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Tuesday, February 6, 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
Jasper County Health Department, 105 Lincoln
Street in Carthage still has flu vaccine
available for children and adults. Jasper County
residency not required. Call 358-3111 or
1-877-879-9131 for an appointment. Vaccinations
also available on walk-in basis. Medicare and/or
Medicaid card holders should bring their cards.
Did Ya Know?...
Beginning February 5, volunteers will be
available at the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center, 404
E. 3rd to assist with Missouri Property Tax
Credit Claims. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Did Ya Know?...
MBH February 6th: Friends and Family
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Class: FREE to the
public from 6-9 p.m. in the mbh cafeteria. No
previous experience necessary. DO IT for your
family and friends, DO IT for yourself.
Registration Required. Please call 359-2452
I think the judge was slightly
biased. He told the jury, "Remember, this
criminal is innocent until proven guilty."
I have a friend whos very
cautious. Hes so afraid of flying he
refuses to ride the train. Hes afraid an
airplane will fall on it.
Progress might have been all
right once, but it has gone on far too long. -
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Hungry Burglar.
Yesterday while the family
of H.H. Paulding, living four miles northeast of this
city, were all away from home attending church, a thief
entered the house through a window and took a pair of new
shoes, some bread, two pounds of butter, a stomach full
of milk, jelly, and pickles.
Had Good Time at Webb
The Carthage sportsmen who
attended the Webb City shoot yesterday report and
exceedingly good time. About a dozen and a half shooters
participated. The leader of the score of the day was C.S.
Bahney, of this City.
Miss Estella Farris has
returned from Carthage where she has been residing with
her aunt Mrs. Connell and receiving additional
instruction in music, in which she manifested ability. -
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 possible
addition of a Nuisance Abatement Officer (NAO)
position within the Public Works Department. This
officer would attend to situations involving
excessive weeds, overgrown grass and trash in
Other items of
discussion include the continuation of a
discussion concerning trash exemption letters.
The committee during a meeting in December of
last year heard from a citizen wishing to
discontinue trash service. Public Works Director
Chad Wampler advised against the waiving of fees
citing a section of City Code. Committee Chair
Tom Flanigan requested more time to allow the
committee to study the code as it pertains to
The committee will
also continue its discussion concerning the
Peachtree Development agreement. Development
owner Dr. Michael Woody at a previous meeting
presented the committee with updated construction
figures to assist with the finalization of
figures for a Community Improvement District
No Stench Detected Near the
I was never enthused about
playin card games where the joker, or
sometimes multiple cards, were wild.
In pitch, the joker is simply an
additional card in the deck. It has a set value
between the jack and the ten.
Course in games where the
joker is wild and it ends up in my hand, I take
ever advantage of the situation.
Thats the rule of that particular game and
if Im playin, I make the best of it.
The main consideration is that
all players agree on the rules, no matter how
unorthodox they may be, and the rules apply to
Course there are always
those who want to modify the rules to fit their
particular situation. Rules should be changed at
the beginnin of the game, not in the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Nerve Triggers Dizziness
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
One morning this past week, I woke up with such
dizziness that I cant describe it
adequately. It made me sick to my stomach, and I
threw up. I went back to bed and lay there for an
hour before I could get up and navigate at all. I
have never been seasick, but I think this is the
closest Ill ever come to it. What causes
this, and what can I do for it? -- M.M.
ANSWER: The causes
of dizziness are dizzyingly numerous, but if you
insist I take a stab at the diagnosis, I would
choose vestibular neuritis. The vestibular nerve
is the nerve that takes balance signals to the
brain from the inner ear. Inflammation of that
nerve makes people feel like theyre aboard
a ship thats rocking and rolling in
is often due to a viral infection. It comes on
quickly, the way you describe what happened to
you. Nausea and vomiting are almost always part
of the picture.
Id like to
tell you that things will be well in short order,
but the nerve inflammation can last a long time.
Symptoms lessen, but lingering dizziness can
remain. Cortisone drugs quicken recovery. At
least, studies have shown that people who take
those drugs regain their equilibrium faster than
those who dont. Motion-sickness drugs like
Antivert can also be tried.
What you must do
is see the family doctor. I have briefly outlined
one common cause of dizziness, but vestibular
neuritis is only one of many causes. Treatment of
those conditions is quite different from
treatment of vestibular disturbance.
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