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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Volume XV, Number 213
Did Ya Know?... The
Crossroads Chapter of the Disabled American
Veterans No 41 and the Womens Auxiliary
Unit no. 41 will meet Tuesday night, April the
17th in the Legion Rooms of Memorial Hall. All
members invited to attend.
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on
Thursday, April 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard, Carthage.
Refreshments to all donors, donor card or photo
Did Ya Know?... A Duke
Mason concert will be held April 20th in Carthage
Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. advanced
tickets $10.00 each and can be purchased At
Grundys Body Shop 140 N. Main, Carthage,
MO. Sponsored by L&P Relay for Life Team
event. Money will go to the American Cancer
Society. For more information call 417-358-6862
after 6 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Goldern Reflections group
will meet April 19th at 2 p.m. in the hospital
cafeteria. Guest Speaker Vern Feaster of Joplin
will present Facts, Figures and Trivia on
"The State of Missouri"
They taught this dumb guy how
to run a helicopter. Its up 800 feet. All
of the sudden, it falls to the ground. I said to
him, "What happened?" He says, "It
got chilly up there, so I turned off the
fan." - Henny Youngman
She was such a mean old lady
that the local dentist would charge her extra.
Apparently, fangs are a lot more difficult to
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Jersey Cattle for
Frank M. Weeks left this
afternoon via the Missouri Pacific with twenty head of
Jersey cows for Sheridan, Wyoming, where he expects to
sell them. Mr. Weeks is a reliable breeder and has been
very successful in raising fine cattle. The people of
Sheridan will be fortunate in having such a substantial
herd brought into their locality and the farmers and
cattle fanciers of that region will doubtless not be slow
in gaining possession of the bargains Mr. Weeks will
offer them. Of one thing they may rest assured whatever
Mr. Weeks tells them can be relied on.
The proprietress of Cottey
college at Nevada has called on the mayor to keep the
boys away from her institution for young ladies. She says
they are in the habit of taking convenient positions near
the college and attempting to carry on flirtation with
the students, with the hope of enticing them away from
To Discuss Leaf
The City Council
Public Works Committee will met this afternoon at
4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Items on the agenda include a discussion of a bid
for a leaf collection system. This possibility of
using a leaf collection system for the City has
been discussed many times by various City boards
over the past several years.
In December of
2005 City Administrator Tom Short informed the
Public Works committee that the City had applied
for a Region M solid waste grant for the purpose
of purchasing a leaf collection system. The
matching grant was approved in the amount of
approximately $73,862, the Citys portion
City officials including former Mayor Kenneth
Johnson researched using a leaf collection
system, even traveling to neighboring communities
who use similar systems for collecting leaves.
The bid openings were held in the fall of 2006 at
which point one bid was submitted. The committee
had taken no action on that bid but it will be
brought back for further discussion in this
Director Chad Wampler said that if the bid is
accepted, it is still to be determined how the
City will decide to implement the collection
Items of new
business on the agenda include the discussion of
the City policy for Snow and Ice removal. This
discussion is to be led by Street Commissioner
One a the best things about
the first mow of the season is findin all
that stuff ya thought you had lost forever.
Its always a relief ta see that
lucky golf ball flyin from under the mower
through the air headin for the
neighbors picture window. Or ta know as you
unwrap that bailin wire from around the
blade that ya wont have ta worry bout
trippin on it.
Now, discoverin that
ground level water sprinkle that didnt get
pulled up last fall can be a little
disheartening. But all it means is that ya get
the mower blade sharpened a little early this
All of these joys come if, in
fact, you are one a the special people who can go
to the garage and start the mower without first
havin to figure why the choke was always
stickin fore the thing will start.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
An outbreak of lice hit my 8-year-old sons
school. He brought home a sheet of instructions
about what to do for any infected child. He was
infected. He catches everything. We followed the
instructions, but he hasnt been allowed
back into school. They say he still has lice.
What are we supposed to do? Hes not
scratching like he was. -- C.P.
are horrified to learn their child has picked up
lice, usually at school. Sometimes schools
enforce unreasonable regulations for permitting
children to return to classes.
Head lice spread
via close contact of the uninfected with the
infected and through sharing hats and combs. A
female louse is a true reproductive machine. She
lays more than 100 eggs, called nits, which stick
to hairs. In eight to 10 days, the nits hatch and
rapidly mature into adults. When the adult louse
pierces the skin to obtain a blood meal, she
simultaneously salivates. The saliva induces an
intolerable itch. Adult lice can live for 30 days
on the scalp. On inanimate objects they live only
about three days.
There are four
commonly used medicines -- Nix, Elimite, Rid and
Ovid -- that usually eliminate the pests if
directions for application are followed to the
letter. Most of these products require a second
its common not to use medicines. The
infected persons hair is wetted, and a
fine-toothed comb is run through the wet hair.
This procedure is repeated four days in a row.
The comb is washed in hot, soapy water after use.
Adopting this treatment might get your son back
to his school desk.
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