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Friday, October 19, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 88

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Chamber is in search of approximately 20 volunteers to help secure the perimeters of the parade staging area this Saturday, October 20. Volunteers must be 21 years of age and willing to assist in traffic control from 7 a.m.-11 a.m.. Volunteers will be stationed at intersections along Garrison Avenue headed south to 5th Street and along Central Avenue going east to Main. Helping with the actual parade line-up is also a possibility. Call 358-2373.

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Men’s 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 & Female.

Did Ya Know?... Adler & Hearne in Concert will be hosted by Carthage Musical Devotees at 7:30 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 617 S. Main, Carthage. Donations will be accepted. For more information call 417-358-6947.

today's laugh

What kind of an instrument is a rank?
I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Well, I was reading a book and it said: Edison was an inventor of the first rank.

I heard you refused a job as the president of the company. Why?
No chance for advancement!

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

Fire in a Laundry.

Last evening about 9 o’clock the dry room at the Modern laundry, corner of Central avenue and Grant street, caught fire and before it was discovered considerable damage was done. The ceiling and floor of the second story was badly scorched and the pulleys and belting of the machinery destroyed. A hundred or so shirts were ruined and other clothing badly scorched and smoked up. The fire company got out promptly and handled the incipient blaze in short order. The loss was fully covered by insurance. We understand the Mr. Sevier intends to resume business as soon as repairs can be made.

Thomas Henley, the popular merchant tailer, returned yesterday from his trip to Ireland. His brother had died and was buried when he got there. Henley is still satisfied with America, and finds Ireland a little behind the times.


Today's Feature

Parade Day Events.

The Carthage Maple Leaf Parade will be held Saturday, October 20 beginning at 9 a.m. on the Historic Carthage Square. The parade is sponsored by Leggett & Platt and Southwest Missouri Bank and will feature Willie Arthur Smith’s Marching Cobras, sponsored by Beimdiek Insurance Agency, and the Budweiser Clydesdales.

The Maple Leaf Auto Show, hosted by Maple Leaf Auto Show, Inc., will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the CMC Complex, south side, at Fairview and Grand Avenue. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle, the event is free for spectators. For more information call 358-9337.

Brats on the Square will be hosted by the Carthage Rotary Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Carthage Courthouse Lawn, south side. $5 per person.

The Maple Leaf Marching Band Festival, sponsored by the Carthage Band Boosters, will be held from noon to 10:00 p.m. in K.E. Baker Football Stadium, 13th & River Street. $4 per person.

The Maple Leaf Dog Show will sponsored by Carthage Humane Society at 1:00 p.m. on the Carthage Square. Registration at 12:15 p.m. The event is free to the public

Art in the Heartland at Red Oak II will be hosted by The Community of Red Oak II from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at Red Oak II, two miles east on Hwy 96. For more information call 417-388-1519

Boots, Bands & BBQ Concert featuring Nashville recording artists Rich McCready, Ashley Graham and Desi Hickman will be sponsored by Leggett & Platt, Butterball, Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply, Freeman Health System, KKOW, KODE, Carthage Press, Boomers BBQ, Missouri Eagle, Mid-America RV, Sign Designs at 7:00 p.m. The event is free to the public. Concessions & adult beverages available. Event will be held in Carthage Municipal Park (south softball field). Space limited. For more information call 417-358-2373 or 417-359-8181

Just Jake Talkin'
I learned how to use a tire gauge at an early age. After burnin’ on a patch to my bicycle inner tube, I pumped and pumped on our tire pump until I could safely ride to the service station.

That was fun, pullin’ up to the gas pumps and parkin’ to use their air hose. It was so much fun I put in a little more air. Not yet of the age to properly gauge the pounds of pressure by just feelin’ the tire, I naturally overinflated. This didn’t cause me a stiff ride however, it blew the side right out of the tire. After pushin’ the bike back home and mournin’ the lack of a ride, I began countin’ pennies to purchase a new tire.

Since that time I’ve always hated puttin’ air in a tire without a gauge. Proper inflation is still a measurable science that anyone can learn.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Fall is here and along with it the beginning of cold and flu season. Now is the time to begin preparing your body for the overexposure to various "bugs."

This is a good time to explore the tonic herbs which are used to strengthen the body especially the complex immune system. These herbs are "ounce of prevention" herbs. Tonic herbs are somewhat adaptogenic in nature which helps us to adjust to conditions our bodies must face... stress, colds, pollen, dust, etc.

Some tonic herbs found in many formulas today are:

Ginseng - probably the most well known tonic herb. It has been used by the Chinese for centuries to treat most any "deficiency." This may include lack of energy, lack of sexual stamina, frequent colds or general lack of motivation. There are several varieties of Ginseng available with Chinese and American being the most prized.

Astragalus - has been limelighted in the press for the suggested use of avoiding the flu and colds. It is an immune system enhancer and may be used over long periods of time. Unlike Echinacea which should be used for a short duration when the firs symptoms of a condition arise, Astragalus is used on an ongoing basis. Michael Tierra, N.D. states in his book Planetary Herbology, that Astragalus strengthens digestion, raises metabolism, strengthens the immune system and promotes the healing of wounds and injuries. It is used to treat chronic weakness of the lungs with shortness of breath and collapse of energy.

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.

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