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Friday, December 19, 2003 Volume XII, Number 130

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutest kittens at the Central Pet Care Clinic and Carthage Animal Hospital during regular office hours.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Kiwanis Club has launched a year long program to collect good used children’s and young adult books. The books are to be distributed to families in the Carthage area. Any organization wishing to become a collection station should contact Ivan Hager 358-8236.

Did Ya Know?. . .Justin Boot Factory will be shut down December 17th through January 5th, in observance of the Holiday’s.

today's laugh

Visitor: I suppose they ask a lot for the rent of this sumptuous apartment.

Hostess: Yes, they asked Harold seven times last month.

Customer: I hear my son has owed you for a suit for three years.

Tailor: Yes, sir; have you called to settle the account?

Customer: No, I’d like a suit myself on the same terms.

Speaking of public enemies, I know a guy who gets up at 4 a.m., leans out the window and whistles to wake up the birds.

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


Bankruptcy proceedings were commenced yesterday against Thos. Bacon, the grocer who has just sold out on East Third street to Chas. Rogers and Lew Manley. St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City and other grocery houses are holding the bag to the amount of $2,100 or $2,200, and the proceedings are being handled from Kansas City. McReynolds & Halliburton are representing some of the creditors.

Since Mr. Bacon recently sold the store there is just now some question as to what method will be pursued in adjusting the claims. It is thought by Mr. McReynolds that an effort may be made to seize the stock, though it is already in other hands. It is said that this can be done, and if so, Messrs. Rogers and Manley may be occasioned with some trouble. On the other hand the proceeds of the sale may be all on which the creditors can recover.

  Today's Feature

County Disaster Relief Project.

The Jasper County Commissioners held their regular meeting Thursday in the Carthage Courthouse. Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council Representative Brian Ross reported that Jasper County will have a Disaster Relief Project. Ross asked the Commissioners to sign a Resolution Ordinance adopting the project. A motion was made and approved by all Commissioners for the project.

Applications are now being accepted thru January 30th. Applications are available at the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council Office on the northeast side of Stone’s Corner, 24943 Demote Drive, Webb City.

The Disaster Relief Project has $892,905.00 to help those who qualify.

County Assessor Don Davis reported that Jasper County will be transferring their CAMA (company assisted mass appraisal) system to CLT’s (Cole Layer Trumble’s) software. Davis stated that the current software was installed in 1997 and is outdated.

"CLT’s software is more efficient and Jasper County can use this way into the future," said Davis.

Schedule of Exhibits for 2004.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Here are some of the shows that will be at artCentral in 2004. In Jan./Feb. the watercolor paintings of Joe Prater will be in the Main Gallery and the oil paintings of Gary Younger will be in the upstairs gallery.

In March we’ll have a Missouri Southern Showcase featuring the works of Bobby Williams, Joe Leiter and some of their sculptor friends.

In April and May we are considering a floral show and garden tour.

Our annual Membership Show is in June. This show features the work of 30 artists who work in various media.

For the July- August show, we will have a group show of Springfield artists who call themselves Studio 55. All the artists in this group are age 55 and up.

The pastels of Pam Leisenring will be on display in September.

Brad and Jane Kleindl, a husband and wife team, will have a show called "Give and Take" which will have 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work.

Then for November and December, John Fitzgibbon will provide a display of his watercolors and oils which feature portraiture, landscapes and busy street scenes.

The gallery will be closed for Christmas & New Year’s break from December 23 – Jan. 3. There is still a little time left to shop for gifts at the gallery. We have the paintings, gourds and Santa carvings by Penny Wilkinson and Debbie Reed.

In the upstairs gallery we have the raku pottery and photography of the father and son team, Richard and Tim Reed.

We also have the domestic ware pottery, sculpture, and fiber arts of Jack and Lee Ann Sours.

The artCentral cookbooks and notecards by Marilyn York are still on sale at prices of five to eight dollars.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


They say the trick to rabbit huntin’ is to have a dog that never quite catches up to the rabbit. The furry little critters have a habit of runnin’ in a big circle and comin’ back to cross their tracks. The idea is to confuse any varmit that is chasin’ ‘em. The hunter is supposed to stay put and wait as the dog works his way through the hedge rows. Eventually, the theory is, the rabbit will come back by for an easy shot.

Havin’ a dog, as a kid, and always thinkin’ that rabbit huntin’ would be great sport, I went in search of the wascally wabbit. Unfortunately, the dog had not read the sportin’ magazine that I had. He’d take out after the rabbit all right, but eventually I would have to go find the mut out sniffin’ in a rat nest or barkin’ at some squirrel up a tree.

‘Course there is a chance that the rabbit wrote the real story.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Blood sugar disorders are nothing to fool around with. A blood sugar imbalance is not always easy to recognize, but a simple blood test can help you determine if your are having a problem. If so, treat it!

Some supplements which may be helpful in normalizing blood sugar levels include:

• help the body respond to insulin

• fiber supplements such as psyllium or bran (with lots of water)

• Vitamin B complex to help regulate carbohydrate metabolism

• it has also been noted that many diabetics are low in magnesium

Herbal supplements which have been helpful for hypoglycemia may include:

• Spirulina between meals to keep sugar stabilized

• gymnema sylvestre has been proven effective for improving sugar control and cravings

• Siberian Ginseng to strengthen the adrenal glands

• Pancreatic enzymesa are available in capsule form and many of my customers swear by them. If one chooses to watch sugar, alcohol and fruit juice intake along with other dietary considerations and exercise you may eliminate a potentially serious problem which will have long term effects on the body. There are herbal and nutritional combinations available which may make the process easier. A nice lavender, eucalyptus or geranium bath or massage may help alleviate some of the tensions associated with hypoglycemia.

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