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Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Volume XI, Number 133

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .A new Stress Support Group kick-off will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 6th in the Skilled Activity Room, 3rd floor of the McCune-Brooks hospital. Discussion will include depression, feeling overwhelmed and financial stress among others. Call 359-2316 for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be closed Tues., Dec. 24th & Wed., Dec. 25th. It will close at 5 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31st and all day Wed., Jan. 1st.

today's laugh

Professor- "Name two pronouns."
Stude- "Who, me?"

Mother- "Why are you sitting there when you ought to be in bed?"
Peter- "There’s a mosquito in my room."
Mother- "It hasn’t bitten you, has it, darling?"
Peter- "No, but it came close enough for me to hear its propellor."

Old Gentleman (to little boy eating an apple)- "Look out for the worms, sonny."
Little Boy- "When I eat an apple, the worms have to look out for themselves."

Happiness is the best of all riches — and it’s not taxed.


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


The berry growers of near Carthage has a preliminary meeting at the court house Saturday afternoon for arranging a permanent organization. Owing to the inclemency of the weather and the shortness of the time after the call was issued for the meeting, a large attendance was not had, but those present made up in earnestness what they lacked in numbers.

Z. T. Russell was elected temporary chairman and B. F. Wampler, temporary secretary. The business of the assembly was discussed and the berry prospects for next season were mentioned.

As the hour was growing late nothing more was done and an adjournment was taken until Saturday, at which time a permanent organization will be effected and the work of the association will be outlined. This association means concerted action, a ready market and a better freight rate.

  Today's Feature

Landon Bell Nominated by Blunt.

Landon Keith Bell of Carthage has been nominated by Congressman Roy Blunt to attend a Military Academy.

"After attending the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, it became clear to me that I wanted to go to the academy. I know that armed with such an education, I would be prepared to take my place as an officer in the Fleet, as well as master whatever life may throw at me later on," Bell wrote to Congressman Blunt in his nomination letter.

Bell ranks in the top ten academically of his senior class at Carthage High School and has been on the honor roll for three years. He is a member of the Math Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bell played two years of varsity basketball and was a member of the varsity swimming team for one year. Bell also attended Boy's State. Landon Bell is 17 years-old and the son of Curtis and Mary Bell of Carthage.

Congressman Blunt nominated thirteen students for five open Southwest Missouri slots at the U.S. Military Academies in the class of 2007. The military academies will make the final selections and offer appointments to students by early spring.

Just Jake Talkin'


From what I can tell from lookin’ out as I’m writin’ this, it looks pretty likely that we will have a white Christmas.

The forecast is sayin’ it will prob’ly snow for a good part of today and not be meltin’ off too soon.

On behalf of those of us here at the Mornin’ Mail, we wish ever’one a safe and cheerful holiday.

This will be the eleventh Christmas for the Mail. We like to say we’ve spanned two centuries, which technically is correct, but in fact it may be stretchin’ the truth a mite.

From time to time that is the case for Just Jake Talkin’, but hopefully we can continue to publish just the facts on the front page, and keep ya informed on local community issues of interest.

Who hid my sled?

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is it possible to develop an allergy to wine? I have drunk a glass of wine with dinner for most of my life. Now, after drinking it, I wheeze and am short of breath. What would you advise? — D.K.

ANSWER: I’d advise seeing the family doctor or an allergist. My hunch is that you might have developed a sensitivity to sulfites.

Sulfites are preservatives that are added to many foods. They occur naturally in other foods. They stop foods from spoiling or changing color.

About one person in 100 becomes sensitive to sulfites. When those people are exposed to sulfites in food or drink, they can have an asthma attack — which it sounds like you are having.

Doctors can detect sulfite sensitivity by challenging a patient with a small amount of sulfite and observing any reaction. They are prepared to terminate a reaction if one occurs.

If it turns out that you are sulfite-sensitive, you have to become a label reader. Look for these words on the labels: sodium sulfite, sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite and potassium metabisulfite.

Many wines contain naturally occurring sulfites.


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