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Friday, November 22, 2002 Volume XI, Number 112

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will be serving Leftovers today, Fri., Nov. 22nd.

Did Ya Know?. . .Salvation Army Captain will speak at the Carthage Business and Professional Women’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 25, 2002 at Arby’s of Carthage on West Cental. Interested persons are invited to attend. Nuts are now available for the annual scholarship fund-raiser.

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

Polygon: Dead parrot.

Paradox: Medical partnership.

Politics: A parrot that has swallowed a watch.

Suburban: Liquor served on a submarine.

Quadrillion: Dance requiring four million participants.


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


A Bittern Captured Alive — On Display at
McMillan & Durham’s.

Charley Ingalls captured a bittern, sometimes called snake driver, meadow hen, etc. on his farm last evening and presented it to McMillan and Durham, where it is displayed in one of the front windows. It is a wading bird, of the genus botaurus, and is allied to the herons. Bitterns are rare in this section and consequently this pretty bird attracts attention.

The window is surrounded on back and side with mirrors, consequently the one bird appears to be a whole flock. One innocent bystander remarked: "Isn’t it funny when on bird moves, they all move just like he does."

The Owl club had another well attended dance, with Higbee music, last night at the Elks club house.

  Today's Feature


The "Kids At Heart" workshops for senior citizens will begin a new season on December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument. Area senior citizens are invited to make a memory calendar for 2003. Participants need only to bring photographs or artwork representing each month of the year. The workshop will take place in the all-purpose classroom at the park. Class size is limited. To make reservations or to find out more about the Kids At Heart workshops call 417-325-4151.

Memory calendars make nice gifts and keepsakes, and you will have found a use for those spare pictures. Come and share your family history with us and we'll share the history of Dr. Carver through pictures with you.

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian.

artCentral on the Christmas Homes Tour.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The Victorian Carthage 12th annual Christmas Homes Tour will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 10am to 5pm. On display at artCentral will be an exhibit by Ozark Artists Colony in the Main Gallery downstairs and Dan McWilliams in the Members Gallery upstairs. These exhibits feature mixed media paintings as well as large collectible "bird churches" and primitive furniture.

In addition to the regular gallery exhibits we will have handthrown pottery in a variety of price ranges and handwoven fiber art. The pottery will be art pieces and domestic ware such as mugs, bowls and casseroles. The weavings will include richly colored throws, scarves, and table runners. These would make great gifts and they are just in time for the holiday season.

The tour should be a lot of fun. It includes seven beautifully decorated homes, the Jasper County Courthouse, the Christmas exhibit at the Powers Museum, and the Civil War Museum. In the evening you can see light displays at Precious Moments and the Way of Salvation. The ticket price is $10 for the tour or $16 for the tour and luncheon at the Kendrik House. Tickets will be available at the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Mercantile, The Lily Pad, Corner Cupboard Antiques, All Occasion Florist & Bakery, Victorian Carthage, and Graphic FX Printing.

ArtCentral will be having a special sale that day (Saturday, Dec. 7) on our Palettes and Palates cookbooks and on sets of postcards of the courthouse.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


This time a year is always uneasy for me. Wantin’ to take a look at a couple months out in the future, my calendars all stop at the end of the year. Some give ya a little January down in the corner, but what about February or maybe June? No wonder so few of us plan ahead.

I know there are those calendars that go out for several years, but I’m thinkin’ maybe all calendars should have at least a small version of next year printed on ‘em somewhere.

I like those little stick on calendars, but this time a year, with only a couple a sheets left, they start lookin’ a little trashy.

I suppose if I actually paid for a calendar, I could get one that better suits my needs. The search for perfect free one seems to suit me better.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

The holidays are approaching quickly and that often includes some long driving times to visit friends and relatives. Pushing to get somewhere can lead to longer than average car drives and sleepiness when alertness counts most.

Some well placed rosemary or basil oils can help maintain alertness. Soak some cotton balls and place them on a small dish in the car. Do not put them on the upholstery or dash as the oils could remove color or stain. I use a recycled glass vitamin bottle and open the lid and let the aroma fill the car as needed. Works for me!

Newest diet aid...CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a mixture of fatty acid isomers that have a conjugated double bond. What does that mean? Not much to the average person, but to the researchers at the University of Wisconsin* who were doing tests on the carcinogenicity of grilled hamburger meat, it was exciting. The tests found a potent anticancer effect of the lipid portion of that meat. BUT in the process, they also have shown that CLA will reduce body fat and promote lean muscle mass particularly when combined with exercise. One study showed it was especially beneficial when it came to excess "tummy fat".

*Dr. Michael Pariza, Univ. of Wisc. 1980’s.


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