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Friday, March 16, 2007 Volume XV, Number 191

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Class of 2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a 2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500 tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. $20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be responsible for all taxes, title fees, license, registration and insurance costs.

Did Ya Know?... Throughout March the McCune-Brooks Hospital lab will offer Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits free. Call 359-2432 for more information.

today's laugh

Customer: I see you advertise an unlimited variety of sandwiches. Give me an elephant steak sandwich on rye.
Waiter: I’m sorry, sir. We can’t start an elephant just for one sandwich.

Instructor: If I tear a piece of paper into four pieces, what do I get?
Student: Quarters
Instructor: And if I divide it into eight pieces?
Student: And if I divide it into eight thousand parts?
Student: Confetti.

"What do you mean by arguing with that customer? Don’t you know our rule? The customer is always right!"
"I know it. But he insisted that he was wrong."

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

An Afternoon Party.

Misses Virginia Sayler and Marguerite Dinsmore delightfully entertained a party of young lady friends at the home of the latter on West Third street this afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30. Misses Julia McElroy and Edith Sayler assisted the hostesses in serving and receiving. Those present were Misses Fay Smith, Edith Scott, Alpha Junkin, Elsie McElroy, Myra Moore, Ada Dexter, Eunice Knepper, Charolette Reed, Sallie Schooler, Ollie Boland, Nell Hamilton, Julia Mitchell, Laura Clark, Nell Scott, Marie Wetzel, Edith Price, Edna Givens, Jean McClurg, Etta Burch and Eunice Platt.

Just at present S.W. Hanford thinks the person who will milk another man’s cow is about the meanest person on the pike. Last night his cow was a little late in getting home from Kellogg’s pasture, and when she finally arrived, had not a drop of milk for her young calf. The cow is supposed to have been held up and milked on the way home.


Today's Feature

Benefit for Malaria No More.

Cub Scout Pack 9, Sponsored by First United Methodist Church in Carthage, will hold a benefit dinner to raise funds for bed netting to be distributed to families in Africa through the Malaria No More Organization.

The Italian dinner is $15.00 per person, $10.00 of that will be donated to the Malaria No More Organization. Things will get off to a roaring start March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at 2000 Grand (Fairview and Grand) in Carthage. Cub Scout Pack 9 asks that reservations be made by March 16 which can be done by forwarding checks made payable to Cub Scout Pack 9 to 617 S. Main, Carthage, MO 64836 or by contacting Cub Master Mike Selsor at 417-793-0979 or Assistant Cub Master Sharon Newman at 417-358-0602.

According to a news release from Cub Scout Pack 9, one child dies in Africa every 30 seconds from malaria. At least one million infants and children under five in sub-Saharan Africa die each year from the mosquito-borne disease. While this disease is a great threat, malaria is both preventable and treatable if addressed properly and quickly. Cub Scout Pack 9 hopes that Carthage residents will make reservations to help put an end to Malaria.

Just Jake Talkin'
Onea the bad things about sunny days is carryin’ sunglasses in the pocket of a short sleeve shirt.

Ever’ time ya bend over to pick somethin’ up, they fall out. Then when ya bend over to pick up your glasses, your pen falls out. After ya finally locate your pen from where it landed when ya kicked it across the floor and bend over to pick it up, your glasses fall out again. It’s like Lucy and Dezzie in onea their bad movies.

I’ve been shoppin’ for onea those straps ta hook on the ear piece like my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Evans had. Then I’d not only secure my sunglasses, but have a place to hang my pen. If I get onea those elastic types, I could use it for a sling shot and really give my pen a ride. Somethin’ I think I tried in the fourth grade once.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Spring has sprung, but don’t let your guard down to colds and flu. Many people come down with serious cases of spring colds and sinus infections. The following are a few ways to increase your resistance.

1. Drink plenty of liquids. Fluids support the body by preventing dehydration of the respiratory tract. Soups, warm beverages and water are the best choices.

2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Most people catch a virus by rubbing their nose, eyes or mouth after touching something handled by a person who has a cold. There are convenient antibacterial lotions/soaps available which require no water. Excellent choice for those times when you are shopping or other times when washing is not convenient.

3. Increase your intake of Vitamins A, C and Zinc.

4. Increase your calcium intake. You get aches and pains when lack of calcium in the white blood cells causes calcium depletion in the bones.

5. Get plenty of rest and sleep, and defend your health with good food based supplements, minerals and vitamins.

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

Thanks to the CARTHAGE PRESS and two great reporters, we had 2 very successful events again at the Hyde House this past weekend. Michael Shelton came out and photographed the work of Mary Lou Reed and Frank Young last Wednesday, and the Thursday article was very helpful in getting our visitors interested. The opening night went very well with a good crowd, and beautiful flowers galore to make the gallery smell so much like spring! Then on Saturday we had seven ladies come who were interested to know how to replicate Mary Lou’s great style, and a young reporter for the PRESS came out and created a wonderful full page layout for the Sunday paper documenting our adventures in pastels! It was a busy weekend.

I promised last week to tell you a bit more about our featured MEMBER GALLERY artist, Frank Young, of Joplin Missouri. Frank is originally from Kansas and grew up in the mid-west. Showing an artistic promise while in lower school, he was encouraged to further his education in art, and for formal training, went on to attend and graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute. While there, he was schooled in the old methods; to look for the shapes and not to paint the objects, to learn color relationships and values and to paint those. He gained a strong appreciation for drawing during this time. He continued in art, and while at the University of Cincinnati seeking a Masters Degree, he experimented with various painting approaches. However, while there he learned some ways in which he did not want to paint, and returned to the painting he knew.

Detouring from painting for pleasure for the next 30 years while working for the Department of Defense in Washington, he went into the publications field and worked with writers, illustrators, and printers. The terrain in Virginia did not capture his artistic interest, and upon his retirement, he chose to return to the mid-west and scenes he remembered. Choosing Joplin for it’s central location, he feels he is in a "hub" where travel is easy and living cheap. He maintains a studio in his home there, as he as always done. He is not currently exhibiting in any other galleries, but is choosing now where he will exhibit his work. "On snowy or rainy days, I stay in my studio and utilize sketches that I have made on location, a reduction lens, mirrors to visually invert the canvas, and other inside tricks to achieve a better perspective. I believe that any scene is beautiful under the right conditions and if you are willing to see the beauty in it!"

Frank Young and Mary Lou Reed will remain in our galleries until March 25th.

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