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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 Volume XI, Number 109

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Peace Awareness will sponsor an Empty Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 19th at the Carthage library annex. There is no admission charge and no one should bring food. Local singer/songwriter Tegan Blackwood will perform; and we will ask for donations to provide relief for the PEOPLE of Iraq. For more information call Jean at 359-5221.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have a dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 19th to thank & recognize Ladies of the Eminence Chapter of Eastern Star, Masonic Wives, & Masonic widows. All masons are invited to bring there spouse, and gentlemen should bring a dish. For more information call WB Rob Lewis at 623-7112.

Did Ya Know?. . .A free seminar on natural progesterone will be held at 3:45 p.m. and again at 5:45 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 19th at Oak Street health & herbs, 431 Oak St., Carthage. Pam Harmell, CNC, will explain about hormonal balance and how it can affect health.

today's laugh

"I can’t understand why Irish cream costs so much more than milk."
"Simple. It’s more expensive to train the cows to sit on small bottles."

You’re finally over 40 when the only single bars you like are Hershey’s.

"How did your game go?" his wife asked.
"Well, for what it’s worth, I hit the woods great," he said.
"That’s wonderful sweetheart."
"Yeah," he replied sarcastically, "now I just have to learn how to hit out of them!"


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


Careless Play of Boys Costs Two Lives at Duenweg.

A terrible accident happened yesterday evening at 7 o’clock at the Bradley Lead & Zinc Co. mine, one mile west of Duenweg. Two boys were playing with an ore car on the track near the mine and in their play they let the car get beyond their control. It rolled down the track to the mouth of the shaft and plunged to the bottom.

Two miners, Wm. McKinley and Anson Knight, were working at the bottom of the shaft. McKinley was struck on the head by the falling car and instantly killed. Knight was struck in the side and so seriously injured that he died this afternoon.

McKinley was a man of about 40 years. He leaves a wife and six children at Aurora, Mo. Knight leaves only a wife. McKinley’s remains will be taken to his home at Aurora tonight.

  Today's Feature

Conference Will Discuss Getting Driver's Licenses for Latino Immigrants.

A statewide conference will be held 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, to discuss the issue of driver's licenses for Latino immigrants in Missouri.

Lynda Callon, Kansas City Westside Community Action Network Center, and others have been working to develop legislation to enable Latino immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Callon, along with representatives of the Missouri Department of Revenue, will speak as part of this conference.

"This event will be an invaluable opportunity for Missourians to learn more about this issue. During the past decade, Missouri's Latino population increased 92 percent. Many recent immigrants do not have driver's licenses for various reasons, one being improper personal identification," said Pat Williams, diversity coordinator, University of Missouri Outreach and Extension.

Service providers and others working with, or on behalf of, immigrants are being encouraged to participate in this educational event. The conference will be conducted via interactive television and interested persons can participate by going to Missouri Southern State College, Webster Hall Room 114, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, Mo.

Telephone: 1-800-606-MSSC

Site coordinators: Stephanie Goad and Jinny Hopp

The goals of this two-hour discussion are to better understand what efforts are taking place in Missouri to help immigrants obtain a driver's license, to discuss what other states have done to address this issue, to learn the function of the Mexican Consulate's matricula consular, and to develop talking points regarding public safety and security as it relates to this issue.

Due to the size of the rooms, it is preferred that you pre-register by Tuesday, Nov. 19 so coordinators will know how many people will be in attendance at each site.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’m seein’ those piles of leaves out in the street along the curb. Just a reminder, it not only causes all sorts of havoc when they float down into the storm water system, piling leaves in the street is actually illegal in Carthage.

The City land fill takes leaves without a charge and the trash trucks pick up most leaves if they are bagged. If ya don’t wanna burn ‘em, or can’t ‘cause of the wind, don’t impose on the other taxpayers to hall ‘em off for ya. (As ya might gather, this is a little pet peeve of mine).

‘Course another pet peeve of mine is people with a lot a pet peeves. I think folks should be allowed a couple three pet peeves. After that they’re just an old grouch. But, I don’t recommend pilin’ old grouches in the street either.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have hemorrhoids. Sometimes they itch; sometimes they are uncomfortable; a few times they have bled. I don’t relish the though of having them cut out. Is there no other way to get rid of them? — O.O.

ANSWER: How do surgeons fix hemorrhoids? Let me count the ways. They tie them off with rubber bands, laser them, dry them with light or electric current, staple them and, yes, cut them. The menu is long, and your choices are many.

Hemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen rectal and anal veins. Straining to pass stool, prolonged sitting, having too great a body weight, not exercising, and giving birth contribute to hemorrhoid formation.

Let’s start with self-help remedies. Keeping stool soft by upping the intake of dietary fiber can stop hemorrhoid irritation and can often let one live in peace with them. Using pre-moistened pads in place of toilet tissue is another way to keep hemorrhoids from acting up.

When they do act up, sitting in a tub of warm water for 15 minutes often brings relief. The tub treatment is even more effective if a person squats to allow the warm water to bathe the swollen veins.

When it comes time to put matters into a doctor’s hands, then there are many choices for you.


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