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Friday, December 19, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... VFW
Post 2590 invites the public to a craft &
goods show December 20, from 1:00 to 6:00
p.m. 16759 Inca Road, Carthage.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital will hold a
"Home for the Holidays" Chili &
Soup feed fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
December 19th in the hospital Community Room.
$5 for adults, $3 for children, incudes chili
or soup, cookie & drink. Take-out
available by the quart by calling 359-1956 or
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Centers Christmas Day
Family Dinner will be held on Thursday,
December 25 from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. in
the First United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall. The event is for everyone who needs to
be with others but has no place to go. Those
wishing to volunteer to help are encouraged
to call Marilyn or Brian Bisbee at 358-3533.
"Im looking for and
adviser with only one arm," said President
Truman. "All the adviser I have now say,
On one hand..., but on the other
hand.... I want someone to give me a single
Thursdays joke contained a typographical
error. President Zachary Taylor passed away on
July 8, 1850, not 1950 as was stated.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Bonuses for Babies
"Fifty dollars when
you get married; $50 for every baby." Thats
the offer J.B. Martin, proprietor of a fashionable New
York hotel, has made to his employees. In case the babies
come in twos or threes each one stands to collect $50
just the same. Mr. Martin has paid $5,150 in bonuses
within the last year and is willing to pay as much more
this year. Once only he has paid upon twins.
"Ive found the plan to work out
admirably," Martin declares, "Marriage and
babies bring on responsibility."
Furs for Xmas Gifts.
Piece of fur for Christmas
present touches a tender in a girls or womans
heart. Get one for mother, sister, wife or sweetheart.
Tailor suits..... $5 to $50 Ladies and childrens
coats.... $1 to $25
Mrs. Cora Huffs is home
from a pleasant Christmas visit at the Girard, and
reports plenty of fine skating there.
Williams to Retire.
Department Detective LaVerne Williams will be
retiring on December 31, 2008 after 31 years of
service to the City as a police officer and
In a news release
announcing the retirement, Captain Randee Kaiser
said the following of Williams;
few people in our community that have had more of
a positive impact on its citizens, especially the
Williams is responsible for establishing the
annual Underprivileged Childrens Christmas
Party 30 years ago. The party is made possible
through the donations from the community, and
serves more than 600 underprivileged children.
This years party will be on December 20 at
10:00 a.m. in Memorial Hall.
Williams is also
responsible for the school Halloween coloring
contest which includes participation from every
elementary school child in the City of Carthage.
The contest was started 22 years ago.
Through the Child
ID project, Detective Williams has volunteered
hundreds of hours fingerprinting children
throughout the City, and has also volunteered
time top help put on bicycle rodeos for children.
said that in addition to these projects Williams
has also had an outstanding career as a
detective, having focused primarily on juveniles.
become a resource for parents to call when they
have concerns about their troubled kids,"
said Kaiser. "He has always gone above and
beyond to lend an ear, or offer some advice to
parents through the years, and has helped
countless children in a variety of ways.
"I can not
stress enough how much our community has
benefitted from his hard work and
A retirement party
for Detective Williams will be held on December
31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City
Hall, 326 Grant Street.
When my mom got really upset with somebody, she
sometimes said that shed like ta really rub
their nose in it.
Now youd figure
"it" to be the mistake somebody had
made or a truth that had finally come out.
Youd figure it was that, unless ya saw the
hand gestures that went along with the tone a
voice she used when she said it.
Now, there werent any
obscene gestures or anything as crude as that.
Shed make a motion like she had a young pup
by the back of the neck, firmly showin the
dog the meanin of bein housebroke.
Everone in the family was
well aware that we never wanted to have our noses
rubbed in it, even if it was for our own good.
Specially if it was Mom doin the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Robinson Family Health Center
|Journey Along The
By Leesa Robinson, NHP
Some will consciously pass up the carrot
tray on the Christmas buffet. Some might be so
bold as to say that carrots dont even
deserve a place at the table! Why would we want
to eat carrots when we can have an extra dose of
gravy? Who then could even think that carrots
could be a treasure at the feast of the season?
In defense of the carrot it
really isnt even rabbit food as some see
it. Wild rabbits, which may come to surprise Bugs
Bunny fans, dont even eat carrots. Did you
know that one pound of carrots gives a normal man
enough energy to raise 64 tons 1 foot in the air?
And three carrots gives you enough energy to walk
three miles? Not that these points of trivia will
be impressive enough to convert those who prefer
to reach past the carrot tray for the gravy spoon
and then stretch out on the couch for a long
We really must give the carrot
some credit. After all, it is famous for adorning
the face of every classic snowman this time of
year. Furthermore, according to French popular
wisdom, eating carrots makes people nice. And
there must be some serious enthusiasts to warrant
The Annual Carrot Festival in Holtville,
California! All this and more from the innocent
orange stick that contains a goldmine of
nutrients such as calcium, glutathione, copper,
iron, sulphur, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium,
Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E. So go ahead and
enjoy your gravy, but please pass me the carrots!
Yours in good
Leesa I. Robinson, NHP
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
The great Christmas exhibition
of paintings by Charleston artist Glenda Manche
is completed, and we thank all those who visited
during this show and especially those who made
Altogether, seven framed and
several unframed paintings were sold. Tuesday I
moved a nice group of the holiday themes pieces
to our Atrium Gallery at the Sirloin Stockade for
other members of the public to enjoy for the
remainder of the holiday season, so if you missed
seeing Glendas things at the gallery, take
a look at the work at the Atrium. All hanging
there are originals, and I think very
attractively priced if you are in need of a last
minute Christmas gift! I want to also thank
Patricia Moline for the nice paintings that she
allowed us to hang in the Atrium during November
until now. Now that the gallery is closed
officially for 2008, there remains the end of the
year chores, cleaning of the gallery, book work,
and taxes (ugh!), and attention to next
years calendar and schedule. Most
importantly will be the beginning of the annual
Membership Campaign for 2009, so please expect to
hear from us if you are not currently an active
member of artCentral. Every year we try to reach
additional patrons for membership, and retain
those who are already on our roster, and both of
these endeavors present challenges. I trust you
members will grace us with your renewals this new
year. When your letter arrives in the month of
your renewal coming due, please remember that it
is only through the generosity of our
members dues that we can continue to
operate. I thank each of you members in advance
for the gift of membership during this year of
2008, and hope that it will be extended to us in
2009. A very Merry Christmas to all of you, and a
Happy New Year in behalf of the artCentral board
and all of us at Hyde House Gallery!
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