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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Volume XV, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Lions Club will hold a pancake feed on
Saturday, February 3, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in
the Carthage Memorial Hall. Golden Pancakes and
Sausage, Drink Included, $4.00.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage 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. ID may be required.
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.
Know?... February is Cardiac
Rehabilitation Month at McCune-Brooks Hospital:
You can have Lipid Panel drawn for $18.00 anytime
Monday through Friday in the Lab. Call 359-2432
for more information. * Nothing to eat or drink
8-12 hours prior to test, report directly to mbh
I knew this one guy who was so
skinny, he once got a tattoo and it had to be
continued on a friend.
My uncle bought a cheap toupee
made out of dog hair, but every time he passes a
fire hydrant, one end of it lifts up.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Big Wolf Chase Sunday.
A big wolf chase took
place south of town Sunday. Hornbecks hounds were
on the trail and some of them came home all chewed up
while others did not get home at all. Six shots were
fired at the wolf with rifles by farmers along the route
and near the Black farm southeast of town the wolf made a
big fight and got away again.
F. Lewis, wife and child,
are here from San Francisco for a visit at the home of H.
Kammerdiner. Mr. Lewis formerly resided in Carthage,
being in the meat business on North Main street and still
has a warm place in his affections for Carthage.
Mrs. Ed McCullough very
delightfully entertained about forty young people at
seven oclock dinner with bid euchre last night in
honor of Miss Holbrook of Springfield. Mrs. Taylor is
sick in Joplin and was unable to attend.
Husband" at Stones Throw.
production at Stones Throw Theatre,
Carthage, Mo. is OPALS HUSBAND which opens
Feb. 8, 9, 10 and 16,17,18. Opals Husband
is directed by Betsy Fleischaker and is produced
by special arrangement with Dramatists Play
Service, Inc. 440 Park Avenue South, New York,
NY. and with financial assistance from Missouri
The Cast includes;
Betty Bell as Opal Kronkie, Adeline Souza as
Rosie Montefalco, Rowland Geddie as Captain
Mooney, Elisia Conrardy as Velma Lemon and Tom
Bradley as Otis Lemon. Betty Bell also played
Opal in "Opals Baby" and
"Opal is a Diamond".
be made by calling 417-358-9665 or by sending an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre doors open
at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. and the
performance starting at 7:30 p.m. Sundays the
doors open at 12:30 p.m. with dinner at 1:00 p.m.
and the performance starting at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is $20.00 for adults, $19.00 for
seniors over 55 and groups of 10 or more. Youth
under 16 are $17.00, and children under 5 are
The following is a
plot line synopsis: Opal, trying to round up a
husband for her friend Rosie, answers a Lonely
Hearts ad placed by "Mr. Handsome", who
turns out to be a 95 -year-old nursing home
escapee. When Rosie rejects her would-be suitor,
Opal marries him to save him from a scheming
daughter. Complications and comedy ensue!
Menu: Tossed Green
Salad, Garlic Bread, Spaghetti w/Hearty Meat
Sauce, Vegetable Medley, Opals Fruit
Cobbler w/Ice Cream, and Tea, Punch or Coffee.
No Stench Detected Near the
Ever now and then I
get the urge ta go campin. It usually
passes fairly quickly, but ever couple a
three years it seems ta be a good idea. It is
always amazin to see a campsite develop
outa some wooded area into a comfortable setting.
After the initial choosin of the site, the
two most critical placement decisions are the
campfire and the latrine. From there the
"camp" pretty much is a matter of
preference. (Naturally most try to be up wind of
large portion of time is spent around the
campfire, mainly preparin and cookin
meals. The activity also allows a good excuse for
a nice nap afterward before ya start
gatherin firewood for the next meal.
Campin can be really relaxin, as long
as ya dont forget ta pack the air mattress
and the toilet paper.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Cat Infection Can
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I am pregnant for the first time. I have two
cats, which I have had for five years. Last
night, my mother called me in a panic. She said I
have to get rid of the cats because they could
give me toxoplasmosis, and it could affect the
baby. Is there a true danger here? -- N.W.
not true that you have to get rid of your cats.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasite-caused cat illness,
and humans can catch it. When cats expel the
parasite in their feces and if humans come in
contact with the feces, they can catch the
parasite. About 90 percent of those infected
never have a single symptom. Some 10 percent have
a mononucleosislike illness with fever, swollen
neck nodes and a "blah" feeling. Women
infected during pregnancy can pass the parasite
to the fetus. The result can be a miscarriage or
mental retardation in the developing fetus.
the only source of toxoplasmosis infection.
People can get it from undercooked meat and from
unwashed fruits and vegetables.
infectious only for two weeks after they catch
the parasite. If your cats are housecats and eat
only canned or packaged foods, theyre not
likely to be infected now or to have ever been
All the same,
pregnant women should play things safe by having
others clean cats litter boxes. If the
woman must do so, she should wear gloves and wash
her hands after cleaning the box. Pregnant women
should wash fruits and vegetables with gloved
hands and never eat undercooked meat.
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