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Friday, December 12, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 124

did ya know?

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 Veterans.

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.

today's laugh

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. I’ve just met Mrs. Wilson, and she said you were both at the Trocadero. Why did you lie to me?"

Hubby groaned.

"When I came home last night I couldn’t say ‘Trocadero’."

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.

Neighborhood Notes.

Dr. Emes, of Alba, the county coroner, was in town today and had a painful felon lanced.

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 farm wagon.


Today's Feature

Update on Odor Ordinance.

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.

City representatives, including Mayor Jim Woestman, City Administrator Tom Short, and City Attorney Nate Dally during Tuesday’s 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 Springfield’s 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.

Just Jake Talkin'

For some reason, my folks had this thing about bein’ out after midnight. It was like ever’one 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 wouldn’t bring me home on time. The second time it happened, there was no excuse. If I went ridin’ with someone that I know wouldn’t 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 it’s hard to accept the fact that there is a real value in doin’ what’s right. No matter what the consequences are, it’s something’ that just has ta be done.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Robinson Family Health Center
Journey Along the Wellness Path
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.

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 health…Naturally,

Leesa I. Robinson, NHP

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