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Friday, September 15, 2000 Volume IX, Number 63

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Grand Ave. Church of God Youth Group will hold a Bake-Sale at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Sept. 16th. They will also be selling fresh corn stalks, candles & cookbooks as a fundraiser for the State Youth Convention in Jefferson City.

Did Ya Know?. . .A Bar-B-Q Benefit for Eric Peoples, who is waiting for a double-lung transplant, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Uptown Kountry Bar (S.E. corner of the Square). The food & silent auction will start at 3 p.m. The public is invited.

Did Ya Know?. . .On September 16, 1940 the National Guard in S.W. Missouri were called into active duty for WWII. The Survivors of the 203rd will meet on Saturday, September 16, 2000 at the Carthage Memorial Hall for their 60th Anniversary.

today's laugh

One guy was accused of being wishy-washy, and he retorted, "Maybe I am and maybe I’m not."

Two chickens walk by a poultry store and see a roasting turkey in the window. One chicken says, "See where her gorgeous figure got her."

I have a modern doctor. If you call with a complaint, he says, "Take two aspirins and fax me in the morning."

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

Will Camp at American Mills.

Aaron Myers and family and Frank and Dwight Newton went out to the American mills this afternoon, taking with them a boat, two tents and complete camping and fishing outfit. They will camp there until sometime next week.

Very Hot on the Sea Shore.

Major J. L. Moore received a letter from D. R. Goucher yesterday afternoon saying that he and Mrs. Goucher are now at Atlantic City, but that the temperature there is very high. The thermometer registered 99 on the train almost all the way east and at Atlantic City it is 105 in the shade.

The big awning in front of Kackley’s place on north Main street got caught in a stiff breeze this morning and knocked his large peanut stand over. The glass front was smashed into splinters.

  Today's Feature

Weed Ordinance Discussion.

The Public Safety Committee is scheduled to review the City’s current Weed Ordinance during the regular meeting next Monday evening at the Police Station. The Committee meets on the Third Monday of every month.

The current weed ordinance prohibits a property owner from allowing weeds to grow to a height of over twelve inches. If the Abatement Officer becomes aware of such a condition, the owner must be notified and given ten days to appear for a hearing. If after the hearing it is determined that a nuisance exists, the owner is allowed five days to remove the nuisance.

If, after the fifteen days, the City may have the weeds cut down and issue a special tax bill against the property.

Historically, few such bills are ever collected and the by the time the weeds are cut it could be four to six weeks after they the property is posted.

New State statutes may now allow that the process for notification and abatement be streamlined. Also scheduled is a discussion of Courthouse lawn issues with County Commissioner Crampton.

Congratulations to MGA
Award Winners!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Another successful MGA ! There was quite a crowd as the awards were presented and even more continued to come in as the auction progressed. All in all it was a very nice weekend for those attending and participating.

We congratulate all of the award winners !! As for some of the new comers to this years member Debbie Reed was one of the high sellers in the auction !! We were very pleased to see this talented artist recognized !!

There were a lot of new artists this year making your trip out to Precious Moments very worthwhile.

Three cheers for Sandy !! We know how long and hard she works on this event!!

Also this weekend there was a somewhat private showing of the newest paintings by Sam Butcher.

He was gracious enough to invite some area artists and all of the MGA artists to view his latest, contemporary works as well as his collection of treasures from around the world !!

There was this really cool sculpture of a band of running horses carved from a single piece of Jade !! And it was huge !!

Anyway, we all enjoyed ourselves and we thank him for sharing.

As our calendar goes.........our next exhibit will be Linda Dian Stair. Pastel is the medium of her choice and she lives in Wister, Ok. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and with Master Pastelist Wm. J. Shultz. In her spare time she enjoys her Arabian horses. The opening reception for her will be on October 6 from 6-8pm.

We will have more on her and her show later. week. 358-4404. 1110 E 13th & www. under organizations. Our hours are Tues. - Sat. 9am - 3pm.

Precious Moments Performer Auditions for Victorian Christmas Celebration.

news release

The Precious Moments Chapel Center in Carthage, MO, is planning a very special Holiday Celebration for 2000, and invites the public to participate in "Christmas Remembered," a Victorian Christmas celebration.

Auditions for approximately 20 performers will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, September 25th, and Tuesday, September 26th, at the Precious Moments North Convention Center, 4023 Chapel Road in Carthage. Performers selected to portray roles in the "Christmas Remembered" event will receive compensation for their participation in this fun-filled activity.

The Christmas celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in November and December, starting November 11th and 12th, and running through December 9th and 10th. Performances will include speaking and nonspeaking parts, and children are welcome to audition.

During the event, performers will be in Victorian costumes provided by Precious Moments. Performers selected for the event will need to attend rehearsals between October 2nd through November 10th.

For more information, please contact James Carter, Director, at 417-673-3314, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Just Jake Talkin'


I didn’t make it out to the Chamber Golf Tournament yesterday, but I hear they had a large turnout. I’m not a big golf nut, but the sport does generate a good portion of humorous stories.

I have been known to spend a Sunday afternoon sittin’ on the couch watchin’ a match on tv. Looks like good exercise.

Some get the idea that golfers are fanatical about the sport, but I see the same enthusiasm in tennis players, bowlers, dart throwers, and pool and softball players. I suppose all sports take a particular set of physical skills and mind set, but mainly ya have ta like the game, then invest the time to get good at it.

I kinda like the idea of whackin’ a ball as hard as ya can, I’m not so keen on the idea of chasin’ after it.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

This time of the year the immune system really gets put to the test. The following list of herbs has been traditionally used to protect and bolster the immune system.

Rose Hips is an herb rich in vitamins and minerals. It can be taken daily as a vitamin C and A supplement. It also contains bioflavinoids which enhance the benefits of vitamin C.

Echinacea stimulates the immune response increasing the body’s ability to resist infection. It helps improve lymphatic filtration and drainage and helps remove toxins from the blood. It is considered to be an excellent blood cleanser. Echinacea contains vitamins A, E, and C. It is high in minerals and is a natural mild antibiotic.

Catnip helps with fatigue and can improve circulation. It helps with aches and pains, upset stomach and the flu.

Kelp is a good promoter of glandular health. It has a beneficial effect on many disorders of the body. It is called a sustainer of the nervous system and brain. Kelp contains nearly 30 minerals.

Mullein has the ability to loosen mucus and move it out of the body. It is valuable for lung problems as it nourishes as well as straightens. The hot tea helps when applied as a poultice to sore throat

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