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Friday, November 21, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 110

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society will hold a taco salad & silent auction night on Monday, November 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Southwest Missouri Bank, 2417 S. Grand. Use NW entrance. Adults $5.00, Children 10 and under $3.00 All proceeds go to the Carthage Humane Society.

Did Ya Know?... A Memorial Benefit for Don Briggs will be held Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the V.F.W. Post 2590, Carthage. Chili feed ($5 donation), live entertainment, silent auction, raffle. Poker run to begin at 11:00 a.m. All proceeds to surviving spouse. For more information call 358-1657.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd, will hold a Senior Dance on November 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Max Brown.

today's laugh

He’s so nervous, he can thread the needle on a sewing machine when it’s on.

When I was a kid, one day my folks played hide-and-seek with me. Six years later, I found them in a motel room five hundred miles away.

A man sits down in a restaurant and tells the waiter, "You know, I first came into this place in 1952."
The waiter says, "I only have two hands. I’ll be with you in a minute."

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

Arrested After a Struggle.

Several young men who had been drinking were creating a disturbance yesterday on the southwest corner of the square and the police were sent for. On the arrival of the officers they quieted down with the exception of Will Pike, the young man from the country, who showed fight. He broke away from the officers at once and came near getting away, but after quite a struggle in which Pike was considerably used up, he was lodged in the City jail.

Steve Marsee Arrested.

A constable from Joplin arrested Steve Marsee here today on charge of petit larceny and took him to Joplin where he gave bond. A Joplin barber is the complaintant Mr. Marsee says he can easily prove his innocence.

L. Stoddard Taylor, advance agent for "Private John Allen," was in the City today.


Today's Feature

Crisis Center Thanksgiving Dinner.

The Carthage Crisis Center will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Day Family Dinner on Thursday, November 27 from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 7th and Main. Attendees are asked to use the West entrance.

The dinner is held for those who would like to be with others but have no place to go. The meal will consist of turkey and all the trimmings. Musical entertainment and fellowship will also be featured during the annual event.

Those wishing to volunteer to help are encouraged to call Crisis Center directors Brian or Marilyn Bisbee at 417-358-3533. Transportation to the event can be arranged, as well as meal delivery by calling the same number by November 26.

Powers Museum Christmas Sale.

The Powers Museum will be selling Christmas and consignment items including decorations, craft supplies, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, books, cds and decorative items at the Museum, 1617 W. Oak Street, on Saturday, November 22 beginning at 9 a.m. A portion of all consignment proceeds will be used for the museum.

Just Jake Talkin'


Sometimes it’s pretty easy to forget how good we have it here in the four-state area. We still have the time and energy to worry ‘bout things like our park system and whether the trash gets picked up.

I bet if ya asked some of the folks on the west coast right now, those kinda things wouldn’t even be at the bottom of their wish list of problems they want ta get taken care of.

It’s pretty easy to take for granted that when ya call the police department of fire department that someone will show up.

We expect an awful high standard of livin’ ‘round here, and in most cases we have more than most. But, that’s why most of us stay ‘round these parts. We know the good life when we see it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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

Have you ever wondered why people- lots of people, get sick in the winter months?

Studies have found the influenza virus is present in the population year around. Why, then, is the flu predominantly a winter time illness? What is this "seasonal factor"?

Let’s consider some of the important facts about Vitamin D.

• Vitamin D increases production of our antimicrobial peptides (virus protection).

• Vitamin D is made through the skin via sun exposure; specifically UVB rays.

• Exposing the skin to sunlight is the best way to get Vitamin D.

• Vitamin D does not exist in appreciable quantities in a typical human diet.

• Studies show that Vitamin D levels fall to their lowest point during the "flu season".

• In the winter months sunlight exposure may drastically diminish, increasing the importance of nutritional supplementation of Vitamin D.

• High quality, natural D3 (cholecalciferol) is far superior to health than synthetic D2.

• Vitamin D deficiency was once linked only to bone disease but is now recognized as a major factor in overall health including immune system health.

Sunlight and Vitamin D are important seasonal factors to consider as we journey along our wellness path. Consider a customized wellness plan that includes assessment of vitamin D needs to help meet changing health needs from the warm season to the cold season.

Yours in good health…naturally,

Leesa I. Robinson, NHP

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

After a week of preparation, the Hyde House is all decorated for Christmas, and this early decoration is in honor of the new holiday art exhibition that begins this evening here, with the artist’s reception at 6:00. I hope to see a lot of folks for this special show, as our artist, Glenda Manche, is coming all the way from Charleston, MO which is a six hour trip! Glenda’s paintings include many in holiday themes including a number of St. Nicks, carolers, snow scenes, a Christmas stocking, poinsettias, and a holy family. Our show will be open noon to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday, and for the following two weekends as well, so come by during those times if you can’t make it Friday night. This show continues until December 7th. We thank our friends at CARTHAGE PRINTING as the underwriters for this show. After that time, the Hyde Gallery will be closed for the remainder of 2008, but plans are underway for a great year in 2009, beginning in February with all new artists and several joint shows. Our annual membership drive will begin in February as well, and I hope that those of you reading this that have been members in the past, but are not currently active members will consider joining us again. To those of you who have never been a part of the membership, what are you waiting for? Membership includes the four annual newsletters, invitations to all shows and events, use of the 200+ volume library as well as the Pottery Studio which includes use of the wheels and kiln. Make it a resolution for the New Year to join artCentral!

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