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Friday, May 9, 2003 Volume IX, Number 229

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Chamber of Commerce sent out a correction memo regarding Carthage area drop off sites stating that Southwest Missouri Bank can only accept monetary donations. Proceeds will go to help those affected by last weekend’s storms.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will have a Pet Adoption Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10th on the corner of Garrison and 3rd Street. Come out and take home a new friend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the US Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, and Carthage Area United Way, will be collecting nonperishable food items on Saturday, May 10th for distribution to Carthage Crosslines Ministries. Please place a food donation by your mailbox on Saturday. Your letter carrier will pick it up. Help us help our community.

today's laugh

Mother: Go and change your socks. You’ve got on one blue sock and one yellow sock.
Son: Well, if you don’t like them, then why did you buy that other pair that’s in my drawer?

I bet on a horse named Lassie — but it never came home.

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


Dear Editor: I noticed in the paper a plan to open up a new route to the lower bridge road for the accomodation of travel from the northwest.

That now a route is needed goes without saying. However I wish to enter a mild protest against the proposed Vine street route. In the first place it will be but little better than the Limestone street route so far as danger and delay is concerned.

And by continuing east on Vine street to Parsons, the south to Central is equally bad so far as fractious teams is concerned, even though Parsons should be widened.

Now Mr. Editor the route we of this side of the river desire will be for all concerned, men, women and children, a complete and safe drive way into Carthage, to wit, connecting with the road at the northwest corner of the Chautauqua grounds thence south through the Crane, Lamb and other tracts to Cassil place, Olive or Oak streets giving us a route free from all annoyances, with one railroad to cross, no street cars to scare horses and leading directly into Carthage.

Limestone and Vine streets should be left open for the convenience of those who desire to go that way however.

The steel for the new bridge is now on the ground at Tucker’s ford and when completed will add greatly to the travel on the lower road.

Trusting this will meet with the approbation of all concerned.

I am Yours Truly,

C. E. Garlinger

  Today's Feature

Jasper County Tetanus Vaccination.

The Jasper County Health Department announced Monday that, due to the recent tornados, they are offering the Td (Tetanus/diptheria) Vaccination for free to all individuals living in Jasper County.

Residents of Jasper County who have not received a primary vaccination series for Td within ten years should consider receiving the vaccination. Tetanus transmitted primarily through contaminated wounds, major or minor.

For more information contact the Jasper County Health Department during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The phone numbers are 358-3111 and 1-877-879-9131.

Second Saturday.

Outdoor vendors will once again set up shop on the historical Carthage square this Saturday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Second Saturday Antique & Collectible Show & Sale.

Set up is free for any dealers interested in participating. There is a "first come , first served" policy that starts at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Pottery Classes Start Next Week.

by Lee Sours, artCentral

Beginning ceramics classes will be offered at artCentral starting next week. Two schedules will be available. You can pick either morning classes or afternoon classes on Saturdays. If those schedules don’t work for you, call us to inquire and we will see what we can arrange.

In June, we will be having a three day weekend workshop which will offer three classes. Master stone carver Bill Snow will be teaching stone carving. Smithy Joe Davis will teach beginning blacksmithing. Ceramics artist Jerry Long will teach beginning handbuilding ceramics. These classes will be held on the grounds of artCentral on the weekend of June 6, 7 and 8. The instruction fees for stone carving and blacksmithing are $150 each. Tools will be provided for use during the class. Custom made stonecarving tools will be available for purchase. Alabaster and limestone will also be available at very reasonable rates. The cost for the ceramics class is $80. In addition to the fun of learning new skills we’ll be having the fun of socializing, eating and live music. Class sizes are limited so stop by artCentral soon to obtain a registration form.

Time is almost up for an opportunity to win the original sculpture "The Helper." Donation tickets are located at various places around the square and at artCentral. The drawing will be held on Mother’s Day. Proceeds will go towards purchase of materials for the pottery studio at artCentral.

Current exhibits at artCentral include pottery, paintings and conceptual art by Sam Lewis, Diana Bray and Mark Woodin. Pastel paintings by Linda Dian Stair are in the Members’ Gallery. The exhibit at Shellie’s restaurant features the paintings of Dan McWilliams and Verneil Roper.

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Just Jake Talkin'


It’s gettin’ near on time to get that air conditioner fired up.

I’m always one to delay such action as long as possible ‘cause I know once it goes on, it’s next to impossible to turn it off.

It’s not that I do not enjoy the comfort of air conditionin’, but I do miss wakin’ to a cool breeze blowin’ through the room with the curtains flutterin’.

The house I grew up in didn’t get an air conditioner ‘till all the kids moved out. Now the explanation that was always passed on to the kids was economic in nature. No kids at home, more money to spend on air conditionin’. I’m thinkin’ that was pretty much the truth of it, but I can’t help but wonder if it wasn’t more of a buildin’ character type endeavor. Nothin’ like sweatin’ through a summer night to build character.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

May is Arthritis Month. This would be the logical time to discuss some of the nutrients used for maintaining healthy joints.

This is a case where prevention and maintenance is extremely important. Care should be taken to keep bones strong and cartilage in tact and relax surrounding muscles to ease the strain and inflammation. Some common nutrients used for these purposes may be:

MSM or methylsufonylmethane, which is a naturally occurring organic sulfur that works by relaxing the muscles and relieving joint pain. It may also help maintain cartilage and slow the natural cycle of enzyme destruction. Studies have shown that 2000mg of MSM per day was effective.

Chondroitin sulfate is maintain the integrity of the cartilage itself. Cartilage should be fluid and have elasticity. It is found naturally in the body as part of the connective tissue. Chondroitin may help by keeping water in the cartilage and has been studied for its ability to ease joint pain and as an anti-inflammatory. A good chondroitin sulfate product is easily absorbed by the body.

Glucosamine is a building block of cartilage, but is not found in significant amounts in the diet so supplementation is often recommended. SAMe has also proven to be helpful by reducing pain, stiffness and swelling. Several studies have shown it may work as well or even better than some drugs including ibuprofen and naproxen. SAMe should be avoided if one has bipolar disorder or Parkinson’s disease.

* This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Sources available by request.

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