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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 177
Did Ya Know?..2010 Project
Graduation presents Big Man On Campus, Thursday, March 4,
7 p.m. Adults $5 Student $2
Did Ya Know?. . . Saturday
Night Idol finals will be Saturday, March 6 at Fairview
Christian Church at 6 p.m.
Did Ya Know?. . Carthage Youth
Baseball & Softball Sign-ups will be Monday, March 8
at Fairview Elementary 6-8 p.m.
Did Ya Know? . .The Carthage
Shrine Train Crew will be hosting a Hot Dog and Chili
Feed on Mar 6th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Train
Barn on West Mound Street Road in Carthage. Adults $6.00
and kids 12 and under $3.00 . All proceeds go to the
Train Crew and are not tax deductible.
for People Over 50
Give Me the Old Timers Religion
Precious Lord, Take My Hand, And Help
Just a Slower Walk with Thee
Go Tell It on the Mountain, But Speak
Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seeing
Guide Me O Thou Great Lord God,
Ive Forgotten Where Ive Parked The Car
Count Your Many Birthdays, Count Them
One By One
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
What the Switch Will
be Used for.
The new Missouri Pacific switch north
of Carthage is to be located about one and one-half miles
north of town.
Just north of Carthage there is a heavy
grade, which is very stiff for heavy north bound trains.
The Joplin and Carthage switch engine which plies between
the towns will haul out all loaded freight cars from
Carthage onto the new switch. The north bound trains will
then get the heavy cars of stone, etc., at the top of the
stiff grade, and will not be compelled to pull them up.
This knocks out the theory that the prime purpose of
putting in the switch was to provide a place for trains
It has been suggested that the Pacific
in building this switch had in mind the placing of a
block across the pathway of the proposed P. & G. spur
up Spring river valley, but if it is located as far north
of town as is now contemplated, it would, of course have
no effect on the P. & G.
SPRING BREAK VOLLEYBALL.
The Fair Acres Family YMCA is
accepting registration for its Volleyball Camp
for boys and girls ages 7-14 years. The Camp will
be under the direction of Misty DeGonia and
This years Spring Break
Volleyball Camp will run March 15-19 as follows:
· 1st 4th Grades:
· 5th 8th Grades:
Cost for the Camp will be $20
for Y Members and $35 for Non Members.
DeGonia said, "Our
Volleyball Camp is designed to teach basic skills
of volleyball to both beginners and those playing
in school and club volleyball programs. This camp
will be skill focused and will maintain a level
of fun for the campers.We are
committed to providing an enriching summer camp
experience to each child."
Register at the Y at 2600 S.
Grand Ave. in Carthage. Deadline of March 15th.
Offices Closed Thursday Morning.
City Offices will be closed on
Thursday from approx 9:00 AM until Noon to allow
employees to attend Pat Woestmans Funeral.
Had a friend who wanted to
invest in a business. His idea was to create
the perfect system where there werent
any decisions to be made and all that was
necessary was "warm bodies" to
carry out the routine tasks.
Now such a system may be
possible, but my friend soon discovered in
the venture he got involved in could not be
made that simple.
Any venture needs a set of
basic guidelines, or policy, to guide the
routine. The problem is that there are always
situations that come along that werent
planned or opportunities that werent
Any project needs check
points to gauge progress, but feeling the
necessity to plan every minute detail can
spell doom to whatever good might come.
Sometime even movin
in the wrong direction is better than
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Diet, Pain and
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I need
information on how to avoid flare-ups of
diverticulitis. I am a 53-year-old female. I was
diagnosed with diverticulitis in 2008 after
suffering for months from discomfort that finally
became unbearable. The doctor gave me an
antibiotic that cleared the problem up. What I
need to know is this: How long after eating a
problem food does discomfort ensue? Ive
tried to tie discomfort to a particular food. I
just cant figure out which ones cause the
problem. For instance, if I have a problem on
Tuesday afternoon, would that be from food I ate
Tuesday morning, or the day before, or the day
before that? -- D.F.
ANSWER: You need a clearer
picture of what causes diverticular pain.
Youre barking up the wrong tree.
Diverticula are small bulges on the colons
outer wall. The bulges are the lining of the
colon that has been pushed through the muscular
colon wall and has popped out on its outer
surface. They are pea-size to marble-size. When
the necks of diverticula become obstructed,
bacteria within the diverticula causes swelling
and pain. Prevention of diverticula formation and
diverticula obstruction centers on a high-fiber
diet. A particular food isnt usually the
culprit. A lack of fiber is the troublemaker.
Fiber holds on to water and
keeps the food residue soft. If the residue
hardens, the colon has to generate great force to
move it along, and that force is responsible for
diverticula formation. You need to get 25 grams
to 30 grams of fiber daily. Fruits, vegetables
and whole grains are fiber sources. Whole grains
are grains that havent been refined. They
retain their outer coat -- bran. Bran is
Diverticulitis -- inflamed
diverticula -- produces pain, most often felt in
the lower left side of the abdomen. Sometimes it
leads to rectal bleeding. An attack of
diverticulitis calls for a change in diet, either
to a liquid one or one with soft foods.
If you still want to track a
particular food as the cause of a diverticulitis
attack, Ill give you the rough time
sequences of food passage. It takes one to two
days for food to pass from mouth to the end of
the colon. At most, it takes three days. Anything
beyond that time is abnormal.
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