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Friday, August 15, 2003 Volume XII, Number 42

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Good Lutheran Church Youth Group will have a Car Wash from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th at the Carthage Fire Station. Krispy Creme Donuts will also be for sale.

Did Ya Know?. . .McCune-Brooks Hospital is having a Friends and Family CPR Class from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12th. The class will be interpreted for Hispanic friends and feature more hands-on demonstrations. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and mouth seals will be offered free to participants. No previous experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required; call 359-2452 or 359-2432. The class will be offered in the cafeteria at the McCune-Brooks Hospital.

today's laugh

Barber to a customer with a lot of grease on his hair: Do you want it cut or just an oil change?

He: If you would give me your phone number I would give you a call.
She: It’s in the book.
He: Good, what is your name?
She: It’s in the book, too.

A bank is a place where you keep the government’s money until the tax man asks for it.

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


James Wilson a man in the drilling business who recently moved here from Joplin, walked into the jail at 3:30 yesterday afternoon with his clothes all bloody, and a big gash on his head.

He said that he had been hit over the head with a neck yoke in the hands of either Burt or John Alyea, with whom he had been having trouble.

"The two Alyea boys and I, went fishing on the river, yesterday afternoon," said Wilson, "not far from the Main street bridge and one of the boys hit me with the neck yoke, as it seemed to me without warning or provocation.

"I backed away until I was so close to the road that they did not follow me any further. I then walked to the jail to claim protection of the officers, although I am big enough to take care of myself if fighting is the only way out of it."

  Today's Feature

Library Tax On The Ballot.

The Carthage City Council voted to authorize the calling of a municipal election to be held November 4, 2003 during the regular Council meeting Tuesday evening. The election will ask if voters want to impose an additional three-sixteenth cent sales tax. The tax would provide funding for the renovation, expansion and operation of the Carthage Public Library.

The Council also approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Carthage Library Board. The document sets the ground rules for the distribution of the tax revenue generated by the sales tax and specifies that the Board must acquire $2 million in private funding toward the approximate $4.5 million project. The tax will not be collected if the private funding is not available.

The Council also approved a requisition in the amount of $18,420 for what is believed to be the last payment for the Golf Course Renovation Contract.

A first reading was heard of an ordinance that would allow a special use permit for the operation of a day care center at 1227 Walnut.

Live Music Session at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Last Sunday afternoon, artCentral was the site of the best ever (at this gallery) Celtic session. The instruments represented were Celtic harp, fiddle, concertinas, guitars, bouzoukis, boogieman, banjo, tinwhistles, and bodhrans. All the tunes were good and none were "the one the auld cow died of." Since the person on staff that day likes to weave, spin, and play tunes you never know what will be going on out there on a Sunday afternoon. And there is always interesting art to view.

The current display includes the pastel paintings of Thomas DeCleene. You can tell he has a great appreciation for nature by looking at his finely done depictions of rocky bluffs, creeks, and plant life.

In the upstairs gallery are the works of Jerry Long. He has a whole collection of clay people and whimsical paintings.

Stop in at Shellie’s restaurant just off the northeast corner of the square and see the photography of Mary Ann Soerries. While you are there you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine. She will be in charge of the wine selection for our wine tasting event which will be held this fall during the Maple Leaf Festival.

We have had more visitors from out of town lately. They are usually amazed at what a pretty town this is and by how much there is of historic and cultural interest.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat. 1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


If someone wanted to become famous for inventing a device that would define technological advance, they would come up with an anti-bass filter.

No this isn’t a fishin’ story. I’m talkin’ ‘bout bass as in the clef. Those low thumpin’ tones that roll out of a vehicle when the windows are up. Leavin’ most wonderin’ how anyone inside the car could possibly not have a throbbin’ headache.

The device I envision would either block the bass notes from enterin’ my house after 11 p.m. or at least bring with them some portion of the melody so I could recognize it as music. There has to be somethin’ that could disperse them into harmless drops of sonic waste. Thump—thump, thump. Thump—thump, thump.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Guess What? There is more than one vitamin with ginseng in it and has been for many years. Funny how those who jump on after others have spent so much time building the bandwagon and think they actually built it because they have more notoriety. Get my drift?

Essential oils are playing an important part in treating many conditions. If yeast infections are a problem for you it has been suggested that using antifungal essential oils such as lavender, myrrh and/or a dilution of tea tree oil either in baths or rubbed on the abdominal area could lend some relief. Be sure to dilute essential oils. Good oils for dilution are apricot, avocado and almond. They can be purchased in the cooking section for a price break. Cold pressed is a must.

If you are trying to incorporate tofu into your diet and don’t know how, buy a good cookbook. You will be amazed how easy it is to use. If you have tried only the stuff in aseptic packages you are missing out. Get some that is fresher and waterpacked. Fresh is a key word. Try this for a quick dish. Rinse the tofu with fresh water then marinate in small amount of tamari sauce (lower salt than soy) for a few hours. Dice up any fresh veggies you have on hand. Get the oil very hot and then throw in your tofu and veggies and cook until tender. Yummy and easy. If you have leftovers, try putting them in pita bread with some lettuce and sprouts.

The tomatoes and new potatoes are so good now but, they can aggravate an arthritic condition. If you notice aches and pains, you may be having a food reaction.

* 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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