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Friday, November 14, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 105

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Saturday, November 15th is the American Library Association’s "National Gaming Day at Your Library." Carthage Public Library will celebrate with board games, card games, video games, new and old, available downstairs to play. The Community and Activity rooms will be open for play from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call Deb at 237-7040 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... November is Adopt -A-Senior-Pet month at the Carthage Humane Society, approximately 3 miles South of Carthage off Hwy 71. Give an older cat or dog a second chance for a new lease on life. Adoption fee will be waived on selected pets. 417-358-6402.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Mens Auxiliary will host Turkey Shoots (splatter board) every Saturday and Sunday starting October 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Public Invited, Male and Female, Food Concession available. West of Carthage at the intersection of 96 and 171.

today's laugh

Robert returned from school with his report card for his mother’s inspection. "But, dear," she said, "what’s the trouble? Why have you such poor grades this month?"
"There’s no trouble, mum," was the quick reply. "You know yourself things are always marked down after the holidays."

Neighbors are people who wonder when the party will end.

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

Examining All Wire Lines.

It was discovered yesterday afternoon that the wires of the city light plant and the old light plant were crossed in contact at one point yesterday.

The City light department started on a tour to carefully inspect both systems for similar defects and also to see that no telephone wires were out of place or crossed with the light wires. The two men spent the rest of the afternoon on this work and are still at it today. They have found several points where a little work was needed.

Ellis Jackson is at work making extensive repairs and improvements on J. W. Ground’s house on South Maple Street. A new roof has been put on and the house is receiving a new coat of paint.

Mrs. E.B. Denison kept office today during the absence of her husband, County Supt. Denison at the Nevada teachers’ meeting.


Today's Feature

Hospital Receives Recognition.

News release

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital has received statewide recognition for several media projects they produced this year to educate and inform the community and area residents about the new hospital and expanded services.

The Show-Me-Excellence Awards, presented annually by the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM), recognizes high achievement and superb quality in advertising, marketing and public relations projects produced by hospitals and health care systems throughout the state.

The awards were presented at the Missouri Hospital Associations 86th Annual Convention and Trade Show in November. A statewide panel of public relations and marketing professionals judged the 343 entries in this year’s competition.

"We’re honored that the work of Pam Barlet and Emily Boydston, from our Community Relations Department, has been selected to receive this statewide recognition," said Bob Copeland, CEO of MBRH.

The awards competition was established by MAHPRM in 1981 and is the only Missouri competition dedicated to hospital and health care public relations and communications efforts. There are 21 categories including media relations, advertising, publications, writing, photography, marketing and public relations.

Just Jake Talkin'

It’s the cool, wet season that I most miss a stove sittin’ in the livin’ room. As a young kid we had a big brown gas stove with a fan on the side. Comin’ in from a rainy day meant a warm place to back up to and dry off.

With central heat all you can do is turn it up and stand over onea those little registers. Doesn’t warm that well and sure doesn’t help to dry off the dampness.

‘Course as a kid we also had onea those foldin’ racks ta hang clothes on to dry. Ya pop that up in front of the stove and in a few minutes they’d be not only dry, but toasty warm.

My grandparents house had a big round floor register with a heater in the basement. Now there was the ultimate warmin’ up, dryin’ out machine.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Robinson Family Health Center
Journey Along the Wellness Path
By Leesa Robinson, NHP

An interesting fact to consider when focusing on wellness is that all of the structures and functions of the human body are built from and run on nutrients. How easy it is to overlook such a fundamental function as this! Every moment of every day, millions of cells; which make up tissues, organs, and thousands of biochemical messengers are being broken down and rebuilt; all by nutrients. Our Creator has provided all life forms on earth with fuel and rebuilding materials in the form of whole foods.

In contrast, consuming a regular dose of processed, devitalized foods leads to malfunctioning, broken-down bodies. We see this happening to increasing numbers of people at younger ages. Amazingly enough, our body actually will take what it is given and with the intelligence it has within, will build and rebuild to the best of its ability. Eventually, various versions of fatigue and cellular breakdown result from this and are ultimately given names such as fibromyalgia, insulin resistance, arthritis, diabetes, etc.

Essential nutrients are those nutrients that we must provide in our daily intake of food in order for the body to have what it needs to run smoothly. Evaluation of the right quality and quantity of nutrients that continuously rebuild our bodies should rightly be a foundational starting point in any health care consideration.

So ask yourself a basic question. Do you want to build and rebuild your body with essential, constructive, life-giving nutrients or devitalized junk food? Remember that nature’s design is for us to eat whole foods with the nutrients still in their living form.

Yours in good health…naturally,

Leesa I. Robinson, NHP

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

One year ago I was in Charleston, Missouri, down in the boot-heel, and visited a small gallery in the historic downtown. The owner of that gallery is Glenda Manche, and after we chatted and I viewed her various paintings, she agreed to provide an exhibition here at artCentral, which will be our next show, opening November 21st here at the Hyde House.

The Red Geranium Gallery had recently moved from a smaller former location, vastly expanding the floor space for this art and antique related business. Located on Main Street, art is an integral part of the business. Entering the large, imposing red brick building, visitors walk into a gallery dedicated to guest artists. On the first Saturday of each month, a special opening is held at the gallery featuring works of another individual artist. Manche’s own art studio and her work are in a room just off the gallery. Here, she teaches separate classes in painting to adults and children on a weekly basis. Other special events are held in the gallery space as well--- a weekly brunch for men and a tea for ladies. A table manners class is offered for children. The rear space is an antique gallery, and the whole building may be rented for special events. The work I saw that day featured many paintings in Christmas holiday themes, and I have included several of these oils and watercolors in the group of paintings that will be displayed here in our gallery beginning November 21st with our Artist’s Opening. Glenda will be present to meet our patrons, and invitations will be in the mail this week to our members and guests. I hope many will come for refreshments that evening and meet this artist and view her fun paintings. This will put you in a holiday spirit, I promise!

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