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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Volume XIII, Number 200

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Spare Cat Rescue is offering spay/neuter assistance for your pet. Call 358-6808

Did Ya Know?... The Family Literacy Council/Family Neighborhood Center is selling Easter Eggs to support Adult Literacy programs in Jasper County. Hand-dipped, decorated chocolate eggs weigh approximately 1 lb. and are available in four different flavors; peanut butter, coconut, raspberry and maple nut. For more info or to place an order please call 417-358-5926

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Drop-Off Center and composting lot has cut firewood for $25 a rick.

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutest kittens at the Carthage Animal Hospital, 2213 Fairlawn Dr., during regular office hours. For more info call 358-4914.

today's laugh

He (at the movies): "Can you see all right?"
She: "Yes."
He: "Is there a draft on you?"
She: "No."
He: "Is your seat comfortable?"
She: "Yes."
He: "Will you change places with me?"

"I am always ill the night before a journey."
"Why don’t you go a day sooner?"

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

He Was An Old Soldier.

Otis York Died Sunday and Was Buried Yesterday Afternoon.

Otis York, who lived in rooms in the building at the corner of Central avenue and Grant street died Sunday after suffering long with a complication of ailments. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon followed by burial in Park cemetery.

The deceased was a veteran of the civil war and had resided in Carthage for about 10 years. He leaves a wife and three children. The children reside at a distance.

Won Appealed Case.

Judge Howard Gray received word from the supreme court yesterday that his client J.D. McCrillis had won the McCrillis vs. Thomas suit, the decision of the lower court being affirmed.

The suit was one over the dower interest in the property at the northwest corner of Fourth and Main streets.


Today's Feature
Golf Cart Leasing.

The City Council at their last meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a lease purchase agreement and accompanying Acceptance Certificate with Arvest Bank for a five year lease term with an annual percentage rate of 4 percent. This lease purchase agreement is for fifty-two Yamaha gas powered golf carts for the Parks Department.

Originally this lease purchase was to be through Yamaha Leasing but Arvest Bank made contact with Parks Director Alan Bull to clarify the terms of their proposed agreement which showed that the Arvest bid was lower than the Yamaha bid.

Bull brought the new information to the Public Services Committee who made arrangements to change the leasing through Arvest before any paperwork had begun with Yamaha leasing.

The Council also approved a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute and file an application for operating assistance grants with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department to aid in the financing of a public transportation system.

Just Jake Talkin'
They say that the memory is the first thing to go. At this stage I suppose most of us are wonderin’ what’s next, but have trouble rememberin’ why it matters.

I keep thinkin’ that the memory isn’t gone, it’s just the brain has too much to contend with. It sorts out the most critical information and just lets the rest go.

As an example, a coworker of a friend of mine went out to her car after work the other day and noticed that it was runnin’. She had remembered to lock the doors, but forgot to turn off the car and remove the keys. Fortunately the car had onea those fancy combination locks. Unfortunately she had never used the contraption and had no idea what the combination was. The retrieval of a spare set of keys at home saved the day. I’m sure it’s a day to remember.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Sponsored by
McCune- Brooks Hospital
Weekly Column
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Aura Heralds Some Migraine Headaches

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My grandson has had severe migraine headaches since age 6. He is now 18. Two years ago, the doctor prescribed sumatriptan (Imitrex). My grandson knows a headache is about to start when he sees bright spots. He usually also throws up. Do you think a migraine condition should last for 12 years? Is sumatriptan safe? — J.S.

ANSWER: Close to 15 percent of the female population and 6 percent of the male population suffer from migraine headaches. They are severely painful, pulsating, one-sided headaches. Almost all migraine patients feel sick to their stomach when one comes on, and many throw up. Bright lights and loud sounds torment a person with a migraine. The headache lasts from 4 to 72 hours.

A few migraineurs, like your grandson, have an aura before the headache begins. One common kind of aura is an enlarging black spot with flashing edges.

Your grandson should look for migraine triggers. Alcohol (red wine in particular), luncheon meats like hot dogs, chocolate, aged cheeses, perfume and too little or too much sleep can bring on these headaches.

Migraine treatment reached a milestone with the arrival of triptan medicines. Sumatriptan (Imitrex) was the first one of these wonder drugs to make it to the market. They are safe medicines that have been a boon for people whose lives have been devastated by migraine headaches. Long-term use is approved, but no headache medicine should be used on a daily basis.

By Larry Cox
Sponsored by Oldies and Oddities

Old Bible

Q: I have an old Bible that was published in 1830 in New York. Is it valuable? — Timothy, Apopka, Fla.
A: Verily I say unto you that not all old Bibles are collectible. In fact, only a small fraction of them are of interest to serious collectors.
William J. Chamberlin is an officer of the International Society of Bible Collectors and might give you an accurate idea of what your Bible is worth. Contact him at 6413 Snow Apple Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346;; and

Q: I have a large meat platter that has been in my family for years. It is hallmarked as being made by the Edwin M. Knowles China Company, but I know nothing more about it. — Mary Lou, Salem, Mo.
A: When I receive a question about china, I break out one of my favorite reference books, Lehner’s Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain & Clay, by Lois Lehner (Collector Books, $24.95). This hefty 600-plus page book is a must for collectors.
According to the author, the Edwin M. Knowles company was started in West Virginia in about 1900. It specialized in dinnerware and continued production until 1963. The mark on your platter suggests it was probably made during the 1920s.

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