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Friday, October 3, 2003 Volume XII, Number 76

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Royal Rangers & Missionettes will have a Rummage Sale from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 3 and from 7 a.m-2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 4 at the First Assembly of God Life Center, 1605 Baker St., Carthage.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly Saturday used booksale from 8 a.m. til noon on Oct. 4th in the Library Annex, 610 S. Garrison Ave. There are books of every genre at bargain prices!

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage High School Class of 1941 will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th at the Ranch House for visiting and dinner. All members of the class are invited. For more information please call Gene Hoofnagle at 358-5819.

today's laugh

"Here are four apples. Tell me: How would you divide the four apples among five children?"
"I’d make applesauce."

A guy called up his doctor and said, "My kid just swallowed a pen. What should I do?"
Doc said, "Use a pencil."

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.

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

Electric Car Loaded With Picnickers Struck by Lightening.

A crowd of young people chaperoned by Mrs. C. O. Harrington and Mrs. Mansur, of Covington, Kentucky, picnicked at Lakeside park last evening. The ladies went out at 5 o’clock and were followed by the masculine contingent an hour later.

An elaborate picnic supper was spread in the pavilion at 7 o’clock, after which the remainder of the evening was spent in boating on Center creek and dancing in the pavilion.

The party came in on Conductor "Deacon" Smith’s car and his "hoodoo" prevailed sufficiently to cause the trolley wire to be struck by lightning. The car was just this side of Morgan’s switch when the bolt struck. The trolley wire was burned into and Motorman Josh Baker was quite severely shocked. When the trolley wire parted the lights in the car of course went out and left the crowd in darkness.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Pro Am Golf.

Practice rounds begin today for the 2003 Carthage Pro Am golf tournament. Thirty-five professionals and one hundred five amateurs have signed up for the event at the Carthage Golf Course. Carthage Golf Course manager Mark Peterson says he looks forward to the event as it was not held last year due to the extensive renovations that were underway at the course.

Teams will be made up of one professional and three amateurs. Players must have a USGA handicap to compete in this event.

Professionals will compete for $3,400 in prize money. Approximately $5,000 in merchandise certificates will also be awarded to team members.

The first round competition begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. and the day will conclude with dinner for the competitors at Broadview Country Club.

The second round of the 36 hole tournament will begin Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

The tournament offers the opportunity for the Carthage Golf Course to be played by professions representing other courses in the area including Neosho, Springfield, Bella Vista, Sedalia, Pittsburg, and Joplin.

artCentral’s Maple Leaf Silent Auction Fundraiser.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

The contribution list for artCentral’s silent auction benefit has been growing this week. We are getting quite an assortment of items. These are a few of the items we have received: a Coleman 3 man popup tent, a raku pot, a jewelry gift certificate, a front end alignment, some signed and numbered prints including Jerry Ellis and Lowell Davis, a porcelain bowl, a cold cast otter sculpture, an original watercolor by Donna Roberts, an antique 1917 persimmon and hickory golf club, two stained glass light catchers, and a handthrown and carved pottery storage jar. In addition we will have a basket with a selection of the wines being served that afternoon and a recipe book of the gourmet hors d’oeuvres Robin makes for the openings. This just arrived! A lovely original painting of a picnic basket with wine and cheese was brought in by the artist, Debbie Reed and a raku pottery vase by Richard Reed. This is only a partial list. More items are arriving every week.

The silent auction will be held in conjunction with the Maple Leaf Wine Tasting. These events will be held October 12 from 2-5pm. It promises to be a fun afternoon of wine tasting, pleasant conversations, and bidding! Door prizes will be awarded every half hour. To get your invitation, call artCentral at 358-4404. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. You must be 21 to attend.

All proceeds from the silent auction are to benefit artCentral. Throughout the year, artCentral offers many good programs which benefit the community and we need money for operating expenses if we are to continue. There are three gallery spaces with rotating exhibits, an art lending library, and a pottery studio. In addition stonecarving, blacksmithing, and pottery workshops are offered for adults and a two week artCamp is offered for kids in the summer. So please come out and join in the fun; we need your support.

HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

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

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve hit a golf ball or two. The thing I’m most familiar with is the "water hazard" and what a nice, crisp "plunk" a golf ball makes when it drops in the lake.

I’ve heard some make a good livin’ retrievin’ golf balls from the bottom of lakes. They clean ‘em up and sell ‘em back to those who most need a less expensive ball, the one’s who put ‘em in the lake to start with.

I understand there are those who take the game more than seriously. I’m guessin’ that there will be a few of those out at the Pro Am tournament this week end. It looks like there will be some real competition for braggin’ rights and a little cash ta boot.

The tournament would also be a good opportunity to see the renovations to the Carthage Golf Course if ya haven’t taken a look.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Uncaria Tomentosa is the botanical name for an old herb which is being studied in Australia, England and France, Germany and Austria for the treatment of many immune deficiency related diseases.

Cat’s Claw, the common name, according to Dr. B.W. Davis, who has been using this herb for a number of years says "it has a remarkable cleanse the entire intestinal tract and help patients suffering from many different stomach and bowel disorders including: Crohn’s disease, Diverticulitis, leaky bowel syndrome, colitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas, gastritis, ulcers and parasites and intestinal flora imbalance."

Cat’s Claw is used in a similar way as Echinacea, Pau d’arco, Golden Seal, Astragalus and Siberian Ginsing.

In Dr. Richard Gerber, M.D.’s book Vibrational Healing Cat’s Claw is mentioned as "a unique herbal remedy that has been used for many years by native healers of Peru." He further states, "the herb shows great promise for the treatment of Arthritis when taken internally, either by making a tea or taking capsules of the herb."

He further explains that the research conducted in Peru that more than one species of Una de Gato is available and the one proven to be most effective was the Unacaria guianesis.

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