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Friday, January 18, 2002 Volume X, Number 150

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room. Karen Fenstermacher, FNP, will speak on "Diabetes: What is Good Care?" Snacks and refreshments provided.

Did Ya Know?. . .Area Hospitals are in serious need of blood donations. The CBCO Bloodmobile will be from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 22nd in the Freeman Health System, 1102 W. 32nd street, Joplin, MO.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage United Way will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at 12 noon on Thurs., January 24th, at the Leggett & Platt Cornell Conference Center, Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has a gentle & quiet 9-month-old tricolored tabby cat who needs a home. For more information call 358-6402.

today's laugh

Professor- "Hawkins, what is a synonym?"
Student- "It’s a word you use in place of another when you cannot spell the other one."

Employer- "Do you think you know enough to be useful to this office?"
Office Boy- "Know enough? Why, I left my last place because the boss said I knew too much."


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


Candidates File Affidavits as to the Expense of "Being in Politics."

Candidates on the county ticket at the late election, who have so far filed affidavits of campaign expenses as required by law, report as follows:

John M. Armstrong, Democratic candidate for public administrator, committee assessment $5, newpaper notice $10, total $15.

R. A. Mooneyham, Democratic candidate for prosecuting attorney, cards $32, committee assessment $100, Joplin committee $15, banners $3.25, cigars, $2.50 polling second ward Carthage $3.50, biography and cut $10, Ragsdale $5, Wilkerson $5, Haven $5, Alvea Bros. $4, Buergy cash $5, total $186.25.

Obe Witmer, Democratic candidate for representative western district, committee assessment $50, banners $10, cards $8.75, total $68.75.

Thos. Hackney, Democratic candidate for representative eastern district, assessment county committee $50, railroad fare $9, M. E. Blake $4, Jas. Higgins $5, A. R. McMurran $5, J. Stalker $2, total $75.

Albert Rich, Democratic candidate for sheriff, announcements prior to nomination $55, committee assessment $100, banners $14, cards $10, total $179.

Wm. Lochrie, Democratic candidate for county treasurer, announcements prior to nomination $40, cards $10.50, two committee assessments $100, newspaper notice $10, cigars $5.50, total $166.

Henry Atkins, Democratic candidates for associate judge in the eastern district, announcements before nomination $7.50, county committee assessment $50, cards $2.50, cigars $3, total $63.

Sherman M. Qualles, Democratic candidate for county assessor, announcements $15, cigars $34, cards $15, committee assessment $100, donation to Webb City Bryan club $2, total $166.

  Today's Feature

Mayoral Race Contributions.

The candidates for Carthage Mayor, incumbent Kenneth Johnson and challenger Lujene Clark, have both filed their Election Committee Quarterly Disclosure Report at the County Clerk’s office. The reports show both candidates with respectable campaign contributions.

Mayor Johnson shows a total of $2,980 in contributions with $1080 of that coming from a fund raiser. Expenditures shown totaled $724.65 leaving a total on hand of $2,255.35.

Clark shows contributions of $2,630, a personal loan of $1,000 to her own campaign, and $829.23 received for in-kind contributions. The total comes to $4,459 with the $2,630 being shown as coming from a fund raiser. Expenditures are shown as $2,560.43 leaving a total on hand of $1,069.57.

The race is generating interest for several reasons. Johnson, if elected, would be the first Carthage Mayor to serve more than one term since the 1940’s. Clark is the first woman to run for the post.

City elections will be on April 2 with the Mayor, five Council members, and three School Board members to be elected.

ArtForum Sponsored Group Exhibit Unveiled.

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Opening tonight is a group exhibit brought to us by a local group of artists calling themselves Art Forum. "Unveiled" was open to any artists wishing to exhibit some of their work depicting the human form. Since every artist has his or her own idea as to what the human body can look like you will notice right away that some of the work really can not be identified as human !!

Call it artistic license..........With more that seventeen artists participating it is a collection of the most types of mediums we have ever assembled n one place !! Mediums include leather, porcelain, stone( alabaster & tivoli), pastel, watercolor, computer generated images, oil, graphite, conte crayon, charcoal, concrete ( yes, concrete), wood, terra cotta, plaster, bronze, gourds, mixed media and photography........whew !!

We appreciate all the time and energy the ArtForum hanging committee has put into bringing you this exhibit ! Yay !!

Someone else did all the hard work and artCentral only had kitchen duty !!! Seems like a dream !! A big thank you to Matt, Penny and Debbie !!

ArtForum is a continuing conversation among artists........they get together every so often to talk about art, art trends, offer critiques and general support of their fellow artists. One need not be an artist to join in the fun just be interested in art !! We do other stuff check out new restaurants en masse, near and far.....gather at someone's home or studio for lively conversations and good food and have in the past organized road trips and drawing sessions !! It's a great group of people and if you'd like to join us sometime just call Matt at the gallery and he can give you all the necessary info !

Tonight will be another fun evening of art, friends and good food !! We plan to serve Spinach and Artichoke dip, Smoked Salmon and Cucumber canapés and Stuffed Mushrooms..........hope to see you around the dining room table !!

For more info just call 358-4404. Hours are Tues - Sat. 9am - 3pm. Or check out

Just Jake Talkin'


They say money talks, so it looks like there may be more than a few conversations goin’ on durin’ the race for Mayor.

‘Course, in comparison, the amount a money gonna be spent on this race is pretty much peanuts for those lookin’ at even the upcomin’ County races.

From those I’ve talked to from time to time, a full County race will cost at least $20,000 and $40,000 could be gobbled up in a highly contested race per candidate. But those races are for jobs that pay in the $50,000 range. The Mayor of Carthage brings home a little over $4,000 a year.

If ya look at the money bein’ raised for the campaign, the next Mayor will prob’ly spend more than a year’s salary on the race. I don’t think they’re in it for the money.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Let is SNOW! If it is going to be winter and cold, let it be beautiful. We could use the moisture.

Peppermint oil has come under the spotlight again for use by those with migraine headaches. Researchers in Germany found that a blend of peppermint oil and grain alcohol (not isopropyl) mixed and rubbed on temples could almost alleviate the pain on contact. I have used peppermint oil in water for many years as a breath freshener and digestive aid. Put some in your water after a meal and enjoy both fresher breath and easier digestion. Remember that with any essential oil, a little goes a long way!

Speaking of oils, lavender oil is again one of my favorites. It is excellent for calming frazzled nerves and use in the bath for relaxing and it’s well known anti-bacterial properties. Try some to help relieve the pain from burns. A few summers back, a gentleman came in to tell me how well it had worked for him after a radiator had squirted out all over his upper body. He swears by it for he and all his family, from simple grease splatters to his more serious burns.

Rosemary is known to stimulate hair growth. The oil is often mixed in shampoos and conditioners to increase hair growth. A treatment I like is massaged into the scalp and left on overnight. It is greasy, but after the hair is washed in the morning, it has a beautiful shine. After this winter dryness, it is time for one.

There are many other essential oils used for varying purposes. Books on aromatherapy, which involves the use of essential oils in massage and atomizers are readily available.

My favorite new book: Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis A. Balch.


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