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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 26

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Salvation Army is continuing to accept applications for Back To School Supplies through Friday, July 29. The first 100 children 1st grade through 9th grade that are registered will receive a backpack and start up school supplies.

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes July 25th thru July 29th. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. You might want to turn off your attic or window fans during that time.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Recycling & Composting Center’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday at 1309 Oak Hill Road.

today's laugh

My mother from time to time puts on her wedding dress. Not because she’s sentimental. She just gets really far behind in her laundry. - Brian Kiley

A three-year-old went home with his dad to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother there were two boy kittens and two girl kittens.
"How did you know?" his mother asked.
"Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he replied. "I think it’s printed on the bottom."

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

Inspected The Court House.

A Committee from Enid, Okla. Here for That Purpose.

A committee from Enid, Okla, composed of C.G. Epley, M.M. Callaway, T.C. Davis and A.A. Cromwell arrived in Carthage and spent today looking over the court house and jail and visiting the stone quarries. Their county, that of Garfield, has voted to build at $100,000 court house and they came here both to see the Jasper county court house of which they had heard so much and to inspect Carthage stone which they would like to use in their building. They expressed themselves as much impressed with the beauty of the court house and wished it were possible at this time to build such a building for the same amount of money. As to Carthage stone they had seen nothing like it at any place else and were enthusiastic over its fine qualities.

M.M. Callaway of this committee is a brother of Geo. M.Callaway, of this city.


Today's Feature

Resolution for Annexation.

Carthage City Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Items on the agenda include a resolution concerning the annexation of property for the Fairview interchange.

In order for the project to receive funding it must be included within the City limits. The annexation will include the existing highway and right-of-way only. Project commencement is scheduled for December of 2006. Annexation of the property near the right of way still lacks one participant. This annexation is not necessary but would be optimal according to MoDOT officials.

Council will also hear a presentation by New Beginnings Development concerning Chapel Estates, Phase II. This will included a request for City support in filing for tax credit for a proposed housing project. Chapel Estates Phase II is to be a low to moderate income housing development.

The agenda also includes an ordinance authorizing a special use permit for operation of a beauty shop at 1816 S. Maple as requested by Dianna Sheldon. This item was brought to Council by the Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee.

Just Jake Talkin'
I hate it when an indecisive squirrel gets on the roadway. I’m not talkin’ ‘bout those behind the wheel, I’m talkin’ ‘bout real live little furry creature that come down outa the trees.

I like the squirrel that is intent on gettin’ to the other side of the street and makes a beeline. It’s fairly easy to adjust the vehicle to avoid any unsightly mess on the pavement The ones that are trouble are the ones that can’t decide where to go.

They zip this way a few feet, suddenly turn and run back the other way. Some just stop and stare at ya in bewilderment. MOVE!

There’s always that few seconds of anticipation when the critter disappears outa sight under the hood. I’ve been fortunate this year so far, I haven’t heard the dreaded thump.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.

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

Many Ways to Treat Prostate Cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am an 83-year-old man who has a diagnosis of prostate cancer. My doctor has given me a number of choices for treatment. I have chosen hormone shots. Would I be better off if I had the gland removed? I have no pain whatsoever. — E.F.

ANSWER: A number of factors have to be considered to arrive at the best treatment for prostate cancer. The stage of the cancer is an important determinant. Stage is determined by the depth to which the cancer has invaded the gland and whether it has spread to tissues surrounding the gland or to distant sites.

If the cancer is confined to the gland, then surgery or radiation is the usual treatment. If the cancer is far advanced and has spread out of the gland, eliminating testosterone production is often the choice. Testosterone spurs the growth of prostate cancer. Testosterone production can be stopped by removing the testes or giving hormone shots.

Another alternative is watchful waiting. Many older men with a slowly growing tumor do not die from prostate cancer but from some other problem, like heart disease. Therefore, if a man’s life expectancy is less than 10 years and his tumor doesn’t have the characteristics of rapid growth, that man can choose to have his doctor follow the course of his tumor and withhold treatment until there are signs that the tumor is enlarging.

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