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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Volume XIX, Number 223

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?... The Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary will be meeting on Tuesday May 17th at 7 pm on the 2nd floor of the Carthage Memorial Hall.

today's laugh

A 17th Century captain was sailing along with his crew when a pirate ship came over the horizon. The captain says, "Cabin boy, get me my red shirt." So, he gets his red shirt and they victoriously battle the pirates. Several days later, they spot another pirate ship off the port bow. "Cabin boy," says the captain "get me my red shirt." They again battle the pirates and are victorious. Later when things had settled down, the cabin boy asks, "Captain, why do you always want your red shirt just prior to battle?" The captain responds, "Well, in case I am inflicted with a wound, I don’t want the crew to see my injury and lose spirit." "I see," says the cabin boy. A few days later, they sight 20 pirate ships in the distance the captain yells out, "Cabin boy, get me my brown pants."


A tourist stopped a local in a village he was visiting and asked; "what is the quickest way to the lake? The local thought for a while. "Are you walking or driving?" he asked the tourist. "I’m driving." "That is the quickest way!" the local said.


There’s no future in time travel


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


A Commission Man from Kansas City Struck John Ramsay Today.

A commission man named Anderson, of Kansas City, and John Ramsay, of Carthage, engaged in a dispute over berry shipments in front of the express office this afternoon. In the course of the argument the Kansas Cityan dealt the Carthage man a smash over the eye with his fist which floored him.

Route agent Vallee, and agent W. R. Wise, separated the men before any further damage was done. No arrests were made.

Awarded $5 Damages.

The jury summoned to decide the benefits and damages to Thos. Daly’s property on Olive street, caused by the waterway running along it decided that the damages only exceeded the benefits to the amount of $5 and awarded him that amount.

  Today's Feature

Council Meet Tonight.

The City Council is scheduled to meet this evening in City Hall at 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes the following:

Public Hearing on annexation commonly known as 1705 S. Baker as requested by Ministerios El Jordan.

C.B. 11-12 an Ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Liberty Pyrotechnics L.L.C., of Joplin, Missouri for fireworks display for the July 4,2011 celebration in the amount of $11 ,950.00.

C.B. 11-13 an Ordinance annexing certain adjacent territory into the City of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri as requested by Ministerio EI Jordan.

C.B. 11-14 an Ordinance extending the current contract with Sprenkle and Associates, Inc. to include a new term from July 1,2011 to June 30, 2013.

Resolution No. 1633 a Resolution of the City of Carthage, Missouri, authorizing a partial release of the designated unreserved fund balance of the Golf Course Fund in an amount not to exceed $86,000 as a "set-aside" amount to cover annual debt service payments.

Jasper County Jail Count


May 6, 2011

Just Jake Talkin'

We’ve decided to start includin the daily inmate count for the Jasper County Jail. There is no political motive behind the decision, just an interestin’ statistic for the community.

I’ve personally heard from the various players in the discussion concernin’ the overcrowdin’ in the jail. It appears to me that the only quick solution is for people to stop linin’ up to get in the place. Since it doesn’t seem that will happen anytime soon, some other answers must be considered.

As those consideration are bein’ made, we’ll get a feel for the boilin’ point with our "inmate thermometer" and let ya watch the simmer.

These numbers are bein’ distributed to the media by the Sheriff’s Department.

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.

Diverticulosis Common With Age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you write about diverticulosis? I was twice hospitalized for it and had to stay there 12 days in all. When I left, they didn’t give me any diet or medicines. I saw my primary doctor later, who didn’t think I had diverticulosis because they didn’t do much for me. Some tell me that you don’t have to stay on a diet or take medicine. Is that so? -- N.F.

ANSWER: A diverticulum is a tiny pouch formed by the colon lining that has been pushed through the muscular colon wall. Its size varies from 0.2 to 0.4 inches (5 to 10 mm) in diameter, about the size of a small pea. Diverticulosis indicates that the colon has sprouted many diverticula. It’s most often silent. Close to one-third of adults at 60 years of age have it. By age 80, two-thirds have it.

Diverticulosis is found in countries where grains are refined. Refined grains have lost their outer coat, the bran. Bran was, at one time, the principal source of fiber. Fiber keeps stool soft and easily pushed through the digestive tract. With too little fiber, the colon has to exert great force to move undigested food along. That force is responsible for pushing the colon lining through the colon wall to form a diverticulum on its outer surface.

When you were hospitalized, you had diverticulitis -- inflammation of diverticulum. The neck of diverticula became clogged with bacteria and pieces of hard stool. The diverticula swelled. For mild symptoms, people can be treated at home by going on a liquid diet and taking antibiotics. For more severe involvement, people are hospitalized and fed intravenously and given intravenous antibiotics.

Now that your diverticulitis has calmed down, the only diet you need follow is one with plenty of fiber -- 30 to 35 grams a day. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are fiber sources. Many cereals are filled with fiber: Fiber One, All-Bran, Shredded Wheat and cooked oatmeal are examples. You do not have to take any medicines.

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