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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 Volume XI, Number 53

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Did Ya Know?
. . .The Carthage Soccer League will have sign-ups from 5-7 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 3rd in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, Lyon St. entrance. Age groups are from 4/5-year-olds to under 15 years of age. The fee is $40 and players need to bring their birth certificates. Season begins Mon., Sept. 16th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Club will hold a stag only Fish Fry Wednesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The fry will be held in the Shrine Club located 3/4 mile south of HH Highway on County Road 170. The public is invited. $8. Contact David Jones - 358-8816.

today's laugh

Metric Conversions:

A miss is as good as 1.6 kilometers.

Put your best 0.3 of a meter forward.

Spare the 5.03 meters and spoil the child.

Twenty-eight grams of prevention is worth 453 grams of cure.

Give a man 2.5 centimeters and he’ll take 1.6 kilometers.


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

Strange Product of a Carthage Mine on Exhibition.

A peculiar ore specimen was placed on exhibition at the Carthage Nation bank this morning. It is from the Kikendall and Jones leas on the South Carthage or Kibeka tract.

It consists of an irregular basket shaped bowl of pure ailicate, with thin edges at the top, containing a limestone boulder. The cavity is large enough for the boulder to tattle around in it considerably. The surplus space in the cavity was filled with loose sand when found, but this was washed out before the specimen was placed on exhibition.

The bowl is about two feet long by sixteen inches wide and about fourteen inches high. The mouth of the cavity is sixteen by twelve inches. It is a strange looking specimen which is viewed with interest by many mining men who have called to see it.

  Today's Feature

Rescue Workers Honored.

News Release by Precious Moments

To honor and salute the dedicated efforts of local emergency service workers, Precious Moments is offering free admission during the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2002 to this special group. Noting that this is the one year anniversary of the tragedy of 9-11, Precious Moments is extending the invitation to show their appreciation to local heroes.

Area fire fighters, police officers, ambulance crews, dispatchers and others who work in the medical and law enforcement fields will be given a free attraction pass to Precious Moments when they show their professional identification card issued by their service. The attraction pass provides admission to the Victorian Wedding Island Tour, the Studio Tour and the Chapel Tour, as well as the Fountain of Angels Shows. During this week the 1:30 p.m. Fountain of Angels performance will feature a moving, patriotic tribute by the Precious Moments Singers. Highlighting the week’s events is a Benefit Concert, entitled "Pride in the Heartland." Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. in the North Convention Center at Precious Moments.

Just Jake Talkin'


As you may have heard by now, the appointment of a new Council member played in the vote last Thursday evening at the special Council meeting.

The meet was called because the tax levy had ta be set, but the proposed levy was defeated at the regular Council meet on Tuesday by a 5-2 vote, six votes bein’ required to pass a Council bill. A reconsideration of a defeated bill takes 7 votes. Members Tobrock and Wells vowed not to change their no votes and only 8 members were schedule to be present. Member Jim McPheeters resigned due to movin’ out of town. Mayor Johnson used the opportunity of the special meet to appoint Ron Ferguson to replace McPheeters. The Council approved then proceeded to vote on the levy, which passed 7-2. Putnam was absent.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Takin’.



McCune Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband has been diagnosed with diabetes. I have given him bananas and oranges as part of his breakfast. My sister says bananas and oranges have plenty of sugar. The implication is, they brought on his diabetes. Is that so? — Anon.

ANSWER: Bananas and oranges as part of breakfast do not give anyone diabetes. One banana has 27 grams of carbohydrates. That amounts to 108 carbohydrate calories — not an excessive number. An orange has 15 grams of carbohydrates — 60 carbohydrate calories. The combination does not amount to a great amount of carbohydrates.

Many people eat more than one banana a day to keep their potassium levels in normal range. Oranges provide vitamins A, C and folic acid, one of the B vitamins. Daily consumers of either or both do not become diabetics. You are not to blame for your husband’s diabetes.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Every morning I drink an 8-ounce glass of orange juice. I’ve been told that too much orange juice turns the skin green. Any truth to that? — J.J.

ANSWER: If there is, I would be the color of an avocado. I’m not. I drink much more than that every day.


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