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Friday, July 19, 2002 Volume XI, Number 23

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., July 24th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room. Beckah Emeterio will speak about the services, books and resources available through the American Diabetes Association.

Did Ya Know?. . .Covenant World Outreach, 2623 S. Chapel Rd., is having a "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible School from 6:30-9 p.m., July 22nd-26th. Preschool through 6th grade are invited. Call 359-8500.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

today's laugh

Do you know what Cinderella said to the photographer?
Someday my prints will come.

We live in the space age. The other day somebody said to me, "Do you know what astronauts eat?"
"No," I said.
"Launch meat," he answered.

Did you hear about the two silkworms that got in a race and ended up in a tie?

What happened to the pelican who stuck his head into the light socket?
He got an electric bill.


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


The city council met in special session last night to consider the matter of lighting the Chautauqua grounds. The session was a brief one.

The light committee reported in favor of honoring the contract already in existence to furnish and install the wires for the grounds, and furnish forty lights during the Chautauqua session for $100 per annum. The report was adopted unanimously. Thus the long discussion of the night before was quickly settled.

Should be a Full Attendance.

Let there be a full attendance at the mass meeting of citizens in the court house Friday night. Among other things an opportunity will be given all to join the Commercial club, an organization which is working with might and main for the upbuilding of Carthage.

  Today's Feature

School Enrollment Schedule.

The Carthage R-9 School District has scheduled its first day of class for the upcoming school year on August 19, 2002.

All elementary students new to the district will be enrolled at the school which they will attend from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, or Thursday, August 8. Persons with questions regarding boundaries of elementary districts may call Dr. Mark Baker at 359-7001.

Children who are five years of age before August 1 are eligible to enroll for kindergarten.

Junior High School students who have not previously enrolled, are scheduled to enroll on the following days:

All 7th grade students on Monday, August 5 at 9 a.m.

All 8th grade students on Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m.

All 9th grade students on Tuesday, August 6 at 1 p.m.

Senior High School students , who have not previously enrolled, should select their classes and complete schedules on August 5 or August 6, from 8 a.m. to noon, or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Miss Lewis Wins NFLCC
Best of Show.

At this year’s NFLCC (National Fishing Lure Collectors Club) National Show & Meeting, held on July 12, 13 and 14 in Knoxville, TN, Miss Morgan Lewis, age 12, tied for first place in the youth division with her Heddon & Southbend lure exhibit.

Approximately 15 young people from across the country brought displays to the competition. Miss Lewis was pleasantly surprised at the club business meeting when Gibby Gibson, NFLCC President, called her to the stage and awarded her with the Best of Show plaque.

Her father, Downtown Carthage UPS driver Rob Lewis, said, "Morgan had no intention of actually winning anything. She just thought it would be neat to take along her collection to display. I always remind people that Morgan has traded for, or purchased, almost every lure in her display, and is very knowledgeable concerning the tackle she collects. She travels with me to several Tackle meets throughout the Midwest, and is one of the Youth co-hosts of the region 7 NFLCC meet held in January every year in Carthage.

"I know that I’m very lucky to have a daughter that shares interests in the same activities I do. When not on the brown truck you will find us together somewhere. These kids grow up so fast, and in such a fast world. I want every minute I can spend with her!"

Morgan and Rob frequently make themselves available for free identification and appraisal of old lures.

Come Check Us Out.

by Robin Putnam, artCentral know that old saying.....when it rains it pours.......well we found out recently ( and the hard way ) that when it rains lightening is close behind and really, really ruins your computer, phone lines, etc.......the worst part (besides the cost of a new modem and installation !) is realizing how much time we spend in front of this goofy machine and how mixed up your days are until it's back !!!

Now that we're back on track.......artCamp starts next week ! We do have a Saturday class.....Collage .......that has room for a few more kids. One spot is left in the Chinese class and the Mosaic class ( both 2 day classes ). As a reminder to need to bring a sack lunch, we have pop available for fifty cents and a refrigerator and microwave if needed.

Kids should be dropped off a bit before 10am to ensure classes starting on time and picked up at 2:30pm. While we appreciate parents arriving early to pick up their me......the kids do not want to see their mom there thirty minutes (or even fifteen minutes) before class ends. For some reason they all hate being the first one to leave !! Go figure !

We want to say thanks to all the parents and grandparents who are taking time out of their busy schedules to bring the kids here ! We're sure everyone will be pleased in the end !

The new exhibit is up at Shellie's. Janet Carpenter, Kansas City, brought her work down and we got it hung on Sunday.

Looks great....check it out over ( a personal favorite ) a California bacon sandwich.....or whatever.......207 W. Third, one block west of the square. Janet's work will be there until October 13.

Our Membership Show opening last Friday night was great ! We have a panel of judges who pick Best of Show for a fifty dollar prize. This year we had a tie. The two artists will split the big bucks and we offer our congratulations to them. This year's winner(s) Debbie Reed for her mixed media piece titled Masks and yours truly for a limestone sculpture titled Destrier owned by Don Knost.

The Membership Show will be in the main gallery until August 16th so there is lots of time to get in and check it out ! We sold three pieces at the opening but that means there are at least 20 more still for sale!!

Speaking of sales......we want to thank Richard Logsdon for exhibiting with us. He had a wonderful show which was proven by the fact that we sold eight ( YES...8 !!) of his paintings !! It is a record for us !! And even better....for those that missed out....we hope to install his work at Shellie's this coming January !! He'll have to paint, paint, paint !! Go Richard Go !

We are very excited to announce that since November we have sold almost 10,000 dollars worth of original, local art !!

Honestly........we rock............

More next week......For more info call 358-4404. Hours : Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm. Sunday Noon - 5pm 1110 E. 13th Street ( 2 blks East off River ) and

Just Jake Talkin'


Onea my summer jobs as a kid growin’ up was ta sweep the crickets off the sidewalk in front of my parents sundry store. I’m not just talkin’ a critter here and there, one summer ya couldn’t walk to the front door without hearin’ the crunch under foot.

I don’t know why they chose the spot to die. Maybe the street light nearby attracted them, or the temperature of the concrete walks. I just know the storm gutter would be full after I was finished sweepin’.

Most folks don’t care for crickets for some reason. The only time I have a problem is when one creeps into the house and then chirps as I’m tryin’ to get to sleep. One move to try and find ‘em and they stop. Just as I’m ‘bout ta dose off, they start up again. Onea the many blessings of nature I guess.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Hard to believe that the 4th of July has come and gone...Christmas must be just around the corner! If you suffered from mosquito bites like I did while watching the fireworks display and chiggars while exploring with Grandson, you may also find that applying lavendar oil to the bites stops the itching.

With blueberry season coming to an end, lets talk a little about a cousin to the blueberry, bilberry. Bilberry is a shrubby perennial plant that grows in the woods in colder climates. It is often referred to as huckleberry. During World War II, bomber pilots reported improved night vision after eating bilberries. Currently in Europe, herbal preparation of the bilberry fruit are used to enhance poor circulation in the eye, thereby aiding with eye conditions such as night blindness, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. On one human study, bilberry extract plus Vit. E. stopped the progression of cataract formation in forty-eight of fifty patients with cataracts. In Germany the dried berries are sold for treating diarrhea and minor inflammations of the throat and mouth.

References: 1.Flavonoid Revolution by Michael Colgan & Lesley Colgan. 2. Bravetti G. "Preventative medical treatment of senile cataract with Vit. E antho-cyanosides: clinical evaluation." Ann Ouamol Clin Ocul 1989.

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


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