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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 26
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
Did Ya Know?. . .The
Carthage Recycling & Composting Centers
hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Tuesday thru Saturday at 1309 Oak Hill Road.
My mother from time to time
puts on her wedding dress. Not because shes
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
its 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
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.
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
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.
I hate it when an indecisive squirrel gets on the
roadway. Im not talkin bout
those behind the wheel, Im talkin
bout real live little furry creature that
come down outa the trees.
like the squirrel that is intent on gettin
to the other side of the street and makes a
beeline. Its fairly easy to adjust the
vehicle to avoid any unsightly mess on the
pavement The ones that are trouble are the ones
that cant 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!
Theres always that few
seconds of anticipation when the critter
disappears outa sight under the hood. Ive
been fortunate this year so far, I havent
heard the dreaded thump.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune- Brooks Hospital
To Your Good Health
By Paul G.
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
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.
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 mans life
expectancy is less than 10 years and his tumor
doesnt 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
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