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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 Volume IX, Number 250

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Humane Society needs your community club, church group or family to help with upcoming adoption events. To volunteer call 358-6808. You can now make a deposit at Hometown Bank to go towards an addition to the cat room at the Carthage Humane Society.

Did Ya Know?. . .A "Freedom From Smoking Clinic" is being offered every Monday for the next 7 weeks, by the McCune- Brooks Hospital. The clinic meets from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday night in the MBH Wellness Center, 2040 S. Garrison. $60 fee. Registration is limited. Call 359-2432 or 358-0670 M-W-F to register.

today's laugh

Lawyer - "Well, if you want my honest opinion —"
Client - "No, no. I want your professional advice."

"It looks like a storm! You had better stay for dinner."
"Oh, thanks, but I don’t think it’s bad enough for that."

Mrs. B - "She told me that your told her the secret I told you not to tell her."
Mrs. G - "The mean thing! I told her not to tell you I told her."
Mrs. B - "Well, don’t tell her that I told you she told me."

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

Caught a Nice Mess of Fish.

Ira Martin, one of Harrison, Calhoon & Harrison’s draymen, and Harry Moore went fishing Saturday night and had unusual luck. They went up Spring river and fished near the first riffle. By means of gigs they secured one nine and one-half pound redhorse and fifteen other redhorse and black bass running from two to four pounds in weight.

Mrs. H. B. Wardin Entertains.

Mrs. Halford B. Wardin entertained fifteen or twenty ladies informally yesterday afternoon at her home on Central avenue. The ladies brought their sewing and spent a social afternoon. The hostess served a substantial and elegant luncheon.

The company was in honor of Mrs. Al Cahn, of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. George Blakeney, of Vinita, I.T.

  Today's Feature

Festival Puts in Full Twelve Hours.

The threat of rain and gusts of wind caused a temporary delay of the 2nd Annual Carthage Acoustic Music Festival last Saturday. A little after six o’clock in the evening the event was moved off the square and into the Woodshed, causing about a thirty minute delay in the schedule. Approximately two hundred people relocated to the indoor facility on the west side of the Square.

Music restarted at about 7:30 and the schedule was completed about 10:30 that night.

Nine acts performed beginning at 1 p.m. and held a crowd of three to four hundred people throughout the day. A variety of Irish, country, bluegrass, and gospel music filled the square beginning at 10 a.m. with an open stage. Several dozen musicians jammed on the Courthouse lawn and were still present when the light rain began.

The festival was sponsored by Main Street Carthage with funding from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation. Other considerations were provided by the Jasper County Commission, The City of Carthage, and the Mornin’ Mail. The Exchange Club provided the concession stand.

Just Jake Talkin'


Last Saturday had ta be pullin’ into second place after the Maple Leaf for number of activities goin’ on in Carthage.

The Street, Park, and Police Departments all were managin’ to provide excellent service to several locations durin’ day. Muni Park, Kellogg Lake, Fair Acres Sports Complex, and the Square all had a good number of folks in addition to the regular ever’day traffic. As far as I know, there were no major problems at any of the locations which speaks well for the preparation by organizers and City personnel.

Those who attended the Acoustic Festival left the Courthouse lawn so that it was barely noticeable on Sunday morning that the area was utilized as a concert hall the day before. It was indeed, good, clean fun.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been dizzy for six months. Things spin around. I am on a medicine for motion sickness. It works a little but not enough. How would you approach this problem? — N.N.

ANSWER: I would approach it by trying to find the cause of dizziness. It is also called vertigo. There are a dizzying number of causes — more than 20. Some are common, and it is those that merit first consideration.

At the top of the list of causes is a condition with the name of benign positional vertigo. When people with this problem move their heads, they feel as though they are on a runaway merry-go-round. The inner ear is our compass, and it keeps us in balance. In this situation, particles within the inner ear have floated into positions where they should not be. Repositioning those particles stops dizziness. The repositioning can be accomplished by the doctor performing a series of head maneuvers in the doctor’s office.

Meniere’s (main-YARZ) disease consists of episodes of three symptoms: dizziness, loss of hearing and a ringing in the ears. At first, the attacks are short-lived, and the symptoms disappear. With the passage of time, the symptoms stay longer and longer. Medicines and limiting salt are some ways to help people with Meniere’s. There are other treatments.

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