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Friday, December 13, 2002 Volume XI, Number 126

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society’s Gift Shop for Pets and Pet Lovers will be open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th. A mini "Flea Market" will also be featured. Santa arrives at 11:30 for pictures. Proceeds help Carthage’s neediest animals. Vendors may call 358-6808.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Sanctuary Choir and friends of the Carthage First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, will present the musical, Christmas is Jesus, at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 13th and at 10:30 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 15th. Directed by Deletta Tompkins.

Did Ya Know?. . .Auditions for Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre’s next production, "Sylvia" by A. R. Gurney will be on Sundays, Dec. 15th and 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, Carthage. Call 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 for more information.

today's laugh

Christmas is the season when both money and the children sprout wings.

Silence is golden, but most people were born on the silver standard.

Husband: I saw the doctor today about my loss of memory.
Wife: What did he do?
Husband: He made me pay him in advance.


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


Party Came Out in a Special Car to

Inspect White River Road.

A party of Missouri Pacific officials came out from St. Louis last night in a special car, arriving here at 8 a.m., and is spending the day driving over the city and out along the proposed routes of the White River railroad into the city from the east. They will be here till 1 o’clock in the morning, when the special car goes south.

Those in the party are Manager Cotter, General Supt. Gould, Chief Engineer H. Rohwer and Solicitor W. H. Phelps.

Afternoon Party.

The O.K.P. girls gave a party yesterday afternoon at the home of Miss Myrtle Irwin. The same crowd held forth this afternoon at the home of Miss Alma Putnam. There will be still another afternoon party next Monday at the home of Miss Enright.

  Today's Feature

Meth Killed 11 Month Old.

Carthage Police Chief Dennis Veach confirmed the arrest of Dennis Duane Doubet of Carthage yesterday morning during a media conference. Doubet has been charged with creating a controlled substance and 2nd Degree murder in connection with the death of his 11 month old son Zarrin.

According to Veach the child was taken to the McCune Brooks Hospital Emergency Room on September 23 by his parents. The Police Department was contacted and told the child may have ingested an unknown substance and died.

Preliminary results of an autopsy indicated the child had ingested Coleman fuel and other unknown substances. Specific toxicology results were received this week. That information and results of an investigation, which included searches of the residence at 418 Clevenger and interviews that confirmed narcotic activity occurring at the residence on a regular basis, concluded that Zarrin Doubet died from ingesting the "leftovers" from a Methamphetamine "cook."

It is unclear at this time how the child obtained the bottle that held the substance. Doubet was released on $25,000 bond.

Homes Tour a Success at the Hyde House.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

A big thanks goes out to Victorian Carthage for organizing the Christmas Homes Tour and including artCentral on their list of places to see.

Hundreds of people attended the event and hopefully a few more people now know where artCentral is located. ArtCentral’s gallery, the Hyde House, is located one block east of River on Thirteenth Street, near the Fairview Greenhouse. We are thankful to have the use of this lovely house and grounds which were owned by the late Katherine Hyde. We had great sales of cookbooks and pottery during the tour. They make great Christmas gifts and we still have some left so come by if you are looking for a special gift.

Also currently on display are the works of the Ozark Artists Colony downstairs in the Main Gallery, and the work of Dan McWilliams is upstairs in the Members Gallery. We also have handwoven scarves, tablerunners, and throws. Prints by Lowell Davis and Bob Tommey are also available. If you are out on the square this week, stop in at Shellie’s Cuisine Downtown and see the artwork displayed there. Shellie’s is an artCentral satellite gallery.

The year has gone by quickly and we are making plans for next year. The Main Gallery is all booked for 2003. Classes are being planned for adults. If you are interested in taking classes on working with pastels, call the gallery and leave your name and number. Tentatively, we hope to start classes in January which will be on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


Talked to a guy the other day who said his kids, who grew up in Texas and California, got to see their first snow the other day here in Carthage. Growin’ up in these parts, ‘course I can’t remember the first snow I saw.

I can remember ridin’ home from my grandparents house with my parents on a Thanksgivin’ night and bein’ stuck in traffic ‘cause nobody could make it up a hill. Dad finally turned around and we took some back road around the traffic snarl. That was some snow storm, but I’m sure it wasn’t the first I’d seen.

Snow was always just somethin’ to take for granted. That and in later years the treat of bein’ outa school for a day or two. I still look forward to a snow or two each year, but now I favor the 60 degree days more.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Maybe because of the nature of my work as an herbalist, I like to see things as they were. More emphasis on our roots (no pun intended) of health and well being from plants. Things are moving so quickly that it is easy to overlook the wisdom of those who proceeded us. Our ancestors didn’t survive without a knowledge of the land and use of what it had to offer. It is so much better to utilize that which is readily available to us. Sounds hard, but it can be easy with certain plants. Look at dandelion for example. How many of us have access to them in our own yards or even a park? Boneset is a common Ozark herb which works wonders with aches and pains and also stimulates the immune system. The tea can help break a sweat to relieve fevers. Echinacea is common in our area as is mullien, poke, chickweed, nettles, juniper to name only a few.

Some say that herbs are just treating symptoms. In addition to their other healing properties, relieving symptoms is not necessarily a bad thing. When it involves reducing inflammation so the body can be it. When we use herbs, we are nourishing our bodies with balance. In one sense, they also keep us in touch with who we are through our ancestral teachings. We credit Native Americans with much of our herbal knowledge, of which they had plenty, but many pioneers learned about plants from books brought with or trial and error: either way, the knowledge is in our "memories."


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