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Friday, September 28, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 73

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Men’s Auxiliary will hold a Turkey Shoot Every Saturday and Sunday through November 18th at the VFW Post home, W. of Carthage, Intersection of 96 & 171 Hwys. 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. Splatter board, Public Invited, Male & Female. Food Concessions Available.

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks diabetes Support Group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the McCune-Brooks Hospital Dining Room. The topic is "Pre Diabetes: Prevent and Protect Yourself."

today's laugh

Teacher: What are your favorite colors?
Small child: Stop and Go!

You know a lot about boating, huh?
Yes, I do.
What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard.
Throw out an anchor.
What would you do if another storm sprang up aft.
Throw out another anchor.
And if another terrific storm sprang up forward, what would you do?
Throw out another anchor.
Hold on. Where are you getting all your anchors from?
From the same place you’re getting your storms.

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

Dr. Skillman’s Lecture.

Dr. C.G. Skillman’s lecture on "Success" was well attended at the Baptist church last night, and was reported a good one by all who heard it. W.C. Thomas and his entire force of clerks turned out in a body and occupied two pews in the church.

Mr. Skillman’s lecture was intended for old men and young men alike, but was especially applicable to young men by setting forth the proper foundation for a successful life. "Success," he said, "is doing our level best according to our abilities and opportunities. Attaining one’s aim is not always success, for it may be at the sacrifice of every manly virtue." He quoted opinions of many successful men and showed that success lies largely in worthy aims diligently striven for.

"Wealth is much striven for," he said, "but should be only by right methods and for proper purposes." The doctor spoke for an hour and held the attention of everyone.


Today's Feature

Parade Entry Deadline.

News release

The 41st Annual Maple Leaf Parade, sponsored by Southwest Missouri Bank and Leggett & Platt and hosted by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to begin at 9AM on Saturday, October 20 on the Historic Carthage Square. The event, which is one of the highlights of the 8-day Maple Leaf Festival, brings over 50,000 visitors to the local community.

The two-mile parade route will begin on the Historic Carthage Square and continue south through town on Grant/Grand Avenue before turning east on Centennial and ending at the Carthage Junior High School. Businesses, organizations and individuals who are interested in registering an entry in the parade have until Monday, October 1 to turn in their forms. Commercial vehicles will be required to pay a $50 fee to line-up in the parade, while Political entries will be required to pay a $25 fee. Floats and non-profit organizations NOT promoting a business or political candidate are free. Parade forms are available at the Chamber office and both Southwest Missouri Bank locations.

This year’s parade will feature a two special entries including Willie Arthur Smith’s Marching Cobras from Kansas City and a repeat appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales.

THE MARCHING COBRAS, Kansas City, Missouri’s premier performing unit, are nationally and internationally known for their exciting, dynamic and colorful routines. The group is made up of approximately 150 young people and is lead by the Legendary Willie Arthur Smith.

With feet the size of dinner plates (their horseshoes measure more than 20 inches from end to end and weigh five pounds each), one Budweiser Clydesdale horse can weight from 1,800-2,300 pounds. Nicknamed "gentle giants", it is the breed’s graceful movements combined with their lovely temperament that awe audiences.

For more festival information or to inquire about an event application, contact the Chamber at 358-2373.

Just Jake Talkin'
I get the feelin’ that some people start givin’ up on summer too soon. I think some like ta see the snow flyin’ and are tryin’ to hurry things up a bit by just actin’ like summer’s over.

I personally like ta see those folks that are still out water skiin’ in the middle of November. Now those folks are the ones that are tryin’ to change things by sheer will power. It’s like the people you see on tv, the people that can make things happen just by thinkin’ real hard.

Now, I never have understood those that take a dip on new year’s day in icy water. I suppose they are the real example of never givin’ up on summer. I was always taught to accept the things I couldn’t change. I figure by January 1 most hopes of a late heat wave are pretty well over.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

There are four bee products which are used; honey, propolis, royal jelly and pollen. Honey is the most commonly used product. Honey and lemon juice is an old remedy for sore throats and cough. Honey, horehound, and wild cherry bark are a delicious combination used to treat colds and coughs. Locally harvested honey is said to be a treatment for allergies. In several medical journals the benefits of the antibiotic properties of honey have been expounded upon. In India the usage of honey soaked gauze for treatment of burns revealed that healing time was reduced by approximately 50% and the scar tissue was significantly reduced.

Propolis is referred to as the "caulking compound" of the bees’ hive. It is very complex chemically, but has been most widely researched for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Japanese and Chinese research have noted that Streptococcus mutans and several other strep species responded as well to propolis as to common antibiotics. Propolis has also been the subject of much research and has proven itself effective in many types of upper respiratory infections.

Royal jelly is fed to the queen bee. Japanese researchers discovered it has powerful antibacterial proteins and is also very rich in amino acids. It has been said that royal jelly appears to have anti-tumor properties.

Please remember, though, if you have a severe allergy to bee stings, it is not advisable to use bee products

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

I had a call recently, that I have not yet answered. I have been away for a time and have only been home long enough to pick up the mail and the few phone messages at the gallery. This person was doing an article on art in Carthage and asked if I knew if there was any organized group of artists prior to the grouping of the people who began the Midwest Gathering of the Artists sale and show some 30 years ago. I do not have that knowledge, as I have only lived in Carthage 24 years and my point of reference begins then. I do understand that Katherine Hyde, the owner and benefactor of our location, Hyde House, was an amateur artist, an oil painter in fact. She painted mostly in winter at tropical locations away from Carthage, but I know that she won an award in 1975 for a painting we have hanging in the Library. I will have to read more closely the article about that prize and see if it was by chance a Spiva connected award. Our larger sister- art organization in Joplin, Spiva Center for the Arts, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and so certainly artists were around then to be a part of that great organization, how many were from Carthage I would like to find out. It would be interesting to hear what the public knows about the Carthage artists, and when they actually began, so if you have information on this subject please call or write to me and I will pass it along. My friend who made the call has no doubt by now received an answer or has chosen to put off his article. In any case, I too would be interested in knowing what our heritage contains in this area, prior to Lowell’s return and Bob and Sam’s arrivals. Any ideas?

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