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Friday, August 24, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 49
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
Did Ya Know?... Edwin W.
Wiggins Post # 9 and Auxiliary Unit # 9 of the
American Legion will meet Thursday night, August
23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the
Did Ya Know?... The
Avilla Baptist Church will hold a Free Back to
School Clothing Distribution on Friday, August
24th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be
clothing for babies, children, teens, and adults.
for directions or more info, please call 246-1010
Its always better to call
the plumber. A flush is better than a full house.
Little Jimmy brought his report
card back to school and told his teacher,
"Look, I dont want to scare you, but
the next time I bring home a report card that
bad, somebodys gonna get whipped!"
I went in for a fitting and I
noticed that one shoulder was three inches higher
than the other. I complained. The tailor said,
"The shoulders are perfect. The floors
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Musical Reception.
Miss Rosine Morris,
daughter of Sam Morris of Butler, Mo., has issued
invitations for a musical reception to be given in Joplin
tomorrow evening. Four hundred cards have been sent out
and the event will be an enjoyable one. Miss Morris is a
music student under Prof. Calhoun of this city, and has
remarkable talent. Her selections for the reception will
be from Bach, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Henselt, Raff, and
Liszt. Miss Morris will be assisted by Mrs. McIndoe of
Joplin, soprano, and J. T. Wallace of this city, baritone
Francis Casavan lost a
valuable Jersey heifer this morning. The poor beast was
investigating a deserted shaft in E. Bells pasture
and tumbled in.
Frank Folger and wife will
leave next Sunday for Monett and after a short visit with
friends will go on to Chicago where they will locate
Open House Parties.
The Public Safety
committee this week approved a motion to forward
to City Council an ordinance that would increase
Police enforcement for minors in possession of
City Attorney Nate
Dalley was present at the committee meeting to
outline the proposed ordinance for "open
house parties." These are parties where
alcoholic beverages are available, and in cases
where minors gain access to the alcohol the
ordinance would make the owner of the house or
the person in charge responsible.
setting the fine for a first time offense at $250
and subsequent offenses at $500.
Dennis Veach said that the Police Department runs
across the open house party scenario frequently,
and that if the new ordinance is approved it
would eliminate the process of having to prove
who provided the alcohol. Dally corroborated,
saying that the ordinance would also help by
allowing the department to place responsibility
on younger persons, from 17 to 20 years of age.
The first reading
of the proposed ordinance will heard by the
Council in the next regular meeting, August 28th.
Doesnt seem like the summer should be
comin to a halt. With the Labor Day weekend
comin it marks the beginnin of the
end of course.
For a lot
of us its the last chance to get those
chores done weve been puttin off
since last spring. The ones thatd get done
as soon as it warmed up a little, then got
postponed cause it was just too darned hot.
There for a while a course it was too wet ta do
anything outdoors. Havent been able to use
that excuse for a few weeks.
For those of ya takin
that last summer trip over the long weekend, take
it easy and enjoy yourself. Dont let the
thought of havin to wait till
Thanksgivin for another long weekend bother
ya at all. Give ya time ta get those winter
chores all lined up.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Allergies! It is the season and
this dry weather just compounds the problem. One
good thing that a friend has shared with me is
the bright side to ragweed is that 6 weeks from
the date it blooms we will have our first
frost...with these hot days doesnt that
Some traditional herbs to take
during the allergy season are: nettle root,
licorice root, slippery elm, marshmallow and
Nettle root has been used
throughout England for many years. It is an
astringent and tonic plant. It is used to
strengthen and support the whole body. It can be
taken either in the tea form or in capsules. It
is also available in combination in some very
excellent Allergy Support formulas.
*Licorice root is traditionally
used as an expectorant, demulcent and
antispasmodic. It has a wide range of uses in
bronchial problems such as phlegm, bronchitis and
coughs. It is widely known for its use in gastric
and ulcer conditions.
Slippery elm is a very soothing
anti-inflammatory. It is one of my favorites. Not
only does it help remove excess phlegm, but it
calms the stomach and allows for easier
digestion. It is especially good for sensitive or
inflamed mucous membranes.
Marshmallow is another soothing
herb. It has an abundance of mucilage, as does
slippery elm, which makes it beneficial in
inflamed conditions including those in the
respiratory tract. We use it to calm a cough or
dry throat. It, along with slippery elm, is much
better if consumed as a tea or in some apple
*An Elders Herbal by
Art Notes From Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Exhibition time once again, and
I am very excited to present at the Hyde House
Gallery a fine new group of photographs by Joplin
artist Bill Perry. This exhibition has been
titled "REFLECTIONS OF AN EYE" and will
open Friday August 24th with the artists
reception at 6:00. Along with the beautiful black
and white photographs are a group of very
interesting sculptural pieces done by his sister,
Rebecca Perry of Webb City. Her show is entitled
"INSPIRATIONS" and contains not only
sculptures, but unusual handcrafted jewelry and
other pieces as well. Both of these artists are
long-time members of artCentral and have shown
here before, each time bringing new and
interesting art. This week I will emphasize
Bills photographs. This artist, born in
Joplin, has developed over the years in
non-traditional ways, studying independently with
many well known photographers, both here in the
United States and in Europe. These include Greg
Gorman, Connie Imboden, Keith Carter, Andreas
Betesnitch and George Tice. Bills subjects
usually include the figure, and his pieces are
all hand printed, archivally, through a process
developed by the artist. This process includes
exposing light through different mediums and
gives the image an unworldly, ethereal and
mysterious quality. Each is unique unto itself,
and the images portray stories within themselves.
"Often this story comes from within the
viewers own history and experiences,
providing an emotional experience for the
viewer." Perrys work is in many
private collections, at Missouri Southern
University, and has been shown in many galleries
including the Mainsite Contemporary Gallery, Ryan
Gallery, Spiva Center for the Arts and group
shows in Maine, California, and Italy, as well as
other venues. His photograph THE ORB was accepted
in the recent AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR juried
collection, published in the current- Volume 3,
Book 2- Central States. This show will remain
until September 9th in our gallery.
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