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Friday, September 7, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 58

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The 15th District meeting of the American Legion will meet in Lockwood, Sunday, September 9th at 2 p.m.

Did Ya Know?... The McCune- Brooks Blood Pressure Clinic is open M-W-F from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinic located at 2040 S. Garrison in the MBH wellness Center. Call 358-0670 M-W-F. BP logbook available.

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

today's laugh

A reporter rushes into the editor: "It just came over the wire. There’s just been an earthquake in Splskbknvwi, Poland."

The editor says, "Find out the name of the place before it happened."

The trouble with mental notes is that the ink fades so fast.

Honesty is the best policy, but keeping your mouth shut sometimes is even better.

Teacher: Who can use "flippancy" in a sentence?

Student: We couldn’t agree so we used a coin to flippancy who was right.

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

Paw Paws Poisoned Him.

Walter Wheatley has learned by dear experience that while paw paws may be palatable fruit to some people they are poison to him. Several years ago he ate some which affected him as though he had taken poison, but hardly believing that they would prove disastrous a second time, he again ate some a few days ago, but he will not try it again. He was severely poisoned and his face is still badly swollen. It is said that paw paws act as deadly poison upon a few people, affecting them even more severely than they do Walter Wheatley.

Studied Latest Styles.

Mrs. C. Ragsdale returned yesterday from St. Louis where she has been for the past week studying latest styles in dressmaking. She visited all the fashionable establishments and secured many pointers as to the latest fads in stylish dressmaking and will give her customers the benefit of them.


Today's Feature

Midwest Gathering of the Artists.

The 30th Annual Midwest Gathering of the Artists show and auction begins today. The art auction and awards ceremony will be held in Memorial Hall this evening beginning with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 6:00 p.m., the awards at 7:00 p.m. and the auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $20.00 per person. There will be 21 pieces of original art auctioned from sculptors of stone, bronze, watercolorists and oil painters.

On Saturday the art show and sale will continue in Memorial Hall from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and again on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s events are free to the public.

Participating artists in this year’s Gathering include; Andy Thomas, April Leiter, Bill Snow, Billy Kirk, Bob Duffie, Bob Tommey, Bobby Hunt, Cal Sechrest, Cheryl Church, Debbie Reed, Don Goin, Doug Hall, Doug Prine, Gail MacArgel, Garnet Buster, Jack Sours, Jeff Legg, Kim Graham, Karen Honaker, Larry Case, Lowell Davis, Martha Spurlock, Martiena Richter, MSue Hollis Raymond Popp, Richard Thompson, Robin Putnam, Roy Lee Ward, Steven Napper, Theresa Rankin and Todd A. Williams.

Just Jake Talkin'
Seems like most young comedians like ta use shock value to get folks to laugh. Folks laugh, but a lotta times it’s more out of embarrassment than humor.

More mature folks don’t need ta be shocked. They’ve got a subtle sense of humor that takes a little experience to appreciate.

When I was a youngster, I used ta be amazed sometimes at how funny folks older than myself could be from time to time. Seemed that I always had the idea that anyone’s parents were supposed ta be serious all the time. Just sit around and talk about the weather, worry ‘bout the state of the world and that sort of thing. Seems that most folks that have made it to a mature age have made it ‘cause they had a good sense a humor. More folks need ta step back and see the humor in situations that tend ta get us down.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Uncaria Tomentosa is the botanical name for an old herb which is being studied in Australia, England and France, Germany and Austria for the treatment of many immune deficiency related diseases.

Cat’s Claw, the common name, according to Dr. B.W. Davis, who has been using this herb for a number of years says "it has a remarkable cleanse the entire intestinal tract and help patients suffering from many different stomach and bowel disorders including: Crohn’s disease, Diverticulitis, leaky bowel syndrome, colitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas, gastritis, ulcers and parasites and intestinal flora imbalance."

Cat’s Claw is used in a similar way as Echinacea, Pau d’arco, Golden Seal, Astragalus and Siberian Ginseng.

In Dr. Richard Gerber, M.D.’s book Vibrational Healing Cat’s Claw is mentioned as "a unique herbal remedy that has been used for many years by native healers of Peru." He further states, "the herb shows great promise for the treatment of Arthritis when taken internally, either by making a tea or taking capsules of the herb."

He further explains that the research conducted in Peru that more than one species of Una de Gato is available and the one proven to be most effective was the Unacaria guianesis.

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 we continue with our very successful exhibition by Joplin artist/ photographer Bill Perry and his delightful sister Rebecca from Webb City with her unique pieces and jewelry, we look to the last weekend of that show, and on to the next. We have coming in October a wonderful group of watercolors by artist Marilyn York of Olathe, Kansas. Marilyn was first place winner in the Member Show this past spring with her unique painting of two old fellows in the coffee shop, newspapers and crossword puzzles on their table, entitled " 39 DOWN". Along with Marilyn’s work we will feature photography of scenic places by Joplin photographer Linda Teeter, in the Member Gallery. We look forward to seeing the work of both of these fine women artists.

Meantime, we are enjoying some special things here at the gallery, including an oil painting class being led by Barbara Courtney of Eucha, Oklahoma on Mondays. Barbara’s group is small, but they hope to continue to meet on Mondays from 10:00 into the latter afternoons. Barbara’s oil painting in the recent Member Show won the first annual Underwriter’s Award, chosen this year by McCune Brooks Hospital, and Barbara had a wonderful Main Gallery show with us last December, if you remember. Secondly, we just welcomed 20 enthusiastic women into the gallery yesterday for the "Attic Road-Show" luncheon, benefiting McCune Brooks Hospital, in the "THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME" party series. The six hostesses who donated the time and materials to this four course luncheon were artCentral Board members Miriam Putnam, Sarah Ross, Helen Kunze, and myself as well as Cathy Hauser. Led by our "chief-chef" Cathy, we fed our group well, the menu including a cold blueberry soup, vegetable tureen salad, roasted salmon with chive cream sauce, broiled eggplant with cheese and risotto, homemade rolls and Italian crème cake for dessert. The group later enjoyed a program given by retired art curator and appraiser Michael Bell of Joplin, who spoke about the various heirlooms and antiques the women brought along for perusal. A great afternoon was had by all, and we thank artCentral for the donation of the fee usually charged for special events. Don’t forget the Hyde House for your special event, art class, or party!

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