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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 Volume XI, Number 171
Did Ya Know?. . .The City of
Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot
will be closed Tuesday, February 18th.
Did Ya Know?. . .Golden
Reflections will have an afternoon tea at 2:00 p.m. on
Thursday, February 20th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital
cafeteria. Glenita Browning will present a program on
gardening, "Getting Ready for Spring." Call
359-2355 for more information.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Republican
Committees of Jasper and Newton Counties will be
celebrating Lincoln Day with their annual fundraiser at 6
p.m. on Saturday, February 22nd at the Joplin Ramada Inn.
Special guest speakers include MO Secretary of State,
Matt Blunt; Congressman Kenny Hulshof, Rep. Patricia
Secrest and Rep. Brad Roark. Call 623-0066 or 623-2214 to
Only in America...do drugstores make
the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get
their prescriptions while healthy people can buy
cigarettes at the front.
Only in America......do we leave cars
worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our
useless junk in the garage.
A Chronological Record of
Events as they have Transpired in the City and County
since our last Issue.
Many Secret Societies
Have Their New Officers on Duty.
The ladies of Eminence Chapter O. E. S.
were in deep trouble yesterday. They were expecting Grand
Worthy Matron, Mrs. Harris, and Mrs. J. M. Stevenson, of
Neosho, on the 12 oclock and there was a committee
to meet them but they came not. The ladies waited around
in various stores for a couple of hours and then went
home, thinking the ladies were not coming. The facts were
that Mrs. Stevenson could not come and Mrs. Harris had
arrived on the 11:30 car and on finding no one to meet
her had gone to the Harrington, where she remained until
late in the evening. The ladies of the local chapter were
in blissful ignorance of Mrs. Harris presence until
about 8:30 p.m. when she sent a message to the hall where
the installation was to be held. A committee was at once
dispatched to escort her to the hall and explain the
misunderstanding, which was done and all enjoyed a hearty
laugh over the joke.
Raiser for School Projects.
Carthage R9 students and
faculty are turning trash into cash. The students
and staff of Carthage schools are collecting
empty ink jet and laser toner cartridges as an
ongoing fundraiser that is environmentally
friendly and requires no selling.
The schools are collecting
empty cartridges to earn money for school
projects, as well as protect the environment.
Most of these cartridges go to our landfills,
where they can take 20-30 years to decompose. By
collecting these empty cartridges, Carthage
students and faculty can have a positive impact
on our environment, as well as earn great money
for the schools.
Collection boxes are at the
schools and at the 2 local McDonalds
restaurants. The students ask for the help of
residents and businesses to make the program
Blood Drive in
Officials at Community Blood
Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) have issued a CODE
YELLOW ALERT for all blood types.
The CBCO will host a blood
drive at the First United Methodist Church 617
South Main, Monday, Feb. 24, 1 to 6 p.m.
When I was
in junior high, I was given the opportunity,
on occasion, to impress my teachers with a
dazzlin collection of say five hundred
or a thousand words. The fact that these
tutors were were creative in their selection
of topics to be covered, such as "Why I
shouldnt lean back on my chair,"
or "The social ramifications of
speakin only when spoken to" only
further challenged my ability to communicate
One of my feeble attempts
resulted in a meaningless page of lists.
First I picked a celebrity and listed all of
their various songs they had performed and
the movies that they had performed in. I
began listin the restaurants and banks
in those cities that the celebrity
probly stopped at on the tour. The
teacher was impressed. Said it was the first
time anyone had put down five hundred words
and said absolutely nothin.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune- Brooks Hospital
TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH
by Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
10 Years of Alcohol Abuse
Can Scar Liver
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a
41-year-old male who likes beer a lot. I
consume between 15 and 20 12-ounce cans per day.
I have been doing so for the past 17 years. My
liver tests are fine. I feel fine. I dont
drink on the job. I like the taste of beer, and
it helps me relax. How long do you think I can
have my cake and drink it, too? M.L.
ANSWER: You are already past
the stage when most heavy drinkers livers
have become cirrhotic (scarred) and function
poorly. Heavy drinking almost predictably leads
to liver destruction in 10 to 15 years.
Everyone can point to an uncle
or aunt who smoked from age 10 yet lived to be 99
and healthy. Such people defy the odds. They are
rare exceptions. The same holds true for the
amount of alcohol you consume. You have defied
the odds so far, but the chances that liver
failure will eventually hit you are great, even
though signs have not yet appeared.
The fact that you can drink so
much alcohol without falling on your face is not
a good sign. It means you have developed a
tolerance to alcohol. Such tolerance is often the
preview of coming attractions liver
failure. Even normal blood tests for liver health
can be deceiving. Dont bank on them to give
assurance that alcohol is not taking its toll.
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