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Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and
Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, January
2nd in observance of New Years Day.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Hospital Golden Reflections morning
coffee will be held at 10 a.m. in the hospital
cafeteria. An MBH pharmacist will be available to
answer questions about medications.
Never raise your hand to your
children. It leaves your midsection unprotected.
- Fred Allen
I made a New Years
resolution to be kind, considerate and nice. Then
I decided, nah, Id rather be myself.
"entertainment" is like calling falling
off a cliff "transportation."
An incurable music lover is
someone who will buy a set of drums for their own
I didnt dig ballet. The
last time I went with friends, there was a lot of
money bet on the swan to live. - Woody Allen
If you want to avoid traffic,
get on the road to success.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
In Honor of Mrs. Mills.
A very pleasant reception
was held at the home of Mrs. S.H. King on South Grant
street yesterday afternoon by the ladies of the W.C.T.U.
in honor of Mrs. Lizzie Mills, state secretary of the
Southern California unions. Mrs. Mills was formerly a
resident of Carthage, and at the request of the president
of the union, Mrs. R.B. Hall, gave some interesting
reminiscences of the crusade, in which she took part, and
of the first organization of the W.C.T.U. in Carthage,
after which refreshments of coffee and cake were served.
Forty-one ladies were present.
A crowd of young folks
gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lindley, northwest
of town Monday night. Several games were played, after
which ice cream and cake were served.
Editor Lynn Monroe, of the
Jasper News was attending to business in Carthage today.
Today two City
Council committees will hold their first meetings
At 4:30 p.m., the
City Council Public Works Committee will meet in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. There are no
items of old, new or other business on the
agenda. At the previous meeting the Committee
agreed to continue at a later date the
consideration of proposed changes to the
Peachtree Community Improvement District
At 7:00 p.m., the
Public Services Committee will meet in the Civil
War Museum on Grant street north of the Square.
This committee usually meets on the first Monday
of the month, but the meeting was postponed for
New Years Day.
The committee also
usually meets in the Public Services building at
Municipal Park, but beginning with the previous
meeting began changing the meeting place. This is
part of an ongoing parks and recreation
evaluation for the City that began when Mayor Jim
Woestman was on the Public Services committee.
The last meeting was held in the Municipal Golf
Course Pro Shop where the committee discussed
possible improvements to the building, and this
meeting will be held in the Civil War Museum.
No Stench Detected on
Its always tough ta get back ta work after
the long weekends. Seems like the day or two off
just piles up more ta get done in the short week.
With the holidays over, Im
guessin that most are lookin forward
to gettin back to some sort of regular
Most folks seem to function
better with whatever "routine" they are
used to. Even the ones who dont like the
idea of bein routine actually are a lot
more predictable that they may like to appear.
Creatures of habit.
It must be one a those tools of
survival we have inherited cause it seems
so ingrained. Fortunately we have also kept our
ability to have a little flexibility from time to
time, at least for the holidays.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Progress to Heart Attack
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I am 81. My last blood pressure reading was 140
over 78. I dont take any medicines. When I
do anything strenuous, I get angina. If I dream
that I am doing something strenuous, like being
chased or playing in a game, I wake up with
angina. Why? My blood pressure is fine. -- W.M.
ANSWER: Angina is
chest pain on exertion. It comes on when the
heart has to beat faster during exertion or
during an emotional encounter, as in a dream.
Its due to a blockage of heart arteries
that doesnt permit an increased supply of
blood to the heart muscle when it works harder.
The blockage is a buildup of cholesterol, fat,
blood proteins and blood platelets on the inner
walls of the artery. High blood pressure is one,
but not the sole, reason for such a buildup. You
should see a doctor pronto. Untreated angina can
progress to a heart attack.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I recently read that walnuts significantly reduce
cardiovascular disease. What does that mean? What
action takes place? -- W.S.
ANSWER: Nuts --
almost all nuts -- lower cholesterol. They
contain materials that regulate heartbeats. They
increase the production of nitric oxide, which
keeps arteries -- including heart arteries --
omega-3 fatty acids, the kind of fatty acids also
found in fish, that bestow many healthy
properties on people.
Nuts have a
substantial number of calories. One ounce --
about one-quarter of a cup -- contains between
160 and 200 calories.
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