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Friday, August 17, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 44
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Blood Pressure Clinic is
open M-W-F from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinic located
at 2040 S. Garrison in the mbh wellness Center.
Call 358-0670 M-W-F. BP logbook available.
Did Ya Know?... A
Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday,
August 18th from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the
Carthage First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand
Avenue. $3.00 adults, $1.50 ages 3-10. Donations
go toward teen mission trips, camps and outreach
ministries. Free fingerprinting by the Carthage
Police and stress tests by McCune-Brooks from
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, August 23 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and
Friday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo
He knows money cant buy
happiness, but he doesnt care. He likes
money more than happiness anyway.
A man walked into a downtown
car showroom and paid cash for a brand new car in
the window. The salesman asked, "Shall we
The man said, "Leave it where it is.
Ill never get a better parking place."
Never eat in a restaurant
called Moms unless the only other place in
town is called Eats.
"How did the rocket lose
"It got fired."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Clint Hubbard is very ill
with the measles.
Edyth Brummett and Ethyl
Miller were visiting near Ritchey Friday.
J.C. Evans, of St. Louis ,
writes that he expects to visit a friend in this vicinity
in the near future.
The Freedom school had
quite a nice time last Wednesday evening. Debating was
the order of the evening and Master Claud Harmon proved
an eloquent speaker. No visitors were present.
There will be singing
every Monday night at the new church, also the Christian
Endeavor every Friday night.
Charley Poteet of Granby
visited a friend in this vicinity last Sunday.
John Spangler and Miss
Lottie Bryant called on Miss Allie Hall Thursday evening.
Miss Letitia Milnes is
able to be out today for the first time. She has been
very seriously threatened with pneumonia.
The Carthage City
Council this week set the date for a special
Council meeting to hold a public hearing for the
new property tax levy.
Personnel committee chair Diane Sharits reported
to the Council that a "major crunch" is
anticipated in receiving the final numbers on
which the City bases its property tax levy. The
rate is based on property tax values from the
County and other tax information from the State.
Due to property
value re-evaluations on the County level and a
number of citizens protesting the new values, the
final numbers may not be received in time to hold
the two required Council readings for the City to
set the tax rate, according to Sharits.
A special meeting
was proposed to be held Thursday, August 23,
during which the City will use preliminary
numbers from the County for a public hearing and
first reading of the ordinance adopting the new
During the next
regular meeting on Tuesday, August 28, Sharits
said the committee hopes to have the final
numbers so that Council may have the second
reading and vote upon the levy.
Crickets not only know how to make a lot a
racket, they seem to also know the precise time
to shut up.
to know the difference between the sound of a
recliner comin down and the sound it makes
goin to the reclinin position. They
like to chirp when the recliner is reclinin
and shut up when its upright. (Yellin
at em just seems to make em chirp
If ya ever want ta practice
bein quite while sneakin up on
something, use a cricket. The slightest sound of
even breathin too hard will warn them of
your presence. Course, they always like to
hide back in a corner or where there is a
newspaper or a paper sack ta step on.
Theres nothin like
a good cricket hunt for family fun.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Our bodies are kind of like a
watermelon, a whole lot of water! Our entire body
functions are dependent on having enough water.
It should preferably be clean water and the rule
of thumb is at least 64 ounces of water a day if
you activity level is fairly sedate, upwards from
there if you add some activity like walking,
mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, driving
the car or any activity in which your body is
evacuating fluids. Imagine how much you lose if
you are playing softball or driving a tractor in
the middle of the day and your shirt is wringing
wet! When it is hot and humid, walking to the car
makes some people perspire. These fluids have to
"I just dont like
water" is not a good excuse. There are
options to tap water which have added chemicals.
Water filters are common and inexpensive these
days. They are available at most any store which
carries hardware or plumbing parts or many of the
health food stores can supply you one. Flavor
your water with lemon or a small amount of fruit
juice if you cant stand the taste. When
counting your water consumption (which is a good
idea until you have a handle on what is at least
64 oz.) you must add extra water if you have
consumed any alcohol. Some medications and health
conditions require one to drink more fluids.
Caffeine products, when diluted are good sources
of fluid, but are diuretic by nature so require
even more water. Why is WATER the important word?
Water is the cleaner with which we flush our
bodies. You know that nothing gets as clean as
when you use nice clean water, so our bodies work
the same. We create a lot of waste during the day
and our kidneys, liver and other eliminative
organs must have the necessary fluid to do their
jobs or the waste begins to accumulate.
Even mild dehydration can
create symptoms such as fatigue or
light-headedness. We may not immediately
associate these with the loss of fluids, but try
drinking more fluids and taking some minerals
after or during a long duration of activity. I am
constantly amazed how I have to remind myself to
drink water during the day. Night leg cramps can
sometimes be avoided if enough water is consumed
prior to bed time.
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
An organization like
artCentral, as a business, has seen its ups
and downs over the 20+ years of its existence. I
am sure in the early years, things were pretty
simple and needs were few. As membership grew and
the constitution and bylaws established, a board
of directors was created to see to the monthly
needs and doings of the director, and these
individuals were all volunteers starting out .
The directorship is now a paid, part-time
position, but the directors are still volunteers
from the community, serving three year terms and
meeting at the gallery monthly, and they do a
great job for the organization. This board met
yesterday to hear of the results of kids
artCamp, just completed, and the other business
of artCentral and the Hyde House. As usual,
funding is a primary concern, and even though our
membership is way up, membership fees can in no
way fund the operation of the gallery. Our
kids camp was a great success, and though
it does not pay for itself, we consider its
continuation a service to our members and the
community. Even so, the numbers must happen every
month to make it all go, and thats where
the community comes in to help us. You HAVE
helped us, in so many ways! I thank again our
friends who have partnered with us to produce the
8 shows per year to fill the gallery. Because we
charge no admission and have open invitations to
our various functions, the cost to hold these
shows is considerable. Occasional sales do not
produce the commissions necessary to cover the
cost of shows. I am following up some written
requests that were made earlier this summer by a
phone call to additional businesses and
individuals who are known to be very generous in
many ways to our community. Until you get my
call, wont you consider again helping
artCentral in any way you can? As you know, the
fine arts in so many ways are being neglected,
made second-class in schools, or eliminated
completely. I am so glad that here, we can help
meet the needs of the community to teach and
foster the arts that many of us learned to love
as children. Next week I hope to tell you a bit
about our next gallery opening on August 24th,
new photography from artist Bill Perry III of
Joplin and new sculpture and jewelry work of
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