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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 249
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.
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
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.
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 marshals 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.
Farnum Family to Perform
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
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 80s.
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
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
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 buildins vacated for one
reason or another.
Brings 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
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
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