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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Volume XX, Number 95

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?...Carthage Business Women of Mo. have Black Walnuts, Pecans for sale. Walnuts, $10 lb, Pecans, pieces/halves $13 lb.358-3505.

today's laugh

Husband: You must admit, that men have better judgment than women.

Wife: Oh, yes. You married me, and I married you.


Witness: Well, I think-

Lawyer: Don’t think! In this courtroom you are to tell what you know, not what you think!

Witness: Well, I’m not a lawyer. I can’t talk without thinking!


Gall is when you borrow your pal’s new car and call him a half hour later, saying, "Your airbag works."


A woman wrote the Department of Agriculture asking for advice on her chickens, who seemed to be suffering from a strange ailment.

Every morning for the past month, she wrote, I have discovered three or four of my hens lying on their backs with their feet in the air. What’s the cause of this?

A few days later she received a telegram. YOUR HENS, it read, ARE DEAD.


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

Pacific Express Company Responds.

The cry for help from suffering Texas has been responded to by the Pacific Express company by a donation of $500 in cash and a notice to all agents that when train service is reestablished to Galveston the company will carry free money and express parcels when addressed to the mayor or a responsible relief committee. This does not include heavy or bulky freight.

A young man by the name of Osborne came over from Galena a few weeks ago to visit his brother-in-law, Scott Rodeman of Kendricktown. While here he was taken with an exceptionally severe case of typhoid fever, and for awhile his life was despaired, but Dr. Wise now reports him out of danger.


Mrs. Carrie Davis will entertain this evening in honor of her guest, Miss Massey of Kansas City.

  Today's Feature

Nationwide Emergency Altert Test.


As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for all hazards, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information, should it ever be needed. The first nationwide test will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET. This test may last up to three and a half minutes, and will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: "This is a test." When the test is over, regular programming will resume.

On November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT, please remember: Don’t stress; it’s only a test.

Jasper County Jail Count

? October 31, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I saw the other day that they are gettin’ close to bein’ able to make artificial diamonds. Seems there have been several companies workin’ on this for a lotta years.

These aren’t some glass fakes, these are artificially produced at the molecular level makin’ it hard for even experts to tell the difference. The question is raised as to whether it matters if they are real or fake if there isn’t any structural difference.

I’m sure it matters to those who dig up the real thing. But to the ever’day consumer these days, probl’ly not. To quote onea the Beatles in the animated movie "Yellow Submarine", "It’s all in your mind." For most, I’d have to assume the jewel is more of a symbol than an investment. But then, even Bugs Bunny likes carats.

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.

Take a Rest, My Restless Legs

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to know more about restless leg syndrome. -- I.J.

ANSWER: Roughly 7 percent of women and 3 percent of men suffer from restless leg syndrome. That gives you a lot of fellow sufferers. People describe it in many ways. Some say it’s an aching in their legs. Others describe it as a creeping-crawling sensation. No matter how people express the feeling, it makes them get up and move around. Activity lessens or gets rid of the sensations, but they can and do come back. They usually appear in the evening or at night when people are sitting or when they get into bed.

No one is sure what causes the syndrome. Things that lessen its intensity and frequency are cutting back on caffeine, stopping smoking and exercising daily. Eliminating alcohol is a most helpful remedy.

Sometimes restless leg syndrome is associated with iron deficiency and the anemia due to iron deficiency. Your doctor will want to check you for that.

Pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip), both drugs for Parkinson’s disease, are used for this syndrome, even though it has no relationship to Parkinson’s disease. They stimulate certain brain areas that control movement. Levodopa, another Parkinson’s medicine, also is prescribed. There are others, should these fail.

Periodic limb movements of sleep is another condition that frequently occurs along with restless leg syndrome. It’s involuntary movements of the legs and feet during sleep. The kicking and jerking last about two seconds and recur every 20 to 40 seconds. Often the affected person is unaware of them. The bed partner plays a nighttime role of being a drop-kicked football and is quite aware of what’s happening. The affected person is quite tired during the day. The same medicines used for restless leg syndrome can be used here, too. Daily exercise might put an end to the nocturnal movements.

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