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Friday, June 13, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 255

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?..June 14th and 15th VFW POST 2590 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS, Public welcome. Saturday will be Adult Only Day with a horseshoe tournament, Sloppy Joe’s served at 4 p.m. and Karaoke at 7 p.m. Sunday is Family Day from 1-5 p.m. serving free hamburgers and hotdogs. Games for the kids, bake sale, and craft show. Lots of fun for the whole family. Call 358-1657 for more information

Did Ya Know?... June 16-20, 6-8:30 p.m., Carthage First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Avenue in Carthage is having Vacation Bible School for children 5 years through sixth grade. Transportation is provided. There will be a program on Sunday morning, June 22, followed by the Church’s 3rd Annual Car and Bike Show, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Call 417-358-4265 for more info.

today's laugh

Father, I want to get married.
No, my boy, you are not wise enough.
When will I be wise enough?
When you get rid of the idea you want to get married.

Yes, I know fish is brain food, but I don’t care so much for fish.
Ain’t there some other brain food?
Well, There’s noodle soup.

The greatest labor saving device is tomorrow.

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


The applications for a chance to enlist continue to come in to Capt. Geo. P. Whitsett’s recruiting office in the council room. Several more were accepted last evening. More were on hand this morning ready to be examined, but Dr. Wise was busy and after a little time spent this morning did not take up the work of examination again until the latter part of this afternoon. He is now at work again. Those accepted since yesterday afternoon’s report are from Carthage.


C. H. Ziler, who operates a blacksmith shop south of Dorn & Kitching’s cornice works, on Grant street, has formed a partner ship with E. B. Platt, who operates a blacksmith shop a block away, at the corner of Howard Avenue and Fifth Street. The former will tomorrow move his shop to the quarters of the latter, and the firm will be Platt and Ziler.


Today's Feature

Weekend Events Listing.

A variety of events will be held this weekend in Carthage. The following list provides times and places of the events as well as the activities scheduled.

Acoustic Music Festival.

The 7th Annual Carthage Acoustic Music Festival will be held on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th.

Friday’s events include a Pre-festival Concert in the Carthage High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Entertainers will include the Faris Family, 2006 SPBGMA Midwest Entertaining Group of the year, and Bailed Green & Wired Tight. Tickets for the concert cost $7.

Saturday’s free events begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Historic Carthage Square. Open stage will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Electrified instruments and pre-recorded music are not allowed. Scheduled bands will begin performing at 1:00 p.m. and include; Stonebrook, the Alferd Packer Band, the Faris Family, Drywood, Redhead Express, Fabulous BRD’s and Bailed Green and Wired Tight. More scheduling information will be listed in an upcoming Mornin’ Mail. Indoor facilities are available in case of rain. Participants are requested to bring lawn chairs.

The Carthage Acoustic Music Festival is sponsored by Powers Museum with funding assistance from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation. Other considerations are provided by the City of Carthage, the Jasper County Commission, and the Mornin’ Mail. The event is produced in cooperation with the Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Kids Fishing Day.

Kids Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 14th at Kellogg Lake from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Children 15 years old and under are invited to ring their own fishing poles and equipment to fish at the lake during the educational event. Bait will be furnished.

Activities include drawings for prizes for children who participate in at least 2 educational stations, hay rides around the lake, free hot dogs, soda, chips and Blue Bunny Products.

Kids Fishing Day is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Kellogg Lake Group, and local businesses.

VFW Customer Appreciation Days.

VFW Customer Appreciation Days will be held on Saturday, June 14th (adults only) and Sunday, June 15 (family day) at the VFW Post 2590, 16759 Inca Road, Carthage. The public is invited to attend.

Saturday’s events include a horseshoe tournament at $1:30 p.m. for $5.00 per person. Partners will be drawn and the top 3 places payout. Sloppy joes will be served at 4:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. a karaoke contest will be held, with a prize of $100 for the best act. Participants are encouraged to dress for the contest.

Sunday’s VFW events will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and include free hamburgers and hotdogs, cotton candy, a giant jump toy, face painting, halftrack, clown, dunk tank, bake sale and craft show. For further information about the VFW customer appreciation day call 358-1657.

Saddle Club Rodeo.

The Carthage Saddle Club will hold its 31st Annual ACRA/IPRA Rodeo on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th at the Carthage Saddle Club Arena in Carthage Municipal Park.

The event will feature Miss Rodeo Missouri 2008, Janell Schlobohm and the Old Fort Days Dandies. Kids 10 and under will be able to participate in a Boot Scramble on Friday and Saturday, and a Clown Contest on Saturday.

Admission costs $8 in advance, $10 at the gate for adults, and $3 in advance, $5 at the gate for children 6-12, with free entry for children 5 and under. Advance tickets may be purchased at Race Bros. Farm & Home in Carthage, Southwest Missouri Banks in Carthage, and H&H RV Service in Carthage.

Just Jake Talkin'

I’ve only got into poison ivy once that I know about. As a kid of huntin’, I apparently laid down in a ripe growth. It covered my stomach area.

The real battle is ta get it to stop itchin’ long enough ta let it heal. In other words, the less ya do the better off ya are.

This is of course completely opposite of the procedure for the small cuts or abrasions that kids come up with. In that instance there needs ta be an effort to clean and cover, watch for infection and spreadin’. When a cut started itchin’ a little, it was a good sign usually. Meant it was healin’ up.

Sometimes it’s not so clear whether an itch needs scratchin’ or ignorin’. Sometimes it comes down to will power or knowledge, but usually just dumb luck.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Blood sugar disorders are nothing to fool around with. A blood sugar imbalance is not always easy to recognize, but a simple blood test can help you determine if your are having a problem. If so, treat it!

Some supplements which may be helpful in normalizing blood sugar levels include:

• help the body respond to insulin

• Fiber supplements such as psyllium or bran (with lots of water)

• Vitamin B complex to help regulate carbohydrate metabolism

• It has also been noted that many diabetics are low in magnesium

Herbal supplements which have been helpful for hypoglycemia may include:

• Spirulina between meals to keep sugar stabilized

• Gymnema sylvestre has been proven effective for improving sugar control and cravings

• Siberian Ginseng to strengthen the adrenal glands

• Pancreatic enzymesa are available in capsule form and many of my customers swear by them. To watch sugar, alcohol and fruit juice intake along with other dietary considerations and exercise you may eliminate a potentially serious problem.

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

In the past three days, 50 member-artists of artCentral have brought in one or two of their best works for the annual Membership Show scheduled to open June 20th, and what a great show it is going to be! I have some beautiful traditional paintings from some of our great long-time members, some very interesting things from some of our new artists, and some great different media to show this year, including metal sculpture, print design gouaches, sequential illustration, fiber art, and jewelry. Additionally we will be showing ceramics, sculpture, various mixed media works, weaving and photography. It promises to be a most interesting line-up of varied things, and I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity right here in our community to see this exhibition. The Opening night for the artists, our members, and all of their guests, is a barbeque and potluck supper, and all are invited to attend and eat with us on the beautiful grounds. Meat, bread and drinks are provided. Our board president Don Knost will again serve as grillmaster, and other board members will be on hand to assist. We will have tents pitched in case of rain, so it is a rain or shine happening! The award winners will be announced, and the prizes this year include a first, second and third award, each carrying a cash prize, and the annual Underwriter’s Award, chosen by Beth Simmons representing the underwriter of the show, McCune Brooks Regional Hospital. We thank McCune Brooks for once again undertaking this show and supporting artCentral in this generous way. This show will continue until July 6th Thursday through Sundays from noon to 5:00 daily. We hope to see everyone!

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