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Friday, August 24, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 49

did ya know?

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 ID required.

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 Memorial Hall.

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 or 358-5460.

today's laugh

It’s 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 don’t want to scare you, but the next time I bring home a report card that bad, somebody’s 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 floor’s just crooked."

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 soloist.

Francis Casavan lost a valuable Jersey heifer this morning. The poor beast was investigating a deserted shaft in E. Bell’s 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 permanently.


Today's Feature

Ordinance for 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 intoxicants.

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.

Dally recommended setting the fine for a first time offense at $250 and subsequent offenses at $500.

Police Chief 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.

Just Jake Talkin'
Doesn’t 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 it’s the last chance to get those chores done we’ve been puttin’ off since last spring. The ones that’d 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. Haven’t 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. Don’t 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

Natural Nutrition
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 doesn’t that sound great!!

Some traditional herbs to take during the allergy season are: nettle root, licorice root, slippery elm, marshmallow and fenugreek.

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 sauce.

*An Elder’s Herbal by David Hoffmann

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 artist’s 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 Bill’s 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. Bill’s 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 viewer’s own history and experiences, providing an emotional experience for the viewer." Perry’s 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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