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Friday, April 20, 2007 Volume XV, Number 216

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Water & Electric’s Relay for Life Team will have a Bake Sale on April 21st from 9:00am to 3:00 pm at Wal-Mart. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by CW&EP’s Relay for Life team. 237-7300

Did Ya Know?... An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard, Carthage. Donor card or photo ID required.

Did Ya Know?... Flex-O-Lators is having a Benefit Auction Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 AM. I-44 to Carthage, take 71 Exit North to Civil War Road Exit and follow signs. Lunch will be available. All proceeds go to Flex-O-Lator cancer patients.

Did Ya Know?... A Duke Mason concert will be held April 20th in Carthage Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. advanced tickets $10.00 each and can be purchased At Grundy’s Body Shop 140 N. Main, Carthage, MO. Sponsored by L&P Relay for Life Team event. Money will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information call 417-358-6862 after 6 p.m.

today's laugh

I once ate at a restaurant so bad that its doggie bags were marked, "not for consumption by real dogs."

I have given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself. - Oscar Levant

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

Long Bicycle Trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hudson, of Carterville, Bound for Eldorado Springs.

Chas. Hudson and wife of Carterville passed through this City today on their bicycles bound for Eldorado Springs. Mr. Hudson is a druggist at Carterville. He formerly lived at Eldorado Springs and the couple are going there for a visit with his parents.

The distance from Eldorado Springs to Webb City is about 75 miles. The young couple left Webb City after dinner and made the trip to Carthage in an hour. They expect to reach Lamar tonight and Eldorado Springs sometime tomorrow.

They do not expect to rush however and Mr. Hudson carried a fishing pole strapped inside the frame of his wheel so they can stop and fish if they desire to break the monotony of the trip. Both were attired in regulation cycling costume and were equal to anything in the wheeling line.


Today's Feature

Arbor Day Celebration.

Carthage’s Arbor Day Celebration will be held this afternoon, Friday, April 20th, at 2:00 p.m. in Carter Park on River Street. Missouri Department of Conservation Urban Forester Jon Skinner will be present at the event to announce Carthage’s qualification for the National Arbor Day Foundation’s "Tree City USA" program. This year will be Carthage’s eighth year in the program. A tree will also be planted at the park.

Skinner noted during a recent interview that in addition to Carthage’s status as a Tree City, Carthage Water and Electric has met the qualifications for the Arbor Day Foundation’s "Tree Line USA" program for its second year. This program recognizes public and private utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests.

National Arbor Day will be celebrated the following Friday, April 27th. Arbor Day was founded in the state of Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton in 1872. It is estimated that over a million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

Just Jake Talkin'

Went to change a light bulb in my desk lamp today, and I saw the warnin’ label. It says, "to reduce the risk of fire use 60 watt type A or smaller." I think I’d feel a little better if it said "to eliminate the risk" of fire. I guess the only way to completely eliminate the risk would be to never plug the thing in.

Most of us are willin’ to live with a little risk in our lives. The couple a fender benders I’ve been personally involved in bring home the point that bein’ out on the road in an automobile is risky business. Unless a person is willin’ to give up the rewards of reasonably safe, reliable transportation, they eventually get back in a car and put themselves at risk again.

‘Course, with automobiles, it’s not the car that’s dangerous, it’s the nut behind the wheel.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

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.

Patchouli - The smell of the 60’s! Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, antimicrobial. Acne athlete’s foot, chapped skin... Stress related conditions.

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

Ylang Ylang - Aphrodisiac, euphoric, relaxing, calming. Balances nervous system. Used for stress, insomnia, depression, anger, panic, pre-testing anxiety.

This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. References available by request. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

"EXPRESSIONS" In Clay is ready for the viewers and artists! I am so happy to have been able to display 54 of the works brought to me at Hyde House in both galleries for this new show opening on Friday. If you want to see some very interesting pieces from some of our very talented and dedicated local potters, this show is for you. In the last two articles I attempted to profile 8 of the 18 artists represented, from Miami OK, Oronogo, Joplin, Carthage, Rolla, Lebanon, Diamond and Saginaw MO and Pittsburg and Ft. Scott KS. Now let me talk about the art I have seen from the rest, for whom I do not have biographies.

Ginger and Ken Bogle are an "artist couple" from Oronogo, Missouri. The piece of Ginger’s that caught my attention is a tiny jade green ceramic tea pot. Ken has a tea pot-like piece too, but definitely sculptural in nature, with an applied leather handle. He has several beautifully colored glazed vases as well, one a beautiful purple.

Jim Christman of Joplin has brought some brightly colored hand painted and glazed bottles for his offering. Lori Fish, Lebanon, has hand-painted designs too, on her small-necked narrow bottles, but in a matt finish, yellows, blues and greens. Both of these artists have introduced art on the surfaces of their pieces. And Debbie Reed of Joplin has done some beautiful oriental painted designs inside two bowls and a small vase, koi and a tea ceremony, which incorporate her first love, painting.

The offerings of Daria Claiborne, formerly of Carthage now living in Joplin, include a set of three "golden bowls", bowls almost the same, yet unique. Her beautiful oval serving dish with applied curved handles has nice contrast of color, and is one of the pieces featured on the invitation. Rita Moore of Joplin also has a beautifully glazed in gold vase that was featured on the invitation as well as several other wonderful examples, including a ripple-rimmed bowl with a stamped design and beautiful green and creme glaze. Connie Knudtson completes the printed art pieces from the card with an interesting green bowl in a clay design inside that I have been calling "cabbage leaf", and she does this bowl in a larger version in ivory as well as a small brown glazed bowl in an interesting "leather finished and patterned" glaze.

Art student Todd Petillo of Joplin exhibits a fine hand on the wheel with his beautiful black tea set, both functional but beautiful to look at, and an interesting set of 4 bottles with snug-fitted hand thrown caps. Again, utilitarian, but beautiful. And group president Sylvia Shirley of Pittsburg shows imagination in her glazes on 3 shino bowls of various sizes. Also of Pittsburg, Gregory Krepps, shows beautiful thinly created hand-pinched pots glazed in slip and then stone burnished, a very tedious process I am told. One of these bowls displays a cracked-clay surface below the smooth upper body. Lastly, for those lovers of blue and white are two pieces by Lori Doty of Rolla, in a smooth white porcelain glaze and blue accents.

The potters will be present both Friday evening and all day Saturday in a special outdoor POTTERY FAIR to be set up on the grounds of the Hyde House, so come out Friday evening at 6:00 for the opening of the gallery show, and spend some time browsing the fair, or choose Saturday to visit us. The gallery show runs through May 7th.

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