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Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 95

did ya know?

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 Men’s 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 & Female.

today's laugh

When I first came to New York I had only a dollar in my pocket with which to make a start.
How did you invest that dollar?
Used it to pay for a telegram home for more money.

Beggar: Lady, would you give me a quarter to get where me family is?
Lady: Certainly. Here’s the quarter. Where’s your family?
Beggar: At the movies.

I’d like to buy an alarm clock. What I want is a clock that’ll rouse the father without waking the whole family.
I don’t know of any such alarm clock as that, but we keep just the ordinary kind what will wake the whole family without disturbing the father.

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

Horse With A Clove Foot.

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 Masters.

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 bills.

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; lady’s gold watch, half dozen pearl handled table knives, set of solid silver tea spoons.


Today's Feature

Community Workshop Tonight.

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"

The first community workshop for the Comprehensive plan was held on September 4.

Just Jake Talkin'
Some thirty years ago a farm equipment company shut the doors but left it’s 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 weren’t 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 I’m guessin’. The car was only half empty so it saved ‘em a little.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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.

ANSWER: Your 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 isn’t getting enough blood, changes occur on the EKG and the test is stopped.

Your test will be quite different. You don’t move a muscle. You are given an injection of medicine that stresses your heart in ways completely different from exercise. During the test you don’t do a thing. You scarcely know that anything is happening.

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.

This test doesn’t 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. You’ll do fine.

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