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Friday, October 10, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 80

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage V.F.W. Post 2590 will host the 7th District Meeting on October 12, 2008. Dinner at 12:30, Meetings to follow.

Did Ya Know?... The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show begins Thursday, October 9 at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Powers Museum, 1617 West Oak Street, Carthage.

Did Ya Know?... A rummage sale to benefit the Girl Scouts will be held at the First Presbyterian Church basement, Lyon & Chestnut on Saturday, Oct. 11 starting at 7:00 a.m.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Humane Society receives stray pets on a daily basis, and urges animal owners to have IDs on all pets, even indoor ones. Without IDs the Society has no way of returning pets to their families.

today's laugh

Actual Newspaper Headlines:

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers.

Miners Refuse to Work After Death

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Local High School Dropouts Cut In Half

New Vaccine May Contain Rabies

Deer Kill 17,000

Plane Too Close To Ground, Crash Probe Told

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

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

Prosperity Notes.

Stanley Raynor while at work in Duenweg fell through the tracking and severely injured his knee. He is able to be about however.

Miss Esther Hollingsworth, who removed to the territory last winter returned to visit a few days in the old neighborhood last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clint Carrick and daughter, Miss Maude, have returned from a visit to Mrs. Carrick’s sister at Lane, Kan.

Several head of stock and a horse were killed during the late storm. A wheat stack was also demolished.

Mrs. Lem Rich and little daughter of Webb City visited Mrs. Robert Black, Friday and Saturday.

Mrs. T.F. Tuttle and daughter, Mrs. M. T. Horne, were in Carterville and Webb City Thursday.

Walter Stapleton was called to Lamar Sunday by the serious illness of his brother.


Today's Feature

Appliance Museum Grand Opening.

JR’s Small Electrical Appliance Museum, in Diamond, MO will hold its grand opening on October 9-11. Over 3,500 appliances will be displayed in the museum, including toasters, coffee pots, blenders and vacuum cleaners. The collection includes the first electric toaster and many other milestones of appliance history. The grand opening is held in conjunction with the Toaster Collectors Association convention.

Admission to the museum is free of charge. The museum is located next to JR’s Western Wear, Hwy. 59 South in Diamond, MO.

Maple Leaf 5K Run.

Sprint Duathlon and Mile Fun Walk.

News release

The annual Maple Leaf 5K Run, Sprint Duathlon and Mile Fun Walk, sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA, will be held this Sunday, October 12 starting at 2:00pm. The run/walk and duathlon will be held at the Fair Acres Family YMCA located at 2600 South Grand Avenue.

For a fee of $10, participants can enjoy the Fun Walk and will receive an event t-shirt and the chance to win a variety of prizes ranging from gift certificates to collectibles. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the walk to all participants.

The 5K run is a distance of 3.1 miles and is $15 to participate. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag.

The new addition to the event this year is the Sprint Duathlon. The Duathlon consists of a 5k run a 15 mile bike ride and a 1 mile run. The fee to do an individual duathlon is $30 and a team duathlon is $50.

"This is a great event for the entire family," said Amber Carrier, Director of Member Services for the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, the hosts of the annual Maple Leaf Festival. "Participants will get a little exercise while enjoying the fun of celebrating Maple Leaf with their family and friends!"

For more information or an entry form for the Maple Leaf 5K Run, Sprint Duathlon & Fun Walk event, contact the Chamber office at 358-2373 or Fair Acres Family YMCA at 358-1070.

Just Jake Talkin'


The basic premise that the natural order of things is ta be in chaos is comforting at times, however, I feel I’m livin’ just a little closer to nature than I’d like. I suppose the most we can hope for is "controlled chaos."

The example sometimes used is a balloon filled with helium. The gas is flyin’ around inside the balloon, tryin’ to expand and get out into the atmosphere. The balloon is the controllin’ factor, bringin’ some order to it all and at least providin’ entertainment for the child at the other end of the string.

Even in this situation, there is always the possibility that some other kid contemplatin’ insertin’ a pin into the mix.

If ya really want to experience chaos, try explainin’ to a three year old where his toy disappeared to and the natural order of random acts by the neighbor kid.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

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

This begins the busy time of our year here in Carthage, as it always seems the "holidays" begin with the annual Maple Leaf Festival, moving into the fall holidays, and then Christmas and New Years. Our latest show "Cloudy" opens Friday the 10th and we will be open here at the gallery all weekend and then the two following weekends during regular hours from noon until 5:00. If you have guests over Maple Leaf, plan on making a visit to this show a part of the weekend. We are located at 1110 E. 13th, near the football field where the band competition will be going on, so walk over. I have hung 24 of Patricia Moline’s most beautiful "sky-scapes" and landscapes in both oils and pastel. I think all those who see this show will be pleased with the very reasonable pricing on the pieces, and all are original art. Some paintings are mini sized too! We thank BEIMDIEK INSURORS for the underwriting of the expenses of this show as well. And I hope folks have had a chance to get by the Sirloin Stockade and see our show there, work by Frank Young in the Atrium Room. As you have visitors this weekend, don’t forget to give them a tour of the beautiful new Carthage Public Library and as you continue the "Carthage culture tour" go by Powers Museum and see the quilt show, and end the afternoon at the beautiful new McCune Brooks Regional Hospital which has a truly great and unique original art collection spread throughout it’s public areas and waiting rooms. I think this could be the only hospital that I know of that can boast all original art to be viewed, which includes art by Bob Tommey, Lowell Davis, Jerry Ellis, April Leiter, Theresa Rankin, Andy Thomas, Koral Martin, and others. It is truly an art museum in itself and a very impressive collection for all to enjoy!

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