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Friday, June 12, 2009 Volume XVII, Number 251

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Carthage Public Library will be hosting "Dulcimer Music @ the Library!" on Saturday, June 13th at 2:00 PM in the Community Room. For more information call Deb at 417-237-7040.

Did Ya Know?... Victory Baptist Church is hosting an appreciation Duke Mason concert to our area Veterans this Sunday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. The church is located 1 mile east of Kellogg lake on 96 hwy. If more information is needed call the church at 358-5065.

Did Ya Know?... Jam Session Saturday, doors open @ 4:00 p.m., music starts @ 5:00 p.m. All acoustic instruments welcome! Salem Country Church, Red Oak II, Carthage MO., 417-237-0885.

today's laugh

Sounds of the Wild

A mother was reading a book about animals to her 3 year old daughter.

Mother: "What does the cow say?"

Child: "Moo!"

Mother: "Great! What does the cat say?"

Child: "Meow."

Mother: "Oh, you’re so smart! What does the frog say?"

And this wide-eyed little 3 year-old looked up at her mother and in her deepest voice replied, "Bud."

-Nothing is impossible for the man who does not have to do it himself.

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


Carthage has lost another of her excellent teachers. This time it is Miss Mary E. Kennett, who is one of the most experienced and successful primary teachers in the Carthage schools.

During the recent meeting of the state association of school boards, a member of the Kansas City school board saw some specimens of work from Miss Kennett’s room in the exhibit at the Central school and he was much impressed with them. He investigated in regard to her further and the result is that a letter has now come asking her to come to Kansas City at once to take a position now open for her.

As the offer means a promotion and an advance in salary she has accepted and will leave for Kansas City tonight. This now makes eight teachers who have been taken from the Carthage schools for positions in Kansas City.

  Today's Feature

Acoustic Festival Starts Tonight.

The 8th Annual Carthage Acoustic Music Festival is on schedule to provide a diverse mix of acoustic performers on June 12 and 13. The event is held on the Carthage Courthouse Square and the Saturday event is "absolutely free to the public."

The popular open stage will continue this year with performers signing up to show their talent from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Booked bands play from 1 p.m. til 10 p.m

There are no tapes or electronic instruments allowed by performers.

Returning by popular demand as one of the booked bands is the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band. This year the group will also be featured in the Friday evening concert along with Vern Young at the old High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets for the pre-festival concert are $8.

The Festival is sponsored by artCentral(see column inside) with funding assistance from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation. Other considerations are provided by the City of Carthage, the Jasper County Commission, and Mornin’ Mail. It is produced in cooperation with the Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Just Jake Talkin'

I think one of the biggest breakdowns ‘tween generations is bein’ bored. I hear frequently that a big problem with teenagers is this state of mind. I can vaguely remember a time or two when that thought may have crossed my mind, but it never was a lingerin’ problem. On the contrary, the "problem" I was faced with has always been havin’ enough time to do the stuff I thought was important at the time. ‘Course a lot of times that was prob’ly pretty’ borin’ stuff.

They say that a good portion of bein’ happy is based on expectations. If you expect to make a dollar and ya get two, you’re happy. If ya expect to make four and only get two you’re sad. ‘Course nowadays, if ya expect ta buy anything with two dollars, you’ve just lost touch with the borin’ facts of reality.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin'

  Weekly Columns


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

Well, things are happening fast and furiously around here this month! As we make final preparations for our participation at the Acoustic Festival this weekend on the Carthage square, let me invite you once again on Saturday to visit our fine art tent on the south corner of the Courthouse grounds, fair weather permitting, for a look at some nice art by some of our member artists, and take advantage of our kid’s craft offered to the first 50 kids who come up! It is free, and we hope you will stop by as you are at the festival on Saturday, until dusk. Then, next week we open our annual Membership Show on Friday the 19th at 6:00 pm, with the outdoor barbeque, rain or shine. I remind our artists who wish to enter that check-in for your art is Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, noon to 5:00 each day. The pink invitations are in the mail, but all are invited to attend, and members please bring your guests. It is all free, but you are asked to bring your favorite dessert to share, and a free- will basket will be displayed. This is a great time to come and meet the artists, and for visitors to view our facilities here. I am looking for a nice group of work to be entered for the three prizes offered, and as always, we thank McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital for the gift of underwriting this annual show. It will remain in the gallery through the July 4th weekend, so if you miss the opening you can still see the show! See you on the square Saturday!


Journey Along the Wellness Path

by Leesa I. Robinson, N.H.P.

Some may link the term holistic to New Age concepts and practices. However, holistic healing really should be called "whole-istic" instead.

The dictionary defines whole as "a unity formed from an organization of parts; entire; complete; in good health". I see it as a word describing the whole person, whole health, whole food, and even whole family, and whole community. Wholeness encompasses wellness. We can not have one without the other.

Some concepts to implement now include:

*Actively build health as the best defense and prevention of disease.

*Optimize your internal cellular environment so you can detoxify and re-build yourself.

*Maximize nervous system function through hands-on techniques such as chiropractic.

*Consume quality nutrients through whole foods and whole food supplements.

*Focus on building strong relationships with family, friends, community and church.

*Oxygenate and build strong muscles and bones through purposeful exercise daily.

*Exercise your faith muscles!

*Do those things which are in line with nature as God intends.

Health is not simply how well you look or even feel, but how well you are functioning and healing and able to re-build yourself day in and day out.

Seek, find, and embrace the wholeness right where you are whether you be in a season of vitality and health or a season of illness or disease. Live whole-istically!

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