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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 Volume XI, Number 79

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," and the Carthage Humane Society will hold an adoption day to the north of the memorial gardens of the Carthage Public Library from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 12th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCune-Brooks Auxilary will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9th in the hospital cafeteria. There will be refreshments served.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge will have it's regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10th. Will be voting on petitions, hear a report on the recent Missouri Grand Lodge session in Columbia from the secretary, and plan the first friends & family night of this year. All Masons are welcome welcome

today's laugh

Doctor: Plenty of exercise will kill germs.
Patient: Great. How do I get the germs to exercise?

Professor: Remember, class, a fool can ask many more questions than a wise man can answer.
Student: Is that why so many of us flunk our exams?

As the mother ghost said to her five-year-old son: Don’t spook unless you’re spooken to first.


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


A Faithful Grandfather—Woman Wants Reparation for Ill Remarks.

A band of gipsies is camped west of town, on the Oak street road and what is rarely seen among gipsies, there is a blind man among them.

This is the same band, or some of them are a part of it, that was camped at the upper bridge two years ago, when one of their young married women died. Her remains were buried in the east cemetery, and once a year her faithful old grandfather visits her grave and after clearing away weeds and stones, scatters wild flowers over the mound muttering a prayer in his native tongue.

One of the women among the present band went to Justice Woodward yesterday and asked him to go out and arrest five of their men at camp because they had been speaking ill of her character. The justice told her he could not issue a warrant without she declared some specific offense. As the alleged remarks had been made along the devious journeying of the band, she could not tell whether they had been made in Jasper county or not.

When asked what she would do in case the five men should come into court and swear her character was bad, she answered she guessed she’d "have to believe them." No warrant was issued.

  Today's Feature

Free Maple Leaf Music Show.

The Carthage Community Band will present the Maple Leaf Music Show Sunday October 13 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Carthage Senior High Auditorium. There will be no admission charge, but donations will be accepted that will enhance the Stanfield Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The show will feature many local entertainers, billed as "The Stanfield All-Stars and Friends," including Jim Hunter and the Mellotones. Also scheduled to perform is the Carthage Senior High Jazz Band directed by Gary Greek and the First Church of the Nazarene Choir.

The bill includes performances by the Broadway Duo, Richard Foshay and Glenda Erwin, a ‘60s guitar/vocal folk and blues rendition by Forest Bridges and soloists Morgan Sneed, Elizabeth Browning, Mary Schwab, Nancy Sanders, Aretha Bassham and others.

Special segments include the memorializing of special fans Betty Smith, Eleanor Coffield and Alice Dale.

The Stanfield Memorial Scholarship Fund assists students wishing to pursue an education in music.

Land Transactions.

On September 5, 2002, Norma J. Pugh sold the property at 417 Orner, Carthage, MO to Ethel M. Welch. The sale was handled by Donal M. Myers of Donal M. Myers Realty.

On September 27, 2002, Arthur H. Rice sold the property at 830 Walnut, Carthage, MO, to Jessica Grider & Lee Grider. The sale was handled by Donal M. Myers of Donal M. Myers Realty in cooperation with Jeanne Ott of Landmark Realty.

Betty Jane Zapletal, Michael Charles Shaeffer and Bonnie Laurie Schaffer sold the property commonly known as 1826 Southwood, Carthage, MO, to Clinton Loy and Cathryn Loy, husband and wife. The transaction was handled by Carolyn Cole with Donal M. Myers Realty and Shea Dittrich with Charles Burt Homefolks.

Just Jake Talkin'


The Maple Leaf Festivities are gettin’ started this weekend. Looks like quite a line up for the Maple Leaf Music Show. ‘Course the various activities for the week preceding’ the parade on the 19th all have their followin’.

Looks like this year will continue most of the "traditional" contests and various meals available from local organizations. The Mail will publish the latest schedules for next week in case you’re lookin’ for a favorite.

I’ve never seen a count of the number of folks that take an active part in all the events that take place, but there is a lot a plannin’ and footwork volunteered and executed. The amazin’ part is that the event that brings thousands a folks to town each year pretty much supports itself. The Chamber deserves a good portion of the credit.

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 on Zocor to lower my cholesterol. My numbers have been cut in half. My doctor told me it also prevents osteoporosis. Was he pulling my leg? — S.T.

ANSWER: Your doctor gave you the straight scoop.

Zocor (simvastatin) is one of five statin drugs. The "statin" name comes from the fact that all these drugs’ generic names end with "statin." The other four are: Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin). It’s only a little stretch of the truth to say the entire world is on one of these drugs.

Statin drugs’ main function is to lower cholesterol, a job they do most effectively. Most cholesterol comes from the liver’s production of it and not from what we eat. The statin drugs gum up the liver’s cholesterol-assembly line.

Statin drugs provide many other unanticipated benefits. They are an adjunct in osteoporosis prevention. They promote bone formation. People who take these drugs lessen the chances of having a broken bone by 60 percent.

Statins keep the artery interior free of obstructing buildup in ways unrelated to their cholesterol-lowering function. They diminish artery inflammation. Artery-wall inflammation provides the soil for artery obstruction.


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