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Friday, November 7, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... VFW
Post 2590 Mens Auxiliary will host Turkey
Shoots (splatter board) every Saturday and
Sunday starting October 25 from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. Public Invited, Male and Female, Food
Concession available. West of Carthage at the
intersection of 96 and 171.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Crisis Center will present a free
furniture and appliance distribution on
Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. until
12 noon at the corner of Main and 2nd Street.
Furniture donations will be accepted between
6 and 9:30 a.m. on November 8. For more
information call 358-3533.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Community Flu
Shot Clinic will be held Thursday, November
13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost for the shot is $15.
Participants must bring Medicare or Medicaid
card if applicable. The clinic will be held
in the community room and participants are
asked to use the Wellness entrance.
Preservative-free vaccine available for
pregnant women and children ages six months
to three years. For more information contact
"I heard a noise so I got
up, and there, under the bed, I saw a mans
"Terrifying! Was it a
"No, it was my husband. He
heard the noise too."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Sales of Mining
Two important mining deals
are reported closed this week. One is the sale of Loy
Bros. plant and Lone Acre mine near Stotts City, for
$75,000, Cleveland and Boston parties being the
purchasers. The second sale was that of the Sara Mora
mine and a thirteen acre lease on the Mastin tract for
It cost $100,000 to elect
William Travers Jerome, district attorney of New York.
The money was used in educational advertising to instruct
the great mass of voters how to vote the split ticket. As
Mr. Jerome was not on any regular ticket every vote he
received had to be on a split ticket. The money was
raised by voluntary subscription. A million and a half
sample ballots were distributed over the city in card
form and printed in many languages while every street
contained all sorts of marked ballots. These are only
samples of the immense amount of advertising matter used.
Parade Entry Deadline.
The 36th Annual
Carthage Christmas Parade, hosted by the Carthage
Technical Centers SkillsUSA Chapter will be
held Monday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. The theme
for this years parade is "Rockin
Around the Christmas Tree."
Those wishing to
enter a float in the parade are asked to complete
an entry form by Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Entry forms may be obtained by calling the
Carthage Technical Center at 417-359-7026 ext.
17031 or by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org Entry forms may
additionally be faxed to 359-7098.
The parade will
follow its identical route of years past. The
route will originate at the corner of Chestnut
and Main (in front of the First Christian
Church), proceed north on Main, circle the
Carthage square, and then direct south on Grant
street to end at Chestnut and Grant. The route is
approximately 1 mile long.
Trophies will be
awarded to first place winners in each category
immediately following the parade on the steps of
First Christian Church. Bands will be divided
into sub-groups based upon their size/numbers and
trophies will be awarded accordingly. Trophies
will also be awarded for Mayors Choice,
Directors Choice, Best Interpretation of
Theme, and Best Use of Lights. Entries must be
decorated for the season. Judging will not take
place before the parade, but will occur around
the Carthage square.
SkillsUSA is a
youth organization, made up of high school
students who are enrolled in classes at the
Carthage Technical Center. These classes cover a
wide range of interests such as Electronics,
Health Services, Computer Maintenance, Carpentry,
Drafting, Auto Mechanics, and Precision
Machining. The 2007-2008 year was very successful
for the Carthage Chapter. The organization is 100
members strong and participated in several
activities throughout the year. Last year the
Carthage SkillsUSA took the largest group ever to
participate in state competitions with nine
individuals qualifying for nationals. The main
community service project of the Carthage
SkillsUSA chapter is the Carthage Christmas
Parade. SkillsUSA has been part of the Carthage
Christmas Parade since its beginning. The
SkillsUSA creed is "We believe in the
dignity of work and the American way of
Due to increased
expense of sponsoring the parade, SkillsUSA
charges an entry fee for all business and/or
commercial entries, as well as politically based
entries. The fee is $25 for each entry.
As a safety
precaution, the Carthage Police Department has
ruled that "treats" may not be thrown
from moving units to spectators along the parade
route. Additional participants walking beside
units may hand out candy or gifts.
The Carthage Fire
Department is responsible for booking the real
Santa Claus as the parade finale. It is asked
that no other participants attempt to portray Mr.
receive a confirmation letter indicating place in
the parade line-up.
This year seems ta be an especially good one for
the foliage. I noticed that the rain gutters are
especially full and may require some rakin
I see those covers that they
sell that are supposed ta keep the gutters clean.
I suppose they must deflect some of the debris,
but Ive gotta wonder if theyre worth
the effort. I suppose like most things, when ya
think about em is after youve already
cleaned out the gutters for the year.
I have often wondered if there
is a equitable distribution of leafs among all
properties. It seems that there is sometimes a
disproportionate number of red leafs landing in
my yard. Course those who have no Maples
get to also assist in rakin up some from
the neighborin trees. I suppose its
all part of the shared responsibility.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Robinson Family Health Center
|Journey Along the
By Leesa Robinson, NHP
There is a tendency to see physical
illness as separate from our soul and spirit. But
as we work toward a complete answer to what ails
us, we need an integrated understanding that the
mind, body, and spirit function together.
Foundational health includes
balance in the physical, chemical, spiritual, and
emotional components of our multi-dimensional
God relates to His children as
whole people and requires us to be good stewards
of the life that He has entrusted to us.
I encourage you to ponder and
then put into action, some basic principles as
you step into the path of holistic wellness.
1. First pray for restoration
of your health no matter what the problem. See
2. Take responsibility for your
health. To seek wise counsel is important which
should include devising a personalized plan of
action to restore balance in all areas of health.
3. Renew your mind. In most
cases, the things you do and say begin with the
things you think. Romans 12:2 tells us to
"Be transformed by the renewing of your
4. Laugh more.
5. Love more. Tend to your
relationships as one would tend to a healthy
6. Decide to eat something from
Gods garden daily. Choose fresh, whole
foods to fuel your body
7. Move your body. Our bodies
were designed to move and work.
Yours in good
Leesa I. Robinson,
Natural Health Practitioner
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Holidays are near, and I think
we all will agree that this years Christmas
gift giving will be simpler
for most of us this year, as we all try to
conserve and spend our dollars wisely. I am
making some decisions to give art as gifts this
Christmas, giving a small painting or piece to a
"whole family" in some cases, from our
large family circle, or at least to a
"couple". What better way to give
something that a whole household can enjoy?
Choose a small piece to enable the receiver an
easier decision as to where it might hang, and
give information about the artist, be it print or
original. We have a nice selection of prints here
at the Hyde House, by various artists, most local
or regional. Most are reasonably priced. Another
great location to find local art is at
Cherrys Framing and Art Gallery off the
square in downtown Carthage. Cherry features
original and reproduction works by Andy Thomas
and Lowell Davis and has many other artists
available as well, in both originals and prints.
All Things Grand! on Grand Avenue features framed
giclee prints by Jerry Ellis. And of course our
friend Cleo Copeland in Joplin always has a
beautiful selection of artists work at her
shop, Cleos Framing and Gallery, downtown
Joplin. Give the gift of art and it will be
appreciated for years to come! And if holiday
paintings are your choice, please be sure to
visit artCentrals new exhibition opening on
November 21st. We will be featuring the original
work of artist Glenda Manche of Charleston,
Missouri. Glendas selection includes both
watercolor and oil paintings, many of which are
colorful Santas and other holiday scenes. A small
Santa head painting would make a wonderful
holiday gift for that person who enjoys the
season and decorates early and extensively. I
will tell you more about our artist and her work
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