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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Volume XX, Number 75

did ya know?.

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

today's laugh

A Scotchman was arguing with a conductor as to whether the fare was 25 or 50 cents. Finally the disgusted conductor picked up the Scotchman’s suitcase and tossed it off the train, just as they passed over a bridge. It landed with a splash.

"Mon," screamed the Scotchman, "isn’t it enough to try to overcharge me, but now you try to drown my little boy!"


Life Insurance agent to would-be client: "Don’t let me frighten you into a hasty decision. Sleep on it tonight. If you wake up tomorrow, let me know of your decision then."


A famous writer once sent Christmas cards containing nothing but 25 letters of the alphabet. When some of his friends admitted that they had failed to understand his message, he pointed to the card and said, "Look! No L!"


The orchestra leader kept throwing tempo tantrums


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

Sales of Mining Property.

Two important mining deals are reported closed this week. One is the sale of the Loy Bros. plant and Lone Acre mine near Stotts City for $75,000, Cleveland and Boston parties being the purchasers.

The second sale was that of the Sara Mora mine and a thirteen acre lease on the Mastin tract south of Galena for $30,000. The purchasers were from Kansas City.

Jasper County Teachers at Golden City.

Among the Jasper county teachers who have been attending the Barton county institute at Golden City, the following have been given certificates to teach in that county: Miss Mary Fadler, of Carthage; Misses Mollie Pugh and Nora Beall, of Jasper; Miss Fannie Margraves, of Medoc; A.M. Walker and Miss Lena Brown, of Opolis, and Miss Susan Erwin, of Avilla.

  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Begins.

The 45th annual Maple Leaf Festival will begin Saturday, October 8th with the Maple Leaf 5K Run, Duathlon, Kids Duathlon, Mile Run and Fun Run, and Diaper Dash and conclude Sunday, October 16th with the Maple Leaf Circus. The Maple Leaf Parade will be Saturday, October 15th beginning its route on the historic downtown square. Food, craft booths and live entertainment on the square, the all new Maple Market at 6th and Main, and Willie Arthur Smith’s Marching Cobras performing in the auditorium will provide a variety of activity for this year’s attendees.

In addition to the activities downtown on the day of the parade, the week holds plenty of other events located throughout Carthage including pageants, a car show, lighting contest, adult beverage tastings and Historic Downtown Art Walk.

For a full schedule of events, Maple Leaf Festival brochures are available at the Chamber, 402 S Garrison and at sponsor locations throughout Carthage in both English and Spanish.

Jasper County Jail Count

? October 3, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

I suppose that one a the appeals of the many fall festivals in the area is the fact that they aren’t considered as one of the regular family holidays. They are more of a make-your-own holiday.

There isn’t the pressure of Christmas or Thanksgivin’, or for lots a families the Fourth or Easter. In many cases it seems, the fall gatherin’s are more of an excuse to see old friends or some combination of friends and family.

The traditional meal can be as informal or formal as is comfortable or with so many activities and food venders there can be no meal at all.

Probl’ly the best part for some is that the local merchants don’t close on this holiday. Shop till ya drop.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column

Many Ways to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please discuss heart fibrillation? I take a medicine for high blood pressure. Medicines for atrial fibrillation made me wild. I also take warfarin for the fibrillation. I’d appreciate any information you have. -- M.L.

ANSWER: Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heartbeat irregularities. The atria are the two upper heart chambers, the site of origin for the electric signal coming from the heart’s inborn pacemaker and producing each heartbeat. Fibrillation is a rapid twitching of the heart muscle. The atria are not contracting; they’re squirming. This decreases the heart’s pumping power.

More dangerously, it also leads to clot formation. Blood stagnates in the squirming atria. Stagnated blood clots. Those clots can be carried in the circulation to a brain artery, which they block. That’s a stroke. That’s why you take warfarin (Coumadin) -- to prevent clotting (anticoagulation).

Aging, high blood pressure, heart artery disease, heart valve disorders and an overactive thyroid gland are some of the things that lead to fibrillation.

The goals of therapy are to slow the heart, establish a normal heartbeat and prevent a stroke. Sometimes, simply slowing the heart will restore normal heart pumping without ending the irregular beat. Anticoagulation (blood thinning) is still needed.

I can’t mention all the medicines used to control fib; there are too many. In place of medicines, a shock to the heart sometimes can restore a normal beat. Heart specialists also use a technique called ablation. They thread into the heart a special catheter that has the capability of creating tiny scars with radio waves or ultrasound waves or by freezing tissue. The scars form an impenetrable barrier to the renegade electric signals causing fibrillation.

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