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Tuesday, January 27, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 154

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey basketball game Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Advance tickets are $6 and at the door $8. Call 359-7000

Did Ya Know?... DAV & Auxiliary meets next Tuesday night Jan 20th at 7pm on the second floor of the Memorial Hall.

Did Ya Know?..."Private Pesticide Applicator Training" will be held in Carthage on Wednesday, January 28th at the MU Extension office located in the Courthouse beginning at 1 p.m.

today's laugh

Work hard and save your money and when you are old you will be able to buy the things only the young can enjoy.

Don’t be irreplaceable; if you cannot be replaced, you cannot be promoted.

Work may be the crabgrass of life, but money is still the water that keeps it green.

Don’t be so open minded that your brain falls out. Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

Due to recent budget cuts and downsizing, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

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

Bank Officers Elected.

The newly elected directors of the First National Bank held a meeting last night and elected officers for 1898. Wm. E. Brinkerhoff was re-elected president; Cashier V. A. Wallace was elected vice-president, and ex-Mayor E. B. Jacobs was promoted from assistant cashier to cashier. The promotions were made to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. C. L. Bartlett who was vice-president. Although the promotions are now in effect, they are to all practical purposes merely changes in title, for both Messrs. Wallace and Jacobs will remain actively interested in the bank, and will be found at their accustomed desks.

W. O. Davis and wife, of Bloomington, Ill., are visiting their sister, Mrs. Mary Bailey, in the southern ‘suburbs.’ Mr. Davis is publisher of the "Pantagraph" one of the oldest and most prosperous papers in the state.


Today's Feature

Plan, Stench and Taxes On Council Agenda.

The Carthage City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session this evening in City Hall at 7:30. The agenda includes several Council Bills for second reading and vote. The following three have raised considerable interest in the community.

C.B. 09-01 an Ordinance adopting the City of Carthage, Missouri’s Comprehensive Plan (Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation Commission).

C.B. 09-02 an Ordinance to amend parts of Section 15 of the Code of the City of Carthage to add control for odor nuisances in the City (Public Works Department).

C.B. 09-05 an Ordinance authorizing the calling of a municipal election on April 7, 2009, in the City of Carthage for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of the City the question of whether to impose a sales tax in the amount of one-half (1/2) of one percent (1%) for a period of time not to exceed ten (10) years to provide funding for economic development purposes (Economic Development Director).

Just Jake Talkin'


This part of the country has never been known for its interest in hockey. Suppose that’s why I’ve never paid much attention to the sport.

The other night I happened ta watch the U.S.A vs. Canada matchup at the Olympics. I suppose it’s because of the highlights seen on the sports during the nightly news, but I thought all hockey players did was brawl. What little hockey I had seen on TV seemed ta be too confusin’ to follow.

The other night, the game started ta make a little sense to me. I have no doubt that it is definitely a physical game. But there is a flow to the game and I got hooked into stayin’ up a little later than I wanted.

I suppose most things are more involved and subtle than is initially perceived.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I recently read that nausea and gas are symptoms of pancreatic cancer. I have both. Could I have pancreatic cancer? I am 79. -- E.B.

ANSWER: Pancreatic cancer’s average age of onset is 65. The risk of coming down with it increases with age. About 34,000 new cases of it occur yearly in the United States. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths.

What makes pancreatic cancer such a peril is its lack of signs and symptoms in its early stages. Symptoms, when they do arise, include loss of appetite, a drop in weight, stomach discomfort or pain, nausea and a sensation of fullness after taking only a few bites of food. As the cancer grows, it blocks the drainage of bile, and the skin and whites of the eyes turn yellow.

Your symptoms are common to many things, and pancreatic cancer is not high on the list. However, I have learned one thing about medicine: When a person brings up a diagnosis, I can’t dismiss it, no matter how remote the chances of having it are. See your doctor. You and I will sleep better if you do.

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