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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Volume XV, Number
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. Mon. from 9 a.m. to 12
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and
Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, February
20th in observance of Presidents Day.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Blood Pressure Clinic is
open M-W-F from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinic is
located at 2040 S. Garrison in the mbh Wellness
Center. Call 358-0670 M-W-F. BP Logbook
How many Californians does it
take to change a lightbulb?
Six: One to turn the bulb, one
for support, and four to relate to the
How many Oregonians does it
take to screw in a lightbulb?
Five. One to change the bulb,
and four more to chase off the Californians who
have come up to relate to the experience.
I have fish for pets.
Thats what I have. Goldfish. It was
originally for the stress thing. They say if you
watch fish, it helps you relax, to fall asleep.
Which explains why I always doze off when
Im snorkeling. - Ellen DeGeneres
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
John Jersezy Fined $25.
John Jersezy was found
guilty of petit larceny by a jury in circuit court at
Joplin at 11:30 oclock last night, and his
punishment fixed at a fine of $25. The trial lasted all
day and the case was given to the jury at 6 oclock.
The defendant was indicted for burglary, but under their
instructions the jury could find him guilty of petit
larceny and they did so.
The verdict is somewhat of
a surprise here, as nearly every one expected to see
Jersezy go to the penitentiary. His fine and costs will
amount to 32 days in the county jail, in case he fails to
pay. Warren Woodward defended him.
Misses Anna Newell,
Winifred Whitsett, Margretta Newell and Messrs Allen
McReynolds and Mahlon Caffee of this City are mentioned
by the Joplin Globe as having been in attendance at a
dance given by Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Waite last week at the
Elk club house in Joplin.
The City Council
Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon
at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City
Hall. Items on the agenda include the discussion
of a proposal to add a Nuisance Abatement Officer
(NAO) within the Public Works Department. This
item was discussed in a previous Public Works
committee meeting and during a Budget committee
discussion of goals and priorities for the 2008
would be new to the department with a goal of
increasing the enforcement of City codes for
weeds, grass height and trash. The committee
agreed that if the position was approved, a full
time officer would be needed to do the job.
Carthage Police Department Animal Control officer
shares the duties of nuisance abatement
enforcement. This job employs one full time
officer and one part time officer. If the change
is approved, the Police Department would still
oversee the animal control duties.
The Public Works
committee during its earlier discussion had
requested information showing projected budget
impacts to the Public Works department as well as
the Police Department.
No Stench Detected on
When I was eight or ten, my
parents loaded me on a train and sent me on my
Ya feel pretty
important when ya plunk down the thirty-five
cents for a ticket and the whole train is flagged
down. Typically the train came through our small
town without even slowin down. Course
I was only goin the thirty miles or so to
stay with my cousin for a few days, but I
was feelin pretty "grown up" for
the duration of that afternoon trip.
Onea the best parts of a train
ride is when ya arrive and folks are waitin
at the station and makin a big fuss. After
thirty or forty minutes on a passenger train you
arent exactly exhausted by the experience.
By the welcome from my aunt youd have
thought Id been sittin on that train
for days. But then, I didnt let on any
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Samantha Mazzotta
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Something funny is happening to me, and Id
like to know what it is. When I lie in bed at
night, my legs feel like theyre getting
electric shocks. I have to get up and walk around
to get the shocks to stop. When I finally get to
sleep, my husband says my legs jerk during the
night. Whats going on? -- L.B.
Youre the victim of two separate but often
linked conditions -- restless leg syndrome and
periodic limb movements of sleep. More than 12
million Canadians and Americans contend with the
syndrome consists of peculiar sensations in the
legs when they are resting, mostly at night in
bed. Some describe the sensations as insects
crawling under the skin. Others feel them as
shocks or burning pain. All must get up and move
about to get rid of the sensations. Most people
with the syndrome are in good health. However,
iron deficiency can be part of the picture.
Pregnant women also come down with restless legs.
It goes once they deliver.
movements of sleep are jerking movements of the
legs that last from minutes to hours. The bed
partner is more aware of them than is the person
whose legs are jumping about.
One new medicine
for the treatment of both is Requip. It restores
the normal amount of the brain chemical dopamine.
If you smoke, stop. If you drink alcohol,
dont, or at least dont drink after
dinner. Dont drink caffeinated beverages
after 12 p.m.
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