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Friday, January 10, 2003 Volume XI, Number 144

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Golden Reflections "Wintertime Blues" program, offered by McCune-Brook hospital Generations will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 16th in the mbh cafeteria. Call 359-2452 for more information.

today's laugh

All but one of a prized flock of homing pigeons return to their coop, and the owner becomes very worried.
At three in the morning, the pigeon’s owner is pacing the floor when he hears a tapping at the door. He opens it to find his lost bird, wet and bedraggled.
"What happened to you?" says the man.
"Well," replies the pigeon, "it was such a nice day I decided to walk."

"Waiter, this soup tastes like turpentine!"
"It must be tea if it tastes like turpentine, because the soup tastes like kerosene."

During a portion of Beethoven’s Ninth in which there are no bass violin parts, one of the bassists passes a bottle of scotch around. The bass section becomes totally looped, but the conductor is unaware of what is going on. His assistant decides he must let him know and hands him this note:
"Top of the Ninth, basses loaded."


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


Will be in Waters Armory and Other Lodges Welcome Free.

The Modern Woodmen of America have rented the Light Guard armory in the Waters block as temporary quarters, until the recent fire damages to the old hall can be repaired. The Woodmen will first meet there tomorrow night, at which time the annual installation of officers will take place.

All the tenants of the Woodman hall are invited to meet in the temporary quarters free of rent until the old home can be put in shape for them again. The armory is being fitted up for lodge meetings.

You have looked into a beautiful face, seen the sweet smile, rosy cheeks, laughing eyes, and wished nature had made you attractive. Rocky Mountain Tea makes homely women beautiful. A. H. Caffee & Co.

  Today's Feature

Golf Course Fee Proposal.

The Public Service Committee met last Monday evening at the Park Department building for their monthly meeting.

The Committee continued the discussion concerning a name change for the Carthage Municipal Golf Course. The new name, they agreed, would be "appropriate to contain the name of Carthage".

They also went over a proposal for new golf fees that if approved by the full Council will go in to effect March 1st of 2003. The proposal is 18 holes for $15.00 on weekdays, $17.00 for weekends and 9 holes for $10.00 weekdays, $12.00 weekend. Cart fees would be $20 for 18 holes.

Also proposed was special off peak pricing and a special senior (over 62) pricing. Another fee being considered is a flat fee of $1000 dollars for unlimited golf and cart rental for one year.

The daily surcharge was dropped from the fee schedule. A golfer at the meeting said she "appreciated that".

A meeting for the public input will be scheduled sometime in late January for golfers to express their opinions about the golf course and the new proposed prices.

Photography Exhibit Opening Reception Tonight at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

An artist’s reception will be held tonight from 6pm to 8pm at artCentral. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The black and white photography of Bill Perry, III will be on display now through February 14. The subject matter includes portraiture and figures which were photographed in Italy, Maine and locally.

The annual membership board meeting was held Wednesday. All members were encouraged to attend to vote on a board of directors for 2003 and to voice any ideas for the upcoming year. It looks like we have a great group of board members and it will be an exciting year.

One project that is being planned is a wine tasting event. This would be held during the Maple Leaf Festival this fall. And, as always, we will have lots of great art to view this year. ArtCentral sometimes has three exhibits going at once. Two exhibit areas are located at the Hyde House Gallery on East 13th Street. The Main Gallery is downstairs and the Members Gallery is upstairs. Then there is a satellite gallery located at Shellie’s Downtown Cuisine which is across from the post office.

A new exhibit will be on display at Shellie’s beginning January 12th. Oil paintings by Richard Logsdon will be featured there. Logsdon has a great early Americana style. He is a native of Carthage but many of his paintings feature scenes from New England where he owns an apple orchard.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I personally don’t care much for the idea of renamin’ the Municipal Golf Course. From what I’m hearin’ the renovations are already makin’ an impressive ripple in the golfin’ community and the course hasn’t been played yet.

From what I understand, a new name is supposed to increase "marketability" and take note of the "new" course.

I’m thinkin’ that maybe Carthage could well be known for havin’ the best "municipal" golf course around. Folks might be attracted to a course that is operated by a City that takes pride in it’s facilities. If ya rename it whoever doesn’t already know ‘bout it may figure it’s some fancy exclusive club and not show up at all. I’m guessin’ no matter what the official name is, it’ll still be called the Carthage Golf Course.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

If we had forgotten where the Missouri weather got her reputation, well December and January have been a reminder. My friend calls these "bonus days" when it is nice enough to be out in shirtsleeves. Just remember, when the Misssouri weather changes again, to keep your immune system in check as these changes not only effect the bulbs trying to come up in my yard, but also our bodies.

I enjoyed spending some time with the Ladies Auxiliary of McCune-Brooks hospital. I had no idea they were so busy. Not only do they volunteer to help at the front desk and organize and run the gift shop, along with various other duties, they turn around and purchase equipment for the hospital with the profits. Many of you probably know of their long and proud history, but I was thinking of them as grown up candy-stripers with adult responsibilities. Boy, was I wrong. If you want, you can check into being a member by calling the hospital. They even have a very reasonable membership for people who are too busy to volunteer on a regular basis.

Brief summary of some historical usage of herbs:

Alfalfa-many benefitso this deep rooted, chlorophyll laden plant. Neutralizes body acids, helps with detoxification, arthritis, even the liver.

Black Cohosh-Decreases hot flashes, menstrual cramps, poison bites, and may be beneficial to those with high blood pressure.

Catnip-mild nervine sometimes used by those stopping smoking to help stop nicotene cravings.


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