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Friday, June 1, 2007 Volume XV, Number 245
Did Ya Know?... A Brats
& Dogs fundraiser for Kelcey Schlichting will
be held Saturday, June 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in
the Powerhouse, 430 W. Elk. $3 Adult, $2
Children. Proceeds go towards Kenceys
travel expenses to the National Braille
Did Ya Know?... A golf
tournament will be held Friday, June 1 at
Municipal Golf Course. 1:30 p.m. shotgun start -
$50.00 per player - prizes, lunch and fun
contests. $50.00 per player. Proceeds help offset
the cost of summer football camps for Carthage
High School football team.
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library monthly
booksale has been cancelled for June 2007while
the Library is still in the process of moving
into the new addition.
Did Ya Know?... Advanced
tickets for the June 8 Faris Family Concert are
available at the Powers Museum and Oldies and
Oddities Mall on the Square. Tickets are $7 or
adults, under 12 free.
How do you keep from getting
I have a secret - not one
chance in a thousand to get sunburned.
What is it?
I wear an overcoat.
What kind of fish are those?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Flower thieves are again
making life miserable for Carthage residents. Justice
Garlands flower beds at his home on Howard street
were robbed a short time ago, and he was in hopes they
would pass him in the future. But not so. The pretty
tulips and other flowers Mr. Garland takes so much pains
with were too tempting to be let alone and last night
everyone of them were stolen.
Maj. Harding of Clinton
avenue was also a sufferer from these depredators. In
Cassil Place, P. J. Lehnhardts flowers were
recently taken, and several others report losses from
midnight prowlers. Severe measures are being planned to
capture and punish these flower thieves, one gentleman
saying he was contemplating torpedoes around his flower
Mrs. D.C. Hamilton will
arrive from Kansas City today for a visit at the home of
Relay For Life
June 1, 2007 marks
the 12th annual Carthage Relay For
Life. Survivors and current cancer patients,
their families, businesses, civic organizations,
and the public are invited to take part in this
exciting event. Relay For Life takes place from 7
pm on Friday, June 1, 2007 until 7 am on
Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Central Park in
Carthage. This years theme of
"Lets Toon Out Cancer"
promises a good time for all. For more
information on the Relay For Life, please contact
Crystal Jones at 358-6862 or Kathy Hill at
The planning of the 41st Annual
Maple Leaf Festival hosted by the Carthage
Chamber of Commerce is underway. The week-long
festival, which brings over 50,000 visitors to
the local community, is scheduled for October
"The planning committee
met just last month," said John Bode,
Chamber President. "We are currently in the
process of compiling event information from the
community to create the festivals brochure
that will be distributed throughout the
four-state region later this summer."
Over 12,000 event brochures
will be printing in English and another 3,000 in
Spanish for this years event. Event
planners may include their event information in
the brochure for a $25 fee which will help offset
the printing costs. The deadline to submit event
entries is Friday, June 22nd. Call the Chamber at
358-2373 for an event submission form and
The Planning Committee is also
accepting Grand Marshall nominees through Friday,
"Carthage residents are
asked to submit their nominees for Grand
Marshall" said Bode. "Grand Marshall
candidates must be current or past residents of
Carthage who have made a significant and positive
impact on the community and its residents
throughout their lifetime."
Past Grand Marshalls include
George Beimdiek, Ray Grace, Laural Rosenthal,
Detective Laverne Williams, Harold Short, Marvin
Van Gilder, and Senator Richard M. Webster.
For more festival information,
contact the Chamber at 358-2373.
When I was growin
up most youd hear different levels of
complaince to ethics. There were those who were
"too honest for their own good."
Then there were the ones ya
didnt know bout for sure. They were
"pretty honest folks, I suppose."
Next level was the ones that ya
tell your friends, "ya gotta watch that
Course the worst was the fella
that would "steal from his own mother, if he
figured hed get away with it."
But the other factor that was
important was intent. If a lawn mower blew up the
second time ya mowed, unless the neighbor ya
bought it from knew it was junk, ya didnt
blame him any. Sometimes that happens. But ya
probly wouldnt buy a pitch fork from
that guy without thinkin bout it
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Why bother to take vitamins?
What is the "right" way to eat? Our
fast food society looks at a salad bar and that
is our answer to all our nutritional needs. Our
local drive thru establishments probably account
for 30-50% of meals for an average family. This,
my friends, is what we call "filler
food." It fills us up, but does not meet our
According to studies, the
average American is deficient in trace minerals,
enzymes and vitamins. It has been stated that a
B-12 deficiency may account for early dementia, a
lack of chromium may result in hypoglycemia or
diabetes, mineral shortages aggravate arthritic
conditions, preservatives and additives may be a
major cause of behavioral problems and on and on.
The ideal is to get all we need
from our food, but if you know you are among the
millions of Americans who are not eating plenty
of fresh vegetables, grains, fruits, dairy and
meat on a daily basis or if stress depletes your
intake; vitamin and/or herbal supplementation may
be necessary. Ask your professional practitioner,
read some books and listen to your body.
This brief rundown may give you
Vitamin A - necessary to new
cell growth. Helps fight infection. Beta-carotene
is a precursor to A, and has received lots of
press as an antioxidant.
Vitamin K - essential for
normal liver functioning and maintaining
vitality. Required for blood clotting.
Zinc - a necessity in healing
process. Aids enzymes in digestion. Important for
healthy reproductive organs, especially in men.
Vitamin B-12 - powerful blood
building factor. Important factor in maintaining
a healthy nervous system, including brain cells.
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.
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