Railroad Agent-"Heres another farmer
who is suing us on acount of his cows."
Official-"One of our trains killed
them, I suppose?"
Agent-"No, he claims our trains go
by so slow that the passengers lean out the windows and
milk the cows when they go by."
"I guess Ill hit the
hay," said the farmer, as he slipped off the barn.
Two men robbed a bank and ran out to
escape. But they were caught right away. While they were
inside robbing the bank, the bank had repossessed their
I wish there was a knob on the TV so
you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked
"brightness," but it doesnt work, does
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive
and all the impersonators would be dead.
Iiceberg: a kind of a
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Boy Killed Two Dogs.
Oren Irwin Has Bad Luck
Hunting with Setters.
While out hunting on Dry Fork Saturday
evening Oren Irwin got cold and as a result his fingers
grew a little too stiff to manipulate the gun trigger and
hammer skillfully. Accordingly, when he went to crowd
through a barb wire fence his shotgun went off and killed
a fine black Gordon setter, for which T. K. Irwin, the
boys father, had just paid $25.
Less than two weeks ago the boy was out
hunting with another good dog, which had cost $20, and it
was accidentally killed in the same manner. Neither dog
had been in possession of Mr. Irwin more than a week.
The Century club met yesterday with
Miss Cora Mayerhoff and enjoyed looking at pictures of
the club taken last week by Mrs. Laughead.
Fatalities Over 2011
The Missouri State Highway
Patrol reports three people died during this
years Thanksgiving holiday counting
period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2011
through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011. The
Highway Patrol investigated all three fatality
traffic crashes. Troopers investigated 365
traffic crashes, which included 125 injuries. In
addition, troopers arrested 126 people for
driving while intoxicated. [During the 2010
Thanksgiving holiday, troopers investigated 364
traffic crashes, which included 114 injuries.
Statewide, there were seven fatalities over the
2010 Thanksgiving weekend. Troopers arrested 144
people for driving while intoxicated in 2010.]
Of the three fatality traffic
crashes investigated by troopers, one each
occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring area; in
the Troop E, Poplar Bluff area; and in the Troop
H, St. Joseph area.
There were no boating incidents
reported during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday
County Jail Count
166 November 23,
Including Placed out of County
Its always tough ta
get back ta work after the long weekends.
Seems like the day or two off just piles up
more ta get done in the short week.
With the holidays over,
Im guessin that most are
lookin forward to gettin back to
some sort of regular schedule.
Most folks seem to function
better with whatever "routine" they
are used to. Even the ones who dont
like the idea of bein routine actually
are a lot more predictable that they may like
to appear. Creatures of habit.
It must be one a those
tools of survival we have inherited
cause it seems so ingrained.
Fortunately we have also kept our ability to
have a little flexibility from time to time,
at least for the holidays.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Sleeping Pills Worse Than Insomnia?
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am on
Lunesta, a prescription sleeping pill for
insomnia. The nurse practitioner wanted me to
take half a pill every third night, but that
didnt work for me. I have to take half a
pill every night. Now she wants me to take half a
pill every other night because shes afraid
that it will become habit-forming. What do you
think of this medicine? -- S.S.
ANSWER: All sleeping pills
should be taken for as short a time as possible.
"As short a time as possible" implies
that the person recovers from whatever it is
thats preventing him or her from falling
asleep. In the real world, a correctible cause
for insomnia often isnt found, and then a
person is faced with having to stay on a sleeping
pill or stay awake for most of the night. I would
choose option one, as long as the sleeping pill
isnt causing any trouble, like daytime
sleepiness. From time to time, its in your
interest to try and stop the pill. You might find
that sleep isnt as elusive as it was when
you started taking it.
Lunesta is one of the newer
sleeping pills, tolerated well by most. It starts
to work in 10 minutes, so its useful for
those who find falling asleep difficult, and it
has extended action to prevent waking in the
Lunesta has caused some users
to behave differently. A normally reserved person
might become quite aggressive. It also has caused
a very few to do things they have no recollection
of doing. A very small number of people have
driven a car under the influence of Lunesta and
have not realized that they did it. If a person
has such experiences, then immediately stopping
the pill is common sense.
Have you tried nondrug
approaches to falling asleep? Go to bed and wake
up at approximately the same time every day.
Relax before bedtime. If you dont fall
asleep within 20 minutes of lying down, get up
and read or listen to music. Keep daytime naps to
20 minutes or less. Dont use caffeine
within six hours of bedtime.
You can become dependent on
Lunesta, as you can on most sleeping pills.
Dependence means its hard to stop the
medicine. Gradually tapering the dose can usually
allow people to break any dependence. I believe
that sleeplessness is worse than the prospect of
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