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Friday, December 5, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Musical Devotées will present a
program of Christmas Music at 4 p.m. on
Sunday, December 7 in Grace Episcopal Church.
Music lovers are invited to attend. Pot luck
supper will follow, please bring covered
Did Ya Know?... VFW
Post 2590 will hold a Turkey Shoot on Sat.
and Sun, December 6-7 from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.
Splatter Board, Public Invited, Male and
Female. West of Carthage at intersection of
96 and 171.
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is located at 706
Orchard and holds classes in Spanish,
English, Citizenship, and Computers. Closed
from Dec. 19 through Jan 5, 2009. Call
417-358-5926 for more information.
Adam and Eve were not only the
first couple, they were also the first husband
and wife to have no in-laws. That is how we know
they lived in paradise.
"While Harold Green was
escorting Miss Violet Hymme from the church
social last Saturday night, a savage bulldog
attacked them and bit Mr. Green several times on
the public square."
"Ike Allen was barely
missed by a flivver while walking across the
street. But he got his revenge by yelling,
Who threw that?"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Did Not Elope.
Mrs. Chauncey writes this
paper to say that Mrs. Harrison Wolf did not elope with
John Hamilton as reported. She says that Mrs. Wolf is
living with her sister at Webb City and that the report
was started by Mrs. Hamilton who is "always accusing
her husband of some such trick." It seems Mr.
Hamilton and Mrs. Wolf were once married.
I. Goldsberry, who travels
for Adams & Sons, of chewing gum fame, was in the
City last night. He received orders yesterday at Carthage
for $120 worth of gum, which at the retail price
represents about 2,000 chaws. This will keep the pretty
Carthage girls working their jaws for some time.
The glee club concert at
the Grand this evening will begin late, probably 8:45,
not before that hour. This is done in order to enable a
number of the stores to get there.
Possible Smoking Ban.
The City Council
Public Services Committee met earlier this week
and discussed a proposed ordinance that would ban
smoking in Carthage restaurants. The proposal was
initiated by Council and committee member Timothy
Teed, who cited multiple reasons including the
ability of families to eat without breathing
smoke and allergy concerns.
The committee took
no action on the item, but discussed the
logistics of forming such an ordinance. Teed
mentioned that it was not his intention to
prohibit smoking in bars, or in all public
places, but would like the ordinance to be
limited to restaurants.
Bill Welch recommended that Teed make contact
with the owners of local restaurants that
currently have smoking sections, to find out
their opinions on the proposal.
The committee also
discussed wording for the ordinance, and agreed
that further research should be done on other
cities that had passed similar ordinances, to see
what language had been included in their
ordinances. Committee members agreed to continue
discussions on the proposal at the next regular
committee meeting, allowing time for research and
So be good for goodness sake.
Ever get onea those Christmas
carols in your head and not been able to shake
it? I dont mean one that you actually know
all the words to, but one ya only know one line
to. Oh you can hum all the rest of the song ok,
but you only can remember that one phrase.
There are a few carols that I
once thought I knew, but around Christmas they
always seem to have more verses than I remember.
But when it comes to that one phrase, boy can I
belt it out.
They say this is onea the most
stressful times of the year. Usually they
attribute the stress to gettin together
with family, or gift givin or bein
alone durin the season. Im
thinkin its those unlearned carols
that really cause the problem.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Robinson Family Health Center
|Journey Along The
By Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
Everywhere we turn this time of year
there seems to be sugar! This can be very
stressful and even dreadful for those who have
specific health goals in which sugar intake will
For many, it seems that one or
two indulgences of the tasty molecules of
sweetness leads to a nearly uncontrollable urge
to consume more and more. Bah humbug!
Rather than choosing to crawl
into a cave until the holidays pass, there are
some very practical things we can do to help save
the holiday spirit.
First and foremost it is wise
to have a plan.
Sugar cravings are not always
as simple as willpower. Often times it is an
indicator of some balance that needs to happen in
the body chemistry. Finding that balance can be
extremely helpful in your plan of action.
Consider going to that next
party having already eaten a healthy meal of good
proteins, good fats and complex carbohydrates. In
other words dont go hungry. If you do go
ahead and indulge in the sweets decide to have
some protein with it to help balance your blood
sugar which will help slow down the next sugar
The ups and downs with sugar
cravings can be overwhelming. But it doesnt
have to remain this way! Look at the whole
picture including biochemistry and emotions to
begin to pinpoint where you need to make lasting
Consider a personal program
that helps you beat the sugar blues and step into
the holiday cheer.
Yours in good
Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Having taken off last week from
column writing let me express to you a Happy
Thanksgiving! We had a group of 14 at my home for
the big meal, and afterwards I took them a
personal tour of the beautiful new Carthage
Public Library, a drive- by of the new high
school, and an art tour of the new McCune Brooks
Regional Hospital that I have given to so many
visitors recently! It never ceases to amaze me;
the amount of impressive local original art there
is to be viewed at our new hospital. We are so
fortunate to have such a wonderful new facility.
Our town is looking very festive with the holiday
decorations, and stores presenting a Christmas
atmosphere that is so much an enjoyable part of
the season, and I hope that many of you have
taken my advice and put gifts of art on your
Christmas lists. To what other gift can you
attach on the backside, a card identifying not
only the artist/ creator, but your own personal
thoughts to the receiver? Such a gift will have
the everlasting ability to please not only the
recipient, but all those who view it as well. As
I write we are in the middle of our second
weekend of the new art show here at the Hyde
Gallery, and I hope more visitors will attend
this weekend, and then next, as that will be the
third and last of this current exhibition. It is
looking very festive here and I am sorry more
have not come to view this nice display of
holiday art. After this show closes on December
7th, the gallery will be closed to further
exhibitions until the new season beginning
February 13th, when we will again re-open and
feature the original contemporary and abstract
paintings of Jim Bilgere. More on Jim and that
show in future articles!
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