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Friday, February 20, 2009, Volume XVII, Number 172

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Youth Rummage Sale will be held at the N.W. corner of Hwy. 171 & 96, just west of Carthage. Come shop Saturday, February 21st, 8:00 a.m. till noon. All proceeds go to the youth attending the District Youth Gathering this summer.

Did Ya Know?... Class of 2009 Project Graduation will sponsor Hypnotist Mike Reeves, February 21st at 6:00 p.m., at the High School Auditorium. Tickets are $7.00 at the door, three and under are free.

Did Ya Know?... February 24th at 7:30 p.m. Giuseppe Lupis will play a piano concert in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The concert is free and open to the public.

today's laugh

The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.

If all those psychics know the winning lottery numbers, why are they all still working?

For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of the same stuff?

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?

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


J. J. Abell of Nevada Buys an Interest - Retail Department to be Closed Out.

S. B. Griswold is to retire from the retail grocery business. A deal was closed last night, whereby Mr. James J. Abell of Nevada purchased a half interest in the business. The new firm will close out their retail business as rapidly as possible and hope to do so this week. They will then devote their time exclusively to their jobbing trade.

Mr. Griswold has been in the grocery business in Carthage for twenty years and has built up a large wholesale, as well as retail trade. He will still remain at the head of the business, the firm name being the Griswold-ABell Grocer Co.

The new firm will be incorporated with a capital stock of $40,000, and it is probable that they will build a large brick warehouse in the Frisco bottoms to store heavy goods, though they will still retain an uptown store.

The reorganization of the new firm has not yet been completed, but they will conduct a general jobbing business and will employ several traveling salesmen.

Mr. Abell, the new member of the firm is an experienced grocer, having been for a ling time with the Ridenour Baker Grocery Co. of Kansas City. He has however, more recently been in the clothing business in Nevada and Sedalia.


Today's Feature



News Release - GFWC Women’s Service League of Carthage is hosting the 2nd Annual Saturday Night Idol competition as a fundraiser for Crosslines Ministries of Carthage. The Grand Prize winner will receive $300 and a television appearance. Contestants may register at Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S. Grand, on Friday, February 27 from 5 to 7 pm and on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am to 1 pm. The contestant entry fee is $20.

Saturday Night Idol Preliminary competition will be held at Fairview Christian Church on Saturday, March 7th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The emcee will be Randy Brooks of KIX 102.5’s Morning Show. Finals competition will take place on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 6:00 pm at Fairview Christian Church. Popular local entertainer, Duke Mason, will be the Master of Ceremonies. General admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Audience participation is encouraged on the Finals evening, as the winner will be determined by audience votes. Highlighting the evening will be a performance by last year’s Saturday Night Idol winner, Kevin Perdomo.

GFWC Women’s Service League of Carthage has supported local charities and community organizations through the years by raising money with various fundraisers. This year the group has chosen to support Crosslines Ministries of Carthage. Crosslines is a volunteer organization that provides clothing, Christmas gifts, food, and emergency financial assistance. Crosslines currently serves between 200 and 240 families in need in the Carthage area. Crosslines is funded by donations from churches, individuals, businesses and organizations like Women’s Service League.

For more information about Saturday Night Idol, visit

Just Jake Talkin'


A farmer I used ta work for while I was in high school always told me that if ya see turtles on the road it means it’s gonna rain. Said they could sense the comin’ weather and headed for higher ground. I never was convinced completely, but I always try to remember when I see the creatures ploddin’ on the roadways.

I always look in the rearview mirror when I pass over turtles with the car. Some pull their head in and just wait, other just keep wigglin’ along like nothin’ happened. I can’t imagine what a turtle must be thinkin’ when vehicle whizzes over ‘em. Maybe they figure it was one a those quick thunder storms movin’ through, or a giant crash of thunder. You’d think the hot pavement would stick to their little feet as long as they take ta get on the other side. Maybe they’re just hopin’ for rain.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Journey Along the Wellness Path

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Consumers often turn to no-calorie diet products because of their desire to be healthy especially in regard to obesity and weight management. The aspartame industry promises consumers a reduction in calories without having to make a drastic change in diet.

With this I see two very important points to consider:

1. There is no special potion, pill, or drink that will cause you to lose weight and be healthy. We must have a lifestyle of healthy eating, exercise, and other areas of balance for health to be obtained.

2. Aspartame, commonly known as NutraSweet, is one of the most toxic substances on the market and is so often harmful to human health.

This chemical is made up, in part, of methanol which is quickly and easily absorbed through the membranes in the mouth and easily crosses the blood-brain barrier. The methanol in aspartame breaks down to formic acid and formaldehyde in the body, both of which are toxic. The most well-known problems with methanol poisoning are those affecting vision.

Other common symptoms include, memory loss, seizures, sleep problems, muscle weakness, joint pain, hives, brain tumors, depression, and headaches.

Aspartame is commonly found in diet soft drinks, breath mints, chewing gum, children’s pain relievers, and yogurt.

Take the 60 day FREE at home self-test! Remove this artificial sweetener and others like it from your diet completely for 60 days. Take note of changes in your health. You decide if it is safe to be on your shelves. For more information go to:

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