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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 Volume IX, Number 186

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Chicken & Noodles, Peas & Carrots, Drink and Dessert on Tuesday, March 11th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11th at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple. We will Honor the Past Matrons and Past Patrons and present a 50 year membership pin.

Did Ya Know?. . .The McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m., with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, March 12th in the hospital cafeteria. Dorothy Shull will be the guest speaker presenting a program on "Our Heritage Skills."

today's laugh

Janet- "What do you do when you see an unusually beautiful girl?"
Anna- "I look for a while, then I get tired and lay the mirror down."

"Are you the celebrated lion tamer?"
"No, I only comb the lions and clean their teeth."

"What kind of hen lays the longest?"
"What kind?"
"A dead hen."

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


Mrs. D. S. Kessler, who lives seven miles to the south, came to town today with a marketing of eggs, and she drove the family’s 20 year-old mule which she had to whack over the back at nearly every step in order to get here before noon.

But after the eggs were sold, the mule started west on Fifth street at so smart a canter that the woman began to scream. A man tried to flag the outfit at Main street and the mule turned short up the car track, throwing Mrs. Kessler out at a tangent and slid her, face down, clear across Main street in that lob-lolly which can be better understood than described just now. Up she jumped, the mud blinding her and dripping from her extended fingers and clothes as if a bucket of paint had been poured over her head.

"I’m in the mud," she exclaimed, at which she was led into the Richardson grocery store where Miss Mollie Lake helped clean her up and borrowed her a dress.

  Today's Feature

Council Tuesday.

The City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Council Chambers. The agenda for the evening includes discussion regarding the purposed golf course name change and a property rezoning request.

At the previous Public Service Committee meeting the Committee voted to recommend and bring to council for approval Marble Oaks at Carthage as the purposed new name for Carthage Municipal Golf Course. At last month’s City Council meeting the Council voted 9-1 against the name Boulder Creek. An amended bill to change the name to Marble Creek at Carthage failed due to a tied vote.

Howard and Melody Knowles have requested that the property at 816 and 900 S. Garrison be rezoned local business. It is currently zoned apartment. According to Howard Knowles they are wanting to rezone the property because everyone on the block is already local business, 816 and 900 S. Garrison are the only two properties on the block that aren’t. When asked whether or not a business was going to be established Knowles replied that the option was open.

Just Jake Talkin'


I see there is another study out showin’ that kids who watch violent tv are more likely to be abusive in their early adulthood. The group questioned grew up in the 70’s and were followed through until recently.

Some of the shows they considered violent at the time were the "Roadrunner" and "Starsky and Hutch."

I’m still not convinced about the Roadrunner, but I can believe that watchin’ too much Starsky and Hutch could make anyone a little edgy.

What is a little disturbin’ is compared to the level of violence on tv today, those shows would not even be on the scale. ‘Bout the most violent thing Hutch did was ta run into a tree with the "General." The next scene the car wouldn’t have a scratch. At least that’s what my delinquent friends told me.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our son, 47, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. From eight biopsies of his gland, three showed cancer cells. His doctor wants him to undergo surgery. Our son does not want surgery but chooses to go the way of good nutrition. What foods contain lysine? It is reputedly helpful for prostate cancer. — D.A.

ANSWER: The relationship between diet and cancer is intriguing, and clues suggest a link between some foods and some cancers. A low-fat diet appears to offer some protection against prostate cancer, as does a diet rich in soy, flaxseed, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Tomatoes are given a stellar position in prostate cancer prevention. They contain lycopene, and it is the active ingredient in bestowing protection. Cooked tomatoes and tomato sauces are better lycopene providers than raw tomatoes.

Having said that, I urge your son to reconsider his position. Surgery is often reserved for men whose cancer is confined to small areas of the gland and, if that is your son’s case, such prostate cancers are often curable. He is turning down a chance to live a long, healthy life. At least talk him into conferring with one or several more doctors for their opinions. The list of lysine foods includes: eggs, meat (beef and chicken in particular), milk, cheddar cheese, soy products, navy beans and yogurt. I listed them because you asked. I don’t list them as being a prostate cancer treatment.

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