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Friday, December 5, 2003 Volume XII, Number 120

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly booksale from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Sat., Dec. 6th at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .The First Presbyterian Church of Carthage, corner of Chestnut & Lyon, will hold a Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 6th. Call 358-2341 for details.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Kids’ Praise Singers will present "Case of the Missing Christmas" at 10:30 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 7th at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Everyone is invited.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Annual Christmas Dinner, at Criterian Masonic Lodge #586 in Alba, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th. The Order of Eastern Star is providing an array of meats, those wishing to attend bring a covered dish or dessert. Members, friends, family, kids ...Everyone Welcome! For more details call WB Danny Passley at 417-525-4330.

today's laugh

Money can’t buy happiness — but then, happiness can’t buy groceries.

Success is the art of making your mistakes when no one is looking.

Tact is hammering a point home without hitting the other guy on the head.

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


"A Husband on Salary" the comedy which makes its initial appearance at the Grand Friday evening, is written for laughing purposes, and the management claims for it the full requirements allotted to it. Though new to local theater goers the play has established reputation of five years standing, and is today one of the most popular of eastern comedies. The comedy is bright clean and wholesome, the specialties introduced are of a high grade of excellence and there is never a dull moment from the rise until the fall of the final curtain.

Numerous specialties of a high order are interpolated, and taken as a whole a great treat awaits the theater going public who go to see "A Husband on Salary."

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Allen and Miss Nellie Klein arrived home last evening fro a month’s visit at Peckman, Okla.

  Today's Feature

At Large Vote.

The City Council is scheduled to hold their regular meeting Tuesday December 9th at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The agenda is to include a vote on a purposed ordinance changing the manner in which Council members are elected. The ordinance would allow electing members at large. Each of the wards would have one elected within that ward and the other five members would be elected by all of the voters in Carthage.

There were mixed feeling with members at last week’s Special Work Session.

Some members are still wrestling with the idea. The chance that the Council could become overweighted in a particular ward seems to be the biggest concern.

Council member Jackie Boyer stated at the work session she was for the change.

"I think this is just evolving government and an attempt to better serve the community," said Boyer.

Boyer commented that Council members represent the community as a whole not just the ward in which they live.

Citizens are encouraged to express their opinions concerning the ordinance. Log onto for input.

New Exhibits & Christmas Homes Tour.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

An artists’ reception will be held this Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-8pm at artCentral. In the Main Gallery we are proud to present paintings by Debbie Reed in a variety of media and stone carvings and oil paintings by Penny Wilkinson. Everything from elegant still lifes to colorful abstracts will be on display.

In the Members’ Gallery upstairs there will be raku pottery by Rich Reed and photography by Tim Reed which focuses on urban personas.

The gallery will be open on Saturday for the Christmas Homes Tour organized through Victorian Carthage. For this event we’ll have the above mentioned exhibits plus live music performed on a five foot Celtic harp by Tammy Willcox of Miami, OK. She’ll be playing a variety of Christmas tunes at various times throughout the day.

And there’s more! Jack Sours has pottery and sculpture on display upstairs. And a local weaver we know has her display called "The Painted Goat" upstairs too. You’ll find a selection of scarves and throws with hand-painted mohair accents.

But that’s not all! More pottery is in the pottery studio behind the gallery. There will be overstocked items at deeply discounted prices. It’s going quick.

Some great stocking stuffers that can be obtained at artCentral include notecards by watercolor artist Marilyn York, artCentral cookbooks on sale for $5 and courthouse postcards for $1 per set of five cards.

These exhibits continue through Jan.9.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


They say the flu bug has arrived early this year by about a month. Gives ever’one a chance to get a double dose ‘fore the season is over.

The regular procedure is aches and pains for 12 hours or so and then it goes to the respiratory system for a week to ten days.

The age old treatment of a hot bath and stayin’ covered and warm is still the best advice I ever got. Sweat it out. Get the body temperature up and keep it there and make them flu bugs uncomfortable, that’s the ticket.

‘Course with the bug comin’ early, the chance to spread through the family get-togethers is increased. Nothin’ like a house full of grandkids hackin’ to really spread the critters. Be careful out there.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

ByMari An Willis

This should answer some commonly asked questions: information taken from Health Handbook & Today’s Herbal Health/Louise Tenney and Nutritional Herbology/Pedersen; Historical Uses of Herbs/Bullock and various sources.

*What are herbs? Herbs are excellent plant sources of foods loaded with nutrients which our body can use to achieve and maintain good health. Herbs also nourish, regulate, cleanse, and aid the body in healing. Herbs are powerful natural foods noted in many scripture passages.

*Are dietary supplements an important part of natural health? Absolutely. the foods we have today are S.A.D.(standard american diet). Modern farming practices and food processing have rendered our food supply deficient and unbalanced. Our personal choices contribute much to our total body health. Our bodies take in too much of some things, not enough of others and some things that should never be consumed. Wholesome food is hard to find. Dietary supplementation may help satisfy nutritional deficeincies, support natural body processes that cleanse undesirable substances from the body, and promote the endurance and longevity desired.

"May you never know the disease you prevented with natural health."

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