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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 Volume XI, Number 89

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002, at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23rd in the McCune-Brooks hospital dining room. This month the group will learn about different exercise programs in the Carthage area.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Jasper County Government High School Day will be held at 9 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 23rd, in the 3rd floor Courtroom of the Jasper County Courthouse. Students will tour all the county offices following the general meeting.

today's laugh

One golf widow got sick of her husband’s obsession with the game. One day he came home and found a note that said, Went shopping. Your dinner is in the dog.

Halloween is the day when kids put on strange outfits to startle adults. In my house, that would be a clean shirt.

This farmer experimented for years and finally came up with a new kind of chicken soup. But he couldn’t get his chickens to eat it.


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

Charlie Stiffler Married.

Charlie Stiffler, a former Carthage young man, now a resident of Miami, Indian Territory, was quietly married in Joplin last night to Miss Viola L. Moore of Miami. Mr. Stiffler invited a few of his companions in Carthage to meet him in Joplin last evening. Those going down were Messrs. John H. Hailey, Jesse Hall, George Eldred and Karl Speece.

These were introduced to the bride prospective, and just as the closing hymns were sung at the Christian church the wedding party filed into the pastor’s study of the church.

The Rev. Mr. Turner had been engaged before hand and the ceremony was performed at once. To the surprise of the wedding party, as they walked out the organist struck up a wedding march.

Mr. and Mrs. Stiffler came up to Carthage last night and will remain here today, returning to Miami in the morning.

  Today's Feature

Regular Council Meet Tonight.

The City Council is scheduled for its regular meeting this evening in City Hall at 7:30.

A short agenda includes a scheduled vote on Resolution number 1476 which would state the City’s opposition to Missouri Constitutional Amendment Number 2 which would permit collective bargaining for fire fighters and ambulance personnel.

The Council will hear the second reading of Council bill 02-74 amending the fiscal year 2003 budget and transferring $2,000 from the General Revenue fund to the Civic Enhancement Fund.

Also scheduled for second reading is the request by Poto Investment, LLC/John Harpole to annex property lying north of and adjacent to Chapel Estates.

Council bill 02-76 would accept a corporation warranty deed from Southwest Missouri Bank for property that be used for the roundabout at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Airport Drive.

The Council will also be presented with a request by Roger and Catherine Cross for annexation of property known as 1516 Alexandra Drive.

Letters to the Editor

Opinions expressed reflect those of the writer
and not necessarily those of the Mornin' Mail.

Dear Friends of Jim Talent,

The President was great today, but before you kick back and get confident that we're going to win this race, you need to get fired up for the next big event that is coming to Southwest Missouri. On Tuesday, October 22, Moses (Charlton Heston) is coming to Joplin for an NRA Freedom Rally on behalf of Jim Talent and Roy Blunt. There is no charge and no reservation needed as far as I know at this time. Please help us get a huge crowd of Second Amendment supporters out by coming yourself and spreading the word.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Time: 12:00 (noon)
Place: Hammond Expo Center at Holiday Inn, Joplin, MO
Occasion: NRA Freedom Rally
Guests: Jim Talent & Roy Blunt
Special Guest: Charlton Heston

John Putnam

Jasper County Coordinator

Talent for Senate

Just Jake Talkin'


We made it through the Maple Leaf Festival with only slight disruption by the rain. Although they are sayin’ the crowd was down a little, the parade was telecast by KSN and those who stayed home likely got a good dose of Carthage on their tv for about three hours.

Only a couple a weeks ‘fore the election on November 5, but don’t forget that Halloween is ‘tween now and then.

This year the Square will again welcome families for the annual Halloween get-together sponsored by Main Street Carthage and the merchants. The treats will be flowin’ about three-thirty on Thursday, October 31. I hear a costume contest will again be held ‘fore the treatin’ begins. It’s a great chance to get downtown and check out the new and established businesses. Don’t be scared.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Why do people die from congestive heart failure? Don’t they get to the hospital in time, or is death always the result of congestive heart failure? — F.L.

ANSWER: The definition of congestive heart failure — CHF — is a heart so weak that each heartbeat cannot empty enough blood from the heart to support body needs. The "congestion" of CHF refers to a backup of blood in the lungs. The backed-up blood oozes fluid into the lung tissue. Fluid saturates the lungs just as fluid saturates the lungs of a drowning person.

CHF patients gasp for air with the slightest exertion. Lying flat in bed makes them breathless. They are often wakened during the night, panting for air.

There are degrees of CHF. Not every case ends in death. Most people with it can be treated successfully. Medicines can make the heart beat more forcefully and can ease the strains that make it difficult for the heart to completely empty itself of blood with each heartbeat. Medicines can also rid the body of excess fluid. People die of CHF when their failing hearts develop erratic rhythms that stop all delivery of blood to the body. One such rhythm is ventricular fibrillation. That kind of heartbeat must be terminated immediately with an electric shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. Ventricular fibrillation can result from congestive heart failure.


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