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Tuesday, March 13, 2007 Volume XV, Number 188

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Edwin W. Wiggins Post #9 and the Auxiliary Unit #9 of the American Legion will meet on March 15th in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. Daylight Savings Time.

Did Ya Know?... March is Disaster Preparedness Month. Tuesday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. City and Statewide sirens will be sounded. Back up date if weather is inclement will be Thursday, March 15.

Did Ya Know?... Class of 2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a 2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500 tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. $20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be responsible for all taxes, title fees, license, registration and insurance costs.

today's laugh

The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those, you’ve got it made. - Groucho Marx

"I could loan you money, but loaning money only breaks friendship."
"Well, we never were really good friends."

"There is only one thing that keeps you from being a barefaced liar."
"What’s that?"
"Your mustache."

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

Two Suspects Under Arrest.

The east bound passenger train on the Frisco, which reaches Carthage at 5:37 a.m., was held up and robbed Monday night at Andover, a small station about ten miles east of Wichita, an account of which will be found in the dispatches on another page. The express car alone was robbed, the passengers not being disturbed. The two men who did the work first rode into the town and robbed the ticket agent, securing about $90, all of which with the exception of about three dollars, was personal property of the agent.

After robbing the agent they started out to flag the train. The agent had given the alarm as soon as they had left and a citizen of the town attempted to give the train crew warning, and was shot by the robbers.

The posse which immediately followed the robbers killed one of their horses and wounded one of the men, who was tracked quite a distance by a bloody trail. Two suspects are under arrest at Wichita.


Today's Feature

Public Hearing for Annexation.

The Carthage City Council will meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The agenda includes a public hearing for an annexation at Route 71 Alternate and Grand Avenue connection and Elm Road Extension, the building formerly occupied by Wolfe Pack Pawn.

This item has already been approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and a resolution for annexation was approved by Council at the previous meeting. A public hearing is required by the City prior to any annexations to allow Carthage citizens the opportunity to speak for or against the annexations. Following the public hearing a Council bill will be drafted and will proceed through two required readings.

This property has recently been purchased by Manzer Family Medicine LLC and will, if annexed, have access to City sewer and water.

Other items on the agenda include the second readings of the City taxi agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the agreement with the same organization for the purchase of a new vehicle for the City taxi program.

Just Jake Talkin'
I suppose it’s only natural that the one that calls "let’s go the best two outa three" is the loser in a coin toss. The winner has nothin’ to gain whatsoever. Odds are the loser is just prolongin’ his agony.

‘Course typically little is ever really gained by a coin toss anyway. Few seem to be willin’ to decide any major decision by the toss of chance. Typically this type of wager would decide who takes a bath first, or who has to take out the trash.

The old trick of "heads I win, tails you lose" only works a time or two even on grand kids.

As a kid I practiced for hours tryin’ to consistently control the outcome of a coin toss. The best I could do was about fifty percent of the time.

Not bad when you consider the odds.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

How Long Before Next Colonoscopy?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I need information on colon polyps, colon cancer and colonoscopies. I just had my first colonoscopy. The doctor removed a polyp, and I have enclosed a copy of the pathology report. The doctor says I don’t need another for 10 years. My brother just had a colonoscopy, and he also had a polyp removed. His doctor told him to have another in three years. Should I have another sooner? -- R.W.

ANSWER: You’re a first -- someone who would like a colonoscope exam sooner than the doctor suggests.

Every year in the United States there are slightly fewer than 150,000 cases of colon cancer diagnosed, and about 56,000 people die from it. Just about all colon cancers arise from a polyp. Polyps (nose, vocal cord or colon) are growths from the surface of a structure. They’re very tiny at first and reach grape size in a number of years. Not all polyps are a prelude to cancer. But all colon polyps of a certain size have to be examined microscopically to see if they are the sort that turns into cancer.

The kind of colon polyp that turns into cancer is an adenoma. Your polyp’s microscopic features revealed it to be a hyperplastic polyp, one that doesn’t become cancer. Your brother’s polyp was probably an adenoma. If a colonoscopy shows no polyps or no precancerous polyps, the usual interval to a follow-up exam is 10 years. On the other hand, if a polyp is an adenoma and if it’s larger than 0.4 inch (1 cm), then a follow-up exam is most often scheduled for three years. Three small polyps also require an early repeat colonoscopic examination.

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