Theres a theory which states that if ever
anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for &
why, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by
something even more bizarre & inexplicable.
Theres another theory which
states this has already happened.
An aged farmer and his wife were
leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old
woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark
their golden wedding anniversary.
"Lets have a party,
Homer," she suggested. "Lets kill a
The farmer scratched his grizzled head.
"Gee, Ethel," he finally
answered, "I dont see why the pig should take
the blame for something that happened fifty years
"My son has taken up meditation -
at least its better than sitting doing
"Half this game is
ninety percent mental."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
I. D. Davis, a Farmer
North of Town Severely Injured.
I. D. Davis a farmer who lives on the
Chas. Myers place three miles north of Carthage, was
kicked by a horse yesterday and his leg broken above the
knee. Mr. Davis was engaged in feeding the stock in his
barn and was passing behind the horse when he was kicked.
He slapped the horse lightly on the hip and spoke to him
at the same time but the animal probably mistaking him
for another horse kicked with the above result. Dr. F. W.
Flower was called and reduced the fracture. Mr. Davis is
well along in years and the hurt will probably cause him
a great deal of trouble.
Chas. Huth and Wesley Bruffett will
leave tomorrow morning over the Frisco for California
where they expect to locate.
Walter Wood, who now holds a position
as train news boy running out of St. Louis, is in
Carthage for a short visit.
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well as a return phone number. Within 48 hours a
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storm victims have the legal information and
advice they need for rebuilding their lives and
communities," said John S. Johnston,
president of The Missouri Bar.
County Jail Count
Including Placed out of County
It must be somethin
in the stars.
I get ta feelin that
sometimes that everthing mechanical is
bein influenced by the whims of the
moon, like the wives tales about
plantin potatoes and such. These minor
aggravations are not much when they come
ever now and then, but it seems that
durin certain phases they pile up and
become all consuming.This is the time when
the lawn mower, automobile, remote control,
light bulbs, telephone, and other various and
sundry items become contrary. Shoe laces
break, ball point pens run out of ink and the
pocket calculator battery runs down.
The only solace is the
faith that at some point everthing that
can break will break and it will finally be
over till the next lunar intrusion.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Is an Elusive Ailment
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a
43-year-old mother of three children, and I also
teach school. Since last spring, I have lost all
energy, and my muscles seem to hurt all over. I
have consulted three doctors. None has found
anything wrong with me or my tests. The last
doctor has suggested fibromyalgia. I am scheduled
to see him again in three weeks. I know nothing
about this illness, and I wonder how its
treated. Please summarize for me. -- L.J.
ANSWER: Fibromyalgia is an
elusive condition. Its defined as
widespread body pain, an ache-all-over feeling,
just like you describe. Accompanying symptoms
include disturbed sleep and fatigue. No lab test,
X-ray or scan discloses anything amiss. One aid
to diagnosis is tender points -- specific body
sites where finger pressure elicits pain far out
of proportion to the pressure applied.
No one has a definite answer
about whats going on. One popular
explanation is that people with fibromyalgia
perceive pain with heightened sensitivity because
of an imbalance of brain chemicals and a
misfiring of brain nerves. Disturbed sleep is
another consequence of these disorders.
Often the first treatment for
fibromyalgia is an antidepressant. Its
given not so much to relieve depression --
although fibromyalgia is a depressing situation
-- but to restore normal brain-cell communication
and normal brain chemistry to dampen the
brains magnified perception of pain.
Savella and Cymbalta are such antidepressants
that are approved for the treatment of
fibromyalgia. Another medicine often prescribed
is Lyrica, a drug whose primary purpose is
seizure control. Heat and massage might decrease
Exercise is an essential part
of treatment. It sounds absurd to ask someone in
pain to exercise, but a carefully graded exercise
program goes a long way toward restoring normal
feeling. You can start with something as simple
as a walk. Increase the time, the pace and the
frequency of walking until you are finally doing
30 minutes a day.
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