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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 Volume XV, Number 228
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The
Seventh Annual Ozark Master Gardener plant sale
will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,
May 12 at Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St., located
across from Municipal Park in Carthage.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Hospital will offer a free skin
screening clinic on May 9 from 9-11 a.m. and
1:30-3:30 p.m. Appointments will be assigned on a
first come-first served basis. Register in the
ER/Outpatient lobby beginning 8:45 a.m. 359-2452
for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The
"Emma Sanders Memorial Fund" has been
established at Southwest Missouri Bank by friends
of the Sanders family. This is to give those
showing concern for the family an opportunity to
help. Contributions to the fund can be made at
any Southwest Missouri Bank.
Arent you going to tip
Even the champion tightwad tips a nickel.
Shake hands with the new champion!
I got big-hearted this morning
and gave a bum five dollars.
What did your husband say?
He said, "Thanks!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dr. R. M. Cohen, who lives
on Garrison avenue in this City has commenced suit
through his attorneys, McReynolds & Halliburton,
against the Frisco Railway company for $2,500 damages.
The petition sets forth that the plaintiff was going from
Vinita to Clairmore, in the Indian Territory, on the 18th
of last month, riding in the caboose of the freight
train. The freight ran into a switch to allow a passenger
train to pass, and the doctor was standing in the door of
the car looking at the passing train. Suddenly the
freight started up with a buck and a jump, which
precipitated the unfortunate man fully ten feet, throwing
him against the stove and crushing and bruising his leg
and hip severely.
It is claimed that the
violent motion of the train was rendered unnecessary by
the absence of air brakes, which are distinctly provided
by law. The railway secured a change of venue to Barton
county, and it is not known yet when it will come up for
The Council will
hear first readings for several ordinances during
its meeting this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the
Council Chambers of City Hall.
ordinances is the ordinance authorizing the Mayor
to execute an agreement with Planning Works of
Kansas City for a comprehensive plan. This item
comes with a recommendation from the Planning,
Zoning and Historic Preservation Commission. The
commission originally expressed concerns because
only one bid was submitted to the City for this
service. After conducting an interview with a
representative from the Planning Works the
commission changed its stance and recommended the
approval of the bid.
The fee for the
comprehensive plan is not to exceed $85,176.
Planning Works bid for the comprehensive
plan includes 6 workshops with the public and
with City officials. It is estimated that the
project will take one year to complete.
Other items on the
agenda include the first reading of the ordinance
authorizing an application to the Missouri
Department of Economic Development for an
enhanced enterprise zone (EEZ) Designation and a
resolution entering into a Memorandum of
Understanding regarding Joplins EEZ.
This item was
discussed at length during the April 10, 2007
Council meeting. Joplins proposed EEZ
extends outside the boundaries of Joplin to other
communities, of which Carthage is one. Areas
within this zoning will be eligible to receive
tax credits or tax abatement as incentives for
the creation of new industry and the expansion of
For the zoning to
be approved, Joplin must submit to the Department
of Economic Development resolutions of support
for all the communities included in the proposed
I learned early in the small sundries store my
folks owned that everone is connected by
the ebb and tide of the economic well bein
of any particular part of the communitys
Id hear the older folks gripin
bout this farmer or another, how they
seemed ta be makin all the money. The fact
was, the better the farmers did, the better off
the rest of us in the community were.
Some folks just dont
understand that when business is good in a
community, it makes things better for
everone. Even down to the kid that
cant mow the lawn when it rains.
Thats a gallon a gas he doesnt buy, a
blade that doesnt get sharpened, and a
spark plug purchase that gets delayed. A strong
business community makes a better community as a
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Are Always Fatal
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
A few months ago, my husband passed away. He had
been in reasonably good health, took care of
himself, ate sensibly, watched his weight and
exercised religiously. He had an irregular
heartbeat and was on Coumadin, and he took high
blood pressure medicine.
Out of nowhere,
one day, he said something was wrong, and he
asked me to call 911. I did. At the hospital,
they told us he had a massive brain hemorrhage in
the worst possible place. They inserted a
breathing tube and then disconnected it to see if
he could breathe on his own. He could take only
two breaths in one minute. We let him go in
peace. Should I have insisted they leave the
breathing tube in? I know he didnt want to
live in a vegetative state. Could something have
been done? The death certificate says the cause
of death was a pontine hemorrhage. -- L.V.
ANSWER: There are
two major kinds of stroke: ischemic (is-KEY-mick)
and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is a blockage of
the blood supply to the brain due to a clogged
artery. Its the common kind of stroke. A
hemorrhagic stroke is due to a broken brain blood
vessel. Your husbands broken vessel was in
the pons, a part of the brain through which nerve
cables, essential to life, pass.
Disruption of the
pontine nerve cables produces a deep coma and
paralysis of both right and left arms and legs.
Such strokes result in death or severe
impairment. Your husband probably bled more
rapidly because he had to take the blood thinner
Sudden deaths are
devastating, because they are so unexpected. You
made the right decision, one your husband would
have wanted. You have my deepest sympathy.
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