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Friday, November 21, 2003 Volume XII, Number 111

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Kiwanis Club has launched a year long program to collect good used children’s and young adult books. The books are to be distributed to families in the Carthage area. Any organization wishing to become a collection station should contact Ivan Hager 358-8236.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Recycling & Composting Center, 1309 Oak Hill Road, has available (FREE to the Public) compost and mulch. Tues.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Thurs., Nov. 27th and Fri., Nov. 28th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Jasper County Commission and the Jasper County Highway Dept. will sponsor a Free Tire Collection for all residents of Jasper County on Sat., Nov. 22nd from 8-11 a.m. at the Jasper County Highway Dept., 125 N. River, Carthage. Car, truck and tractor tires will be collected free of charge.

today's laugh

Thoughtful Child (with memories of recent shopping expedition) - "Did you get me in a bargain basement, mummy?"

Mother- "Whatever do you mean, darling?"

Child- "Well—my fingers are all different sizes.

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


Big Gathering Meets Tomorrow Evening at Carter’s Park.

The Seventh Day Adventists have located a camp meeting in Carter’s park and will begin services tomorrow night continuing until Sunday.

Two large pavilions and some twenty-five tents are being erected and visitors will be here from all parts of the state. The meeting will be under the direction of the state conference of the Advent church. Elders J. M. Rees of Kansas City and C. W. McReynolds of Topeka will be in charge.

Judge Fletcher of Joplin was in town yesterday afternoon having with him the necessary applications to secure licenses for the marriage of two couples of young friends of his. He expected to perform the ceremonies upon his return home last night.

  Today's Feature

New Lights for Courthouse.

The County Commissioners held their regular meeting Thursday in the Carthage Courthouse. Representative of the Helen S. Boylan Foundation Beth Simmons presented a check for $20,000 to put new lighting downstairs in the Carthage Courthouse. The request was made by Preservation Committee member Carolynn Phelps.

"Carolynn Phelps requested $20,000 to replace the existing lighting fixtures in the downstairs," said Simmons. "She would like to replace them with something more authentic for the time period of the building."

Eastern District County Commissioner Jim Honey spoke about the Boylan Foundation assisting with Christmas lighting also.

During the meeting Presiding Commissioner Chuck Surface reported that Jasper County would be receiving a check from the State of Missouri in the amount of $58,000. It is reimbursement to the County for criminal and extradition costs.

Western District Commissioner Ann Ruth Crampton announced that defibrillator training will start today for Courthouse employees. There will be one defibrillator each in the Carthage and Joplin Courthouses.

Pottery Show and Sale Begins Friday.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The Midwest Clay Artists will be having their first annual fall sale and studio tour. This group is composed of potters from the southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri area who have banded together to share ideas and promote one another’s work. Two of the potters will be showing their work at artCentral located at 1110 E 13th Street near the Fairview Greenhouse. Jim Reed of Arcadia, KS will be showing his raku art pots, ceramic murals and stoneware cups.

Jack Sours will also have art pieces but will focus on domestic ware such as casseroles, mugs, and bowls. Many items will be included in the overstock sale and will be offered at low prices.

The tour starts Friday evening, November 21 with refreshments from 5-9. Saturday the sale continues from 9am – 6pm. The show ends on Sunday with the hours being 1-6pm.

The Architectural Exhibit continues through Nov. 28. This show features buildings within a 75 mile radius of Carthage. The works of many area artists are represented.

Now showing at Shellie’s restaurant just off the northwest corner of the square are the watercolor paintings of Marilyn York. She has painted some great southwestern scenes. So stop in and enjoy the fine food and fine art.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 • Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


A friend a mine came ta school one day with a bandage on his thumb, at least what was left of it.

Seems he was in a fishin’ accident of sorts. His method of fishin’ was ta tie a rock to a string, then tie an M-80 to the other end. That was back when M-80’s still had some powerful kick for what was called a firecracker. ‘Course when ever’thing went right, this illegal technique did produce a good batch a fish floatin’ to the top of the creek.

In what I am guessin’ was his last attempt to fill his bucket, the string got wrapped around his thumb and as he tossed the rock, it snugged the M-80 right against his thumbnail. ‘Course he lost the nail in the explosion along with the better part of any meat above the first knuckle. I’ve heard lots a fish stories, but this is the only one about the thumb that got away.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Wow! I love these "bonus" weather days. No long johns or even sweaters in late November. But, don’t let your guard down at that flu and cold will be hitting soon. Keep your immune system strong.

Dieting still a concern? Of course. 7-Ketotm may have some promise.

In research done in the late 1990’s on DHEA, an important and interesting metabolite, was discovered and consequently researched for its benefits. " The most significant benefit of 7-Ketotm support is it’s ability to support healthy body weight. A resent study assessed the effectiveness of 7-Ketotm on weight loss and body fat loss. Participants, in one study conducted by Dr. Lardy, were divided into two groups, one received 100 mg of 7-Ketotm twice daily and the other a placebo. Both groups exercised 3 times weekly, and at the end of the study, researchers noted a significant reduction in both weight loss and body fat in those who to 7-Ketotm . Researchers concluded that 7-Ketotm was three times more effective that diet and exercise in weight loss programs.

Preliminary research also indicated 7-Ketotm may support the nervous and immune systems.

*GABRIS, SPIRO: 7-Keto DHEA internal meta-analysis 2000.

*DAVIDSON, M.H.: Clinical safety and ENDOCRINE EFFECTS of 7-Keto DHEA, presented 1998.

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

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