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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Curbside
cleanup of fallen branches will continue through
February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the
City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line.
No collections will be made from private
property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed
are encouraged to move debris to the
right-of-way. For more information call the
Public Works Department at 237-7010.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society has a litter of adorable
dust-colored kittens, 358-6402
"It takes Bill a day and a
night to tell a story."
"Hed make a good bookkeeper, I should
"Never short in his account."
"The government report
states that the life of a paper dollar is only
seven or eight months."
"Well, Ive never had one die on my
"I gave a football player
twenty dollars today."
"Did you get it back?"
"No; I got it half-back."
Many men who refuse to believe
in Santa Claus are convinced that they can beat
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Fell 145 Feet.
Ben Dixon, a miner in the
Perkins mine tract, fell 145 feet to the bottom of the
shaft and did not break a bone. His hips and spine are
seriously injured by the shock and it is feared he has
internal injuries that will prove fatal. This is the
fourth accident he has had of this kind, once falling 200
feet, another time 80 feet and again while in a Colorado
silver mine, went down an incline on an escaped car. The
last had the most serious results, as his skull was
fractured and his leg and collar bone broken.
Killed a Possum
Joe Hall, salesman at the
Hatch clothing store, last evening caught and killed a
possum in front of J.A. Mitchells residence
on south main street.
It is Roy, Erwin and Harry
Doerner who have the pretty little Shetland colt
mentioned a day or so ago. Their names were given wrong
in the mention.
The Carthage City
Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the
agenda include the second reading of an ordinance
approving a settlement agreement with AT&T
Mobility and assigning a percentage of the
settlement proceeds to the Missouri Municipal
League. If approved, this will be the third
company that has settled during the class-action
lawsuit against wireless phone providers for back
taxes, the first two being Verizon and U.S.
Cellular. Council is also scheduled to hear the
first reading of an ordinance approving a
settlement with Sprint, as part of the same
lawsuit. If both settlements are approved by
Council the City will net approximately $273,000
for two years worth of back taxes from the
Council will also
hear the first reading of an ordinance
authorizing the Mayor to execute a Performance
Agreement between the City and Schreiber Foods,
Inc. to provide certain incentives for the
construction of new and expansion of existing
facilities for certain industrial, warehousing
and manufacturing purposes. This item is brought
to Council by the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board.
I always got a kick outa those
commercials that have the multi-use gadgets.
Slices, dices, peels and mashes type a gadgets.
I grew up around gadget uncles
and other family members. I personally always
like to have good tools, but usually tools that
did one job and did it really well.
It always seemed like the more
uses a gadget had, the less likely it would be to
do any one thing as well as it should.
The knife with a spoon and fork
on it for instance. Lookin at it,
youd think it was a great idea. The problem
is usually when Im usin a fork, I
need a knife ta cut with. Thats
somethin that ya cant do with that
particular gadget. So youve got to choose;
use the knife or use the fork. One of em is
gonna be useless.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Infection? Blame Your Colon
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I spent five days this month in the hospital with
a urinary tract infection. The medical team could
not tell me where I caught the infection. One
answer was that the E. coli germ, which we have
in our bodies, travels to other parts of the body
and infects them. -- P.M.
"urinary tract" is the kidneys, the
ureters (the tubes draining urine from the
kidneys to the bladder), the bladder (the storage
receptacle for urine) and the urethra (the
drainage channel from the bladder to the outside
world). Lower urinary tract infections are
infections of the bladder, urethra or both. They
usually can be treated at home with antibiotics.
Their symptoms are frequent urinations, burning
upon urinating and pain in the low abdomen.
tract infections involve the kidney. They are
more serious and have more dramatic signs and
symptoms, like high fever, chills, sweats and
flank pain. They are mostly treated in the
hospital with intravenous antibiotics.
Where did your
infection come from? Probably from your colon,
which teems with bacteria. E. coli is one of
those bacteria. E. coli can often be found on the
skin of the rectum and in adjacent structures.
From there, its not a great distance to the
urethra, the bladders drainage tube. Once
it enters the urethra, it ascends into the
bladder, and from there it can reach the kidneys.
prostate, because it blocks bladder drainage,
sets up men for urinary tract infections. Women
get more of these infections than men because
their urethras are shorter, and bacteria can
travel up them easily.
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