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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Volume XV, Number 198

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Veterans’ Alliance will meet Tuesday night, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall to plan the Annual Memorial Day service. American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, V.F.W., Chosen Few, Order of Purple Heart of Vietnam, those who were in the Middle East, Community Band and Boy Scouts are requested to attend.

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks Hospital Diabetic Support Group will meet March 28 at 4 p.m. in the mbh cafeteria. The topic will be "Food, Glorious Food." Speakers: Jessica Coates, RD LD and Debbie Herbst RD LD CDE.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Lions Club Annual Broom Sale will begin April 2. Pushbrooms available, will sell to businesses. Call 358-6175 or 358-2666. Please leave message if no answer.

today's laugh

"The postmaster gave you a dirty look when he handed out your mail."
"My friends are such poor writers he can’t read the cards that come for me."

First girl: "Did you hear about the new lipstick they just put out? It’s made out of Bourbon."
Second girl: "Out of bourbon?"
First girl: "Yes, it’s kissproof, smudgeproof and 100 proof."

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Trunks Attached.

The trunks of R.C. McClellan, who now travels for a Kansas City boot and shoe house, were attached at the Harrington last night by Constable Crawford for a claim of $75 in favor of E. Bennett, who claims that he loaned this amount to McClellan in 1905 to replace money lost in a poker game. McClellan replevined the trunks and gave bond for producing them when the case is tried before Justice Garland.

A. H. Goldstein has rented the building on the north side of the square vacated sometime ago by Keim & McMillan, and expects to remove his wholesale and retail clothing and furnishing stock to his new quarters about the middle of May. By this change he will secure about 2,500 square feet more floor space which he has been much in need of. He will use both floors the upstairs being devoted to the sample room and wholesale department and the downstairs to the retail store.


Today's Feature

Council Meets Tonight.

The Carthage City Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. There is no old business on the agenda and only three items of new business

Those items include the first reading of an ordinance that would annex 3071 South Grand Avenue into the City. Property owner Siam Manzer requested this annexation.

The Council will also hear the first reading of an ordinance adding a fee for vacation of property. This item is forwarded with a recommendation for approval from the Public Works committee. Currently if a property owner requests the vacation of an alley, street or easement the item is passed through the Public Works department and the committee and, if approved, the vacation is free of charge. If this item is approved by Council a $50 fee will be applied.

The other item of new business on the agenda is an ordinance accepting the final plat of the Blackberry Briar Subdivision. This item is brought to Council by the Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation Society.

Just Jake Talkin'
More about dish washin’.

One time I stayed with my uncle for a couple a weeks. We were gettin’ ready to wash up the dishes and he filled up the washin’ side of the sink. When he got done, I turned the faucet and started fillin’ up the other side with hot water, the way I’d always been shown. He shut off the water and put a kettle on the stove. After washin’ off the dishes, he put ‘em in the dryin’ rack and grabbed the boilin’ kettle.

He poured the boilin’ water over the dishes and I started ta grab one and start dryin’. Wrong again. He said the boilin’ water not only sterilized, but also headed the dishes enough ta dry ‘em in a few minutes.

I never figured out if that really makes sense or not, but it works and I never liked dryin’ much anyway.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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

Baby Can’t Catch Shingles From Grandpa

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My dad had a very bad case of shingles. He’s getting over them. We plan to visit my parents this spring. We have an 8-month-old baby whom they haven’t seen. Is the baby in any danger of catching shingles from my dad? -- C.B.

ANSWER: The baby isn’t going to catch shingles from your dad. No one is. Shingles is the chickenpox virus that lives on in a person from the first day it infected that person.

If a person with shingles is at the stage where the rash has fluid in it, there is a possibility that others who never had chickenpox could catch the chickenpox virus and become ill with chickenpox. That’s a remote but theoretically conceivable scenario. Once the shingles rash dries, there is no chance of transmitting the virus to anyone.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: After having triplets, I have a fold of skin that hangs down from my stomach. It looks awful, and I know my husband doesn’t like it. I gained weight during my pregnancy, in addition to the weight of the triplets. Would losing weight help shrink the drape of skin that hangs from me? -- A.W.

ANSWER: No, it wouldn’t. It could make it more pronounced. The triplets stretched your skin beyond its elastic limits, and it cannot spring back to its normal size.

The only way I know that the dangling fold of skin can be gotten rid of is by surgery. Why not discuss this with the doctor who delivered your children? If he or she doesn’t do that kind of surgery, he or she will know a doctor who does.

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