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?...The Carthage Business Women of Missouri have Black Walnuts and Pecans for $9 a pound. Sales supports a Scholarship Program. 358-3505
Pastor Jim was called to serve a large Southern Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. He had been pastoring a middle sized church in Minnesota and arrived on a Monday in San Antonio. He was greeted warmly and moved into the parsonage and his first official meeting was on Tuesday evening with his deacons.
"Brothers, I am interested in getting to know you and request your help in doing this by meeting here at the church Saturday morning at 8:00. While in Minnesota, I learned to enjoy bungie jumping and I felt it would be nice to have fellowship down at that high bridge over the Medina River. I will make a jump and show you how its done and perhaps you may like to try it also."
Saturday morning the deacons were all at the church and got into the church van and headed to the Medina River. Once they arrived, the group went to the bridge and observed a Mexican American family having a reunion below. At that Pastor Jim said, "I dont think it will be a real problem, I know the stretch on the cord and I will tie it off so we wont disturb that family."
Pastor Jim tied off the cord, put on his harness and climbed to the top of the hand rail, and with that he jumped. As he got close to the bottom a huge cloud of dust arose with a bunch of gleeful laughter and shouts. Suddenly he arose and yelled, "HELP!!" The deacons reached out for him but missed. Again Pastor Jim went down and again a huge cloud of dust, laughter, and screams arose. As Pasor Jim came back up, all eight deacons reached out and grabbed him.
When he stood once again firmly on the bridge he asked, "What is a Pinata"?
CARTHAGE A MINING CENTER.
It Is the Liveliest Camp in the District, Says an Operator.
"Carthage is today the liveliest camp in the mining district," said one of the prominent mine operators of the county today. "I have been all over the district of late and nowhere is there as large a percent of the existing mines busy and active as there is right here. Our mines are all producing stuff, and being in the geographical center of a zinc territory extending from Springfield on the east to Galena on the west, I predict a great future for the Carthage camp.
"Theres the "Sure Thing" on the Hudson Mining Co.s land just south of Pleasant Valley. This rain has given them water and I think they will be ready to start their mill next Monday. The Hudson company has what will within twelve months prove the biggest producing shaft in Jasper county. They now have a drill driven 100 feet into ground that will prove 33 per cent ore, and is even better than the dirt from which the Pleasant Valley made its big run of $6,000 in a month with jack at $18."
In addition there is the South Carthage, two miles south of Pleasant Valley, probably the most active camp in the Carthage district. A number of Webb City and Carterville men are coming out there and getting interested.
East of the South Carthage, the old Kimberly and Lucky 13 tracts have been leased direct from the owner, Col. Corby, and combined in one good producing mine by new operators. The stuff was on the line between the two tracts, and the heretofore unsatisfactory conditions are now overcome.
At the Cholwell or Southeastern land the Providence companys big pump broke last Thursday and has just got to going again. Four tons of ore were cleaned up in sinking ten feet in the pump shaft.
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