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Tuesday, February 17, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospitals Grief
Support Group meeting will be February 17th,
1 - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call
Did Ya Know?... The
Chamber will hold its 5th Annual TRIVIA
NIGHT February 20th. Teams of eight members
or less will compete for cash prizes. Put
your team together today! For more
information, call Linda @ 358-2372.
When I was eight, I played
Little League. I was on first; I stole third; I
went straight across. Earlier that week, I
learned that the shortest distance between two
points was a direct line. I took advantage of
My house is made out of balsa
wood, so when I want to scare the neighborhood
kids I lift it over my head and tell them to get
out of my yard or Ill throw it at them.
I play the harmonica. The only
way I can play is if I get my car going really
fast, and stick it out the window. Ive been
arrested three times for practicing.
I put a new engine in my car,
but forgot to take the old one out. Now my car
goes 500 miles per hour. The harmonica sounds
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Saloon War Continues.
The Al Parker application for a
dram-shop license to continue his north side saloon
occupied the county courts attention all ay today
and at this writing is still being heard. The fight in
opposition is said to be backed by the Anheuser-Busch
Brewing Co. as an outcome of the other bitter fight for a
license on East Fourth street.
J. W. Halliburton is representing Mr.
Parker and J. B. Loyd and J. H. Dryden the remonstrators.
Funeral of Henry
The funeral of Henry Rose, the barber
who committed suicide Monday night, was held this
afternoon at 2 oclock at the east cemetery, Rev. L.
P. Norfleet, of the M. E. church, conducting the
services. He left nothing to support his mother and an
effort is being made among the barbers of the city to
raise a fund to assist her.
Grand Opending Rescheduled.
The Grand Opening of the new
Carthage High School originally scheduled for
March 22 has been postponed until the following
Sunday, March 29 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. due to
The school will open on Monday,
March 23, after Spring Break as originally
planned and students should report to the new
location at that time.
"This new facility will
serve as a great source of pride for our students
and our community," says R-9 superintendent
Dr. Blaine Henningsen.
The Carthage High School new
gymnasiam should offer plenty of comfortable
seating for sports fans.
It was just a pleasant picture.
The guy was backin up to pull out of a
parkin spot. It so happened that maneuver
blocked the drive I was attemptin to enter.
Realizin I was waitin, the fella
placed the biscuit of some kind he was
eatin in his mouth, turned to me, waved
nicely, put the car in drive and drove off.
I can only suppose he was
smilin, all I could see was crust and his
eyes peerin over the top.
I suppose that some might have
been embarrassed in that situation. I dont
think the other driver was in this case, and I
certainly wasnt. It was merely a pleasant
exchange of everday circumstances. If you
happen to get caught with your mouth over full,
just wave big and drive off. Its the
friendly thing ta do.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
|Sponsored by mccune-brooks regional hospital
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What are the
symptoms of colon cancer? Are there any? -- B.P.
ANSWER: The colon is about 5
feet long. It begins in the lower-right side of
the abdomen, ascends on the right to just below
the liver, crosses over the abdomen to the left
side and then descends to the rectum.
Symptoms of colon cancer depend
where the cancer is located. Cancers on the right
side often cause open sores that bleed. Since it
takes a while for undigested food to reach the
rectum from the right side of the colon, the
blood often is seen as tarry, black stool.
Cancers of the section of colon that spans the
upper part of the abdomen from the right to the
left sides can cause obstruction of the bowel.
Cancers of the left side of the colon, the most
common site for colon cancer, can lead to narrow
stools, cause stomach cramps and discharge
bright-red blood into the stool. Weight loss is a
sign of colon cancer, regardless of its site.
Dont wait for symptoms to
check for colon cancer. This cancer has a number
of excellent screening tests, and it can be
detected early. Everyone at age 50 should have a
colonoscopic exam. The examining doctor sees
every inch of the colon and spots any cancer or
any polyps, the precursors of colon cancer.
X-rays called double-contrast barium enemas are
another way of detecting colon cancer.
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