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Friday, August 3, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 34

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used booksale for August on Saturday, August 4th at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave. from 8:00 a.m. until Noon.

Did Ya Know?... Spare Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.

Did Ya Know?... The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office is seeking information regarding several recent fires located east of Carthage and fires in Webb City. It is requested that any persons with information about the fires call the marshal’s office at 1-800-39-ARSON or the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 417-358-8177. A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for info leading to arrest and conviction in the cases.

today's laugh

A really smart doctor is one who can diagnose the problems of a patient who doesn’t smoke, drink, or overeat.

An egotist is a man who tells you tons of stuff about himself that you were going to tell him about yourself.

A genius is anybody who can describe how an accordion works without using their hands.

In Congress a man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens, and then everybody disagrees.

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

Cured and Returned to Jail.

Mitch Hutton, one of the prisoners in the county jail who was sent to the City quarantine hospital with smallpox, was taken back to jail yesterday to serve the remainder of his sentence, he having fully recovered. He has forty-one days yet to serve, for assault. He has been at the hospital since July 6, and his time spent there counts on his sentence the same as if he had spent it in jail.

The other man sent to the hospital, Herman Emmett, was turned loose as soon as he was well, as his jail sentence had expired.

Two more peace disturbers were brought in from Joplin yesterday for commitment at the county jail. They were Wm. Underhill and F.R. Ropp.

Mrs. Dora Imhoff, of Kenomo, Mo., is spending a few weeks with the family of R.A. Herdman, the Chestnut street grocer.


Today's Feature

Fire Department Active.

The Carthage Fire Department on Wednesday around noon responded to a fire at Schrieber Foods, 1112 W. Fairview in Carthage. The department was able to extinguish the fire which was consuming a section of the building’s roof approximately 30 feet by 40 feet in size. The fire was extinguished and the firemen back at the station shortly after 1 p.m. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Later on Wednesday evening a med-flight helicopter landed in the department’s parking lot to transport a medical emergency patient to the hospital.

Tuberculosis Screenings August 7.

The McCune-Brooks Health Focus for the month of August is Tuberculosis or TB. TB usually affects the lungs. Anyone can develop TB if exposed, but those who are at higher risk include people closely associated with someone who had TB or people with medical conditions such as diabetes, some types of cancer or HIV. Testing for TB will be free of charge on August 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at McCune-Brooks hospital. Participants must plan to return Thursday or Friday, August 9 or 10, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to have the test read.

Just Jake Talkin'

I grew up hearin’ ya gotta jump in and start swimmin’. The idea bein’ that ya can’t sit around waitin’ for somethin’ ta happen.

‘Course, as water safety folks will explain, its not such a good idea to jump in head first if ya aren’t familiar with the swimmin’ hole.

I’m guessin’ that most folks have felt they got in a little deeper than they anticipated ever’ now and then. That’s when the rest of the lesson comes in. "Learn from your mistakes and go on."

I suppose that havin’ an attitude that gettin’ your feet a little wet now and then is a good thing. I’d hate ta think that ever’thing has been tried that’s worth tryin.’ It’d be a shame ta not have anything left ta learn.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

We have discussed the usage of fats before, but let me reiterate that there are good fats and bad fats and you cannot maintain good health if you eliminate the good fats. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids function as necessary building blocks for the entire body. They also produce an important class of hormones called prostaglandins. These help regulate cholesterol levels, energy production, and a healthy immune system.

According to Dr. Michael Murphy, one can deplete these essentials just by living in the environment of today. They are depleted by the use of caffeine, drugs (prescription,) alcohol, stress, etc. He even makes the statement that with continued use of flax seed oil, one will eventually lose all unnecessary weight.

Some sources of the EFA’s are flax seed oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, pumpkin oil, borage oil, and evening primrose oil. Flax seed is extremely high in Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid). The usage of flaxseed oil will eventually take care of most any dry skin condition and is very beneficial for the immune system and tissue inflammation. Sunflower is high in Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and also rich in Vit. E. It has been shown to be beneficial in circulatory problems. Pumpkin seed is historically used by both males and females in maintaining sexual health. Borage oil is also effective with skin conditions, allergies and PMS.

Do not cook with these oils. They are nutritionally more beneficial in the cold pressed form either taken encapsulated or in dressings; or for those who just "want to get it over with" straight from the spoon is not all that bad. Try a blend on baked potato or cole slaw. The recommended dosage as stated by Mark Swanson, N.D. is:

6 months to 2 years ... 1/2 teaspoon

2 yrs. to 5 yrs.... 1 tsp.

5 yrs. to 12 yrs.... 1-5 tsp.

13 yrs. and up ... 3-4 tsp.

Pregnant, lactating mothers... 3-6 tsp.

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

It’s hard to believe we’re in August already! This year has gone by so quickly, and as our annual kid’s artCamp has completed another session, I look at the record and see that we had 56 participants this year taking 174 places in 17 classes in the two week period. Thanks to the wonderful teachers who participated this year, Anne-Marie Gailey, Sam Lewis, and Randy Wright of Joplin and Jake Evans and Cheryl Church-Saving of Carthage. A lot more clay was used this year, and we hope to continue to offer to the kids the classes that they enjoy most. Thanks too, to the aides who assisted, and to my summer intern, Lindsey Martin. Our thanks to the various community funds that helped us this year with some financial needs as well. So cleaning up is underway over here in the classroom space and a couple of our teachers commented that they would be interested in coming over in the winter months and doing a class or two for kids on weekends, or perhaps during school breaks or vacations. We will let you know if that transpires next year.

Our wonderful Cathy Martin exhibition comes down this weekend, so the last chance for a look will be Sunday the 5th. The gallery will be empty and closed for viewing until the 24th, when we will present the current photography of Bill Perry of Joplin and sculpture and jewelry of Rebecca Perry. Both of these artists will be present at the opening of this exhibition at 6:00 on August 24th, and we know this will be a great opportunity to come out and view some beautiful images and art. Additionally, during the time of the show’s presentation, one of the NO PLACE LIKE HOME fundraising parties benefiting McCune Brooks Hospital will take place in the gallery. Several ladies from our board of directors, myself, and 2 additional ladies from our community will come together to hostess a ladies luncheon for 24 in the Main Gallery. A wonderful gourmet luncheon will be served, the show viewed, and a special art appraisal themed program given by Michael Bell, director of VAA. Each guest is invited to bring one portable art object for verbal, non-binding appraisal, and I understand that all tickets have been sold! This will be a nice time of visibility for the Hyde House and should be a fun day as well for the participants. Bon appetite!

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