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Friday, May 25, 2007 Volume XV, Number 241

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Appliances (compressor removed) may be dropped off at the Carthage Recycling and Compost Center through May 26. Up to four tires (without rims) per household will also be allowed at the Center during that time. Call 237-7010 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... Due to Monday, May 28th being a holiday observed by the City, the City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes through Friday, May 25th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular trash pickup, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. It is recommended that citizens turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in the immediate area.

today's laugh

I can see that you won’t be convinced, and I’m not going to stand here any longer and waste my good breath on you.

Don’t fool yourself. Your breath isn’t so good.

I saw you with the toughest man in town yesterday - you were both eating hamburgers. What do you have in common with that terrible man?


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

A Persistent Charivari.

Alfred M. Scott and bride at the corner of Oak and Orner streets were heartily charivaried last night by about 25 or 30 boys with girls and women looking on. The exercises began early but after continuing for an hour it was found that the couple was not at home and the crowd dispersed.

The bride and groom afterwards slipped home but their return became known and the chariviers rallied their forces and kept up a din until midnight. They say the groom treated handsomely before they left.

Bought Thirteen Mules.

Tangner & Brosius bought 13 handsome young mules from Lister Bros. the first of the week from their drove of 50 or more on their big Lawrence county farm.

Miss Hilma Martin arrived last night on the Missouri Pacific for an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. M. Edstrom


Today's Feature

Memorial Day Service

A Memorial Day Service will be held May 28th beginning at 9:30 p.m. in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Heartland Band is scheduled to begin the event, playing from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

At 10 a.m. Jerry Chapman of the American Legion Post 9 will call the program to order. A prayer will be offered by Sunny Elder of the VFW, followed by the posting of colors and the pledge of allegiance, led by Jerry Chapman.

The Heartland Band will play the National Anthem after which Sunny Elder will place a wreath at the Memorial, in memory of the U.S. Service members who have passed. Heartland Band will then play "God of our Fathers," after which will be a flag folding ceremony.

The Heartland Band is to play "God Bless America" prior to the closing prayer, and the band will close the program by playing "Taps."

The Memorial Day program is sponsored by the Carthage Veterans Alliance and the Park Cemetery owners and staff. In case of inclement weather service will be moved to Memorial Hall and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Just Jake Talkin'

I don’t think humans will ever grow outa the idea that we are supposed ta be outside. No matter how comfortable we make it inside, it just doesn’t seem the same as when the weather is nice and sittin’ on the porch.

I’ve seen folks that put up a glass porch and fill it with plants and put a little pond over in the corner. I don’t blame ‘em for tryin’, but it still isn’t the same as bein’ out with the mosquitoes and the gnats.

Lotsa folks use sports as an excuse to be outside. Softball and the like. Bicycle ridin’. Joggin’. Seems like we can all come up with good reasons for bein’ outside. I haven’t ever heard anyone say, "it’s too nice ta be outside."

There’s nothin’ like a little sunshine and some fresh air to get the attitude in shape and get ya ready for the weekend chores.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Many people enjoy cooking out this time of year. Vegetarian burgers grill nicely and do not fall apart like the old ones. If you make up the mix from the box rather than buy the frozen ones, the key is to refrigerate the mix for a few hours before forming into patties. The patties cook up like a hamburger, so if you want them to cook evenly, make the patty the same thickness.

Now the real treat is fish on the grill. It takes a bit more talent, but many fisherman in this area have it down to a real art. On a recent trip to the Buffalo River, a gentleman in the cabin next door was roughing it by cooking his fish wrapped in foil in the DISHWASHER with the heat cycle only. Go figure!! Personally, I like that grilled routine. Fish are a healthy form of protein, easily digested and high in the right oils. Here are a couple of suggestions for cooking some salmon and some halibut cheeks (which taste like scallops for half the price).

1 lb. pkg halibut cheeks

lemon slices

white wine to cover

dill to taste

Put all into heavy duty foil. Add about 1/2 c. white wine and several lemon slices sprinkle with dill weed (or lemon pepper ) cook about 20 min. or until liquid is absorbed. Cut in small wedges and enjoy as you would a scallop or any excellent fish.

If the halibut cheek sounds to exotic for you, then try grilled halibut by placing the steak on a well-greased grill a few inches above the hot coals brushing frequently with oil and a light spray of garlic juice (easy & convenient spray bottle) turn when half cooked, brush with oil and sprinkle dill.

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

There is much activity here at artCentral working to get all the things displayed and hung that were brought in last week for the ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW here at the Hyde House. This is an annual event, and entry is open to all artist-members of artCentral regardless of level, so we are enjoying a mixture of advanced as well as beginning work. This year’s show begins June 1, Friday night at 6:00, with the barbeque, and the public is invited to attend. This is a fun evening where we gather casually outside to eat and visit, and music will be present again this year!

I am excited to report that 38 artists are exhibiting, and many are first-time show entrants, so that is encouraging. Those 38 artists brought to me 116 pieces of art! That has to be a record, and needless to say, all of that art will not fit into our gallery spaces, so I have had to "curate" a few pieces from some of the more "prolific" artists, and this brings us to the "best of the best"! I thank all for their entries, and will elaborate in future articles about some of the specific pieces. There should be something here for every art taste.

If you plan to join us for the Opening Barbeque, just know that the meat and drinks are provided, and that guests just need to bring a side-dish or dessert, if you would. We have several special activities planned for that evening as well, and among those is a book signing by Jacquie Potter, a special thanks to our college intern Alyson DeBoutez, a dedication to one of our valued "pioneer members, as well as the unveiling of the 2 Lowell Davis mural plans that will go on display. There is a lot going on that night and you need to be with us! The four art awards will be announced, including a new award entitled THE UNDERWRITER’S AWARD which is courtesy of this year’s underwriter, McCune Brooks Hospital. We thank Bob Copeland and the folks there for their willingness to be a part of our show and thank them heartily for their generosity in underwriting. Our judge is Eunice Waller, from the Waverly House Gallery in Springfield, and Beth Simmons will select the Underwriter’s Award winner. The MEMBERSHIP SHOW will remain in the gallery until June 17th.

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