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Friday, May 31, 2002 Volume X, Number 244

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Pick from a variety of loving animals. If your pet is lost please call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6:00- 8:30 p.m. on June 3rd to 7th. For more information contact 358-4265.

Did Ya Know?. . .Sign-ups for a "Mysterious Summer" are being taken at the Carthage Public Library YPL desk.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Grand Avenue Church of God, Grand & Macon, Carhage, will hold a Vacation Bible School at 6:45-8:45 p.m. from June 3rd to 7th.

today's laugh

"Mamma, do pigs have babies?"
"Why of course, my dear."
"Some one told me they had little pigs."

Tommy- "That math problem you helped me with last night was all wrong, Daddy."
Father- "All wrong, was it? Well, I’m sorry."
Tommy- "Well, you needn’t exactly worry about it, because none of the other daddies got it right, either."


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


A.O.U.W. Will Ask Commercial Club to Join In for a Good Time.

The A.O.U.W. Fourth of July committee met and organized last night for celebration purposes.

Maj. A. F. Lewis was elected chairman, and Dr. E. F. Gould secretary.

A committee was appointed to confer with the Commercial club, and call a public meeting of citizens for an early date to take up plans for a joint celebration with the A.O.U.W. on the Fourth.

The Light Guard Band is already practically secured.

The A.O.U.W. of Southeast Kansas will celebrate May 31st at Galena, and a Carthage delegation will be on hand to invite the Kansans to the Carthage celebrations.

  Today's Feature

Egg’s & Issues Legislative Review.

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce, along with the Joplin Area and Webb City Chamber of Commerce, will co-host an Egg’s & Issues Legislative Review Forum at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6th at the Leggett & Platt Cornell Center (#1 Leggett Drive, Carthage). The cost is $5 at the door. A continental breakfast will be served.

Invited speakers include State Representative Gary Burton, Martin ‘Bubs’ Hohulin, Steve Hunter and Chuck Surface; and State Senator Marvin Singleton. Each speaker in attendance will be given approximately 5-10 minutes to highlight the various issues discussed during the last legislative session and touch on what the state legislature will be working towards in the future. Due to time constraints, speakers will not answer questions during their allotted speaking time, but will be available for a group question-and-answer session toward the conclusion of the forum.

All interested persons are invited to the Forum. To reserve a seat contact the Carthage Chamber of Commerce at 358-2373 or Reservation deadline is Tuesday, June 4th.

Opening Reception Tonight.

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

In the Main Gallery will be Richard Logsdon. Richard lives in both Brandon, Vermont and Carthage. He is a self taught artist whose oil paintings reflect the regional and cultural characteristics of the New England area. His works are shown in Gallery Two and Gallery on the Green in Vermont. Richard won the Spiva Center for the Arts Competitive and has his works in many private collections around the country and in England.

Not only is he a talented painter.........he makes most of his frames himself ! Antique frames are refurbished and cut to fit his latest paintings. The wonderful old woods really add to each piece. And wait until you see his copies of an old master......Vermeer !! Who wouldn't love to have one of those beauties........ !

Showing in our Member's Gallery will be Dustin Miller from Diamond. Dustin has completed a series with the theme "Faces". These new works were his graduate exhibit and are comprised of numerous mediums like charcoal, pencil, colored pencil and acrylic paint.

Subject matter ranges from kids and posed portraits to smiling puppies and lounging cats !

Opening reception is tonight and is open to the public. We encourage everyone to stop by. Hors D' oeuvres and beverages are served from 6-8pm. Join us !

The Bill Snow stone carving weekend is almost full !! Five ( count 'em ) five women and four men !! Yay for the girls ! Let's get dusty and make some noise !! This is an experience like no other ! Ready for a challenge......then sign up now !!

artCamp schedules and registration forms are available now. Stop by the gallery and get one or two or leave us your name and address and we'll send you one. Please don't call and leave just a phone number. We can't possible return everyone's call but we can certainly send out forms to all who leave the proper info for us !!

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'


I don’t understand "walkin’ trails." In our neighborhood we call our walkin’ trail sidewalks.

I can see in a big city where it’s not safe ta be out on the sidewalks a trail through a park might be used by those livin’ in the downtown area.

Growin’ up, walkin’ trails were gravel roads. The small community I lived in had a few blocks of sidewalks in the business area along with four or five blocks of paved street. The biggest problem with walkers was cuttin’ cross the neighbor’s yard. The kids created their own walkin’ trail through the back alleys and empty fields. ‘Course if it was rainin’, most of the kids had enough sense not ta be out walkin’ round anyway.

I say most ‘cause a few of us didn’t have the sense to get in outa the rain.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

I was looking up something in THE VITAMIN BIBLE by Earl Mindell and got distracted and wound up reading many of the benefits of vitamin B6. According to the text, if one is deficient in this nutrient, some of the following symptoms may occur: weakness, irritability, nervousness, insomnia, anemia, a decrease in antibody formation and possible kidney, liver and skin conditions.

Some of the latest research indicates that a B6 deficiency may cause behavioral problems or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Many workers in this area take B6 as a preventative to carpal tunnel as their jobs require repetitive motion with the same muscle. People who use computers are beginning to complain of this syndrome and may be wise to add B6 to their nutritional programs.

Vitamin B6 also reduces and helps regulate fluid buildup, thereby reducing inflammation. I have found if I am retaining fluid so that my rings are tight or my shoes are much tighter by the end of the afternoon, if I increase my B6 swelling begins to go down. That is my personal experience and may not be yours, but it may be worth a try if you are aggravated by swelling in the warm (HOT!) months. I have also found through experience that this vitamin may increase ones dreaming and make for a restless night. I take it around 3:00 and do not have to deal with overly vivid dreaming.


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