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Friday, April 12, 2002 Volume X, Number 210

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . Carthage Youth Softball Tryouts will be held on Sat., April 13th. Catcher/pitcher tryouts will be at 10:00 a.m. Other positions will tryout at 1:00 p.m. A lunch fundraiser will be held at 12:00 p.m. Late sign-ups will be accepted at 4:00 p.m. For more info call 359-8933 or 659-8121.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Burn Crew will have a Fish Fry at
6 p.m. on Sat., April 13th, north of Carthage on M Hwy (71 Hwy to M Hwy, mi. west). The public is invited. $6 per person.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a yellow & white 5-month-old long hair female cat who needs a home. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The "Missouri Mules" traveling exhibit will be featured at the Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak St., now through late April. Admission is free.

today's laugh

Happiness is the best of all riches—and it’s not taxed.

I broke our dog from begging for food from the table. I let him taste it.

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with the bad ones.

The only thing ever lost by politeness is a seat on a crowded bus.


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

Ladies Sample Sale.

The ladies of the Westminister Presbyterian church will give a sample sale and bazaar Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. There will be a fine display of fancy work and fine handkerchiefs, at the store formerly occupied by the Wells drug store. Come and patronize us.
Mrs. W. F. Bishop, Secretary

Too Much Steam On.

An extra head of steam on in the furnace at the Hatten home on South Main street yesterday, led the neighbors to break in, thinking the house was afire. They thought the escaping steam indicated too much heat, with nobody at home.

Lanpher’s carriage painting gives entire satisfaction. Let us prove this fact to you. We turn out work promptly. Phone 237.

  Today's Feature

Fortune Selected by Council.


The City Council elected Council member Bill Fortune as Mayor Pro Tem during the first regular meeting of the new Council Tuesday evening in City Hall. The Mayor Pro Tem Fortune has served as Chair of the Public Works Committee for several years and is a member of the Budget/Ways and Means Committee. He represents the 2nd Ward.

Mayor Kenneth Johnson distributed Committee assignments to the Council. Johnson said there were few changes from last year’s assignments except for the allowance for the only newly elected member Claude Newport of the 1st Ward. Four of the five Committee Chair positions remained the same. The assignments are as follows:

Budget/Ways and Means: Chair, Jackie Boyer; Vice Chair Bill Fortune; Bill Putnam and Don Stearnes.

Finance/Personnel: Chair, Don Stearnes; Vice Chair Jim McPheeters; Ronnie Wells and Claude Newport.

Public Services: Chair, Jim Woestman; Vice Chair, J.D. Whitledge; Chuck Tobrock and Claude Newport.

Public Safety: Chair, J.D. Whitledge; Vice Chair, Bill Putnam; Jim Woestman and Chuck Tobrock.

Public Works: Chair, Bill Fortune; Vice Chair, Jackie Boyer; Jim McPheeters and Ronnie Wells.

Opening Reception Tonight!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Tonight we are pleased to bring you the art work of two artists, Janet Carpenter and Clydine Ridenhour. Janet is from Kansas City and Clydine is from Springfield. Isn't it great these two ladies decided to exhibit their work with us when they live so far away !!

Both of these artists are our members. Janet found out about us on the internet at the Ozark Artists Colony !! And both have participated in at least one of our Membership shows. Clydine's latest oil paintings are a collection of impressionistic landscapes and still lifes.

After retiring from a Kansas City law firm she decided to teach herself to paint !! She enjoys painting plein aire when in the mood to create landscapes and browses the produce section when looking for interesting subject matter for her still life paintings.

Janet graduated from MSSC..... ....along with some of our other members !! After graduation with her degree in art she moved to Kansas City where she found our organization on the net. When she contacted us we were both pleasantly surprised to find we knew each other !! Her latest works include a detailed rendering of the Carthage Courthouse and stylized paintings of the Union Station in Kansas City. She also likes to use color pencil, paints stylized landscapes and other interesting architectural landmarks.

The reception for these talented women will begin at 6pm, tonight, and everyone is welcome to join us for hors d'oeuvres, great art and good friends !! Well behaved children are always welcome !!

Clydine is exhibiting in the Main Gallery, downstairs, and Janet is exhibiting in the Member's Galley, upstairs. We hope to see you tonight !!

More next week......For more info call 358-4404. Hours : Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 3pm. 1110 E. 13th Street ( 2 blocks East off River ) and

Just Jake Talkin'


I see that someone got a ticket the other day for squealin’ tires. I’ve had a couple a friends growin’ up who prob’ly woulda gone broke gettin’ tickets for that.

I’ve had the urge to squeal tires at least a few times myself, ‘cept the six cylinder ‘48 pickup I was drivin’ at the time didn’t give me many options. ‘Bout the best I could accomplish was shiftin’ to second as I passed over the railroad track. Sometimes I’d get a little "chirp" from the tires. (I woulda never thought of this "trick," but my older brother said he "accidently" discovered it.)

We were brought up to understand if we broke it, we fixed it. That always kept the abuse of the auto down to a minimum. ‘Sides, if it was broke, we couldn’t use it. Tire squealin’ was always a spectator sport for those livin’ at our house.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

My polk is up! I just love Spring with its offerings.

Dandelion: a bitter, but nutritious herb, may be used in many ways. The earliest leaves are a delicious addition to a salad. It has been traditionally used as a digestive tonic, blood cleanser, mild diuretic and an aid in weight loss. It has been suggested to relieve inflammation of the liver and gallbladder; as well as skin disorders. Some have suggested it may be useful as a preventative for high blood pressure.

Feverfew: a bushy perennial, has been used in Britain for many years as a deterrent to migraine attacks. The flowers and leaves are used in the preparations. The dosage used in Britain for prevention of the headaches has been 50 to 100 mg daily. It has been used by some as an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. Of course, as the name implies, it has been used to help bring down fevers.

Chickweed: growing so profusely at this time, has been used in many diet formulas as it is said to have the ability to stop cravings and aid in digestion. Many folk herbalists use it as a poultice to treat skin disorders.

Brudock root: has been used to cleanse the blood and "heal" the liver and kidneys. It is one of the best known blood purifiers. Some people report when it is used on a regular basis, it is useful for weight loss. To make a tea; bring water to boil, pour in about an ounce of root, simmer for approximately 20 minutes and allow to cool. Drink between meals to curb appetite. Nice mixed with some lemongrass.

* The Nature Doctor ... Dr. H. C. Vogel

*Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Dr. Murray and Dr. Pizzorno


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