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Friday, January 4, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their first monthly used book sale of 2008 on
Saturday, January 5 in the Library Annex, 510 S.
Garrison Ave. between 8:00 and noon.
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.
My new friend is a vegetarian.
You know what a vegetarian is?
Sure, thats a horse doctor.
No, thats a veterinarian.
A veterinarian? I know what that is.
What is it?
A man who was once a soldier.
Prisoner, the jury finds you
Thats okay, Judge. I know youre too
intelligent to be influenced by what they say.
In New York City theres a
man run over every ten minutes.
It was so cold, I saw an icicle
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
C.A. Steward Gets A
C.A. Steward, the
photographer, this morning had a fall from a pony that
could have proved serious, but did not. He was more
anxious to ride than the pony was to be ridden and the
pony "jumped" at a moment when Mr. Steward was
least expecting it. Result - a jaunt through the air and
a good man prostrate on the ground. Hereafter he will let
his son Earl break his own animals.
Miss Cass, a clerk at
Ramsays, was taken suddenly ill at the store yesterday
afternoon and was removed to the residence of Mrs. Hubb
on North Maple street where she makes her home. She is
bedfast, but does not consider her condition serious.
We carry a full stock of
Natural Gas Appliances. We have Gas Fitters, good
mechanics fresh from the gas fields. Carthage Hdw. Co.,
West Side Square.
University of Missouri Extension will be
sponsoring a Missouri Master Gardener program,
beginning in January. The program is designed to
train volunteers in various aspects of
horticulture. The Master Gardeners participate in
a wide variety of community service projects and
assist University of Missouri Extension in
providing unbiased educational information to the
A person who
wishes to become a Master Gardener is required to
attend 30 hours of training, and agree to return
30 hours of volunteer service during the
following year. The fee is $125, but thanks to
the support of the Ozark Gateway Master Gardener
organization, the cost will be only $75.
Topics to be
covered in the basic sessions include an
orientation to the Master Gardener program; plant
physiology; winter tree identification and tree
care; soils and plant nutrition; woody
ornamentals; insects; annuals and perennials;
plant diagnostics; vegetable production; home
lawn and turf; and home fruit production.
To apply for the
program or to obtain further information, contact
Ed Browning or Janet LaFon in Carthage at (417)
Got a little scrape the other day, and I got ta
thinkin bout band-aids. The worst
part about band-aids, even worse than the
original injury I think, is the idea of
havin to take em back off again.
As a kid, there were two philosophies
bout takin off a band-aid. Some would
slowly peel up the edges and try to gently remove
the bandage. Bein careful not to get in a
hurry, wincin all the way.
The other method was to grab
the tab and yank. One quick motion that quickly
ended the agony and worry.
Ive come to the
conclusion that I prefer the quick and painful
over the slow and painful. Honestly, though,
after careful experimentation with both
approaches, my opinion is that both of em
hurt like the dickens.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
New Year, new diet, new
resolutions, new bills, new..new...new...new. Who
would have known that we would be repeating
ourselves and there really is nothing new? Maybe
it is just age, but I dont think so.
Herbs certainly are not
something new, but the spotlight is on them now
encouraging research to tell us what is
"new" with these plants which have been
utilized for centuries. I am encouraged by the
people who are giving an admiring glance to the
Aunts and Grandmothers/fathers who were laughed
at in the not too distant past. It is amazing how
influenced we are by the mass media. We in the
healthfood stores have been encouraging people to
take Ginko Biloba (the botanical name, not the
mass medias name) for our memories and to
help stay focused. Now that it has been picked up
by a pharmaceutical company who has millions to
spend on advertising, it has credence and more
people want it. It is not that they have spent
millions more researching it, but that their
market had been cut into by thinking Americans
who had been educated and sought out optional
answers and opened doors to allow us to choose
these things. I am grateful that they advertise,
it makes my job somewhat easier; in that those
who need media endorsement have it.
But, that is not the only place
to seek advice and sit by idly waiting for what
you will be told to do next. Start doing your
homework and stepping out into this
"new" area of healthy choices. Just
recently I heard on the news that eating organic
foods are good for you... maybe they should
change it to the 6:00 History, because we knew
that a long time ago.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Here at the Hyde House we begin
a third year as my directorship of artCentral
enters its "third times the
charm" year of 2008! Last year the board
decided to declare the months of February &
March, annual MEMBERSHIP DRIVE months, as we had
increased our membership numbers greatly in the
years of 2006 and 2007 during this time. I have
drafted a new letter that will go out soon to all
of our friends, visitors and patrons of the past
year who either graced us with a visit, a
purchase, or in some way indicated interest in a
program at artCentral, but are not currently
active members. In 2005 there were a few more
than 100 memberships, and we increased in 2006 to
over 150. At the close of 2007, 185 memberships
exist for artCentral, representing individuals,
couples or families. My goal for 2008 is to break
the 200 membership mark by retaining current
members and adding new ones. What does a
membership cost, you may ask, and what does it
include? There are several membership levels
available, beginning with $15.00 for Seniors and
Students, $20.00 for an individual, $30.00 for a
family, and then the levels of $50.00, $100.00
and $1000.00 for those wishing to make a higher
contribution as a benefactor, patron or life
member. All levels of membership include
invitations to all openings and events,
invitation to participation in the annual June
MEMBERSHIP ART SHOW, which features cash prizes,
an art show or exhibition in one of the
galleries, use of the pottery making facilities,
quarterly newsletters, library privileges to
borrow from our art reference library, sales
privileges for your work in the GIFT SHOP, and
more! Our members come from all over Missouri,
and several other states are represented as well.
I will be asking our board for suggestions and
will hope that we see many new faces here in the
coming year, as well a welcoming back all old
friends! Its a great year to join--- call
me today for a mailing. Our number is 358 4404.
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