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Friday, January 11, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 145

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... A Carthage Relay For Life Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, January 15th in Ulmer’s 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.

today's laugh

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, little man?"

"I didn’t 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.


Today's Feature

Schrieber’s Fire

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.

Storm Debris Removal Notes.

The Mornin’ 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 third pass.

Just Jake Talkin'
With the Super Bowl on the horizon, I’m startin’ to pay a little attention to the playoff games.

I played 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 I’ve 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

Natural Nutrition
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 state. PREVENT.

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 today’s 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 sugar).

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 year’s 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 her’s, 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 children’s 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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