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Friday, March 9, 2007 Volume XV, Number 186
Did Ya Know?... As a
part of Literacy Awareness Week, The Family
Literacy Center of Carthage, 706 Orchard will
hold an Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post #9 and the Auxiliary Unit
#9 of the American Legion will meet on March 15th
in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall at 7:00
p.m. Daylight Savings Time.
Did Ya Know?... March is
Disaster Preparedness Month. Tuesday, March 13th
at 1:30 p.m. City and Statewide sirens will be
sounded. Back up date if weather is inclement
will be Thursday, March 15.
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.
Look here, youve been
here three months and havent paid any rent
"But I thought you said it would be like
"I did, but what of it?"
"Well, I never paid any rent at home."
He has a terrible inferiority
complex and hes right. - Milton Berle
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Junior Gymnasium Class.
The junior gymnasium class
of the Y.M.C.A. did not meet yesterday afternoon as
previously announced, on account of a misunderstanding.
The meeting is postponed until next Saturday afternoon at
2 oclock, when all members are requested to be
Miss Ella Fagin has
organized a class on Mandolin, Violin, Guitar and Banjo
and will be in the city every Saturday. Anyone desiring
to study please call at 219 North Main, or H.P.
Halls jewelry store.
Dr. J.L. Tadlock, a
brother of Attorney T.C. Tadlock, arrived this morning
from Lancaster, Mo., with the intention of securing a
dwelling house and office, sending for his wife and
permanently locating here. He spent a few days with his
brother three weeks ago and was much pleased with the
License Plate Selected.
meetings and 258,084 votes cast via the Internet,
a majority selected a license plate featuring the
state bird and state flower as Missouris
new standard plate. Fifty-six percent (145,121)
of the votes cast gave a thumbs-up to a plate
showing a bluebird sitting on a hawthorn branch,
with "Show Me State" printed down the
right side. The new plate will assist law
enforcement statewide by reducing tab theft and
improving plate visibility. Internet voting
opened February 9, and closed at midnight March
The other two
plate selections received significantly fewer
votes. The plate showing reflecting text of
"Missouri" with a sun replacing the
"o" received 22.8 percent (58,949),
while another option showing a ribbon through the
"Missouri" text received 54,014 votes
truly a fun experience," said Missouri
Department of Revenue Director Trish Vincent.
"It was wonderful to be a part of the
advisory committee that designed the plates, and
for the first time, through technology, to let
Missourians have the final say through an
In 2004, state
legislators passed into law a required plate
redesign. Senate Bill 1233 authorized the License
Plate Advisory Committee to develop designs for a
new standard Missouri license plate. The
committee is made up of the superintendent of the
Missouri State Highway Patrol, the director of
Revenue, the House and Senate Transportation
Committee chairpersons, and the commissioner of
Missouri Vocational Enterprises, which by law
must produce Missouris license plates. The
approval designs meet the needs of the Highway
Patrol and allow for some features that will
dramatically increase law enforcements
ability to recognize expired plates.
Department Receives Grant.
March of Dimes Ozark Chapter Grant has awarded a
grant for $6,815.00 to Jasper County Health
Department to support their high risk prenatal
case management program that is aimed at
underserved maternal and child health needs here
in Jasper County. This program will provide
prenatal vitamin supplements to women of
childbearing age that present for a pregnancy
test and will also provide education on smoking
cessation to pregnant women. Folic Acid has been
shown to reduce the incidence of neural tube
birth defects by 70% in infants that may have
otherwise been born with diseases such as Spina
Bifida. Smoking is known to contribute to
premature births, low birth-weight infants, and
is thought to increase the incidence of
SIDs (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
grant is one of many that the March of Dimes
awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth
defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
will use the March of Dimes grant as seed money
to meet our objective of providing pregnant women
and women of childbearing age with folic acid
supplements," said Sheila Smith Pemberton,
RN, Prenatal Case Manager for the Jasper County
Health Department. "We are grateful to those
volunteers who support the March of Dimes by
participating in events like WalkAmerica and who
donate in other ways. That participation and
those donations make this grant possible,"
County Health Department is a non-profit agency
that provides many services to the community,
including prenatal case management to high-risk
pregnant women who reside within the county.
March of Dimes is a national voluntary health
agency whose mission is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects, premature
birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the
March of Dimes funds programs of research,
community services, education, and advocacy to
save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to
address the increasing rate of premature birth.
For more information, visit the March of Dimes
web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish
language Website at nacersano.org. March of Dimes
Missouri Chapter is headquartered in St. Louis,
with division offices in Cape Girardeau,
Jefferson city, Springfield, and St. Joseph. Its
website is marchofdimes.com/Missouri. For further
information contact Tony Moehr administrator at
the Jasper County Health Department,
Had a friend who when asked how a job was
goin would always reply, "Im all
done cept for finishin up."
Course no matter what stage of a
particular project youre in, I suppose your
always in the state of "finishin
I saw on onea those fix-it up
shows where a kitchen remodel took five months. I
dont care who ya are, thats a long
time to be cookin food in a microwave with
sawdust in it.
Had another friend who was
about a year and a few months into buildin
a new house. Not bein the handy type, he
had contracted all the work. He ran into another
friend who had been workin weekends and
evenins with his dad to build a home. They
got it done in a little over six months. Suppose
they were just faster in finishin up.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
What about yarrow? This
atringent herb has shown up as a decorative plant
in many flower gardens lately. You can now see it
in paprika, yellow, red, and the natural white.
It has been used to stop bleeding since the
Trojan war when Achilles used it on his soldiers.
that is where the generic name Achillea is
derived. In Culpepers journals it is noted
for use in swelling and wounds. It appeared in
the US Pharmacopeia during the 19th century. In
the 1950s an alkaloid was found to promote
blood clotting and stimulate new cell growth:
thus, it promotes healing of cuts, wounds and
burns by protecting against infection.
My favourite use of yarrow is
in the winter for colds, flu and fevers. In an
infusion (tea), it certainly displays its
bitter properties, but that is why it works so
well. The fever tea is combined with a little
honey and cayenne pepper. I have had people tell
me drinking it when you see the first chicken pox
pop out or measles will decrease the length and
severity of the skin eruptions. Although bitter,
chewing the leaves may help a toothache. Forget
where I read it, but I also read that you can use
it as a hair rinse to stop hair loss.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Here we go again! A new show
with more wonderful paintings by TWO fabulous
artists opens at artCentral and Hyde House this
Friday the 9th!
As promised, in the Main
Gallery is the show entitled "A COLOR
EXPLOSION!: My Adventures With Pastels" by
Sarcoxie artist Mary Lou Reed, a group of very
well priced pastel paintings that are definitely
NOT "pastel". Mary Lous florals,
landscapes and people are all very vividly
depicted in texture and strong color---
definitely not what some might think of
"sweet, old-fashioned pastel drawings".
All crisply matted in white and framed mainly in
mat-black frames, these works are ready to be
appreciated. Mary Lou told me when we last talked
that she began studying art seriously in 1951 at
Maryhurst College in Oswego, Oregon, just outside
of Portland. He teacher for painting was Sister
Miriam Clare. Later, in 1974, she returned to the
study of art after marrying and having her
children. It was at the Maude Kerns Art Center in
Eugene, Oregon that her instructor in traditional
painting, Anne McCosh, noticed her particular
technique and asked under whom had she studied?
Mary Lou answered and Anne noted that the nun had
been one of her own fathers students at the
University of Oregon many years before!
We still have room in Mary
Lous Pastel Workshop on Saturday and
hopefully Sunday to continue as the class
decides, so call me at 417 358 4404 and sign up
for what looks to be a very fun class on
My surprise is the incredible
show that we are pleased to have been offered in
the "eleventh hour" by Joplin painter
Frank Young, in the Member Gallery. Frank
attended one of our shows late last year and
introduced himself as a new resident of Joplin,
and a "plein-air" painter. This simply
means an artist who prefers to paint on site in
the outdoors in order to take advantage of the
true light and conditions at the time of the
execution of the work. Later, at a second show,
Frank again re-introduced himself and asked about
artCentral and the possibility of showing his
work here. Early last week I viewed for the first
time the magnificent oil paintings he has done
since moving to Joplin, and you will be treated
to a sampling of 12 of the smaller works and 2
larger pieces if you come to this show. This show
is entitled "SMALL TOWN" and the
subject of each of these paintings, oil on
masonite board, is just that--- scenes from a
small town. This includes streets and houses,
downtowns and rural settings, all beautifully
depicted in beautiful light and shade. I hope to
feature Frank later next year in a larger show in
the Main Gallery, but could not pass up the
opportunity to introduce Carthage and the area to
this fine painter and his work. More on Frank and
his background next week. I hope to see many of
you in the gallery at the Opening on Friday or in
the days following to view what I think is one of
our best offerings yet!
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