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Friday, September 27, 2002 Volume XI, Number 72

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Taco Bell, 2603 Grand, and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Ribbon-Cutting/Grand Opening ceremony from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th. The new restaurant is located just north of Wal-Mart.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Peace Star Chapter of ABWA will host a rummage and bake sale starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28th, just off the square at 4th & Lyon. Proceeds are for local scholarship awards.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., Sept. 23rd-27th. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up, between the hours of 7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans when the sprayer is in your area.

today's laugh

Don’t tell me that worry doesn’t do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don’t happen.

A man walked into a doctor’s office with a frog growing out of his ear.
Doctor: When did you first notice it?
Frog: It started with a wart.

It’s probably true that hard work is a tonic, but many people never get sick enough to try the remedy.


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


The total eclipse of the moon last night was viewed with great interest by nearly every one in town. This interesting astronomical event occurred at a seasonable hour when it was an easy matter for even early retirers to stay up and see it.

The partial shadow began creeping over the moon between nine and ten o’clock, but most observers could not notice any diminution of the moon’s brightness until about 10:20 when the denser shadow which afterward caused total eclipse, began creeping over the moon’s face from the southeast.

At about 11:23 totality occurred and lasted some ten or fifteen minutes. The moon glowed a very faint red only in patches during this period, and portions of it were entirely black. One had to hunt for it in the heavens to find it. It was very near the zenith at the time of totality. It was after midnight before the shadow had entirely passed from the moon’s face.

  Today's Feature

Campaign for Amendment 4.

Representatives of at least three area newspapers and two television stations were in attendance for the Amendment 4 Campaign stop in Memorial Hall yesterday morning. Although there is no known opposition to the amendment, the "Yes On 4 Committee" is attempting to bring attention to the ballot issue and present information to the general public.

"Constitutional Amendment 4 on the November ballot presents an important opportunity to help secure the state’s energy future," says Committee Executive Director Duncan Kincheloe. "The state legislature was virtually unanimous in approving the Amendment so that municipal utilities can join with each other and other utilities to develop vital power facilities most economically. Missouri’s 88 city-owned electric utilities want to do their part in maintaining the state’s energy self-reliance, but most are too small to economically build individual plants to meet their needs. By addressing this issue through partnerships, Amendment 4 helps the customers of the state’s smallest utilities and contributes to Missouri’s overall energy security."

Florals and Landscapes Showing Next.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The Tom Edwards exhibit has just ended and the gallery is being prepared for a new show which will be on display from October 4th through November 8th. The works of Verneil Roper will be in the Main Gallery. She works in watercolor, acrylics, collage and other mixed media. Her subject matter focuses primarily on florals, landscapes, still lifes and architectural subjects. She studied oil painting in the late ‘60’s but became enamored with watercolor in 1979.

Verneil Roper is the owner of the "BYTHEWAY" gallery, frame shop, and studio near Sarcoxie. She moved to this area from Texas and opened her gallery in May of 2002. She and her husband also have an acreage where they raise llamas.

Also showing at the same time will be the works of Neosho artist, Mary Ellen Pitts. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Ozark Pastel Society. Last year she received the Artist’s Choice Award at the Midwest Gathering of the Artists. She also received the Best of Show award at an exhibit at John Brown University in March of 2001. She likes to paint landscapes and is known as a colorist. Come see her exciting use of color at the next opening on Oct. 4th from 6 – 8pm.

NEW HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I’m guessin’ that near on a hunderd folks showed up for the catfish and bean dinner out at Kellogg Lake Wednesday evening’. Although there are a couple a finishin’ touches left for the pavilion sittin’ next to the lake, it provided a great place for an evenin’ picnic.

Most of the folks who showed up have had a hand in tryin’ to improve the park in some way or another, but part of the reason for these get togethers it to encourage others to get involved in the project. If you’ve got some ideas or some energy you’d like to donate, call City Hall for information, they’ll put you in touch with the right folks.

‘Course the fundin’ for the pavilion was a grant from the Boylan Foundation, long time friends of the City Park system.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

We don’t like to talk about it, but it can certainly cause some serious grumpiness, put a damper on a vacation and lead to dis-ease.......constipation. If the condition is caused by a fiber deficiency, that can be easily solved by adding grains, nuts, vegetables, fresh fruits, figs, prunes, and seeds. Try sprouts on a sandwich rather than lettuce. They are much more fibrous and nutritious than iceberg lettuce. Supplements which add fiber may also be used. Psyllium seeds or the powder stirred in juice or water a while so they don’t cause gas. I also prefer the type which is unflavored or even in capsules. Flaxseeds are another choice which can be soaked in water overnight or added to hot cereals, sprinkled on a salad or breads. There are many benefits to taking flaxseed. Another choice may be acidophilus to establish healthy flora in the intestines. It is a boost to what we already have. The powder can easily be added to juices or milk, if you use dairy products. If you are going to add it to soy or rice milk, add it just before consuming the beverage. One can add it to the morning protein drink or stir it in with cottage cheese or even take the handy capsules or chewable tablets. Slippery elm powder is also an excellent choice.

Of course, exercise is an important factor in general health. Then don’t get emotionally stuck on things and you may find that all systems work better. It has been noted that a deficiency in B vitamins, especially folic acid, can contribute to constipation.

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


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