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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, February 15 from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. and
Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave. Donor
card or photo ID required. Refreshments provided
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Recycling Center and Compost Center will
continue accepting branches and limbs free of
charge until February 15.
Did Ya Know?...
Volunteers are available to assist with Missouri
Property Tax Credit Claims at the C.A.N. D.O.
Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd. Mondays from 9 a.m. to
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will host a
shuffleboard tournament Sunday, February 18 to
begin at 12 noon. West of Carthage at
intersection of 96 & 171, Southeast corner.
Draw for partner $5.00 per person, public invited
Male & Female. Players need to bring a
covered dish for a family chili dinner at 4:30
We have so many appliances in
our kitchen that when we have breakfast, all the
traffic lights in our town stop working.
For my birthday I got a
humidifier and a de-humidifier... I put them in
the same room and let them fight it out. - Steven
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Specimens of Oil Rock.
Frank Griffith who lives 2
miles north of Carthage left at the newspaper office
today specimens of oil rock found on his fathers
place. It is limestone but is thoroughly saturated with
oil and has an oily smell. The rock was found in digging
a well 25 years ago and has lain exposed to the weather a
quarter of a century without losing the oily smell. It
was found at a depth of 16 feet and the water in the well
was for a time so oily that the stock refused to drink
George M. Turner of
Springfield, and M. M. Beck were in Carthage yesterday
selling silks and carpets for a St. Louis carpet company.
They informed a representative of this paper that while
here and at Joplin they have sold $5,500 worth of goods,
Pat Murphy, $1,500; W.H.
Phelps, $2,000; Dr. J.A. Carter, $1,000; Mr. Payton,
$1,000. Mr. Turner is a brother to Dan Turner, the well
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the
agenda include the first reading of an ordinance
approving the Peachtree Village Community
Improvement District (CID).
The CID allows the
Peachtree development to add an additional 1 per
cent sales tax inside its own property to be used
for improvements to streets, sewers and
electrical in that area.
comes with the recommendation of the Public Works
committee where the agreement has been under
review for several months.
at Stones Throw.
Theatre, of Carthage will present its
Valentines Day Special, "Love
Letters" by A.R. Gurney on February 14,
2007. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; dinner served at
6:30 p.m. $25. per person. Reservations are
required and may be made by calling Stones
Throw Theatre at 417-358-9665 or 358-7268 or by
e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
lifelong correspondence between the staid,
dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the
lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the
story of their bittersweet relationship gradually
unfolds from what is written - and what is left
unsaid - in their letters. From book jacket Love
Letters, a Plume Book- Penguin.
The play will be
directed by Alesha Lindeman and will star Linda
Bailey and Kelly Peterson.
Stench Reported 2/9 In the
Growin up we
always had a dog around. Betsy was a Collie that
was scared to death of thunder storms. Shed
hide behind the curtains under the kitchen sink.
Shed also have "fits" ever
now and then and just lay down and shake. At the
time I had no idea what epilepsy was and
didnt realize until years later that was
the reason for this strange behavior.
After Betsy came Smokey who was
supposed ta be a Collie but never grew into the
part. She started her stay by relievin
herself under the Christmas tree where she was
placed by Santa. Bein an outside dog, as
she matured she began chasin a phantom
intruder whenever wed pull in the driveway.
Shed run just to the edge of the yard and
then come to the car for congratulations.
The Great Dane is another
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Scoliosis Shouldnt Preclude
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am the
mother of an only child. She is 31 and has been
married for one year. My daughter is afraid to
become pregnant because she believes shell
have difficulty carrying a child due to her
spinal curvature. Shes also afraid that
carrying a baby will make her scoliosis worse. An
orthopedic doctor followed her in her teens and
didnt suggest treatment since her scoliosis
was "borderline." I know she wants to
be a mom, and I want to be a grandmom. What do
you say? -- A.A.
ANSWER: Scoliosis is a curving
of the spine to one side. The curve can be in the
upper back, the lower back or in both upper and
lower back. The degree of curvature correlates
with the severity of symptoms and with the limits
of physical activity. The degree is assessed
Your daughter had mild
scoliosis as a teenager. Her curvature
didnt require a brace. Its not too
likely that the curvature increased so much since
then that she cant have children. Rarely,
if ever, does scoliosis prevent a woman from
having children, and pregnancy doesnt
aggravate scoliosis. Your daughter isnt
complaining of back pain, is she? She does
everything she wants to do, doesnt she?
Then theres no indication of severe
Have your daughter talk to a
family doctor or to an orthopedic doctor. I
believe she will be surprised to learn that her
scoliosis isnt a contraindication to her
having a family.
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