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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 Volume IX, Number 196

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Sausage, Corn Bread, Baked Beans, Drink & Dessert on Tuesday, March 25th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday March 25th, 7:30 p.m. Following the meeting a dinner honoring the Masons & Youth and their families will be served at 8:30 p.m. a 50-year membership pin will be presented.

Did Ya Know?. . .The annual Spuds N’ More luncheon hosted by the Carthage Soroptimists will be held from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th at Carthage Memorial Hall. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door or from any Soropitimist member. Lunch includes a baked potato, all the toppings a drink and dessert. Carryout is also available by calling 358-0146 by 9 a.m. the day of the event. There will be a silent auction as well.

today's laugh

Each spring I look at my lawn and hope the plot will thicken.

Doing nothing is tiresome because you can’t stop and rest.

Laziness is like money; the more you have of it the more you want.

Relatives are inherited critics.

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


If you are looking for prosperity and cannot find it, or if you have already connected with it and want some more, don’t fail to read the Carthage Implement Co.’s big advertisement in this issue. What it has to say about prosperity is of striking interest, particularly if you happen to be interested in a new vehicle of any sort, harness, seeds, farming implements, fertilizers, etc.

This enterprising firm is strictly up to date in its line, and is showing one of the most magnificent stocks ever brought to this region. In wagons, buggies, surries, road wagons, stanhopes, and everything conceivable in the way of vehicles its stock is particularly fine and should be seen by every Carthage citizen in any way interested.

The harness manufacturing department on the second floor is a busy place all the year round. Here some of the finest and best harness to be found in Jasper county is turned out.

  Today's Feature

Council Agenda.

The Carthage City Council will hold their bimonthly meeting Tuesday March 25 at 7:30 in Council chambers.

A vote is scheduled regarding the possible name change of the Carthage Municipal Golf Course. The purposed name is Marble Oaks at Carthage. The purposed name Boulder Creek at Carthage did not pass last month with a 9-1 vote.

Howard and Melody Knowles owners of the property located at 816 and 900 S. Garrison have requested that their property be rezoned from C apartments to D local business. The property to the north and to the south of 816 and 900 S. Garrison is already zoned D local business. The second reading regarding the rezoning request is on the agenda.

John O. Phelps has requested that lots 1-83, except lot 25, in Phelps 9th Addition be rezoned from A first dwelling to B second Dwelling. A first reading of the rezoning request is also on the agenda.

Elections this year are Tuesday April 8th. April 22 will be the first scheduled Council meeting to include newly elected council members.

Just Jake Talkin'


I suppose the late cold weather had some influence on my thinkin’, but I’m thinkin’ it’s almost April, winter must be over.

‘Course there may still be a cold snap for a day or two, but for the most part all the sudden it’s spring. I suppose one a the big hints was those shoots of green poppin’ up outa the yard. The Bradford Pear trees are bloomin’ in our neighborhood and the birds are feedin’ the newborn.

I’m thinkin’ there may be some hope of completin’ a project or two this spring. If I can muster that energy stored up from cabin fever and put it to use early in the season, there’s a chance the chore list will dwindle.

The problem that usually occurs is while gettin’ through last year’s list, ya find more ta add. Looks like a few rain days may spread out the pace.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Take Steps to Prevent Diverticulosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have gastroparesis and have trouble digesting raw fruits and vegetables as well as bran, whole wheat and other whole grains. How does someone like me prevent diverticulosis without causing other problems from consuming a high-fiber diet? — J.J.

ANSWER: Gastroparesis is not uncommon, but it commonly goes undiagnosed. The problem is that the stomach empties at a snail’s pace. It is especially rampant in diabetics. People with it can become sick to their stomachs within minutes of eating a meal. Or, they throw up food eaten hours or even days earlier.

Fiber is the answer to diverticulosis prevention. Diverticulosis consists of grape-sized bulges of the digestive tract lining through the muscular walls of the tract. Fiber keeps stool soft. The digestive tract does not have to exert great pressure to move it through the tract. Dried stool requires powerful contractions of the digestive tract wall muscles, and that, in turn, causes digestive tract lining to protrude through the digestive tract wall. Having such bulges is common in societies such as ours where people seldom get enough fiber.

Fiber in a person with gastroparesis can present a dilemma. Too much fiber, as you mention, can add to the slowness with which food exits the stomach.

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