Carthages "Red White
and Boom" 4th of July celebration will be
held on Friday, July 4 in Carthage Municipal
Park. The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a 5K
run sponsored by the Carthage Senior High School
Cross Country Team. Pre-registration is
encouraged. Persons participating need to be
checked in at the runs starting line by
6:30 a.m. For more information contact Carthage
Senior High Cross Country Team Coach Andy
At 5:15 p.m. the Carthage Boy
Scout Troop #9 will sponsor the Red, White and
Blue Salute. The ceremony will be conducted on
the west side of the skating rink.
Musical entertainment begins at
5:30 p.m. and continues through 9:30. Scheduled
bands include Matt Coleman and the Honky Tonk
Company Band, Kentucky 31 and the Heartland
Concert Band. The entertainment is sponsored by
the Heartland Concert Band.
The fireworks show will begin
at 9:30 p.m., sponsored by the City of Carthage.
The show will be choreographed to music which may
be heard on Mix 95.1 radio station. Attendees are
encouraged to bring radios to listen to the
Food concessions will be
available provided by the Carthage Lions Club.
2008 Red White and Boom partners include the City
of Carthage, fastrip, Beimdiek Insurance Agency,
Inc., McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital, Carthage
Water and Electric and KDMO-KMXL Mix 95.1 radio.
Davis Memorial Scholarship.
News release from the
Carthage Police Department
Many people in this area knew
Carthage Police Departments Captain Kevin
Davis. He devoted his life to serving the
citizens of Carthage and to making the Carthage
Police Department one of the finest in the area.
In 1976 Davis joined the department as a reserve
officer. He was hired as a full time police
officer on February 10, 1977 and spent the next
30 years working for and leading this department.
During his career he received letters of
commendation from within our agency and from
other agencies and from citizens who appreciated
Members of this department have
started a memorial scholarship fund in the hopes
of helping other young men be able to afford to
go the police academy and serve this city and
department. I believe that your support in this
endeavor would have a long lasting benefit for
this community as we earnestly seek to bring
others that meet the high standard set by Capt.
Davis to this department.
You may make your tax
deductible contributions to Hometown Bank, 312 W.
Central payable to the Capt. Kevin Davis Memorial
Scholarship Fund. Thanks in advance for your