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Friday, July 25, 2003 Volume XII, Number 27

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .You can now adopt some of the Carthage Humane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Club will have a free health screening clinic for area children from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, July 26th at the World Finance Corp Building, 120 E. 4th (south side of Carthage square). Contact David Jones at 417-358-8816.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Lodge #197 will have a 2nd degree special meeting at
7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26th at the Masonic Temple located behind the Carthage Public Library. All area Masons are invited to attend. More info call Rob Lewis at 417-623-7112.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes next week, Mon.-Fri., July 28th-Aug. 1st. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day that your trash is picked up, between 8:30-11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans while the sprayer is in your area.

today's laugh

I never saw such a season. My corn isn’t an inch high.
Your corn! Why, say, the sparrows have to kneel down to eat mine.

Did you vote for the honor system?
Bet I did — four times!

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


Mayor Chaffee has received a communication from one Cassius M. Paine of Milwaukee, Wis., which he will turn over to the commercial club and which reads as follows:

"A substantial manufacturing corporation, having outgrown its present quarters and being under disadvantages in regard to location, has commissioned me to secure another site and building for its use.

"The company is amply capitalized and does not require any more funds, but desires the donation of about one acre, and factory space of 10,000 square feet on one or more floors, in some good western city, well situated as to freight rates. Almost any style of structure affording the required space can be utilized.

"The business gives employment to the heads of ten families, and may be expected to double or triple this number within a year or two."

  Today's Feature

An Interim Sheriff.

An interim Sheriff was appointed Thursday at the County Commission Meeting held at the County Courthouse.

Commissioner Jim Honey made a motion of the approval of former Highway Patrolman Archie Dunn as the interim Sheriff until such time as the person elected at the special election to be held September 30th.

Honey also made a motion that the resignation of former Sheriff Bill Pierce be accepted immediately.

Both motions passed with all votes.

"We’ve looked at a lot of folks," said Presiding County Commissioner Chuck Surface. "To be very truthful, a lot of good, qualified folks."

"We’ve had citizens saying who we should appoint Sheriff," said Surface. "Many people called us and sent in their resumes. It’s been a long procedure."

Dunn was sworn-in as the new interim Sheriff by County Clerk Ron Mosbaugh.

Dunn will be titled as Sheriff until October 7th. At that time, the new Sheriff elected from the special election in September will take over.

Artists’ Reception Tonight

By Lee Sours, artCentral

A new exhibit opens today at artCentral’s Hyde House Gallery on E. 13th Street. Pastels by Joplin artist, Thomas DeCleene will be on display from now until August 29. The opening reception will be from 6-8pm tonight. This artist has recently won the Best of Show award at artCentral’s Membership Show. He also won second place at the Ozark Pastel Society annual open competition held at the Art Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, Arkansas.

The Members’ Gallery located upstairs at the Hyde House will show the works of local artist, Jerry Long. His show entitled, "A Room with a View" will feature original artworks and furnishings made from whatever was available. The exhibit will be an eclectic grouping of pottery, sculptures, paintings, small tables, original lighting and decorative pieces.

The artCamp for kids ages 8-14 is now in progress. If you contact us right away you might still be included in this week’s classes. This week we are offering Art of Ancient Egypt. In this two day class you will create 3-D clay animal forms, pottery, relief sculpture and amulets with Egyptian designs.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll be having Photography & Constructed Environments. You’ll make dioramas of forests, jungles, etc. and photograph them to appear room-size or larger. On Thursday and Friday we’ll have another two day class entitled Photography, Self-Portraits & Picasso. Students in this class will create Picasso-like wire sculpture masks of themselves. You will need to bring photographs of yourself and magazine cut-outs of facial parts. Both photography classes will require the purchase of a recyclable camera with 400asa film. Call 358-4404 or come by artCentral to register.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 • Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve had the opportunity to see the ruts left by the settlers crossin’ the Santa Fe trail. Curious thing those records of passage. Years after any horse drawn implement has been moved over, they still sit as a monument to the traffic. The comin’ of the railways no doubt changed the patterns of growth and the survival of small communities along the once popular trail.

If you stand in the silence, you can almost hear the braying of some lonesome old mule still searchin’ for the good old days when four legged creatures dictated the path to the future. It is a romantic time to read about in some book, but the current realities of transportation and the fluid changes in economic factors make the horse and buggy days a lot less appealing.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Soy foods have been making the headlines for their important role in hormonal balance and part they play in the prevention and protection of various cancers. Soybeans are a powerhouse of proteins and among a few legumes considered a complete protein, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids. Soybeans are relatively high in fat, the necessary, I repeat, necessary unsaturated fats. The only drawback to soy foods is that most of us are unfamiliar with them. The following are just a few items readily available to get your daily dose of soy.

Soy Sauce, also known as shoyu, is an Asian condiment made from soy, wheat and salt. Wheat-free is called tamari (delicious)! Reduced sodium types are available at health stores.

Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is a high protein food produced by processing defatted soy flour to extract most of its soluble sugars. Try using TVP in place of meat in chili, stews, and casseroles. Very easy to use, cheap and most people can’t tell the difference in "taco" meat and the like. Several ready mix packages are available or try soaking the large chunks in spaghetti sauce for several hours...instant meatballs. Cookbooks available.

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