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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 Volume IX, Number 216

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Residential Care Facility and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Renaming Ceremony to unveil the facility’s new name of Maple Tree Terrace Assisted Living by Americare at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21st. The facility is located at 2510 Clinton, Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will put on two 1st Degrees at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24th. Will eat before. All area Masons are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now make a deposit at Hometown Bank to go towards an addition to the cat room at the Carthage Humane Society. Carthage Humane Society is looking for foster families to relieve overcrowding during peak season. For more information call Kaylene Cole at 358-6808.

today's laugh

"Let me hear how far you can count."
"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King."

"Why are you running a steam roller over that field?" asked the stranger.
"I’m trying to raise mashed potatoes," explained the farmer.

We were just wondering, could a fellow who was crazy over electricity be called an electric fan?

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

Big Wolf Chase Sunday.

A big wolf chase took place south of town Sunday. Hornbeck’s hounds were on the trail and some of them came home all chewed up while others did not get home at all. Six shots were fired at the wolf with rifles by farmers along the route and near the Black farm southeast of town the wolf made a big fight and got away again.

Watching Their Mill Timbers.

During these high water times the loose timbers lying about the new Cowgill & Hill mill, now in process of construction, are being anxiously watched. When the original mill was being built there, back in the seventies, a big overflow of Spring river carried off a quantity of valuable timbers on hand.

  Today's Feature

City Council Agenda.

The City Council will hold their bimonthly meeting Tuesday Evening at 7:30 in Council chambers.

During the meeting the old Council will be adjourn and the new Council will be sworn in.

The new council will then review and discuss items on the agenda for a first reading. Items include a proposed contract with the R-9 school system for use of city facilities, a proposed contract with American Legion Baseball for the use of Carl Lewton Stadium during the 2003 season, a proposed contract with Mark Peterson for management of Carthage Municipal Golf Course and repealing ordinance 03-22.

Ordinance 03-22 was passed at the last Council meeting 6-4 changing the boundaries for Ward One. Council members J.D. Whitledge and Bill Putnam objected to the bill carrying an emergency clause, which allowed it to pass through two readings in one meeting, saying the public had no voice.

Mayor Kenneth Johnson told the Mornin’ Mail that the reason the bill was being repealed was due to a mistake in the legal description.

Just Jake Talkin'


My kids never got to hide real, chicken type Easter eggs.

When I was growin’ up, my Mother always had us get the egg colorin’ kits and doodle on a couple a dozen eggs before Easter. It was lots a fun and a great family get together.

The problem with real eggs for Easter egg hunts is the fact that kids just don’t really care about findin’ ‘em. They go for the bright candy goodies and tend to not put the effort out for the real ones.

Now bein’ biodegradable, eggs don’t hurt none bein’ left hidden’ behind Dad’s easy chair. What did raise a concern in our house was the hunt that went on about a week or two later for the source of the odor rolling from the livin’ room. Colored eggs were for display and eatin’ only after that.

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 finally getting up enough nerve to ask this very embarrassing question. I am too ashamed to ask my doctor. I have taken laxatives almost every day for 20 years. Will my bowels ever move on their own again? How can I get out of the laxative habit? I fear I will have cancer. — M.K.

ANSWER: Many people are in the same laxative boat you are in. It’s not a matter of embarrassment. Your doctor will not swoon on hearing this story, and most people do need a doctor’s help to break the habit.

Ease off laxative use. Try using it only every other day. Then increase the days without a laxative until you are totally free. That can take some time.

In place of a laxative, get on the fiber bandwagon. The ultimate goal is to get 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily, but reaching that goal should be a slow process. Too much fiber too fast leads to bloating and gas.

Fiber holds onto water and keeps undigested food moist and soft on its journey through the intestines. Along with fiber, make sure to get enough liquids. Six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water will do the trick.

High-fiber foods include pinto beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, whole-grain cereals and breads, vegetables and fruits with their skins, nuts and seeds. Bran, the outer coat of grains, is an excellent fiber source, and you can purchase it in health-food stores.

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