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Page lO---Be otaonta tmcMch o, 2003 00eMtb , Legal Training for DayCare Providers MountainHeart Child Care Services, a program of the Wyom- ing County Opportunity Council, will be conducting training on March II, from I I a.m. to l p.m. at the McClintic Library, Marlin- ton, for all family daycare provid- ers, day care center staff, and poten- tial day care providers. The topic of the training will be Babies Are Children Toot--The Special Con- cerns When Caring for Infants In Group Care and The Importance of Nurturing Care. The training meets the mandat- ed safety and health requirements for state registered family day care pro- viders and state licensed day care centers. Certificates stating success- ful completion of each session at- tended will be issued to each partic- ipant. There is no charge for the training and pre-registration is not necessary. Appropriate handouts will be available to all who partici- pate. For additional information, please call 682-8271 or 1-800-834- 7082. Colon Cancer Fact Sheet General Facts * Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as "colon" cancer) devel- ops in the digestive tract, also referred to as the gastrointestinal, or GE, tract. The digestive tract pro- cesses the food you eat and rids the body of solid waste matter. This cancer usually develops from pre- cancerous changes or growths in the lining of these organs. These growths of tissue protruding into the colon or rectum are called polyps. * Overall, colon cancers are the third most common cancers in men and women, and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. * For 2003, an estimated 147,500 new cases will be diag- nosed in the United States. Of these new cancer cases, 105,500 will be colon cancer, and 42,000 rectal cancer. * An estimated 57,100 men and women will die of this disease in 2003, accounting for 10 percent of cancer deaths this year in the United States. Risk Factors: * Age: The risk of colon cancer increases with age. Nearly 90 percent of colon cancer patients are over the age of 50. * Race: African American men and women are at greater risk tot developing and dying from colon cancer than men and women of other racial and ethnic groups. * Family History: A personal or family history of colon cancer or polyps increases the risk of cancer. People with a history of inflamma- tory bowel disease also may be at greater risk. In addition, there are a number of hereditary conditions that increase the risk of colon cancer, including familial adenomatous pol- yposis flAP), hereditary nonpoly- posts colorectal cancer (HNPCC), Gardner's syndrome, and Ashkenazi Cub Scout father- son bake-off winners Pack #33 held its Annual Father & Son Bake-Off on Satur- day, January 25, 2003, at the Mar- linton Municipal Building. Fifteen participants showed their baked goods for competition. Many dis- played theft cakes, pies, or cookies in very inventive ways. While the baked items were being judged, several Scouts were awarded their advancement badges/pins that they had earned. Nathanial Lash and Nathan Hudson earned their Forester Pin for Webe- los. Justin Oscar had earned his Bear Badge. The following fathers were recognized for helping out when the water froze at the Scout House on one of those bitter cold evenings: Dewayne Kinnison, Ron Friel, and Robbie Ramsey. Refreshments, provided by Reta Griffith, were served while we waited for the judging to be com- pleted. Our judges were: Jean McClure, Candace Sharp, and Neal Kellison. Their decisions were: Cakes 1st Place, Alex and Ken Grif- fith - Vinegar Cake 2nd Place, Justin and Henry Oscar - Checkerboard Cake Pies 1st Place, Brandon and Brian Buchanan - Pumpkin Whoopie Pies 2nd Place, Austin and Ron Friel - All-American Apple Pie Cookies 1st Place, Garrett and Patrick (Cully) McCurdy - Almond Joy Bars 2nd Place, Alex and Dewayne Kinnison - Grandma's Dream Cookies Best of Show Joey and David Friel - Black- berry Pie All these Scouts will be able to bake and show the same recipe in March at the District Bake-Off at The Greenbrier. After the judging, we auctioned off all the baked items. Col. Jack Phillips was our auctioneer. The following individuals and busi- nesses attended the auction: Green- brier Investments, Pendleton County Bank, Pocahontas Times, Karen Friel, Neal Kellison, Dave Hamman, Freda Jackson, Robert Ramsey, Linda Gibb, Dawn Bucha- nan, Clint Buzzard, Mike Hudson, Charles Smith, Lisa Johnson, Joann Eddy, Pamela D. Hayes, Judy Ramsey, and Reta Griffith. They really made our auction a success with a total of $417.50 to benefit Cub Scout Pack #33. Good sports- manship was shown at the bake-off and comaraderie was abundant. Congratulations to the winners and good luck at The Greenbrier in March! $ /,,uh : 7 . Jewish heritage. * Use of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products * Physical Inactivity * Diet: A diet high in animal fats, such as those found in red meat, can increase a person's chance of developing colon cancer. Symptoms Early colon cancer usually has no symptoms. People with the fol- lowing symptoms should see their do=tor: * A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days * A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that doesn't go away after you do * Bleeding from the rectum or" blood in the stool * Cramping or knawing sto- mach pain * Decreased appetite * Weakness and fatigue * Jaundice (Yellow-green color of the skin and white part of the eye) Note: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer typically occur in advanced stages of the disease. Testing/Detection According to the American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of colon cancer, starting at age 50 both men and women should follow one of the following testing options: * Yearly fecal occult blood test flOaT) * Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years , i! * FOBT and yearly flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years (preferred over either option alone) * Double-contrast barium enema every five years * Colonoscopy every 10 years Note: Flexible sigmoidoscopy together with FOBT is preferred when compared to FOBT or flexible sigmoidoscopy alone. All positive tests should be followed up with colonoscopy. People with a family or personal history of colon cancer or polyps, or history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease should be tested earlier, and may need to undergo testing more often. Common Treatments * Surgery is the most common form of treatment for colon cancer. For cancers that have not spread, it frequently stops tim disease. * Chemotherapy, or chemo- therapy with radiation treatment, is given before or after surgery to most patients whose cancer has spread extensively into the bowel wall or to the lymph nodes. * A permanent colostomy (creation of an abdominal opening for elimination of body wastes) is very seldom needed for colon cancer and not often required for rectal cancel. Survival * When colon cancers are detected at an early stage and have not spread beyond the colon or rec- tum, the five-year survival rate is 90 percent. * There is a 65 percent chance of five-year survival when the cancer has spread only to nearby organs or lymph nodes. * Once the cancer has spread to parts of the body that are remote from the primary tumor, the five- year survival rate is nine percent. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800- ACS-2345 or visit www.canc- er.org. [ILega' A"ve"iseme.tsI i iii NOTICE OF FILING OF ESTATE ACCOU,'NTS OR WAIVERS OF FINAL SETH..EMENTS 1 have before me the account or waiver of final settlement of the executor or idrrunistrator of the estate of the following deceased person: CHARLES EDWIN MCCOY, SIR. Any person having a claim against the estate of any such deceased person, or who has any beneficial interest therein, may appear before me or the County Comrmssion at any time within thirty days after first publication of this notice, and request reference of said estate to a commissioner or object to confirmation of the accounting. In the absence of such request or objection, the accounting may be approved by the County Commission. Given under my hand this the 26th day of February. 2003. Patricia D. Dunbrack. Clerk Pocahontas County Commission 3t06C2c By: Sandra Friel, Deputy NOTICE OF PENDLNG OR UNADMINISTERED ESTATE Notice is hereby given that settlement of the estate of VIRGINIA R. LUCAS will proceed without reference to a fiduciary commissioner unless within ninety days from the first pubhcatton of ths notice such ? i ;- Peter Murphy I00Peter Murphy, M.D. Iw0000ment Whatever your investment goals, First Cairns here to help. From college savings to retirement c00omize an investment 00egy talk to one of our or call us v88&FC DIRECT. INVESTMENTS IN SECURITIES, ANNUITIES AND INSURANCE: Are Not FDIC Insured ! Are Not Bank Guaranteed I May Lose Value Brokerage services are offered through First Citizens Investor Services, Inc. Member NASD/SIPC reference is requested b? or an unpaid credttcr fie'. cause is shown to sur;port fiduciary commiss)one Dated ths the 2(h da Patmta D Poc abonta.s 027/2c By S andr NOTICE OF Notice is bereb:, given th the estate of ROBERT E. i proceed without reference tol commassioner unles the first publicat on of thS reference is requested b* a or an unpaid creditor files a cause is shov, n to support * fiduciary commissioner. t Dated this the 21st day of Patr).ia D 02/27/2c B: Nandrl NOTICE OF Notice is hereby gi,.en the estate of IVAN DAlE will proceed without refcence comnussioner unless ".,. hhm the first publication o[ hS reference is requested by or an unpaid creditor file; cause is shown to supp r fiduciary commissioner Dated this the 18th da) Patncla D Pocahontas 02/27/2c By: NOTICE { L.rN Notice is hereby given that g the estate of BEATRICE V, proceed without reference to commissioner unless the first pubhcation of this reference is requested b3 ' or an unpaid creditor fi!e, cause is shown o supp,rt fiduciary" commissioner Dated this the 25th day of Patrlcia I) Pocmhonta,s Courtq 03/(d2c B'. 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