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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Volume XX, Number 85

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. Spare Cat Rescue will present a Low-Cost Feline Spay/Neuter event in October. Femal cats $20, Male cats $10. call for an appointment 358-6808. Limited number of appointments, so call.

today's laugh

Dear So and So: I love a homely girl with a sour disposition, but another girl who is beautiful and has a barrel of dough is nuts over me. Which one should I marry?

Dear Sir: By all means marry the one you love - and send me the other one’s name and address.

Junior, don’t ever again use such bad words.

But, Mother, Shakespeare uses them.

Well, don’t play with him any more, then.

A statesman was being driven rapidly by his chauffeur, when the car struck and killed a dog. The chauffeur stopped and the statesman got out to address the owner placatingly. But she turned on him wrathfully, and told him just what she though.

At last the statesman said:

Madam, I shall be glad to replace your dog.

The woman hissed: Sir, you flatter yourself!


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

G. Jaeger Leaves Tonight.

G. Jaeger, the contractor who built the Carthage light plant, will leave this evening for St. Louis, where he will remain for a week settling business matters and then go to Prescott, Ark., where he has about completed an electric light plant to replace one burned down there last summer.

He is preparing plans and specifications for a municipal light plant and water works for Monticello, Ark., where the bonds for a dual system of that kind have recently been placed.

New Mining Company.

Articles of incorporation of the Batavia Mining Co., with a capital stock of $30,000 have been filed. The stockholders are B.F. Gleen, $20,000; Marion R. Glenn, $2,000; F.G. Smart, $2,000, all of Carthage. The rest of the stocks is owned by Chicago ad Batavia, Ill. parties. The company’s office will be in Carthage.


  Today's Feature

Pioneer Day for Homeschools.

Homeschools are invited to a pioneer day program on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Park staff and volunteers will present stations relating to farm life during George Washington Carver’s childhood years. Stations include corn shelling, laundry with lye soap, candle-dipping, one-room school lessons, toys & games, and a storyteller.

This program is free of charge and homeschool educators are welcome to invite other homeschool families to attend. Reservations are requested but not required.

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The monument is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at (417) 325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 395 national parks.

Jasper County Jail Count

? October 17, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

There always seems ta be an exception to the rule.

Most children spend most a there wakin’ hours tryin’ to figure out such loop holes. This typically take the form of bein’ very specific in the interpretation of the rule.

"Don’t throw peas at your brother" is way too specific. To an inventive youngster this would still leave the option of carrot or green bean throwin’ available. And of course the completely different activity of droppin’ or squirtin’ various vegetables would also be outside the limits specified.

The fact is that most kids are very observant learners. The parents most likely used this "exception" rule to their advantage from time to time. This culminates in the ultimate "do as I say, not as I do" exception.

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.

Foot Swelling a Sign of Heart Problems?


DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a problem with my feet swelling. They get so big that they hurt when I walk. My doctor is puzzled. He thinks maybe it’s due to my heart pills, but he can’t change them -- my heart doctor has to. I have had two heart attacks, bypass surgery and a defibrillator put in my chest. When I’m in bed, the swelling goes down to almost normal. When I am up, it returns, even if I am sitting. I’d appreciate any suggestions. -- E.L.

ANSWER: I believe I’m safe in saying your problem is chronic congestive heart failure. Your heart is pumping so weakly that blood circulates sluggishly. When you’re up or when you’re sitting, gravity pulls fluid out of your leg’s vessels, and it is the cause of your swelling. In the horizontal position in bed, gravity doesn’t have this effect, and the fluid stays in blood vessels. The swelling is called edema (e-DEE-muh).

During the day, take frequent breaks to lie down with your legs propped up higher than your heart. When you sit, rest your legs on the seat of a chair put in front of you. Walk as much as you can during the day. The contracting leg muscles push fluid back into circulation.

Limit the salt you eat; salt makes the body retain fluid. Read food labels. Most of our salt intake comes from the foods we eat, not from adding salt at the table or in cooking. But don’t do either. Your total daily salt intake should be less than 5,700 mg, preferably 3,800 mg. If salt is on the label as "sodium," your total daily intake should be 2,300 mg or less. A better goal is 1,500 mg.

Tell your heart doctor about your swelling. He might make changes in your medicines either by increasing the dose or switching to other medicines that make the heart pump with more force.

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