9 for K-9s.
The Carthage Humane Society and
Boy Scout Troop 9 will hold a fund raiser this
Saturday, April 28 at Central Park to raise money
to help the new add on for the Society.
The event is from 10:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. and is free but donations will be
The activities include face
painting, a dog cake walk and live music all day.
Troop 9 will be selling food
and beverages and there is a scheduled appearance
of Red the Service Dog. The public is invited to
enter the Strut your Mutt Dog Show, but all
animals should be on a leash.
For more information contact
Chamber Business Expo 2012.
Over 40 exhibitors have
committed to be at the Chamber Business Expo
2012. Thursday, April 26th from 5-7 will be the
Business After Hours, sponsored by John Hoffer
Dodge, for the business professionals of the
Friday, April 27th 10-6 the
Expo will be open to the public. An iPad provided
by Cornerstone Family Dental and makeover
provided by Dr. Flys Salon as grand prizes.
Admission is free.
Commemorative merchandise for
the 46th Annual Maple Leaf Festival is now
available. Merchandise can be pre-ordered at the
Carthage Chamber, 402 S Garrison.
Shirts are available in sizes
youth XL adult XL or other sizes by
special order, featuring artwork by Terri Bunn of
Wichita, Kansas. Choices include a short sleeved
shirt, long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt design or
a hoodie or tote bag. Andy Thomas Maple
Leaf Festival logo will also be available on
visors and ball caps. Thomas Maple Leaf
logo will also be printed between the shoulder
blades on all shirts.
Differ on Post Office Cut Backs.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill,
D-Mo., announced a new plan Tuesday that would
place a two year moratorium and new guidelines on
post office closures.
McCaskills amendment, is
enacted, would set new criteria on U.S. Postal
Service office closures, starting in 2014.
The criteria include that
service to seniors and individuals with
disabilities not be disrupted, that the closure
would not result in significant economic
disruption to the area, that the area served by
the post office has access to wired broadband
internet, and that the nearest post office is
within 10 miles of the closed facility.
"Targeting rural post
offices for closure is callous, unnecessary, and
irresponsible and doesnt solve the fiscal
problems facing the Postal Service," she
said. "Our post offices are more than just
brick and mortartheyre the lifeblood
for towns across our state."
Earlier in the year, McCaskill
announced a plan that would remove the
requirement that the postal service pre-fund
their pension programs for 75 years, and
introduced a blue ribbon commission to look for
ways to save costs by, among other things,
relocating post offices to existing buildings or
trimming the hours that post offices are open.
Last year, the USPS floated a
consolidation proposal that included potential
closure of 167 post offices in Missouri.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is
not convinced about the plan backed by McCaskill.
Blunt said he wants the USPS,
which is struggling to gain a financial footing
as customers are increasingly relying on
electronic communication, to address the fiscal
"I dont want to kick
the can just two years down the road," Blunt
told reporters Wednesday.
Blunt, however, is in agreement
with McCaskill in opposition to the USPSs
earlier proposal to slash rural facilities. Blunt
favors the USPS cutting back on hours as a way to
address the financial woes.
"The rural post office in
many communities is the last anchor that creates
a sense of community," Blunt said, adding
that proposal to close them "is not the
The Carthage Crisis Center is
holding a Free Furniture and Appliance
Distribution on Saturday May 12 at 8 a.m. at 100
South Main St. Carthage, Missouri (parking lot on
the East side of the building)
Anyone is welcome that needs
furniture or appliances to furnish their home.
Storm and house fire victims are welcome.
The Center will have limited
delivery so those taking advantage of this
program should bring a truck or trailer to haul
Anyone wishing to donate decent
furniture and appliances to this Distribution
should bring items on Saturday May 12 between 6
and 8 a.m. to the Carthage Crisis Center parking
Volunteers are needed with
strong backs to help move and load furniture and
appliances. Volunteers with trucks and trailers
will also be needed to help with transportation.
Call 417-358-3533 for Information.
Kelley 126th District
"The Federal Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly
called Obamacare, is a primary example of our
federal government run amok, and as your state
representative, I have a duty and a
responsibility to stand up to defend the
Constitution whenever the federal government
encroaches on our state sovereignty and our
rights as citizens.
Defending the rights given to
you under the Constitution is a value we share.
Last week, we stood up to the federal government
and their onerous health care policy by passing
HB 1534. This bill will prevent the
implementation of Obamacare here in Missouri.
Today, the law is still in
limbo. Obamacare has worked its way through the
lower courts, and we are now waiting for the U.S.
Supreme Court to formally rule on the
constitutionality of this law. I remain
optimistic that they will strike it down."
County Jail Count
167 April 18,
Including Placed out of County