"Im glad to find you as you
are," said the old friend. "Your great wealth
hasnt changed you."
"Well," replied the candid
millionaire, "it has changed me in one thing.
Im now eccentric where I used to be
impolite, and delightfully witty where I used
to be rude."
The man at the theater was annoyed by
the conversation in the row behind.
"Excuse me," he said,
"but we cant hear a word."
"Oh," replied the talkative
one, "and is it any business of yours what Im
telling my wife?"
Affable Waiter- "How did you find
that steak, sir?"
Guest- "Quite accidentally. I
moved that piece of potato and there it was,
In many cases, Thanksgiving would be
much more heartily enjoyed if it came before Election
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A $30,000 DAMAGE
W.D. Wilkie Against the
W.D. Wilkie, a miner, today filed suit
against the Joplin-Galena Consolidated Zinc and Lead
company for $30,000 damages which he claims he sustained
while working in their "Gray Goose Mine" near
Prosperity on May 21, last.
He states that while he was drilling
according to directions he drilled into an "old
shot" which had not before been exploded; that the
explosion which followed blew out both eye balls,
rendering him totally blind, and shattered both hands and
both legs so that he will be a helpless cripple for life.
Stonewall Pritchett is his attorney.
Mrs. R.A. Mooneyham is expected home
from her sojourn in Colorado within a week or ten days.
the Christmas Parade
"Once again, the season of
"leaves" is upon us and as the colors
begin to fade into winter it is time to begin
thinking about the Carthage Christmas Parade.
Carthage SkillsUSA would like to invite you to
join us for the 39th annual Carthage Christmas
Parade. As is our tradition, the Carthage
Technical Centers SkillsUSA Chapter will be
hosting. The Carthage Christmas Parade which will
be held Monday, December 5, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
This years parade theme is "Jingle All
"To better inform those of
you who participate in our annual event SkillsUSA
is a youth organization, made up of high school
students who are enrolled in classes at the
Carthage Technical Center. These classes cover a
wide range of interests such as Digital
Electronics, Health Sciences, Computer
Maintenance, Carpentry, Drafting, Automotive
Service Technology, and Precision Machining. The
2010-2011 school year was very successful for our
chapter. Our local organization is 100 members
strong and we participated in several activities
throughout the year. Last year Carthage SkillsUSA
took one of the largest groups ever to
participate in state competitions with two state
officers and six individuals qualifying for
"Our students and advisors
know that it is important to give back to the
community that has been so good to them. With
that in mind, we are proud to sponsor this
years parade. SkillsUSA has been part of
the Carthage Christmas Parade since the
beginning. As it states in the SkillsUSA creed,
"We believe in the dignity of hard work and
the American way of life."
"The parade will follow
the same route as in years past. The route will
originate at the corner of Chestnut and Main (in
front of the First Christian Church). Proceed
north on Main, circle the beautiful Carthage
Square, then head back south on Grant street to
end at Chestnut and Grant (tennis courts behind
the Junior High School). The route encompasses a
distance of approximately one mile.
"Trophies will be awarded
to first place winners in each category
IMMEDIATELY following the parade on the steps of
the First Christian Church (parade starting
point). Bands will be divided into sub-groups
based upon their size/numbers and trophies
awarded accordingly. As we have done in the past,
we will present trophies for Mayors Choice,
Directors Choice, Best Interpretation of
Theme, and Best Use of Lights. Reminder
your entry must be decorated for the season!
Judging WILL NOT take place before the parade but
it will occur somewhere around the Carthage
County Jail Count
? October 24,
Including Placed out of County
Things just seemed ta
happen at our house as I was growin up
with an older brother and younger sister. The
lamp that just fell over one day. The window
kicked out when someone jumped on the bed.
The figurine of a little football player with
its head shot off with a bb gun. (it was an
excellent shot even if it was accidental by
Most of the time it was
pretty evident who the culprit was of course,
but there were occasions when the mysterious
would occur. Nobody knew anything. Us kids
were fortunate to have a few neighborhood
oneries who could always be called up as
suspects, if the deed was outside the house
at least. I dont recall any lyin
goin on, we usually fested up if ask.
But if nobody asked, nobody told.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Printing Services
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Best Way to Treat
COPD? Quit Smoking
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is
in her early 70s. She has been diagnosed with
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. She
had a bronchoscopic exam to remove a mucus plug.
She was a very heavy smoker. She still smokes.
She thinks her kids dont know, but we have
seen the evidence. She is on oxygen. Her doctor
thinks she has quit. What does this do to her
life expectancy? How long can she live this way?
ANSWER: Chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, COPD, is two illnesses:
emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is a
harmful stretching and destruction of the
millions of air sacs found in the lungs. Through
those delicate structures, oxygen reaches the
blood. When they are damaged, a person cannot get
enough oxygen and becomes breathless on even
slight exertion. Chronic bronchitis is
inflammation of the air passageways, the bronchi.
They fill with thick, pus-filled globs of phlegm.
Air cannot pass through them. A cough that
produces of sticky, tenacious sputum is its chief
Cigarette smoking is the major
cause of COPD, but not the only one.
Its hard to watch people
ruin their own bodies and hasten death.
Thats what your mother is doing. Tell her
that the most important treatment for COPD is
total abstinence from smoking. Abstinence allows
lungs to recover from the damage done from
inhaling cigarette smoke. It doesnt achieve
a complete reversal overnight. It does prolong
What does this do to her life
expectancy? It shortens it. How long can she
live? That cant be foretold. Unequivocally,
she will live longer and enjoy her life more if
she never lights up again.
COPD is a major problem and the
fourth-leading cause of death.
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