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Friday, November 15, 2002 Volume XI, Number 107

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Fair Acres Family YMCA is holding a "Holiday of Hope" benefit auction at 7 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 16 at the Broadview Country Club. All proceeds go to the YMCA scholarship fund. Entertainment will be provided by Standing Ovations. Tickets may be purchased at the YMCA. For more info call 358-1070.

Did Ya Know?. . .Did Ya Know?. . . "Children’s Book Week" is Nov. 18-23 and starts the Carthage Public Library’s winter reading clubs. "Cool Readers" and "Keep Your Cool: Read!" participants can pick up folders at the YPL desk beginning Monday, November 18th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army will be accepting applications for bell-ringers. Applicants should be able to stand for long periods of time and withstand cold weather. Applications will be taken Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. starting Mon., Nov. 11th at 125 E. Fairview. For more information please contact Crystal Thompson at 417-358-2262.

today's laugh

A proverb for all banquet speakers - "The mind cannot accept what the seat cannot endure."

Nurse: Doctor, there’s a man in the waiting room who claims he’s invisible.
Doctor: Tell him I can’t see him.


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

Jail Delivery At Joplin.

A Hole Made in the Wall Through
Which Prisoners Escaped.

This morning’s Joplin Globe says: "Last night about 11 o’clock the prisoners in the Joplin jail crawled out through a hole that two of them made in the rear of the jail near the door. Four of them went in search of the officers as soon as they got out to notify them of what had happened. When they found the officers they were told to go and crawl into jail again by the same route they got out. They did so and the police looked for Jim Marrs and Patsey Hogan, the men who had dug the hole through the wall. They were not found.

Their getting away is no great loss, but it is a sad commentary on the jail walls that prisoners can go through them so readily. A nozzle from a garden hose, used in scrubbing the jail, was the instrument employed in digging through the walls.

  Today's Feature

Blunt Elected Majority Whip.

WASHINGTON - Congressman Roy Blunt was elected Majority Whip last Wednesday for the 108th Congress. Blunt succeeds Majority Whip Tom DeLay, who was elected Majority Leader. Blunt was elected unanimously.

"I am humbled and excited about this new opportunity, and I appreciate the confidence that my colleagues in the Republican conference have shown me today," Blunt said. "Our team has come to work every day for the last four years under Speaker Dennis Hastert's leadership, with this six vote margin, and taken tough votes, piling up work on the Majority Leader's desk in the Senate. Prescription drugs, or welfare reform, or homeland security, the list went on and on. The hard work will continue in the new Congress."

DeLay, who has been nicknamed the "Hammer" during his tenure as Whip, passed along a "velvet" hammer to Blunt upon his election, noting Blunt's "softer touch."

"September 11th of last year, Americans began to see government really working at the things that only government can do, and they know that you'd better have people in Washington who can make government work. Our team, led by Speaker Hastert, makes it work over and over again," Blunt continued. "Our new leadership team is a strong one, and we'll continue moving a solid agenda forward for the American people in the new year with an expanded Republican majority. I look forward to the challenge."

Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1996 and became Chief Deputy Majority Whip at the beginning of his second term, when Hastert became Speaker in 1999. The Majority Whip is the third-ranking member of the House leadership, behind the Speaker and the Majority Leader.

Ozark Artists Colony Exhibit Opens Tonight.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

An exciting new group exhibit by members of the Ozark Artists Colony will be on display at artCentral from November 15 to December 20. The opening reception will be tonight from 6pm to 8pm.

Jonathan Page has contributed his jewel toned screen doors with kaleidoscope images. Debbie Reed has done a charming oil painting of a scene of geraniums on a cottage window surrounded by climbing ivy. She is also well known for her watercolor paintings and has two excellent ones in this show.

A Joplin artist, Donna Roberts, brings us a "Glimmering Glade" which depicts dappled sunlight through towering pines and splashing water. Richard Sachan is a local watercolor artist and a pharmacist. His contribution includes a painting of a set of antique apothecary jars. These are just a sampling of the works will be displayed in the Main Gallery.

In the Members Gallery, we will have the works of Jasper artist, Dan McWilliams. He will be showing his oil and pastel paintings as well as his "bird church" constructions which feature wonderful antique architectural interest.

Don’t forget we are offering pottery classes on Sunday afternoons. We are also planning on offering classes on using pastels which will begin in January. We want to meet on Thursday mornings for six weeks. The cost would be $150 plus materials. So call artCentral and get your name on the list to reserve a space if you are interested in participating.

HOURS: T – F 11am – 5pm

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I knew one guy who claimed ta have at least one a ever’ Snap-On wrench in the catalog. For those who don’t hang around professional mechanics, Snap-On is one a the most respected names around. This guy also had a big tool box with what appeared ta be a couple a hundred drawers in it and they were indeed full of tools of all sizes and shapes. Now whether this guy knew what they were all for I don’t have the slightest idea, but the fact was that although it was an impressive sight, they weren’t bein’ used. Now the potential was great for this collection of finely crafted equipment, but they were of little use unless they got picked up now and then.

Bein’ a member of an organization is like havin’ a big tool box. But unless ya put some energy behind those tools, ya can’t expect much.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Click & Clack

By Tom & Ray Magliozzi

As we go about simplifying our lives, breathing more deeply and smiling more broadly; life becomes easier. Now what would be the simplist food we could eat if we chose. I think I would choose bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis and other clean bee products.

It is estimated that honeybee pollen contains over 5,000 enzymes and co-enzymes, many times more than most foods. Each grain of pollen contains from 100,000 to five million pollen spores that are capable of reproducing. It is the activity of these enzymes in the body that account for its ability to assist the body in its’ quest for life itself. Without enzymes, life is impossible. What a simple outlook.

In addition to the enzyme activity of pollen, it is a rich source of vitamins. Since we have become so dependent upon scientific validation, "modern" records go as far back as 1946 in a report from the Institute of Apiculture, Taranov, USSR. Even the
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture conducted experiments based on the theory that bee pollen contains an Anti-carcoinogenic principle that can be added to food. In 1946 it was reported that pollenized food either prevented or delayed the appearance of mammary tumors. Existing tumors were reduced in size.*

Could life get any simpler?

* This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.


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