Joe had asked Bob to help
him out with the deck after work, so Bob just went
straight over to Joes place. When they got to the
door, Joe went straight to his wife, gave her a hug and
told her how beautiful she was and how much he had missed
her at work. When it was time for supper, he complimented
his wife on her cooking, kissed her and told her how much
he loved her.
Once they were working on the deck, Bob
told Joe that he was surprised that he fussed so much
over his wife. Joe said that hed started this about
six months ago, it had revived their marriage, and things
couldnt be better. Bob thought hed give it a
go. When he got home, he gave his wife a massive hug,
kissed her and told her that he loved her. His wife burst
Bob was confused and asked why she was
crying. She said, "This is the worst day of my life.
First, little Billy fell off his bike and twisted his
ankle. Then, the washing machine broke and flooded the
basement. And now, you come home drunk!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Athletic Exhibition
Did Not Come off Last Night.
An entertainment advertised as
"Cherokee Toms Big Athletic Carnival" was
announced to be held at the opera house last night. There
was an elaborate program of glove contests, four round
goes, and bag punching exhibitions interspersed with
minstrel performances, all to be participated in by many
But a number of citizens protested
against such an exhibition, and as soon as the doors of
the opera house opened last night the officers informed
the management that complaint had been entered against
their show. They at once closed the doors and let the
exhibitions go by default. Several people put in an
appearance at the entrance later and were evidently
disappointed at not seeing this show.
Three Minutes of
Fame Lip-Sync Competition
The "Three Minutes of
Fame" competition will be held Thursday,
October 13, 2011, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the
Carthage R-9 Auditorium located at 714 S. Main
Teams from businesses,
organizations and groups will compete against
each other in a family-friendly lip-sync contest.
More than one team from each business or
organization is encouraged. Winners and
runner-ups will receive cash prizes plus bragging
rights among their peers.
Each team entered will be given
three minutes to lip sync to the music of their
choice. The music and skit should be suitable for
all ages as the audience includes a wide variety
There are three age brackets
this year. There will be divisions for Youth
(ages 2-8), Juniors (ages 9-17), and Adults (18
and older). Cash prizes will be given to 1st,
2nd, and 3rd places in each division!
Performances will be judged on stage
presentation, costumes, and lip sync ability.
All entry forms are due at the
Chamber office by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October
11..Forms are available at the Chamber 402 S
Garrison or www.carthagechamber.com.
County Jail Count
? September 26,
Including Placed out of County
Ive had the
opportunity to see the ruts left by the
settlers crossin the Santa Fe trail.
Curious thing those records of passage. Years
after any horse drawn implement has been
moved over, they still sit as a monument to
the traffic. The comin of the railways
no doubt changed the patterns of growth and
the survival of small communities along the
once popular trail.
If you stand in the
silence, you can almost hear the braying of
some lonesome old mule still searchin
for the good old days when four legged
creatures dictated the path to the future. It
is a romantic time to read about in some
book, but the current realities of
transportation and the fluid changes in
economic factors make the horse and buggy
days a lot less appealing.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Three Ways to
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter
was diagnosed recently with a mildly overactive
thyroid gland. She is going to have another test
in one month. What can be done to bring her
thyroid readings to normal without taking
medicine for it? What health problems are caused
as a result of an overactive gland? -- M.M.
ANSWER: The thyroid gland --
located in the neck -- produces thyroid hormone,
a hormone with many functions. At young ages, it
fosters growth. It enhances brain activity.
Its involved with the metabolism of
carbohydrates and fats. It keeps body weight on
the lean side. It prevents the heart from slowing
down. Its involved with the production of
body heat. It keeps cell chemistry perking along
at the optimum rate.
Hyperthyroidism, an overactive
gland, pushes all the above functions into
overdrive. People lose weight in spite of eating
more food. The heart races even when people are
at rest. Hands tend to shake. At a room
temperature comfortable for most, affected people
feel hot. The eyes often bulge. Menstrual periods
are thrown off their normal cycle.
One of the major causes of an
overactive gland is Graves disease. In this
condition, the body makes antibodies that
stimulate the gland to produce excessive amounts
of its hormone. The gland enlarges -- becomes a
I dont know of a way to
treat the gland reliably without resorting to
medicines or surgery. Medicines for
hyperthyroidism are methimazole or PTU. The
medicine chosen is taken for six months to two
years and then stopped. If a person relapses, the
medicine has to be restarted. Radioactive iodine
is another treatment. When people hear the word
"radioactive," they cringe. In the
decades and decades of its use, radioactive
iodine hasnt been responsible for cancer.
The iodine makes a beeline to the gland and puts
it out of commission. Its similar to having
surgery without a scalpel.
Surgical removal of all or part
of the gland is the third option for this
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