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Friday, September 13, 2002 Volume XI, Number 62

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage High School Class of 1963 will have their first 40th reunion planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13th. For more information call Pat Doubet at 358-7065 or David Howard at 358-3531.

Did Ya Know?. . .Curves for Women and The Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Open House Celebration inviting the public to visit their facility located at 2206 South Maple, Suite A on Tues., Sept. 17th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Did Ya Know?. . .The public is cordially invited to an Open House at the Carthage Technical Center from 5-7 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 17th.

Did Ya Know?. . .Fall storytimes at the Carthage Public Library begin Tuesday evenings, Sept. 17th, at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings, Sept. 18th, at 10 a.m. Call 237-7040 or stop by and sign up at the YPL desk.

today's laugh

Last night he gave up his drawing room on the train to an elderly woman. He wired his wife: Home soon. Just gave berth to an old lady.

Do you like school, Tommy?
Golly, missus! If it wasn’t for school we wouldn’t get any holidays.


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


Mr. Pritchett, who lives across the road from the Monitor school, two miles west of town, was badly hurt by a cow falling on him Thursday.

A Webb City man had bought a fractious, muley cow in the neighborhood and was having trouble in getting her home. On coming to Mr. Pritchett’s house the man asked to leave the cow in his stable for a while until he could get help for handling her. As Mr. Pritchett approached to help get her in the stable the cow made a lunge at him and butted him down into a ditch, and getting tangled in the rope, fell on the prostrate man.

The cow was helpless in her position and had to be lifted off of Mr. Pritchett before he could move at all. Mr. Pritchett is seventy years old and ill able to bear such treatment. He is badly bruised and strained, and it will be some time before he will recover.

  Today's Feature

Health Department Release Update.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reported on Wednesday 12 new preliminary cases of West Nile virus case. The new preliminary cases are:

A 23-year-old female from St. Louis County; a 41-year-old male from Kansas City; a 43-year-old female Laclede County; a 51-year-old male from Callaway County ; a 53-year-old male from St. Charles County ; a 61-year-old male from St. Louis County; a 91-year-old male from St. Louis City; a 79-year-old male from St. Louis City; a 27-year-old female from St. Louis City; a 43-year-old male from St. Louis City; a 61-year-old male from Monroe County; a 7-year-old male from St. Louis County.

This latest report makes a total of 89 West Nile virus cases reported by the department, all but four cases are still pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Howard Pue, chief of DHSS’s Section of Communicable Disease Control and Veterinary Public Health, reminded Missourians that they still need to take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites.


By Lee Ann Sours, artCentral

The Midwest Gathering of Artists was held last weekend and congratulations are in order for artCentral’s award winners Bob Tommey, Bill Snow, and Andy Thomas. The auction was well attended. Danny Hensley and his crew worked hard (entertainingly) to get as many bids out of people as possible. At times, cheering broke forth from the crowd. In addition to the above mentioned award winners, Debbie Reed was in the top five high sellers.

Bob Tommey made sure all the artists were well fed. A barbeque was held at his home. It’s always a pleasure to look around in his Chuck Wagon Gallery.

Now showing at the artCentral gallery, Hyde House, is "Soul Food to Go" by Tom Edwards. This exhibit continues through September 27. Come by and get some food for your soul. Showing next will be an exhibit of watercolors and mixed media by Verneil Roper, owner of "BYTHEWAY" Gallery near Sarcoxie.

Again, thanks to all the people whose work and support made MGA a big success for another year. And if you haven’t been to artCentral yet, we are located next to Fairview Greenhouse on East 13th Street.

NEW HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Letter to the Editor

Opinions expressed reflect those of the writer
and not necessarily those of the Mornin' Mail.

Graduated from CSHS in '72. Have lived in KC for over 20 years, but regulalry read the "Mail" via the Internet, since Robert Russow and Dan Mers dont do a good enough job of keeping me informed....

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Paul D. Wilson

Kansas City

Just Jake Talkin'


If ya haven’t been out by Kellogg Lake in a few weeks, ya might wanna stop by and see the new lake side pavilion that is in the final stages of completion. The project, funded with a grant from the Boylan Foundation, adds a touch a class to the shore. It also allows folks ta fish who aren’t able to climb through the brush or the rocks along the banks.

If you’re interested in helpin’ with the ongoin’ project of improvin’ the roadside park, show up next Wednesday evenin’ for the catfish fry and bean feed. You don’t need ta be ready for any manual labor, just attend and meet the folks who work so hard to bring the park up to its potential. The feed is just a way to draw attention celebrate another season of improvement. I hear there will be some music pickin’, so bring your fiddle.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Good Fats, Bad Fats ... simple.You must have the good ones and do without the bad one!!! Now, which are which? We will focus on the good ones ... this time, specifically the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and more specifically the ones contained in plants such as evening primrose oil, borage oil, black current seed oil and flax seed oil and cold water fish oils. I don’t mean catfish oil in the winter!!!! I mean halibut or salmon of the like. Tuna is not included.

In a recent letter from Dr. Kruse, D.C., she states that some of the benefits of flax seed oil include:

• contain the world’s highest percentage of essential Omega-3 fatty acids.

• significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

• over 60 health conditions can benefit from essential fatty acid supplement.

• essential fatty acids are important for normal growth, especially of the blood vessels and nerves and to keep the skin and other tissues youthful and supple.

• low levels in the body have been seen in such conditions as prostate enlargement, psoriasis, anorexia nervosa, hyperactivity and obesity. Deficiency problems of EFA’s may include acne, diarrhea, dry skin, eczema, alopecia (hair loss), gallstones, slow growth and wound healing.

A nice thing about flax seed oil is that it can be used in cold dressing mixes, on cottage cheese, coleslaw, etc. Never heat it. It is also available in handy softgel form. Keep refrigerated.

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


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