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Friday, November 6, 1998 Volume VII, Number 101

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Lincoln Ladies Federated Republican Women will hold its Membership Tea, Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Jasper County Health Department Annex Meeting Room, 105 Lincoln, Carthage. Interested women are welcome.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold a used book sale from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison Ave.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Christian Home Educators of Carthage area will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at 1938 S. Main St. in Carthage. For more information call 417-358-7318.

today's laugh

"I'm at the head of my class, pa,"said Joshua.

"Dear me, son, how did that happen?" cried his father.

"Why the teacher asked us this morning to pronounce C-h-i-h-u-a-h-u-a, and nobody knew," said Joshua,"but when she got down to me I sneezed and she said that was right."


Pupil-"Do you think it's right to punish folks for things they haven't done?"

Teacher-"Why, of course not, Willie."

Pupil-"Well, I didn't do my homework."


The dog got loose and he etiquette.

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

Moonlight Driving Picnics.

Speaking of picnics this morning, an old timer remarked that the electric line had cut a great swath in the livery man's business.

Formerly there was a drive picnic nearly every week or two during the summer, and most of the crowds went to Wildwood, or Tucker's ford, as it was called.

Most of the Sunday schools also went there on their annual one-day's outings. Cave Springs and Carytown, too, got a crowd now and then, big crowds going out in the big bus or wagonettes.

But now Lakeside not only gets all the picnics but the electric really uses the number of events by the cheapness and conveniences with everything that can be held. A moonlight driving picnic has come to be such a novelty that there is great disappointment that one cannot be held now.

  Today's Feature

Sidewalk Help Discussed.

Public Works Committee Chair Bill Fortune suggested that the City begin looking at a program that would help finance private sidewalk repair and replacement during the Committee's regular meeting last Tuesday.

Fortune thinks that a special assessment with a three to five year pay out would encourage many neighborhoods to upgrade their sidewalks. He said he would also like to look at state grants and/or City funds to help pay for the improvements. He sees the program working much like the curb and gutter assistance given to developers. A certain amount of money would be set aside each year and neighborhoods could apply until that year's allotment was gone. As the special assessments were paid back, the fund would be replenished.

City Engineer Department Head Joe Butler has told the Committee that a rule of thumb for cost is $10 a foot for an approved sidewalk.

City Administrator Tom Short says there is a chance that State Funds would be available for neighborhood improvements. He says it is a new program that is little used.

Pamela Sue White Presented the Women's Achievement Award

The Carthage Business and Professional Women's Club presented the Woman of Achievement Award to Pamela Sue White at their monthly dinner meeting held at the Golden Corral on October 26, 1998.

"The Woman of Achievement Award is designed to recognize the contributions of working women to our community," says Alta Smith, Publicity Chair. "We want to give honor to those women who serve as role models and contribute to our objective 'to elevate the standards of women on business and the professions'. We also hope that in giving this recognition we are furthering our objective 'to bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the United States' by starting in our community.

"We have selected Pamela Sue White to receive this honor because of her contribution through education. Pamela is a Counselor at Carthage High School where she has been touching lives for 8 years. She is a sponsor for Friends for Life, a drug-free student group, Future Teachers of America Club, Cadet Teaching Class and Peer Helpers. She also teaches parenting classes and facilitates support groups for at-risk students. She prepares quarterly Parents newsletters and works as school coordinator for the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program."

Pamela is a wife and mother to foster children as well as her 3 adopted children.


Precious Moments Lighting Ceremony.

Hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights will be illuminated at the 10th Annual Precious Moments Lighting Ceremony, on Friday, November 13, 1998. Visitors from across the country will gather to share in this most inspirational event.

The ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fountain of Angels Amphitheater, located across Chapel Road from the visitors center. The guests will view a brief Fountain of Angels performance and hear Christmas music by Larry Turner and Arman Rodriguez of the Chapelaires. An inspirational message by Larrene Hagaman, Chapel Director, will also be given.

Following the entertainment guests will experience a spectacular candle light procession to the nativity scene outside the visitors center and will continue down the Avenue of Angels to the Chapel.

Chapel hours during the holidays are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. These hours continue through January 2, 1999. The complex will be closed Thanksgiving Day, except for an evening Fountain of Angels performance. The Chapel will also be closed Christmas and New Years Day and will close at 5:00 p.m. the day before each of these holidays.

The Chapelaires musical group will begin performances November 13 at 7 p.m. and will continue to January 2nd. Admission to the performance is $4 for adults and $2 for children 4-12, children under 3 are free.


Just Jake Talkin'

If ya haven't taken the time to get down to the Square lately, you might be surprised at the variety of shops that are gettin' spruced up for the holidays. This Sunday will be the annual Christmas Open House and a good portion of the shop owners will be servin' up treats and given folks a chance to get some ideas for gift givin' (and gettin'). Several businesses not located on the Square are also takin' part in the festivities, so be sure to take a look at the insert in today's Mornin' Mail.

Another date ya might want to remember is next Friday, the 13th. The annual lighting ceremony will be takin' place on the Square, includin' the Courthouse, and out at Precious Moments. Whether you're ready or not, the season is rapidly approachin'.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin'.



Oak Street health & herb

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

What a gorgeous would be nice if it had coordinated somewhat better with the Maple Leaf festivities. Which, by the way, were outstanding. Thanks to all of you who worked so diligently to make it happen.

Relief will come with the first frost to many who suffer from allergies. That is great if you have pinpointed your allergies and know that it is from the leaves, grasses or other pollens;but, what if it is from the food you eat? Often times one may think there is an airborne allergen when it is actually something you have put in your body. Recently a customer shared that both she and her sister had been noticing that their noses got stuffed up after breakfast. They decided to eliminate the milk and no more stuffed up noses. She has also noted that the bloating she was feeling has disappeared too.

According to researchers two of the most common allergens in children are wheat and dairy. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle, but if you pay attention they may be there. Dairy frequently causes a lot of mucus or sudden bowel movements. In my daughter, the allergy showed up in her ears and we thought she had infections and treated her as such. Wrong. Once I removed the dairy, the "infections" went away. Now wheat, that is somewhat more difficult with bread being a staple in the diet. There are, however, other grain breads available and rice pastas etc. I know and individual who has come up with some interesting recipes and continues to thrive on the challenge of finding good stuff to eat. It makes sense that if one has lived on certain items for some time that an allergy may occur. We have a "threshold" of tolerance and once we cross that, well, we are on the other side or the intolerance side.



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