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Friday, October 18, 2002 Volume XI, Number 87
Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern
Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22nd,
2002, at the Masonic Temple, 7th & Maple.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Annual
Pancake Feed at the Carthage Fire Department will be held
from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th. It is $3.00
per person. Correction of Tuesdays Maple Leaf
insert misprint of $1.50 per person.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic
Support Group will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 23rd in the McCune-Brooks hospital dining room.
This month the group will learn about different exercise
programs in the Carthage area.
The doctor tells the
new patient, "Heres exactly whats wrong
with you. You dont eat right, you dont
exercise, and your eyes are weak. My signs says Im
A motorcycle cop stops a driver and
starts to write a ticket because the man was going
fifty-five miles per hour in a thirty-mile per hour zone.
The driver looks at it nicely and says, "Could you
make that eighty? Im trying to sell the car."
Nothing gets an old bill paid like a
A Chronological Record of
Events as they have Transpired in the City and County
since our last Issue.
WAS "HELD UP."
Cider" Vender Had Trouble With
Two Gipsy Women this Morning.
Old man Mitchell, whose mournful song
of "S-w-e-e-t C-i-d-e-r" has made him a
familiar character on the streets of Carthage for years,
says he was the victim of a hold-up this morning.
Mitchells home is on a small farm
a few miles directly north of Carthage. He says as he was
coming to town this morning with his truck wagon loaded
with potatoes, two gispy women met him near the middle
bridge and want to tell his fortune.
He stopped to talked to them, and one
of the women told him to cross her palm with silver. He
dropped a quarter into her dirty hand. She said it
wasnt enough, so Mitchell dropped in a half dollar.
While the gispy was running over her
rigmarole of "gude luck," "crossing
water," "getta letter from friend,"
Mitchell happened to glance back over his shoulder and
saw the other woman scooping potatoes out of the rear end
of his wagon and dropping them on the ground.
Mitchell jerked his hand away from the
fortune teller and jumped out of the wagon. The old gipsy
had a bushel of potatoes on the ground. While he was
loading them in the women ran away.
Parade Plans Move Ahead.
Plans for the Maple Leaf
activities Saturday are for a typical crowd. With
the Saturday forcast of thunderstorms in the
morning, then variable clouds during the
afternoon with still a chance of showers, some of
the planned events may get dampened from time to
time. With a predicted high of 63F and winds NE
at 10 to 15 mph. and the chance of rain 70%,
umbrellas should be a common protective measure.
Threats of rain have not seemed to diminish
attendance over the last few years, however, and
a large crowd is expected.
The parade has attracted over
170 entries this year, similiar to recent
previous years according to the Chamber of
Commerce, general organizer of the event.
Officials at Community Blood
Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) have issued a CODE
YELLOW ALERT. Inventories of O- blood type are
extremely low. The CBCO will be hosting a blood
drive at: Carthage, Monday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at McCune-Brooks Hospital, 627 W.
New Exhibit at
By Lee Sours, artCentral
If youve never been to an
art opening, you might want to add that
experience to your list. At the last opening,
Robin made a Latin Chicken dish that was to die
for (or to put on tiny toast.) My contribution
involved grated orange rind and toasted almonds.
When eaten with peaches it had that fuzzy navel
This is October and while the
rest of the world is looking pretty scary with
all the witches and goblins, at artCentral it is
very lovely. On exhibit now are the florals and
landscapes of Verneil Roper and Mary Ellen Pitts.
Verneil has some lovely garden scenes and scenes
from Santa Fe. Mary Ellen has painted some autumn
scenes which really capture the feeling of this
time of year.
New this week at Shellies
downtown is a display of the works of two area
artists, Paula Giltner and Liz McCool. Paula has
contributed area architectural landmarks and Liz
has contributed sailing ship miniatures. Paula
Giltner is a Joplin artist and Liz McCool is a
native of England now living near Anderson.
Shellies Downtown cuisine is located at 207
Im looking forward to our
next group exhibit which will feature the works
of members of the Ozark Artists Colony.
Well have some of Tricia Courtneys
award winning, highly textured paintings. And Jon
Pages paintings will also be on display. He
has some dynamite acrylics with old windows and
screen doors for frames. More about this exhibit
HOURS: Tue. Fri.
11 - 5
Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and
1110 E 13th 358-4404
I always figured it either
rained or it didnt, a 50/50
proposition. What Ive come to
understand is when the weather folks predict
a 70% chance of rain, is that 70% of the area
bein predicted will get rain and 30%
wont. So Im predictin the
Carthage will be in the 30% that wont
get rain on Saturday. Or at least that 30% of
Carthage wont get rain. That should
cover the Square, the Car Show, and the Band
Or we could figure that 30%
of the day wont get rain. That still
leaves around eight hours for the various
activities and still get the moisture we
reasonin, theres still a good
chance the celebration will move along
without too much diversion. I figure 30% is
still pretty good odds.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street health & herbs
By Mari An Willis
see...yep, we need rain and it is time for the
Maple Leaf Parade...we should get some rain!!! It
seems that is part of the charm associated with
parades...the snuggling to stay dry and warm. A
real affirmation that fall has arrived. Carthage
sure knows how to throw a fun parade and
This is also squash and pumpkin
time of the year. Both of these vegetables are
high in Vit. A & C and fiber. Apples, well
you cant say enough for apples. Over the
years many people with gastric disorders have
discovered that slippery elm bark powder mixed
with applesauce can ease digestive and
eliminative problems. Dr. Christopher used it in
many of his formulas for nourishing the sick and
soothing mucous membranes. When my kids were
young we ran across a recipe that used it with
juice to make a jelled consistency which we
substituted for "gummy worms."
The old time remedy derived
from the Arnica flower has been used for sore
muscles and bumps and bruises for decades. There
are always plenty of those after a parade. My
friend even uses it on her horses. Arnica cream
was one of the mainstays in my medicine chest
when the twins were young and learning to walk.
My Mother took a bad fall at the age of 72 and
was able to stop most bruising and soreness when
she applied the arnica gel. One would not use
arnica on an open wound.
Have fun, be safe and enjoy the
Maple Leaf Festivities.
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