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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 Volume IX, Number 226

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic #197 will put on two 1st degrees at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th at the Masonic Temple behind the Carthage Public Library. Will eat before. All area Masons are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Girl Scout Troop 6837 will be accepting donations for local National Guardsmen and their families from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th at the Carthage Wal-mart. They are asking for nonperishable items such as can goods, stationary, and stamps.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Ozark Wilderness Dulcimer Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6th at the Park Plaza Christian Church, 3220 Indiana, at 32nd Street, Joplin. For further information, call Christina at 417-368-9679 or Judy at 417-624-2387.

today's laugh

You know he is the laziest man in the world. He is so lazy, he doesn’t even bother to make coffee. He just puts coffee in his mustache and drinks hot water.

I just adore lying in my bed in the morning and ringing my bell for my valet.
My goodness, you have a valet?
No, but I have a bell.

Silence is golden, but most people were born on the silver standard.

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


The Carthage city hospital is to be located on the high and quiet knoll at the northwest corner of Centennial avenue and Forest street, southwest of Carthage.

The site has been bought from Mrs. Sarah R. Wood, including one and one-quarter acres, a story and a half house, a cistern and well, for $1,250. It is hoped that in time 6 or 7 of the Thacker lots adjoining can be bought and added to the original property, making a 2 1/2 or 3 acre site.

The ground slopes east and north, and is in a healthful, restful, well shaded neighborhood. Dr. G. R. Hill now occupies the place.

The King’s Daughters are to take charge of this property as soon as the title is perfected, and will fit it up for use by physicians or private patients of the city under some sort of arrangement along the plan suggested by Dr. Ketchum.

  Today's Feature

City Wide Clean-Up.

The Carthage Engineering Office announced Monday that The City of Carthage, under contract with American Disposal Services, will conduct its Annual Residential City Wide Spring Clean Up on Saturday May 10, 2003.

Residents of Carthage are encourage to participate by placing unwanted items, not normally allowed by regular trash pickup, at their regular pick up station Friday ( May 9, 2003) night. American Disposal will begin early Saturday Morning in order to get the entire city’s items in one day.

Items include but are not limited to furniture, appliances (remove the compressor in any appliance being disposed of), and tires (limit 4 per household, no rims or wheels).

There are items American Disposal cannot pick up. These items include rocks, batteries, yard waste, paint, chemicals, hazardous household waste, and containers weighing over 75.

For more information regarding what can and can’t be picked up, or for any other questions contact the Carthage City of Engineering Department at 237-7010.

Just Jake Talkin'


If ya didn’t get it sold in your garage sale last weekend, you can put it out on the curb this weekend and it will disappear.

The City wide annual clean up will be this Saturday.

‘Course the real fun is the crusin’ goin’ on Friday evenin’ just before the trash trucks come on Saturday. Some folks are just curious as ta what constitutes trash, some like ta take a closer look at what could be a "treasure."

Whatever the means, you can rest assured that it is a great time to get rid of that stuff you’ve been trippin’ over for the last year or so. As long as ya abide by the list (see front page) it will be picked up one way or the other. If nothin’ else, get a glass of tea and sit on the porch wavin’ at the cars circlin’ the block.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

COPD — The No. 1 Lung Disease

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My primary-care physician sent me for a breathing test and a chest X-ray. They also took blood from an artery in my wrist. After the tests, the primary doctor sent me to a pulmonary doctor, and on the referral she wrote: acute exacerbation of COPD. Can you tell me what this means? — W.

ANSWER: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the No. 1 lung illness. There are two major conditions that fall under the heading of COPD — chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both are the frequent consequence of smoking, but not all cases are smoking-caused. Sometimes emphysema, for example, is programmed by the genes.

With emphysema the trouble lies in the lungs’ small air sacs. They are fragile structures. They are so thin that oxygen can pass through them and into the blood for transportation to the entire body. When the air sacs are stretched out of shape, as they are in emphysema, adequate amounts of oxygen cannot enter the blood. The body is in a state of oxygen deprivation.

The damage in chronic bronchitis centers on the airways — the bronchi. They are inflamed and filled with thick mucus that obstructs passage of air into the lungs. The mucus-filled bronchi trigger a cough, the familiar sign of a cigarette smoker.

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