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Friday, July 13, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 19

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Did Ya Know?... The Good Shepherd Lutheran Youth Car Wash will be held Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Carthage Fire Department. Donations help fund a youth trip to the National Youth Gathering in Florida.

Did Ya Know?... The 2nd Annual Car & Bike Show will be held on Sunday, July 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carthage First Nazareth Church, 2000 Grand Ave. Prizes for Best Sport Bike, Best Cruiser Bike, Burnout Champion, Best Classic 1959 and older;1960-1979, and Best modern, 1980 to present.

Did Ya Know?... Auditions for the Musical "The Fantasticks" will be Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at Stone’s Throw Theatre. Needed are 7 men (teenage-70’s) and 1 teenage girl. Recorded samples available at Cold readings in small groups, choreographer will teach simple routine. Scripts at the box office 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

today's laugh

An egotist is one who, reading a book and not understanding something in it, decides it’s a misprint.

My mother heard a noise in the bedroom last night. She jumped out of bed and there were a man’s feet sticking out from under the bed.
A burglar’s?
My father’s. He’d heard the noise too.

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

Neck News.

Elam Boles, wife and little daughter returned Monday from Hot Springs. Mrs. Boles and little daughter have been there for the past three months on account of the health of the daughter.

Mrs. Ida McLaughlin’s house caught fire Wednesday from a kitchen stove pipe and if it had not been for the prompt help of the neighbors the house would have burned to the ground.

Dr. Ketcham, of Carthage, was out last week for a professional call on the daughter of Rev. Mr. Thompson.

Ed Milton lost his fine gray mare Saturday. It was cut in a barbed wire fence about six weeks ago.

Misses Frances Sawyer, of Springfield, and Ina Fugitt, of Carthage spent Wednesday in Neck.

Postmaster Barrian and wife spent Sunday with his brother, Roy.

Burr Ross expects to leave Wednesday to join the regular army.


Today's Feature

Youth Fair Events for Friday & Saturday.

The Jasper County Youth Fair will continue through July 14 at the fairgrounds in Carthage Municipal Park.

Today’s events are to include a Dairy Show at 8 a.m., a Celebrity Milking Contest at noon in the Show Arena, a Youth Fair Board sponsored Bar-B-Que from 5-7 p.m. in the Shelter east of the Livestock Barns, a presentation by Dr. Jerry Crownover in the Show Arena at 6:30 p.m., and a Market Animal Sale in the Show arena at 7 p.m. An exhibitor’s dance will follow the sale.

Events on Saturday, July 14th are to include a Sheep Lead Line at 8 a.m., Livestock Judging Contest, registration from 9:30 to 9:45 and contest at 10 a.m., a Round Robin Showmanship Competition and a Pedal Tractor Pull at noon (all ages). At 4:00 p.m. a Beautiful Baby Contest will be held at the Show Arena, followed by a Kountry Kritters Pet Show at 4:30 p.m. The release of non-animal exhibits will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.

Approved Marian Days Requests.

Carthage City Council this week approved the requests of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix for the upcoming Marian Days event. The event is scheduled for August 2 through 5, 2007.

Requests for assistance prior to and during the event are historically submitted to the City by the CMC and this year’s are as follows:

To spray the grounds for mosquitoes and insects during the week of July 28; to provide adequate security for all participants; to approve the Open-Air program on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4; to provide traffic control for the Solemn Procession on August 4, and to allow fireworks following the procession; and to get a special permit for the removal and disposal of trash on the campground during the celebration.

It was also requested that the Mayor proclaim the celebration as Marian Days in the City of Carthage.

The Council unanimously approved the request as submitted.

Just Jake Talkin'
Even on these hot July days the first dip in the lake can be a little chilly. Different folks have different ways of gettin’ over that initial cool down.

There are two basic categories of the first dippers. One is the plunge. Just run off the dock and in over your head. The other way of course is the toe dippers. They like ta sit on the dock with their feet in the water, tryin’ ta get used to the temperature.

Now I suppose both systems have their merits. Sometimes I wonder though if it weren’t for the plungers, if anyone would ever actually go swimmin’ at all.

Course ya can’t assume just ‘cause someone showed up at the lake that they want anything to do with the toe dippers or the plungers. They may be waitin’ till the dock clears so they can do some fishin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Tea Tree Oil or Melaluca oil is considered an antiseptic, expectorant, and pain-relieving oil. The oil is extracted from a shrub-like plant found in Australia. The natives used the tea made from the leaves to bathe in, to treat their animals for various ailments, and for general feeling of well-being.

It is a strong disinfectant and anti fungal. It was used by soldiers during WWII in the treatment of foot rot. I have seen it help in many things from flaky scalp to toenail fungus. Ringworm responds to treatment with the oil.

One of the most interesting applications that I’ve heard of has been the use of Tea Tree Oil on the bite of a brown recluse spider. A young woman had been bitten and was beginning to show symptoms obvious to that of a recluse. Her grandmother had used a tobacco/mustard poultice which had worked pretty well. We decided to follow the advise of a warehouse owner who had many occasions to use Tea Tree Oil on bites and she tried it. A week later she showed up to proudly display only a very small red dot. Of course, I had also suggested that she consult her doctor as a recluse bite is not to be ignored.

Tea Tree Oil is a mainstay in our first aid kit because of its versatility and ease of storage. It does have a unique odor, but that seems such a small price to pay for such a potent item.

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

A short few months ago I wrote about our kid’s artCamp that was planned for late summer--- well, now here we are! artCamp here at the HYDE HOUSE is on the immediate horizon and we couldn’t be busier around here getting ready for, at this posting, 46 young artists aged 8- 14, and these 46 have reserved 156 places in the classes to be held beginning July 23rd and extending to August 4th. Our students this year are from Carthage, Monett, Joplin, Diamond, Carl Junction, Jasper, Frontenac, Freistatt, and Pittsburg. Many are repeat students from last year, and some from other years. A few are first-timers, and that’s great! Some of the classes are full now, and I will tell you that there will only be the STORY VESSELS class on the first Monday, the July 26th TEAPOTS class is closed, the Aug. 4th POTTERY 101 classes are full as well. Other classes are available, and we are still receiving registrations. If you are interested in receiving more information, pink registration cards and sheets explaining the classes are available here at the gallery in a box on the front porch during all hours, or at the Carthage Public Library or Carthage Chamber of Commerce office. I will take paid registrations right up until the day of classes, assuming places are still available in the class you wish. Supplies have been ordered and have arrived, my 5 teachers are ready to go, and we look forward to receiving your children during this time. I will be mailing out reminder cards to all students a week prior to the camp with additional information. The new art exhibition, which opens this week, will be one that the kids should enjoy while they are at camp, and appreciate, as the paintings are very representational and the teachers will give their classes a tour of this show daily, while the students are here. We hope the public will continue to come as well to view the oil paintings of Cathy Martin of Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin in this show entitled THE BACK FORTY, in our MAIN GALLERY

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