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Friday, April 28, 2000 Volume VIII, Number 223

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Did Ya Know?
. . .The City of Carthage under contract with American Disposal Services will conduct it’s annual residential city wide spring clean up on Saturday, April 29, 2000. Items that will not be taken are rocks, batteries, any appliance such as refrigerators or air conditioner which uses CFCs or HCFCs as a coolant. Please contact the Engineering Dept. at 237-7010 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Crisis Center Open House will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. Refreshments will be served.

today's laugh

A Martian walking through the lobby of a hotel in Las Vegas sees a slot machine hit the jackpot. As the silver dollars spray the floor, the Martian pats the machine on the top and says, "Say, buddy, you better do something for that cold."

From Toledo, Ohio, comes this fascinating case history reported by a doctor. A woman there, who had been very hard of hearing for years, started using his ear ointment. Within three days, she heard from her sister in Cleveland.

Show me a man convicted of two crimes and I’ll show you a compound sentence.

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


The Labor Agitator Lecturedto a Small Audience.

About two hundred people were gathered at the opera house a few days ago to hear a tall, baldheaded man with a projecting chin, slightly stooping shoulders and an ever lifted index finger, analyze the present industrial system according to his ideas and suggest what he considers the next step in economic evolution.

Mr. Debs is a very rapid speaker, never stopping for applause, which frequently interrupts him, but every word is enunciated in a clear and precise manner.

The lecture painted in a vivid manner the evolution of the present industrial system, which the speaker said has undergone a most stupendous change within the last fifty years, although it has come so silently that a majority are totally oblivious of the fact. "The history of civilized man," said the orator, "is inseparably interwoven with the history of the tools of production; when these were owned by the workmen the latter were entitled to the entire products of their labor. Now that the tool has become a vast machine, the product belongs to the factory owner, who is forced by the iron law of competition to pay the laborer no more that bare cost of subsistence. Formerly the more the laborer produced, the better it was for him, but now the more he produces the worse it is for him, for the sooner the market is glutted and the shutdown and panic comes. Today more than three million women are competing with men for a chance to earn a living and are steadily forcing men’s wages down —ever down.

"With the aid of our wondrous machinery the laborer can produce twenty times as much as he could a generation ago; why then, does he not receive twenty times as much wages! ‘Tis because the workers have on their backs an ever increasing number of idlers. Seventy-five per cent of the people of this country are without property and the proportion is steadily increasing."

He argued that the present system contained the germs of its own dissolution, that by retaining too large a share of the workers’ products, the large capitalists made periods of panic and hard times certain and that as conditions become more unbearable, the people would realize that the only relief possible would come through public ownership of all the means of production and distribution. "You can retard Socialism," he said, "or you may hasten it, but you can never avoid it, for it is coming as certainly as the tides ebb and flow."

  Today's Feature

Hall Usage Recommendation.

The City Council, at Tuesday’s regular meeting, received a copy of the minutes from a meeting of the Memorial Hall Long-Range Committee meeting convened last week. The document included a recommendation that the Hall should be used to "continue to provide the current services regarding rental and usages."

Those present also discussed the possibility of the Over 60 Center relocating.

"The Committee recognized the need of the Over 60 Center for space, but in keeping with the mission of the Memorial Hall, felt that the use or incorporation as a senior citizen center was incompatible. Further, it was believed that the financial impact would not be a long term overall benefit to the community," said the minutes.

The Committee, Chaired by Marvin VanGilder, was appointed by Mayor Kenneth Johnson and includes fourteen members. According to the minutes, only seven members were present at the meeting. Member Gary Reed was represented by Kirby Hall, but Reed could not attend. The Committee is advisory only, so it is unclear how the lack of quorum affects the recommendation.

artCamp 2000 - Ready For Your Kids!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Well we’ve had a very, very busy time around here lately !! It all started last Friday when we began preparations for a surprise party !! The gallery was rented out for Saturday evening and two artCentral volunteers were "rented out" to cater the party !! We all had a good time and the honoree was very surprised !!

The party guests had each brought a painting done by the honoree and a show was hung in the gallery that represented twenty years of being a professional painter !

It was quite a wonderful thing !! Our congratulations to Jerry Ellis for twenty years of watercolor wonders !!!

As for artCamp 2000 ....... we have lift-off !!! It is sooo exciting year because we have soooo many different mediums being offered !! All of our days have been filled with a wide variety of teachers overflowing with fun ideas !!!

Here is the first half of the artCamp schedule. The last half will be next week. Registration forms can be picked up here begining in May. Again registration is by prepayment ONLY.

July 24 & 25 - Mon & Tues Mosaic tile taught by Lis McCool of Anderson. This is a 2 day class and includes drawing, painting, bashing, gluing and grouting. Fin-ished project will be 18 by 18 inches.

July 26 - Wed. Sculpture will be taught by Robbie Holmes. Robbie lives in Carthage and is a Junior at Carthage High School. His work was entered in the Helen S. Boylan art contest earlier this year and we were very impressed !!!

July 27 & 28 - Thurs & Fri. This is a 2 day class where kids will learn about Ancient Egyptian art and work in clay hand-building various items from that era. Taught by Ann-Marie Gailey, Joplin. She is an art teacher for Webb City schools.

July 29 - Sat. Copper relief will be taught by Randy Wright from Joplin. The pieces of copper are soft and a drawing or desin is pushed into it with a wooden tool. week. 358-4404. 1110 E 13th & www. under organizations. Our hours are Tues. - Sat. 9am - 3pm and Sundays 12 - 4pm.

Just Jake Talkin'


The efforts afloat to create some type of free health clinic in Carthage make sense on several levels.

‘Course havin’ such a facility available means that folks might stay a little healthier. There’s little doubt about that benefit. If they have a place to take care of minor problems, they may not turn into bigger ones.

That leads to the benefit of folks not havin’ to use the emergency room at the hospital for their regular medical needs. This not only would relieve personnel to attend to more serious medical emergencies, but also should impact the amount of write-offs for unpaid services.

There is always a cost to anything "free", but a clinic should be cheaper than the emergency room.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin'.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

This topic "bugs" a lot of people, but we need to address this condition of lice. We know it is around and the topic is frowned upon as another of those things that someone else always gets, but "now we have them" is more commonly heard. In the June 1999 edition of the Time magazine in an article by Arnold Mann I found the following information.

Mr. Mann has interviewed a team of "nitpicking" nurses and their findings on the more resistant louse, a.k.a pediculus humanus capitis, which nests in 12 million new heads a year. Apparently it has grown much more resistant to lindane and eliminate and the old premethrin drug Nix. There is a safe solution, but it requires time and persistence. NOT the unsafe practice of dousing the head in kerosene which is highly dangerous or using animal products on the human head.

A lice expert from the University of Miami, Terri Meinking, there are " or faster methods than pesticides for killing lice." He recently completed an FDA study using HairClean 1-2-3 and nitpicker combs to come up with solutions for cleaning up schools with "no nit policies".

Lice don’t fly or jump. It takes direct contact with an infested person or OBJECT. That includes trying on clothes, theater seats, sharing brushes, etc. The females lay their eggs close to scalp and take about 10 days to hatch. Persistently removing nits and treating hair with Tree oil or one of the shampoos or tested products seems to be the only way. Looking one time will not do the job. You need to be persistent for at least one to two months.

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