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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 Volume XI, Number 94

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used booksale from 8 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, November 2nd, at the Library Annex.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Call 359-2355 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will be serving Roast Beef over Noodles, Corn, Ice Cream and assorted beverages today, Oct. 29th.

today's laugh

Teacher: Now, Harold, a problem in arithmetic. If your father owed $50 to the grocer, $300 to the landlord, and $150 to the doctor, what would he have to pay?
Harold: Nothing. He’d move to another city.

Teacher: What does it mean when the barometer starts falling?
Student: I guess it means whoever nailed it up didn’t do a good job.

Q: What kind of dog would a chemistry professor have?
A. A laboratory-retriever.


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

Joplin Girl on Stage.

Miss Martha Scott, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Scott, of Joplin, well known to the younger society folks of Carthage, joined "Foxy-Quiller" opera company which played in Joplin last night. Miss Scott is a soprano singer of much local note.

Miss Hazel Kirk Lowry, a member of the company, is an old friend of Miss Scott, the two having met in the east several years ago. Miss Scott entertained Miss Lowry as her guest on Friday and through her solicitation Miss Scott sang several selections before the manager of the company.

New Medical Books.

Dr. M. M. Merrill is the proud possessor of a new 6-volume analytical encyclopedia and a 10-volume set of Hering’s homeopathic work, "Guiding Symptoms," which he has just added to his already valuable library.

  Today's Feature

Winter Crisis Intervention.

The Economic Security Corporation has received $290,727 for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) for the upcoming winter season in Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald Counties. ECIP is a utility assistance program for low-income families based on household income eligibility. Priority will be given to the households who have no service for their primary heating source.

This program operates during the months of November through May, or until funds are expended. The basic requirements for program eligibility include meeting 125% of federal poverty guidelines and having a shut-off notice on primary heat source. Any income eligible resident of Jasper, Newton, Barton or McDonald county who has been disconnected from their primary heat source will be served first come first served. Elderly, 65 and over, do not have to have a shut-off notice but must provide proof of age.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the Joplin ESC office Monday through Friday at 781-0352, or the Carthage Outreach office on Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Thursday 8 to noon. 358-3521.

Just Jake Talkin'


From what the forecasters are predictin’, this is supposed ta be onea the coolest weeks of the season so far. Lows near freezin’ all week with highs in the low fifties. If you’re really’ wantin’ to put some faith in the forcast, the ten day looks like by a week from Wednesday, we’ll be back into highs of the low 60’s, but by then it’s supposed ta be rainin’ again. Time get those leaves piled up.

‘Course with the rakin’ of leaves comes the annual division over whether to bag or burn. I still see a few who have a third alternative, rake all the leaves into the street. Seems like a good plan ‘cept the street sweeper can’t handle the load if ever’one does that, plus, if a rain comes all the leaves float into the storm water system and plug it up. Whatever ya do with your leaves, try to do it in the privace of your own yard.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.


DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a strange thing that happens to my feet while in bed. They become hot and turn beet red. I do keep my bedroom quite cold, and I have to use blankets even on the warmest nights. This is something that started last winter and still continues. What is going on? — A.K.

ANSWER: Erythromelalgia (ee-RITH-row-mel-AL-gee-uh) fits your description.

It’s a condition where the feet become hot and turn red when they become warm. Typically, people experience the changes when they are in bed with their feet under blankets.

Have you tried sleeping with your feet uncovered? Do so. That might be the only treatment needed.

Taking an aspirin 30 minutes before going to bed and soaking the feet in cool water 15 minutes before going to bed can sometimes control this not-uncommon reaction.

You should mention this to your doctor. In a few instances, erythromelalgia comes about because another disease process is taking place. One of those diseases is polycythemia, the disorder that arises when the bone marrow makes too many blood cells.


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