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Friday, May 4, 2007 Volume XV, Number 226
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Odyssey of the Mind teams will hold a
Biscuit & Gravy feed and a giant 20-Family
Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the Carthage Junior High. All you care to
eat, $3.00. Benefits from the fundraiser will
help send three teams to the Odyssey of the Mind
World Finals Competition at Michigan State
Did Ya Know?... Although
the City-Wide Cleanup will not be held this year,
the City-Wide Yard Sale is still on the schedule.
Dates for the sale are May 4 and 5.
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used booksale from 8:00 a.m. until
noon on Saturday, May 5 in the Library Annex, 510
S. Garrison Ave.
I bought a new cow today.
Does she give milk?
Not really, you kinda have to take it away from
Didnt you guarantee when
you sold me this car that you would replace
anything that broke?
Yes, sir. What is it?
Well then, I believe you owe me a new garage
You are accused of shooting
squirrels out of season. Have you any plea?
Yes, your honor. Self-defense.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Isaiah Elting Found
In Justice Woodwards
court today Isaiah Elting was found guilty of plowing up
Geo. Schultzs garden patch and was fined one dollar
and costs. The case grew out of a misunderstanding
between the two gentlemen over a contract in which the
garden patch was involved. It has not been definitely
settled yet but it is understood that Mr. Elting will
appeal the case to circuit court.
Lost a $200 Diamond.
James Luke returned
Thursday night from his trip to New Orleans. He reports
the loss of a $200 diamond while in the "Crescent
City." It was taken from his shirt front while
riding on a crowded street car. It was not missed until
he got to his hotel a few minutes afterward but he is
convinced that it was lost on the street car and that
some thief plucked it up. Mr. Luke reports otherwise a
Gardening will be
jut as much fun as ever with a variety of
"giftable" items added to the grand
collection of perennials offered at the Ozark
Gateway Master Gardener Plant Sale.
The seventh annual
sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, May 12 at Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St.,
located across from Municipal Park in Carthage.
patio-ready plantings and blooming African
violets will be available for Mothers Day
gifts. Of course, perennials will be available in
abundance. Perennials are plants that return year
The wide selection
include old-time favorites, columbine, coral
bells, salvia, daylilies, peonies, creeping
phlox, hostas, veronica, chrysanthemums and the
lily of the valley. Herbs are always popular too.
Pots of basil, chives, catmint, catnip, parsley,
thyme, oregano, origanum and white yarrow are
ready for planting.
A nice variety of
trees and shrubs have been started by the master
gardeners. Flowering almond, crepe myrtle,
viburnum, hydrangea and rose of Sharon will be
available. Sassafras and pussy willow seedlings
have been started.
groundcover, grasses, bulbs and a nice variety of
annuals will be ready for planting and all are
available at very reasonable prices.
give back to their communities with volunteer
service after receiving 30 hours of
university-level training. Classes are held each
year. Among the groups volunteer projects
are working with youth at Turn Around Ranch, and
growing vegetables to share with participants at
Members are out
sharing their knowledge at Joplins Earth
Day, Joplin Recycling Center, Webb City
Environmental Day, Joplin Boomtown Days and at
celebrations at George Washington Carver. They
also operate the hotline for gardening questions
at the University of Missouri Extension office
for four months each year. Gardening projects
include Carthage Public Library Gardens, Brady
Building Rehab Center, Vantage Point and Ozark
Regional Land Trust. Proceeds from the event help
fund these various projects.
I never was what anyone would call an avid
fisherman by any stretch of the imagination. I
was able ta catch enough from time to time in my
younger days to develop a likin for the
taste of catfish.
suppose catfishin is one of the more
relaxin types. At least the way I was
exposed to it. Parents seem ta be the real
benefactors. Any adult I ever went fishin
with seemed obsessed with the idea that catfish
could hear even the slightest noise on the bank.
As Ive grown older, I think that may just
be an excuse for the adult ta get a little peace
and quiet. Its not often you can get a kid
ta be quiet for more than a few seconds. But
stick a fishin pole in the kids
hands, and theyve gotta be silent.
Now thats real quality
time with the family.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
By Mari An Willis
Rain, Rain go away come again
another day! Thank goodness for rubber boots and
Diet season is upon us. Some of
the tried and true methods are still popular
among those in the know....meaning those of us
who have dieted most of our lives. Among some of
the products the active ingredient may be Ma
Haung or ephedra. This herb certainly has a place
in herbal blends, but one MUST be aware that it
"speeds up metabolism" because it
stimulates the central nervous system. According
to the PDR for Herbal Medicine, it is used in
diseases of the respiratory tract including
asthma, cardiovascular stimulation and as a
stimulant. The contraindications include
"states of anxiety and restlessness, high
blood pressure, angle-closure glaucoma" and
more. It may have an interaction with many drugs
and has the potential for becoming addictive with
extended or overuse. Just because an herb is
naturally occurring does not automatically mean
it is perfectly safe or has no potential
side-effects. I feel as an herb specialist it is
necessary to raise awareness of these
potentialities. Growing right here is a commonly
used weed for appetite depression, chickweed.
Some have combined it with celery for a weight
loss formula. In Louise Tenneys
Todays Herbal Health, celery "should
be cooked with milk and eaten freely to
neutralize uric acid and other excess acids in
the body." It also acts as a mild diuretic
helping to rid the body of excess fluids. As in
any new diet plan, one should consult their
physician if they are on medications or have
other health problems. With a little study and a
good look at ones self, you will probably be able
to find a way to lose unwanted pounds.
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
An exciting project is about to
begin here at artCentral. Because of a very
generous donation to us by a good friend of
artCentral, Wendy Christensen, we will be
offering to our community the opportunity to bid
on and purchase two original pieces of "art
You may remember reading, the
30th anniversary was observed of the
commissioning and painting of the mural of Jasper
County history, FORGED IN FIRE, done by artist
Lowell Davis in 1975. This mural in the Jasper
County Courthouse, has been featured since that
time as one of the main tourist attractions in
Carthage, and has been appreciated by many.
Thanks went to Dallie Miessner-Howerton, head of
the mural committee for the Soroptimist Club,
Marvin Vangilder, local historian who gave
original historical information to Davis in the
planning stages, artist Lowell Davis himself, and
others, by guest of honor and then Governor
Christopher "Kit" Bond on dedication
day, October 10, 1975.
Now, two of the three original
artists panels, sketches and plans, of the
mural, are to be made available to be purchased.
These panels are light gray- coated masonite
board, each measuring about 22" X 30"
unframed. The Board of Directors of artCentral
voted this year to have these, beautifully matted
in linen, and framed, in order to present them in
an elegant and very finished way to the community
as a fundraiser for artCentral. They will be
unveiled Friday night, June 1st at the Opening
Reception of the MEMBERSHIP ART SHOW and the
public is invited to attend and see the panels
for the first time, as Mr. Davis drew them. The
two panels will remain on display at artCentral
for a time as a part of the new show, and then
will begin revolving around our community.
Appearing with the two panels will be the third
original panel, which was "painted- in"
and is in a private collection. Additionally, the
original paper sketches done on Marvin
Vangilders porch will also be shown. We
will have as special guests many of the
principals involved in the mural, including
Those institutions or
individuals interested in bidding on the panels
may contact me at artCentral. We hope that the
community display will culminate at the
Courthouse, where the winning bid will be
announced, just before the end of the year. It is
our desire to see these panels purchased as a
pair and hung in a permanent public venue, for
all to enjoy, so if you are in a philanthropic
position, we would love to hear from you!
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