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Friday, June 29, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 10

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Rolling Thunder Chapter #3, MO will hold a 7 Card Stud Poker Run on Saturday, June 30. Check in is at 4:00 p.m. sharp at the VFW in Carthage. First out 10 a.m. last out 12 noon. The run - $10.00 Drawings for door prizes, meal after the run. 358-8816 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes through Friday, June 29th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular trash pickup, between 8 p.m. and midnight. It is recommended to turn off attic and window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate area.

Did Ya Know?... Beimdiek Insurance will host their 4th annual Salute a Veteran Blood Drive on June 29th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 303 West Third Street. First time donors should bring photo ID. For more info call 358-4007.

Did Ya Know?... A Veteran’s Information Seminar concerning changes in benefits will be held on June 30th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Hall in Carthage. All Veterans and families of veterans are encouraged to attend.

today's laugh

Your pulse is steady as a clock.
You’ve got your hand on my wristwatch.

She showed him a picture of her father holding her on his knee when she was a baby and he asked, "Who’s the ventriloquist?"

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

Would Not Name a Receiver.

Judge Perkins held court long enough yesterday afternoon to hear an application for a receivership in which the Inter-State Oil Co., of Kansas City were plaintiffs and Walker Bros., of Joplin and H.P. Scott of Kansas City were the defendants. A.E. Speveer, of Joplin and H.P.Scott of Kansas City, were the attorneys for the former and H.S. Miller and Thomas Dolan of Joplin the attorneys for the latter.

Walker Bros. have a contract to handle the oil business of the Inter-State Oil Co. at Joplin. The latter asked that the business of the former be placed in the hands of a receiver immediately, during the recess of court, in order that he might handle the business safely until they could get into court at next term with a case to secure settlement. They claimed that Walker Bros.’ business was in an unsatisfactory condition and that their own interests so far as they were connected therewith, were thereby jeopardized.

Walker Bros.’ claim was that the application was to get out of their control a business which they had carefully built up and which would suffer in the hands of any outsider put in to handle the business as a receiver. The judge denied the application for a receiver.


Today's Feature

Humane Society Changes Lawyers.

The Carthage Humane Society has hired a new lawyer. Dee Wampler, of Springfield is to represent the Society to answer the petitions filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon. Wampler replaces Jim Spradling, of Carthage, who has been representing the Society free of charge.

The petition filed by Nixon cites allegations of taking assets for personal use, gross mismanagement and animal abuse at the Humane Society. A second petition was filed by Nixon requesting the removal of the Humane Society’s Executive Director David Butler, Board President Charles Miller and Treasurer Bill Johnson.

On June 18, Circuit Judge Gayle Crane issued preliminary order in the quo warranto, or legal request for a cause of action. The order states that the Society must file an answer for the quo warranto within 30 days of when they are served and, to protect the assets of the Humane Society until the resolution of the case, all expenditures must be approved by the full board. Checks and withdrawals must be signed by two directors, excluding David Butler, Charles Miller and Bill Johnson.

Just Jake Talkin'
Seems like most folks are always tryin’ to make what they’ve got look bigger than life or at least bigger than what it is.

I suppose that says somethin’ ‘bout the world we live in or at least the folks that live in it. There’s always somethin’ a little wrong in anything we do. As a City, there should always be a sense of urgency when it comes to improvin’ the quality of life for the citizens. But there should also be a sense of appreciation for the quality that’s here now.

There’s nothing’ wrong with wantin’ to put up a good showin’ for folks and bein’ proud of the accomplishments that have been worked on. With any progress, there are always gonna be some glitches ever now and then. The trick is ta allow enough tolerance for a mistake or two.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

The old debate between traditional and non-traditional treatments has come up a couple more than the usual times this week. Since you keep asking, I will remind you of my personal position regarding this matter.

I am of the personal opinion that we have the best choices available these days to utilize the "best of both worlds." I think if one has a condition which needs a good diagnosis, go to a place where you can get one. We have 20th century diagnostic tools which are remarkable. Isolate the condition, consult with your physician and educate yourself to the various treatments available THEN make an educated choice. Educate yourself on the alternative treatments which are available and seek some guidance from those with experience in those areas. Anyone worth their title should give you the time you request for information or at least the courtesy to help you find a place to get resources of information.

The key here is making choices which are not fear based, but based on accurate information. Taking responsibility fro one’s own health is not always easy, but if you are struggling with your health and are not satisfied with what you are hearing form one source, ask another and another and continue to do some research until you are satisfied. Keep in mind that some conditions require immediate action and others do not. We would want to spend some intensive study time if you are dealing with cancer as opposed to a digestive disorder which only bothers you when you overeat.

Prevention and good nutrition are much easier to practice than cures. Use it on a daily basis. Changes in patterns of "body abuse" begin with one small step and incorporate into a new lifestyle as time goes by.

We are the caretakers of this body and owe it to ourselves and those whom are affected by us to take the time to figure out what makes us tick.

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Next week is a holiday week, and artCentral will be closed, so there is much to do now to get ready for the exhibition opening July 13th! Our featured artist is Cathy Martin of Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin. Cathy has only been to Carthage once, to attend the wedding of her son Tony to a local girl, Diana Royer. Later, the art connection began when her daughter, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse art student Lindsey Martin, applied to serve as summer intern to artCentral for the next few months. As we were losing intern Alyson DeBoutez to college graduation, I quickly agreed, and Lindsey sent an impressive group of referral letters my way which included several art professors at her university who recommended her highly. She has been involved in not only photography but in scenic and theater design as well as photorealistic painting. Lindsey arrived just a day before the opening night of the last exhibition, the Annual Membership Show, and spent the entire evening held hostage in our kitchen where she met a lot of our folks while doing a huge amount of kitchen work! Lindsey will be featured in our Member Gallery at the time of her mother’s showing in the Main Gallery, and her work reflects a love of photography as well as a talent for turning her black and white photographs into beautiful but much larger version black and white paintings! Her show is entitled, CAMERA OR BRUSH? Next week I will tell you about our featured artist, Lindsey’s mother Cathy, who, along with her husband, will be present for our opening night.

artCamp classes continue to fill, and please don’t delay much longer in getting your child’s registration form turned back in to us. We look forward to a great school this year!

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