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Friday, September 12, 2003 Volume XII, Number 61

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Mobile at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 12th. Recognition gifts will be given to all donors.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Knights of Pythias will have a Steak Feed at Family Night on Tues., Sept. 16th. Social hour at 6:00, meal at 7:00.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Yellow Alert for all blood types. A blood drive will be held at the Carthage Health & Rehab Center, Carthage, 1901 Buena Vista, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19th. All eligible donors are urged to attend. Must be 17, weigh at least 110 lbs., and have not given blood in the last 56 days and feel well and healthy.

today's laugh

Find the greatest common denominator.
Great heavens — is that thing lost again?

Johnny, if your father could save twenty dollars a week for thirty weeks, what would he have?
A stereo, a new suit, and a set of golf clubs

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

Is It An Old Carthage Boy?

A Joplin paper contained the following item of news this morning which may refer to a former Carthage young man:

"Word was received in this city yesterday of the death of Fred Huber, which occurred yesterday at Las Vegas, N. M.

"Mr. Huber was an employee of the Joplin postoffice until May when he went to New Mexico for relief from lung trouble.

"He was a brother of Miss Anna Huber, stenographer for the Brand-Dunwoody Milling company, who was notified of his precarious condition and started Monday for his bedside.

"No annoucements have been made as yet regarding the place and time of interment."

Friends in this city however say Fred Huber formerly known here is well and living in Salina, Texas, as far as they know and has not been in New Mexico.

  Today's Feature

Small Business Seminar Series.

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce will begin hosting a "Better Your Business" seminar series starting this September. The first "lunch-n-learn" style seminar titled "how to Hire the Right Fit: Matching Attitudes with Positions", will be held on Tuesday, September 30 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McCune-Brooks Hospital Cafeteria. The focus of this seminar will be how to hire and fire for your business environment.

"It is important that businesses, large and small, know how to select employees that will give them the most for their investment," said Director of Member Services Debra Smith. "This seminar will teach attendees what quality characteristics to look for to best match future employees with their current vacancies as well as their overall work environment. It’s much more than the typical ‘how to’ seminar."

Seminar fees are $10 for Chamber Members and $25 for nonmembers. Class size is limited to the first 25 reservations. Payment is due prior to class. Lunch will be provided. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 24.

New Exhibit at artCentral.

By Lee Sours, artCentral

Two members of the Ozark Pastel Society will be exhibiting their work at artCentral. They are Mary Ellen Pitts of Neosho, MO and Julie Mayser of Greenwood, AR. Their work will be on display from Sept. 12 to Oct. 17. An artists’ reception will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, Sept. 12. This is free and open to the public.

Mary Ellen Pitts has been an artist for many years. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been featured in three books, American Artist Magazine and Northlight Magazine. Her work has hung in the Missouri State Capitol building. She gives workshops in the Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas area.

Julie Mayser began her training at the Art Institute of Chicago and she has continued her studies in Europe and the U.S. For two years her work has been entered in an international calendar contest and has been selected for inclusion in the calendar. Works by Mayser are in corporate, public and private collections across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.

This fall is a wonderful time to have the beautiful landscapes of these two talented artists in our gallery. Their work will be on view during our Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Benefit which will be held during the Maple Leaf Festival. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple and you must be 21 to attend. Give us a call if you would like to receive an invitation.

HOURS: Tue. – Fri. 11 - 5

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

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve often wondered if anyone actually sends in to get a replacement for those "two year" guaranteed light bulbs.

The typical setup is they send ya a free bulb, but ya have ta pay two or three bucks for shipping and handling, plus ship the bad bulb back to ‘em.

The real sellin’ point, of course, is the fact that ever’one would love a bulb that lasts even a year, even one that is supposed ta last two years. Only half bad.

My understandin’ is that Edison experimented with several thousand elements before he found one that would last more than just a few minutes. I’m sure there have been major advances in the technology of light bulbs over the last hunderd years or so, mostly, it seems, in the field of marketing.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

What’s new? Lots of people using essential oils. The following is a list of commonly used oils.

Basil - Uplifting and refreshing. Used for poor memory, confusion, indecision, depression, fear, paranoia, mental stress, and fatigue.

Bergamot - Relaxing, refreshing, and uplifting. Used for anxiety, nervous tension, and depression.

Clary Sage - Warming, relaxing, euphoric, aphrodisiac. Centers the mind. Used for PMS, depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, panic, fear, paranoia, and hysteria.

Eucalyptus - Cooling and stimulating. Purifying. Balancing.

Geranium - Stimulating, uplifting, energizing. Special affinity to the female body. Used for anxiety, depression, tension, PMS.

Jasmine - Stimulating, euphoric, aphrodisiac. Increases confidence. Used for depression, lack of libido.

Juniper - Refreshing, stimulating, detoxifying. Used for poor memory, mental stress and fatigue, apathy, lack of energy.

Lavender - Balancing, relaxing. Used for nervous tension, depression, headaches, insomnia, impatience and irritability.

Lemon - Refreshing, detoxifying. Used for clearing and cleansing the mental palate.

Peppermint - Cooling, refreshing, stimulating. Used for poor memory, depression, melancholy, confusion, indecision, nausea, congestion.

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