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Friday, June 19, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 256

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks Hospital will be having an Alzheimer’s Support Group on June 21st, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in the large conference room. The topic for discussion is "Daily Activities for Alzheimer’s patients." For more information, call 417-359-1832.

Did Ya Know?... Jam Session Saturday, doors open @ 4:00 p.m., music starts @ 5:00 p.m. All acoustic instruments welcome! Salem Country Church, Red Oak II, Carthage MO., 417-237-0885.

today's laugh

Lawyer’s personal injury

A golfer hooked his tee shot over a hill and onto the next fairway. Walking toward his ball, he saw a man lying on the ground, groaning with pain.

"I’m an attorney," the wincing man said, "and this is going to cost you $5000."

"I’m sorry, I’m really sorry," the concerned golfer replied. "But I did yell ‘fore’."

"I’ll take it," the attorney said.

I just managed to settle an account!

A young attorney who had taken over his father’s practice rushed home elated one night.

"Dad, listen," he shouted, "I’ve finally settled that old McKinney suit."

"Settled it!" cried his astonished father. "Why, you idiot! We have been living off of that money for five years!"

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

Think Carthage Has Done Well.

The recruiting officers who made Carthage their headquarters last week were well pleased with their success in securing men men for their regiments. "Carthage," said one of them, "has done well. I understand you have sent two companies to the front, and have another ready to operate under the last call. Just think of it! If for every 10,000 inhabitants (I understand that is what is claimed for Carthage) the same quota had been enlisted, the number now in the field would be 1,939,000. So far the call has only reached 200,000 for volunteer army and 34,000 for the regular. To turn out 252 volunteers and 23 for the regulars speaks well for the patriotism of Carthage and vicinity."

This compliment Carthage is willing to share with the county, assured that whatever be the demand of the future, there will be no lack of men ready to defend "Old Glory."

  Today's Feature

Parking Changes on Agenda.

The recommendations of the City Council Public Safety Committee concerning parking in the downtown area are still working their way to the full Council.

The three main pieces of the recommendation, raising parking fines, selling parking passes, and eliminating some of the area where the two-hour parking regulation is enforced, have been broken into three separate Council bills.

During the last Council meeting, the raise of the fine to $15 was voted down.

The bills to change the two-hour area to apply only to the Square and one block off on the eight streets leading from the Square, and the proposal to allow residents on the Square to purchase parking passes are on the agenda for next Tuesday evening’s meeting. Both bills are presented as temporary ordinances to be considered a trial period. After 60 days the boundaries would return and the passes would end.

The parking passes would be for one month and cost $30. They would have to be renewed each month and only be for a single vehicle registered to a proven resident of the Square.

Just Jake Talkin'

There’s prob’ly nothin’ more irritatin’ that havin’ someone ya don’t recognize wave real big at ya from across the street.

It’s not the fact they’re bein’ friendly that is the problem. The irritatin’ part is spendin’ the rest of the day tryin’ to figure out who they are. Even days latter ya find yourself spendin’ a few seconds tryin’ to remember.

I suppose that is one a the problems with livin’ in a small town. You can irritate folks without even tryin’.

It’s like the old trick we’d play as kids. Standin’ on a busy street corner and pointin’ up to the sky. ‘Fore long ever’one is tryin’ to see what you’re pointin’ at.

If ya want to really befuddle someone ya don’t know, pick a busy spot and walk up and tell ‘em how good it is to see ‘em again.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin'

  Weekly Columns


Journey Along the Wellness Path

by Leesa I. Robinson, N.H.P.

Can we have summertime fun and stay healthy? Absolutely! There are many foods that are grown in nature that will help us replenish much needed mineral complexes for our warm-season needs. Do remember that if electrolyte demands are high, we may still need whole-food nutritional supplements to help us keep those minerals in balance.

Since we do tend to dehydrate rather rapidly in the summer months here are a few cool tips to implement.

*Stop the pop. Soda is dehydrating and will add many demands on your body.

*Drink fresh water. Many people find this practice boring or difficult. Try adding some fresh squeezed lemon or lime. Drink your water on ice in a fancy glass!

*Those favorite winter time herbals teas can be brewed and then iced. Drinking iced herbal teas is a great pick-me-up when the temperatures are soaring. If you like it sweet, ditch the artificial sweeteners and reach for a small amount of local honey or stevia.

*Take advantage of local farmer’s markets and fresh garden foods. The fresher the vegetables and fruits, the more plentiful the nutrients will be. Consider juicing them for a refreshing drink!

*Enjoy frozen blueberries or cherries smothered with cold and creamy coconut milk.

*For a delicious snack loaded with potassium try toasted sprouted grain bread with real butter topped with fresh banana slices.

*Fruit and vegetable smoothies with whey protein and whole milk or coconut milk are superbly palatable alternatives to heavy meals of junk food.

Be creative. Look to nature and enjoy summer fun with a healthy twist!



ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

What a wonderful exhibition of local art will be greeting the guests and visitors this Friday night at the Hyde House! I am thrilled to report that 55 of our local member-artists have "answered the call" and brought in one great piece each to the annual artCentral Membership Show which opens with the barbeque supper Friday at 6:00. Of these are several potters, oil painters, watercolor artists, stone sculptors, wood sculptors, jewelry designers, photographers, weavers, and a few surprises. Do you want to see a full sized horse made from found- wood, by Rachel Wilson of Avilla? It is on our lawn! A most interesting entry is a beautiful piece of sterling silver, hand engraved by a new resident and artist to Carthage, recently moved in from California. This beautiful cross has a design of sapphires in its center, and is quite spectacular. This year we are serving food from Cloud’s and asking our members to bring along a dessert to share. The meal and opening is all free, but a free- will basket will be displayed. Then, the exhibition will remain in both galleries three weekends until July 5th. Come out and see who has won the first, second, and third award judged this year by Springfield gallery owner Lil Olive of the "Good Girl Gallery" in downtown Springfield. Lil will be awarding these three prizes, which each include a cash award. Additionally, Beth Simmons of McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will be choosing the annual Underwriter’s Award and cash prize from among the entries. We thank McCune-Brooks for their generous act of underwriting this show for the third consecutive year, and think it is the best ever! If you have not visited us before, this would be a perfect opportunity to come out, eat some brats, and meet the artists. See you there.

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