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Friday, July 18, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 21

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...Saturday, July 19th, the Missouri Veterans Home at Mt. Vernon will host their Fifth Annual Ride for Freedom to raise funds for the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home Assistance League Fund. For more information, call Deann at 417-466-7103.

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Church of Christ, 3122 S Grand, invites all to our Vacation Bible School July 28th thru August 1st from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Classes for all ages including Adults. For more information phone, or for transportation call 358-3661.

today's laugh


If an elephant charges you, let him have both barrels at once.

And the gun, too, so far as I’m concerned.


How come I didn’t see you on the bridle path is morning?

You know that mare I’ve been riding?


Well, she had a Charlie horse.


Oh, I’ll bet it’s cute.

What are you putting in your boxing glove?

My good luck piece, my horseshoe.

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


At a joint meeting of the directors of the Commercial Club and the trustees of the college, held yesterday afternoon, a public meeting was called for next Monday evening in the court house to consider the question of raising the proposed endowment for the Carthage Collegiate Institute and secure the $10,000 generously offered by Mr. Joseph Wilson.

It is hoped to have a full attendancetive of citizens. There will be good speakers and everybody is asked to attend at the courthouse Monday night.


"The maddest party in Paris last Sunday", the Monroe County Appeal says, "was the woman who went clear up to the front seat and sat through the sermon with the proud consciousness that all eyes were riveted on her huge mass of flowers and straw, only to find on reaching home that the most conspicuous thing about it was the tag which read, ‘Was $7.08, now $3.15’".


Today's Feature

Meet the Candidates Ice Cream Social.

The Lincoln Ladies Republican Women’s Club will hold a "Meet the Candidates" Ice Cream Social and Republican Rally on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. in Carthage Memorial Hall. The event is free to the public and is an opportunity for citizens to hear and meet the candidates who are running in the August election. Each candidate is allowed time to speak during the event.

"It’s a big opportunity for people who care to get out and meet the candidates," said Jenny Mansfield, member of the Lincoln Ladies.

Mansfield said that all of the candidates running for positions on the County level were slated to speak at the event. Kenny Hulshof, who is running for Missouri Governor, is also planning to attend, added Mansfield.

In addition to providing information about candidates the event will also help raise awareness about issues that are on the ballot, including the Carthage Library tax issue.

The Women’s Club provides unofficial ballots to those attending the event. The ballots may be filled out and cast in a ballot box as part of an unofficial straw poll, or they may be used to take notes as candidates speak.

"It helps to put a face to a name," said Mansfield. "It’s an informative evening."

Tickets will be available for entry in a drawing for $300 worth of gift certificates to local businesses. The tickets will cost $5.00 and the proceeds will be used to help offset the cost of the event.

Just Jake Talkin'

Hurry up and wait.

While I was growin’ up, the family seldom went to anything where we had ta stand in line. Mom always said Dad never liked to stand in line ever since he got back from bein’ in the Air Corps durin’ the War.

As a kid, there were some things I thought worth waitin’ for a while. I’ve got to admit that the older I get, I find fewer and fewer things worth waitin’ for.

I really don’t think Dad ever like bein’ in a line, but talk of the time he was in the South Pacific didn’t come up much, so we accepted this without much question.

I’ve never come up with a good excuse for standin’ in line. I just don’t like it much. "Course there are times it’s unavoidable, especially in the "Express" lane at the grocery store.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis


Diet season is upon us. Some of the tried and true methods are still popular among those in the know....meaning those of us who have dieted most of our lives. Among some of the newer products the active ingredient may be Ma Haung or ephedra. This herb certainly has a place in herbal blends, but one MUST be aware that it "speeds up metabolism" because it stimulates the central nervous system. According to the PDR for Herbal Medicine, it is used in diseases of the respiratory tract including asthma, cardiovascular stimulation and as a stimulant. The contraindications include "states of anxiety and restlessness, high blood pressure, angle-closure glaucoma" and more. It may have an interaction with many drugs and has the potential for becoming addictive with extended or overuse. As of the printing of this 1998 PDR "health risks following the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages are not recorded." Just because an herb is naturally occurring does not automatically mean it is perfectly safe or has no potential side-effects. I feel as an herb specialist it is necessary to make on aware of these potentialities.

Growing right here is a commonly used weed for appetite depression, chickweed. Some have combined it with celery for a weight loss formula.

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