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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
City Council will meet Tuesday, November 13th at
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. A
public hearing will be held during the meeting
seeking public input on an ordinance that would
legalize the discharge of fireworks within the
City limits on New Years Eve and the week
of July 4th.
Did Ya Know?... Magic
Moments Riding Therapy, an accredited provider of
therapeutic horseback riding, is currently
accepting applications from people with special
needs, age 3 years and up, to participate in our
program. For applications or information call 417
325-4490. The center is located just a few miles
south of Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... A
meeting will be held in the Rose Garden Tea Room
(in the back of Pizzazz, 319 S. Main) on
Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss
the formation of a Downtown Merchants
This is my latest painting.
Builders at work. Its very realistic.
But they arent at work.
I know. Thats the realism.
Isnt writing a thankless
On the contrary, everything I write is returned
to me with thanks.
Hes so dumb he cant
count to twenty without taking off his shoes.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Five Carthage Teachers
Five of the teachers in
the Carthage schools have been put on the program for
papers at the Thanksgiving meeting of the Southwest
Missouri Teachers association to be held at
Clinton. There are as follows: Prof. Edwin Gray, who has
the subject, "High School Electives"; Miss Lee
M. Cate, of the Benton school, who is to have a paper on
"Pupil Government"; Prof. J. N. Whybark, of the
High school, "Influence of Music in the High
School." Misses Mabel Dow and Winifred Bryan, both
of the High school, and having charge, respectively of
the physical culture and manual training departments,
will each have a paper on a subject appropriate to her
This is an unusual number
to put on the program from one city, and there is no
accounting for it except as an unconscious tribute to the
merits of the Carthage schools and the excellence of the
The City Council
Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon
at 4:00 p.m. in the Public Works Department, 623
E. 7th Street. Items on the agenda include the
discussion of a Recycling Center site plan, and
the discussion of trash pick-up on alleys.
committee meetings have been held in the Council
Chambers of City Hall, however the Public Works
Department building has been modified to allow
for a conference room and the committee agreed
that it would be an ideal place to meet.
PEEL SLOWLY AND
Drive-By Fruiting on Square.
Over the past few
months, reports have been received by the Mornin
Mail concerning the recurring deposit of
banana peels in the entryway of a business on the
South side of the square. The banana peels are
most often seen on Sunday evening, and the
occurrence has been documented by several
different citizens. Photo documentation was
Its definitely time ta get out the rake and
begin the annual ritual of harvestin the
bountiful crop of maple leaves. This year seems
to be an especially good one for the foliage.
I see those covers they sell that are
supposed ta keep the gutters clean. I suppose
they must deflect some of the debris, but
Ive gotta wonder if theyre worth the
effort. I suppose like most things, when ya think
about em is after youve already
cleaned out the gutters for next year. Dont
need em till next fall, never get
around to it.
Ive often wondered if
there is an equitable distribution of leaves
among all properties. It seems there is a
disproportionate number of red leaves in my yard.
Course those who have no Maples get to also
assist in rakin up some from the
neighborin trees. Its all part of the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Warn of Big Trouble
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Ill make a long story short. About five
weeks ago, my right hand went numb and I
couldnt talk. My husband believed I was
having a stroke and called an ambulance. By the
time I got to the hospital I was back to normal.
The doctor said I had a ministroke and told me I
should see my own doctor. I did. He examined me
and didnt find anything wrong. Should I be
on some sort of medicine? -- W.K.
ANSWER: What you
describe was a transient ischemic attack, a TIA.
Some call it a ministroke. Ischemic means a
cutoff of blood supply. Transient denotes short
duration. In the case of a TIA, symptoms last
less than 24 hours, but most last five to 10
minutes. Even though the episode is short-lived,
some brain cells die, but not enough to cause
permanent loss of function.
The great danger
is that between 4 percent and 20 percent of
people who have had a TIA will have a full-blown
stroke within the next three months.
Symptoms of a TIA
are the same symptoms as those of a stroke:
numbness, weakness, dizziness, an inability to
speak, trouble walking, loss of balance or a
vision defect. They disappear when blood flow is
need to do something to prevent suffering a
stroke. The problem is an obstruction in a brain
artery. Either the obstruction is a buildup of
cholesterol on an artery wall or its a
piece of clot (an embolus) that has traveled to a
brain artery from a distant site like the heart.
Determining the exact problem dictates what the
therapy should be. See another doctor. A
neurologist would be a good choice.
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