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Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Volume XIII, Number 205

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Kids Praise Singers will present Cross Country, a musical presentation on Sunday, April 10th, 10:40 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand. Everyone is invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?... Thursday, April 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand. Please bring your donor ID card or a picture ID.

Did Ya Know?... Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 of the American Legion will meet Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall. All members are invited to attend the meeting.

Did Ya Know?... Thursday, April 7 through April 10 a Lifeguard Training Class will be held at the Fair Acres Family Y. Register by April 5, cost $140.00. For more information call 358-1070.

today's laugh

"Do you like spinach?"
"No, and I’m glad I don’t like it, for if I did, I’d eat it, and I’d hate the darned stuff."

Affable Waiter: How did you find that steak, sir?"
Guest: "Oh, quite accidentally. I moved that piece of potato and there it was."

Used Car: Not what it’s jacked up to be.

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

A Twice Sold Business.

A Profit of Nearly $200 in Property in One Day.

C.C. Hubbard Friday sold his coal and wood business and stock on hand at his yards at the corner of Meridian and Mound streets, to Mrs. W.M. Goudy, who owns the coal yards near the Missouri Pacific depot. The consideration is not shared.

The next day, Mr. Hubbard, as agent for Mrs. Goudy, sold the same at a good profit to John Blonski, of Joplin. The owner and agent make nearly a hundred dollars each by the last sale.

No More Galena Cock Fights.

The city council of Galena, Kan., has put its foot on the neck of cockfights. Hereafter persons giving, attending or having anything to do with a cocking main within the limits of Galena will be arrested and fined from $5 to $100.


Today's Feature

Election Today.

The Annual Municipal Election for Carthage will be held today. One Council member from each ward is running unopposed for a two year term.

Councilman Dave Woods is the candidate for Ward One. Councilman Ron Wells is a candidate for Ward Two. Councilwoman Diane Sharits is a candidate for Ward Three. Councilman Bill Welch is the candidate for Ward Four. Councilman Jim Woestman is the candidate for Ward Five. Additionally Councilman Tom Flanigan of Ward Five is running for an unexpired one year term.

The Annual School Election is also being held today. Three candidates shall be selected to serve as members of the Board of Education for the Carthage R-9 School District. Each of the three selected candidates will serve a term of three years. Candidates for the position include; Tony Diggs, Nate A. Stokes, Clay Novinger, Jeff Jones, Dan W. Stanley and Danny Lambeth.

Trustees for Crowder College will also be voted upon. Two candidates have filed without opposition; James B. Tatum for Subdistrict 1 and Rick Butler for Subdistrict 2. Elected Trustees will serve a six year term.

Just Jake Talkin'
Even though there are no burnin’ issues on the ballot today, I’m figurin’ I still need ta go vote. There are School Board members to elect. With what will likely be a low turnout for the election, my vote will be even more decisive.

‘Course I don’t buy the idea that by not showin’ up at the polls folks make a statement. I’ve tried that with tv shows. I figure if ratings are based on how many people watch a program, my not watchin’ will somehow be noticed. In fact the opposite seems to occur. The more I enjoy a show, the more likely it seems it will be canceled. The shows I never watch seem to run on for ever.

The thought that I am completely out of step with the rest of the viewin’ audience has crossed my mind. I simply refuse to acknowledge that line of thought.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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McCune- Brooks Hospital
Weekly Column
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Bladder Infections Can Frustrate Women

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have repeated urinary tract infections. I am a 68-year-old woman. I have been on trimethoprim (an antibiotic) for a long time, and last week I had another infection. What is your opinion? I am frustrated. — J.

ANSWER: The female urethra — the tube that drains the bladder — is shorter than the male’s, and bacteria can more easily gain access to the bladder. The external opening of the female urethra is in an area where there is an abundant bacterial population.

First off, it must be established that your symptoms are truly due to an infection and not something else. High on the list of something elses is interstitial cystitis, a condition that closely resembles a bladder infection but for which antibiotics do nothing.

One way of preventing recurrences is to put a woman on a low dose of daily antibiotics for extended periods of time. During that treatment period, a woman’s urine should be checked, even monthly, to see if there are still bacteria in it. If there are, then the laboratory runs tests on them to determine if they are still susceptible to the antibiotic that the woman is taking.

Or, you might have an anatomic problem like a dropped bladder, something many 68-year-old women have. It is impossible to empty a dropped bladder of all its urine. That creates an environment conducive to bacterial growth and bladder infection. Treatment for this condition is not antibiotics but surgical restoration of the bladder supports.

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