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Friday, January 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 150

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 of the American Legion and Auxiliary will meet Thursday night, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall. The members of the Auxiliary are to met at the same time.

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?... The Carthage Humane Society has a litter of adorable dust-colored kittens, 358-6402

today's laugh

Parson: "Do you know where little boys go when they smoke?"
Boys: "Yep; up the alley."

Mother (who has a guest at dinner): "Cindy, don’t talk with your mouth full."
Cindy: "But, mummy, what am I to do When I talk with my mouth empty, you always say, ‘Cindy, go on with your dinner.’"

"What, ma?"
"Are you throwing pennies in the fish bowl?"
"Naw, but I’m coming pretty close."

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

An Unfortunate Case.

Mrs. Tyner, the faithful wife who watched by the bedside of her husband, while sick with the smallpox at the pest house at Joplin, gave premature birth to a child between nine and ten o’clock Monday night and yesterday morning broke out with smallpox. The child was buried yesterday afternoon in the woods near the hospital. While the attack of smallpox is not severe, Mrs. Tyner was in a precarious condition yesterday morning from other causes, but last night she was reported as being much better.

Mrs. F.B. Antrobus left last night from her home at Jefferson City after a pleasant visit here with Mrs. W.R. Logan.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Spencer Hutchinson are to be guests at a dinner given by Henry Cavanaugh in Webb City tomorrow evening.


Today's Feature

Dial "M" for Murder.

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre is proud to announce that they will be performing an Alfred Hitchcock Classic "Dial "M" for Murder by playwright Frederick Knott. Additional funding assistance is provided by Missouri Arts Council and Scmidt and Associates.

Performances will be at Stone’s Throw Theatre 796 South Stone Lane February 7-9 and 15-17, 2008. Thursdays through Saturday doors will open at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. On Sundays, the doors open at 12:30 P.M., Lunch at 1:00 and the show at 2:00. Price is $20.00 for adults and $19.00 for Seniors over 55. Youth under 16 is $17.00 and children under 5 are free. Reservations can be made by calling Betty Bell at 417-358-7268 or the theatre at 417-358-9665 or on line at or

Dial "M" for Murder is suspenseful with several plot twists that keep the audience guessing if the murderer will get away with it or not. Tony Wendice has not only married his wife Margot for her money, but now is planning on murdering her for it. He has come up with the perfect plan, have her murdered while he has the perfect alibi. Unfortunately, for Tony she survives but kills her attacker. Quick thinking Tony improvises by framing Margot with the murder. Will the Scotland yard detective and the man truly in love with Margot be able to figure it out and save Margot?

Some may remember the movie version by Alfred Hitchcock that starred Ray Milland as Tony, Grace Kelly as Margot, and Robert Cummings as Max the boyfriend. The play has all the drama and suspense the movie did.

Veteran Director Betsy Fleischaker is at the helm with talent from around the area. Kevin Provins (Carthage) will be playing Tony, Dorothy Convirs (Wyandotte, Ok.) as Margot, Rowland Geddie (Lamar) as Max, Douglas Dickey (Carthage) as Inspector Hubbard, and Tom Brown (Webb City) as Capt. Lesgate.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve heard some say that humans are lazy by nature. Always takin’ the path of least resistance. I tend ta think that isn’t necessarily so, the lazy part anyway.

I prefer to think of people always tryin’ to be efficient. Doin’ the work that needs ta be done with the least amount of effort. Grew up hearin’ that sort a thing. "Use your head, not your back."

Now I’ve got to admit that some take the meanin’ of that type of sayin’ to extremes. Makin’ it their lifelong ambition to see how little they can do and still survive. Others seem ta think it means they should see how much they can get others ta do for ‘em. Both a these go against the basic instinct to be efficient. The problem is, most folks quickly forget how to do things for themselves and start expectin’ things after a while.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

I recently ran across this article by Don brown, N.D. explaining some of the common conditions affecting the prostate. We have been fortunate enough to have more and more information available about common symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). I am sharing this information only, not to be used as means of diagnosis or treatment. Below are some of the symptoms of BPH

• Dysuria: painful urination

• Hesitancy to initiate urination

• Straining to urinate

• Prolonged dribbling after urination

• Sensation of incomplete emptying of bladder

• Nocturia: frequent urination at night.

In clinical studies done in France and Italy (over 50 studies) from 1970 to 1988 involving an herb called Pygeium Africanum or Phgeum for short has indicated the following:

• 80% of 25 patients with BPH showed significant improvement in symptoms after taking Pygeum for 30 days at a dose of 100mg daily.

• 27 patients with BPH and one with prostatis experienced significant symptomatic improvement after taking Pygeum for 6 weeks.

• 20 patients with BPH ages 51 to 89 were given either 200mg daily of Pygeum or a placebo for 60 days. The pygeum group showed a significantly improved symptom picture.

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

The business of marketing art has become more and more complex and sophisticated. An artist must be educated in the art of business. By and large, the only question university art classes deal with is how to look good enough for a gallery--- rather than how to get into a gallery. Developing business savvy is often viewed amongst artists as detracting from the main act of art. It’s all supposed to "happen". Be practical! Waiting to be discovered is a dead end.

It does not harm an artist’s creative skills to think about business issues. Artists have the right to survive in this society while practicing their creative endeavors. To survive, however, requires knowledge. By helping artists become informed about the business of art, I seek to broaden their business survival rate. It is impossible, even with great effort and talent, to guarantee a major career. Major artists emerge as the result of a confluence of factors. It is possible, however, to have a career that allows you to use your artwork as a major source of income. Artists and non-artists alike are familiar with the "starving artist" myth, and have all been taught that artists never make much money or care about money. This is just one of the many myths that have been heaved upon the creative people of the world. Don’t believe it! Rubens didn’t believe it. He was a politician and a very good businessman. Many artists across America don’t believe this myth, and for that reason have prospered in the art business. They are not necessarily famous among the masses, but that isn’t their aim. Their aim is to make a living as a fine artist. You do not have to feel guilty about making money from your talents. You are fortunate enough to have a talent that can become an occupation. People want and need art. Get on with what you like to do! Have an attitude-change toward the business of art. Put an end to those lies society has programmed into you! Next time we will discuss the psychology of art success.

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