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Friday, August 12, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 39
Did Ya Know?... A Back
to School Bash will be held Wed., August 17 from
6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Church of the
Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave. Entertainment includes
hot air balloon rides, rock wall, horse rides and
more. 358-4265 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Soccer League Fall season begins Sept.
12. Signups for Fall and Spring seasons for age
groups U6, U8, U10 and U13 will be held at the
1st United Methodist Church Annex 511 Lyon St. on
Sat., Aug. 13 and 20 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and
Thurs., Aug 25 from 5-7:30 p.m. The cost is $45
for both seasons and $25 for one season only.
Teams are co-ed.
Did Ya Know?...
Crossroads Chapter No. 41 and the Crossroads Unit
41 of the Disabled American Veterans will meet
Tuesday night, August 16 in the Legion Rooms of
the Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m.
An artist asked the gallery
owner if there had been any interest in his
paintings that were on display.
"I have good news and bad news," the
owner replied. "The good news is that a
gentleman inquired about your work and wondered
if it would appreciate in value after your death.
When I told him it would, he bought all fifteen
of your paintings."
"Thats wonderful," the artist
exclaimed. "Whats the bad news?"
"The gentleman was your doctor."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Canning Factory on
John Hedger, residing two
miles north of the city, was at the station this morning
loading up the machinery for a canning factory to be
located on his farm, making it practically a home
industry, as it is to be operated exclusively by the
members of his own family. It has a capacity of 2,000
cans per day, a big invoice of cans having been ordered
and which are expected to arrive in time for the factory
to begin operation on the 20th.
This is the first instance
in this section of the country where a farmer is to run a
canning factory upon his own farm and by his own family.
A Birthday Dinner.
Prof. W.L. Calhoun
celebrated his birthday yesterday evening by a dinner at
the House of Lords in Joplin. It was an elaborate spread
served in 6 courses with all the usual accompaniments.
The Ordinance authorizing for a
Special use Permit for the operation of a Beauty
Shot at 1816 S. Maple was postponed at the
Council meeting this week. Council member Tom
Flanigan proposed to postpone the vote until the
next regular Council meeting due to the absence
of Council members Jim Woestman and Dave Woods.
Council member Jackie Boyer
debated the postponement saying that Council had
voted many times on important subjects without
full attendance. Council member Bill Johnson said
that due to the controversy surrounding the
subject that he felt it would be best to have
Several citizens had their say
earlier in the meeting regarding the proposed
beauty shop. Citizen Lujene Clark told Council
that she was not in favor of the special use
permit as the presence of a business posed a
threat of lowering property values in the area.
Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation board
member Janet Mansfield spoke in favor of the
permit. Mansfield said that in the case of a
special use permit the business would only be
there as long as the owner, Diane Sheldon, was
running it. This is in contrast to a variance
which concerns the property and not the owner.
Mansfield said that the permit should not affect
the property values and that Clark was the only
one opposed to it.
Further items from the meeting
include the presentation of a $5,516.80 check to
the City from the General Federation of
Womens Clubs and a $1,000 check from the
Carthage Community Foundation. Both checks were
donated to the City for payment assistance in the
repairs of the Central Park Fountain.
Representatives from both
organizations spoke briefly before Council.
General Federation of Womens Clubs
affiliate Nancy Sanders told Council that the
concrete bowls and bronze statue were being
prepared for assembly and mounting and should be
in place soon.
It was announced this week that
the City of Carthage received a Local Records
Preservation Grant in the amount of $4049. The
grant will be used to microfilm permanent city
records as well as purchase a microfilm
reader/printer, shelving and a work table.
The Local Records Preservation
program was established in 1991 to support local
public records management and preservation and
has awarded nearly $5 million dollars since its
inception. Grants provide funding up to a maximum
of 70% of the total project cost.
The total of $373,246 was
awarded to 54 counties, minicipalities and school
districts for the 2006 fiscal year.
The program is administered by
the Local Records Division of the Missouri State
Archives and is funded through user fees
collected by Recorder of Deeds offices. Local
governments and political subdivisions with
taxing authority are eligible for the competitive
No Complaints About Odors
I suppose most have a pair
of sunglasses or two. I dont spend much on
sunglasses mainly cause I know the kind of
treatment they receive under my care.
Mine dont get pampered in a case.
They are more likely to be slipped in a pocket
where they can fall out when I bend over. I do
try to get ones with real glass lenses, mainly
cause they dont get scratched up as
easy. When they do cause me to start seein
a little fuzzy, I toss em in a drawer or
glovebox as a backup for when my "good
pair" gets stepped on or a brick falls on
The other day I slipped
em on and drove three or four blocks
thinkin it must be time for a new pair.
Somethin just wasnt right. I finally
realized one of the lenses had popped out of the
frame in my pocket. They call me One Eyed Jack.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An
and sometimes irrational movements become a part
of the dog days of summer. It becomes evident in
some driving habits, hot car...hot temper. Just
take a little rest out by the round about and you
will see what I mean. Stopped in the bank parking
lot to regroup and just watched the drivers.
Quite a show.
Interesting news coming from a
study conducted by some clinicians and reported
in Neurology 64(4), 2005. In this study
the 42 patients were given either a placebo or
l00mg of CoQ10 three times daily for their
persistent migraine headaches. After 3 months, 21
of the patients taking the CoQ10 improved as
compared to only 6 taking the placebo. "
Patients taking CoQ10 had significantly fewer
migraine headaches, shorter headaches, and fewer
days with headaches."
It is noted by the authors that
this study confirmed the benefits of CoQ10 for
migraines. Other recent studies found similar
benefits with Vit. B2 @400mg daily.
I have found over the years
through my own experience and that of friends
that taking the biochemic cell salts during the
heat of summer has been an easy fix for those
in/out of heat headaches and that lethargic
feeling from heat. It has been easier to take
bioplasma which contains all the tissue salts.
artists reinvent the square
annual "12 x 12 Silent Auction" at the
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin
once again proves the old adage that "good
things come in small packages"...in this
case, small square formats.
Since the end of
May, Spivas foyer walls have been adorned
with a mosaic of 67 originals created and donated
by 63 artists, including 25 members of
artCentral. Spiva provided each artist with a 12
inch square of hardboard as the support, with the
condition that the final creation fit or adhered
to the hardboard square.
variety and beauty are truly amazing. "We
never know what to expect," noted Spiva
Director Jo Mueller, "and there are always
such wonderful surprises." Once the artworks
were displayed, bidding began, giving folks a
chance to own an original, with proceeds
benefiting Spivas programs and activities.
Its not too
late to join the fun, since all 67 artworks can
be seen at Spiva or online at www.spiva.org with
bids accepted until 5pm, September 8. In
particular, look for art by artCentral members
Andy Thomas, Tricia Courtney, Bill Fowks, Justin
Hale, Brad Kleindl, Jane Kleindl, Bill Perry,
Debbie Reed, Donna Roberts, Helen Ryan, Richard
Sachan, Mary Ann Soerries, Randy Wright, Linda S.
Teeter, Jesse McCormick, Daria Jackson, Nick
Kyle, Dan McWilliams, Mary Ellen Pitts, Verneil
Roper, Leloni Boatright, Rebecca Perry, Theresa
Rankin, Laura Van Buren, and me.
I am certain there
will be at least one special artwork that catches
your eye. Several have caught mine!
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