The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 22

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m. Plants, produce and more. Carthage Square.

Did Ya Know?....The Carthage Train Crew will host its annual Fish Fry May 19 at the Train bard. Cost is $15. Stag only. 6:30 p.m. call437-0908

Did Ya Know?. . .Optimist Club meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. SMB South Grand. 358-3270

Did Ya Know?....Powers Museum will hold an Open House Sunday May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Carthage Post Office building.

today's laugh

(Culled from newspapers)

- The burglar was about 30 years old, white, 5’ 10", with wavy hair weighing about 150 pounds.

- The family lawyer will read the will tomorrow at the residence of Mr. Hannon, who died June 19 to accommodate his relatives.

~ Mrs. Shirley Baxter, who went deer hunting with her husband, is very proud that she was able to shoot a fine buck as well as her husband.

- Organ donations from the living reached a record high last year, outnumbering donors who are dead for the first time.


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


Mr. and Mrs. Adams, of Oronogo, slumbered peacefully night before last with a large rattlesnake for a bed-fellow. They were all unconscious of his snakeship’s presence or their rest would have been more disturbed. When Mrs. Adams arose she busied herself about other household duties for a few minutes and then started to make up the bed in which she had slept. As she turned down the straw tick which was on top of the mattress, she found a large rattlesnake coiled between them snoozing.

Her movement and screams disturbed the reptile and it slid down the leg of the bedstead hissing fiercely at Mrs. Adams. The plucky woman grabbed a broom and proceeded to end its life with sundry whacks on vulnerable points.

She was very indignant that the "nasty thing" should have sought refuge in her bed which fact added force to her blows.

  Today's Feature


Vicki Cash, Director of the Carthage R-9 School Foundation, announced the 2010 winners of the annual Helen S. Boylan Art and Writing Contest at the Carthage High School Academic Awards Night on Thursday, May 13, 2010.

The contest is open to Carthage High School students and consists of seven divisions with First, Second and Third places awarded in each division. The First Place winners receive $500; the Second Place winners receive $300, and the Third Place winners receive $200, resulting in a total of $7,000 in prize money being distributed.

"The Boylan Foundation places a high priority on education and actively supports the Carthage R-9 School District in a variety of ways," said Cash. "The annual Helen S. Boylan Art and Writing Contest is only one example of their generosity in providing numerous opportunities for our students."

The 2010 winners of the Helen S. Boylan Art and Writing Contest are:listed on the inside.


1st Place: Kelly Maxwell

2nd Place: Hannah Bryant

3rd Place: Jordan Denefrio


1st Place: Crystal Buman

2nd Place: Andrea Westhoff

3rd Place: Jordan Denefrio


1st Place: Nicole Petersen

2nd Place: Ben Davis

3rd Place: Kendi Petersen


1st Place: Emily Booker

2nd Place: Andrea Westhoff

3rd Place: Ben Davis

Two-dimensional Drawing

1st Place: Carlos Leon

2nd Place: Adam Christian

3rd Place: Cesar Lopez

Two-dimensional Painting

1st Place: Cesar Lopez

2nd Place: Aaron Butler

3rd Place: Marissa Thompson

Three-dimensional Art

1st Place: Tucker Dunaway

2nd Place: Taylor Dickerson

3rd Place: Jenny Bastin

Just Jake Talkin'

I figured out this last week end why they charge so much for small trees. Somebody has ta dig the dang things outa the ground.

Even transplanting a fairly young saplin’ involves movin’ a lotta dirt. I’ve seen those contraptions that look like a big ice cream scoop that I’m sure the folks who move trees for a livin’ use. Fact I was startin’ to wonder just where to locate one after ‘bout an hour of shovelin’.

Fortunately, diggin’ a whole to put a tree in isn’t near as tedious. I recommend dedicatin’ a separate day for the plantin’ hole, preferably on a separate week end. Havin’ a week to consider the task ahead, and allowin’ the aches to subside, might make the price they’re askin’ at the tree shop look a lot more reasonable.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Sponsored by Carthage Printing Weekly Columns

To Your Good Health

By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Women Can Ignore Most Fibroids

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A 50-year-old friend of mine was diagnosed with leiomyoma of the uterus. Does this have anything to do with fibroids? She has fibroids, but her doctor says they are best left alone, since they shrink at menopause. What causes leiomyoma? Can it become cancer? What treatments are available? -- L.B.

ANSWER: "Leiomyoma" (LIE-oh-my-OH-muh) is the medical word for "fibroid." Fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterine muscle. The uterus basically is a muscular sack with a lining designed to nourish a fetus.

The cause of fibroids hasn’t been determined.

They’re extremely common. By age 35, 40 percent to 50 percent of women have one or more. By age 50, 70 percent to 90 percent have at least one fibroid. For most of these women, fibroids cause no trouble and can be ignored.

Large fibroids might cause pelvic pain, and they can press on adjacent structures such as the bladder. When that happens, a woman has a need to empty her bladder frequently. Heavy menstrual bleeding is a sign of fibroids. They also can bring painful menstrual periods, and sometimes they make sexual relations uncomfortable. Infertility is cited as a possible effect, but infertility due to fibroids is rare.

Transformation into cancer is possible, but not probable. If a fibroid grows rapidly, that’s a sign of cancer change and must be investigated. Most fibroids shrink with menopause.

Doctors can treat fibroids in a number of ways. One is removal of the uterus -- hysterectomy. If a woman wants more children, sometimes removal of only the fibroid is possible, and this can be managed in some cases with a scope and special instruments. Uterine artery embolization is a newer treatment in which a slender, soft tube (a catheter) is passed from a surface artery to the uterine artery. When it’s at the precise spot, the doctor releases sand-size synthetic particles that clog the artery and cut off the fibroid’s blood supply. It withers and is shed.

Copyright 1997-2010 by Heritage Publishing. All rights reserved.