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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 Volume IX, Number 221
Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of
the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used
book sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3rd at the
Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.
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.
Did Ya Know?. . .The McCun
e-Brook hospital Blood Pressure clinic, 2040 S. Garrison
in the Katheryn Collier Cardiopulmonary Rehab, is open
M-W-F from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 359-2432 or 358-0670
M-W-F for more information.
I can cure you of walking in your sleep
and it will cost you only ten cents.
Buy a box of tacks.
Last week when that bear got out you
ran away and left me, and once you told me you would face
death for me.
Yes, I would but that bear wasnt dead.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
More or less offensive display may be
made in carrying out the work of the Humane Society, but
there appearing on the streets yesterday evening one
worker who was quiet but practical in her ideas.
It was a middle aged woman. Coming up
town in the cold and threatening rain she found one of W.
C. Thomas delivery horses standing near the store
on Fourth street, and seeing a blanket in the wagon she
quietly pulled it out, spread it over the horse and
James Luke today sold to S.C. Boggess a
tract of land in the southwest part of town, lying next
east of the Missouri Pacific railway for $4,500.
The land consists of 161 acres and
joins Mr. Boggess home at the west end of Highland
avenue. The land extends from the house west to the
railroad and south to the old fair grounds.
School Drug Testing Guidelines.
The Carthage R-9 School board
held their monthly meeting last Tuesday evening.
The board reviewed and passed the Carthage R-9
School District Student Activities Drug Testing
According to the guidelines the
intent of having the policy is to, through random
drug testing, enhance the safety, health and well
being of the students of the Carthage R-9 School
Statistics indicate that
Carthage R-9 students continue to abuse drugs at
significant levels. In a recent Safe and Drug
Free Schools and Communities survey of freshmen
and seniors, 25% reported they had used
marijuana, 8% have used crack or cocaine, and 12%
have used LSD, PCP, mushrooms or speed. It is the
belief of the R-9 School District staff that the
policy will assist the districts efforts to
reduce the use of illegal drugs.
Activities which students
participate in that require a signed consent form
for testing include all Missouri State High
School Activities Association (MSHSAA)
activities, such as band, athletics, and
cheerleading; competitive activities, such as
student council, odyssey of the mind, and FBLA;
and non competitive activities such as chess
club, the A+ program and honor societies.
Participants will be assigned a
number for identification. The drug testing
company will randomly selected thirty students
every one to fourteen days to provide a urine
If a positive test results is
determined the participant will immediately
become ineligible to participate in school
activities. The parents or guardians of the
student will be contacted and disciplinary action
will be taken. For a first offence the student
will be suspended from activities for 8 weeks,
upon completion of counseling, evaluations and
follow up drug testing the suspension may be
reduced to 4 weeks. If a second offence occurs a
student will be suspended from activities for a
full year and for third offences the student will
be permanently suspended from all activities
outlined in the guidelines.
wonderin what happened to the May
pole. I have never found out xactly
what the symbolism of the May pole was,
Im guessin some type of
For those who have
never seen a May pole, it consists of
first a pole, hence the name. Then ya
hang different colored ribbon cloth down
from the top. Everone involved
grabs the end of the ribbon and starts
walkin round the pole in a circle,
weavin in and out of each other
like square dancers.
The end result is a
pole wrapped in multicolored ribbon.
Like I said I
dont know what it means, but the
activity is supposed ta happen on May
first as I recollect. Mostly Im
guessin its just fun stuff ta
do, but Im still interested in who
started this thing.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune- Brooks Hospital
YOUR GOOD HEALTH
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Only One Cause of Swelling
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My neighbor
had swollen legs, ankles and feet. They looked
like they were ready to burst. I read that Vioxx
could cause this. She was taking it. She told her
doctor, who stopped the medicine. Her swelling
went down in three days. What do you think of
ANSWER: I think your neighbor
has a good friend you.
The name of your
neighbors condition is peripheral edema.
Medicines are only one cause of it. However, when
a person is on a medicine, the first place to
look for such swelling is that medicine. Many
widely used drugs are implicated.
Anti-inflammatory drugs are a good example.
Nearly everyone has taken one or other of these
drugs, whose names include Lodine, Voltaren,
Motrin, Ibuprofen, Indocin, Advil, Naproxen,
Daypro, Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra.
Beta blockers are another drug
class that can also trigger peripheral edema. The
same holds true for calcium channel blockers,
whose main function is treatment of blood
pressure and heart trouble. Also high on the list
of peripheral edema causes are cortisone drugs
and estrogen, the female hormone.
If you see your medicine
listed, dont have a meltdown. These
medicines are used by millions. Peripheral edema
happens only to a few. And when a drug is
responsible for it, treatment consists in
stopping the drug.
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