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Friday, August 31, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 54

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold its monthly used booksale on Saturday, September 1 from 8 a.m. until noon in the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave., Carthage.

Did Ya Know?... Cruise the Square on the first Saturday of the month, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. on the historic Carthage square. All vehicles and bikes welcome. Carthage Deli will be open late.

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes through Friday, August 31st between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. It is recommended that citizens turn off window and attic fans when the sprayer is in the immediate area.

Did Ya Know?... Eminence Chapter # 93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Alba Masonic Hall in Alba September 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a business meeting and election of officers.

Did Ya Know?... Correction: The Woodshed concert advertised in yesterday’s Mornin Mail is not until next weekend, Friday, September 7.

today's laugh

What are two things you can never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner.

Some Americans fight with their neighbors, scream at their families, threaten everybody, and then wonder why different countries don’t get along.

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

Enjoyed a Lawn Supper.

The pretty lawn at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boggess on Hazel avenue was the scene of a twilight picnic yesterday evening when the ladies and gentlemen of the Matrimonial club took supper there. The ladies spread a sumptuous picnic lunch on the grass and the gentlemen arrived in time to join them in the feast.

Carterville Phones Going Out.

Dr. Scott ordered out his phone this morning and so did H.B. Sanders. Dr. Scott says that the reason he did so was that the superintendent informed him that he could not, while absent from the city, telephone to his place of business without paying an additional 15 cents for the privilege. We understand that there are quite a number of patrons in this city who threaten to have their phones taken out. - The Carterville Record.

H.A. Ayre, postmaster of Oronogo was in town on business today.


Today's Feature

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshop.

The City of Carthage has invited all interested citizens to attend a Community Workshop to provide input that will help determine the direction of future growth for the City. The workshop is to be held on September 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carthage Memorial Hall, 406 S. Garrison Ave.

A news release from the City encourages citizen participation;

"Come join other interested citizens in an exercise to visualize the future development of the City. There are many ways for the City to grow, and assessing citizen input and preferences is an important part of this planning process that the City encourages. Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss growth issues and lay out ideas. For additional information, contact Tom Short at 237-7003 or e-mail us at"

Recycling Center Closed for Labor Day.

Due to Monday, September 3, 2007 being a holiday observed by the City, the City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting lot will be closed Tuesday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. Regular operating times are Tues. - Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Just Jake Talkin'

All I can figure is she heard somethin’ on the radio that threw her into a fit of laughter. She was sittin’ at a stop sign, alone in the car, laughin’ herself silly. I almost ran off the road tryin’ to figure out what was goin’ on.

Now, I’m the first to stand up for the right of anyone ta be as funny as they want, as long as it’s under controlled circumstances. Out in public, I think there ought to be some guidelines as to what is considered acceptable community behavior.

There’s no tellin’ how many auto related injuries laughter causes in this state alone. And what about secondhand laughter? You know, when someone gets the giggles, and even if ya don’t know exactly what it is that’s funny, all the sudden ever’one’s laughin’. I’m tellin’ ya it has no place on the public streets.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

A few pieces of nutritional trivia:

• Fast foods are notable for their lack of Vitamin A. If this is your frequent food choice during the rushed day, be sure to consume lots of vegetables and possible supplementation with antioxidants.

• A 12-ounce cola beverage may contain as much as 50 milligrams of caffeine. In the body of a 60 pound child, two or more such cola beverages are equivalent to the caffeine in 8 cups of coffee for a 175 pound adult.

• Even when a person is asleep and totally relaxed the cells of many organs are hard at work expending energy. Cells maintain all life processes without any conscious effort; however, it represents about two-thirds to three-fourths of all the total energy a person spends a day. The remainder is utilized by the muscles.

• In many cases, lactose-intolerant people can tolerate fermented milk products such as yogurt, hard cheeses, cottage cheese and acidophilus milk. The bacteria in these products digest lactose for their own use leaving a product lactose intolerants may consume.

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.* Source: understanding Nutrition, 6th Edition. Whitney Rolfes

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

What a huge success last week’s Opening night was for the new exhibition, and I want to thank all those who participated! Bill Perry’s beautiful black and white photographs were viewed by a record setting crowd, and to date, four have been purchased. The weather was quite bad, but in spite of that, the patrons came and proclaimed the show a great success. Last week I told you a bit about Bill Perry’s work and process. His sister, Rebecca Perry, lives in Webb City, and is a creative artist in her own right. She says, "I started creating out of necessity. I could never find a painting in the right color or the right sculpture for a particular spot. I started making things for myself to fit the need. It wasn’t long before I began making things for needs I did not have! I have had no formal training, but have become a internationally known artist and have won numerous awards." Rebecca has done extensive traveling, and her art reflects the themes of ancient antiquities as well as modern day art. "It is a great privilege to see all of the marvelous objects that have been conceived and carried through to fruition over the centuries. I enjoy the challenges of trial and error and like to think of my art as a foray into experimentation. I enjoy polymer clay, working with wire, concrete, resin, various metals, and creating from nature’s bounty." Rebecca, too, has sold numerous pieces from this show. Her work includes sculptures, some whimsy, some serious. Numerous pieces of interesting jewelry are displayed on whimsical hand-made stands. "The creative process is a magical undertaking and great therapy--- mentally as well as physically. I find it to be a unique way of communicating through self-expression. Life is much too serious not to laugh, and I hope that some of my art brings laughter to the viewer!"

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