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Friday, February 1, 2002 Volume X, Number 160

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Senior High Band Salad Luncheon will be held from 11a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5th at the Fairview Christian Church. The cost is $4 to help pay for the band trip to San Antonio over spring break.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library’s first Saturday Used Booksale will be from 8 a.m.-noon on Sat., Feb. 2nd, at the Library Annex, 510 South Garrison Ave., Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a large friendly adult male orange tabby who needs a hom. If your cat is missing call 358-6402 as soon as possible.

today's laugh

"Yes, he’s a year old now, and he’s been walking since he was eight months."
"Really? He must be awfully tired!"

"You say that he is real sure of himself?"
"I’ll say he is. He even does crossword puzzles with a pen."

"Do you want to get next to something there’s a lot of money in?"
"Well, go downtown and lean against a bank."


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

A Taffy Pull for Students.

Miss Rose Hankins gave her pupils a taffy pull last night at her school room. Games were played while the candy was being made at E. Knell’s, downstairs. Then each with pan and buttered hands rushed forth to get a share. Prof. Auten took a picture of the merrymakers.

The party consisted of Misses Clara Kesweter, Fannie Stebbins, Edna Hufft, Lola Pence, Ollie Sprouse, Byrd Elliott, Jennie Perry, Gay Chambers, Mand Hughes, Neva Purcell, Rose Hankins, Nellie Hughes, Emma Knell, Mrs. Lauderbach; Messrs. Frank Finn, Karl Purcell, C. E. Reed and Prof. Auten.

Woodford Shannon’s house is rapidly nearing completion, and he expects to occupy it by the last of this month. Woodford smiles like a man with a secret when his friends express surprise at the homelike elegance and size of his "bachelor ballroom."

  Today's Feature

Certificate of Appropriateness Requested.

The Carthage Planning, Zoning, and Historic Preservation Comission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. The Commission is scheduled to hear two requests for certificates of appropiateness for properties located within historic districts.

The City of Carthage is seeking the approval of the Commission to demolish the property located at 116-128 W. 3rd Street. The City recently purchased the property from Larry Allen after the property was condemned.

Richard and Kathleen Straight are also seeking the Commission’s certification for an addition to property located at 915 S. Maple.

City Code requires a certificate of appropriateness for demoliton of real property located within designated historic districts.

The Code does allow for numerous alterations of property within the historic district that are clasified as maintenance. Painting, siding, air conditioning, roofing, replacement windows, and other modifications are considered maintenance and allowed without a certificate.

Just Jake Talkin'


The Planning, Zoning, and Historic Preservation Commission has historically deemed a wide variety of development as appropriate. They have been guided by the City Code which specifically states it is not the intent of the ordinance to favor any particular period of architecture.

Basically, the Code only says that the structures should not disrupt the general appearance of a neighborhood. Some folks have disagreed with the Commission in the past, especially when new construction comes to an older neighborhood.

The Code even allows for additions to older homes as long as the addition does not materially detract from the existing structure. The historic district designation is in all actuality little more than a statement of intent of preservation on the honor system.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

byMari An Willis

Sinus problems are a typical complaint this time of year. It is annoying to have that constant drip, but healthier in the long run. some traditional herbs used to treat sinus problems are as follows:

• Echinacea, 1/2 - 1 tsp. of tincture three to four times per day for a week to ten days at a time to stimulate the immune system. Be sure to break for a few days after the treatment so your body will not adapt to the herb.

• Garlic, one or two raw cloves or two to three times a day. yes, this may seem like a lot, but it is not considering the new flus and frequency of exposure to illness. A stronger dosage may be necessary if symptoms are present.

• Cayenne, 1/4 tsp. of tincture two to three times daily; for its compound capsaicin, which helps decongest nasal passages. One easy way to get the formula down and wake you up in the morning is to stir some of the powder in with a glass of cold water, some lemon juice, and a little maple syrup or honey.

• Goldenseal, 1/2 tsp. of tincture or two capsules twice daily to boost immunity and fight bacterial infection.

One may choose essential oils to help clear the sinuses and soothe mucous membranes. Steam inhalation or apply to pressure points.

• Eucalyptus: antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant

• Peppermint: antimicrobial, expectorant, antiseptic

• Tea tree: antibacterial, immuno-stimulant, antiviral, expectorant

Sources: Natural Health Handbook and Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss


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