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Friday, July 6, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 14
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used book sale on Saturday, July 7,
Did Ya Know?... The
Community Blood Mobile will be in the front
parking lot of McCune Brooks Hospital on July 8th
from 1-4 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The 2nd
Annual Car & Bike Show originally scheduled
for June 30 was postponed due to inclement
weather. The show will now be held on Sunday,
July 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carthage
First Nazareth Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
You know, the other night at
the theatre a man fell out of the balcony and
everybody laughed but me.
Why didnt you laugh?
I was the man.
Have you ever speculated on why
you are so popular in your neighborhood?
No, except that I told my neighbors that I always
played the saxophone when I got lonely.
Mrs. Brown must be offended at
something. She hasnt come over for days.
Be sure to find out what it is when she does come
over and well try it again.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Record Breaking
The Gentlemens Whist
club last night played with Capt. A. B. Deutsch at the
Harrington completing the third series of games. Each
grand series requires forty weeks to play and the club
has met regularly for the last 120 weeks, over two years.
There are five series in a grand series, the button being
awarded each eighth week.
Capt. Deutsch himself, won
the button last night for the last series by taking 67
games, a record breaking performance, the highest record
heretofore being 65 games.
Good Stuff at Pleasant
Waller and Wagner have a
seven acre lease on the Dermott forty adjoining the
Pleasant Valley mines near Carthage and at a depth of 170
feet their shaft entered the finest kind of jack. They
have drifted in it 30 feet and the Pleasant Valley mine
adjoining, has the same dirt and consequently they must
have lots of it.
annual mud obstacle course for kids, will be held
Saturday, July 7th from noon to 3:00 p.m. The
event is free for Carthage kids ages 9 to 15 and
is located behind WalMart. Directional signs will
be posted the day of the event.
course traditionally includes swings, hills of
mud, trenches and many large pits of mud which
must be navigated in order to reach the other
side. A large fire-hose, historically, is sprayed
from a firetruck ladder raised up to the sky, so
that children may partially clean themselves
prior to re-entering the family car.
permission form is required to attend, as well as
a shirt, shorts (or jeans), shoes (no sandals or
flip-flops) and socks.
shoes are taped to their feet with multiple
layers of duct tape, to decrease the chances of
shoe-loss in the mud pits. Parents and guardians
of kids 12 and under must stay on the grounds.
Your Business" Seminar.
Chamber of Commerce will host a "Better Your
Business" seminar titled "Marketing
Discussions: Price, Product, Placement" on
Tuesday, July 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at
the Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison Ave.
style seminar will be facilitated by Bernie
Johnson, Professor of Marketing/Management at
Missouri Southern State University. Through
Bernies first-hand experience and vast
marketing knowledge, seminar attendees will learn
how to identify their customer, select their
product, and promote their business.
Developed as a
quarterly series by the Chambers Retail and
Small Business Committee, "Better Your
Business" seminar topics were derived from
the results of the Chambers Membership
The seminar is
free of charge and open to the public. Class size
is limited to the first 20 reservations. Lunch
will be provided. Reservation deadline is Friday,
information about the seminar or other upcoming
Chamber events, contact the Chamber office at
discussions with several, in business and in city
government alike, that argue that the City should
be run more like a business. I appreciate that
viewpoint because many of the same management
techniques and principles apply to both
endeavors. There is one major difference in the
two operations however.
The overriding principle, and
responsibility of business management is to
produce a profit. All activity is judged by that
criteria. A municipality, on the other hand,
exists to serve its citizens. That is its sole
criteria and it needs funding to accomplish that,
but the gauge of a successful city government is
how efficiently it allocates the contribution of
funds from the citizens.
Conducting City business
requires more than just good business sense.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
This has been a very busy
season. Many people are complaining of general
lack of energy. Stress, heat, improper nutrition
and vacations all take their toll. We are a hurry
and rush society with me at the head of the
Spirulina -- a
natural food supplement that is easily digestible
providing an excellent cross of nutrients and
protein. It is commonly found in weight control
formulas for its ability to satisfy hunger.
Creates internal energy.
Bee Pollen --
strengthens and builds the system. It has been
used to make one "buzz" throughout the
day. It is rich in amino acids and
enzymes-natural energizers. If one has allergies
to bee sting, this is not for you. Start in small
doses and work up.
Damiana -- has
been used to treat those in an exhausted state.
Although it has been used to help balance
hormones and is often associated with increasing
sexual prowess, it is in many energy formulas.
Ginko -- is an
adoptogenic herb helping the body to deal with
stress thus burning less "stress"
energy. It is a gift for the aging as it
increases the blood flow to the brain and
extremities, improves mental clarity and helps
with other blood conditions. Much study has been
done on Ginko proving its benefits.
Ginseng -- an old
stand-by used by many to overcome stress and
weakness. Ginseng is a tonic herb and is best
used on a daily basis as it is used in the
Orient. In China it is being used as a
Herbs, being the gift they are,
may benefit one and not the other. Kind of like
what satisfies one youngster on her birthday, may
not please another.
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
If you are ready to view some
sunny scenes of farms and fields without any
rain, you will be pleased with the work we are
presenting at artCentral this week, in a new
exhibition called, "THE BACK FORTY".
Those of you who are artCentral
members got invitations which feature a beautiful
scene of Galena, Illinois by the artist, which is
the only city scene in the show. We had the
opportunity to visit Galena a year ago, and I was
not aware of this very quaint and picturesque
town on the river in Illinois which is much like
Eureka Springs in its number of historic
buildings, quaint shops and restaurants and
attractions, and most importantly to me, artists
and galleries--- a truly beautiful town!
Our featured artist, Cathy
Martin, is from Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin and
has painted some 17 beautiful small oil paintings
for this show. Ms Martin has a realistic style,
and her subject matter is of rural and nature
scenes. Her work is regularly featured at the
Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
along with work of many other artists. This
gallerys artists enjoy national reputations
and are represented in major museum collections
around the country.
An article about Cathy recently
said, "Without any formal training, this
artists paintings reveal a true intuition
through complex detailing and intriguing
compositional choices. The realism in her
paintings recounts a long history of early
mornings on the family farm and a subtle longing
for life little changed from generation to
generation." Cathy will be present with her
husband at our Opening Reception on July 13th at
6:00 and the public is invited to attend, meet
the artists, and view the two exhibits in our
galleries that evening. This exhibition remains
until August 5th.
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