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Tuesday, October 7, 2003 Volume XII, Number 78

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at Hometown Bank’s NEW Operation Center, 213 Lyon St., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The First United Methodist Church is sponsoring an Auction to be held at 5 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 7 at the Old United Auto Parts Building at 4th & Maple, Carthage. Proceeds benefit Ministries of the Church. Large selection of goods.

Did Ya Know?. . .Jerry Trammell will sing at 8 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, October 12th, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Please call 358-4265 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .McCune-Brooks Hospital and Precious Moments will offer a Women’s Health Fair in the Precious Moments Visitors Center Atrium from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat. & Sun., Oct. 10-11th. There will be free screenings, information booths, door prizes and give-aways. Call 359-2432 for info.

today's laugh

Gary: So you didn’t like my jokes.

Harry: No, they were terrible.

Gary: Oh, I don’t know about that - I threw a bunch of them in the furnace and the fire roared.

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

An Accident On The Electric.

The electric car in charge of conductor "Deacon" Smith and motorman Walker crashed into a road cart on Daugherty street in Webb City, yesterday afternoon; Ed Molyneux of Webb City was seated in the vehicle and was quite badly hurt in the smash up.

His horse became frightened at a pile of brick and balked on the track whirling the cart in front of the car. Motorman Walker checked the car but could not stop entirely and Mr. Molyneux was thrown out and a deep gash cut in his head. He was picked up unconscious and Dr. McBride called. The crew of the car was not to blame for the accident.

Motorman Walker has not been with the road long but he is rapidly getting the reputation of being unlucky on account of his numerous mishaps. After the accident yesterday Supt. Fitch changed his number to 15 to avoid the subtle spell of evil.

  Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Homes Tour.

Victorian Carthage will sponsor the Maple Leaf Historic Homes Tour Sunday, October 19 as part of the Maple Leaf festival festivities. Tour tickets will be $10 and will benefit Victorian Carthage.

The tour will include five Victorian style homes including one that was built last spring. Homes included on the tour will include the Kendrick Place, the Kellogg House, the Burch House, the "Rittenhouse" and the home of Darin Rust.

Victorian Carthage will also offer a tour and luncheon served at the Kendrick House from 11 a.m. to 2.p.m. The cost for the tour and luncheon will be $15.

The Kendrick Place is a Federal Style farm house completed in 1854 and was used by the North and South as a hospital at various times. The Kellogg House is also a Federal style brick home that began construction in 1851. The Burch House was built in 1908 and was the first Edwardian style house in Carthage. The "Rittenhouse" was built in 1890 using Eastland Cottage architecture.

For more information contact Victorian Carthage.

Just Jake Talkin'


My dad tells the story of when he was a kid a guy asked him and his buddy if they’d like ta work. The buddy asked how much it paid. The guy say he’ll pay a quarter. Dad took the offer. His buddy said no, he already had a quarter.

I’ve never really been able to sort out ‘xactly what that story relates to. I think Dad looks it as just an example of bein’ a little on the stupid side. That’s prob’ly all there is to it, but it has always seemed to be some hidden meanin’ in the buddy’s logic, or should I say lack of logic.

The really aggravatin’ part of the situation is no matter how much ya might have tried to convince the buddy he wasn’t thinkin’ straight, he wouldn’t have listened. The cold fact was that he had a quarter and he apparently didn’t see the need to have two. I wonder what the response would have been to six bits.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: If a person has Barrett’s esophagus, is there a need for a yearly exam of the esophagus? Your opinion, please. — A.L.

ANSWER: Barrett’s esophagus springs from gastroesophageal reflux disease — GERD — more commonly known as heartburn.

When stomach acid and digestive juices spurt upward like Old Faithful from the stomach into the esophagus, people feel the pangs of heartburn. The esophagus was not built to withstand those corrosive juices.

Between 4 percent and 10 percent of patients who suffer from GERD develop changes in the cells that line the lower part of the esophagus. That change is the hallmark of Barrett’s esophagus.

If GERD can be prevented, then people do not develop Barrett’s esophagus. Propping up the head of the bed by putting 6-inch blocks under the bedposts keeps stomach juices in the stomach during the night. Avoiding fatty foods, fried foods, chocolate, peppermint, caffeine, citrus fruits and tomatoes is another way to put a stop to GERD and Barrett’s esophagus.

There are many medicines that slow down stomach acid production so heartburn, GERD and Barrett’s esophagus can be nipped in the bud. The names of some of those medicines are: Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid, Axid, Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium.

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