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Friday, May 10, 2002 Volume X, Number 230

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern star will have a Salad Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10th at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple. Lunch is $4.00 for adults.

Did Ya Know?. . .Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 796 S. Stone Lane Carthage, will have "The Wizard of Oz" auditions at 7 p.m. on Sun., May 12th. All ages needed.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will be on the Carthage square from 11-3 p.m. on Sat., May 11th for a Special Adoption Day. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Grand Opening of Innovative Industries, Inc., a non-profit organization that employs physically & mentally handicapped individuals, will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th at Centennial & Grand Ave.

today's laugh

Why is a clock the most modest piece of furniture?
Because it covers its face with its hands, and runs down its own works.

What’s the difference between the North and South Pole?
All the difference in the world.

What’s the largest room in the world?
The room for improvement.


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


Railroad Grader on the M.K. & T. Killed by a Blast.

Claud Dyer,a railroad grader at work in the cut of the M., K. & T. road being built into Joplin, was killed by a delayed shot yesterday at a point near New Chitwood.

Only two of the three shots went off, he went back to look at the third and it threw his body forty feet into the air.

Can’t Keep it Secret.

The splendid work of Dr.King’s New Life Pills is daily coming to light. No such grand remedy for liver and bowel troubles was ever known before. Thousands bless them for curing constipation, sick headache, biliousness, jaundice and indigestion. Try them. 25 at A. H. Caffee & Co. drug store.

  Today's Feature

Dirt Water & Kids

The Carthage Police Department is preparing for its third annual Mudstock to be held at the Meyers Park Development near Wal-Mart on Saturday , June 29. This year’s theme of "Dirt, Water, Kids" is descriptive of the event and will open from noon to 3 p.m.

The Carthage Fire Department furnishes the water, dirt is hauled in and the kids work their way through an obstacle course constructed in the mire.

The event is free to Carthage kids with the target group being 9 to 15.

"But we won’t turn away any Carthage Kids," says Office Kevin Provins.

In years past officers and other adults have been known to get down and dirty with the kids and their parents, who often also participate.

Participants are required to wear a shirt, shoes and socks. Sandals are not allowed.

Several organizations, which include Carthage R-9 schools, McCune Brooks Hospital, Carthage Ambulance and the Missouri Army National Guard, assist and participate in organizing the event and actual City funding is typically less than $500.

Just Jake Talkin'


If you’ve been to Mudstock before, you’ve got an understandin’ of the fun that kids have at this event. It’s an opportunity to waller in the mud and cool off.

If ya haven’t been and this sounds a little off the wall, it prob’ly is. I’m guessin’ that why over 300 kids have typically shown up at past events.

The kids get to see and talk to fire and police personnel in a relaxed and fund atmosphere. Ever’one gets to let their hair down and just have a fun day.

If the sun is beatin’ down, even the spectators get a little relief by gettin’ down wind of the spray offered by the fire truck keepin’ the mud washed off the kids. It’s a ways off, but if you know a kid, this is the place to show ‘em a good time.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

I've spent some hours looking into some of these new diet formulas and new "pain relief formulas" which have sprung up and are being advertised via direct mail and phone and info commercials, etc. This supplement business is booming as is consumer confusion. I am constantly having to look up something new just to find out that it is not new.

I looked into a "miraculous new pain relief" supplement which was just what I was sure my customers were looking for. The price was pretty steep, but if I purchased two bottles or even a six months supply, the price dropped (any wise retailer would be happy to accommodate that buying method...I do) accordingly. Sounded good until I ordered a bottle as I got mixed messages from the phone salesperson....was it a hormone as one salesperson informed me, or was it a propritory formula with amino acids as the other salesperson informed me. Hummmm. Worth the $29.99 plus S&H to find out I guess. After all, my customers do deserve the best. Well, to my surprise, it was just an overpriced bottle of DLPA. This is a form of the essential amino acid PHENYLALANINE which activates endorphins. The DL-phenylalanine effectively inhibits enzymes which intensifies and prolongs the body's own natural painkilling response to injury, accident and disease. This nonaddictive, nontoxic supplement has been introduced to many people over the years in health food stores. Dr. Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible, the vitamin reference of choice, clearly explains the usage. Obviously not a "new" supplement.

What about the new diet patch? I was not familiar with the name of the active was the Latin English, KELP. One sixth the price and on the health store shelves for years! Louise Tenney in Today's Herbal Health states it will increase the metabolism.

Maybe what my parents said is true..."nothing new under the sun." UNLESS YOU LOOK AT MARKETING!!!


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