches. Stress, both physical and emotional, can start them. Foods that often serve to initiate a migraine are chocolate, cheeses, fatty foods, sausage, salami, oranges, tomatoes, onions, red wine, peanuts and hot dogs.

In the past 20 years, triptans have brought a marked change in the treatment of migraines. Sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), almotriptan (Axert), rizatriptan (Maxalt), frovatriptan (Frova) and naratriptan (Amerge) can control severe migraines and are available as pills, nasal sprays and self-administered injections. For less-intense pain, aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen and naproxen are sufficient.

When migraines recur with disrupting regularity, preventive medicines have a place in treatment. They include propranolol (Inderal) and verapamil.

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