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Tuesday, February 17, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 169

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital’s Grief Support Group meeting will be February 17th, 1 - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 359-AMEN.

Did Ya Know?... The Chamber will hold it’s 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.

today's laugh

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 that knowledge.

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 I’ll 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. I’ve 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 amazing!

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 court’s 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 Rose.

The funeral of Henry Rose, the barber who committed suicide Monday night, was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock 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.


Today's Feature

High School 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 scheduling conflicts.

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.

Just Jake Talkin'


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 don’t think the other driver was in this case, and I certainly wasn’t. It was merely a pleasant exchange of ever’day circumstances. If you happen to get caught with your mouth over full, just wave big and drive off. It’s the friendly thing ta do.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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To Your Good Health

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.

Don’t 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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