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Friday, October 25, 2002 Volume XI, Number 92

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Train Crew will have a Hotdog & Chili Feed from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26th at the Train Barn, west Mound St. (across from the Old Cabin Shop). The public is invited. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Call 359-2355 for more information.

today's laugh

A farmer’s wife was having trouble with a skunk in the cellar. She called the county agent and asked what to do. The county agent said, "Put a trail of crumbs from the cellar door to the outside. The skunk’ll follow it and leave." Two days later, the farmer’s wife called again: "It didn’t work. Now I’ve got two skunks!"

An appliance salesman is trying to sell a fan to an Eskimo. The Eskimo looks at him in disbelief, saying, "It’s fifty below up here."
"Yeah, but what if it goes up to zero?"

The boss comes in and asks the clerk, "Where’s the accountant?"
The clerk says, "He’s at the track."
"What’s he doing at the track?"
"Trying to make the books balance."


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


A burglar visited J. T. Batts’ residence at 1006 South Grant street yesterday afternoon, between two and three o’clock, and stole a watch and chain and a small amount of money from a purse.

Mrs. Batts stepped across the street to a neighbor’s for a few minutes, leaving the house alone and the back door open. She was gone but a little while. When she returned she noticed immediately that the door leading from the sewing room up stairs was open although it had been shut when she left. Her suspicions were at once aroused and she noticed a piece of silk hanging out of the dresser drawer where she had recently placed her watch. She knew by this that the drawer had been opened during her absence. Investigation showed that the watch was gone, also a small amount of money from a purse which lay on the dresser. The empty purse remained. So far no one was seen to approach or leave the house during Mr. Batts’ absence.

  Today's Feature

Ragtime Concert in Carthage.

On Saturday, November 2, 2002, Main Street Carthage will hold a special ragtime concert at the Bee/Ben Franklin building on the historic Carthage square at 7:00 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for Main Street Carthage, Inc., and will support continuing programs to preserve and promote downtown Carthage. The cost for this concert is $10.00 per person at the door.

Featured performers will be Steve Spracklen, Tom Fahrig and Susan Spracklen Cordell. The show will include a memorial tribute to the late "Ragtime Bob" Darch, who was scheduled to be onstage but sadly lost his battle with cancer on Sun., Oct. 20, 2002.

Steve Spracklen is a ragtime pianist and the music director for the Mississippi Queen steamboat. Steve has been performing professionally since 1967.

Tom Fahrig is a singer from Joplin, who has been in the scene for more than 30 years. He worked with Steve in the 1970’s, playing tenor banjo.

Susan Spracklen Cordell is a ragtime pianist who focuses her attention on Carthage ragtime composers, James Scott and Clarence Woods.

Classes Being Offered at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

This year the pottery facility at artCentral is seeing a lot of activity. And now classes for beginning potters are being held. Two sessions for adults are offered on Sunday afternoons. And some younger students are receiving private lessons. Call artCentral and leave your phone number if you are interested in taking lessons. Students are working at throwing on the wheels. Then the pottery is dried, fired, glazed and fired again. New classes will be beginning on October 27. We may also be starting classes on painting and pastels soon. Please call and leave your name, number and preferred time if you are interested.

I ran into artCentral member Larry Glaze this week and he stated that he had won the People’s Choice Award in Cody, Wyoming. Another member Debbie Reed is showing her work at a new gallery in Pittsburg, Kansas. Robin Putnam recently had her latest limestone sculpture selected to be in a juried exhibit in Kansas City. Linda Stair had a pastel accepted into the American Impressionist Society exhibit which will be held in Moro Bay, California in November. That’s just to name a few. I know a lot of other artists are busy showing their work too. Congratulations to all these members.

Our current exhibit by Verneil Roper and Mary Ellen Pitts will continue through November 8. Our exhibit of lovely and colorful landscapes, gardens and still lifes goes well with the fall foliage outside at this Maple Leaf time of year.

Our next show will be a group exhibit by the Ozark Artists Colony. You could look at the window of the Front Page on the square for a preview of the coming show. Also showing will be the work of Dan McWilliams, a Jasper artist who will be bringing us a variety of two dimensional and three dimensional works.

HOURS: Tue. – Fri. 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


They say that one of the most successful campaigns in recent years is the one calling for designated drivers.

Apparently accidents by drunk drivers has dropped and much of the credit is given to the awareness raised by the ads about designated drivers.

The antismoking ads also seem to have raised awareness.

I suppose it’s hard ta say if the ads caused the response or if they just reflect an attitude that is popular.

Gettin’ down to it, I don’t suppose it really matters.

The fact that folks are takin’ a look at lifestyle changes, for whatever the reason, is prob’ly most significant.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

The more years I stand on these feet, the more they ache and the more varicose veins and spider veins crop up. If I would stop every couple of hours and put my feet up and change my shoes once a day during work, those two things would help a lot, but....there just doesn’t seem to be the time for that...although complaining takes no less time!

In many of today’s books there are suggested remedies for varicous veins. Among those are the following:

* Vitamin K, as described by Earl Mindell in the Vitamin Bible, helps prevent internal bleeding and hemorrhages and promotes proper blood clotting. It has been mentioned for keeping the veins strong. I have been using the creme and find that it is helping with the small spider veins when I use it consistently. One of my customers has been helped tremendously and states that he has less pain than he has had in years.

* Butchers Broomis supposed to help tone and tighten the circulatory system. I have found it takes some of the pain from the pressure off my legs.

* Recently in Dr. Gott’s column (sometimes we agree!) he mentions horeschestnut extract as a remedy for "heavy leg syndrome." Feedback has been good.

Important to drink plenty of fluids this time of year. Drinking small amount at one time is easier for some people. I have been told many times that the thirstier your body is the more fluid it retains.

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


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