Voice from the House- "Willie-e!!
Whats your brotehr crying about? Didnt I tell
you to give him anything he wanted?"
Willie-"Yes, ma; but now that
Ive dug him a hole, he wants me to bring it in the
A man threw a nickel towards the blind
mans cup. The coin missed and rolled along the
pavement, but the man with the dark glasses quickly
"But I thought you were
"No, I am not the regular blind
man, sir," he said. "Im just taking his
place while hes at the movies."
The Kid-"Pop, how soon will I be
old enough to do as I please?"
The Old Man-"I dont 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
"I dont know about the merit
of these blind street singers," said a well known
young man of some leisure this morning, " but
theres 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.
Exchange without Legislative Approval
JEFFERSON CITY The
Senate Interim Committee on Health Insurance
Exchanges learned yesterday the governors
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
Missouris 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.
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
Some senators have requested
the governor and the board refrain from casting
any votes on the health insurance exchange.
County Jail Count
Including Placed out of County
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
Just Jake Talkin.
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by Matilda Charles
It makes sense to pay attention
to a study thats gone on for many years.
Theres one thats 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
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
Heres 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, womens
grip strength wasnt affected, but it was
The conclusion was that yes
indeed, physical activity does affect the status
of our physical strength and performance later in
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 cant 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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