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published every weekday except major holidays
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Volume XV, Number 183
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to
benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00
each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut,
Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up
eggs at the Center, located at 706 Orchard,
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center of Carthage, 706 Orchard
will host a Spelling Bee Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30
p.m. in the Light House, 912 N. Garrison as part
of Literacy Awareness Week.
Did Ya Know?... Golden
Reflections at McCune-Brooks Hospital is
sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Class on March 8
and 9 in the hospital conference room. The class
will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost for the
class is $10 and reservations are required. Call
417-359-2347 to make a reservation.
It took me fifteen years to
discover that I had no talent for writing, but I
couldnt give it up because by that time I
was too famous. - Robert Benchley
"As soon as you started
playing the piano at the party, twenty people
"Is that so?"
"They fell asleep."
A critic is a man who writes
about things he doesnt like.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Wetzel Was Here.
Major S.E. Wetzel, who is
now devoting all his attention to his milling interests
at Galesburg, spent Sunday with his family in this City.
The Galesburg mills are having a fine run on their
"Whole Wheat Burr Flour," the strong point
about which is that it contains all the food properties
of the wheat.
Whether on pleasure bent
or business, take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of
Figs, as it acts most pleasantly and effectually on the
kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches
and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50 cent bottles
by all leading druggists. Manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co. only.
Frank Folger and wife will
leave next Sunday for Monett and after a short visit with
friends will go on to Chicago where they will locate
Alan Bull recently noted that the City Community
Assistance Program (CAP) through the Missouri
Department of Conservation will expire in 2008.
In this program
the Department stocks fish in Kellogg Lake in
exchange for the City allowing free public
fishing at that location. Other improvements to
the lake may be made with funding available
through the Department. This funding is available
as granted on a 75% Department, 25% City split.
Bull said that it
would be a good idea for the City to include some
of the larger projects for the lake in the 2008
budget so that the money would be available if
the projects are approved. These larger projects
include the draining, cleaning and dredging of
the lake and the construction of several fishing
piers. The projects are estimated to cost
approximately $2 million.
To Continue NAO
The City Council
Public Works Committee will discuss the addition
of a Nusiance Abatement Officer in the Public
Works Department this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall.
From time to time, a
variety of things end up in our yard that we have
no clue as to how they got there.
Currently there is a basketball
out by the old elm tree. Its been there
long enough that it had to be moved for
mowin once. I keep figurin who ever
owns the roundball will eventually reclaim it. As
a kid, if a ball of any kind was missin
there would be an all out search until it was
Typically in our neighborhood,
there were only one or two decent balls of any
kind that were available. We usually could come
up with a usable baseball and we had a good
leather football. A friend had a good basketball,
and nobody at that time cared about a soccer ball
or a soft ball. There may have been a tennis ball
or two for the dog, but ya never left a ball in a
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: As a kid, I
perfected belching to a fine art. As an adult, I
find myself doing so involuntarily. It mortifies
me. How can it be controlled? -- R.R.
ANSWER: Swallowed air is
responsible for most belching. You might protest
that you dont swallow air when you eat. You
do. Everyone does. Some swallow more than others,
and all are unaware of what theyre doing.
Slow your eating. If you eat
rapidly, you are bound to gulp air. The swallowed
air distends your stomach, and a belch is the
only way to obtain relief.
Keep your lips together when
you swallow. If you cant manage to do so,
keep your teeth as close together as you possibly
can while swallowing food and drink.
Dont chew gum. Dont
drink carbonated beverages. Dont smoke.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is cigar
smoking less dangerous than cigarette smoking? My
husband has switched from cigarettes to cigars. A
good idea? -- L.B.
ANSWER: Cigar smoking is a bit
less dangerous than cigarette smoking, but not so
much that it constitutes a health bonanza. If
cigar smokers dont inhale, they protect
their lungs. Former cigarette smokers, however,
are used to inhaling, and often inhale cigar
smoke. Cigar smokers absorb nicotine through the
linings of the mouth. Nicotine constricts
arteries -- not a healthy effect. They put
themselves at a high risk for cancers of the
mouth, tongue and larynx (voice box).
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