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Friday, October 4, 2002 Volume XI, Number 77

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will have their monthly used book sale from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 5th at the Library Annex.

Did Ya Know?. . .Any class members of the Class of ‘68 who would like to make a contribution in Chris Lobbey’s memory are encouraged to make a contribution to the Carthage Humane Society, Inc. Checks can be made out to the Humane Society and sent to Nancy Sanders, 12894 Dogwood Road, Carthage, MO 64836.

today's laugh

Son: Dad, there’s a man at the door to see you.
Dad: With a bill?
Son: No. His nose is just like yours.

Mal: Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up?
Sal: Because it was two-tired.

Joan: Why can’t your nose by 12 inches long?
Jane: Then it would be a foot!

Did you hear the one about the near-sighted turtle who fell in love with an army helmet?


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


Charade Contest at the Christian Church Last Night.

The Christian Endeavor societies of the Congregational and Christian churches met in the latter church last night and enjoyed a social gathering which was enlivened by a charade contest.

Each society presented six charades, and judges were chosen to decide upon the merits. These judges were Miss Esther Pratt, Miss Mary Denny, and Mrs. J. H. Dryden. The decision was in favor of the Congregational church.

Aside from the charades, there were a number of very entertaining specialties, among which were a song sung backwards by several members of the Congregational society, a recitation of Rev. Toomay, a recitation by Miss Lottie Putnam and Miss Ida Beatty. Light refreshments were served. There were about seventy-five present.

  Today's Feature

Three Minutes of Fame Wanted.

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce, along with event sponsor Grundy’s Body and Frame Shop, will host the first annual Maple Leaf Three Minutes of Fame competition on Thursday, October 17th at the Carthage High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

"This event is guaranteed to be a lot of fun, for both those competing and in the audience," said Sue Joslen, Planning Committee Member. "Everyone is encouraged to form a team and create an entertaining routine; local businesses, civic and social organizations, even groups of friends or family members! Since it’s lip-sync only, even those musically challenged can participate!"

The competition is free and open to the public. All contestants must provide a copy of their selected lip-sync song, either on cassette or CD, cued and ready the night of the event. Competition entry forms are available at the Chamber office and must be turned in by Thursday, October 10th. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place.

Local singer Duke Mason will emcee the event with special appearances by Southwest Missouri’s own recording artist Dee McCall. KMXL/KDMO will be on hand the help judge the competition and hand out freebies to contestants and audience members. For more information or an entrant form for the Three Minutes of Fame event, contact the Chamber office at 358-2373.

Art Exhibit Opens Tonight.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Tonight will be the opening for the works of Verneil Roper and Mary Ellen Pitts. This event is free and open to the public. The door will be open and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Verneil Roper’s works are primarily watercolor paintings of still lifes, florals, and architectural subjects. She is a Sarcoxie artist who has moved relatively recently from Texas.

Mary Ellen Pitts of Neosho is a pastel artist. She studied commercial art at Southern Methodist University and worked as a commercial artist. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Ozark Pastel Society. Ms. Pitts prefers to paint landscapes.

This week has been a fun week at artCentral. We were visited by a weaver, potters and a guitar player. Also putting up a new show is always exciting.

This year will finish out with a group exhibit by the Ozark Artists Colony. The year 2003 is quickly filling up. The Main Gallery is booked and the Members Gallery is beginning to fill up also. This Sunday I have a wedding to attend so the gallery will be open from 2pm to 5pm instead of the usual noon to 5pm. Be sure to stop in and see this new exhibit which will continue through November 15.

NEW HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve never quite understood the national significance of Columbus Day. I suppose makin’ a national holiday celebratin’ an accidental discovery of an island pretty close to what is now the United States was a pretty big deal at the time, but in the scheme of things, it was just a matter of time.

Now if they wanted to celebrate the adventuresome nature of those who set out to discover or the inventive nature of the technology that led to the discovery, that would prob’ly make more sense.

I suppose that Columbus is a handy reference to the "discovery" of the new world, of which we are a significant part, but renaming the holiday would make more sense. Suggestions; "Don’t Ask Directions Day," "Take a Wrong Turn Day," "Take a Short Cut Day," all positive lessons taught by Columbus.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

We have discussed the usage of fats before, but let me reiterate that there are good fats and bad fats and you cannot maintain good health if you eliminate the good fats. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids function as necessary building blocks for the entire body. The also produce an important class of hormones called prostaglandins. These help regulate cholesterol levels, energy production, and a healthy immune system. According to Dr. Michael Murphy, one can deplete theses essentials just by living in the environment of today. They are depleted by the use of caffeine, drugs (prescription), alcohol, stress, etc. He even makes the statement that with continued use of flax seed oil, one will eventually lose all unnecessary weight.

Some sources of the EFA’s are flax seed oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, pumpkin oil, borage oil and evening primrose oil. Flax seed is extremely high in Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid). The usage of flaxseed oil will eventually take care of most any dry skin condition and is very beneficial for the immune system and tissue inflammation. Sunflower is high in Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and is also rich in Vit E. It has been shown to be beneficial in circulatory problems. Pumpkin seed is historically used by both males and females for maintaining sexual health. Borage oil is also effective with skin conditions, allergies and PMS.

Do not cook with these oils. They are nutritionally more beneficial in the cold pressed form either taken encapsulated or in dressings: or for those who just "want to get it over with" straight from the spoon is not all that bad. Try a blend on a baked potato or cole slaw. The recommended dosage as stated by Mark Swanson, N. D. is six months to two years ... 1/2 teaspoon:

2 yrs. to 5 yrs. 1 tsp.

5 yrs. to 12 yrs. 1 - 2 tsps.

13 yrs. and up 3 - 4 tsps.

Pregnant, lactating mothers 3 - 6 tsp.

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


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