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Friday, December 28, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... A New
Years Eve Dance will be held at the VFW
Post 2590 in Carthage, Monday, December 31 from 8
p.m. to 1 a.m. Couples $25, Singles $15, In
Advance, $22 - $12. Entertainment by the Highway
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Public Library will be closed at 5:00 on
New Years Eve, Monday, December 31st and
remain closed for New Years Day.
Did Ya Know?...
Effective Monday, December 24th, Allied Waste
Services will resume residential alley pickups
for removal of garbage.
My brother has a new job
You mean he has to catch and kill flies?
No, he doesnt kill them. He just catches
them and puts them in my uncles new
Mr. Jones: Johnny, use the word
"philosophy" in a sentence.
Johnny: Mr. Jones should philosophy if he has
something stuck between his teeth.
Tell me George, quick! Which is
the right side of the road to keep on when
youre running down a hill backwards like
There are two times to address a golf ball;
before and after swinging.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Gave A Dancing Party.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ramsay gave an
elegant and largely attended dancing party last night at
their home on Grand avenue. They were assisted by Mr. and
Mrs. Don Hamilton.
The Light Guard orchestra of five
pieces furnished some really excellent music, having
recently secured the full complement of pieces played
here by the Kansas City orchestra ast the Elks
ball, as well as other fine music. "The Tail of the
Kangaroo," "Ben Buxton" two-step,
"Huckleberry Finn," "Singing Girl"
waltz, and waltz from the "Fortune Teller,"
were among the popular selections last night, some of
which were never played in Carthage before.
The two dancing rooms were canvassed
for the occasion, and cozy corners were numerous. An
evening of rare pleasure was enjoyed. The dancing
continued until about 1 a.m.
Into The New Year."
Police Department will once again be offering
free taxi rides on New Years Eve from 10:00
p.m. to 2:00 a.m. This will apply to inside the
City limits of Carthage only.
The goal is to
reduce the number of impaired drives on the road
and give them a way to get to and from their
destination. Flyers are being handed out to all
establishments that sell or serve alcohol in an
attempt to get the message out to those that
might not be aware of the service. The service
can be requested on New Years Eve by
Storm Debris Removal.
Release from the City
2, 2008, the Citys contractor for debris
removal from the recent ice storm (J & R
Disaster Services, LLC), will start removal work
throughout the City. The contractor is scheduled
to make 3 passes through the City, with a minimum
of one weekend between each pass, to collect
vegetative storm debris from the Citys
right-of-ways. The contractor cannot go on
private property to remove debris. Residents
therefore must stack all vegetative storm debris
at the street, behind the curb line. It is
estimated that the debris removal will take no
longer than 30 days. Residents are encouraged to
complete their work as soon as possible in order
for the contractor to collect all debris.
still bring their vegetative storm related debris
to the Citys demolition/composting
landfill. Fees at the landfill will be waived for
storm debris for Carthage citizens until February
information or questions, please contact the
Citys Public Works Department at 237-7010.
I dont pay much attention to those end of
the year/ beginnin of the year things ya
see this time a year. I suppose there needs ta be
a day or two ever so often that we allow
ourselves to do a little reflectin
bout how things are goin, but it
seems that usually writers get sappy and what
theyre talkin bout isnt
of much consequence to me.
I think the new year thing is mainly an
excuse to let the hair down a little after the
Christmas rush anyway. More of a reward for
makin it through the holidays than a
celebration of the comin of a new year.
I suppose there is some
significance, though. Pushin out the old,
bringin in the new. The realization that
another year has slipped by, and that clock that
didnt work last New Years Eve still
hasnt been fixed. Maybe next year.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
When I was young, my
friends little brother had a habit of
eating small amounts of dirt and clay. I thought
he was just disgusting. Why would anyone want to
eat dirt? About 10 years ago I found myself
paying about $30.00 for a 32 oz. bottle of
"minerals" or stuff from the dirt. What
is it about packaging and how had my mind changed
from disgust to paying a high price to drink it?
Well, seems Philip may have had
an inborn instinct that was filling a need. We
now know that many of the trace minerals are no
longer available in our food as the soil is
depleted and we must turn to deposits in the
earth to fill a nutritional requirement. I
support this line of thinking because nothing is
like it used to be... more worn out. The nice
thing is that we can now get minerals in liquid
or tablet forms and not pay the price I paid
years ago. These, of course, are more than just a
jar of dirt. They are processed for human
Just to name a couple of
Chromium: This is an essential
mineral. It is part of the "glucose
tolerance factor," helping insulin burn
sugar. In studies done at the University of
Texas, chromium levels were found to be low in
most patients. Richard Anderson, Ph.D. of the
USDA found that doses of 1,000 mcg daily for four
months caused a drop in glucose and insulin
levels to near normal.
Vanadium: Though not yet
considered essential, accumulating evidence
suggests that it soon will be. This mineral
either mimics the effects of insulin or increases
its efficiency, reducing both glucose and insulin
levels. Type I or II diabetes have shown dramatic
response to vanadium.
Of course, it is imperative
that you work with your doctor when introducing
anything new to your diet.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Now, as the art is down from
our last show of the year, I wish to thank Donna
Roberts once again, and Kelly Moreland, for a
fine exhibition at the holiday season. To date,
Donna has sold eleven paintings, and Kelly eight,
with one commission. I think that is close to
being the most work sold at a show since
Ive been here! Those who still have art to
pick up, I have sent cards with instructions as
to how that might be done, as we are still
without a phone at the gallery. For those who
might have missed the exhibition, you can see six
of Donnas paintings at our satellite
gallery, the ATRIUM GALLERY, inside the Sirloin
Stockade restaurant on Central Avenue. This group
of paintings will remain on display during the
holidays, and come down after New Years, so
we hope folks will enjoy that display as they go
in for holiday dining. Now, looking towards the
future, the calendar is getting full for the new
season, and I can tell you now that we look
forward to hanging an all new show of unique
photography by Linda Teeter as our first
exhibition in February, and that show will
feature some unique side aspects to present that
work, including sound and narration, so mark your
calendars for February 8th, and the Opening of
that great sounding extravaganza! As for now, we
here at artCentral wish everyone a Happy New
Year, and a great year of art in 2008!
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