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Friday, December 12, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... A
Christmas Service will be held at Risen Ranch
Cowboy Church, 11838 Civil War Rd., Carthage,
MO on December 16 at 7 p.m. Special evening
of Christmas music, guest speaker and
fellowship. Public is welcome.
Did Ya Know?...
American Legion Post # 9 and D.A.V. Chapter
41 will hold a rummage sale Saturday,
December 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,
December 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
National Guard Armory in Carthage Municipal
Park. All proceeds dedicated to local
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard, holds
classes in Spanish, English, Citizenship, and
Computers. Closed from Dec. 19 through Jan.
5, 2009. Call 417-358-5926 for more info.
His wife returned from the
morning shopping expedition and called her
husband into the room from the garden.
"Frederick," she said
heavily, "when you came home last night you
told me you had been to the Grand Hotel with Mr.
Wilson. Ive just met Mrs. Wilson, and she
said you were both at the Trocadero. Why did you
lie to me?"
"When I came home last
night I couldnt say
One can get almost everything
on credit nowadays, excepting money.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dr. Emes, of Alba, the
county coroner, was in town today and had a painful felon
Miss Katherine Coffey made
her regular trip to Joplin today to give music lessons.
Mrs. Whitsett is to be
home with her mother, from Kansas, tonight.
Joe Armstrong, local
printer, went to Joplin today on business.
Thad Givens is out today,
after a short siege of fever.
A.M. Reinwand had business
in Carterville today.
Carl Lowenstein, of 1 1/2
miles east of town was in town today, and bought a new
Update on Odor
On December 10,
Renewable Environmental Resources experienced
mechanical difficulties that resulted in an odor
emission. An RES representative, in an e-mail to
the City, noted that an odor control blower for a
feedstock tank bound up, and the spare odor
control blower suction line was frozen, resulting
in the emission.
representatives, including Mayor Jim Woestman,
City Administrator Tom Short, and City Attorney
Nate Dally during Tuesdays Council meeting
discussed possible revisions to the City code
which would allow for more strict regulation of
odor emissions for the City. It was mentioned
that the city of Springfield had adopted an
ordinance that allowed municipal control over
odor emissions, and was added that Carthage would
be reviewing Springfields ordinance to see
if something similar could be used in Carthage.
On Thursday, City
authorities held a conference call with
Springfield authorities to discuss the ordinance
itself, and the methods of enforcement which have
been reported to be of some success in
Springfield. The item is slated to be discussed
during the next Public Works Committee meeting.
For some reason, my folks had this thing about
bein out after midnight. It was like
everone had a disaster waitin on
em when the bell tolled twelve. I never
really understood it at the time.
The first time I came in after
curfew, I could justify it sayin that the
guy I went to town with wouldnt bring me
home on time. The second time it happened, there
was no excuse. If I went ridin with someone
that I know wouldnt accept the fact that I
had ta be home fore midnight, it was my
fault for gettin in the car in the first
place. Simple as that. No one else ta blame.
For some reason, sometimes
its hard to accept the fact that there is a
real value in doin whats right. No
matter what the consequences are, its
something that just has ta be done.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Robinson Family Health Center
|Journey Along the
By Leesa I. Robinson
For those of us choosing to be proactive
with our health and desiring to finish the
holiday season on a healthy note, giving in to
sugar cravings or fiercely battling the will is
surely not the final answer. As we look to nature
to help us along our wellness path we find an
interesting herb called Gymnema sylvestre.
Gymnema has been used for
centuries to help support healthy blood sugar
levels. In India, it has a common name of Gurmar
which means destroyer of sugar. Since
ancient times, natural clinicians have noted that
it suppresses the taste of sugar. Additionally,
when combined with a balanced diet, Gymnema has
been found to help maintain a healthy pancreas.
Gymnema contains a complex mixture of
biologically active nutrients called saponins.
Interestingly enough, some have
found that by holding some Gymnema in the mouth
for several seconds before swallowing results in
an instantaneous cessation of detecting that
sweet taste of sugary substance hence,
drastically reducing the desire to eat more
Sugar cravings can be a sure
sign that our biochemistry needs some balance.
Keep in mind, this battle is not necessarily a
matter of sheer will power. Blood sugar
fluctuations can be a root cause of many sugar
cravings. We can help maintain a more balanced
blood sugar level by the types of foods we eat
and the timing in which we eat them.
Yours in good
Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
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