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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 249

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... McCune-Brooks hospital will be having Spradling Family Birthing Center Prenatal Classes on June 13th from 9 AM to 4 PM. The class offers education on body changes during pregnancy, new break-throughs in comfort management during the delivery process, and care of the new baby. For more information or to register, call 359-2616.

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage VFW post 2590 is hosting "A Community Appreciation Day" on Sunday, June 14th from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Sponsored by Carthage area businesses, there will be live bands, a bake sale, and prizes.

today's laugh

Clever news reporter

A car was involved in an accident in a street. As expected a large crowd gathered. A newspaper reporter, anxious to get his story could not get near the car.

Being a clever sort, he started shouting loudly, "Let me through! Let me through! I am the son of the victim."

The crowd made way for him.

Lying in front of the car was a donkey.

-The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on.

-Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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

Slot Machines Suppressed.

The slot machine has troubles of its own just now. It has been suppressed. Marshal Bruffett went the rounds of the saloons, drug stores, hotels and cigar stores yesterday and notified the proprietors that the slot machines must be banished to cellar and attic, there to no longer tempt the possessor of loose change. The marshal’s orders were promptly complied with and not a machine was in sight today.

Marshal Bruffett today told a reporter that this action was due to a general public remonstrance which has reached his ears, and particularly to the advent of a man in town with three regular gambling machines. These machines are played for money prizes and are now at the express office consigned to "I. F. Davis, Carthage, Mo." There were shipped here from Springfield a week ago.

  Today's Feature

Farnum Family to Perform Saturday.

Based out of Southwest Missouri, Norm & Trish Farnum have performed in the Branson area and around the country for many years. They will be on stage at the Carthage Acoustic Music Festival this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Their blend of bluegrass, gospel, old-time & western music has delighted audiences everywhere. These days they are joined by their three oldest children: Daniel, Benjamin and Hannah, on upright bass, mandolin, harmonica, and fiddle. Additionally, their younger brother, Nathaniel, is featured on some bluegrass, gospel and specialty songs.

Norm has been entertaining audiences with his 5-string Gibson Banjo since 1977 when he became part of the Saloon Show and ‘Marvel Cave’ band at Silver Dollar City. Through the years, he has played a variety of venues, including the Roy Clark Theatre in the early 80’s.

In the fall of 1986 he met Trish, and discovered that she came with a musical background. The following spring with their talents combined, they began a seven year


run aboard the Lake Queen where they were featured on Breakfast & Supper Cruises. In the winter of 1990 they toured the Midwest performing over 150 school assembly programs. They have since continued their travels sharing their music from Oregon to Vermont.

Now performing with all of their children, the Farnum Family from Galena, Missouri, continues to travel, sharing their lively music in many venues: churches, festivals, assemblies, special occasions... including seven stints at Silver Dollar City (one of their favorite local venues) for their Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, Southern Gospel Picnic and Festival of American Music!

Just Jake Talkin'

Looks like the annual spring shuffle for retail space on the Square is about completed. Seems each spring and fall there is movement, usually shops that have survived just off the square move into buildin’s vacated for one reason or another.

Bring’s ta mind the tide movin’ in and out. The real life free market place in motion.

The fact that there seems ta always be someone willin’ to jump in is always a reassurin’ sight. The Square continues to be a viable business atmosphere that thrives on the activity of the downtown area.

There are those who remember it as a different place, and it was. The facinatin’ thing about business is that it is forced to adapt to the consumer. The Square is gradually adaptin’ to the new business climate.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

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