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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 Volume XI, Number 30

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., July 29th through Aug. 2nd. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off attic and window fans while the sprayer is in your area.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their first Saturday of the month used book sale fom 8 a.m. - noon on Sat., Aug. 3rd at the Library Annex, 510 Garrison Ave.

today's laugh

Scientists have just crossed a termite with a praying mantis. Now they have a termite that says grace before it eats your house.

A flea jumps in over the swinging doors of the saloon, drinks three whiskeys, and jumps out again. He picks himself up from the dirt and, brushing himself off, says, "Okay, who moved my dog?"

The problem with a policy is that the big print giveth and the small print taketh away.

Two boll weevils came from the country to the city. One became rich and famous. The other remained the lesser of two weevils.


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

The Ideal Young Woman.

"A Brooklyn minister sent a series of questions over the United States to find out the qualifications of the "Ideal Young Woman" as she appears in the minds of the young men of the country. All said that she must be a Christian, 13 per cent said she might use slang, all said she must not use profanity nor drink wine, 12 per cent said she might dance and play cards and all agreed that a knowledge of housekeeping was a desirable quality. On the question of co-education 70 per cent said she should be educated in a mixed school.

Family Dinner Party.

Mrs. F. H. Hall gave a delightful family dinner party at her home on South Main street today in honor of the fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Clark, who are visiting here from Chicago.

  Today's Feature

Statement from the Office of Congressman Roy Blunt.

WASHINGTON-Congressman Blunt underwent surgery this morning at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to remove his left kidney, which had a suspicious cystic mass on it.

According to Dr. Joseph Costa, who performed the surgery, the operation was successful, and Congressman Blunt is resting comfortably in recovery.

"Congressman Blunt is in good spirits and is looking forward to getting back to work soon," said Burson Taylor, spokeswoman for Blunt. "He expects to be in Southwest Missouri over the August District Work Period and to resume his usual work schedule within two weeks."

Just Jake Talkin'


I had ta rescue a friend on his way back from Branson the other day. He was workin’ his way back to Kansas pullin’ his camper. He was tryin’ to make it to the truck stop out on 44, but ran out a gas ‘bout a half mile short. ‘Course his wife was real pleased that they "almost" made it. She waited with the rig while the friend caught a ride on to the stop.

Sure they had plenty a gas, but not a bucket or a can ta haul it in. My friend called me not for the gas, but for somethin’ he could put it in.

He offered to put some gas in my vehicle, but I figured if I let him do that, he wouldn’t owe me. I get over in his neck of the woods from time to time. It’s always good to have a friend that owes ya one.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter, who is now 15, has taken the antibiotic Dynacin for more than 19 months to treat her acne. She has improved, but the acne is not completely gone. The dermatologist suggests she continue to use Dynacin. I am concerned about the effects it could have on my daughter’s body. Could it damage her immune system? Please give me some information. — C.M.

ANSWER: Part of the acne story centers on a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes. That germ lives in the skin pores of just about everyone.

At puberty, when there is a surge of hormones, oil glands associated with skin pores produce an equivalent surge of oil. The bacterium goes wild. It feasts on the oil and produces substances called free fatty acids.

Free fatty acids are irritants. The irritation progresses to the formation of a pimple.

Dynacin is a brand name for the antibiotic minocycline. Minocycline is a member of the tetracycline family of antibiotics. Dynacin kills off the bacterium and stops the production of free fatty acids. Acne improves.

This medicine can be used for months and years. In acne treatment, it is usually given in smaller doses than the ones used to treat a full-fledged infection. It does not damage the immune system.


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