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Friday, April 4, 2003 Volume IX, Number 204

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will have its First Saturday Booksale from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, April 5th.

Did Ya Know?. . .There will be a Carthage Humane Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7th for anyone interested in helping Carthage’s neediest animals. For more information please call 358-6808.

Did Ya Know?. . .A marriage enrichment seminar will be held April 11-13 at the Covenant World Outreach in Carthage. Door prizes and Saturday morning meal provided. For more information call 417-359-8500.

today's laugh

Officer, I know I was going faster than 55 mph, but I wasn’t going to be on the road an hour.

My wife said I can have breakfast in bed anytime I want it. All I have to do is sleep in the kitchen.

If your eyes hurt after you drink coffee in the morning, you have to take the spoon out of the cup.

I hate to get up in the morning. I like to climb into my water bed and stay there as long as the water does.

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


First of the Season Held Today — Was a Brilliant Success.

Millinery has come again, and the visitor at Mrs. Bacon’s spring opening today was duly impressed with that fact. Her’s was the first of the season, and the attendance was large and enthusiastic.

"How lovely!" was tame compared to the expressions heard, and at 8 a.m. when a photographer arrived to take a picture he could scarcely get into the room. Mrs. Bacon had ten assistants, and several hundred women visitors thronged this exclusive millinery store.

Short order hats are to be the specialty here this season, and the shades popular, range from champagne to burnt orange, with reds, whites and champagne favorites. The entire display was a perfect bower of beauty and color.

  Today's Feature

Bell to Attend Naval Academy.

Bell to Attend Naval Academy.

Carthage High School senior Landon Bell has been selected to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in the class of 2007. Bell, the 17-year-old son of Curtis and Mary Bell, was nominated for the appointment by United States Congressman Roy Blunt.

Landon Bell wants to continue a family tradition that spans five generations who have served in the United States military in World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Landon’s brother currently has 20 years of active service in the military. "After attending the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, it became clear to me that I wanted to go to the academy. I know that armed with such an education, I would be prepared to take my place as an officer in the Fleet, as well as master whatever life may throw at me later on," Bell wrote to Congressman Blunt in his nomination letter.

Bell ranks in the top ten academically of his senior class at Carthage High School and has been on the honor roll for three years. He is a member of the Math Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bell played two years of varsity basketball and was a member of the varsity swimming team for one year. Bell also attended Boy’s State.

Blunt, the father of U.S. Naval graduate and Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt, has a first-hand understanding of being an academy parent.

"The men and women who are going to be leading America’s military well into the twenty-first century are in high school right now. They will face a changing world and an all-volunteer American military force that must adapt to new tactics and technology. They will also learn how to confront new threats to our national security. It reminds me of how important the selection, training and service of these young men and women are to the long-term national security of the nation."

"Landon will find the Naval Academy offers a world class education," Congressman Blunt said. "He will find discipline, leadership and character training unique to military institutions of higher learning. It is an experience that will provide a lifetime of benefits."

Nominated to Naval Academy by Congressman Roy Blunt, Bell is among thirteen Southwest Missouri high school student leaders nominated to attend U.S. military schools at West Point, New York; Annapolis, Maryland; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Kings Point, New York.

A panel chosen by Congressman Blunt interviewed the candidates in early December 2002 about their scholastic, extracurricular and volunteer activities. The panel made recommendations on nominations to the Congressman. Blunt nominated the students for four open Southwest Missouri slots at the U.S. Military Academies in the class that is scheduled to graduate in 2007.

New Exhibits Coming Soon at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Today is the last day for the Ozark Pastel exhibit in the main gallery and the David Winward acrylics in the members’ gallery. Beginning Friday, April 18th we will have the work of Sam Lewis. Lewis is a potter who does combinations of handthrown pieces. In the past his work has featured brightly colored glazes.

The new exhibit upstairs in the members’ gallery will be the work of Linda Stair. Stair does pastels with a lovely organic feel. She was formerly of Carthage but now resides in Wister, OK. She loves to paint landscapes and horses. She just returned from a stay in Texas where she painted thoroughbred horses at a stable there.

Our next board meeting will be Wednesday, April 9th. We’ll have summer projects to discuss, such as workshops for adults and artCamp for kids. We also have maintenance on the pottery room and landscaping work to consider. We want to get the pottery facility up to shape so we can start offering more pottery classes as soon as possible. Local support through memberships, donations, etc. help greatly in these endeavors!

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Carthage Celebrates Arbor Day.

news release Main Street Carthage, Inc.

A quiet celebration in Central Park today, April 4th, at 11:00 a.m. will recognize Arbor Day; a special day established in the late 1880’s to celebrate the importance that trees play in our daily lives.

Representatives from several organizations will address a variety of programs that focus on tree planting, tree maintenance and certainly the appreciation of one of our city’s strongest assets.

You are welcome to join representatives from: Carthage City Hall, Carthage Community Foundation, Carthage Parks & Recreation, Carthage Area Real Estate Agents, the Helen S. Boylan Foundation, the Jasper County Extension Office, Kellogg Lake Nature Center, Main Street Carthage, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and Pinewood Nursery, Inc. as we announce plans and programs that will keep Carthage shaded in the summer, colorful in the fall, in excellent health year-round and growing more and more beautiful each year.

Just Jake Talkin'


I don’t think folks have quite figured out ‘xactly how to get around the construction out at the new roundabout.

People typically react in a similar fashion to water, takin’ the path of least resistance. I understand a popular detour is ta take River Street. Another route would be out around the Myers Park Development and come back to Garrison on Elk or Fairview.

I’m guessin’ that Fairview is carryin’ a good portion of the traffic around the construction either way. Too bad we didn’t get that traffic signal at Fairview and Garrison that was pulled from the budget.

From downtown it’s becomin’ more convenient to head out to 71 and come back into town on HH.

They say it should be over in July. Then we’ll see where the least resistance is.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

On the first spring day, my new Granddaughter, Emily Marie Chandler, arrived. When the call came that my daughter was in labor, I had packed early and took off within the next hour and a half to drive over 11 hours just to arrive 1 hour late for her birth! I nicknamed her Spring because she arrived just 20 minutes before the first day of spring.We’ll see if that sticks!

Some well known pregnancy herbs include:

Red Raspberry - described by the famous English herbalist, Henry Box, as the best herbal gift God gave to women. He said "if the pains of childbirth are premature, it will make all quiet, cleanse her and enrich her milk." It is naturally rich in calcium and other minerals. Many have found it is just the answer for morning sickness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. For those not pregnant, it has proven to have a balancing effect on the hormones.

Fennel - suggested by many a mid-wife and alternative doctors to improve the quality of milk in nursing mothers. When my twins were babies and I was drinking a lot of this tea, I found that they were not prone to colic as this herb has been used to treat stomach complaints. The taste is quite pleasant and from personal experience, I know that it does its job. Alfalfa leaf tea also serves to make good milk.

A simple solution for heartburn during pregnancy has been the use of papaya tablets. They can be easily chewed following a meal and will aid digestion. Following the suggestion of not eating greasy foods during pregnancy is also helpful in eliminating heartburn. Happy Spring!!

Ref: Today’s Herbal Health by Louise Tenney, M.H.

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

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