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Friday, September 16, 2011 Volume XX, Number 63

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard is holding English Classes 9-11 AM and 7-9 PM $20 per semester - No Child Care available 358-5926. Clases de Engle’s Empiezan -No hay guarderian.

today's laugh

Voice from the House- "Willie-e!! What’s your brotehr crying about? Didn’t I tell you to give him anything he wanted?"

Willie-"Yes, ma; but now that I’ve dug him a hole, he wants me to bring it in the house."


A man threw a nickel towards the blind man’s cup. The coin missed and rolled along the pavement, but the man with the dark glasses quickly recovered it.

"But I thought you were blind?"

"No, I am not the regular blind man, sir," he said. "I’m just taking his place while he’s at the movies."


The Kid-"Pop, how soon will I be old enough to do as I please?"

The Old Man-"I don’t know. Nobody has ever lived that long yet."


Critic-"By George, old chap, when I look at one of your paintings I stand and wonder-"

Artisit-"How I do it?"

Critic-"No; why you do it."


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

He Studies Human Nature.

"I don’t know about the merit of these blind street singers," said a well known young man of some leisure this morning, " but there’s certainly a vast difference in the class of people who help them along. There is a poor, pitiful, blind fellow singing here now and last night I stopped on the corner to watch him, The Culpepper meeting was just out and a stream of people went by without even noticing him. Finally, however, a rough, dirty looking miner came up the walk, noticed the blind man, hesitated and dropped a nickel in the cup-the only money he got all the evening. I find the study of human nature an interesting one, even in a small city like Carthage.

The billboards at Third and Lyon streets were torn down by Logan and Hamilton to make way for F.M. Week and son Ollie who will at once begin the erection of their two story brick livery barn.

  Today's Feature

Healthcare Exchange without Legislative Approval

JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Interim Committee on Health Insurance Exchanges learned yesterday the governor’s administration is continuing efforts to secure federal grant funding to implement a healthcare exchange, as described in the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, is chairman of the committee and said the panel was surprised to learn of a number of votes Missouri’s Health Insurance Pool plans to cast today to accept federal Establishment Grant funds, to establish the Show-Me Health Insurance Exchange, and to approve more than $13 million in funding to consultants on the matter.

"The governor’s actions are premature," said Rupp. "Especially given our committee is traveling the state, hearing from experts and the public, and using that information to peel off and expressly understand each layer of this complex federal mandate."

Some senators have requested the governor and the board refrain from casting any votes on the health insurance exchange.

Jasper County Jail Count

189 September 15, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

Carthage has the unique honor of having the first building constructed for the purpose of housing a Laubach literacy center. The local organization that grew into the current Family Literacy Council saw the need for an adult leaning center and through the volunteer efforts of a faithful few, put together a nest egg for a building fund. The enthusiasm eventually attracted the attention and contributions from local businesses and private individuals. These funds, along with help from the Boylan foundation resulted in the purchase of property at 706 Orchard and the construction of the Francis A. Jones Neighborhood Center. Jones was an early and consistent force behind the fund raising and the literacy program in Carthage.

The investment of effort, dollars and service for the Community continue to pay excellent dividends.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column



by Matilda Charles

Physical Activity Pays Dividends

It makes sense to pay attention to a study that’s gone on for many years. There’s one that’s been in place since 2,400 men and women were born 1946. The study, reported in a recent issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, was called "Physical Activity Across Adulthood and Physical Performance in Midlife."

Scientists hoped to learn whether leisure-time physical activity at a younger age had anything to do with the status of physical strength in later years. The participants were contacted more than 20 times for updated information, checked at ages 36, 43, and 53 and tested for standing balance, how long it took to rise up out of a chair, and grip strength.

Standing balance measured how long the participant could stand on one leg with eyes closed, up to 30 seconds. Chair-rise speed involved getting up out of a chair, standing straight and sitting back down -- ten times! Grip strength used an electronic device for measurement.

Here’s how the results turned out: At all three checks, "chair rise" time was positively affected by prior physical activity. At ages 43 and 53 standing balance was affected. At age 53, women’s grip strength wasn’t affected, but it was with men.

The conclusion was that yes indeed, physical activity does affect the status of our physical strength and performance later in life.

Cooler weather is coming, with winter right behind. Consider signing up for some type of physical activity class, something fun, that meets on a regular basis.

We can’t go back and give ourselves a more active youth, but we can start now to give ourselves a stronger future, right?

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