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Friday, June 20, 2003 Volume XII, Number 3

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will put 3rd degrees on a father & son to celebrate St. John’s Day at 4:00 a.m. on June 21st at the Masonic Lodge, behind the Library. After the meeting breakfast will be served. All area Master Masons are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .A Giant Rummage Sale will be held at the Covenant World Outreach, 2623 S. Chapel Rd., Carthage, starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 21st. Lots of great items. Call 359-8500 for more info.

Did Ya Know?. . .A Huge Rummage Sale will held at the Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard, Carthage, from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, June 20th and Saturday, June 21st. Proceeds go towards Youth Camp.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes next week, Mon.-Fri., June 23rd-27th. Your area will be sprayed on the evening of your trash pickup, between 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. You may want to turn off any window or attic fans while the sprayer is in your area.

today's laugh

Hard work never killed anybody. He doesn’t want to take a chance on being the first victim.

A man asked the waitress, "what’s this fly doing in my soup?"
"Looks like the backstroke."

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

Berries Bring Good Prices.

About 150 crates of strawberries were shipped out of Carthage by express Sunday and today the 400 mark was reached. The berries bring $2.50 to $3 per crate in Kansas City and the demand is greater than the supply. Berries shipped from Carthage Saturday evening by express sold this morning in Pittsburg, Penn., at from $3.50 to $4 per crate.

Fine Turn Out From St. Louis.

W. H. Phelps this morning received from St. Louis a fine chestnut sorrel match team and a handsome trap. The horses are docked in accordance with the city fad and the turn out is said to be one of the most striking which has been seen on the streets of Carthage.

Mr. Phelps’ family will arrive from St. Louis next week to make their home here for the summer. The erection of the handsome new Phelps residence will begin soon.

  Today's Feature

Stone’s Throw Season Finale.

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre is preparing for their last show of the season. Dates for the show are June 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and 29th.

This final act is showcasing the talents of Shelby Bates, Eddie McGuire, Jim Stark, Kendra Dearing, Ray Goepfert, Carole Lenger, William Roehling, Mary Schwab, Rick Schwab, Jasmine Taylor, and Scott Taylor as the complete cast.

Musical numbers will be performed by Katherine Lumpkins. Because of the fact that this play is a melodrama, the audience is expected to cheer, applaud, hiss, and boo at the appropriate times.

Director William Roehling and Assistant Director Betsy Fleischaker assure that this show will be fun from beginning to end.

Financial assistance has been provided by The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and Schmidt and Associates, PC, of Carthage.

The Box Office opens at 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. beginning June 16th. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30p.m.

For reservations or more information, contact Stone’s Throw Dinner at 358-9965 or Betty Bell at 358-7268.

Through the Garden Gate Tour

This years’ Through the Garden Gate garden tour is set. The tour will be held from 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 21st. The tour is sponsored by Victorian Carthage.

This will be the sixth ongoing year for the tour. "We are very pleased with the past years and hope this one will be as good," commented Jo Ellis, a member of the Board of Directors for Victorian Carthage.

Tickets will be $6 for the garden tour. Lunch will be served at Kendrick Place from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Tickets for the lunch and tour together are $12.

There will be seven gardens on display. These include Chuck and Barbara Tobrock at 831 Prospect, Steve Erwin at 1893 W. Mound, Jan and Jim O’Haro at White Rose Bed and Breakfast at 13001 Journey Rd, David and Janice Hill at 831 W. Chestnut, Carol and Dennis Dixon at 1301 S. Grand, Carthage Public Library at 612 S. Garrison, and the congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix, featuring several gardens, at 1900 Grand.

T-shirts and tote bags will also be available to purchase at Kendrick Place.

Tickets are available at Corner Cupboard, Kendrick Place, the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, and Alexandria’s.

Best of Show is a 3-Way Tie.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

ArtCentral’s current exhibit is the Membership Show. This year we had 30 artists who participated.

The Best of Show Award was a three way tie between Robin Putnam, Tom Jones, and Tom DeCleene.

Robin Putnam’s entry was a limestone sculpture entitled "Astre." Robin has been developing her stone carving skills for years. Her work is being carried by a gallery in California and some of her work that is in a gallery in Kansas City’s Grand Nude Show 2003 can be seen online.

Tom DeCleene’s prize-winning pastel painting was "Shoal Creek." We will be featuring a lot of his work in the Main Gallery in late July. His work can also be seen online at

Tom Jones is a Carthage artist who is an art teacher in Jasper, MO. He works in various media but the one currently in our show is a pastel entitled "Pears." He generally has work available at artCentral and at Cherry’s Custom Framing in Carthage. Through the years he has made valuable contributions to artCentral not only in his artwork but also in working with kids at Mudstock and at artCamp.

Speaking of artCamp, call us soon to request a registration form if you haven’t received one yet. Classes begin July 21 and continue through August 2. Space is reserved on a first come first served basis.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


I called a cell phone number the other day and the party wasn’t answerin’. A canned voice message came on thankin’ me for usin’ such-and-such a service but the person wasn’t available. I expected to hear an answerin’ machine take over, but instead the message said please call later. O.K.

Then, for some reason, this enthusiastic voice informed me that this was "message 28-TU." He made it sound like that should mean somethin’ to me.

I’m sure all the phone company messages have some type of code name for identification, but I just can’t figure out why they feel I should be privy to that information. There are things I just don’t care to know.

By the way, we started our twelfth year doin’ the Mornin’ Mail yesterday.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Feels as though the summer humidity has settled in upon us. We forget how oppressive it feels until it is back.

In Earl Mindell’s VITAMIN BIBLE, he speaks of Vitamin B6 as a way to release excess water buildup during the hot days. There are many herbs mentioned for this condition in Louise Tenney’s TODAY’S HERBAL HEALTH. Among those is parsley, which has been a fovorite of mine for many years The nice thing about eating parsley, is that it tastes good and it leaves a fresh taste in the mouth. I like some in a pineapple/carrot juice drink as it adds that green taste which cuts the sweetness of carrots. Next time it is on your plate as a condiment, you may just want to eat it, or if you are less likely to do that, capsules are available.

There is a bill before the senate which would limit the availablility of herbs and other supplements. Yes, again, we are going to have to speak out against this measure unless we want to give up our freedom of choice on these supplements to an overzealous FDA. Senate bill 722, you must read it. The proposal would give authority to pull any supplement or herb that had even one complaint against it. Currently, there are complaints against simple supplements like calcium and vit. In my opinion, there are plenty of issues to handle before we get to adding this to the list of things our government needs to control. I hesitate to speak my mind fully on this issue as I am confused why we still have alchocol available in grocery stores and smokes on most corners. During a time when many cannot afford health insurance or Dr. visits, why limit theuse of simple supplements to better ones lives? Research is available and yes, folklore and history are available on many of the herbs we consume daily. I urge you to take a look at this proposed law and see if it is something you may want to write a letter about or call a Senator about. DO it before it is too late to do it and you are fussing because you can’t buy Vit. C, but you can still buy booze Yes, I know we fought this same battle in 1994 and overwhelmingly won the battle to save the supplements, but the time has rolled around again to express opinions on this matter to let them know we meant it in 1994 and we mean it now. Do not think someone else will write enough write one too.

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