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Friday, May 16, 2003 Volume IX, Number 234

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Burn Crew will have a fish fry at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th. The public is invited. North of Carthage on M Hwy, 71 Hwy to M Hwy, 1/4 mile west. $8 per person.

Did Ya Know?. . .A free Amber Alert Registration including fingerprinting and enhancement by the Carthage Police Department will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sat., May 17th at the Fashion Bug, 132 W. George Phelps Wal-Mart Plaza. Call 359-9572 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .About 3 weeks ago J&L Sales & Service, 531 Oak St., Carthage, found some keys on their counter. Call 358-4505 to identify them.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes next week, Mon.-Fri., May 19th through 23rd. Your area will be sprayed the evening of your trash pickup, between 8:30 p.m.-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

Happiness is not setting the alarm clock on Saturday night.

The airlines try, but the best food was on the old railroad day coach when the nice lady in the next seat shared her shoebox full of fried chicken.

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

She Repented Her Secretiveness.

A certain young lady who has recently come into possession of a diamond ring had cause to repent of her selfishness in too faithfully guarding her secret.

She chose to announce matters at a certain gathering of intimate girl friends, but so thoroughly well guarded had been her secret that for many embarrassing moments nobody would believe that the ring was her own. Moral — If you have a good secret push it along.

$100 Raise for Postoffice Clerks.

Soon three clerks at the Carthage postoffice are to get an increase of $100 per year in salary. The lucky men are Arthur Zane, assistant mailing clerk; Clarence Baker, money order clerk; George Durand, general delivery clerk.

  Today's Feature

Jasper County Public Auction.

At the County Commissioners Meeting Eastern District Commissioners Jim Honey announced that the Jasper County Public Auction will be held Friday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m. at 125 North River, Carthage, MO at the County Highway Barn. Terms are as follows: Cash or good check with I.D. Nothing will be removed until it is settled for. All announcements made day of sale supersede all printed material. Not responsible for accidents or lost items. There will be a 71 x 67 lot for sale at the auction. There is a 36 x 32 metal building on the lot.

Presiding Commissioner Chuck Surface told the media at the meeting that he is looking for an individual who can fix large office machines such as check writers. Surface said he was having to send money all the way to Springfield, MO to get the job done and he would rather keep the money local. Anyone interested should call Surface at the courthouse, that number is 358-0412.


In Thursday’s Mornin’ Mail there was a misreport of a name. The city’s new Director of Engineering is named Sam Proffer.

Workshop Weekend Coming Soon.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Three exciting workshops are being offered this summer at artCentral. On the weekend of June 6 – 8 classes will be offered on stonecarving, blacksmithing, and ceramics. The grounds of artCentral will be transformed into a giant studio space. Bill Snow, a nationally recognized stonecarver, will haul in tons of stone and equipment which will be located under a giant tent. Joe Davis, a highly skilled smithy, will teach the basic techniques of forging. Jerry Long, former instructor at Water Works in Tulsa, will teach handbuilding ceramics. Each summer we have a great time as people carve alabaster or limestone sculptures. Or you may want the pleasure or creating your own hand forged tongs, square nails, fireplace tools, etc. And in the ceramics class you will learn to make hollow forms, use molds and do carving into the clay. Call artCentral today to obtain a registration form and reserve your space in one of the above classes. You must be 17 or older to participate.

Also occurring in June is the annual Membership Show. So if you are a member get your entry ready. In this show we generally have a little of everything: oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, colored pencil, ceramics, sculpture, photography and more. It gives you a chance to see what everyone is doing and visit with the other artists.

Currently on exhibit at artCentral are the works of Sam Lewis (ceramics,) Diana Bray (paintings,) Mark Woodin (conceptual pieces,) and Linda Stair (pastel art.) At Shellie’s restaurant we have the works of Verneil Roper and Dan McWilliams.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Closed this Sunday for Graduation.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve been lookin’ at those battery powered tools that come in a set. ‘Course the screwdriver, a little circular saw, and a recirculatin’ saw. They come with the battery charger and a spare battery so you can always keep one pumped up.

The main holdup I’m havin’ is that I still haven’t mastered the screwdriver yet. I’ve had onea those for several years, and have the scars to prove it.

Now I know they have those adapters to hold the screw when you’re gettin’ it started, but I don’t use onea those. I prefer to jab the workin’ end of the driver into my finger at least once ever time I use the contraption. You can see why I’m leery of pickin’ up a battery powered machine with a sharp blade on it. At least now I still have fingers to count up my injuries.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

I’ve spent some hours looking into some of these new diet formulas and new "pain relief formulas" which have sprung up and are being advertised via direct mail and phone and info commercials, etc. This supplement business is booming as is consumer confusion. I am constantly having to look up something new just to find out that it is not new.

I looked into a "miraculous new pain relief" supplement which was just what I was sure my customers were looking for. The price was pretty steep, but if I purchased two bottles or even a six months supply, the price dropped (any wise retailer would be happy to accommodate that buying method...I do) accordingly. Sounded good until I ordered a bottle as I got mixed messages from the phone salesperson....was it a hormone as one salesperson informed me, or was it a propritory formula with amino acids as the other salesperson informed me. Hummmm. Worth the $29.99 plus S&H to find out I guess. After all, my customers do deserve the best. Well, to my surprise, it was just an overpriced bottle of DLPA. This is a form of the essential amino acid PHENYLALANINE which activates endorphins. The DL-phenylalanine effectively inhibits enzymes which intensifies and prolongs the body’s own natural painkilling response to injury, accident and disease. This nonaddictive, nontoxic supplement has been introduced to many people over the years in health food stores. Dr. Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible, the vitamin reference of choice, clearly explains the usage. Obviously not a "new" supplement.

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