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Friday, March 14, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 190

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society is in immediate need of a foster family for a pregnant homeless cat. Call 358-6402 for more information.

Did Ya Know?... Due to dry conditions the Carthage Fire Department has requested that any citizens wishing to burn brush contact the Department prior to burning to obtain a permit. 237-7100

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society is having their 1st Annual Easter B’egg Hunt on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Park in Carthage. The Easter Bunny will be there posing for pictures. Call 825-1228 for more info.

today's laugh

A father had been lecturing his young hopeful upon the evils of staying out late at night and getting up late in the morning.

"You will never amount to anything," he continued, "unless you turn over a new leaf. Remember that the early bird catches the worm."

"How about the worm father?" inquired the young man. "Wasn’t he rather foolish to get up so early?"

"My son," replied the father solemnly, "that worm hadn’t been to bed all night; he was on his way home."

"You must not fight. Haven’t you been taught to love your enemies?"

"He’s not my enemy - he’s my brother."

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

Snow Slide Just Missed Him.

Carthage Man Got a Chilly Experience While Admiring Window Display.

While standing on the sidewalk in front of the South Shoe Company’s building on the north side of the square Saturday evening one humble citizen of Carthage had a scare of no mean proportions thrown into him.

The aforesaid citizen was warming his feet with the sight of brand new winter shoes when a big bank of snow weighing a quarter of a ton fell from the top of the building within such easy striking distance that the "innocent bystander" got part of it down his neck. He gasped, then hastily skidding out of the zone, he resumed his way around the square, but kept on the outer edge of the walk during the remainder of his journey.


Today's Feature

Eggs & Issues Today.

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce will hold an Eggs & Issues breakfast today at 7:00 a.m. in the First Assembly of God Church, 1605 Baker Blvd. The public is invited to attend this event, which includes breakfast. Cost for entry is $7 per person

Several State Representatives and Senators including Senator Gary Nodler, and State Representatives Ed Emery, Steve Hunter, Marilyn Ruestman and Ron Richard have been invited to speak about local and regional issues.

The Chamber also plans to host another upcoming Eggs & Issues session with speakers including candidates for the Carthage City Council and for the Carthage R-9 School Board. That breakfast will be held on Friday, March 28th at 7:00 a.m. also in the First Assembly of God Church.


Governor Matt Blunt is scheduled to be at the Jasper County Courthouse today as part of the "Capital for a Day" program. A conference will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Courthouse, after which citizens are encouraged to speak with the Governor. Blunt is scheduled to remain in Carthage until 5:00 p.m.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve heard of some old laws on some cities books that are referred to as "ugly laws." When they were bein’ enforced, a person could be arrested if someone was offended by their appearance. I’m wonderin’ if the obnoxious odor law could be taken to that extreme.

I’m sure there would be a market for pocket sized sniffers that would set off an alarm when odor reached a certain level. Such a device would certainly eliminate cigar smokers from most neighborhoods along with most cat boxes. There is nothin’ more obnoxious than an overworked cat box. I suppose the sale of deodorant would skyrocket.

It could make every law abidin’ citizen fear the term "somethin’ smells fishy."

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Guess What? There is more than one vitamin with ginseng in it and has been for many years. Funny how those who jump on after others have spent so much time building the bandwagon and think they actually built it because they have more notoriety. Get my drift?

Essential oils are playing an important part in treating many conditions. If yeast infections are a problem for you it has been suggested that using antifungal essential oils such as lavender, myrrh and/or a dilution of tea tree oil either in baths or rubbed on the abdominal area could lend some relief. Be sure to dilute essential oils. Good oils for dilution are apricot, avocado and almond. They can be purchased in the cooking section for a price break. Cold pressed is a must.

If you are trying to incorporate tofu into your diet and don’t know how, buy a good cookbook. You will be amazed how easy it is to use. If you have tried only the stuff in aseptic packages you are missing out. Get some that is fresher and waterpacked. Fresh is a key word. Try this for a quick dish. Rinse the tofu with fresh water then marinate in small amount of tamari sauce (lower salt than soy) for a few hours. Dice up any fresh veggies you have on hand. Get the oil very hot and then throw in your tofu and veggies and cook until tender. Yummy and easy. If you have leftovers, try putting them in pita bread with some lettuce and sprouts.

The tomatoes and new potatoes are so good now but, they can aggravate an arthritic condition. If you notice aches and pains, you may be having a food reaction.

*This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

I was given the opportunity this week to offer a location for the hanging of the prize winners of the first annual District 9 Art Competition that was hosted last weekend by the Carthage High School Art Department under the direction of Cheryl Church. Our Atrium Gallery at the Sirloin Stockade was empty and I offered the walls to Ms Church, and the work went up on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we could only accommodate the 2 dimensional work at that location, and so the many dimensional 3-D winners can be seen at the new KoKa photography gallery location on the square. I am pleased to present two excellent pencil sketches by College Heights students Leia Pittman and Erika Liston, photography by Will Norton Fresh of Thomas Jefferson IDS, a painting by Carl Junction art student Zach Edens and a painted tapestry work by Caitlin Miller of Thomas Jefferson IDS. Additionally, there are three other students’ works represented. I hope that these students will stop by to see their work displayed and the public will be pleased to see it as well. These things will remain until the end of the month. Congratulations to these young art winners and may you continue in your endeavors! The gallery continues to prepare for the upcoming showing of the work of three of our local member-artists, which will open with an artist’s reception on March 28th beginning at 6:00 pm. The men, Joe Prater of Joplin and Steve Binam of Jasper, will show paintings in the Main Gallery, and Nida Rudd of Joplin will have her paintings, pastels and drawings in the Member Gallery. There should be a nice mixture of art for every taste, and I invite the public to attend as this show remains until April 13th during regular hours, Thursday-Sunday from noon until 5:00. I will tell you more next week about our featured artist, Joe Prater. Until then, enjoy our area’s student work at the two locations!


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