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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 Volume XI, Number 99

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Hope for Hailey Hyperbaric Chamber Fund will have a Shrimp Gumbo Feed at 6 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 9th at the Train Barn, west Mound St. Road (across from Old Cabin Shop). Public is invited. $15 per person, $25 per couple.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Water & Electric Plant’s Water Department is beginning their annual program to flush and test fire hydrants. There is a possibility customers will experience a slight water discoloration while the Dept. is working in your area. The water will be safe and will clear up within 15-20 minutes after the hydrant testing is completed.

Did Ya Know?. . .The next monthly meeting of the Friends of the Civil War Museum will be held at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 5th at the museum , one block north of the square. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

today's laugh

"You took the words right out of my ears," said the little boy to his mother.
"No, that’s not right. It’s you who took the words right out of my mouth."
"But I heard it before I said it."

"I got rid of that rear noise in my car," stated the motorist.
"How did you do it?"
"I made her sit up front with me."


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

Choir Concert Last Night.

The concert at the First Methodist church last night, under the auspices of the choir, was well attended and much enjoyed. It had been postponed from last month, on account of rain on the former date. Last evening the weather was perfect.

Miss Harriet Sewall, who was on the programme for readings, could not take part on account of a bad cold and sore throat. Miss Lottie Putnam filled this place in the order of exercises with most excellent effect.

The first number on the programme was a piano solo by Miss Johanna Meyer. The playing of Miss Meyer was one of the very pleasing features of the evening. She studied four years under Prof. W. L. Calhoun of this city, and three years under Prof. Reno B. Myers at Finley, Ohio. The latter was formerly located at Carthage. Miss Meyer showed great skill and eduction in her line. She first rendered "Sonata Pathetique," by Beethoven.

  Today's Feature

City Election Today.

Listed below are polling places for the City of Carthage. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

1st Ward, 1st and 2nd Precinct
Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard

2nd Ward, 1st and 2nd Precinct
Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison

3rd Ward, 1st Precinct
Fire Department, 401 W. Chestnut

3rd Ward, 2nd Precinct
Columbian School, 1015 W. Macon

4th Ward, 1st Precinct
Jr. High School, 827 E. Centennial

4th Ward, 2nd Precinct
Fairview School, 1211 E. Fairview

5th Ward, 1st Precinct
Mark Twain School, 1435 W. Main

5th Ward, 2nd Precinct
Salvation Army, 125 E. Fairview

Just Jake Talkin'


One a the hardest things ta get across to a new swimmer is that if ya relax, most folks will float.

The trick is to get a good amount of air in the lungs and just relax. The feet go down and the head will tilt forward into the water. If ya just relax and be still, you’ll float till ya need ta take another breath.

This survival technique is simple and nearly always works.

Durin’ the holiday season it occurs to me on occasion that most of us find it hard to take a minute and get a deep breath to relax.

I’m sure it was this concern that prompted the clerk over the weekend to politely ask me to go jump in the lake.

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 brought home a note from school saying we should take her to the doctor because she has scoliosis. We did. The doctor was unimpressed. He said she could take part in all sports. She is very athletic. Do you agree?

ANSWER: Scoliosis causes the spine to veer to the right or to the left in an S shape. One shoulder is higher than the other, and one hip is also higher than the other.

The degree of bend dictates what kind of treatment should be prescribed. A mild curve can be followed with X-rays every so often, and the doctor can see if the curve is progressing. More-serious curves call for bracing. Today’s braces are almost undetectable under a child’s clothes, so wearing one is not the burden it used to be.

When it comes to sports participation, once again it is the degree of curve that influences the decision to allow athletic participation. For mild curves, sports are not prohibited. Even for greater curves, a sports program can be permitted and even encouraged. Back pain strikes about 80 percent of people at least once in their lives. The recently published pamphlet on back problems furnishes many tips on what to do for sore backs. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 303W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.50 along with the recipient’s printed name and address.


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