recently arrested a man selling "secret
formula" tablets he claimed gave eternal youth. When
going through their files they noticed it was the fifth
time he was caught for committing this same criminal
He had earlier been arrested in 1794,
1856, 1928 and 1983....
Senators William B. Spong of Virginia
and Hiram Fong of Hawaii sponsored a bill recommending
the mass ringing of church bells to welcome the arrival
in Hong Kong of the U.S. Table Tennis Team after its tour
The bill failed to pass, cheating the
Senate out of passing the Spong-Fong Hong Kong Ping Pong
Ding Dong Bell Bill.
For those of us who are getting a
God grant me the senility
to forget the people
I never liked anyway,
the good fortune
to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight
to tell the difference.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Big Hotel In Prospect.
Rumors That One to
Here to Cost
It was rumored on the streets today
that the plan of forming a stock company to build a big
hotel here is being discussed by a number of business
men. It is stated on good authority that the matter is
under serious consideration and that it is more than a
The report is that the company will
lease Mr. G. A. Cassils lots at the corner of 6th
and Main streets and there erect a handsome modern hotel
of Carthage stone. It would only be a block from the
square and directly on the street car line. The building,
it is said, is to cost from $50,000 to $75,000 and the
hotel is to be one of the nicest and best equipped in
Circuit clerk Fred B. Norton and wife
left last night for a trip to Port Arthur, Texas. They
will be away about a week.
Carthage Maple Leaf Festival
Searching for Vendors
The Carthage Chamber of Commerce is
currently accepting applications for Maple Leaf
Festival vendors. Vendors will be able to sell
handcrafted items on the historic Carthage square
following the Maple Leaf Parade on Saturday,
October 16, 2010. Craft & food vendor spaces
are now renting & filling quickly. Several
food categories are already filled to capacity.
Forms are available by email, fax, or mail upon
request to 417-358-2373 or
New to Maple Leaf in 2010, the
committee introduces outdoor commercial booths.
No indoor commercial booths will be offered this
year. Outdoor commercial booth spaces rent for
$100 each. No electricity will be available and
gas generators are not allowed. Commercial spaces
are for those offering a product or service for
sale that is not handcrafted. Limited number of
booth spaces. Registration forms & guidelines
available June 1st by email, fax or mail upon
request to 417-358-2373 or
email@example.com. Spaces assigned in
order of registration forms and payment.
Bluestem Band Featured at 2010
Carthage Acoustic Festival.
The Carthage Acoustic Festival
pre-festival concert will feature the band
Bluestem this Friday at the old High School
Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Opening the show
will be Alan Young and Joe Smith blending their
Dobro/guitar talents and showcasing Youngs
vocal and songwriting abilities.
The Bluestem group was formed
in 1982 and has performed frequently on stage at
the Winfield Music Festival and is a seasoned and
Advanced tickets for the Friday
show are on sale at Oldies & Oddities Mall on
the Square, or at the door for $7. Children under
12 are free.
The Festival will continue on
the Historic Carthage Square from 10 a.m. until
10 p.m. on Saturday.
The Fesitval is sponsored by
the Powers Museum with funding assistance from
the Helan S. Boylan Foundation. Other
considerations provided by the City of Carthage,
the Jasper County Commission and the Mornin
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Keith Alberding, sings the girl
parts and has all the charm of a banjo player. He
always waits until you mouth is full of coffee to
tell the punch line. Plays banjo, guitar, and
Jim Rood, runs with scissors
and usually talks too much. He is not usually
influenced by quality.Plays fiddle, guitar, and
sings baritone and tenor
Rick Marshall, can recite every
line from Monty Pythons Holy Grail and
likes pie.He has a large collection of our capos.
He even has Elviss capo. thank you very
much.Plays guitar, and sing baritone and tenor
Marvin Pine, is the geezer and
is the owner of the largest boot collection. He
is Cowboy #54 in the state.Plays bass, spurs, and
recites cowboy poetry.
Woody the wonder bass
The real star of the show,
holds Marvin up.
"We hope to see you down
the trail for some tunes and some laughs."
With all the enthusiasm for
the stock car racin and "iron
man" (which includes women competitors
also), Id like to see a competition
based on the two. Row boat racin.
It would use the
traditional circle track configuration, only
water, like a moat. Wouldnt have ta be
a high bank type track, flat water is
difficult enough to navigate. Its such
a simple idea, Im surprised no one has
been promotin the idea.
Kellogg Lake would be an
ideal spot to experiment with the
possibility. The annual event would be a
natural for some summer month. I can hear the
radio ads now - The Row Boat Nationals. .
.Satur-r-r-r-rday night. (splash, splash,
splash in the back ground.)
I suppose the appeal is
somewhat low-tech. Just a bunch a folks
havin a good time in Carthage.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Isnt the Flu
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have read
your column for many years, but I havent
seen anything about stomach flu. Will you write
about it? Someone in my family of seven gets it
every year, even in the summer. Does the flu shot
protect you from it? -- H.H.
ANSWER: At one time, I
conducted a crusade to erase the term
"stomach (or intestinal) flu" from the
English language. I didnt get very far, so
I gave up on it. Real flu -- influenza -- is a
respiratory illness, not an intestinal illness.
The flu shot provides protection only against
true flu, not "stomach" flu.
Four viruses are the usual
culprits of stomach flu, and, for adults, the one
that leads the pack is norovirus. Vomiting,
diarrhea, fever and often headache are the main
symptoms. It comes on suddenly, about one or two
days after the virus enters the body. The
sickness lasts only one to three days. A slight
increase in number of cases occurs in the winter,
but it comes in all seasons.
Norovirus infections usually
spare infants. Older people have the worst
symptoms, and they are the ones who can die from
an infection, but death is rare. This is the
illness that sweeps through cruise ships and can
infect an entire nursing home. Its also
common in military settings and sports teams. The
virus is passed in contaminated food and water,
and it can live for long times on inanimate
objects -- another possible source of
No medicines kill the
norovirus. Replacing fluid lost through diarrhea
is the most important aspect of treatment. A
homemade replacement solution is a mixture of
half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of
baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and four
tablespoons of sugar in a quart (about one liter)
of water. Commercial fluid replacements also are
available, and drinks like Gatorade are suitable
for infections that are not prostrating. Bismuth
subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) controls diarrhea.
Immunity to norovirus is not
long-lasting, so second infections occur.
Many bacterial illnesses, like
Salmonella, also lead to diarrhea, but
thats a subject for another day.
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