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Friday, May 30, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 244

did ya know?

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) 673-2723

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!

today's laugh

"Are you good at grammar?"
"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, wouldn’t you like to see me in something flowing?"
Husband: "Yes, go jump in the river."

"Soup, Sir?"
"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.


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 doesn’t 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.


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.


Today's Feature

Maple Leaf Theme Announced.

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.

Just Jake Talkin'

I was informed last year that my strawberries aren’t supposed ta be ready for pickin’ until the fourth of July. Now I’ve got some plants that fit that description, but I’ve also put in some a those early bird strawberries. That apparently means the birds are aware that they come on in late spring.

I’ve already spotted a couple of little beaks eyeing’ my strawberry patch. I’m 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 I’ve only tasted a handful of fruit in two years. Sure are pretty though.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
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 many years.

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 nutritious dish.

Fresh Dandelion Dip

1/2 c creamed cheese (low fat)

1/2 c tofu (or sour cream)

lemon thyme (lemon juice)

garlic clove

green onions

1/2 c or more dandelion greens chopped

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 children’s 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 haven’t 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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