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Friday, June 19, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 256
Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks
Hospital will be having an Alzheimers Support Group
on June 21st, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in the large conference
room. The topic for discussion is "Daily Activities
for Alzheimers 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.
Lawyers 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.
"Im an attorney," the
wincing man said, "and this is going to cost you
"Im sorry, Im really
sorry," the concerned golfer replied. "But I
did yell fore."
"Ill take it," the
I just managed to settle an account!
A young attorney who had taken over his
fathers practice rushed home elated one night.
"Dad, listen," he shouted,
"Ive finally settled that old McKinney
"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
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."
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
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
During the last Council
meeting, the raise of the fine to $15 was
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 evenings 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.
Theres probly nothin
more irritatin that havin someone ya
dont recognize wave real big at ya from
across the street.
Its not the fact
theyre 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
I suppose that is one a the
problems with livin in a small town. You
can irritate folks without even tryin.
Its like the old trick
wed play as kids. Standin on a busy
street corner and pointin up to the sky.
Fore long everone is tryin to
see what youre pointin at.
If ya want to really befuddle
someone ya dont know, pick a busy spot and
walk up and tell em how good it is to see
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin'
the Wellness Path
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
*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
farmers 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
*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!
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 Clouds 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
Underwriters 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
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