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Friday, May 30, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 244
Did Ya Know?...Waterfest
2008 will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kellogg Lake, Carthage.
Featuring free entertainment by Kufara African
Marimba Band, rock climbing walls, food vendors
and kangaroo gyms. Educational demonstrations
including live reptiles and recycling. Sponsored
by Streamteam 3320. For more info call (417)
Did Ya Know?... June
11th--Officials from the Small Business
Administration (SBA) will be at the Chamber
Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to answer
questions and present information concerning
financing and refinancing of business projects
with SBA loans. Please RSVP.
Did Ya Know?... June
13th--Friday Morning Coffee, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at
Kellogg Lake. What a great way to start your day!
"Are you good at
"Now that was my best study."
"Is trousers singular or plural?"
"I know that one---singular at the top and
plural at the bottom."
Wife: (After trying on numerous
dresses) "Dear, wouldnt you like to
see me in something flowing?"
Husband: "Yes, go jump in the river."
"No, please, just had my suit cleaned."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
TRAINS SOON ON WHITE
Henry Tangner says that
trains on the White River railway will be running inside
of five months and if it had not been for the wet spring
hindering work they would be running now.
This doesnt mean
that the road will be completed clear through by that
time, for the tunnels will not be done for a year or two.
But that part of the road extending east from Carthage
will be put to use as soon as completed far enough to
make it worth while.
HAS INVENTED A WIRE
C. F. Stephens, of west of
town, has invented a wire stretcher on which he has just
applied for a patent. It works on the end post of a
fence, and obviates the setting of supplementary posts.
For the next 30 days we
will make prices on groceries that will astonish you. At
Saulisberry & Co., southeast corner of the square.
During the month
of May the Carthage Chamber of Commerce held a
contest to pick the theme for the 42nd Annual
Maple Leaf Festival, which is scheduled for
October 11-18. There were over 50 entries for the
contest that came from the local community. After
much deliberation by the Maple Leaf Committee,
the theme selected for this years Maple Leaf
Festival is "REFLECTIONS OF A RICH
HERITAGE" submitted by Becky Wormington.
Becky will receive a $25 gift certificate for her
entry that is redeemable at any Chamber of
Commerce member. The Carthage Chamber of Commerce
would like to thank all those who sent in their
theme ideas, and congratulate Becky on winning
the Maple Leaf theme contest.
Now that the theme
has been selected for the 42nd Annual Maple Leaf
Festival the Carthage Chamber would like to
encourage everyone to start planning their float
ideas based upon, "Reflections of a Rich
Heritage." For more information, contact the
Carthage Chamber of Commerce at 417-358-2373.
I was informed last year that my strawberries
arent supposed ta be ready for pickin
until the fourth of July. Now Ive got some
plants that fit that description, but Ive
also put in some a those early bird strawberries.
That apparently means the birds are aware that
they come on in late spring.
Ive already spotted a
couple of little beaks eyeing my strawberry
patch. Im seein some good leafs and a
few little blooms that not doubt have also been
spotted by the neighboring feathered friends.
With all the grippin I
did last year about the birds gettin my
strawberries, I never had anyone give me advice
of how to stop em. I will continue the
battle this year, but so far Ive only
tasted a handful of fruit in two years. Sure are
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Dandelions are popping up
everywhere! If you have a "clean" place
to gather you may want to eat some of these
beauties. Besides being high in potassium,
calcium, iron, Vitamin A, B-complex, C and E;
dandelion stimulates all the glands in the body.
It was listed in the American Pharmacopoeia for
The Chinese, as well as
Americans, have used this herb to treat such
things as infections and liver disease. The dried
roots have been ground, roasted and used as a
coffee substitute. The young tender greens make a
wonderful addition to salads. Steamed with fennel
and thyme or in a wilted salad they are a
Fresh Dandelion Dip
1/2 c creamed cheese (low fat)
1/2 c tofu (or sour cream)
lemon thyme (lemon juice)
1/2 c or more dandelion greens
Cream the cheese and tofu in
blender. Add in the remaining ingredients. Serve
with raw vegetables.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Anticipating a busy June here
at artCentral, I would remind all our
member-artists to read carefully the registration
cards that were mailed out this past week, and
note the dates for art delivery and then later
pick-up. I am excited to see what comes in
beginning June 8 through June 10th! The children
have received the first mailings for
childrens artCamp 2008 and I should begin
registering them as the forms are returned.
Remember, first come first served, and some
classed fill up fast! I will be putting out the
forms in the community this week, at the Public
Library and the Chamber Office, and as always, I
have a box of extras on the front porch here at
artCentral. Our final week is here for the
fundraiser, and if you havent remembered to
put a check in the mail to us for that, please do
so. A 100.00 contribution will insure that your
name or business will have a place on the plaque
that will be made to hang with the 2 Lowell Davis
original panels at the new McCune Brooks Regional
Hospital in late June. I thank those who have
already contributed! My board of directors will
be meeting a bit later this month, on June 17th,
but in time to finalize the plans for the
Membership Show Barbeque and Picnic, which will
be held here rain or shine! Please plan to come
out and be with us for that fun evening, see the
art, and enjoy seeing the artists. All that is
necessary is to bring a dish to share, lawnchairs
if you like, and a guest if you desire. Musicians
welcomed to play too! I will not be writing next
week, June the 6th , due to being away, but will
be back on June 13th to tell you how the new show
is shaping up!
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