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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... Class of
2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a
2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the
Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500
tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to
purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
$20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be
responsible for all taxes, title fees, license,
registration and insurance costs.
Did Ya Know?... Magic
Moments Riding Therapy is accepting applications
for new clients with special needs who want to
benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Magic
Moments is a Premier Accredited Center serving
Carthage and surrounding areas. Indoor and
outdoor riding is available. Call 417 325-4490
for more information.
Did Ya Know?...
Wednesday, January 24th: "Ask a Doc!"
DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in
the MBH Dining Room Dr. Chad Wagoner will be the
speaker and talk about diabetes in general.
Q&A will follow.
Having a teenage daughter is
like being stuck in a hurricane. All you can do
is board up your windows and look out in four
years to see what the damage is. - Buzz Nutley
Communism doesnt work
because people like to own stuff. - George Carlin
How come you have to pay
someone to rotate your tires? Isnt that the
basic idea behind the wheel? Dont they
rotate on their own? - Jerry Seinfeld
A committee is a group that
keeps minutes and loses hours. - Milton Berle
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Ketcham As A Farmer.
The Golden City Herals
says: "From all indications Cassias Ketcham of
Carthage, brother of D. E. Ketcham of this city, is going
to be an extensive farmer. The Jasper News says that the
Samuel Norton place, on the base line eight miles
southeast of Jasper was sold last week. Dr. Ketcham of
Carthage was the purchaser.
The farm contains 320
acres and the price paid was $41 an acre. It is occupied
by J.H. Campbell who will continue to reside on it. Dr.
Ketcham also baught J.D. Hawkins place in the same
vicinity. It is a forty acre tract and bought $40 an
acre. Mr. Hawkins will still farm the place."
Rynerson to Iowa.
Mrs. J.E. Rynerson will
leave Saturday for an extended visit with relatives at
Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Rynersons sister, who is here
with her little girl, will keep house for him during his
A Carthage City
Council meeting is scheduled for 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 increasing the Carthage Public
Library Revolving Fund to $36,000.
If approved this
ordinance would increase the maximum expenditure
for Carthage Public Library revolving fund which
currently has a limit of $26,000. The fund was
increased to that amount in 1999. This item is
brought to Council with approval of the
Finance/Personnel committee due to increased cost
of bills at the Library.
Other items on the
agenda include the swearing in of City Attorney
Recycling Drop Off Center is accepting yard waste
including branches free of charge until February
2, in an effort to assist with the cleanup after
last weeks ice storms. Additionally, yard
waste may be placed for collection with items for
regular trash pickup. Those branches must be no
more than 4" in diameter, cut to no more
than 4 long and bundled. Bundles are to
weigh no more than 50 pounds.
Police Dept. Promotions.
Carthage Police officers last week were promoted
to Sergeant. A release from Carthage Police Chief
Dennis Veach announces the following promotions;
Chad L. Webb, 29, has been with the department
since 2000. He has attended Pittsburg State
University as well as Police Academy at Missouri
Southern State University. Webb has served in the
Summer Liquor Enforcement position as well as
being a Firearms Training Simulator Instructor
and a Field Training Officer. Prior to being
hired here he was with the Jasper County
Sheriffs Department for a year. He is
married and has two children.
Jeffery L. Steffen, 29, has been with the
department since 2002. He has attended the
Missouri Southern State University as well as the
Police Academy located there. Steffen also
attended Linn Technical College. Steffen has been
a Field Training Officer for the department.
Prior to being hired by the Carthage Police,
Steffen was a reserve with the Carl Junction
Police department and was an officer for the
Sarcoxie Police department. Steffen was with the
Missouri National Guard for ten years and served
a tour of duty in Iraq.
No Stench Detected on
There are at least a couple a things that people
dont understand. They know what happens,
they just cant say why.
The scientists dont know why
clouds build up an electrical charge that
eventually turns into lightnin. They can
explain what happens from that point on, but they
still cant figure out why the charge is
there in the first place.
When a small child it hooked up
so they can see brain waves, the sound of their
parents voice sets off an explosion of
activity. Showin em a favorite toy or
food only activates a small portion of brain
In this age of technological
advance it somehow seems odd, but I suppose there
is some comfort in knowin we dont
know it all.
This is some face, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Children Can Have
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
My daughter, age 12, has a cholesterol level of
216. Her pediatrician says this is too high. I
thought that 200 was normal, and shes not
far from that. The doctor wants to recheck her.
If her number stays the same, what would you
recommend? I dont like the idea of giving
her drugs. -- K.O.
ANSWER: The normal
cholesterol value for children isnt the
same as a normal value for adults. The average
cholesterol reading for children her age is 160
mg/dL (4.1 mmol/L). The 75th percentile for
children her age is 173 (4.5). The 75th
percentile means 75 percent of 12-year-old
children have a cholesterol level less than that.
in childhood assures high cholesterol in
adulthood and, at a young age, the serious heart
consequences that come from such an elevation.
that any child with a cholesterol level higher
than the 75th percentile make serious efforts to
lower it. These children must exercise daily.
Your daughter can do any activity she likes --
like jumping rope, jogging, swimming, dancing or
brisk walking -- but she has to get in 30 minutes
of exercise. Changing a childs diet is
serious business. A dietitian can guide you in
proper nutrition for her diet.
She must stay on
the diet and exercise program for six months to a
year before being retested. If there has been no
change in her cholesterol, medicines should be
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