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Friday, August 23, 2002 Volume XI, Number 48

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Powers Museum will have a Junior Ragtime Contest on Sat., Aug. 31st. Entries are due by Sat., Aug. 24th. There is no entry fee. For more info call Powers Museum at 358-2667.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes next week, Mon.-Fri., Aug. 26th through Aug. 30th. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up, between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans while the sprayer is in the area.

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th in the dining room at the McCune-Brooks Hospital. The topic will be "Care for your Kidneys: Blood Sugar and Kidney Disease," with speaker Jane Bycroft, RN.

today's laugh

Doctor: Nurse, how is that little boy who swallowed a quarter this morning?

Nurse: No change yet.

Two psychiatrists passed each other on the street and one said, "Good morning, how are you." And the other one said, "I wonder what he meant by that?"

A bargain is anything today you can buy today at yesterday’s prices.


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

Has a Friend With the Circus.

Gus Dunbar, a trapeze performer with the Ringling circus, which is at Joplin today, writes his old friend, J. H. White, of R. H. Rose’s department store, asking him to come to Joplin and call on him "in the dressing room behind the big tent."

Mr. Dunbar an Mr. White were boyhood friends in Ohio. Now Dunbar is the best trapeze performer in the country. Mr. White will visit his old friend at Joplin tonight or tomorrow morning.

Cutting a Doorway.

F. B. Hatch is having a doorway cut on the second floor of his north side building from the hall into the middle room. Justice Claud L. Berry, who occupies the small rear rooms, says he will use the large center room as a court room — if he "is nominated and elected just of the peace."

  Today's Feature

West Nile Virus Moves Outside of St. Louis.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced Wednesday that it has received the first report of a preliminary positive case of West Nile virus in a Missouri resident outside the St. Louis area. This brings to 11 the current number of preliminary positive reports of the virus in DHSS records. The most recent case is a 24-year-old female in Buchanan County in northwest Missouri.

"While this is a new development in Missouri’s West Nile virus situation, it is not an unexpected one," said Dr. Howard Pue.

"We’re receiving reports of mosquitoes, birds, and horses testing positive for the virus from many parts of the state now. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before we received our first report of a Missouri resident testing positive for the West Nile virus in another part of the state. We just ask that Missourians continue to take appropriate measures to prevent the virus."

A quarter horse near Republic, Missouri has been diagnosed with West Nile virus according a story in the Springfield News-Leader.

Art Opening Tonight at the Hyde House Gallery

news release from artCentral

Tonight is the opening of the exhibit entitled, "Soul Food to Go." On Friday, August 23 from 6pm to 8pm we’ll be sampling Robin’s great food and viewing some very interesting conceptual art created by Tom Edwards.

Tom and his wife, Betty, live in an eighty year old farm house located between Bentonville and Bella Vista, Arkansas. He teaches and works in a studio which is a converted fifty year old barn. In his studio he produces drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, lost wax castings, and photography.

Included in this show will be a collaborative work. He had asked his students to draw something that related to their feelings about the terrorist attack of September 11. He then executed his painting in combination with their symbols and words. One of these paintings was presented to the Borough of Manhattan Community College located a few blocks from ground zero in New York City.

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th Phone 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


From the results of the Carlton/Crane vote recount, it appears that our vote countin’ system in Jasper County is in pretty good shape.

From the reports I’ve seen, each candidate ended up with one more vote that was originally reported. I’m guessin’ that if they counted again they might each loose a vote. But considerin’ the number of votes, near on to 13,000 ‘tween ‘em, I’d say that’s not bad.

From what I’m seein’, the next recount will be the Noodler/Burton race for the State Senate. Jasper, Dade, and Newton County will get a chance to see which does the better job of gettin’ the votes right the first time. I’m bettin’ Jasper County comes in top on the list.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Chaparral is botanically known as Larrea tridentata and has the common names of Greasewood and Creosote. It is one of the world’s oldest plants and flourishes in the arid Arizona deserts.

Like so many desert plants, Chaparral produces strong anti-stress saponins and other protective agents. One of these natural compounds is NDGA, and thought responsible for the therapeutic benefits attributed to chaparral.

NDGA (nor-dihydroguaiaretic acid) has been identified as an antioxidant and useful in negating the effects of free radicals in the tissues and cells.

Researchers at the Universities of Nevada and Utah isolated NDGA from the leaves of a Chaparral plant after a cancer victim was miraculously cured. The 87 year old patient began consuming chaparral daily and in a few short months cured a facial cancer.

Dr. Ronald Pardinia of the University of Nevada indicated the NDGA was a potent inhibitor of mitochondrial enzymes which in turn inhibits the cancer growth. And because of its negating effect on free radicals Chaparral has other applications. Free radicals can break down the lubricating synovial fluid in joints resulting in a loss of lubricity and subsequent inflammation. Deterioration of synovial fluid is a classic symptom associated with inflammatory arthritis.

The above information was supplied by Arizona Naturals.
* This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.


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