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Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number 138

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, January 2nd in observance of New Year’s 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.

today's laugh

Never raise your hand to your children. It leaves your midsection unprotected. - Fred Allen

I made a New Year’s resolution to be kind, considerate and nice. Then I decided, nah, I’d rather be myself.

Calling television "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 kid.

I didn’t 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's Feature

Two Committee Meetings Today.

Today two City Council committees will hold their first meetings of 2007.

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 agreement.

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 Year’s 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.

Stench Report:


No Stench Detected on Carthage Square

Just Jake Talkin'
It’s 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, I’m guessin’ that most are lookin’ forward to gettin’ back to some sort of regular schedule.

Most folks seem to function better with whatever "routine" they are used to. Even the ones who don’t 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’.

Mornin' Mail
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Angina Can Progress to Heart Attack

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 81. My last blood pressure reading was 140 over 78. I don’t 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. It’s due to a blockage of heart arteries that doesn’t 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 -- open.

Walnuts contain 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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