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Friday, May 16, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 235
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society will host a Ladies
Luncheon & Purse Auction on Saturday, May 17
at 1:00 p.m. in Stones Throw Theater.
Tickets cost $15.00. All funds raised will go to
support the Carthage Humane Society. For ticket
information contact Connie Shull, 417-825-1228.
Did Ya Know?... Avilla
Baptist Church invites all children who have
completed K - 8th grade to Vacation Bible School
June 16 - 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Supper will
be provided each night. Kick off the fun Sunday
June 15 at 6:00 for a free picnic and game night.
Call 417-246-5568 for more information.
This one is told down in
Nashville. It seems that when betting was done a
little differently from now, a man rushed up to a
bookie and placed five dollars on a twenty to one
shot. As it happened he won the bet, and when the
bookie handed him his winnings he stood there and
counted every last dollar.
matter?" asked the bookie, "afraid
Ill gyp you?"
"No, replied the other.
"I only wanted to make sure the fiver I gave
you wasnt among them.
Champagne, the organist, is at
loss to know what to do with his feet when using
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
JUGGLING WITH DYNAMITE.
Is no more dangerous than to neglect
kidney disorders. Foleys Kidney Cure corrects
irregularities and many severe cases after other
treatment has failed. It builds up the worn out tissues
and restores health and vigor. "I was troubles with
kidney complaint for about two years," writes A. H.
Davis of Mt. Sterling, Iowa, "but two bottles of
Foleys Kidney Cure effected a permanent cure. Sold
by the Wells Drug Co. Southeast Cor. Square.
The Bethany Circle are showing a
display of ladies and gentlemens
handkerchiefs at the home of Miss Ella Seitz, 305 North
Main Street. Call and see them Thursday and Friday
afternoons. You will find just what you want to give the
sweet girl and boy graduates.
John Bowen yesterday bought of Nancy J.
Stockton a lot at the southwest corner of Orchard and
Chestnut streets for #1,000. The lot is 50 x 200 feet.
weeks Council meeting City Administrator
Tom Short gave an update on the possible
occupancy of the former McCune-Brooks Hospital
building. When the hospital moved to its new
location the City had made tentative arrangements
with Missouri Southern State University to occupy
the building, however, MSSU decided against the
option due to a lack of funding. In the original
arrangement the Jasper County Highway Patrol
Crime Lab, which was operating from MSSU
property, was also to shift operations to
Carthage. Though the deal with MSSU fell through,
the Crime Lab still expressed an interest in
utilizing approximately 8,000 square feet of the
85,000 square foot building. The Missouri Highway
Patrol Department has also expressed interest in
using 2,000 square feet of the building for
During the recent
Council meeting, Short said that the Missouri
State Office of Administration, which is
responsible for setting the guidelines for all
Missouri Agency buildings, had recently been on
site to look at the building and conduct
preliminary survey work. Short said that the
office is in the process of reviewing paperwork
and doing a title search, after which a contract
may be drafted.
In a report from
State Senator Gary Nodler, also the Chair of the
Senate Appropriations Committee, funding in the
amount of $1 million has been appropriated to
assist with the renovation of the former
emergency room and radiology center.
Mayor Jim Woestman
has also noted contact with several parties
interested in occupying other areas of the
A news release
from the office of Congressman Roy Blunt
Congressman Roy Blunt joined a bi-partisan group
of lawmakers today in introducing legislation to
extend valuable tax credits to promote and
develop clean energy alternatives to conventional
oil and gas.
country has any hope of achieving true
energy independence over the next
generation, its going to take more oil,
more natural gas, more coal, and more nuclear
but also a strong commitment to renewable
and alternative energy sources that can be found
right here in Missouri," said Blunt.
"Its vital for Congress to stand
behind these tax credits as a catalyst for clean,
reliable and domestic forms of energy."
"This bill, the Clean Energy Tax Stimulus
Act of 2008, ensures the continuation of a common
sense and bi-partisan approach to curbing our
countrys dependence on foreign oil by
utilizing more of our countrys own
bill would extend critical tax incentives such as
the production credit for electricity produced
from wind, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal.
The legislation additionally includes a 30
percent investment credit for businesses that
install solar or fuel cell equipment.
The bill also
extends energy efficiency programs that give
homeowners tax credits for installing energy
efficient furnaces, windows and insulation to
make their homes more efficient. For home
builders, the legislation rewards contractors for
going the extra mile to build more energy
efficient homes. And for businesses, the bill
helps small and medium-sized firms make energy
efficient improvements to commercial buildings.
It seems some months have more activities packed
into them than others. Ya get invitations all
clustered together; one wedding, an alumni
banquet, two graduations. Like most things, I
dont mind these get togethers once I get
there, its the gettin ready part that
seems the hardest.
I doubt most folks can remember
for sure everone that attended a graduation
or a weddin ceremony. Ta me, I can remember
friends pretty well, but as far as aunts and
uncles, Im pretty well guessin.
I probly fall into the
"usually there" category. I have made
several weddins and a few class
graduations, and a couple a class reunions. A
couple a weddins I was plannin on
slipped right past me. I figure, chances are,
someone will remember me bein at at least a
couple that I missed.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
In a recent article in Vitamin
Research News there was a most interesting
article on magnesium. The following is from Vol.
18 Number 1 of VRN.
"Harvard researchers have
discovered a link between magnesium intake and
the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Their
findings are published in two studies in the
January 2004 Diabetes Care.
In one study, researchers
followed 85,060 women and 42,872 men who had no
history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or
cancer at the studys start. Magnesium
intake was evaluated and after 18 years of
follow-up in women and 12 years in men, the study
authors documented 4,085 and 1,333 cases of type
2 diabetes. The researchers discovered that the
higher the intake of magnesium, the lower the
type 2 diabetes risk.
During the six-year followup,
the study authors documented 918 confirmed cases
of type 2 diabetes.
The more magnesium the subjects
consumed, the less their risk of developing this
disease. "Magnesiums protective effect
was particularly strong for women with a high
body mass index. In addition, women who consumed
the most magnesium had lower insulin levels
compared to women who consumed less
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
We are excited here at
artCentral to be planning our annual Membership
Show in June. This show will begin with the
annual picnic and barbeque on Friday night, June
20th at 6:00, and all members, their guests, and
the general public is invited! We have sent out
letters to 111 of our artist members to alert
them to the show and the dates for entries and
registration. They may enter two pieces each if
they desire. Those that have received those
letters please know that when you return the
lower portion of the letter, I will mail to you
the pink registration card, which are presently
being printed. I will mail the cards as well to
all of last years participants, and
registration cards may be filled out here at the
gallery as well, upon art delivery. The days for
delivery are Monday, June 8th, Tuesday the 9th
and Wednesday the 10th from noon until 5:00, but
if someone needs a different delivery day, or a
later time, they should call to set that up. I
MUST have all entries in by that week! Our judge
this year is Jan Hyde, who is an owner of the
Hyde Gallery in downtown Springfield. The Hyde
Gallery participates in the monthly art walks in
Springfield, have a website, and I am pleased for
our artists to receive exposure to the market
there by having Jan. There are three awards
given, and a special Underwriters Award to
be chosen by Beth Simmons, representing the
shows underwriter, McCune Brooks Regional
Hospital. We thank McCune Brooks for agreeing to
underwrite our exhibition again this year, and
look forward to a large and varied show as we
have been pleased to present in the past! Mark
you calendars now, and this show will remain on
display through July the 6th.
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