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Friday, February 15, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 170

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Calling all Cancer Survivors: All area Cancer Survivors and their family are invited to a survivors social February 15th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church. There will be lots of fun and entertainment. For more information call Tracy Ackermanat 358-8131 X 3311.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Carthage Presents Classic country artist "Lallie Bridges" from Branson, Mo February 23. 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets $4.00 each Doors Open @ 7:00 Come join the fun! For more information call (417) 358-1657.

Did Ya Know?... 4th Annual TRIVIA Night, Friday Feb 29th, doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Auditorium. $100 per team, food & snacks incl., cash & prizes to be awarded. For more info call Carthage Chamber, ask for Amber at 358-2373

today's laugh

A boy is a noise with some dirt on it.

Little Brother-"What’s etiquette?"
Little Bigger Brother-"It’s saying ‘No, thank you,’ when you want to holler ‘Gimme!’"

A gossip is a person who suffers from acute indiscretion.

I don’t remember if my childhood was happy or not. I was only a kid at the time.

Rich? He takes cabs to drive-in movies.

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

O’ Betz Came Into Court.

Louis O’ Betz, for whom a warrant was issued in Justice Barton’s court charging him with wife and child abandonment, voluntarily came before Justice Barton this morning and surrendered himself. He have bond for his appearance at a trial September 29.

WANTED- A chambermaid at the Arlington hotel.

Miss Martha Thomas is the proud wearer of a bright new golf jacket of the most approved shade of automobile red. The buttons are adorned with golf clubs and balls in bas relief.

A tonic that makes sick people well. Drives out all impurities that collect in your system. A family tonic for the sick and afflicted. Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, tea or tablets. Post Evans Drug Co.


Today's Feature

Pickup Deadline Today.

Today is the final day for citizens to place fallen limbs at the curbside for collection by J&R Disaster Services. Public Works Committee chair Tom Flanigan reported to City Council earlier this week that J&R Disaster Services had hauled approximately 40,000 cubic yards to the City landfill during the two month process of debris removal. Additionally 1,200 trees in the City right-of-way have had hanging limbs removed.

Flanigan also told Council that approximately 40 trees in the City right-of-way had been identified as hazardous by the urban forest officer. The committee’s recommendation was to allow J&R to remove those trees at a cost of approximately $150 to $200 per tree. Council member Bill Fortune asked if that would include stump removal. City Administrator Tom Short recommended that the additional expense be included in an appropriation, increasing it to roughly $10,000. That motion was approved by Council unanimously.

J&R Disaster Services is also to help remove hanging limbs in City Parks after beginning after the curbside pickup deadline.

Just Jake Talkin'


A neighbor’s got a friendly little dog. It isn’t obnoxious or ‘fraid of it’s shadow.

The other day, the daughter walked in the house after not bein’ around for a few weeks. She was wearin’ sunglasses and a hat of sorts. Didn’t look like anything the dog could identify with and it startled the mutt.

The dog went ta growlin’ and barkin’, and the neighbor came rushin’ to see the problem. After a moment of calmin’ down the dog, it returned to its oversized puppy self, lickin’ the daughter’s hand and wantin’ to play.

The owner of the pup was surprised at the action, but felt it was a good sign. If a stranger did happen on the place, it was good ta know that the dog would warn the family.

I suppose a good bark to draw attention, does have it’s place. It’s surely better than whimpin’ off to a corner to hide.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids are well established as a food supplement.

Some conditions which may be improved with consistent use of these oils include:

? high cholesterol levels

? prevention of strokes and

heart attacks

? angina

? psoriasis and eczema

? rheumatoid arthritis

FLAX SEED OIL is nature’s richest source of Omega-3 oils. Though the taste is unique and the oil is not to be heated the benefits are worth your developing a taste.

Barbara’s Flax Seed Oil Dressing

2 oz. Braggs vinegar

1 oz. water

5 oz. flax seed oil

1 tsp. Garlic-n-Herb seasoning


Add any additional seasoning you may wish to.

Spice up your cole slaw, warm potato salad, or pasta salads.


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

We are mid-way through our first show of 2008, and I hope folks will continue to visit this exhibition of interesting photography by Linda Teeter of Joplin. Five pieces have been sold from this show, and I thank those who have chosen those pieces and encouraged the artist by buying a piece of her "self". We had a great response from our guests that evening at the artist verbally describing her art to the crowd, and some felt this was an excellent way for future artists to reach the viewers in a more personal way, so we may explore monologue in future exhibitions. This show continues through the 24th. I want to thank those who have already responded to our membership campaign by sending in their responses and membership fee. One area of membership is use of our nice art library. I took the time last week to clear the shelves of the library and catalog all the books, adding a number of new donations and arranging them back on the shelves in order of subject. We currently have over 225 volumes ranging from watercolor and oil painting instruction, ceramics, silk painting, quilting, and photography. We have various art histories and collections and a particular group of nice volumes on Impressionism. There is also a nice group of art periodicals and reference books, including multiple issues of ARTIST’S MAGAZINE which has instructional step-by-step artist procedures pictured in each issue. I hope that people will begin browsing through this library, and remember us as you run across un- used art or artist books in your own library as we always appreciate donations. I will begin next week telling you about our next show that is scheduled with three of our member artists! Come and see us!


Citrus Pudding-Cake

A lemon-orange pudding layer topped with its own "soufflŽ." Spoon it right from the baking dish while it’s still steaming hot.

COOK: 20 minutes TOTAL: 1 hour MAKES: 6 servings

1 small (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)

rotisserie chicken

1 cup barbecue sauce

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

6 Kaiser rolls, split

1/2 pound deli coleslaw

Carrot and celery sticks

1. Remove skin and bones from chicken; coarsely shred meat.

2. In 2-quart saucepan, combine chicken, barbecue sauce, water and vinegar. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until hot, stirring frequently.

3. Spoon chicken mixture onto bottom halves of rolls and top with coleslaw and top halves of roll. Serve with carrot and celery sticks.

Each serving: About 405 calories, 11g total fat (3g saturated), 87mg cholesterol, 870 mg sodium, 40g carb., 2g fiber, 34g protein.


Sliced Citrus with Lemon-Lime Syrup

PREP: 20 minutes COOK: 3 minutes MAKES: 6 servings

1 to 2 lemons

1 lime

1/4 cup sugar

2 navel oranges

2 clementines

2 red or white grapefruit

1. From lemons, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. From lime, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice.

2. In 1-quart saucepan, mix lemon and lime juices and sugar; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in lemon and lime peels. Cover syrup and refrigerate until cold.

3. Meanwhile, cut peel and white pith from oranges, clementines and grapefruit. Slice all fruit crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Arrange slices on deep, large platter.

4. Spoon syrup over citrus on platter. If not serving citrus right away, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Each serving: About 175 calories, 4g total fat (1g saturated), 4mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 30g carb., 10g fiber, 10 g protein.

By Greg Zyla

Chrysler Hemi

Q: Greg, a 1956 Chrysler Windsor 331 cubic-inch is a wedge engine, not a Hemi (as mentioned in a previous column). The 1956 New Yorker, 300 and Imperial had a 354 cubic-inch Hemi. -- Dennis C. Spokane, Wash.

A: Dennis, you are correct. The 331 V-8 in the ‘56 Windsor was not a true Hemi, but a "poly" V-8 that used the same Hemi block but different, wedge-style heads.

Hemi engines came in many different varieties and sizes, beginning with the first hemispherical-shaped combustion chamber design in the 1951. The early Hemis came in 301, 331, 354 and 392 cubic-inch sizes and shared nothing with the 426 that came out in 1965, except for spark-plug location and basic valve-train arrangement.

As for Hemi engines, there were many smaller versions built by Chrysler Corp. companies. DeSoto released its version of the Hemi in 1952 at just 276 inches with 160 horsepower, and later bored it to 291 inches putting out 200 horsepower.

Over at Dodge, its 1952 and 1953 Hemi (I had one) sized in at 241 cubic inches and put out 140 horsepower. It was then bored to a 270-inch Hemi putting out 193 horses. Dodge grew its Hemi to 315 inches and then 325 before offering the Chrysler-built 354 as an option. The final year for the first-generation Hemi was 1959, when the 392 powered the Imperial.

So, to make a long answer short, there were many Hemi engines out there, and I love talking about them. I also want to thank Chuck Taylor out in California (e-mail him at for his expert help, as he’s a Hemi pro. Readers who need Hemi parts or information can contact him at (530) 347-9538 Pacific Time.

Woestman on Odor Complaints.

Carthage Mayor Jim Woestman commented this week on the continuing discussions in Jefferson City about odor emission regulations. Woestman said he had been invited to attend two recent events. Those events included Senator Gary Nodler’s presentation of a bill that would increase penalties for persistent industrial odor violators, which was made before the Missouri Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Natural Resources Committee, and a meeting of the Missouri Air Conservation Commission concerning a proposal to lower the dilution rate of odor detecting technology. That proposal was made during a series of odor workgroup meetings, which Mayor Woestman attended along with several other concerned Carthage citizens.

Woestman said that he had heard comments in Jefferson City pointing out that the complaints stemming from Carthage were all made by "the same people."

Woestman encouraged those who report complaints of excessive odor emissions to continue calling the Department of Natural Resources.

"I would ask the people who have been complaining to continue, and also maybe call one more person to complain as well, and double up on them," said Woestman. "They’re getting more complaints out of this little town than they do out of the rest of the state – and there’s a reason for that."

The phone number for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is 417-891-4300.


1. Cloverfield (PG-13)
Michael Stahl-David, Jessica Lucas

2. 27 Dresses (PG-13)
Katherine Heigl, James Marsden

3. The Bucket List (PG-13)
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

4. Juno (PG-13)
Ellen Page, Michael Cera

5. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)
Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

6. First Sunday (PG-13)
Ice Cube, Regina Hall

7. Mad Money (PG-13)
Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah

8. Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)
Jason Lee, David Cross

9. I Am Legend (PG-13)
Will Smith, Alice Braga

10. Atonement (R)
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley

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