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Friday, October 17, 2003 Volume XII, Number 86

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .George Washington National Monument is having a program on Missouri Reptiles from 1p.m. - 2p.m. on Sat., Oct. 18th. There will be a video and live reptiles.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Class of 1978 Reunion will be held from 7-12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17th in the old Eugene Field School. Classmates of any age invited. For more infocontact Piper, Shellie, or Teresa at 358-3879.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Maple Leaf Historic Homes Tour will be held from 12-5 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 19th. Luncheon served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kendrick House.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Class of 1973 30th Reunion will be held at 7 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 18th at the Lucky J Restaurant and Arena. For more info call Cyndy Pendleton Macy at SMB, 358-9331.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be open from 12 noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 18th.

today's laugh

"And there, son, you have the story of your dad during World War II."
"Yes, Dad, but why did they need all the other soldiers?"

"Mr. Congressman," said an American major, "I always observe that those persons who have a great deal to say about being ready to shed their last drop of blood, are amazingly particular about the first drop."

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

Changes in Officers.

The war excitement, and the approaching state encampment in Carthage are giving the Sons of Veterans quite a boom. At their meeting last night several applications for membership were received. The resignation of James Hill as captain, on account of his absence with Company "A," was accepted and First Lieut. Joseph Milnes was promoted to fill the vacancy. Second Lieut. O. P. Grissom was promoted to first and W. A. Wilkins elected second.

An Interesting Relic.

J. W. McKee, a veteran of U. S. Army and 31st Ohio Veteran Battery, tramped into town today from his home in Cedar county. He is hunting work as a blacksmith. He has in his possession a relic of the Revolution. It is a belt plate of brass, bearing date 1776, with a palmetto tree embossed thereon; also two shields on which are inscribed the words "While we live there is hope," and "With bravery sufficient we are endowed."

  Today's Feature

Protection For Flu Bug.

McCune Brooks Hospital will have 500 flu vaccinations tenitivly available October, 30th. They will be free and given on a first come first serve basis according to McCune Brooks CEO, Bob Copeland.

Jasper County Health Department is also currently scheduling appointments for immunizations at their facility at 105 Lincoln Street, Carthage. The cost for the adult flu vaccination is $12.00 and for the pneumonia is $22.00. These immunizations are for individual nine years old and older. Those interested in the flu vaccination for their children under the age of nine are urged to call the Jasper County Health Department for more information, 358-3111.

Maple Leaf Event Changes.

Maple Leaf Calendar Of Events has been changed. The Maple Leaf Chili Cook Off, Saturday October, 18th has been cancelled. Maple Leaf Chili Luncheon originally scheduled Saturday, October 18th, has been changed to a BBQ Pork Dinner Friday, October 17th 4 p.m.-7 p.m. At the First United Methodist Church, 617 South Main.

Maple Leaf Kickoff at
artCentral was a Success!

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The Maple Leaf Kickoff held last weekend was a great help in raising funds for continuing the operation of artCentral. The proceeds will go toward operating expenses for the three gallery spaces, the stone carving workshop, and the artCamp for kids ages 8-14. Thanks to Shellie’s fine selection of wines, we had pleasant taste sampling and conversations.

Then things got rough when the silent auction competition heated up. A major bidding war ensued for Bill Snow’s alabaster sculpture and then for Jack Sours’s hand carved pottery storage jar. Fortunately no bouncers were needed. The pastel paintings of Julie Mayser and M.E. Pitts as well as the music provided by Mary Anne Andrews and Keith Garber made a lovely atmosphere for the event. The pastel exhibit ends today.

The next opening will be Friday, Oct.24. We will have an architectural show with various artists’ renderings of structures within 75 miles of Carthage! So plan on coming to this exhibit and seeing how many spots you can identify. We also will be showing the pottery of Jim Reed. This Kansas artist has pottery, sculpture and ceramic tiles. His work is richly decorated with organic drawings and carvings.

At Shellie’s restaurant, a new exhibit will feature the watercolors of Marilyn York. She has done some fabulous landscapes including some southwestern scenes.

A big thanks to all those who donated their time, hard work, auction items and money for the Maple Leaf Kickoff !

HOURS: Tue. – Fri. 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5 Closed Mon. and Sat. 1110 E 13th 358-4404

Just Jake Talkin'


The Square is beginnin’ to prepare for the parade and festivities scheduled for tomorrow.

Today the Carthage Rotary Club will be servin’ "Brats On The Square" from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. ‘Course the Baby Contest will held at the Junior High beginnin’ at 6 p.m. for the younger set.

Those with memories of the 60’s will be inclined to hear several of the local popular bands revisited at the Pink Leaf Ball at Memorial Hall this evenin’. The event will start at 6:30 with an hour and a half of the bluegrass music of Brightwater Junction. Followin’ that, many members of former local groups will be playin’. Food and soft drinks are included for the $10 admission. Looks like a cheap way to impress your date.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

Maple Leaf celebration...just love this time of year and all the festivities. If you are just visiting...welcome.

What is....

DMAE- DMAE is a natural substance that is found in minute quanities in the brain. It is a precursor to choline, a B-vitamin your brain needs to produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in nerve signal transmission and healthy brain function. Through this metabolic pathway, DMAE may support learning and memory functions, which decline as we age. DMAE is also an effective free radical scavenger that may help combat the effects of oxidative damage, which are implicated in the aging process.

CARNOSINE- L-Carnosine is actually a combination of two amino acids, alanine and histidine. This naturally -occurring substance has multiple functions in the body, the most remarkable of which is its ability to rejuvenate cells. L-Carnosine is also a potent antioxicant that is able to protect proteins from breaking down. Research shows that destructive changes to proteins contribute to signs of aging such as wrinkled skin and decreased cognitive function. Which means Carnosine may help to maintain youthful vigor and appearance.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

* 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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