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Friday, February 15, 2002 Volume X, Number 170

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 18th for Presidents’ Day.

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be taking blood donations from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15th at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene. Recognition gifts will be given to all donors.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a large friendly orange tabby cat who needs a loving home. If your cat is missing call 358-6402.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27th in the dining room at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage. Dr. Heath Dillard will speak on "High Blood Pressure." There will be refreshments and recipes.

today's laugh

Bob, now in his freshman year at college, wrote home to Dad:
"Dad, I’ve decided to cut school and get married. I’m engaged to a regular peach."
Dad replied: "Better take my advice, my son, and leave the peach on the parent stem until you are able to preserve it."

"How long have you been working for the National Company?"
"Ever since the office manager threatened to discharge me."


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

Roessler Playing in Luck.

Julius Roessler has surprised himself and everybody else in the gentlemen’s whist club by having an unusual run of luck and is now leading in the games of the present series. Joe McMillan and A. B. Deutsch are tied for second.

Lunch at a Lodge Meeting.

After the regular meeting of the A. O. U. W. lodge last night, the ladies of Olive lodge, Degree of Honor, visited their husbands at the lodge room, taking a supply of refreshments, and all enjoyed a supper. The evening was passed socially with games, etc.

Al Burke is reported sick at Little Rock and may visit his home in Carthage in the near future. He has been doing some tall hustling for the wholesale house he represents, and has just received a substantial prize for outselling his brother salesmen.

  Today's Feature

Initial OK for CVB.

The City Council voted 10-0 Tuesday evening to accept the report submitted by the ad hoc Tourism/Lodging Tax Committee.

The report recommends the creation of an independent Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Although acceptance of the report by the Council carries no guarantee of funding, the Committee was appointed by the Mayor to find an efficient way to utilize the City’s Lodging Tax revenue. The 4% tax on overnight stays in local lodging facilities is expected to produce approximately $120,000 next year.

The Board of Directors for the CVB will initially be made up of two representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, two from Main Street Carthage, and three others with interests in the tourism industry.

Ed Grundy, President of the Main Street Carthage Board told the Council that the CVB was ready to organize as soon as the Council approved the report. He said an organization meeting could take place within a week.

The CVB will first have to be certified as a not-for-profit organization and then negotiate a contract with the City for services.


by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Just as we think things are slowing down they start jumping !! We've had more progress !! Not too long ago our backdoor neighbors removed their half of our shared garage building. Since this left one side exposed we have had our ever so helpful carpenter friend, Steve, busy out here fixing stuff up !! He and his assistant have finished the roof with an overhang and new shingles. The second story, unfortunately. hung over the lower part so they had to brace up the top portion and then add siding to close it all in. The really exciting part about all of this is that we now have a new storage area !! The little space under the top story, once closed in, gives us a looooong narrow area perfect for all of our tables and metal folding chairs !!! AND that darn, huge tent !!!

It may not seem like a big deal but really it is !! We have had these tables and chairs floating everywhere for years !! Now we can get then out of our pottery room and make way for the new wave of would-be sculptors and potters !!

Also on our list of exciting things happening is our new hanging system !! Again, thanks to handy, dandy Steve!! We are trying to invent our own system to help preserve the integrity of the Hyde House walls. As these systems can be very costly as well as very ugly we are striving to install a simple, unobtrusive system. So far we are really pleased with how things are going !! It's not installed yet but that is on our calendar for the end of this show.

Even more exciting.......a new computer !! One of our Board members has found us a wonderful, modern system and with Board approval he will be purchasing it for us very soon !! Thanks, Eddie !!

Our old unit has been giving us a few headaches lately.....our newsletter due out in January has been the computer !! Someone once said computers have minds of their own......We are wondering if ours is named Hal.......... Parking spaces !! Yes !! We have been given the green light by city officials for some off street parking spots ! ! At this time we are not sure how many we can fit out there but some are way better than none !!

'Unveiled' will run through February 22 so if you haven't been by yet there is still time. The Joplin Globe was out and there should be an article in today's paper. Our next opening will be on March 1 for three local artists. Jack Sours, Dudenville, MO, is a potter who works in high fire ceramics. His work is mostly functional, as in bowls, mugs, pitchers and very large storage jars. He is branching out into sculpture and will have a number of hawks and falcons. Lee Ann Sours will have her hand woven fibers and Tom Jones, Carthage will show his latest watercolors.

For more info just call 358-4404. Hours are Tues - Sat. 9am - 3pm. 1110 E 13th Street, Carthage.....Or check out:

Note for Note

sponsored by Main Street Mercantile

This Friday, February 15, The Woodshed is proud to announce a return performance by a local favorite group from over by Joplin. The Johnson Family has one of the best stage acts around, with a mix of old time favorite Bluegrass songs and some fun joking around, not to mention the kids and grandkids doing their part to please the audience. This is their story: Several years ago a little musical band was formed in the living room of the childhood home. Sitting at their daddy's knee, four children were taught to sing and play different kinds of acoustic instruments. This band was eventually known as the Johnson Family Bluegrass. With music being a part of their everyday life, the Johnson family developed a unique blend of Bluegrass style music which includes a variety of rhythms and harmony.

Good wholesome family fun accompanies this family band and offers listening pleasure to anyone with a taste for clean, fresh Bluegrass. We'll open the evening with local favorites No Apparent Reason at 7:30 pm. Known as the 'guys from The Woodshed' around here, these four musicians have a style that's a real crowd pleaser.

You'll tap your feet and laugh til you hurt when they take the stage.

Just Jake Talkin'


The Council voted to postpone the liquor ordinance, the fireworks ordinance and the definin’ a church ordinance so they wouldn’t have ta talk about such things durin’ the next meetin’ cause it’s student day. I figure it’s more that the members don’t want to have anything too serious for that meetin’ ‘cause it’s usually just a fun time for the Council. Some routine business does get taken care of and the bills get paid, but no real discussion goes on.

The Council did reduce their compensation from $75 to $50 bucks a month. No one voted against.

Council member Ronnie Wells was the only member to vote against the temporary reduced fees at the Golf Course. He has also consistently voted against the course improvement project. A lone voice in the park.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Warm. Cold. Warm. Cold. It doesn’t take much of a genius to know we are living in the Ozarks. The robins looked so cold the other morning, but I am surely happy to see them. It is a true sign that spring is just around the corner.

Steven Horne is a teacher. He is based in Utah and is a teacher of better health through the use of nutrition especially the use of herbs. He runs a clinic and also authors several newsletters. The following are some of his suggestions:

Cough: To help expel mucus and irritants from the lungs (making the cough productive), use expectorants (BRN-AV, AL-J, Yerba Santa, Garlic, Lobelia). For a dry cough consider combination Four, HY-C or Lobelia. To soothe sore throat tickle suck on slippery elm. For a nervous cough try VAL extract.

Dandruff: Jojoba oil rubbed into the scalp may relieve dandruff problems. Dandruff can be related to stress ( B-Complex, NutriCalm, STR-J). Or consider rinsing hair with bayberry tea.

Diarrhea: the usual treatment is with bulking agents (psyllium, activated charcoal, Nature’s Three Bentonite, Slippery Elm) and/or astringent herbs (yarrow, red raspberry, whiteoak bark). Replace lost electrolytes with Combination Potassium. To help prevent diarrhea while traveling take Acidophilus.

Inflammation: IF-C, Pycnogenol, yarrow, Licorice, Butcher’s Broom, Zinc, Target Defense, bromelain, chamomile.

* This article is meant for informational purposes
and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.


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