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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 Volume XII, Number 14

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will hold it’s regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10th at the Masonic Temple, behind the Carthage Public Library. Work will be done in the first degree as well as regular business. This will also be the annual move-up night for the officers. All area Masons are invited to attend. For more information call Rob Lewis at 417-623-7112.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Multi-Culture Committee meets monlthy and is currently focusing on organizing the 3rd Annual "Festival of Friends," and is seeking volunteers and more cultural displays. Interested persons are invited to attend the next meeting at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 9th at the Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard. For more info call Corinne 358-3270, Jinny 358-2158, Tomasita 358-1401 or FLC 358-5926.

today's laugh

Sonny- "Mother, we’re going to play elephants at the zoo and we want you to help us."
Mother- "What on earth can I do?"
Sonny- "You can be the lady who gives them peanuts and candy."

Pickpocket (visiting friend in jail)- "I hired a lawyer for you this morning , Slim, but I had to hand him my watch as a retainer."
Pal- "And did he keep it?"
Pickpocket- "He thinks he did."

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


Husband and Two Counties Have Pushed Demented Mary Turner On.

Mary Turner, demented, is the wife of a Joplin miner, who on August 5 sent her to Carthage for the court’s disposal. The court adjudged her to be demented and ordered her sent back to Stone county, from where the husband said they had come, but a short time before. Deputy Constable Hopkins of Joplin took her to Galena, Stone county, on August 5.

This morning Sheriff M.A. Lee of Stone County arrived here from Galena with the woman, her bundle of rags and a paper declaring that she would be delivered over to Jasper county, from whence she had come.

Sheriff Warren refused to receive the woman at the jail and the Stone county official took her away.

  Today's Feature

City Council Meeting.

The regular bi-monthly Council meeting will be held tonight at City Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The agenda includes Council bill 03-38 which would authorize the Mayor to execute a Contract between the City of Carthage and the Carthage Over 60 center for services in the amount of $10,000.00. The Over 60 Center has recently received a grant in the amount of $267,600.00 for renovations. The City will contribute approximately $30,000.00 to that project.

New business for tonight’s meeting includes the consideration of Bank Requisition No. 16 in the amount of $1,747.96 for the Golf Course Renovation Project.

The Council will also hear the first reading of Council bill 03-39 authorizing the Mayor to sign an agreement between the City of Carthage and the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for the Nonurban Operating Assistance Grants Program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004. This is a annual Missouri Department of Transportation contract providing funds for the City Taxi service.

Just Jake Talkin'


It always seems a little quieter after the Fourth. I like to just see how little noise I can be around for a day or two.



See what I mean. A little bit of nothin’ goes a long way.

I never like ta have any noise goin’ on in the mornin’. Seems is all gets jumbled up and make the day more confusin.’

The mornin’ talk shows seem to be just a little too jolly for my pre-coffee hours. It just makes me jittery hearin’ all that chirpy chatter. I’d rather just listen to the squirrels runnin’ the fence and the birds gettin’ the worm. ‘Course after a holiday, it’s always good ta get away from it all.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am on a low-cholesterol diet. I am also engaged in a battle with other women in my bridge club. They say shrimp contains no cholesterol and it’s OK to eat it. I was informed that it does contain cholesterol. I would like to hear that it doesn’t, because it is a favorite food of mine. — S.R.

ANSWER: Slightly more than three ounces of shrimp has 200 mg of cholesterol. That’s about the same amount of cholesterol found in one egg yolk. The daily limit for cholesterol consumption has been set at 300 mg. Don’t despair. You can have your shrimp and eat it. Shrimp contains very little saturated fat, which raises blood cholesterol higher than does cholesterol in food. Saturated fat turns on liver production of cholesterol. Shrimp is not a banned item. Eat it in moderation.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had an aluminum coffeepot for years, one that I like very much. Should I throw it away? — T.H.

ANSWER: Why would you want to do that? Have you heard that aluminum pots, pans, etc., are possibly associated with Alzheimer’s disease? The brains of deceased Alzheimer’s patients do have some aluminum deposits. But no one can prove whether these deposits caused the illness or if they are simply a consequence of having the illness.

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