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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 Volume XII, Number 29

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., July 28th-Aug. 1st. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day that your trash is picked up, between 8:30-11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans while the sprayer is in your area.

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Jasper High School Booster Club is holding a Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Carthage Municipal Golf Course. It is open to all golfers. The two person scramble begins at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $100.00 per team. The fee includes tournament play, golf cart, tournament prizes, and food served after play. The tournament is limited to the first 50 teams that sign up. For more info call Lloyd and Cindy Chapman at 417-394-2364.

today's laugh

I just saw six people under an umbrella and not one of them got wet.
How come?
It wasn’t raining.

I’m the decisive type—I’ll always give you a definite maybe.

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


John Monroe’s Good Position at San Francisco, California.

John Monroe, who leaves tomorrow for San Francisco, has a position as stenographer for the government at Ft. McDowell at that place. He secured it through a civil service examination, which he passed successfully, and the position is for life if he chooses to so make it.

In addition to his work as stenographer he will play flute and piccolo with the 13th infantry band at the fort till the place is regularly filled by enlistment. The position is a fine one and pays a snug salary.

Miss Maggie Bryan, of High Point, will leave in a few days for Louisville, Ky., where she will be bridesmaid at the wedding of a friend and will also make an extended visit with friends and relatives.

  Today's Feature

Candidates For Sheriff Election.

With as the newly appointed interim Sheriff, Democratic and Republican parties have until August 21 to nominate only one candidate for the special election to be held September 30th.

Chairwoman of the Jasper County Republican Central Committee Rita Hunter reported that she has received only two inquiries. The two are Greg Dagnan of Webb City and Jerry Neil, current Chief Deputy.

Democratic Committee Chairman Bill Kelley reported that there has only been about three people that have shown interest in running for the Sheriff position.

"We’re requiring resumes," said Kelley. "It’ll take people some time to make up their resumes."

There is no official files of Independent candidates.

The Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian party chairs have a little more than two weeks to get the names of their candidates back to the County Clerk’s office.

September 3rd will be the last day to register to vote for the special Sheriff election.

Just Jake Talkin'


Had one guy suggest that those gettin’ ready to exit the roundabout to use their turn signal to let those waitin’ to get on some notice. I suppose in theory it would be the courteous thing ta do. I haven’t been through it since hearin’ the suggestion but I give it a try. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to turn it on just at the right time so as not to confuse the other entrance points.

Most I’ve had a chance to talk to think the dang circle thing just might work. ‘Course come Marian Days we’ll find out.

One advantage I’ve noticed is folks are able to turn around and head back where they came from. Instead of pullin’ off into a parkin’ lot and gettin’ back in traffic, they just make full circle and head to their intended destination. Great when ya forget ta pick up the milk.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: It is disconcerting having to take a number of medicines that have different instructions: "with meals," "on a full stomach," "on an empty stomach," "before meals" or "after meals." To add to the dilemma are warnings not to take some drugs at the same time as others. I can handle the "before or after" instructions, but for the others, I’ll just have to wing it. — S.C.

ANSWER: I can’t argue with you. Pill-taking sometimes becomes a full-time occupation. "Before meals" is the same as "empty stomach." "After meals" is the same as "on a full stomach." Not taking incompatible drugs at the same time can be solved by having all your drugs filled at the same pharmacy. The pharmacist will give you explicit instructions on which medicines should not be taken together. If the pharmacist doesn’t do so, ask — it’s your right.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 17-year-old girl who dreams of having hair that grows to my waist or even longer. I can’t get it to grow past my shoulders. Why? I see many women who have very long hair. Is there a vitamin I could take to make it grow? — B.R.

ANSWER: No vitamin, no mineral, no medicine can make your hair grow any longer than it has been programmed to grow by your genes. The normal life span of hair is two years. That’s enough time to get it to your shoulders, but not enough time to get it to your waist.

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