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Friday, April 5, 2002 Volume X, Number 205

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their Monthly Booksale from 8 a.m. until noon on Sat., April 6th, in the Library Annex.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot, 1309 Oak Hill Rd., hours of operation are now from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a large selection of puppies who all need loving homes. 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

An artist decided to buy a new easel. He wasn’t too sure what type to get. At the art shop they offered him two, a big one and a small one. He pondered for a while and finally decided on the lesser of two easels.

Wife: Everyone is talking about the Carlsons’ quarrel. Some people are taking his side and others are taking her side.

Husband: And I suppose a few eccentrics are minding their own business.


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

Dr. Barney Identifies Bates.

Dr. W. I. Burney, the Webb City Albany dentist, called at the county jail last night and readily identified Geo. M. Bates of Springfield as the man who called at his office to buy scrap gold a short time before his office was robbed.

A Surprise Party on Mrs. Aughst.

The Ladies Aid Society of the Christian church and friends to the number of about fifty perpetrated a very successful surprise party upon Mrs. J. L. Aughst of Sycamore and Orner street last evening. Mrs. Aughst expects to leave soon to join her husband in Washington and the party was on the order of a farewell. During the evening refreshments were served and the Society presented Mrs. Aughst with a beautiful dress pattern.

  Today's Feature

House Identification Numbers.

news release

The City of Carthage Engineering Department, in cooperation with Jasper County Emergency Services, wishes to remind all residents within the City of Carthage that house identification numbers are required on all houses and businesses fronting on any public street. This will ensure prompt delivery of all emergency services.

Jasper County Emergency Services Policy states that required height on numbers is four (4) inches and shall be increased by one (1) inch for every fifty (50) feet the structure sets back from the roadway to a limit of two-hundred fifty (250) feet of unobstructed visibility from any roadway.

Numbers shall be placed above or to the right of the entrance visible from the roadway. Numbers may be of reflective material and clearly in contrast to the house color or white reflective numbers placed on a dark blue six (6) inch by eighteen (18) inch aluminum or fiberglass panel, attached to the house.

All such numbers shall be clearly visible from the roadway, day or night.

Here Come Our Summer Activities!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Another wild and wacky week has come and gone !! This is the time of year when we are working on our artCamp schedule of classes. While registration won't start until May here are a few of the classes we have lined up so far. One class will be for two days and will be about creating a three dimensional Chinese dragon's head like we see in the Chinese celebrations. It will include research into some of China's history and culture and will be taught by Anne-Marie Gailey. Anne-Marie is an art teacher for the Webb City schools.

Again this year we will have Riki Lipe from Springfield and her class on writing and illustration. Kids get to create their own book by writing a story and drawing pictures to go with the story. Riki teaches painting and has had a few of her own books published.

Randy Wright of Joplin is also back and she will be teaching, clay, mosaic tile ( a 2 day class) and collage. Last year the kids in her clay class out did themselves !! We had little clay creatures everywhere !! And for a trip back to the 60's Tom Jones, Carthage, will teach tie-dye and candle making !!

All of these teachers have been with us for years and we are very pleased to have them back with us this year !! They are all very talented and most are producing their own art as well as teaching. We will be adding more classes as April continues and hope to have the schedule complete by May. All the info will be published here as soon as we have it !

The Bill Snow Weekend Stone carving Workshop will be held on June 7, 8, 9. Friday and Saturday from 8-5 and Sunday 8-12. Again this year we will be setting up our tent(s) and making some dust in our yard !! We hope anyone interested in this fun, noisy and dusty weekend will give us a call. Leave us your name and address and we will send you the forms !! Bill supplies all the tools, sculpture stands and air compressors and stone will be available on site for purchase. Students must bring their own safety glasses, gloves and ear plugs.

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'


That dreaded time of the year is upon us. Lawn mowers will be gettin’ fired up this weekend if the rain holds off.

Course for a lot of us, the day will be spent just tryin’ to get the machine back in shape to run one more year.

Seem I remember a bolt that fell outa the bracket that holds the gas tank. That wouldn’t be so bad, but there was this little spacer that wandered off with the bolt in the back forty. So far the pull rope has held up for me, but I’m expectin’ it to snap early in the season. Onea my favorite repairs is windin’ up that return spring after it flies off into the neighbor’s yard.

A friend a mine tried a sheep last year. Says this year he’s gettin’ a goat. Seems the sheep was a little too picky ‘bout his eatin’ habits.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

A quick primer on some vitamins:

Vit. an immunity builder and infection fighter. It is known as an anti-oxidant. For those of us who work indoors everyday, it is essential for healthy eyes. May be taken in supplement form or easily found in fish liver oils, yellow & green fresh vegetables, red pepper or most any fresh vegetable. It is also present in bee pollen.

Vit. B-1 or thiamine is readily found in brewers yeast, wheat germ, whole grains and fresh green leafy vegetables. If one is deficient in thiamine they may be grumpy, nerves on edge, or just plain tired. An over sugary diet, tobacco products or stress destroys this vitamin. This is a water-soluble vitamin which means it does not build in your body, so your daily food or supplement must contain this B vitamin.

Vit. B-5 or panthothenic acid also assists the central nervous system. Some say it may protect against radiation exposure, builds healthy skin and aids digestion. It is also easily destroyed by alcohol, coffee, sugars and more. It should be included in your multi-vitamin or B supplement. In one of Adele Davis’ books, she had mentioned that if you have any feet problems, to take lots of panthothenic acid, well, I can attest that it helped me when I felt like I couldn’t put my feet on the floor. It took a while to kick in, but when it did, I immediately knew it.

Vit. K...promotes proper blood clotting and healthy livers. It is readily found in molasses, soybeans, fish liver oils, most yogurts, alfalfa, papaya and many herbs. Aspirin and rancid oils both destroy this nutrient. If you are doing your yarrow tea for cold prevention, it is present in yarrow also.

Sources: Louise Tenney, Todays Healthy Eating; Earl Mindell, The Vitamin Bible


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