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Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 139

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, January 8, from 11:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage, MO.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society will hold a board meeting on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter. This meeting was rescheduled due to the holidays.

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Public Library’s Wednesday morning preschool story time will be back in session on January 7th at 10:00.

Did Ya Know?... A Teen Pancake Feed Fundraiser will be held Saturday, January 10 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. in the gym of the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave. All donations go towards upcoming events.

today's laugh

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache. - Mae West

When my wife came back from vacation, I knew she’d be mad at the mess that the house was in. So I had the kids make a sign that said, "Welcome home, Mommy!" and we hung it where the dining room used to be.

My brother-in-law tells people he’s a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium. - Henny Youngman

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

Lucky Budge Successful.

John Darby Says it has Big Output Each Week.

"I believe that the past year has been the most successful of many for our company," said John Darby of South Main Street, member of the Lucky Budge Mining company yesterday. The Lucky Budge, which is producing about 60,000 pounds of zinc a week is located on the Aylor ground at Prosperity. In the bins of the company there is piled 350,000 pounds of lead which is being held for higher prices. The company is now starting the slope in the original shaft and has uncovered a very rich run of ore. The showing made by the company, says various officials, is better than for many years, and now the production of lead will reach 40,000 pounds a week.

If you want a good dish of hot chili go to Ed Farmer’s 305-6


Today's Feature

Odor Discussion to Continue.

The City Council Public Works Committee will meet this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The committee is scheduled to continue discussing possible amendments to the Carthage Code regarding offensive odors.

During the previous Public Works Committee meeting the committee agreed to pursue an ordinance that would allow the City to enforce odor regulations instead of relying on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. It was noted that several other cities, including Springfield, have enacted similar ordinances with some success.

Topics discussed for inclusion in the ordinance included odor detection and identification, abatement, enforcement, and right of entry to the offender’s property. The committee requested a draft ordinance for review, as well as an estimated cost of implementation. Some equipment would need to be purchased by the City in order to aid with the detection of odors.

The committee is also scheduled to discuss a bid opening for demolition and removal of a structure at 327 Howard Street.

Just Jake Talkin'

"Get big or get out" was a favorite sayin’ of my dad when he was talkin’ to customers in his small sundry store. He eventually got out. That was back when the big discount stores were just startin’ to saturate the midwest.

I can still remember goin’ to the "Giant" store for the first time. It was bigger and better stocked than the wholesaler dad bought from for the store. Prices were even better for some items. It’s no wonder there are few mom and pop five and dimes around.

The fact is that small business has more tools available to it today than ever to keep up with the changin’ market place. Personal service and the ability to adjust to a changing local or regional market are the best weapons for survival to the small companies.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Fibrocystic Breasts Don’t Up Cancer Risk

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Both my left and right breasts have many lumps. They scared me, so I saw an OB/GYN doctor. She spent a long time examining my breasts and told me I had fibrocystic breast disease and that it was nothing to worry about. I had a mammogram, and no cancer was seen. I still worry. Does this turn into cancer? -- V.B.

ANSWER: Fibrocystic breast disease shouldn’t be called a disease. It has been renamed "fibrocystic changes." "Disease" is not a word that can be used when 60 percent of premenopausal women have the condition.

"Fibro" refers to strands of scar tissue. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. With fibrocystic breast changes, both breasts are usually involved, something that rarely happens in cancer. The cysts are soft and feel like they’re made of rubber. They can be painful, especially in the days before a menstrual period. Cancers are solitary, hard masses that cannot be pushed around, like a cyst can.

Fibrocystic breast changes are not cancer and don’t become cancer. If they do become painful, take Tylenol or one of the anti-inflammatory medicines like Aleve or Advil. Some women find that eliminating caffeine eliminates the pain of fibrocystic breasts. Others have gotten relief by adopting a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

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