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Friday, February 21, 2003 Volume XI, Number 174

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Eminence Chapter #93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th at the Masonic Temple, 7th and Maple. 50-year membership pin will be presented.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Republican Committees of Jasper and Newton Counties will be celebrating Lincoln Day with their annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 22nd at the Joplin Ramada Inn. Special speakers include MO Secretary of State, Matt Blunt; Congressman Kenny Hulshof, Rep. Patricia Secrest and Rep. Brad Roark. Call 623-0066 or 623-2214 to reserve tickets.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Business and Professional Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday February 25th in the Arby's meeting room on west Central. Michell Dunlap and Melissa McCune will present the program on Adventures In Entrepreneurship.

today's laugh

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it?


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

Married at Baxter Springs.

Chas. P. Wood and Miss Emily Valentine, both well-known young people of this city, were united in marriage on Sunday, at the home of the bride’s uncle in Baxter Springs, Kansas. The license was procured at Columbus, Kansas, and the marriage was quietly performed and kept a secret for the reason that there was parental objection to the wedding on both sides. It had been the plan of the young people to keep their marriage a profound secret for a year and then make it known publicly, but it leaked out in spite of their plans. Mr. Wood is a local reporter and well-known in Carthage, being a high school graduate, a prominent member of the Carthage Light Guard, and generally well liked by all that know him. Miss Valentine is also a high school graduate, having been a member of the same class with Mr. Wood. She is a bright, pretty girl, and has a wide circle of friends.

  Today's Feature

Department Requests Explorer.

The Public Safety Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday February 24 at the Fire Station. The agenda includes discussion regarding the purchase of a Ford Explorer for the Police Department. Historically two squad cars are replaced annually. The Explorer would take the place of one of those squad cars. Mayor Kenneth Johnson stated at a previous Council meeting that as long as the purchase stayed with in the current budget there should be no problem.

Fire Chief John Cooper will present a retirement and battalion chief promotion at the meeting as well.

The Police and Fire Fighter’s Pension Committee are holding a meeting Friday February 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room in UMB Bank Carthage. The meeting agenda includes reviewing the actuarial report for the 2002 calender year.

The Zoning Adjustment Board has called a public hearing meeting for Monday February 24 at 4:30 p.m. in council chambers. The meeting is regarding a request made by Thomas L. Nixon. Nixon has filed for a rear yard set back variance located at 1126 Tarah Lane.

Mayser Pastels Coming Soon to artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The next opening reception at artCentral will be Friday, February 28 from 6pm to 8pm. Showing in the Main Gallery will be the works of the Ozark Pastel Society. The president of the organization is Julie Mayser. She is an accomplished artist whose works have been included in regional, national, and international exhibitions and competitions. She paints peaceful scenes with warm inviting hues. Several of her paintings have been published through an international calendar contest. Her training began at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and has continued in Oklahoma and in Europe. Currently she has a piece which has been included in the prestigious National Open juried Art Quest Exhibition in the new Ft. Smith Convention Center. It has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Center.

With all the talk of federal budget cuts for the arts, Carthage is very fortunate to have the continuing array of artistic talent coming through our community. A big thanks goes to all those out there who support the arts.

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Just Jake Talkin'


A buddy a mine is headin’ off for a fishin’ trip this weekend. He didn’t ask if I wanted ta go along. Saved me tellin’ him I don’t do fishin’ in the middle of winter.

I don’t mind a little fishin’ ever now and then, but mostly I enjoy just sittin’ on the bank. The fishin’ part is just an excuse.

The scene I envision when I’m fishin’ is a warm breeze comin’ across the water coolin’ off the summer sun. Maybe even dozin’ off for an afternoon nap.

I’m not a big fan of cleanin’ fish either, specially after a good nap. So the fact of whether or not they are bitin’ on a particular day isn’t really a factor.

Sittin’ in a snow storm waitin’ for a fish to bite just doesn’t fit the picture I have of an enjoyable getaway.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

We have discussed the usage of fats before, but let me reiterate that there are good fats and bad fats and you cannot maintain good health if you eliminate the good fats. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids function as necessary building blocks for the entire body. The also produce an important class of hormones called prostaglandins. These help regulate cholesterol levels, energy production, and a healthy immune system.

According to Dr. Michael Murphy, one can deplete theses essentials just by living in the environment of today. They are depleted by the use of caffeine, drugs (prescription), alcohol, stress, etc. He even makes the statement that with continued use of flax seed oil, one will eventually lose all unnecessary weight.

Some sources of the EFA’s are flax seed oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, pumpkin oil, borage oil and evening primrose oil. Flax seed is extremely high in Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid). The usage of flaxseed oil will eventually take care of most any dry skin condition and is very beneficial for the immune system and tissue inflammation. Sunflower is high in Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and is also rich in Vit E. It has been shown to be beneficial in circulatory problems. Pumpkin seed is historically used by both males and females for maintaining sexual health. Borage oil is also effective with skin conditions, allergies and PMS.

Do not cook with these oils. They are nutritionally more beneficial in the cold pressed form either taken encapsulated or in dressings: or for those who just "want to get it over with" straight from the spoon is not all that bad. Try a blend on a baked potato or cole slaw. The recommended dosage as stated by Mark Swanson, N. D. is six months to two years ... 1/2 teaspoon:

2 yrs. to 5 yrs. 1 tsp.

5 yrs. to 12 yrs. 1 - 2 tsps.

13 yrs. and up 3 - 4 tsps.

Pregnant, lactating mothers 3 - 6 tsp.


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