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Friday, August 31, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 54
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
yesterdays Mornin Mail is not until
next weekend, Friday, September 7.
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 dont 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
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.
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;
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
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
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, Im the first to
stand up for the right of anyone ta be as funny
as they want, as long as its under
controlled circumstances. Out in public, I think
there ought to be some guidelines as to what is
considered acceptable community behavior.
Theres 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 dont know exactly
what it is thats funny, all the sudden
everones laughin. Im
tellin ya it has no place on the public
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
A few pieces of nutritional
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
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
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 weeks Opening night was for
the new exhibition, and I want to thank all those
who participated! Bill Perrys 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 Perrys 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 wasnt 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
natures 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
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