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Friday, March 22, 2002 Volume X, Number 195

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society, 13860 Dog Kennel Lane, has a friendly gray and white male cat who needs a loving home. Come find out what you can do to help Carthage’s neediest animals. If your pet is lost or missing call 358-6402.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Jasper County Health Department has a free Hepatitis A vaccine available for children 2-18 years of age. Call 417-358-3111 or 1-877-879-9131 to schedule an appointment.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Youth Softball League sign-ups will be from
6-8 p.m. on Mon., March 25th and Mon., April 1st at the Fairview Elementary School.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m on Wed., March 27th in the dining room of the McCune-Brooks Hospital. Debbie Herst, RD, CDE, will speak about National Nutrition Month.

today's laugh

Matt: Did you see that conductor? He glared at me as if I hadn’t paid my fare.
Pat: And what did you do?
Matt: I glared right back as if I did.

First girl: Weren’t you kind of nervous when your boyfriend gave you all those beautiful gifts?
Second girl: No. I just kept calm and collected.


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


New Telephone Company Contemplates Refreshing Improvement.

The Mineral Belt Telephone company will introduce in the Joplin office a multiple switch board at a cost of $25,000, says the News Herald.

A multiple switch board is one wherein subscribers do not have to twist a crank to ring a bell in order to notify central. The placing of a receiver to one’s ear is all that is necessary.

When the receiver is removed from its mechanical resting place, central is notified by a flash light. This is a successful system and saves time. Additional wires will be run to Carthage and the entire system between Joplin, Webb City, Carterville, Oronogo, and Carthage will be connecting into a metallic circuit.

  Today's Feature

Wyman Announces Candidacy.

Judge Jane Wyman has announced her candidacy for Division VI Associate Circuit Judge in Jasper County. Judge Wyman has served in that position since October 2001, and is seeking election in November 2002.

Prior to becoming an attorney and a judge, she spent 18 years working with families and children. Judge Wyman was born, educated, and raised her family in Jasper County. She received her bachelors’ degree from Missouri Southern State College, and her law degree from the University of Tulsa. Judge Wyman practiced law in Carthage with Spradling-Wyman L.L.C. for nine years.

Her community and public service positions include serving as a Regent and past president of the Missouri Southern State College Board of Regents, a director of the Jasper County Association for Social Services, assistant Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney and assistant Jasper County Counselor.

A media conference is scheduled by Judge Wyman today at noon in the Carthage Courthouse.

With spring comes flowers
and change!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

For those who heard about the big garden show in Joplin this last weekend but didn't attend.......there was actually some art there, too !! Some said it was hard to find due to all the greenery !! Spiva had the opportunity to showcase one of their fund raisers.....the 12 by 12's. That's where artists paint, sculpt of whatever the size of 12 inches by 12 inches and the pieces are then displayed sort of like a quilt and then auctioned off. The artists donate these pieces. We hope it was a big success for all participating. Maybe next year there will be more art !! seems the creature with the large teeth and nasty disposition is still enjoying the good life in our storage unit !

Guess we weren't as smart as we thought we were !! I guess if we had to live by our instincts and wits alone we'd be a better for the thing. Any suggestions as to how we should or could extract the thing ?

With the first day of spring come and gone we are hoping for some lovely weather. Nothing better than seeing the grass turn green and the bulbs start blooming !! Those that work outside could use a little warmer days. Guess we just need to be patient.....warm will come soon enough !

April 12th will be the next exhibit opening and we will have Clydine Ridenhour, Springfield, in the main gallery and Janet Carpenter, Kansas City, in the Member's Gallery.

April 14th will be a new installation of art work at Shellie's. We appreciate the artists helping us out with this endeavor. If you haven't been in to see the present exhibit you still have some time. If you like beautiful colors, flowers or pastels these are some of the finest you'll see in the four states!!

More next week......For more info call 358-4404. Hours : Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 3pm. 1110 E. 13th Street and

Just Jake Talkin'


In case ya weren’t aware, those trees out in the parkway, the land between the sidewalk and the street, aren’t yours.

Most folks will argue that fact as long as the tree is alive and providin’ shade for the front yard. When the tree dies, however, the true owner, the City, is typically asked to remove that deadwood before it becomes a danger. The City has little choice, since, the tree is their responsibility, or liability as the case might be.

The situation becomes a little less clear when a tree on the City parkway grows to the point of breakin’ up your sidewalk, which also rests on the City parkway. The sidewalk is your responsibility. You can see why folks get a little confused about trees and sidewalks, especially if you (or your grandfather) planted the tree without consultin’ the City.

This is some fact, but, mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

I was browsing through Earl Mindell’s The Vitamin Bible* for the umpteenth time and decided this was worth sharing again.

BORON is a mineral said to aid in estrogen’s role in building bone and helping to convert Vit. D to an absorbable form so that it may be utilized by calcium. Memory and brain functions are said to improve with boron as well as stronger cell walls. Boron is also said to improve the libido.

In his book, he also gives a good rundown of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients of which one may have questions. In the amino acid category, L-arginine, which is necessary for the normal function of the pituitary gland, is also referred to as "the natural viagra." I remember when it was the hottest diet supplement used at night for helping to metabolize stored fat and increase muscle. Earl Mindell suggests combining it with L-ornithine for maximum results. This individual amino acid should not be taken by children or those with scizophrenic conditions.

His suggestion for chronic bad breath.......chlorophyll (the concentrated form from green vegetables/plants), acidophilus, and a zinc supplement. I’ll add proper dental care and a goodly amount of water.

*Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century.
* This article is meant for informational purposes only
and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.


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