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Friday, August 12, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 39

did ya know?

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.

today's laugh

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."
"That’s wonderful," the artist exclaimed. "What’s 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 the Farm.

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.


Today's Feature
Ordinance Postponed.

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 full council.

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 Women’s 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 Women’s 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.

Preservation Grant.

News release

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 grant program.

Stench Report:

No Complaints About Odors

Just Jake Talkin'
I suppose most have a pair of sunglasses or two. I don’t spend much on sunglasses mainly ‘cause I know the kind of treatment they receive under my care.

Mine don’t 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 don’t 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 ‘em.

The other day I slipped ‘em on and drove three or four blocks thinkin’ it must be time for a new pair. Somethin’ just wasn’t 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
Weekly Column
Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Short tempers and sometimes irrational movements become a part of the dog days of summer. It becomes evident in some driving habits, 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.


artCentral artists reinvent the square

This year’s 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" this case, small square formats.

Since the end of May, Spiva’s 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.

The resulting 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 Spiva’s programs and activities.

It’s not too late to join the fun, since all 67 artworks can be seen at Spiva or online at 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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