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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Volume XV, Number 223

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... City-Wide Yard Sale Information - Although the City-Wide Cleanup will not be held this year, the City-Wide Yard Sale is still on the schedule. Dates for the sale are May 4 and 5. Price for the sale permit is $1.00 per day. Permits may be applied for in City Hall. In order to get the sale information listed on the map for the weekend, the permit must be issued by today, May 1.

Did Ya Know?... A Master Gardener will be available to answer gardening questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. through August 10. Sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension. Call 358-2158 or stop by the Jasper County University of Missouri Extension Center in the basement of the Jasper County Courthouse.

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Hospital will offer a FREE Skin Screening Clinic on May 9 from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Chad Wagoner and Dr. Heath Dillard; Mercy Clinics of Carthage will screen your "spots" before they become problems. Appointments assigned on a first come/first served basis. Register in the ER/Outpatient lobby beginning at 8:45 a.m. Call 359-2452 for more info.

today's laugh

Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Only one - but the lightbulb has to really want to change.

He was so self-conscious that when he went to a football game and the players went into a huddle, he thought they were talking about him.

The good news is: Paramount and MGM love your script, and in fact, they fought over it. The bad news is that Paramount and MGM are the names of my dogs.

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

Neighborhood News.

Lecompte & Brosius have their additional shed room enclosed for their buggy department covering a space of 40 by 70 feet. Manker & Co. began putting on the gravel roof today.

O.J. Tondro is the new miller at Morrow & Taaffe’s "Pearl" mills east of town. He came from Webb City. He was miller at this mill many years ago for some time.

Gene Coker, a former Carthage youth was brought over from Webb City yesterday afternoon and lodged in jail on a charge of committing petit larceny at a Webb City barber shop.

Mrs. A.W. Munday will accompany Red. and Mrs. John Atwill, who leave Thursday for a month’s visit to Traverse City, Mich. Mrs. Munday will go on to Buffalo, N.Y., and other eastern points before returning home.


Today's Feature

To Discuss Haz-Mat Bids.

The City Council Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the agenda include the discussion of Household Hazardous Waste bid openings. Though the City will not hold a City-wide cleanup this year, plans are underway to hold a hazardous waste collection at the Fire Department. Public Works Director Chad Wampler has informed Council that the date for collection will be based on the outcome of the bids. The Carthage Recycling Center also plans to hold its collection of tires and white goods at the same time as the hazardous waste collection.

Budget Recap.

The City Council Budget/Ways and Means committee in last week’s meeting made a preliminary pass at budget cuts. The committee focused on capital improvement projects and noted certain items that may be eliminated from the budget, as well other items that may be funded through alternative sources such as grants. No final decisions were made and no tally was made for the amount that was cut. The committee at 9:30 p.m. agreed to continue discussions at the next regular meeting on May 14th.

Just Jake Talkin'

When I was growin’ up, ya didn’t worry ‘bout someone callin’ the cops if ya squealed the tires or threw a little gravel, ya worried ‘bout the neighbor callin’ your folks. All the cop could do is give ya a ticket. The folks could take away your drivin’ privileges for the rest of your natural life (that’s what they had me believin’.)

It wasn’t just the fact that the folks didn’t want me tearin’ up the car or puttin’ someone in danger, they felt a responsibility to the community. They understood the power of people watchin’ out for each other, and enjoyed the security of knowin’ the community, as a whole, was united.

I think one a the reasons that larger towns lose their sense of community is that people tend to isolate themselves and don’t communicate with each other.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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

Chest Pain Is Main Symptom of Angina

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor says I have angina. I thought angina was chest pain. When I’m rushing a bit, I get short of breath, but I don’t have chest pain. Would you call this angina? -- W.W.

ANSWER: I’d call it angina if I had some other evidence that you have coronary artery disease -- heart arteries that are filled with plaque (a mound of cholesterol, fat and platelets stuck to the wall of a heart artery). Chest pain is the primary symptom of angina, but you can have partially blocked heart arteries without having any chest pain or with symptoms other than chest pain.

Older people with coronary artery disease often become breathless and fatigued quickly when they are exerting more than usual. Frequently, they don’t have chest pain. Nevertheless, their EKG shows signs that the heart isn’t getting enough blood. If the EKG is normal, a stress test produces evidence of insufficient blood getting to the heart muscle.

Did your doctor give you any angina medicine, such as under-the-tongue nitroglycerin? If it relieved your breathlessness, that suggests coronary artery disease, whether or not you have chest pain.

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