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Friday, September 14, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
seventh annual Festival of Friends, a
multicultural celebration, will be held Saturday,
September 15th from 3 to 7 p.m. in Central Park
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 of Carthage invites everyone to get their
kicks to the music of the Hwy. 66 Band on Sat.,
Sept. 15, 2007 from 8:00 to 12 p.m. The event
free and open to the public.
Did Ya Know?... A C.A.N.
D.O. Senior Center Fundraiser breakfast will be
held Saturday, September 22nd from 7 to 10 a.m..
All you can eat, Adults $4, Kids 12 and under,
$3.00. 404 E. 3rd Street, call in advance for
carryouts, 358-4741. Proceeds benefit the C.A.N.
D.O. Senior Center
Did Ya Know?... Chief
Sarcoxie Days will be held on the Sarcoxie,
Missouri square, Thursday, September 13 through
Saturday, September 15. The event is free.
Confessor: I have stolen a fat
goose from a poultry yard!
Priest: That is very wrong.
Confessor: Would you like to
accept it, father?
Priest: Certainly not - return
it to the man from whom you stole it.
Confessor: But I have offered
it to him and he wont have it.
Priest: In that case you may
Confessor: Thank you, Father.
(The Priest arrived home to
find one of his own geese had been stolen.)
A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our
Man Killed at Duenweg.
Wednesday morning George
M. Durbar, aged about 40 years, was killed in a mine at
Duenweg. Durbar was working in the Eastern Mining
companys mine at the time of the accident. He had
fired a set of shots and supposed all had gone off, but
when he returned to the ground one of the shots that had
hung fire went off, killing him instantly.
Mothers Friend -
It is the joy of the household, for without it no
happiness can be complete. How sweet the picture of
mother and babe. The ordeal through which the expectant
mother must pass, however, is so full of danger and
suffering that she looks forward to the hour with
indescribable dread and fear. Every woman should know
that the danger, pain and horror of childbirth can be
entirely avoided by the use of Mothers Friend,
a scientific liniment for external use only, which
toughens and renders pliable all parts and assists nature
in its sublime work. Sold at $1.00 per bottle by
CPL Can Meet
Library Compares Well Against Library/Internet
A recent study
conducted by the American Library Association
(ALA) and the Information Use Management and
Policy Institute at Florida State University
(FSU) reveals about libraries across the nation a
struggle to meet the growing demand for computer
and internet use. The Carthage Public Library,
which opened a new expansion in May of this year,
may be ahead of the curve.
According to the
study, 73 percent of the nations libraries
are the only source of free public access to
computers and the internet in their respective
communities. The study also shows that the
increasing demand is not always met with
increased budgets to allow for more computers and
sufficient internet connections.
Library Director Jennifer Seaton in a Mornin
Mail interview on Wednesday expressed
gratitude for the opportunity to expand the
library and increase computer resources.
really a blessing," said Seaton.
Seaton said that
prior to the expansion the library had 7
computers available for use. During the expansion
additional computers were purchased and there are
now 10; 4 in the childrens section
downstairs and 6 upstairs, all of which may be
used by patrons for internet use, word processing
or educational programs.
For patrons who
own laptop computers the library also offers
wireless internet access, according to Seaton.
"Teen Spaces" grant received from the
Missouri Library Association funded the purchase
of 4 laptop computers which may be checked out by
teenagers for use in the library.
Common uses for
the internet access at the library include
checking e-mail, looking for employment and
researching housing information. The computers at
the Carthage Library are also frequently used for
writing resumes and school reports.
The ALA study also
addresses the shifting duties of library
personnel; stating that in addition to filing
books and paperwork, some library employees have
also begun providing internet and research
assistance. Seaton said that the same is true in
the Carthage library, although limited staff
prevents the availability of full time
advantage to the recent Carthage expansion is the
room for further growth. As the framework is in
place for the internet network, the addition of
more computers presents less of a challenge than
it would have in the original adjoining library
Prior to the
opening of the new expansion, the computers at
the library were averaging 1,000 users per month.
After the opening of the new addition, the
numbers have increased, according to Seaton. In
August the library set a new record, logging
The library report
was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation and ALA, and can be viewed at
I used to sail a little bit. Ive been
tryin to remember all the "sailor
talk" I once knew (real sailor lingo, not
the kind ya hear in the back alley.) Its
tricky, cause familiar words mean different
things on a sail boat.
sheet is what most of us would call a rope,
cept most ropes are called
"lines." You dont use right and
left, its starboard and port. The first
term most rookies learn is "prepare to come
about." That means the boat is changin
directions and the boom (a word you will always
remember if you forget the first term) is
goin ta be comin across the
"deck" (another term that starts
makin a lot of sense after ya wake up from
bein hit by the boom.) I suppose if I were
to try to get out in a sail boat today Id
probly remember a lot of sailor talk (both
kinds) that I hadnt thought of in years.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
While doing research, I have
run across several remedies and wives tales which
I want to share with you. Many of the following
are from the book FOLK REMEDIES, RECEIPTS &
ADVICE by Jon-Erik Svensson.
Europeans were first introduced
to Sarsaparilla in the 16th century when it was
brought to them from Mexico. The colonials used
it for just about all ailments. A DRINK: In a
gallon of water, boil two ounces of sarsaparilla
and two ounces of liquorice, until the water is
reduced to three pints. This decoction may be
taken at any time, even at meals; instead of
water, ale or porter; it is a good purifier of
blood and slightly aperient. (Godeys
Ladys Book, Oct. 1859)
TO EASE THE STING OF a bee or
wasp: Take a handful of Rue and crush it to
extract the juice from the leaves. Apply it to
any part hurt by the sting of a bee or wasp or
even an asp. (Helpful Advice, 1801)
TO PREVENT MOTHS: cloves in a
coarse powder, one ounce; bay leaves, one ounce;
lavender flowers, one ounce; lemon peel, one
ounce. Mix and put into little bags, place them
where the clothes are kept, or wrap the clothes
around them. They will keep away moths and
insects. (Godeys Ladys Book, May
FOR ARTHRITIS... CELERY SEED
TEA: take one ounce of celery seed and boil it
well in one pint of water until it is wasted to a
half a pint. Strain and bottle. The dose is one
teaspoon a day. The effect is miraculous.
(Household Discoveries, 1868)
We have come a long way since
these remedies have been suggested, but one thing
is for sure that throughout history the pendulum
always swings back the other way before it
settles in the middle.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Seasons are changing, and as
summer fades into fall, and the rain returns and
cooler temperatures emerge, so do the fall art
shows and exhibitions! One of the first is the
annual MIDWEST GATHERING OF THE ARTISTS, which is
held annually in Carthage the second weekend of
September at the Carthage Memorial Hall. This art
sale and auction celebrates a 30 year anniversary
as a continuously running event, and occurred
again this year with some 29 artists from this
area and far beyond exhibiting during the
weekend. From October 13- 28th, at the Longwell
Museum in the Elsie Plaster Community Center in
Neosho, the THOMAS HART BENTON ART COMPETITION
& EXHIBIT will take place. This exhibition
and competition is sponsored by the Southwest
Missouri Art Alliance and features judging by
George Tutt, artist and teacher for 35, years
serving as chairman and head of the art
departments at William Woods and Westminister
Colleges in Fulton, and president of the Missouri
Watercolor Society, as well as a demonstration by
art speaker and appraiser Michael Bell. This
exhibit is open to all artists and includes
numerous awards. September 29- November 18, SPIVA
CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Joplin offers a new
exhibition, AMERICAN EXPLORATION: KARL BODMER
& GEORGE CATLIN which includes 19th century
prints from the artists who traveled deep into
the American West to record customs, costumes and
ceremonies of Native Americans during the time of
Lewis and Clark. Western bronze sculpture is
included in this exhibition, by Joplin native Joe
Beeler. Finally, artCentral in Carthage offers a
new exhibition opening October 12th from member
Marilyn York of Olathe Kansas entitled "FROM
BOTH SIDES NOW" in the Main Gallery. Marilyn
was first place winner of this years
Membership Show for her watercolor entitled
"39 Down" and will be showing
additional examples of her watercolors. Along
with Marilyn, we will feature a group of
photographs by Joplin photographer Linda Teeter
in a Member Gallery show entitled
These exhibits remain until
October 31st. Much to see and experience this
fall in our part of the Ozarks!
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