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Friday, November 2, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?...
Auditions for "A Christmas Story" will
be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday,
Nov.5 at 7:00 p.m. at Stones Throw Theatre,
Carthage, MO. Needed are 7 males and 4 females,
ages 6 to 55+. There are additional parts for
children. The show is scheduled for Dec. 6-9 and
Dec. 13-16, 2007 It is to be directed by Sonya
Kew. For more information call 417-358-7268 or
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Mens Auxiliary will hold a Turkey
Shoot every Saturday & Sunday through
November 18th. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. West of Carthage
at the intersection of 96 & 171 Highways.
Splatter board. Public Invited, Male &
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used book sale on Saturday,
November 3rd, 2007. Books in every genre,
cassettes, videos, LPs, CDs, puzzles and games
are available from 8:00 to Noon at the Library
Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.
Did ya ever read Alice in
When was it published?
Long before ya was born.
That accounts for it escapin me.
Can you give me the meaning of
the word "unaware?"
Unaware is what you put on first and take off
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
This morning in the Frisco
bottoms Officer Hurst arrested two suspicious looking
tramps, giving their names as Bert Woodward and Fred
Schuler. They each look to be about 20 years of age, and
on their persons were found an interesting collection.
One had in his pocket thirty-five knives, three razors
and one pair of scissors. Each was also equipped with a
cake of soap and five or six tracts and pamphlets of
religious literature, showing that whatever else may be
their inclinations or beliefs they think the appearance
of having cleanliness and godliness going hand in hand is
a good thing.
The fellows at first told
a "plausible" story, but finally weakened and
said there was no use in lying, so confessed that they
stole the cutlery from a drummers valise at Mound Valley,
Kan. The valise was left in the waiting room of the M.K.
& T depot and in the language of the toughs
themselves, they "swiped it."
Tax on Ballot.
A special election
will be held next week, on Tuesday, November 6
for the extension of the Jasper County Road and
Bridge tax. The ballot reads;
County of Jasper extend the County wide sales tax
approved by voters November 1986, April 1992, and
November 1997, in the amount of 1/4 or 1% for a
period of ten (10) years? Said tax to be used for
roads and bridges."
The item would not
add any new taxes, but rather extend a current
tax . Information from Jasper County officials
states that the tax will generate approximately
$3.9 million dollars each year.
The County has 233
bridges, which are inspected by a certified
engineer every two years. 32 of those bridges
have deficient ratings. These bridges were built
between 1910 and 1970 and the County recommends
estimate that the County will spend $2.8 million
on bridges and culverts in 2008. Jasper County
has 940 miles of road that it maintains.
The Carthage City
Council recently approved a resolution supporting
the extension of the tax.
I always dread the end of daylight savins
time. Its bad enough that I gradually
realize that the night is movin in sooner
than it should. The shock of the drastic measure
of losin an hour all at once seems so
final. Winter is comin.
Its not even that I mind winter
that much. A good crisp mornin with the sun
shinin is always good ta wake up to.
Its the long periods of no natural light
that I oppose.
There is some comfort in the
fact that by the time we "fall back" it
is a short time to December 21 when the sun
begins taking back the days, gradually gaining
the minutes of sunshine ahead of the dark.
Theres nothin like
wakin up an hour early for a couple a weeks
to really get your attitude adjusted.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Relief will come with the first
frost to many who suffer from allergies. That is
great if you have pinpointed your allergies and
know that it is from the leaves, grasses or other
pollens; but, what if it is from the food you
eat? Often times one may think there is an
airborne allergen when it is actually something
you have put in your body. Recently a customer
shared that both she and her sister had been
noticing that their noses got stuffed up after
breakfast. They decided to eliminate the milk and
no more stuffed up noses. She has also noted that
the bloating she was feeling has disappeared too.
According to researchers two of
the most common allergens in children are wheat
and dairy. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle, but
if you pay attention they may be there. Dairy
frequently causes a lot of mucus or sudden bowel
movements. In my daughter, the allergy showed up
in her ears and we thought she had infections and
treated her as such. Wrong. Once I removed the
dairy, the "infections" went away. Now
wheat, that is somewhat more difficult with bread
being a staple in the diet. There are, however,
other grain breads available and rice pastas etc.
I know and individual who has come up with some
interesting recipes and continues to thrive on
the challenge of finding good stuff to eat. It
makes sense that if one has lived on certain
items for some time that an allergy may occur. We
have a "threshold" of tolerance and
once we cross that, well, we are on the other
side or the intolerance side.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
I have been
driving around the state of Missouri this fall
due to an obligation to another organization of
which I am a board member, and while doing so I
have kept my eye out for interesting art
galleries and studios. While in the city of
Charleston a week ago I visited in a downtown
gallery called THE RED GERANIUM & MAIN STREET
GALLERY, which is home to artist Glenda Manche.
Glenda and her husband own a large building on
the main drag downtown, and it is part studio,
part gallery and part special event room, to be
rented for dinners and parties. Her art was
everywhere! The mediums she uses include collage,
oil, and watercolor, and she is quite prolific in
that she had paintings stacked and hanging
everywhere I looked. I was especially impressed
with a large collection of Christmas themed
paintings including tiny oil paintings of Santa
heads, Magi scenes, and old fashioned carolers.
Her florals in watercolor were quite good as well
as a giant watercolor of a perched bluebird that
I admired. I took literature away and asked if
she would be interested in having a show at
artCentral in Carthage in 2008 and she is
interested, so look forward to seeing some of
this ladys very colorful and vibrant work
next year. I may include a workshop by her as
well, as she does these quite often in addition
to her change of show each month and first
Saturday openings. Her work seems to be well
accepted by the small community of Charleston, as
she had several commissions going of family
groups, prize hunting dogs, and children. As the
former Post-mistress, Glenda did not come to
Charleston as an artist primarily, but has stayed
since her retirement and concentrated on her art.
She is quite a character, and I know having her
come to southwest Missouri will be a delight!
There are artists lurking in all small towns if
you care to look for them, and she is a great
example of one doing art for arts sake.
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