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Monday, June 16, 2003 Volume XI, Number 254
Did Ya Know?. . .Sign-ups for
"Take Flight - Read!" and "Book Your
Summer" end after Monday, June 23rd. Stop by the
Carthage Public Librarys downstairs desk to pick up
a folder and start logging that reading time!
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.
Did Ya Know?. . .A Benefit
Gospel Concert for Camp Quality will be held at 7 :00
p.m. on Friday, June 20th at the Victory Baptist Church
in Carthage, MO. Featured guests include The Revelators,
The Missourians, and Jerrad Tombley. Admission is free,
and donations will be collected. For more information
please call 438-7964.
Prune - Plum thats seen better
One outfit became very upset with
another store on the same block that advertised a
"going out of business" sale. The resentful
outfit put up a huge sign that said, WEVE BEEN
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS LONGER THAN ANYBODY ON THIS BLOCK.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Mining matters are decidedly lively at
the "Maxmines" four miles northwest of Carthage
where such a phenomenally rich strike of ore was recently
made. The "Hayseed" company who are the
original proprietors and own the main lease, are
preparing to put in pumps at once to drain the ground.
Max Weeks farm was surveyed and
platted into lots by City Engineer Edwards Tuesday. When
it is to be opened to prospectors is not yet know, but
there will undoubtedly be a big rush for lots.
B.A. Ash is putting down shafts on each
side of the "Hayseed" hole- one is on the Max
Weeks land and the other is on W.E. Halls farm. He
is confident of striking the big run of stuff.
A drill has also been put to work
prospecting the Weeks home place a half a mile by a
company composed of H. H. Beck with, B. A. Ash, James
Luke, Julius Finke and Wm. Journey.
County SARS Suspects.
news release Jasper County
Three individuals in Jasper
County are currently considered to be suspect
SARS cases. The first is considered to be a
suspect case because of illness and contact with
a person from the Toronto are who was ill. No
confirmation is available that the person from
Toronto was positive for SARS. The two additional
Jasper County suspect cases had contact with the
first suspect case and later became ill. As per
state and federal law, all names and other
potentially identifying information will be
considered confidential and will not be released
by the Jasper County Health Department.
All three suspect cases
provided samples for CDC analysis and voluntarily
began home isolation upon onset of illness.
Contacts of suspect cases were counseled
regarding symptoms of SARS to monitor. According
to CDC guidance, non-symptomatic contacts are not
considered to be infectious. The suspect cases
will remain in isolation for 10 days after their
fever is gone. After 10 days they may return to
normal activities if their respiratory condition
has improved, as observed by their physician.
After this period, they are no longer considered
to be infectious.
Initial laboratory results for
the first two suspect cases were received on
6/12/03 and do not confirm the presence of SARS.
The CDC requires a second, convalescent, sample
to confirm the initial testing. That sample will
be collected after 21 days from the symptom onset
and analyzed by the CDC. There is no definitive
date for results from that testing to be received
The actions of the health
department are in concert with the
recommendations from CDC in effectively
controlling the spread of SARS.
Its hard ta
believe that July 4th is just over a
couple a weeks away. Already the
fireworks tents are poppin up on
the outskirts of town. Course as
has been for several years now, the
discharge of fireworks within City limits
I musta started
poppin firecrackers at a young age
cause I cant remember the
first popper I ignited. A friend a mine
remembers the last M-80 he lit. It blew
the tip of his thumb off. I havent
seen old Stubby for a while now, but
Im sure hed defend the
shootin of fireworks. Just too much
fun to let a little thing like a thumb
stand in the way. Course he has ta
use his left hand if hes
thumbin a ride, and he can only
give a thumb and a half up. He can only
keep his kids partially under his thumb
and ya dont notice when he thumbs
his nose at ya.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: Whats the best type of
grilling medium to use: charcoal or gas? And what
about health problems from grilling food?
Dale H., Lake City, Fla.
A: I believe that choice is
entirely up to you. Charcoal versus gas grilling
has always been a bit of a debate among back-yard
warriors, with one side arguing that the flavor
charcoal cooking imparts to food is far superior
to the convenience of a quick-heating gas grill.
Charcoal grills are less
expensive than gas grills, but the savings may
dwindle after purchasing briquettes and lighter
fluid several times a season. Lighting the
briquettes can take a bit of finesse, since too
much lighter fluid can impart an undesirable
taste to foods. (In any case, letting the
charcoal heat for 30-45 minutes should allow the
petroleum-based fluid to completely burn off.)
Gas grills cost more, but the
convenience of simply switching them on can
quickly make up for the amount you spent.
Remember not to go for the cheapest model
look for grills with at least two burners, which
will distribute heat more evenly than a
single-burner discount grill.
If flavor is important, but you
prefer a gas grill, options are available to get
the best of both worlds. A smoked flavor can be
created by soaking hickory or mesquite chips in
water for 30 minutes (just as you would for
charcoal grilling), spreading them atop the
diffuser element (a layer of pumice or other
medium), and placing a metal pan of water on the
lowest rack of the grill, directly beneath the
meat. Keep the grill temperature at low to medium
to get the most flavor, and dont let the
wood chips flare up they should just smoke
throughout the cooking process.
The health issue surrounding
grilling concerns the amount of carcinogens in
food cooked on the grill, particularly meat. You
can dramatically reduce the amount of carcinogens
(either created or imparted) by cleaning the
grill thoroughly after each use, making sure no
charred food particles remain on the cooking
surface or (in a gas grill) the diffusers.
Its also important to watch the grilling
closely to make sure meat doesnt get
HOME TIP: To find out if the
grill is hot enough for cooking, hold your palm
about 4 inches above the grill surface. If you
can only hold it there for 2 seconds, you have a
hot fire (375 degrees F); for 4 seconds,
its a medium fire (300-350); and for 5
seconds or more it is a low fire (200-300
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