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Friday, February 16, 2007 Volume XV, Number 171

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave. Donor card or photo ID required. Refreshments provided to donors.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Men’s Auxiliary will host a shuffleboard tournament Sunday, February 18 to begin at 12 noon. West of Carthage at intersection of 96 & 171, Southeast corner. Draw for partner $5.00 per person, public invited Male & Female. Players need to bring a covered dish for a family chili dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Public Library will be closed for President’s Day, Monday, February 19, 2007.

Did Ya Know?... Volunteers are available to assist with Missouri Property Tax Credit Claims at the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd. Mon. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

today's laugh

Dogs have no money. They’re broke their entire lives. You know why dogs have no money? No pockets. - Jerry Seinfeld

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

Dogs look up to you. Cats look down on you. Give me a pig. He just looks you in the eye and treats you like an equal. - Winston Churchill

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

Slot Machines Suppressed.

The slot machine has troubles of its own just now. It has been suppressed. Marshal Bruffett went the rounds of the saloons, drug stores, hotels and cigar stores yesterday and notified the proprietors that the slot machines must be banished to cellar and attic, there to no longer tempt the possessor of loose change. The marshal’s orders were promptly complied with and not a machine was in sight today.

Marshal Bruffett today told a reporter that this action was due to a general public remonstrance which has reached his ears, and particularly to the advent of a man in town with three regular gambling machines. These machines are played for money prizes and are now at the express office consigned to "I. F. Davis, Carthage, Mo." The Mr. Davis in question is said to be in town, and it is quite evident that the marshal or other persons in Carthage are desirous that the new machines shall not do business here.


Today's Feature

Relay Open House.

Relay For Life of Carthage will hold an Open House on Monday, February 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Ulmer’s Community Room, 1208 South Garrison. This will be an opportunity to learn about the Relay For Life Mission, luminarias, how to become a Corporate Sponsor, ways of fundraising and how to form teams.

Returning teams will also be able to pick up Team Captain Packets and Relay resource materials.

The Carthage Relay For Life will be held on June 1 and 2 in Central Park in Carthage. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, June 1, with closing ceremonies at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 2.

Volunteers are always needed on the day of Relay and volunteer forms will be available during the Open house.

Closed for Presidents Day.

The City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day. The Center has also issued a reminder for citizens to use the appropriate containers for recyclables.

Stench Report:


No Stench Detected on Carthage Square.

Just Jake Talkin'

I guess I don’t have much say in the marketplace. There are several things I don’t spend money on that are still bein’ sold. A lot of things I did purchase are no longer available.

I don’t watch certain tv shows or movies that I feature actors I’m not fond of. They seem to still get on the screen. My opinion just doesn’t count for much I suppose.

I always liked the little tubes of "Head and Shoulders" shampoo. Just a little dab and ya got a full head of lather. Now they sell this great big bottle and ya gotta use a couple of hands full just ta see some suds. ‘Course it smells different and I’m not sure it’s even the same product.

I also think they should be makin’ the original Alka Seltzer and not the flavors, but no one asked me about that either.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs
Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Chromium Picolinate-helps maintain healthy glucose levels and raise your metabolism helping utilize the energy from food rather than store it as fat. It also assists the body in building muscle and has been researched as an aid in treating diabetes, high cholesterol, hypoglycemia and obesity.

Iodine is a mineral which is beneficial for proper thyroid function.

Green Tea provides immune enhancement, works as an antioxidant, may help in controlling cholesterol levels and gives added energy.

Siberian Ginseng is a "tonic" herb. It has been known to stabilize blood sugar levels, helps to relieve stress by nourishing the nervous system and may aid in mental alertness. Fo-Ti is also a tonic herb which many have said increases stamina.

Also among the tonic herbs would be Astragalus.

Spirulina contains concentrations of nutrients from the sea. It is full of trace minerals and even some protein. It has been known to nourish as well as reduce the appetite.

Licorice root is a blood purifier and supports adrenal function.

Ref: Today’s Herbal Health, Louise Tenney

* 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

Such a fantastic response to the Opening for my new friend John Fitzgibbon! My personal thanks to all who came out last Friday for the show of paintings and we even had some as early as 5:45! Four paintings were sold that evening and 2 prints, and I hope that’s just the start!

The flowers that were done by Justin Thomas of "The Wildflower" were just beautiful as always. Our theme was the three primary colors, and Justin filled a tall, clear cobalt blue vase with blue stock, red roses and yellow tulips and they were just perfect. Thanks to him as always, for his generosity and beautiful fresh flowers, always such a nice and appreciated touch. I always judge the Opening by the amount of shrimp opened, and it was a 2-bag night. (Also a 160 meatball night!)

I know I sounded desperate last week, and several friends came up to me at church Sunday and asked, "Did you get enough response for your workshops?" Yes and no. No, not enough for LAST week’s 3 that we had planned for the Beginning Watercolor class, we had to cancel those, BUT, John agreed to allow the beginners to join the Intermediate class this next weekend, the 16th, 17th and 18th and so, yes, counting all the people together we have about 12 people coming. Not all are coming on the same days, however, so we still have room for YOU if you are interested! Call me NOW at 417 358 4404 and leave a message and I’ll call you with information. We are looking forward to a really fun time together, as those deals always are; just a great time together with others wanting to learn a little bit about painting watercolors.

Begin thinking now about March, because I am offering a 2 day weekend class with Sarcoxie artist Mary Lou Reed in pastels! I have never tried pastels and am anxious to do so. Check your calendar and mark the 10th and 11th of March to meet at Hyde House with Mary Lou Reed.

Sincerest congratulations go out to the winner of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Art Award winner at last week’s chamber banquet, Jo Mueller. Jo is the director of Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, is an artist as well, and has led our sister organization for about 3 years. She and her husband and Mother and several other art-friends from Joplin attended the banquet and had a great time together. We thank all of them for taking their time to honor her by their presence and support the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. And congratulations too to our past board member Joann Evans for the winning of the Athena award this year as she too is very deserving. Great job girls!

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