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Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Volume XV, Number 208
Did Ya Know?...
Auditions for the Musical All I Really Need To
Know I Learned In Kindergarten will be held
at Stones Throw Theatre, Carthage, Mo. on
10th at 7:00 p.m. The cast will include singing
parts for 2 women and 3 men and a non-singing
part for 1 man. Bring a prepared song. A pianist
will be available. For more information call
417-358-7268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Church of the Nazarene is holding a "Poor
Mans Lunch" on Friday, April 13th, in
the multi-ministry center of the church, Fairview
& Grand, Carthage from 11:30 to 1:30 (lunch)
and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (dinner). Adult $3.50,
Children $2.00. Carryouts and delivery available,
public invited. Call 358-4265 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary meeting will be
held April 11th at 10 a.m. in the hospital
British researchers at the
University of Leicester are piping Duran Duran
music into stalls at dairy farms to see if the
stimulation makes the cows produce more milk.
Reportedly, the cows have given more milk. But
unfortunately, it all had the expiration date of
March 4, 1986. - Jimmy Fallon
I thought talk was cheap until
I saw our telephone bill. - Henny Youngman
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Miss Ada Clark
Miss Ada Clark, who was
hurt in a runaway accident Saturday, is getting along
nicely. The bleeding from her ear has stopped, and her
wounds are starting to heal. The little one is unable to
leave the house on account of a badly sprained leg, but
Fannie, the middle one was able to go to school this
One of the meanest things
seen in our exchanges this week was the item in the
Galena Times telling of a disgraceful elopement
that occurred in that town. The editor gives the name in
full of the heretofore respectable young girl, but
"on account of the disgrace," suppresses the
name of the disreputable dog that lured her to ruin.
For A Warm Bed.
The Marshal reports four
bums quartered in the calaboose last night. They were out
in the cold without a place to sleep.
Fortune to be
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. This meeting
will be the first held after the April 3
elections. Second Ward representative Ronnie
Wells did not run for reelection and Bill Fortune
ran unopposed for that seat and won. Fortune will
be sworn in this evening, and a retirement
reception will be held for Wells following the
Agenda items in
their second readings include an ordinance
annexing 3071 South Grand Avenue into the City,
an ordinance creating a fee for vacation of
property and the final plat of Blackberry Briar
Subdivision. Following the old business the
council will adjourn, and reconvene for the
swearing in of new members.
Items in their
first reading include a discussion of the City of
Joplins proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone
and an ordinance to enter the Missouri Highways
and Transportation Commission cost share
agreement for the Fairview Interchange. City
Administrator Tom Short reported recently that
there was additional federal funding available
for the interchange project, which will cause the
Citys contribution to decrease.
to Freeze Damage.
resilient and can cope with many things nature
and people throw at them. Freeze damage is one of
those things they occasionally have to deal with.
What should you expect to see? It will vary with
the type of tree, its growth stage,
location, and how cold it gets.
growth stages are more susceptible to damage than
dormant or fully formed growth. Leaves and new
tissue already partially grown may exhibit any of
the following: wilting, browning and blackening,
and later falling off of damaged tissue. Buds
that have not started to grow at all should not
have any damage. Buds that have started to grow,
but not opened or very little, may also have
wilting, browning and blackening, and dieback,
but may also have the leaves expand, then look
like they have been torn apart. What has occurred
is the buds were partially frozen and the dead
material in the leaves in the buds did not
expand. The flowers of many trees, both the
pretty and not noticed, are out or just finishing
up. A freeze could cause many of these flowers to
not produce fruit and seeds. Most damaged trees
will respond by living with the damaged foliage
and / or activate dormant buds and grow new
foliage. This second flush of growth is not as
strong and most likely smaller. Some trees that
were already weakened for any reason may not
recover. Trees that are protected from the cold
by being covered or close enough to a heat source
like a building may not have any damage or damage
only on the side away from the building.
One of the problems in
livin in a high-tech world is that
its hard to get any enjoyment outa
playin with machines.
Used ta be it was a simple
thing to whack off the exhaust pipes and add a
set of dumps or even a set of lakes pipes to your
car. Nowadays, you dont dare mess with the
exhaust system or you can end up payin a
big fine and time in jail.
Nother thing they
dont like ya tinkerin with is the
"fuel delivery" system on the car. Used
ta be able to tweak a little here or there on the
carburetor and make some major difference. Not
Bout the only thing you
can still do to an auto is to change the tire. If
ya want to call that doughnut in the trunk a
tire. Course, if ya want a real spare these days,
ya gotta carry it on the roof.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Fasciitis-Big Cause of Heel Pain
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
My left heel is killing me. It started about two
weeks ago. I had to stop jogging and playing
volleyball. When I step on my foot after a
nights sleep, the pain is unbelievable.
Would it help if I took something like Advil? How
about soaking my foot in warm water? -- L.M.
ANSWER: You make a
good case for plantar fasciitis, one of the
biggest causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia
is a wide band of tough tissue that attaches to
the heel and fans out on the bottom of the foot
to the spot where the toes join the foot. It
provides support for the foot bones and the
foots arch. Inflammation of the fascia --
fasciitis -- makes the bottom front part of the
heel hurt. The pain is worst on taking the first
step in the morning. Its also bad after a
person sits for a long time and then gets up and
takes a step.
Overuse is the
usual cause of this inflammation. Rest is
important. Advil or another anti-inflammatory
medicine helps, as do warm soaks. A heel cushion
will take some of the stress off the heel bone.
Weight loss, if it applies, is very important. If
the pain doesnt let up in another week,
your doctor can inject the area with cortisone.
To prevent a
recurrence, stretch the fascia when youre
pain-free. While seated, cross one leg over the
other so the crossing legs foot rests on
the knee of the leg whose foot is still on the
ground. Wrap your fingers around the toes of the
foot that rests on the knee and pull the front of
that foot toward the ankle. Hold the pull for 10
seconds. Do 10 consecutive pulls and repeat the
exercise at least three times a day. Stretching
the fascia makes it less susceptible to
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