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Friday, May 17, 2002 Volume X, Number 235

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes next week, Mon.-Fri., May 20th-24th. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up between 8-11 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Signature Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sun., May 19th at the Carthage Evangel Assembly of God, 1335 East Fairview. Admission is free. Call 358-1268 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., May 22nd, in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room in Carthage. Mark Francis, M.S., will talk about how to handle stress and how it affects your blood sugar.

today's laugh

Visitor- "Well, and do you do a good deed every day, Tommy?"
Tommy- "Yes, sir. Yesterday, I visited my aunt in the country, and she was glad. Today, I came back home again, and she was glad again!"

"Why did you put that mud turtle in your sister’s bed?"
"Because I couldn’t find any frogs."


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

Sergt. Manchester Not Sick.

Sergt. Manchester of Co. A, 2d Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, writing from Chickamauga, says:

"There seems to be a general impression around Carthage that I am sick. Now there is absolutely no foundation for such a statement, as I am in good health and gaining in flesh steadily, and I doubt if there is a person in the company who is enjoying as good health as I am.

"This talk is causing a great deal of anxiety among my personal friends and I would like to have you mention through the columns of your paper the true state of affairs.

"You may aid that the general health of the company is excellent. Your paper is a source of great comfort to us, as we look to you for the news from our home and friends."

  Today's Feature

School Board to Meet at Fairview

The R-9 School Board is scheduled to meet for its regular meeting next Monday at the Fairview Elementary School Multipurpose Room. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

The agenda includes the consideration of approval of a performance-based teacher evaluation model for 2002-2003.

Bids for capital improvements and health insurance will also be considered in the unfinished business portion of the meeting.

The ongoing discussion concerning the proposed drug-testing program is also scheduled to be continued.

Liquor Ordinance Grandfather Clause.

The Public Safety Committee will revisit the proposed modification of the City liquor ordinance at the regular monthly meeting in the Police Station next Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. Commonly referred to as the grandfather clause, the change would state that a business location could not be denied a license to sell intoxicating beverages if a valid license had been possessed within the preceding year. Existing businesses would be protected if a church moved in close by.

We're Just Crusin’...

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

The shows featuring the works of Janet Carpenter and Clydine Ridenhour are over. We thank those talented ladies for exhibiting with us !!

Since we are fast approaching the Memorial Day holiday weekend we will not have anything in our galleries until after Memorial Day. We hope everyone plays it safe on that holiday weekend and we'll hope to see you at the next opening reception.

Our next exhibit will be Richard Logsdon, Carthage, in our Main Gallery and Dustin Miller, Diamond, in the Member's Gallery. Opening reception will be May 31.

There is still a space or two open for Bill Snow's stone carving weekend workshop ! Registration forms are available in the gallery. So far we have 4 women and 3 men signed up !! Yay for the girls !

We are very happy to have some of our members using the pottery room ! AND thanks to a recent donation we will be having more equipment available to our members such as a mat cutter, shrink wrap and a drafting table !! In time we hope to set up a member's workroom and offer these items for use as a membership perk ! We thank the family for thinking of us and donating such wonderful items ! We also want to say a big thanks for all the ceramic tile donated by Galbreth's. We really appreciate getting useful items and as artCamp kids love the mosaic tile projects we can never have too much tile !! Thanks everyone for all your thoughtfulness ! We appreciate you !!

More next week......For more info call 358-4404. Hours : Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm. 1110 E. 13th Street ( 2 blocks East off River ) and

Just Jake Talkin'


Had a teacher once that was big on pragmatism. ‘Course growin’ up in the Midwest, I always heard it called common sense.

This teacher explained pragmatism by tellin’ the class if ya saw a big rock fallin’ off a cliff onto the road, you may not have ever seen someone get smashed by a big rock, but you’d prob’ly figure out ya didn’t wanna be under the rock when it hit the ground. Very pragmatic. Common sense.

The thing that amazed me in this college level class was the small number of folks that caught on to what the teach was tryin’ to get through. The class seemed unable to cope with not havin’ a question with an answer hooked to it. This teacher didn’t believe in right answers, just a pragmatic approach to solvin’ a problem. Required some thinkin’ and communicatin’, right or wrong.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Soy foods have been making the headlines for their important role in hormonal balance and part they play in the prevention and protection of various cancers.

Soybeans are a powerhouse of proteins and among a few legumes considered a complete protein, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids. Soybeans are relatively high in fat, the necessary, I repeat, necessary unsaturated fats. The only drawback to soy foods is that most of us are unfamiliar with them. The following are just a few items readily available to get your daily dose of soy.

Soy Sauce, also known as shoyu, is an Asian condiment made from soy, wheat and salt. Wheat-free is called tamari (delicious)! Reduced sodium types are available at health stores.

Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is a high protein food produced by processing defatted soy flour to extract most of its soluble sugars. Try using TVP in place of meat in chili, stews, and casseroles. Very easy to use, cheap and most people can’t tell the difference in "taco" meat and the like. Several ready mix packages are available or try soaking the large chunks in spaghetti sauce for several hours...instant meatballs. Cookbooks available.

Tofu can be used in many ways. The important thing about tofu is to be sure you store it right so you can love the flavor! Always store in water in the refrigerator any unused portion and rinse daily. Best used within 3 - 4 days. Tofu will pick up the flavor of marinade and is excellent in stir fry. More on tofu another week.

The best thing about eating soybeans is it supports Missouri Agriculture!!!


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