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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Volume XX, Number 112

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.

Did Ya Know?...The Carthage Crisis Center will have their Thanksgiving Day Family Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. at their location at 100 S. Main. Free - Everyone is welcome that needs a place to celebrate.

today's laugh

On the first day of Spring Training, a baseball scout brings a race horse with him to add to the starting lineup. The coach asks, "What the heck did you bring that horse here for?"

The scout replies, "Wait until you see him bat."

All the players are laughing, until the horse comes to bat. At this point, the horse grabs the bat and everyone quiets down. They stare at the horse.

The pitcher, just shrugs his shoulders, and throws the ball toward home plate, when astonishingly, the horse hits the ball deep into the outfield.

The horse just stands there and does not move. The manager then yells at the baseball scout to tell the horse to run to first base.

The scout looks back at the manager and yells back, "If he could run, he’d be at Belmont!"


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


James Stickney and Sam McReynolds of this city who are attending college at Radford, Va., will spend the Christmas holidays in Washington, D.C., and through their school connection and "F. F. V." acquaintances, will be the guests of Senator Daniels of Virginia while there.

They will also visit U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and will be the guest of Arthur Caffee of this city while there.

Anticipate Expansion of Business.

The M. S. Parsons Implement Company have taken a $1,000 option on the 50x100 foot lot just north of their present building site at the old ice plant.

It is the intention of the implement company to purchase the additional lot to make more room when the business demands expansion.

  Today's Feature

Hospital Transfer.

The City Council will meet this evening in City Hall for their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Council is scheduled to vote on CB. 11-44, " an Ordinance authorizing the City of Carthage, Missouri to approve a hospital lease agreement by and between Mercy-Carthage, McCune Brooks Regional Hospital, and the City of Carthage, Missouri and approving the creation of a restricted account (McCune Brooks Hospital Board and Staff)."

"During the Agreement Term, Mercy-Carthage agrees to pay to Lessor, as rent for the Leased Property for each Contract Year of the Agreement Term, and Lessor agrees to accept, an amount equal to the sum of (i) the debt service requirements under the Bonds due and owing by Lessor (taking into account any refinancing of the Bonds), provided that there is an outstanding amount owed under the Bonds (the "Bond Debt Service Payments"), and (ii) Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) (the "Additional Renf’). The Bond Debt Service Payments, together with the Additional Rent, shall be referred to herein as the "Rent." (each year).

Jasper County Jail Count

175 November 18, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve never figured out folks who complain about a tv show, and then commence to tell you all the details of why. It usually becomes apparent that they regularly tune in to the program.

There are plenty of tv shows that I don’t like, I don’t watch ‘em.

Back when there were only three networks and we could only get decent reception on two of ‘em, I wasn’t near so picky. ‘Course I was just a kid too. Didn’t know no better. (or Mom was in control of the room.)

Fact is, now I can find an endless number of tv shows I don’t wanna watch. The fact that I can determine in three seconds whether or not I’m interested sometimes annoyin’ to others in the room who don’t have a remote however.

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.

Bipolar Disorder Is Emotional Seesaw

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How serious is bipolar disorder? Can you control it yourself? Is the brain lacking some element? -- L.R.

ANSWER: Bipolar is a disorder in which people experience spells of deep depression alternating with spells of great energy and unbridled enthusiasm. It’s an emotional teeter-totter. In the high-energy phase, people feel invincible, are constantly on the go, can do with little sleep, have grandiose and unreasonable plans and are overly sociable. They become impulsive and make hasty and poor decisions. Sometimes they hallucinate, seeing things not present and hearing things not spoken. In the depressed phase, the opposite holds. People become reclusive, feel that all is hopeless, don’t want to get out of bed and are reluctant to interact with others. Those extremes are the two poles of bipolar disorder.

Yes, it is a serious illness. It can disrupt a person’s life.

Brain chemistry is involved, but the exact mechanisms are not completely understood. Genes have a major role too. Bipolar disorder runs in families.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain the proper care of a person who contracts shingles. Is it contagious? My doctor didn’t want me in his office. Other doctors say it’s not contagious.

I received the drug Famvir at the start. Now I take Lyrica and Percocet. I am miserable. How long is recovery? I have a mild case. I pity anyone with a difficult case. -- E.B.

ANSWER: When the shingles rash is brand-new and consists of many small, fluid-filled blisters, virus is present in those blisters. You do realize that shingles is the reawakened chickenpox virus that lives in the body from the time of infection to the time of death.

You don’t have shingles now. You have the dreadful shingles complication -- postherpetic neuralgia. It’s pain coming from the nerve that the shingles virus traveled down on its journey to the skin. You are getting the appropriate medicines. The pain is usually gone in months, but it can linger for years.

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