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Friday, November 7, 2003 Volume XII, Number 101

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Burn Crew will hold a Fish Fry at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th, north of Carthage, 1/4 mile west of Highway 71 on M Highway. The public is invited. $8 per person.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society Adoption Day will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th at the Fair Acres Family YMCA.

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 Chamber of Commerce along with the Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau have moved to their new location at 402 S. Garrison Ave. across the street from Memorial Hall.

today's laugh

"Why should every traveler in the desert carry a watch with him?"
"Because every watch has a spring in it, heh, heh."

"Not many people can do this," said the magician as he turned his Ford into a lamp post.

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

Aquitted for No License.

John Apperger., the Webb City saloonist who was acquitted yesterday before Justice Carson of the charge of selling liquor without a license, was arraigned again today on a similar charge before Justice Clande Berry in Carthage. The case was set for August.

E.M. King of Appleton City arrived yesterday and is at the Commercial hotel. He is the gentleman who expects to put in a new stationery store in the Allen building at the northwest corner of the square.

Good Behavior Helped Him.

Frank Oreigh, a Duenweg miner, was released from jail this morning before the expiration of his sentence, largely because he had conducted himself decently at the jail and appeared to be "a straight fellow."

  Today's Feature

Volunteers Wanting to Help.

Volunteers are willing to help in area improvement plans. At Monday evening’s Public Service meeting Park’s Administrator Alan Bull reported that the President of the Women’s Service League Nancy Sanders contacted him. The League is wanting to raise money needed for Central Park improvements said Bull.

Bull reported that approximately $40,000 would be needed to take care of fountain and lighting improvements. The Parks Department has $10,000 budgeted for this project and approximately $30,000 more would need to be raised. The plans for the fountain improvements are almost 2 years old with a bid at that time for $32,285.

At Tuesday’s Public Works meeting members listened to ideas for the interior of the roundabout at South Grand Avenue and Airport Drive. Boy Scout Seth Putnam presented the idea of three flags in the center of the roundabout and vertical patriotic banners on the light poles surrounding it.

Dogwood Garden Club member Martha Unruh spoke of landscaping in the center of the roundabout and organizing a fund-raiser to help pay for the projects.

Architectural Show, Live Music & Pottery Studio Tour at artCentral.

By Lee Sour, artCentral

The architectural show is continuing to be on display at artCentral from now until Nov.28. This display features structures within 75 miles of Carthage. Included in the exhibit are buildings from the Nevada, Lamar, Carthage and Joplin areas. We’ve had a number of local people coming in to see if they could identify the buildings. But we also had a visitor from Paris this week. Of course, it was Paris, TN but that is still an outsider.

In the upstairs gallery we have the pottery, sculpture and ceramic murals of Jim Reed. He has a gallery in southeast Kansas and we are glad to have his work shown here for the first time.

On the weekend of November 21-23, artCentral will be included in the Midwest Clay Artists Fall Sale and Studio Tour. Two of the eleven potters on this tour, Jim Reed and Jack Sours, will have work on display at artCentral. Stop by artCentral to obtain a complete listing of all the potters and their studio locations.

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, there will be a gathering of some traditional Celtic folk musicians at artCentral. We don’t have space for a concert hall here. Since there will be concertinas involved, we’ll call it the "Squeeze In." This will occur around 2:30 or whenever the musicians arrive from Springfield and Miami.

Donations will be accepted, complaints will be rejected.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th • 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


It’s amazin’ what a few volunteers can do.

What started as a few folks tryin’ to get Kellogg Lake lookin’ a little better has grown into a full fledged movement. A committee has been appointed by the City and efforts to bring funding and more volunteers has been promising.

I see that the sign welcomin’ folks to Carthage out on Central has been repainted and brush cleared to make the sign more appealin’ all by volunteers. The successful efforts to keep athletics open to middle school students have shown the value of real "citizen participation."

The community is interested in the quality of life and continues to show its support by puttin’ effort and money where its mouth is.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Not sure who or when I’ve been told these little tid-bits, but here they are anyway.

Coughs: Cover your mouth. Chewing on a piece of gingerroot with its antiinflammatory properties, may help you stop coughing. If that is too much, try some of the chewy variety of the candy or a cup of the tea. It also helps break up congestion. Some take the juice of an onion and garlic in hot water with some honey.

Earaches: I always heard chewing gum works well. Also mullein drops in the ear may help ease the pain and do not consume dairy products while the ear hurts. A great big yawn can sometimes ease the pressure.

Headaches: Let go of stress and don’t eat foods which can aggravate a headache or eat any foods which you know you are allergic to. Problems may occur with peanuts, chocolate, caffeine, wheat or especially MSG or red wines. Often times a dose or two of magnesium may help.

Hemorrhoids: I have always found that witch hazel capsules or suppositories are most beneficial. The old remedy of buckeye salve works for some. Also constipation can aggravate hemorrhoids so using a good fiber with Plenty of fluid may help. Two cups of yarrow tea-drink one, sit in one.

An overabundance of protein and depression may go hand in hand as it can inhibit tryptophan uptake by the brain.

* 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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