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Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Volume IX, Number 217

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Jasper County Youth Fair will have a Spaghetti Feed on Friday, April 25th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, S. Main. Spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert for $5. Take out available, call ahead on Friday at 358-2577. All proceeds go towards the remodeling of the JCYF exhibit building.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will put on two 1st Degrees at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24th. Will eat before. All area Masons are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23rd in the McCune-Brooks hospital cafeteria. Speakers will be Laura Sooter, MBH Food Service Production Manager, and Debbie Herst, Diabetes Educator. Call 359-2355 for more info.

today's laugh

"Was it hot where you spent your vacation last summer?"
"Terrible, and no trees! We took turns sitting in each other’s shadow!"

"Can you imagine anyone going to bed with his shoes on?"
"Who does that?"
"My horse."

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


Madame A. V. Kimball who has the hair dressing parlors in the Snyder building is an old school mate of Miss Ellen M. Stone, the ransomed missionary who lectured in Carthage a week ago. After the lecture Madame Kimball went onto the stage and addressed Miss Stone as in days of yore said: "Nellie, don’t you know me?"

"Do I know Alice Virginia Martin," exclaimed Miss Stone, and the two women burst into tears in each other arms. They were born in Chelsea, the Boston suburb, and attended the grammar school together there. It had been 25 years since they met, and in that time Miss Stone has been 23 years a Congregational missionary. Their mothers were old friends, and Miss Stone and Mrs. Kimball joined the Congregational missionary. Their mothers were old friends, and Miss Stone and Mrs. Kimball joined the Congregational church together as children.

  Today's Feature

Spring Forward to Good Health.

Spring forward to good health is the theme for the 12th annual McCune-Brooks Hospital health fair. The fair will be at Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S. Grand Ave, May 3, 2003 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year will feature "Gator" rides in the new EMS quick response emergency vehicle and the Highway Patrol’s vision impaired goggles (D.W.I. goggles) complete with driving and walking course for those persons 5 and older. The Carthage Humane Society will have adoptable pets available as well.

There will be free health screening booths such as cholesterol, blood pressure, hearing, body fat and many more information booths working together to help the public make more informed health care decisions for themselves and also loved ones. Free drawings and snacks will be offered throughout the day. There will also be a child I.D. booth.

McCune-Brooks Hospital encourages health care knowledge so the public can become proactive in their health care decisions.

For infomation about the McCune-Brooks health fair call (417) 359-2355.

Just Jake Talkin'


The hubbub over the Council changin’ the Ward One boundaries has taken a new twist. Initial indications are that neither the City Charter or the City Codes require that a Council member has ta live in the Ward they are representing on the Council.

Back before the City adopted a charter, the State did require residency. As a Charter City, it appears that we no longer are bound by that regulation.

I’m not rememberin’ real clear, but it seems that when the Charter was bein’ put together there was some talk of "at large" Council members bein’ elected by the entire community. That may be the reason specific language was avoided concernin’ where representatives lived.

I’m guessin’ that this topic will gather more interest in the near future.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column



By JoAnn Derson

• Vinegar can help to crisp up mildly wilted veggies.

• Cook your vegetables in a vegetable steamer in the microwave to maintain the maximum nutrient content.

• "My wife is so organized; when we wallpapered our den years ago, she wrote the amount of wallpaper we needed in permanent marker on the back of the light switch. I liked the idea so much that I started writing how much paint we needed for each room as we painted over the years. Now, we know exactly how much we need to get started this time." — Harold R. from New Jersey

• Drinking tea may be great for your bones. Studies indicate that drinking an average of two cups of tea per day for at least six years could raise your bone-mineral density.

• With warmer weather comes the urge to eat more veggies and fruit, but beware: What seems to be healthy isn’t always. Although fruit is an essential part of your daily diet, be careful about how much you consume, as fruit is naturally full of sugar and contains more calories than most vegetables.

• Heather, mother of three, writes: "To keep the house looking straightened, buy a few under-the-bed baskets. You can toss toys in them (make sure the kiddies help) and easily store them out of sight."

• You may be able to use a cellular phone in an emergency without signing up for a service plan, according to the Telecommunications Research and Action Center. To use a phone for true emergency purposes only, just turn on the phone and dial 911. Your call should go through the strongest signal provider in the area from which you make the call. TRAC also offers tips on using a non-service cell phone to make credit-card calls. Log on to its Web site,, for more details.

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