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Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Blood Pressure clinic is open
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 2040 S. Garrison in the Katheryn Collier
Wellness Center. Call 359-2432 or 358-0670 M-W-F.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will hold a Turkey
Shoot every Saturday & Sunday through
November 18th. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. West of Carthage
at the intersection of 96 & 171 Highways.
Splatter board. Public Invited, Male &
When I first came to New York I
had only a dollar in my pocket with which to make
How did you invest that dollar?
Used it to pay for a telegram home for more
Beggar: Lady, would you give me
a quarter to get where me family is?
Lady: Certainly. Heres the quarter.
Wheres your family?
Beggar: At the movies.
Id like to buy an alarm
clock. What I want is a clock thatll rouse
the father without waking the whole family.
I dont know of any such alarm clock as
that, but we keep just the ordinary kind what
will wake the whole family without disturbing the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Horse With A Clove
Blacksmith Brown at the
foundry shod a horse for a mover today which was a
genuine curiosity. The animal had one foot which exactly
resembled that of a cow. It was cloven and never before
had a shoe on it.
Two Bad Dancing
Two well dressed
individuals, giving their names as "Profs."
Hall and Bruner, and claiming to live in Carthage,
attempted to teacht the youth of Pittsburg, Kas., to
dance, but tiring of such an impossible undertaking
skipped town one dark night leaving a healthy board bill
at the Stillwell unsettled as well as sundry printing and
A burglar applied the
nippers to a key in the kitchen door at the residence of
J. Aspinall last night, and walked in. the following
things are missed; ladys gold watch, half dozen
pearl handled table knives, set of solid silver tea
The City of
Carthage invites all interested citizens to
attend the Second Community Workshop to provide
input which will help determine the direction of
future growth for the City.
The workshop will
be held today, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Carthage Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison Ave.
A news release
from the City issues the invitation as follows;
"Come join other interested citizens in an
exercise to visualize the future development of
the City. There are many ways for the City to
grow, and assessing citizen input and preferences
is an important part of this planning process
that the City encourages. Participants will aid
significantly in this process. Participants will
be divided into small groups to discuss growth
issues and lay out ideas. If you are interested
in the future development of the City, you should
attend this meeting. Your input is important. All
the public is encouraged to attend. For
additional information, contact Tom Short at
237-7003 or e-mail us at
community workshop for the Comprehensive plan was
held on September 4.
Some thirty years ago a farm equipment company
shut the doors but left its gas pumps
runnin. Local farmers could stop by and use
a private credit card to get gas. No service, but
a couple cents cheaper price.
I noticed a similar set up while out
travelin last weekend. This one of course
takes all major credit cars with the same level
of service, none. The difference there was the
price was a couple cents higher than other
locations. The price for convenience I suppose.
It was located out in a suburban area where there
werent many gas stations.
I drove on down the road
bout ten miles and there was a convenience
store with prices about twelve cents cheaper than
the others. A big promotion to get folks used to
stoppin in Im guessin. The car
was only half empty so it saved em a
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
A Stress Test
Without the Stress
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
My doctor insists I have a "no
exercise" nuclear stress test. What is the
procedure? Could it harm my heart? I think I
might get halfway through the test and need to
have it stopped. Are there less-intrusive tests
that would suffice? I am 82. Please give a second
opinion. -- D.G.
doctor wants you to have a pharmacologic stress
test, a no-sweat stress test.
An ordinary stress
test is done with the patient on a treadmill.
Every three minutes, the speed of the treadmill
and its incline increase. At first the person
walks at an ordinary clip on a flat surface.
After some time, that person is walking, then
jogging, then running on a surface that becomes
steeper and steeper. During the test, an EKG is
constantly running. If the heart muscle
isnt getting enough blood, changes occur on
the EKG and the test is stopped.
Your test will be
quite different. You dont move a muscle.
You are given an injection of medicine that
stresses your heart in ways completely different
from exercise. During the test you dont do
a thing. You scarcely know that anything is
The nuclear part
of the test is the taking of pictures of your
heart after an injection of a small dose of
radioactive material is given. The pictures show
if there is any blockage in heart arteries, and
if so, where the blockage is. Pictures are taken
at the end of the test and four hours later, when
the heart has returned to its resting state.
doesnt put you in danger. If anything bad
develops -- and it rarely does -- the test can be
terminated immediately. There are no
less-intrusive tests that can substitute for it.
Relax. Youll do fine.
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