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Friday, December 10, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 123

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . First United Methodist Church 7th & Main will hold a Breakfast & Cookie Sale Saturday, Dec. 11th, 8am-Noon Breakfast $5, pancakes & ham or biscuits & sausage gravy. 358-2577

Did Ya Know?...Singles Reaching Out - west will have a Christmas potluck Friday, Dec. 10 at the Ulmer Community room. Bring wrapped gift ($7.50 or under) for exchange and side dish. Ham provided.

today's laugh

"The grocer game me a phony quarter this morning. You can’t trust anyone these days!"

"Let me see it."

"I can’t. I used it at the drug store."


A midwest farmer was describing his lifestyle to a touring group of city folks. "One of the benefits of this profession," he explained, "is that we have built-in weather predictions."

"What do you mean by that?" asked one inquisitive visitor.

"When the cows are standing," the farmer explained, "it means no rain is likely for the next twenty-four hours. When they’re lying down, it means it’s going to rain."

"On our bus trip," another visitor piped in, "I saw half the herd standing and the other half lying down. What does this mean?"

The farmer answered, "That means half of them are wrong."


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

Carthaginians in Denver.

Will Berry, who recently went to Denver to locate, writes that he is doing nicely and is keeping house with his sister, Miss Peachie, who is also located there.

Reece Ivey, another former reporter, is also in Denver and besides finding employment at his trade has purchased a rooming house on Nineteenth street and has no trouble in keeping the rooms well filled.

Ike Ivey is in Denver and is employed by the John Thompson Grocery Co., one of the big market houses on 15th street.

In the same block is the photograph gallery of W. H. Castor, another former Carthage man.

Prof. Croswell, the Rolla man who shot his sweetheart and committed suicide, was a room mate of Leslie Emery of this city last year at the state school of mines.

  Today's Feature

McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital Opens Urgent Care in Carthage.

The Family Medical Center Urgent Care is full service; staffed with physicians, physician assistants and support personnel who will take care of acute illness and injuries. The Urgent Care specializes in the treatment of minor injuries, burns, sprains and infections as well as high blood pressure, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other non-emergency care. Laboratory and radiology are available on site.

No appointment necessary. Located at 1632 Missouri Avenue (lower level), hours are Monday through Friday 12 noon to 8pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 8 pm. and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

According to Robert Copeland, MBRH Chief Executive Officer, "Urgent Care services fit the hospital’s philosophy of patient-centered care and working with the Family Medical Center of Carthage to provide Urgent Care Services to Carthage and the surrounding area is a win—win for everyone."

Pricing for the Urgent Care is competitive.

Just Jake Talkin'

Back when I was drivin’ the ‘48 Chevy pickup with the three speed manual tranny, I could always save a little gas with the trick I learned in an automobile magazine. The method was to accelerate from about twenty miles an hour to the speed limit which was 70 at the time, then put the tranny in neutral and shut off the engine.

Ya coast until your speed drops to twenty-five and put the tranny in second, pop the clutch to start the engine and repeat the process.

The guy that wrote the article claimed to get over fifty miles to the gallon using this technique. Course the folks followin’ ya down the highway weren’t impressed. I do credit this with savin’ me walkin’ several miles on a couple of occasions. Don’t know if it ever saved any money.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

WOW! What a weekend Carthage just had! Both the Christmas Homes Tour sponsored by Carthage Historic Preservation last Saturday and artCentral’s sale of Christmas ornaments and accessories downtown at the old Second Street Gallery were huge successes, and we thank all those of you who participated or came out to view the sale or the homes, or BOTH! As one who had a home on the tour I can testify first hand that it was a diverse group that came through representing a number of neighboring states and towns. Both men and women came through, and I know that the board of directors of CHP joins me in thanking all those volunteers from town that worked so hard to make it such a success. I understand from my friend Judy Hill, the director at Historic Phelps House, that they ran out of the original 500 tickets printed and had some of their men running out to the copy machines to produce an additional several hundred to accommodate the crowds. The teas that they held in the afternoon were well attended and they got many compliments on the wonderful food produced by both Cathy Hauser, Tricia Coates, and most likely other helpers. It was a beautiful day, and folks were very appreciative and complimentary as they spoke to us during the day. I hope that some of our local businesses also benefited by the extra folks in town that day, which surely they did. Personally, our sale too was well attended and to those who came and were patient, thanks to you too for your dollars given in donation to artCentral and we hope that the pretty things that you took home will be enjoyed during the season. Most everything was sold, and the remainders will be donated by artCentral locally to our Salvation Army shop as well as the Crisis Center to make those folks holiday a bit more festive and beautiful. Our last show of the year is now closed, and I will be moving some of the beautiful paintings by Ken Southwick over to the Atrium Gallery very soon, so if you missed the show here you can enjoy some of the paintings over there. Drop in to Sirloin Stockade for a good lunch or dinner during the next few weeks after a day of Christmas shopping in Carthage and take a look!

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