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Friday, November 1, 2002 Volume XI, Number 97

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used booksale from 8 a.m.-Noon on Sat., Nov. 2nd, at the Library Annex.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Water & Electric Plant’s Water Department is beginning their annual program to flush and test fire hydrants. There is a possibility customers will experience a slight water discoloration while the Dept. is working in your area. The water will be safe and will clear up within 15-20 minutes after the hydrant testing is completed.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will be serving Salmon Patties with Rice, Fudgesicles, and assorted beverages today, Thursday, October 31st.

today's laugh

A little nonsense now and then,
Is relished by the wisest men.

"I’m at the head of my class, pa,"said Joshua.
"Dear me, son, how did that happen?" cried his father.
"Why the teacher asked us this morning to pronounce C-h-i-h-u-a-h-u-a, and nobody knew," said Joshua, "but when she got down to me I sneezed and she said that was right."

The dog got loose and he etiquette.


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

Moonlight Driving Picnics.

Speaking of picnics this morning, an old timer remarked that the electric line had cut a great swath in the livery man’s business.

Formerly there was a drive picnic nearly every week or two during the summer, and most of the crowds went to Wildwood, or Tucker’s ford, as it was called.

Most of the Sunday schools also went there on their annual one-day’s outings. Cave Springs and Carytown, too, got a crowd now and then, big crowds going out in the big bus or wagonettes.

But now Lakeside not only gets all the picnics but the electric really uses the number of events by the cheapness and conveniences with everything that can be held. A moonlight driving picnic has come to be such a novelty that there is great disappointment that one cannot be held now.

  Today's Feature

New Recycling Hours.

The Carthage Recycling and Composting Center new winter hours were set by the City Council as Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is located at 1309 Oak Hill Road.

The center accepts cardboard, newsprint, magazines, office paper, old phone books, tin and aluminum cans, plastics, yard clippings, leaves and other materials.

At various times during the year the Center offers compost made from yard waste that is available free of charge. Also available free of charge are wood chips for mulch for wintering plants.

The Center offers free disposal of leaves and grass clippings. Mixed firewood can be purchased at the Center for $25 a rick.

Main Street Carthage will sponsor a ragtime concert this Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in the former Bee Discount/Ben Franklin Building on the Carthage Square.

This event is a fund-raiser for Main Street Carthage, Inc. and helps support continuing programs to preserve and promote downtown Carthage. Tickets are $10.

Board Members Needed for artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The artCentral board consists of 9 members. Two of these positions are currently available. The annual membership meeting will be held January 8, 2003. At this meeting members are encouraged to attend and to participate in discussion. Ballots will be sent to the members to vote for available positions.

The regular board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Lunch is usually provided and the meetings take about an hour. If you would like to volunteer to be on the board, call artCentral and express your interest so that your name may be added to the ballot.

There is only one week left to see the current exhibit if you haven’t seen it yet. Be sure to look upstairs and down when you stop by so that you can see all the great work. Beginning November 15 a new exhibit will be going up. We will have the collective works of members of the Ozark Artists Colony. A dozen artists will be represented including but not limited to the following:

Richard Sachan is a pharmacist/artist who works in watercolor. His Midwestern life scenes show rich landscapes and nostalgic moments. Connie Benedict paints in oil, acrylic and mixed media. She is employed as the K-12 art teacher/program director in Welch, OK. Some of her murals can be seen in area schools and businesses. Some of her paintings I have seen feature gorgeous magnolia blossoms as well as winter scenes and still lifes.

Tricia Courtney does highly textured oils which are bold and bright. She won a Helen S. Boylan Award at the Midwest Gathering of Artists this year. Her "Summer of 55" auction piece was a sought after scene of Carthage.

Richard Courtney is a freelance illustrator. His book cover credits include national and international publishers.

More artists next week.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


Accordin’ to the Steel Recycling Institute, the automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world.

They say that recyclin’ just one car saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.

Now I’ve not heard of a "save the limestone" organization, but I’m sure there is a finite amount layin’ around for future use.

‘Course the main reason autos are recycled is because there is a market for used steel. Plus it provides enough material that is fairly easy to haul to make it worth the trip.

The Carthage recyclin’ center doesn’t take automobiles, but it does accept a lot of other stuff you have around the house (see the front page story). For more info, call the Engineerin’ Department at 237-7010.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Now what was I going to write about today? Did I remember to put the trash out or is today Thursday? Where did I put that list? Oh my gosh, I forgot my Grandson’s birthday!!! If you share this dilemma with myself or millions of other Americans, there is hope to nutritionally improving our memories. The number one factor is to reduce stress and to actually think about and focus on what you are doing at any given moment. Often we find ourselves distracted by the phone, people, an unrelated idea or brain "lapse" and then worry sets in that we are getting some disease. Probably we are not and practice of focusing is needed. Yes, one needs to practice what one wants to accomplish even if it is thinking.

There are some herbs which are beneficial for memory including ginko biloba, which has been researched extensively and has been shown to be especially beneficial for senial dementia and the early onset of alzheimers. Another important nutrient is phosphatidylserine..known as the memory enhancer. Phosphatidylserine (PS) is extracted fro soy beans and considered to be a very safe supplement.

One study entitled "Congnitive decline in the elderly: a double-blind placerbo controlled multicenter study on the efficacy of PS administration", showed significant statistical improvement in elderly patients with moderate to severe decline. Other studies have shown improvement in short term memory, mood and behavior.

I have personally used this product. I find that when I use it about every third day that I am able to focus better and move smoothly from one task to the other without losing track so easily. Now if I can just remember to get that birthday card in the mail!!


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