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Friday, January 11, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... A
Carthage Relay For Life Committee meeting will be
held Tuesday, January 15th in Ulmers
Community Room at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in
serving on a committee are invited to attend or
contact Tracy Ackerman at 417-358-8131 ext. 3311.
Did Ya Know?... Curbside
cleanup of fallen branches will continue through
February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the
City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line.
No collections will be made from private
property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed
are encouraged to move debris to the
right-of-way. For more information call the
Public Works Department at 237-7010.
Did Ya Know?...
Crossroads Chapter # 41 of the Disabled American
Veterans, and members of the Auxiliary will meet
Tuesday night, January 15th at 7:00 in the Legion
Rooms, second floor of the Memorial Hall.
While a small boy was fishing
one Sunday morning he accidentally lost his
foothold and tumbled into the creek. As an old
man on the bank was helping him out he said:
"How did you come to fall in the river,
"I didnt come to
fall in the river," replied the boy. "I
came to fish."
A convincing talker is one who
can show a teenager just wherein algebra is
essential to their future success.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dance Last Night.
One of the best dances of
the season was given at the Burlingame-Chaffee opera
house last night. The dance, while not a meeting of the
German club, was largely attended by members of that
organization. Many guests were present and their presence
lent an additional charm to the occasion. There was a
large crowd out and the evening was well enjoyed. Music
was provided by the Light Guard orchestra.
Good Horses Scarce.
Mr. Humphrey is down from
Kansas City this week trying to buy some good horses but
said to a reporter yesterday that he was unable to find
any that were desirable. He also stated that he had
expected to buy $3,000 worth of good driving horses in
this city but would not be able to find them. He has
shipped eighty-seven car loads of horses to New York in
the past five years.
The Carthage Fire
Department on Wednesday morning received a call
about a fire at 127 Claxton, Schrieber
Foods north facility. The department
responded to the scene and began the process of
extinguishing the fire. The department remained
on the scene until the afternoon.
The fire began
when workers attempted to thaw a patch of ice on
the roof with a welding torch, in order to do
some repairs. The torch overheated the roof,
which ignited, and smoke began to enter the
production facility. The building was evacuated
and shut down for cleaning and repairs. No
workers were injured by the fire.
The Red Cross also
responded to the fire and was on hand to make
sure that workers had water and food.
Mail has reported that the storm-debris
cleanup is to involve three passes through the
City. At the Council meeting this week it was
noted that the first pass is primarily intended
to remove the larger limbs, and that smaller
debris may remain. It is recommended that
citizens make a pile of the remaining debris, so
that it may be more easily removed on a second or
With the Super Bowl on the horizon, Im
startin to pay a little attention to the
a lot a football as a kid, but after high school,
the actual playin of the game has been
pretty much off my list of priorities. Mainly
cause Ive grown more sensitive to the
prospect of broken bones.
I have no doubts that
participatin in the sport for four years of
my youth taught me a lot of lessons. I never,
however, was under the impression that the small
town where I grew up was dependant on the
football team as the sole source of pride for the
community. The folks took pride in the kids that
participated in band, basketball, track, and
football. The participation was the source of the
pride, not necessarily the outcome of the season.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Another cold front is in the
air. Remember to keep the immune system bolstered
with several of the herbs which have been
discussed before: echinacea, astragalus, garlic,
and rose hips to mention a few. According to the
M.D.s a relapse or second round of the flu or
colds can be much longer in the recuperative
Minerals are both natural and
essential to the human body. If our intake is
inadequate we do not operate at peak efficiency.
Animals in the wild will seek out mineral sources
if there is a deficiency in their food source. We
can supplement our diets with minerals which are
often deficient in todays produce and foods
from a lack of minerals available in the soil.
Calcium is the major
mineral in the body. It is necessary for strong
bones, helps blood coagulate, regulates nerves
and muscles among other things. It is not easy to
absorb and is inhibited by diets which contain
large amounts of phosphorous (meat, soda pop and
Chromium acts with
insulin in sugar metabolism. A deficiency can
cause diabetic-like symptoms.
Iodine is an essential
mineral for proper functioning of the thyroid
gland. Iron deficiencies are quite common in
women. Iron is needed to rebuild tissue and is
essential for a strong immune system.
Zinc is imperative for
healing, more men are deficient than women.
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
Producing the quarterly
newsletter for our organization presents a
particular quandary every few months, and the
first one of the new year even more so! This
first issue will introduce the members to the new
years calendar, and the activities that
will be presented that we know of at this time.
The year of 2008 promises to be a good year, with
interesting new shows planned for the community.
We begin in February on the 8th with a new
exhibition of photography by Joplin artist Linda
Teeter in both the Main and Member Galleries.
Linda has shown in the Member gallery before, and
usually has nice contributions to each Membership
Show as well. This new show of hers,
entitled "GALACTIC WAR" will include a
commentary and music, she calls a "media
journey." More on that one next time! The
next show opens March 28 and includes several
artCentral member artists. Watercolorist Joe
Prater of Joplin and painter Steve Binam of
Jasper will exhibit in the Main Gallery, while
Joplin oil painter and pastelist Nida Rudd
presents her things in the Member Gallery. In May
we are pleased to introduce a new artist to the
Hyde House, Cha Tullis of Hominy, Oklahoma.
Cha is talented in the areas of painting,
native American pottery and silversmithing and
will present work with Native American themes in
both galleries. Our Annual Membership Show will
be presented this year June 20th to July 6th and
will be closely followed by the annual
childrens artCamp. In late August we will
present "A SENSE OF PLACE", fine oil
paintings by Frank Young of Joplin, in October
Joplin artist Patricia Moline will do a show to
include wonderful oil paintings of cloudy skies
entitled "CLOUDY", and we end the year
with a new artist from Charleston, MO, Glenda
Manche, and her various and colorful paintings,
collages, and fun tiny holiday Santas and other
holiday themed work.
It looks to be fun line-up, and
we hope you all think so TOO by your attendance
here at the Hyde House and artCENTRAL!
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