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Friday, August 1, 2003 Volume XII, Number 32

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The First Baptist Church,631 S. Garrison, will have a Back-to-School Clothing Distribution from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, August 1st. It will be held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly Saturday booksale from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, August 2nd at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage VFW Post 2590 will have a fundraiser for Candace Smith Gazaway, trophoblastic cancer victim, at 3:00p.m. on Sun., Aug. 3rd at the VFW Post. For more info call 358-1657, 359-5621 or 624-0912. There will be music, karoake, bake sale, raffle prizes and fun games.

today's laugh

Judge (in dentist chair)- "Do you swear that you will pull the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?"

Life is the process of getting used to the unexpected.

In the winter you can’t get the kids into a bathtub, and in summer you can’t get them out of a pool.

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


Geo. Ebenhouse Narrowly Escaped Losing His Whole Hand.

George Edenhouse came in from the Carthage Marble and White Lime works this morning to have Dr. Taylor dress a badly mashed finger, an injury which he received the day before yesterday.

He sustained the mishap by catching the finger between the cogs in some machinery. The flesh was mashed from around the bone and it was only by quick work in jerking the fingers away that he avoided losing the whole hand.

All a Mistake.

A horse was not killed at the powder mill explosion Thursday. Neither was a man knocked on the head by a flying rock, as several of the county papers have stated.

  Today's Feature

Selecting Nominees.

Republican candidates for the special Sheriff election to be held September 30th are scheduled to be nominated by next week.

The Republican Party will be nominating candidates on Monday, August 4th at their meeting which is scheduled to be held at the Jasper County Courthouse at 7:00 p.m. The two candidates up to be nominated are Greg Dagnan of Webb City and Jerry Neil, current Chief Deputy.

Chairwoman of the Jasper County Republican Central Committee Rita Hunter stated that even though there is only two candidates right now, there is a possiblity that more people might show up at the meeting.

"There may be some people who come and express interest," said Hunter. "But there’s only two so far."

There are still no Independent candidates that have collected signatures. The Independent candidates have until August 27th to collect at least 800 signatures.

"I’d be surprised if we had any Independent candidates," said County Clerk Ron Mosbaugh. "It’s a really hard task."

Three New Art Exhibits.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

There are currently three new art exhibits on display. Two are at artCentral’s Hyde House Gallery on East 13th Street. One is in artCentral’s satellite gallery located in Shellie’s downtown restaurant across from the post office on West 3rd Street. The pastel paintings of Joplin artist, Thomas DeCleene are on display in the Main Gallery now through August 29. His work can also be viewed on line at the web site. The work of another Joplin artist, Jerry Long can be seen in the Member’s Gallery located upstairs at artCentral. His paintings and handbuilt pottery are done in a whimsical style which shows his sense of humor. The rustic walls of Shellie’s downtown cuisine restaurant are filled with the photography of Mary Ann Soerries. She does macro photography of nature in color. An artists’ reception was held for these artists last week and as always Robin provided lots of tasty hors d’oeuvres. The guests had a good time socializing and viewing the art.

ArtCamp classes for youth ages 8-14 ends tomorrow. They had two weeks of classes. The first week was spent making mosaic tiles, dying fabric, making candles and painting. The second week included instruction on Egyptian art and creative photography techniques. It is a big expense to provide the highly trained and talented teachers as well as supplies for two weeks but the students seem to really enjoy it. Community support is much appreciated.

HOURS: Tue. – Fri. 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 • Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404 •

Just Jake Talkin'


There are prob’ly lots a variations on the recipe for home made ice cream, but if ya want to get into a real discussion on the formula for success, get in on the debate around the crankin’ end of the process.

In our family at least, there is as much care given in the placement and quantities of ice and salt, the speed of crankin’ and the ideal time to quit turnin’ as ever is considered in the kitchen. ‘Course the men have traditionally taken care of the mechanical end of the process, but the women have never been bashful about advice on the matter.

I say care is given, that’s because ever’one seems to - care that is. This last batch I was involved in, we didn’t put the traditional burlap sack on top. Don’t know if it made much difference, it just seemed to be missin’ somethin’, but they ate it anyway.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is a naturally occurring element which our bodies utilize for a variety of daily functions. In a recent article by Dr. George Gillson, M.D., Ph.D., printed in the BIO/TECH NEWS, he explains MSM in layman terms. You may have heard about it on a few of the T.V. talk or news shows in the recent past. Dr. Gillson states that MSM helps allergies & asthma "by moderating the response to all types of allergens including the things we eat, breathe and touch. " MSM has been effective for the relief of stomach pain, indigestion, and bloating: "it may eliminate the need for antacids and prescription acid-blocking drugs. It can normalize bowel function." Dr. Gillson goes on to state the benefits he has seen in those suffering from leg cramps, arthritis, tendonitis and healing of wounds. He has seen especially dramatic results in those suffering from psorasis.

Sounds too good to be true until you realize that it is another of the nutrients which is no longer available in our foods, but our bodies require. It is available in very fresh foods which have been watered by the rain, not the garden hose. Unfortunately, most of us eat the vegetables which have been picked green and shipped in refrigerated trucks then maybe sprayed with ethylene oxide to ripen them. No MSM there.

* 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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