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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 Volume XII, Number 19

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

Did Ya Know? . . .The Great Kingdom Caper Vacation Bible School 2003 will be held from 6-9 p.m. from Wed., July 16th through Fri., July 18th at the Calvary Baptist Church, 527 E. 13th, Carthage. K-6th Grades are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .Storytellers Sue Godsey and Tyson Guttenfelder will be at the Carthage Public Library Annex at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15th for a storytelling event. All ages are invited to attend. Also, the Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, July 19th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Knights of Pythias will have a Rib Feed at 7 p.m. on Tues., July 15th at the K.P. Hall. Social hour will be held at 6 p.m. It will be a family night so bring a friend or prospective member.

today's laugh

Now, tell me, Bobby, where is the elephant found?

The elephant, teacher, is such a large animal it’s scarcely ever lost.

I went into a general store. They wouldn’t let me buy anything specifically.

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

A Forty Year Reminiscense.

Said an old soldier last night: "Forty years ago today Morgan made his first raid into Indiana, and I believe I can remember every step I took that day. With many others, I rushed into Peru, our county seat, and helped organize to drive him out of the state. Those were exciting times. It is hard to believe that everyone who is now forty years old or under has come onto the stage of action since that date and can know but little about it."

Saw Some Awful Sights.

W. C. Thomas returned from Kansas City this morning. While there he visited the scenes in the river bottoms and says, "Even today it is the most terrible sight one could imagine. The temperature was undoubtedly 140 degrees down in those low lands yesterday where thousands of laborers are working in the blistering sun."

  Today's Feature

Missouri Southern State College Becomes Missouri Southern State University.

JEFFERSON CITY In a special ceremony last Saturday, the governor signed Senate Bill 55, which changes Missouri Southern State College to Missouri Southern State University-Joplin. Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, the bill’s sponsor, and other members of the Southwest Missouri legislative delegation were on hand for the event held outside Webster Hall.

"For many years Missouri Southern has done the quality of work that a university does, it just lacked the name," said Nodler. "This name change gives them the recognition they have deserved for so long."

Southern has had an international mission since 1995, and this bill reemphasizes it as a statewide institution with an international or global mission.

"This name change will enhance our visibility and credibility not just in Missouri, but throughout the world," said Dr. Julio León, president of Missouri Southern. "In many parts of the world the college designation indicates high school level. The term more accurately describes our institution. As we continue to enhance our international mission, this name change will be a valuable tool in our efforts to recruit students."

Missouri Southern will be required to discontinue all associate degree programs by July 1, 2008. Southern has already established a cooperative agreement with Crowder College in Neosho in an effort to begin this process, and Crowder is expected to assume many of the associate degrees now offered at Southern.

"We are very excited about this name change," León said. "It’s going to be good for the college, for Joplin and for the entire Southwest Missouri region."

Just Jake Talkin'


One a the disadvantages of livin’ in a community where storm water is directed out quickly is the lack of tadpole trainin’. Not train’ the tadpole, they know ever’thing they need to. I’m referrin’ to the trainin’ of kids to the nature of tadpoles. Mainly the fact that they somehow turn from the fish lookin’ critter to a frog.

Amazin’ stuff, especially to kids gathered around a mud hole on a summer afternoon. Nothin’ like a catchin’ a tadpole with the bare hands and takin’ a close look at those little beady eyes fore ya turn it back to the natural habitat. Then actually watchin’ over a short period of time the legs startin’ to appear and eventually a full fledged frog croakin’ (vocally) on the bank. ‘Course I always was a curious little mudder.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Some Facts About Breast Cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How can a woman lower her risk of coming down with breast cancer? I cannot tell you how the thought of it frightens me. My husband says I have gone overboard with this, but I can’t conquer my fear, no matter how hard I try. — P.O.

ANSWER: Heart disease, not breast cancer, is the No. 1 killer of women. Early detection of breast cancer and early treatment usually assure a woman of having a normal life span. I can give you some tips that might lower the risk of breast cancer.

What significance diet plays in breast cancer prevention is up in the air. Some studies suggest that the following foods are protective: sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, carrots, peaches, cantaloupes, leafy green vegetables such as romaine lettuce and spinach, apricots and winter squash. Not all studies, however, support the protective effect of these foods.

Omega-3 fatty acids are touted as shields against breast cancer. These acids are found in fish, particularly mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies and tuna.

Alcohol, on the other hand, increases breast cancer risk. One drink a day only slightly raises the risk. Heavy use greatly ups it. A drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of liquor. Women do not need to forgo a glass of wine at dinner if they’d like to have one.

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