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Friday, February 7, 2003 Volume XI, Number 164

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .A new beginner PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) class starts on Mon., Feb. 10th. Classes meet at the MBH Wellness Facility, 2040 S. Garrison, at 1:30 p.m. on M-W-F. The advanced class meets at 2:15 p.m. Call 359-2432 for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Lincoln Ladies Federated Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 10th at All Occasions Bakery. Current members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome. Membership dues are $10.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Sanctuary Choir and friends will present "God In Us" at 8:00 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, February 9th at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand and Fairview.

today's laugh

What is the longest word in the English language?
Smiles, because there is a mile between the first and last letter.

Why should no man starve on the deserts of Arabia?
Because of the sand which is there.

What keeps the moon from falling?
It must be the beams.


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


Shop-Lifter Walked Off With Rubber
Boots in Broad Daylight.

As Ed St. John and Ed Lanyon walked along the south side of the square this morning about 11 o’clock they saw a young fellow trying on rubber boots at a display in front of the Boston store. Suspecting that all this was not right, they kept watching him as they went west. When they were half a block away, the stranger having slipped on a pair of the rubber boots and handled the shoes to his heart’s content, quietly walked around the corner and disappeared down Grant street. It was such a monumental piece of nerve on the fellow’s part that he was not thoroughly suspected until too late.

  Today's Feature

Stormwater Phase 2.

At the Public Works meeting Tuesday night, City Engineer Joe Butler presented to the Committee the City of Carthage Phase 2 Compliance. Butler reported that the City of Carthage has a new state requirement. The application and summary of six control measures for NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) phase 2 Stormwater compliance, a part of the clean water act of 1972 is due March 10, 2003.

The requirement is an attempt to keep receiving water clean. For Carthage the receiving waters are Spring River and Center Creek. There are six required control measures the City of Carthage need to complete in the next 5 years. They are public education and outreach, public involvement/participation, illicit discharge detection/elimination, construction site run off control, post construction SW management, and pollution prevention/good house keeping for city operations.

The public will see changes over the next five years such as new city ordinances, new permit requirements, and educational information, in the form of flyers, brochures, public meetings and city signs.

February Exhibits at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The Bill Perry black and white photography exhibit will continue through Friday, February 14th . We’ve had more visitors from Joplin this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, you have one week left to view this exhibit featuring the human form and close-ups of horses.

Then on February 28th a new exhibit by members of the Ozark Pastel Society will be on display. As always with a group exhibit, there will be a variety of subject matter and styles represented. The members of this group are very talented and we are always glad to have their work here.

Also showing at that time will be the works of David Winward who was a helicopter pilot in Germany and has painted beautiful scenes from his life there. His work will be displayed upstairs in the Members Gallery. So be sure to see both the upstairs and downstairs exhibits.

On display now at our satellite gallery, Shellie’s on 3rd Street by the post office, is the work of Carthage artist, Richard Logsdon. He has wonderful Americana oil paintings exhibited there.

I enjoyed the visit by a high school design class last week. They were a very polite group who came by to see my spinning, felting, weaving, dying, etc. operation.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


The thermos bottle, as the old story goes, is an ingenious device. Keeps hot things hot, cold things cold. But, the question is asked, "how does it know?"

The commercial showin’ a group of generation X’ers sittin’ ‘round the campfire sippin on a can a brew. "It doesn’t get any better than this," one of them says with authority. I would ask again, "how does he know?" I can understand a statement such as "this is the life," or "things could be a lot worse," but I have never been one ta think it is impossible to be better. Once that thought process begins, all innovations cease.

Even Edison continued modifications on the light bulb after the basic formula was discovered. His work has been improved over the years. "Course he prob’ly didn’t spend much time sittin’ ‘round the campfire.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

The stress in our lives has been great and it is a time when our weaknesses can rear their ugly heads. Things thought or said may be contrary to one’s regular way of doing things. In observing myself and others when I/they are in the grips of losing a loved one odd things may happen with communication and expression of feelings. Even though I knew what to do for myself nutritionally, it was not always easy. This basic routine kept me going when I was meeting myself coming and going.

1. Remembering to take deep breaths. I would find myself holding my breath and scrunching my shoulders with tension. Breathe deeply and say RELAX.

2. To keep my immune system strong I took one Macroforce daily. Occasionally, if I had been exposed to someone with active flu or cold, I would add 2,000 mg. of Vitamin C. Happy to report I did not get sick.

3. Nervous system fed daily with Mega B-Stress and some Kava Kava to keep communication open.

4. Calcium to help me relax and sleep. Sometimes, I would take a Melatonin for a few hours of deep sleep.

5. Lots and lots of prayer and support from my friends.

One lesson I learned was to keep things as simple as possible and to let the unimportant things go.


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