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Friday, May 15, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 232

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" May 14 - 16th @ 6:00 p.m. Reservations required. For more information call 417-358-9665 or 417-358-2768.

Did Ya Know?... May 16th from 6 - 8:00 p.m, come enjoy artwork from area artists at the Opening and Reception for the SW MO Quadrant Art Show at the Powers Museum.

Did Ya Know?... Who was George Washing Carver? Created from an in-depth study on Carver’s life, this photographic presentation and discussion explores his life and times. Saturday, May 16th, noon - 1:00 p.m. at the George Washington Carver National Monument. For more information call 417-325-4151 or visit

today's laugh

A man visits his aunt in the nursing home. It turns out that she is taking a nap, so he just sits down in a chair in her room, flips through a few magazines, and munches on some peanuts sitting in a bowl on the table.

Eventually, the aunt wakes up, and her nephew realizes he’s absentmindedly finished the entire bowl. "I’m so sorry, auntie, I’ve eaten all of your peanuts!"

"That’s okay, dearie," the aunt replied. "After I’ve sucked the chocolate off, I don’t care for them anyway."

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


But Circumstances Changed the Boy’s Condition as Well as Name.

The boy who was shot in the leg near the Frisco depot some time ago, is now well and running about the streets again.

Since his injury, however, Marshal Bruffett has discovered that he did not give his true name and address when he was shot. He then gave the name of Ernest Larkin and said his home was at Springfield. The marshal wrote to the officers there and through that means discovered the boy’s name to be Ernest Lucky, and that his father resides in Exeter, Barry county.

County Physician Flower treated the boy, and his father was written about the case. The latter advised the marshal to see that he was well treated, to draw on the Wells & Wiggins Grocery Co. for supplies and he would pay the bill. He then added that he would come to Carthage at once to take his boy home. That has been three weeks ago, but nothing has since been heard of the elder Lucky. Meanwhile the boy is well and out again, and may well consider himself "lucky," indeed, to get out of his little scrape so cheaply.

Arthur B. Mosher Married.

Arthur B. Mosher, who was formerly interested with Chas. Blair, C.W. Rhinehart and others in the Uncle Sam mines near Joplin, was on the 10th inst. married to Miss Laura Bodie of Paris, Mo. After the honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Mosher will make their hom in New York City, from which place Mr. Mosher came to Carthage last spring to invest in the mines.

Mr. Mosher, with his friend G.G. Power of Boston, are quite well known among the mines and society young folks of Carthage. They spent the early summer at the Harrington hotel.

  Today's Feature

City Budget Projected Lower.

The City Council Budget Committee is all but completed the "perfecting" process for the budget year 2009/2010 that begins on July 1, 2009. The process was dominated this year by the current economic conditions that indicate tax revenues may decline in the coming year. The City is budgeting for an overall revenue decrease of about 3%. The overall budget for the year is approximately 10.7% than was budgeted for the current year.

The Committee agreed to no permanent employee reductions, but did eliminate several part-time positions and hours. The Civil War Museum would cut one day a week from its current seven day a week schedule.

Employees will not see a wage increase this year from a pay increase or a step increase that is typically automatic. Employees will most likely be required to contribute 25% of their family health plan. The City pays 100% of employee’s individual health insurance. The health care contract with the City does not renew until November so other changes may take place.


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

We look forward each year to our Annual Membership Show, and this year is no exception! Plan to attend our Opening on June 19th here at the Hyde House. Some changes this year are in order—because of our larger that ever artist membership, I am forced to reduce the number of entries for each participant to one each, but I am telling them that I want their newest and best work for this show! Our exhibition this year will open with the annual outside barbeque supper here on the grounds, rain or shine. This year Cloud’s is catering with baked beans, scalloped potatoes and slaw, and deviled eggs will come from the Hyde House kitchen as well as the drinks. Our grill master will once again be board President Don Knost, and he will be grilling Cloud’s brats this year. Our guests are asked to bring their favorite dessert to share, and all are invited to attend this no-charge event, though a free-will donation is appreciated. Our guest judge this year is Lil Olive, the owner of the "Good Girl Art Gallery" in downtown Springfield. She will be awarding the three prizes which include money awards as well, and Beth Simmons will return once again to make the selection of an Underwriter’s prize and cash award from our wonderful underwriter McCune Brooks Regional Hospital, who we welcome once again in that capacity. Our artists need to plan to bring and check in their art on June 14, 15 or 16th, noon until 5:00 daily, which are Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Entries close on Wednesday the 17th when hanging will begin, and judging will occur the 18th. I hope that we have a good participation this year from artist-members and guests as well for this most exciting show of the year!


Just Jake Talkin'

There is one thing most folks have in common, the dislike of standin’ in lines. They will stand at the coffee pot, stand on a bus, stand in front of windows in the mall, but waitin’ in line just isn’t to be stood for.

‘Course since standin’ in line is such a nuisance, what tops the aggravation is havin’ someone cut in front of you while waitin’. I witnessed a sneaky attempt at line cuttin’ over the weekend at a restaurant.

A mom and her kid come in, the kid heads for the restroom, the mom waits in line. After a bit I look up and the kid is standin’ next to a table, wavin’ to his mom. She makes a move but is cut off by a savvy line stander. "Oh did you want that table?" she asked innocently.

And they ask where kids get ideas. I thanked this one for savin’ our table for us.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Robinson Family Health Center

Weekly Columns

Journey Along the Wellness Path

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

Calling all women who desire to have a healthy baby!

Preparing for pregnancy is essential to the health of our new generation! Laying the ground work within the potential new mother is a basic first step to building a generation of family wellness.

It is never too late or too early to begin laying the foundation in this respect. There are a cascade of hormones required to sustain a healthy pregnancy. The world we live in today is filled with potential hormone disruptors. Prior to conception it is wise to take inventory of those things that might be hormone disruptors and eliminate them while taking steps to balance the hormones if needed.

Another important factor is to pay close attention to the optimal function of the liver which acts like a large filter and helps us detoxify daily if working optimally. Optimal liver function plays a significant factor in helping women keep that cascade of hormones balanced. While liver detoxification is not recommended during pregnancy, prior to conception it is worth serious and directed consideration.

A well-trained wellness practitioner can help investigate hormone disruptors and instruct in ways to do proper liver detoxification programs as well as lay down foundational nutrition and other fundamental guidelines to help prepare a young woman for pregnancy.

Build generations of family wellness by starting before the cradle and continuing throughout the many cycles of life!


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