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Friday, April 19, 2002 Volume X, Number 215

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Crisis Center, 420 Lyon St., will have an Open House from 2-4 p.m. on Sun., April 21st. Refreshments will be served. Call 358-3912 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminince Chapter # 93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on April 23rd, 2002. The Order will Honor the Masons and their families and Youth with a dinner at 8:30 p.m. in the Masonic Temple dining room. Entertainment will be provided.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Columbian School Carnival will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th. An All-American Cook Out will be held. Everyone is invited.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has two friendly tomcats who need loving homes. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

today's laugh

First Cowboy: My name’s Tex.
Second Cowboy: You from Texas?
First Cowboy: Nope, I’m from Louisiana, but who wants to be called Louise?

Teacher: When was Rome built?
Student: It was built during the night.
Teacher: The night? Where did you ever get such an idea?
Student: Well, everyone knows that Rome wasn’t built in a day.


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


World’s Fair Special Jumped the Track at Dixon Yesterday.

The Frisco’s new fast train, the World’s Fair Special, which is the return name for the West bound "Meteor," had its second wreck yesterday forenoon at Hancock hill, near Dixon, 175 miles east of Carthage.

The train was behind time, and making probably sixty miles an hour, when it left the rails. The engine, tender and first car or two were badly wrecked, but the rear cars kept the track. Roadmaster T. U. Parsons was killed outright in the engine cab, and the engine crew were badly scalded.

Miss Kellogg of Carthage, who teaching a class in music in this city, gave a recital at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Templeton, on North Pennsylvania avenue last night.

  Today's Feature

Allen Building Proposal.

The City Council Public Works committee voted to recommend that the Council accept a bid of $101 for the property located at 116 - 128 W. 3rd Street. The City recently purchased the property from Larry Allen for $10,000 after negotiations with Allen to repair the building stalled. The structure on the property had been condemned by the City Engineering Department and the City estimated that it would cost approximately $50,000 to demolish the structure. The City requested bids on demolition or proposals for renovation. The bid of $101 with the following proposal was the only bid received.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this proposal is to save for posterity, and restore the Larry Allen Building back into the business community, to preserve it for history and the people of Carthage.

TIME LINE: Upon satisfactory acquisition of the property immediate clean-up of the property will commence to consist of, but not limited to removal of the extensive

Another Great Evening of Art and Friends!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Once again we had a terrific opening reception last Friday evening ! You wouldn't believe how many people drove in from , Springfield, Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas !! We stayed quite late as the long distance guests didn't arrive until 8pm and a little later. We didn't mind though......some were old friends from our days at MSSC together ! It was almost like a reunion there were so many of us !!

And again we had a great time hanging out with the kitchen krowd ! It's always nice to have company when cooking as well as help doing the dishes !! Can't thank all you guys enough !!

The present exhibit will be up until May 17th so there is plenty of time for everyone to come by and check it out !

We have been hinting lately that change is good.....well here's a few changes. Our Assistant Director, Matt Myers, is taking the spring and summer off ! He plans to travel, teach workshops at JLT, work in his yard and rumor has it he is putting together a crew to paint that monstrous house of his !! We hope he enjoys all of his time off and that he gets his projects taken care of !! We thank him for all of his help and guidance this last year or so and hope to see him around !!

Also taking a hiatus is our Saturday helper, Meg. We thank her for all of her help and especially her Swiffering !! Soooooo this means we are not going to be open on Saturdays for a while. If anyone out there is interested in helping on Saturdays just call and let us know ! We are fortunate enough to have Donna......she will be manning the gallery during the week.

We have always enjoyed having the different folks helping us out from time to time. We have met a lot of nice people that way !

artCamp info is still in the almost ready stage ! And the Bill Snow workshop info is about to be mailed out. We are looking forward to these two summer events and hope you'll take some time and stop by.

Our next exhibit will be Richard Logsdon, Carthage, in our Main Gallery and Dustin Miller, Diamond, in the Member's Gallery. Opening reception will be May 31.

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

Just Jake Talkin'


It prob’ly seems a little odd to most for the City to pay $10,000 for property and then sell it for a hunderd bucks.

If the City forces the demolition of a structure and the land owner doesn’t pay, the City can put a lien on the property. When and if the property sells, the City at times, after some legal wranglin’, has been able to get its money back, but typically doesn’t. Apparently most on the Council have decided its better to spend $9,900 dollars and get the property back up to code and on the tax rolls. Since only one bid was received, it doesn’t look as though many were willin’ to take on the investment and hassle to bring the buildin’ back into shape.

It may take a while, but the City will eventually get a return on the investment through property and sales tax revenue.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

I’ve spent some hours looking into some of these new diet formulas and new "pain relief formulas" which have sprung up and are being advertised via direct mail and phone and info commercials, etc. This supplement business is booming as is consumer confusion. I am constantly having to look up something new just to find out that it is not new.

I looked into a "miraculous new pain relief" supplement which was just what I was sure my customers were looking for. The price was pretty steep, but if I purchased two bottles or even a six months supply, the price dropped (any wise retailer would be happy to accommodate that buying method...I do) accordingly. Sounded good until I ordered a bottle as I got mixed messages from the phone salesperson....was it a hormone as one salesperson informed me, or was it a propritory formula with amino acids as the other salesperson informed me. Hummmm. Worth the $29.99 plus S&H to find out I guess. After all, my customers do deserve the best. Well, to my surprise, it was just an overpriced bottle of DLPA. This is a form of the essential amino acid PHENYLALANINE which activates endorphins. The DL-phenylalanine effectively inhibits enzymes which intensifies and prolongs the body’s own natural painkilling response to injury, accident and disease. This nonaddictive, nontoxic supplement has been introduced to many people over the years in health food stores. Dr. Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible, the vitamin reference of choice, clearly explains the usage. Obviously not a "new" supplement.

What about the new diet patch? I was not familiar with the name of the active was the Latin English, KELP. One sixth the price and on the health store shelves for years! Louise Tenney in Today’s Herbal Health states it will increase the metabolism.

Maybe what my parents said is true..."nothing new under the sun." UNLESS YOU LOOK AT MARKETING!!!


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