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Friday, February 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number 161

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Lions Club will hold a pancake feed on Saturday, February 3, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Carthage Memorial Hall. Golden Pancakes and Sausage, Drink Included, $4.00.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Public Library monthly used booksale will be held Saturday, February 2 from 8:00 until noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Carthage Public Library.

Did Ya Know?... Beginning February 5, volunteers will be available at the C.A.N. D.O. Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd to assist with Missouri Property Tax Credit Claims. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

today's laugh

A cop gave me a ticket for going the wrong way on a one-way street. I said, "You know, you’d make a lot more money if you’d let me go and ticket everybody else."

My little brother used to break all my toys, lose parts of all my games, and louse up all my coloring books. I could never catch him at it because I was in my college classes all day.

The last thing my kids ever did to earn money was lose their baby teeth. - Phyllis Diller

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18. - Mark Twain

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

Police Court Doings.

O.M. Scott and Andy Holt were each fined $7.50 including costs this morning, and so far have failed to pay up. They were charged with drunkenness.

John Sartin, wanted since December 1 for disorderly conduct was found today and brought into court. He paid a fine and costs of $7.50.

Court House Clock Discrepancy.

The court house clock acted very crazy today. At 1 o’clock, it struck 12, but at 2 and 3 and 4 o’clock it struck all right again. The janitor has been consulting jewelers and bothering his head all afternoon to figure out how the clock could right itself after being wrong one hour.

We have for sale a 160-acre farm near Asbury, for $12.50 per acre if sold at once. All well fenced, good soil, all tillable, small house and barn. $400 down will buy it. A.G. Newell & Son - Carthage


Today's Feature

Blunt Announces FD Grant.

According to a news release from Springfield, Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt’s office has notified the Webb City and Carthage Fire Departments that tye have been awarded the Assistance to Firefighters Grants by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grants are designed to improve the first responders’ ability to protect the health and the safety of the public. The Carthage Fire Department will receive a federal grant in the amount of $48,915 and intends to install a diesel exhaust extractor in the main fire station with the funding.

To Meet at Memorial Hall.

The Public Services Committee is scheduled to meet Monday in a regular session. The committee meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall building on Garrison avenue, as part of an ongoing parks and recreation comprehensive evaluation.

Committee member Larry Ross said at a previous meeting that members of the Kellogg Lake Board intend to be present at the meeting to continue discussions of proposed improvements to the area of Kellogg Lake Park.

Stench Report:


No Stench Detected Near the Carthage Square

Just Jake Talkin'

A farmer I worked for as a teenager explained the importance of unhookin’ the hydraulic line before pullin’ the tractor away from an implement. Pretty common sense stuff I figured. Don’t want to break a hose and possibly damage the equipment.

Once as I disengaged the clutch to pull away from a disc, I looked back to make sure I was clear of the hitch when I notice the hydraulic hose stretchin’ to a length longer than I remembered. By the time I reacted and got stopped, the hose was disengaged from the tractor with fluid pourin’ out.

When the farmer pulled into the field, he grumbled and pulled out a replacement breakaway hose fitting, built to snap off if ya had an idiot drivin’ the tractor. I felt better knowin’ I wasn’t alone in my ignorance, but I never pulled that trick again.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs
Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Sinus problems are a typical complaint this time of year. It is annoying to have that constant drip, but healthier in the long run. Some traditional herbs used to treat sinus problems are as follows:

• Echinacea, 1/2 - 1 tsp. of tincture three to four times per day for a week to ten days at a time to stimulate the immune system. Be sure to break for a few days after the treatment so your body will not adapt to the herb.

• Garlic, one or two raw cloves or two to three times a day. yes, this may seem like a lot, but it is not considering the new flus and frequency of exposure to illness. A stronger dosage may be necessary if symptoms are present.

• Cayenne, 1/4 tsp. of tincture two to three times daily; for its compound capsaicin, which helps decongest nasal passages. One easy way to get the formula down and wake you up in the morning is to stir some of the powder in with a glass of cold water, some lemon juice, and a little maple syrup or honey.

• Goldenseal, 1/2 tsp. of tincture or two capsules twice daily to boost immunity and fight bacterial infection.

One may choose essential oils to help clear the sinuses and soothe mucous membranes. Steam inhalation or apply to pressure points.

• Eucalyptus: antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant

• Peppermint: antimicrobial, expectorant, antiseptic

• Tea tree: antibacterial, immuno-stimulant, antiviral, expectorant

Sources: Natural Health Handbook and Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss

* 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

Well, the ice has mostly gone away from Hyde House, and our tree remover has cleared and cut many branches from the numerous trees on the grounds. Our thanks to him for coming out. I found after a return of being gone since the storm that our phone had been out, so that is fixed as well, and I am sorry if any tried to call about the workshops and were unsuccessful.

Now we are in the business of the February show and calendar, and it is a full one I HOPE! To date, I have NOT had the interest I had expected in the receipts of sign-ups for either of John Fitzgibbon’s 2 workshops scheduled for this month, and I am very disappointed. I have had so many request from adults for classes that I had hoped that all who had called me in the past year would be for first to sign up! I hope that when I go to the postoffice today there will be some reservation forms in our box, or some messages on the gallery answering machine inquiring, but so far there have only been a few, and of course, he cannot do the class without at least 10 students. Folks, this is a wonderful opportunity if you have always wanted to try your hand at watercolor, or even if you are already an artist, an opportunity to study some new techniques and paint with other artists. I find that to always be interesting and beneficial. The classes begin next week on Friday for beginners, the 9th, 10th and 11th, and you can sign up for any or all days. You WILL be painting paintings in these classes! Then the following week we will repeat the same format for intermediate students, the 16th, 17th and 18th. The cost for ANY day is $40.00, and you will be taking home some paintings each day. There will be about 6 hours of instruction daily , so PLEASE, if you had considered this and forgotten to call or come by for a form, or if you are a member of artCentral and already have a form and maybe intended to think about joining us, please DO! It is always a fun experience, the coffee pot will be on and there should be alot of interesting conversation! Don’t wait!

Next week will be our opening for the first show of the year, and invitations go in the mail today--- as always, the public is invited as well to come out and view the paintings of Webb City artist John Fitzgibbon on Friday February 9th, and the show will remain hanging through the 25th.

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