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Friday, October 12, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?.. Pleasant
Valley PTO is hosting the 2nd Annual Chili Feed
and first ever Chili Cook-Off October 13th from
5-7 p.m. All you can eat dinner includes hot
dogs, frito pie, drink and dessert for $6.00
(adults), $3.00 (kids) and kids under 3 eat free.
To-go orders just $3.00. Cook-off
pre-registration deadline Oct 13, $4.00. Forms
can be picked up at Pleasant Valley Elementary or
YMCA bulletin board. Judges: Allan Matthews from
KODE and Food Columnist Cheryle Finley. For more
info call 359-5126.
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 &
My brother has a new job.
Yeah? What is it?
Hes connected with the Police Department.
Police Department? How?
Only by a pair of handcuffs.
Judge: Ill fine you five
dollars for breaking that glass window.
Man: Heres a ten dollar bill.
Judge: I have no change. Ill keep the ten -
youll have to break another window.
Its hard to say if
opportunity is at the door or just another
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Couldnt Hold Him
Grant Pauley Gives
Alleged Highway Men an illustration of How to Sprint.
Grant Pauley figured in an
attempted hold-up Thursday night while on his way home
from a late shave about 11 oclock.
Grant was strolling along
home on the east side of Main street when opposite the
school grounds he heard two men running towards him. As
they neared they shouted "Stop!" but Grant
didnt think of obeying. He broke across Main street
in the mud and darkness, scaled Mrs. Eastons picket
fence like a scared deer and disappeared around the
summer kitchen of Mrs. Eastons house. In the mean
time he heard his would-be assailants splashing along
Main street apparently in imaginary pursuit of him. With
knees gently knocking together Grant proceeded homeward,
cautiously treading over the soft front yards of Caffee,
Drake, Burlingame and others finally reaching home
The 41st Annual
Maple Leaf Festival, hosted by the Carthage
Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for October
13-20. This years festival will kick-off
with four events scheduled for Saturday, October
13th, followed by over two dozen events planned
throughout the week, leading up to the one-day
celebration on Saturday, October 20th.
October 13, the annual Carthage Maple Leaf Bike
Ride & Eat Out will be hosted by Joplin
Trails Coalition at 7:30 a.m. Registration is at
8:30 a.m. The ride is $15 per person and is 15
miles long. $25 per person for other lengths. Add
$5 per rider if paid after September 25. The cost
for the Eat- Out is $4.50 for riders, $5.50 for
guests. The ride will begin at Kellogg Lake, on
Highway 96, east. Registrations may be made at
www.joplintrailscoalition.com or by calling
Also on Saturday,
the Maple Leaf Little Miss & Mister and
Junior Miss Pageants will be held. The event is
sponsored by Hometown Bank and will begin at 5:00
p.m in the Carthage High School Auditorium, 714
South Main. The Maple Leaf Queen Pageant will be
sponsored by Hometown Bank and will begin at 7:00
p.m. also in the High School Auditorium.
The Carthage High
School Alumni Football Game will be held on
Saturday as well. Hosted by Carthage R-9 School
Foundation, the event costs $2.00 per person and
begins at 7:00 p.m. in the K.E. Baker Football
Stadium, 13th & River Streets. For more
information call 417-359-7000.
On Sunday, October
14 the Maple Leaf 5K Run & Mile Fun Run will
be sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600
South Grand. Registration will begin at 12:30
p.m. with the race starting at 2:00 p.m. The cost
for the race is $20 per person, which includes a
goody bag and t-shirt. $5 extra for registration
will be added per participant after October 9.
For more info call 417-358-1070.
Its time ta start plannin your Maple
Leaf activities schedule. Brochures are around
town with the full list of things to do and see
for the upcomin week. The Mail will
be keepin you posted about activities
throughout the comin week.
The bike ride at Kellogg Lake will be
the official start of the festival events this
year, however, the Maple Leaf Quilt Show has been
goin on at the Powers Museum since the 10th
and will continue through October 31. Its a
free event, sponsored by the Four Corners
Quilters Guild. Im sure with the chilly
weather approachin everone can
appreciate a well-made quilt.
Dont forget the High
School Alumni football game on Saturday. It only
costs $2 so everone should be able to have
a good evenin of fun. Have the medics
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Yucca has been a major food
source for some ancient tribes of our Southwest
and was mentioned by Euell Gibbons as a tasty
addition to tossed salad (buds and flowers). Some
Yuccas have soft fruits that are sweet and taste
something like dates.
From a nutritional standpoint,
Yucca contains high steroid saponins, precursors
to cortisone. These saponins improve the
bodys ability to produce its own cortisone
by supplying materials needed to be manufactured
in the adrenal glands. Its constituents also
include high amounts of vitamins A, B complex and
C. The mineral and salt content includes Calcium,
Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese and
Yucca has the effect of
strengthening intestinal flora. This wonderful
herb is also natures best protein purifier,
helping the digestion of food by keeping the
wrong type of bacteria out of the digestive
tract. Yucca reduces the tendency to develop
accumulations of undigested toxic wastes which
decompose in the colon producing foul smelling
Arthritics have felt the
influence of Yucca as well. Of all the arthritics
given Yucca for a year, 60 percent claimed that
they felt less swelling, less pain and less
Yucca, like other natural
medicines, works slowly but surely. The benefits
appear more gradually than prescribed drugs but
without some of the side effects. The natural
steroid saponins improve circulation to the
joints. It has been theorized that perhaps the
saponins work very much like a deep cleansing
soap. The saponins allow oils and water to
combine, allowing the fatty buildup in joints to
dissipate and be eliminated from the system.
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
As promised, I will write today
about our second artist, who will be showing her
work beginning this Friday October 12th in our
MEMBER GALLERY here at the Hyde House. She is
Joplin artist Linda Teeter, and her photographs
in this show reflect several themes that she has
explored over the recent months. The first is a
Venetian theme, several beautiful photographs of
old Venice, reproduced in a muted and antique
way. The second is a group of photographs made of
the Zahn building in Joplin showing some unique
angles of beautiful architectural details from
that old landmark. Then there is a group of
architectural elements and details from the
Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, a theme that
artist Marilyn York, showing now in the MAIN
GALLERY, has explored as well. Lastly, and very
unique, are a group of doors from old New
Orleans, taken "pre-Katrina" and each
with a colorful, festive quality. Linda has been
making her fine-art photographs for a while now,
having had some very successful shows in Kansas
City of late. She says, of her style, "
Digital enhancement of my photography starts with
a "good bones" photograph. Then I
use a Photoshop-type program from HP, called
photo impressions. I manipulate the photo until I
get the look I feel is right to interpret my
feelings in the art piece. The difference between
my photography and yours may be this enhancement
process. I am not a photographer but an artist
trained in painting, charcoal, pencil, watercolor
and lithography. I use photography as my medium
to give the viewer the same effect via the
enhancement process. There are several types of
enhancement effects that can distort the
photography process until the complete work comes
alive. When I feel the transition is complete,
then it is ready for your eyes." Come and
see Lindas work as well as the beautiful
watercolors of Olathe Kansas artist Marilyn York
as the show begins this Friday evening with the
artists Opening at 6:00. This show
continues until the 28th.
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