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Friday, January 28, 2005 Volume XIII, Number
Did Ya Know?... An Order
of the Eastern Star 50 year membership pin will
be presented to Myrtle Stahl at St. Lukes
Care Center Sunday January 30, 2005 3:00pm.
Friends are welcome.
Did Ya Know?... A blood
drive will be held at the Church of the Nazarene,
2000 Grand Ave. on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 1:30
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. All donors will receive a
Did Ya Know?... February
4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the public is invited to
the Carthage bus station to say goodbye to Lorene
Denney who has been an employee there for 28
Did Ya Know?. . .The
McCune- Brooks Hospital Blood Pressure Clinic is
open M-W-F from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Clinic is located
at 2040 S. Garrison in the MBH Wellness Center.
Call 358-0670 M-W-F for more information. BP
Little Girl (to
playmate): "So long, Elsie, mommas
giving a party and I gotta go home and make
"My father and I know
everything in the world," said a small boy
to his friend.
"Alright," said the friend,
"Whats Asias chief export?"
The little fellow answered, "That is one of
the questions my father knows."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Cut A Pittsburg Man.
Young Woman Who Figured
in Carthage Police Circles Has a Savage Temper.
Passengers on the Frisco Kansas City
train Sunday evening tell of a savage display of temper
on the part of a young woman who formerly lived in this
city a few months. Her name is Rose Dugan and the
mans name is said to have been Thornton or Thornly.
He is a resident of Pittsburg, Kansas, where the Dugan
woman has been residing since she left Carthage last
summer to avoid paying a fine in police court for
The couple got on the train at Ft.
Scott, where they had evidently been having a gay time,
judging from their intoxicated condition. They seemed to
be on the best of terms for quite a while. Then seemingly
without provocation the woman jumped up in the space
between the double seats she and the man had been
occupying and drew a long knife from the bosom of her
With this weapon she
made a slash at the man, but he caught her arm and the
knife cut a long hole in the cushion of the seat. The man
and woman wrestled for about two minutes when he got the
knife away from her and threw it out the window. She then
broke away from him and ran toward the front end of the
car. She was crying and muttering to herself as she ran.
Just as she got to the end of the car she turned and
yelled: "Ill fix you for what you said,"
and ran ahead into the next coach.
The man, when called upon by some of
the passengers to explain told his name and the
womans e said they had been spending the day in Ft.
Scott and had drunk "some" beer; that he
thought she was crazy as all he had said to her was:
"I dont blame your husband for getting a
divorce from you when you run around the way you
do." Then, the man said, she jumped up and began
cutting at him.
The woman got off the train at some
station before she got to Pittsburg, as she was not on
the train when it got to that town.
The City Council meeting on
Tuesday saw the approval of two ordinances in
their second readings. Council bill 05-01 is an
ordinance annexing and rezoning property west of
Chapel Road between Elm and West 41st Street for
a new development. The ordinance was passed
Council bill 05-02 was the
ordinance authorizing the Mayor to sign a lease
purchase agreement and certificate of resolutions
with UMB for the lease purchase of the Street
Department dump truck. The item was also passed
without discussion, though Ronnie Wells was in
During the City Officer reports
Public Works Director Chad Wampler described a
successful meeting with representatives from SWD
Architects, the firm in charge of remodeling the
Drake Hotel for use as a senior housing
development. This meeting was to discuss with
City officials the preliminary plans for
"It promises to be a nice
project," said City Administrator Tom Short
in summarization of the proposed Drake
revovation. Short reported that the firm hopes to
commence its work in May.
If it gives ya
trouble, get a bigger hammer.
Now at times that old
sayin is pretty accurate. Most of the time,
however, doin somethin that
doesnt work isnt gonna be fixed by
more of the same. Sometimes ya gotta sit back and
figure if a hammer, no matter what the
configuration, is really the tool for the job.
Course that is the real
meanin of the bigger hammer sayin. It
has to be said in a sarcastic way and a little
chuckle to have the right effect, but most hands
get the idea.
Stop poundin and
figure out another way to get it done" works
for those a little slow. Now throwin a
hammer across the yard in frustration, that gives
ya time to think as you figure out exactly where
it landed in the tall grass..
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Almost daily it seems there is some new
controversy about a drug or herb. It is almost
defeating to think about what one should do when
it comes to using anything to keep us well,
reduce pain, look good, cure illness or whatever
an individual may need. I am in a position to
hear many opinions about these issues and find
some of the most interesting coming from our
Our elders are the ones who
appreciate where they are today. Many lived
through wars and depression and still kept a good
attitude. One of my favorites is a gentleman who
manages to smile about everything. He always has
a good word to say about his neighbor, a yard
sale he went to and sometimes even about me!
Imagine how surprised I was one day to learn this
active gentleman had just had his 91st birthday.
He doesnt look as stressed as many 20 year
olds. I call his particular type of health
treatment "happy health." He does
choose to subscribe to the "old ways"
using herbs and good foods, but says his secret
to longevity is he just wont let himself
stay mad or sad. Takes practice for that one, but
has no side effects other than a few smile
Then there is the lady with her
"no fault" health plan. She says she
never blames herself or anyone else for problems.
She just chalks them up to another day of getting
to live. She also is a smiler with a depression
age background and loves her herbs. 83 years
young and has never taken a prescription.
And what about the 8 year old
who started her life (I was there) not feeling so
well. Her Mama & Daddy started rubbing garlic
extract on her little feet when she was just an
infant and now that girl bites into garlic soft
gels and eats lots of garlic. Never had a sick
day since she was a baby. Imagine she will look
for something a little more social to munch on as
she gets older.
Guess for me, I made my choice
lots of years ago when my Aunt Josephine fed me
my first cup of hot sassafras tea. Dont
know if it was the way it smelled or tasted, but
Ive been sold on weeds, roots, flowers and
leaves ever since.
reception offers full house of art at artCentral
Come by this Sunday afternoon,
1-3pm, for the opening reception of "Visions
Past", a show of new photographic images by
Bill Perry, with "Present Expressions",
featuring the sculptural work of Rebecca Perry,
in artCentrals Main Gallery.
Bills subject matter is
that of classic fine arts photography: the human
figure rendered in black and white. However, this
stunning work mostly defies traditional
First, the prints are quite
large - 30 x 40 inches before being framed! Then
the images are far more painterly than
photographic. "I do whats called layer
printing," explains Bill, "which is
exposing the image through different
materials." The results are images imbued
with subtle visual textures and soft-edged, tonal
brothers work are the inventive sculptures
of Rebecca Perry who transforms gourds, wire,
polymer clay, found objects, light bulbs, and
resin into colorful, whimsical wonders, as well
as seriously elegant forms. "I enjoy the
challenges of trial and error," says
Rebecca, "and consider my art...an
exploration of materials."
With Bill and Rebecca each
having received a Jurors Recognition Award
at SPIVAs 57th Annual Membership Exhibition
in November, artCentral is pleased to begin its
2005 exhibitions schedule with the work of these
two fine artist-members.
Upstairs in the Members Gallery
is "Landscapes & Landmarks", a
display of pastel paintings by Neosho artist Todd
Williams, which show his interest "in the
interaction of Nature and manmade elements."
This event is free, and the
three artists will be present. The exhibitions
continue through March 11.
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