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Friday, October 17, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 85

did ya know?

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?... Carthage Area United Way, Inc. will be selling raffle tickets for a "Blue Scooter" made possible by generous donations from Metcalf Auto Supply and D&D Sexton, Inc. Beginning Friday, Oct. 17 tickets will be sold for $5.00 each or 4 tickets for $20.00 during the Pancake Feed at the Carthage Fire Department. For more information contact Carthage Area United Way at 417-358-2948.

today's laugh

One Sunday after President Coolidge had returned to the White House from church, where he had gone alone, Mrs. Coolidge inquired;
"Was the sermon good?"
"Yes," he answered.
"What was it about?"
"What did the minister say?"
"He was against it."

There are two reasons why some people don’t mind their own business. One is that they haven’t any mind, the other is that they haven’t any business.

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


Took Laudanum by Mistake—High Grade Ore at Reeds.

The Plymouth Rock Mining Co. has loaded a car of zinc ore which is very fine. It brings a premium of 50 cents a ton over the average ore. This speaks well for the Plymouth Rock mines as producers and for Reeds as one of the best mining camps in the east end of Jasper county.

Miss Stella Peterson by accident, took a dose of laudanum today and for a time her recovery was doubtful. But she is out of danger now.

A. F. Lewis Makes A Purchase.

A. F. Lewis has bought from the trustee in the Bacon bankruptcy case, the residence property on North Garrison avenue near Central recently in litigation, and tomorrow will move to and make it his home.


Today's Feature


The 42nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival began this week and will continue until Saturday, October 18th. A list of festival events, as released by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, follows.

Friday, October 17th:

• Brats on the Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 on the Carthage Historic Square. Hosted by the Carthage rotary Club.

• Maple Leaf Baby Show, 6 p.m. in the Carthage High School Auditorium. $5 pre-registration, $10 day of the show. Sponsored by McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.

• Emporium on the Square, 311 S. Main Street, Blood Drive from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. provided by Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Live Music at the Woodshed, 7:30 p.m. $5 at the door.

Saturday, October 18th:

• Fire Department Pancake Feed, 6 p.m. to 11 a.m., $4 per person at the Carthage Fire Department, 401 Chestnut.

• Maple Leaf Parade, 9 a.m. starting on the Carthage Historic Square. Sponsored by Leggett & Platt, Southwest Missouri Bank, The Carthage Press, KDMO, MIX 95.1 FM, KSN-TV and Dynamic Signs.

Willie Arthur Smith’s Marching Cobras, 2 p.m. in the Carthage High School Auditorium. The Marching Cobras will walk in the parade and then do a special performance after the parade. Sponsored by Schreiber Foods, Inc.

• Maple Leaf Auto Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CMC Complex, Fairview and Grand. Hosted by the Maple Leaf Auto Show Committee.

• Maple Leaf Kids Dog Show, 1 p.m. located at Central Pet Care, 224 W. Central. Kids must be 13 and under to register a dog. Dogs must be 60 lbs and under to qualify. Sponsored by Carthage Humane Society and Central Pet Care.

• Antique Car & Tractor Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park. Hosted by Restoration LC.

• Brats on the Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Carthage Historic Square. Hosted by Carthage rotary Club.

• Carthage FFA Petting Zoo, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Jasper County Courthouse lawn. Hosted by FFA.

• Entertainment on the Square sponsored by Arvest Bank from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of entertainment will be provided for those enjoying festivities on the square.

• Maple Leaf Marching Band Festival, Noon to 10 p.m. at the K.E. Baker Football Stadium. Hosted by the Carthage Tiger Band Boosters.

• Precious Moments Reflects on a Rich Spiritual Heritage in the Maple Leaf City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A limited edition 30th Anniversary figurine will be available for sale. There will be several drawings available including a chance to win a signed figurine. Hosted by Precious Moments, Inc.

• Celtic Wine Festival, 12 p.m. to dusk at the White Rose Winery, Restaurant & Bed & Breakfast, 13001 Journey Road. There will be winery tours, vineyard tours, home tours, grape stomping, food and wine tasting.

• Maple Leaf Pottery Collection, 9:30 a.m. at the Mud Puddle, inside Emporium on the Square. A special edition collection will be available that is made just for the Maple Leaf Festival each year. • Maple Leaf Tasting Party, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Annies, 116 W. 3rd Street.

Just Jake Talkin'

I learned how to use a tire gauge at an early age. After burnin’ on a patch to my bicycle inner tube, I pumped and pumped on our tire pump until I could safely ride to the service station.

That was fun, pullin’ up to the gas pumps and parkin’ to use their air hose. It was so much fun I put in a little more air. Not yet of the age to properly gauge the pounds of pressure by just feelin’ the tire, I naturally overinflated. This didn’t cause me a stiff ride however, it blew the side right out of the tire.

After pushin’ the bike back home and mournin’ the lack of a ride, I began countin’ pennies to purchase a new tire. Since that time I’ve always hated puttin’ air in a tire without a gauge. Proper inflation is still a measurable science that anyone can learn.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Robinson Family Health Center

Journey Along the Wellness Path
Sponsored by Robinson Family Health Center

You have the best doctor on call! What I am referring to is the doctor inside of you. This internal physician works 24/7 helping your body reach balance, also called homeostasis. When you catch a cold, your physician creates a river of mucus to carry the bacteria or virus out of your body. Often, your doctor will make you cough in order to rid your lung of throat of congestion. A fever is a great indication that your personal physician is helping you fight off infection.

As you sleep, your doctor works to help cleanse, repair, and replenish your body. This is an inner intelligence we were given by our Creator, God.

I encourage you on your wellness path to allow your doctor to do his job. All too often, drugs are introduced too soon and inhibit your body’s doctor to do what it does best…HEAL. No doubt, drugs are absolutely needed at times and they are credited for saving countless lives, however, too many needless drugs will make your doctor lazy.

It is essential to remember that your doctor is working harder than ever these days. Our internal environment is constantly being bombarded with toxins and stress of various kinds. We can strive to support our internal doctor in very practical ways. Soft tissue body work that addresses the nervous system helps increase energy flow throughout your body and also helps balance the immune system. Also, foods rich in antioxidants such as blueberries or green vegetables help provide essential nutrients to fuel your internal doctor. Lastly, consider a customized nutrition plan that meets your specific internal needs for health.

Yours in good health…naturally,

Leesa I. Robinson, NHP

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

Welcome to Carthage all Maple Leaf visitors! If you are reading this article during our Maple Leaf weekend you already know that there are multiple activities available to you here in Carthage, some of which will have already taken place at the time of this printing. If you have seen the special tri-fold Maple Leaf brochure you may have noticed information about the art exhibit on display here at artCentral. We have our own brochures spread around town at the various other museums and businesses, and directions to our location are printed there. Our gallery is located in one of Carthage’s historic homes called the Katherine Hyde House, and it is interesting in itself. Here you will find an exhibit of art that is by Joplin, Missouri artist Patricia Moline in a show entitled "CLOUDY". This exhibition contains oil paintings of various beautiful cloud formations as well as other landscapes and florals. Our show will remain until the weekend of October 26th and our hours this weekend will be Friday, noon to 5:00 pm, Saturday 2:00- 5:00 pm, and Sunday noon to 5:00 pm. Since we are near the football field where the band competition will be underway all day Saturday, walk over and take a look! We are also proud to present the work of Frank Young, oil paintings of local interest, in a separate show at the Sirloin Stockade on Central Avenue. This is our satellite gallery, THE ATRIUM, and contains work from previous shows, much of which is also for sale. Carthage is an "art-town" and has much fine art available for public viewing, from our beautiful Courthouse mural by artist Lowell Davis, to the Civil War Museum’s work by Andy Thomas, including Andy’s work at the City Hall. Our beautiful new McCune Brooks Regional Hospital contains a fine original art collection as well! Welcome to Carthage and happy art viewing!

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