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Friday, October 24, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 90

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 will hold a Halloween Dance on October 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Post home. Music by Country Gold. Public Welcome, $4.00 at the door, $2.00 if in costume.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Crisis Center will present a free furniture and appliance distribution on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the corner of Main and 2nd Street. Furniture donations will be accepted between 6 and 9:30 a.m. on November 8. For more information call 358-3533.

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

"Repeat the words the defendant used," said the lawyer.
"I’d rather not. They were not fit words to tell a gentleman."
"Then," said the attorney, "whisper them to the judge."

Banker: "What do you mean by telling me that you had seven years’ experience in a bank, when you’ve never had a job before?"
Youth: "Well, you advertised for a man with imagination."

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

Burglars at Asbury.

The store of Alex Richardson at Asbury was broken into on Wednesday night and goods to the value of many dollars taken.

The work had the appearance of having been done by someone who was used to robbing stores.


The weight tells the story on bed blankets. When goods are offered you at tempting prices, get the weight along side of ours - not "so called" or "guessed at" but actual weight. Believing that the trade wants positive facts, we give on each number below both size and weight, which are near as it is possible to get.

Beautiful fleeced camel tan 64 x 76 inches, weight 4 lb both sides alike fancy colored border with shell stitched edge at $1.25 per pair.

Fitzer, 2nd & Main.


Today's Feature

Suspicious Person.

The following news release was received from the Carthage Police Department.

On Wednesday, 10-22-08 at approximately 0725 hours, a suspicious male yelled at a 14 year old female while she was walking to school in the 500 block of Howard Street in the City of Carthage.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a full size van with faded silver paint, unknown make model and license plate number. The van had green curtains, and double back doors with one door painted white.

The suspect driving the vehicle was described as a gaunt, white male, with salt and pepper colored hair, approximately 50 years of age and had a deep pock mark scar on his left cheek. The suspect was wearing a gray shirt and a green baseball cap with unknown writing on it.

The incident was reported to the police department at approximately 0800. There was no physical contact between the suspect and the juvenile. Carthage R-9 schools and area law enforcement agencies were notified about the incident. The incident is currently under investigation by the Carthage Police Department.

Powers Museum Events.

The Powers Museum will present the final Missouri history program with Vern Feaster this Sunday, October 26 beginning at 1:30. Vern Feaster will be presenting facts, figures and interesting trivia about Missouri during the event, which will coincide with the Museum’s annual "Missouri Day" program.

Also on Sunday the museum will host an informal reception from 3:30 to 5:00 to honor Michelle Hansford’s 25 years as curator and director of the Museum. Refreshments will be served.

Winning quilts of the Maple Leaf Quilt show have been awarded their ribbons. The display will be available for viewing through October 29, and features the winners in three categories; contemporary, antique and small/wall or baby quilts.

The Powers Museum is located at 1617 W. Oak Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the museum at 417-358-2667.

Just Jake Talkin'


I hate it when an indecisive squirrel gets on the roadway. I’m not talkin’ ‘bout those behind the wheel, I’m talkin’ ‘bout real live little furry creatures that come down outa the trees.

I like the squirrel that is intent on gettin’ to the other side of the street and makes a beeline. It’s fairly easy to adjust the vehicle to avoid any unsightly mess on the pavement. The ones that are trouble are the ones that can’t decide where to go.

They zip this way a few feet, suddenly turn and run back the other way. Some just stop and stare at ya. MOVE!

There’s always that few seconds of anticipation when the critter disappears outa sight under the hood. I’ve been fortunate this year so far, I haven’t heard the dreaded thump.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Robinson Family Health Center

Journey Along the Wellness Path
By Leesa Robinson, NHP

There are many protective compounds in plants that are vitally essential to our overall health and well-being. Phytonutrients are the biologically active nutrients found in plants which, when taken into the body, can help maintain structures and functions of the body. Whole food nutrition is packed with these phytonutrients. A whole food is simply any food grown and harvested in nature without refinement. Whole foods are essential for our well-being!

Phytotherapy is the use of whole foods and/or standardized herbal extracts and supplements, for supportive and healing purposes. Use of phytotherapy traces all the way back to the beginning of time and still stands strong in much of the world today.

Herbs and other plants interestingly enough often have specific affinities for certain areas of the body. For example, phytohormonogenics gently encourages the tissues of the body to generate more of their own hormones. This is a very supportive mode of action that does not stimulate or inhibit endocrine glands but instead helps bring balance back to the endocrine/hormone system through support.

The herb ashwaganda is known to have a supportive affinity for the adrenal glands of many individuals. By supporting these powerful but tiny walnut-sized glands a tremendous cascade of balance can follow from proper estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone balance to proper cortisol levels helping to support overall vitality for healthy wholesome living!

So on your journey along the wellness path, pick some whole foods from our Creators Garden and give yourself some phytonutrients to fuel your body to do His work.

Yours in good health…naturally,

Leesa I. Robinson, NHP

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

I want to recognize a local publication that does a very nice job of highlighting various artists and art events in our area, the SHOW ME THE OZARKS magazine. I was privileged to be featured in the recent October issue, which profiled Carthage, and me as an artist in Carthage. My thanks to staff writer Kristin Nama of Pierce City, who came over and interviewed me several weeks ago here at artCentral, and who submitted this article for the new issue. If any of you have read this article there is one detail that was mis-represented that I want to clear up. I am not leaving my job here as director of artCentral next year as she said in the story! Kristin misunderstood me to say that I would be completing my duties as director next year and moving on to pursue art fulltime. What I did say was I would be completing my duties as a volunteer in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, currently in which I am state president and finishing a ten year commitment. This was something I was doing before I took the job here at artCentral, and I have long said that when it was completed in the spring of 2009 I would have more time to devote both to directing artCentral and my personal art. I am sure that in the transposing of her notes, Kristin did not have this quite straight, and so I just wanted to let my board of directors in particular know, that they are not losing me next year! That might have been a bit of a shock for some if they read this piece. Otherwise, it was a very nice article and I appreciated being recognized in this nice way. I have just returned from three days across the state, and while there I picked up 30+ pieces of art for our last show of this year which will open on November 21st. This will be a holiday exhibition which includes paintings and work in predominately Christmas themes. The artist is Glenda Manche of Charleston, Missouri, and I will be telling you more about Glenda and her paintings next week.

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