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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 Volume XI, Number 118

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their quarterly business meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Annex on Wednesday, Dec. 4th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections will have a TOPS program, offered by Fern Hickey and Bingo at 10 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 4th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital cafeteria. Call 359-2347 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society’s Gift Shop for Pets and Pet Lovers will be open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th. A mini "Flea Market" will also be featured. Santa arrives at 11:30 for pictures. Proceeds help Carthage’s neediest animals. Vendors may call 358-6808.

today's laugh

Kindergarten teacher on the first day of school: "If anyone has to go to the bathroom hold up two fingers."
Voice from the back of the room: "How will that help?"

Julius Caesar is sitting in his tent, when Brutus bursts in and shouts: "Hail! Hail! Hail! Oh, Mighty Caesar!"
Caesar rises with a start, and shouts back: "Brutus, how dare you hail while I’m reigning?"


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


A Fuel Famine is a Probable Calamity That is at Hand.

A coal famine is on in Carthage. Two carloads of the needed fuel is the full amount on hand today necessary to supply thousands of residents, to say nothing of the factories and mills who use nearly that much a day. Luckily the city light plant has several tons in the bins and can likely tide over the shortage period. The Carthage light company is almost without coal and their position is becoming serious. The two coal yards who are fortunate enough to have the meager supply are parcelling out the amount to their retail customers.

One of the coal dealers accounted for the famine for the reason that Kansas coal miners were given a three days holiday and have not yet recovered from the hilarity of the occassion.

  Today's Feature

University Status Requested.

Senator-Elect of the 32nd District Gary Nodler announced Friday the pre-filing of legislation to elevate Missouri Southern State College to University Status. Nodler was joined at the news conference held at MSSC by President Julio Leon, Board of Regents President Glenn Wilson, Board member Dr. Charles McGinty, 129th District State Representative Ron Richard and 68th District State Representative Larry Taylor. 128th District Representative Bryan Stevenson was unable to attend but sent a statement, Stevenson is introducing identical versions of Nodler's bills in the House. State Representative Steve Hunter also sent a statement in support of the legislation.

The first bill changes the name of Missouri Southern state College to Missouri Southern State University-Joplin. It also alters the residency requirement to serve on the Board of Regents. Currently the old Junior College district is the geographic limit for service on this Board, under this proposal Regents could be appointed from Missouri within a 60 mile radius of the College.

The second bill would give the authority to create 3 Masters Degree programs.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’m hearin’ that the square dancers and the collectible show that were in town last weekend may have contributed significantly to the traffic downtown Saturday. Although these events may not directly effect residents of the community much, they often do make an impact on the local economy.

I’m also seein’ that overall, the after Thanksgivin’ shoppers outdid themselves this year. Several large national chains showed record sale days over the weekend.

They say folks are bein’ picky about what they buy, especially purchasin’ items marked down. But no matter, the fact they are spendin’ helped move the stock market up a click or two. If ya still are searchin’ for that "special" gift, don’t forget the local merchants who often have unique selections.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am going crazy with something that’s happening in my head — I think. I get spells where my ears ring and I can’t hear well. Along with those two annoyances, I am often so dizzy that I have to sit down. Then everything returns to normal, but the triple threat returns, and it is returning more often. What’s going on? — R.N.

ANSWER: If he were alive, I’d send you to Dr. Prosper Meniere (Main-YER), a French doctor of the 19th century. He described a condition that includes the three symptoms you have — episodes of ear noises such as ringing, roaring or buzzing; transient deafness; and dizziness that makes people feel like they have been trapped in the spin cycle of a washer.

Early in the course of this syndrome, the episodes are relatively short. With the passage of time, they become longer, and the intervals between attacks become shorter. At first, only one ear is affected. Later, both might be.

The trouble lies in the inner ear. It is the part of the ear where the balance organ and hearing nerve are found. The inner ear is flooded with too much fluid, and it’s the fluid that’s responsible for Meniere’s. Logic demands that the fluid be drained. Sometimes that can be done by adopting a strict, low-salt diet and taking water pills.

Seasickness medicines can sometimes stop the dizzy spells.


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