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Friday, March 2, 2007 Volume XV, Number 181
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to
benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00
each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut,
Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up
eggs at the Center, 706 Orchard, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?... Rolling
Thunder will hold a Chili Feed and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 3 from 12:00 noon to ? in VFW
Post #2590, intersection of 96 and 171 Highways,
Carthage. Public Invited, male, female, children.
$5.00 adult, $3.00 Child.
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used book sale on Saturday, March 3
from 8 a.m. until noon, in the Library Annex, 510
S. Garrison Ave.
Did Ya Know?...
Volunteers are available to assist with Missouri
Property Tax Credit Claims at the C.A.N. D.O.
Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd. Mondays from 9 a.m. to
I intend to live forever. So
far, so good. - Steven Wright
To me, a night at the opera is
watching a play I dont like, sung in a
language I dont understand, wearing a
tuxedo that doesnt fit.
I have nothing but respect for
you, and not much of that. - Groucho Marx
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Misses Nichols and Friend,
of Carthage, spent Sunday with the parents of several of
the pupils of Miss Nichols, who is one of the popular
teachers of our school.
Denny, little son of Alex
Buckles, while sitting astride the gate of a coal car,
was thrown to the ground by the gate falling down. His
leg was broken in two places. He is now getting along
Gastin Dickson, who had
his foot very badly smashed at the Mohawk plant recently,
is improving as well as can be expected. The great toe
was amputated Friday.
The electric line trolley
wire broke yesterday morning about 10 oclock at the
first lane west of Morgans switch. Some six poles
were torn down and passengers were transferred until
nearly 6 oclock. The wire was again up last night
and the finishing touches are being put to it today.
Relay Teams Now
The Relay For Life
of Carthage is approaching. Teams can be
registered today by calling Tracy Ackerman, Team
Recruitment, at 358-8131 ext. 3311 or Joette
Blades at the American Cancer Society at (417)
627-7506 or (888) 379-2233.
current cancer patients, their families,
businesses, civic organizations, and the public
are invited to take part in this exciting team
event. Relay For Life takes place from 7 p.m. on
Friday, June 1, 2007 until 7 a.m. on Saturday,
June 2, 2007 at Central Park in Carthage.
Teams of eight to
15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to
participate in the largest fundraising walk in
the nation. Relay For Life brings together
friends, families, businesses, hospitals,
people from all walks of
life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay,
all with the goal of supporting a cure for
Life brings the progress against cancer to the
forefront," said Crystal Jones, event
co-chair. "Many participants are our family,
friends, and neighbors who have had cancer
themselves. Their involvement is proof of the
progress that has been made not just in cancer
cure rates, but also in the quality of life
following cancer treatment."
raised enable us to continue our investment in
the fight against cancer through research,
education, advocacy, and services to
patients," said Ms. Jones. With the
generosity of corporate sponsors and participants
involvement with relay, the money goes directly
to the American Cancer Societys lifesaving
Cancer Society is the nationwide,
community-based, voluntary health organization
dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health
problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and
diminishing suffering from cancer through
research, education, advocacy, and service. To
learn more about the American Cancer
Societys research, prevention, advocacy,
patient services, and early detection programs,
call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The Jasper County
tax books will be closed until March 5, 2007.
During that time, no assessments can be entered
into the computer for processing. Those who did
not file by March 1 will not be able purchase
license plates for their automobiles until the
books reopen. This will primarily impact those
whose licenses are due in February.
No Stench Detected on
The town where I grew up
didnt have a library. We had ta go to the
"City" some sixteen miles away to check
out a book.
Course the schools had
libraries that the students used on a fairly
regular basis, but nothin like the Carnegie
in the city.
Back then ya had to learn how
ta use the Dewey Decimal System if ya wanted to
locate anything in the library. I suppose
computer search is the method of choice now.
Theres been lots a talk
about the "paperless society" of the
future, but Im guessin it will be at
lease another hunderd years fore that makes
much impact. There is still somethin unique
about sittin in a quiet library and
browsin through a thick reference book.
Hearin pages bein turned and an
occasional cough or chuckle from the folks across
the table are part of the experience.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Browsing through Michael Murray,
N.D.s expanded version of The Healing Power
of Herbs, I was pleased to see his clear
explanation of the usage of bromelain. I
personally have used it for inflammation and find
it quite effective.
Bromelain is an enzyme which
aids the digestion of protein. It is derived from
"Commercial bromelain has
been reported to exert a wide variety of
pharmacological effects: digestion assistance,
anti inflammatory activity, burn debridement,
prevention of swelling, smooth muscle relaxation,
inhibition of blood platelet aggregation,
enhancement of antibiotic absorption, ulcer
prevention, sinusitis relief, appetite
inhibition, shortening of birth labor and
enhancement of wound healing."
Bromelain was introduced as a
therapeutic agent in 1957 and has more than 200
scientific papers on its therapeutic
In the early research using
entiric coated bromelain was not as effective as
the later research in which the coating was
removed and larger more adequate dosages were
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
One year ago I began attempting
to build the active membership of artCentral back
to where it had been in its strong past. As
I received the directorship from two previous
directors who had NOT lived in Carthage, I
realized that many Carthage people (including
myself) had dropped away over the years, for
whatever reason. Though these two directors had
done a good job in other areas of management,
ones strength was improvement of the
grounds and the others, improvement of
overall show quality and management, the local
memberships had suffered. Membership increased.
Now, twelve months later, I am again attempting
to build on that strong beginning by re-enlisting
those who became active members last year, and I
thank those who have renewed. In addition, I made
membership an item of business at this
months board meeting by asking the 9 board
members to suggest additional folks who needed to
be contacted for new membership this year. A list
I have designated February and
March "Membership Months" and will be
sending out letters with requests to many new
individuals in addition to others previously
contacted. I hope in doing this I can convince
the area public that belonging to artCentral is
an investment in the area art community and
therefore worthwhile. Membership in artCentral
insures that you are kept aware of the happenings
at the Hyde House, its openings and special
events, classes and workshops. Member artists are
encouraged to hold art showings if they so
desire, and several have done so in both the Main
and Member Galleries. Members who are not artists
are encouraged to participate in workshops and
other events, bring their children to artCamp in
the summer, use the house for special events if
needed. Now, granted, a non-member can do many of
these things too, so you may ask, why join?
Isnt it more satisfying to have a bit of
ownership in something you enjoy? All of our
members are appreciated for what they do each
year when they send their generous contributions
in the form of dues--- many go ahead and join on
the Patron or Benefactor level, and some even
higher. Because of these generous people we are
able to bring to the community art that is
available to be seen by everybody, and provide a
venue for area artists as well. Without our
members we would not have the operating expenses
to continue, and it is only through the
collective assistance from our community, the
generosity of local businesses to assist in
underwriting a show, and the publicity that we
receive from local media , that we remain a
visible art presence in the Ozarks. My thanks to
you all for what you have done and will do in the
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