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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 Volume X, Number 252

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #187 will be working in the first degree at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 13th. Dinner will be served before the meeting and all Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Stop by the corner of 3rd & Garrison (next to Beimdiek Insurance) at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 22nd for Pet Adoption Day. Gifts, raffles and coupons from area vets will be given away. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

today's laugh

I finally found out what basketball players do during the off-season. They go to the movies and sit in front of me.

The old man was cleaning up in the branch bank at night when the phone rang. He answered, "Hello."
The voice at the other end said, "Can you tell me the penalty for withdrawing a five-year CD at the end of thirty-eight months?"
The old man said, "When I said, ‘Hello,’ I told you all I know about banking."

"Why did Moses wander in the desert for forty years?"
"Because even then a man wouldn’t stop and ask for directions."


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

Lakeside Theatre.

A large and appreciative audience greeted the first production of Hal Keith’s famous comedy, "For One Night Only," last night at Lakeside theatre.

The piece abounds in uproariously funny and ludicrous situations, and heart-stopping climaxes. The company render this production in such good form that it would please the writer himself were he here to witness it. The specialties between acts are all new and clever, and delights the audience.

The clever acting of Miss Summerlin, the leading lady, and of Miss Langdon, the talented daughter of Mr. Goldwhinney, deserve special praise.

The same performance will be given tonight and Saturday night.

Sunday there will be a matinee at 3 p.m., night performance commencing at 8:20. There will be two new performances. Performances every night next week.

  Today's Feature

Local To Lecture at Carver Monument.

Park Volunteer Mary Ann Willis from Oak Street Health and Herbs is scheduled to lecture on Traditional Medicinal Herbs at George Washington Carver National Monument. A growing interest in plants and herbs, especially during the spring and summer when blooms are abundant, has made this program quite popular. Ms. Willis will present her program on Sunday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Beginner naturalists, as well as those with experience growing herbs, will benefit from this program.

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientists, educator, and humanitarian.

The monument is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then 1/2 mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The National Park Service cares for special places, saved by the American people so all may experience the nation’s heritage.

Just Jake Talkin'


The old story is that a fly born in a vinegar jar wouldn’t know any better and think it was the sweetest place on earth.

My theory is still that most folks would choose to live in this part of the country, especially Carthage, if they just knew such a place existed.

‘Course the down side a that is if ever’one moved here, it just wouldn’t be the same. I can remember an in-law that lived in LA bein’ thrilled that she found a home only 90 minutes drive from work. No thanks.

I personally enjoy bein’ a couple hours away from the big city. Close enough to be convenient, but far enough away to avoid the day-to-day hassle.

Now if we could only get the State to build a SW Missouri ball field.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing Services

Weekly Column


by Donna Erickson

Your kids will hit a home run with Dad this year when they make him original All Star Fathers Day cards modeled after standard baseball collectors cards. The completed cards will give Dad the beginnings of a collection of his most valuable players. As the kids grow and change, new cards can be created for Dad to build on from one year to the next.

To start, outline a baseball card on an index card or measure a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size. Cut out. On the front of the card, glue a recent school picture or a close up snapshot leaving enough room for child’s name, team (your family name) and position. Be creative when choosing the position. If the child helps prepare family meals, his position might be assistant chef; if another child likes to draw and paint, she may be the artist in residence.

Flip the card over and put a lucky number at the top to represent a uniform number. Add vital statistics such as date and place of birth, height, weight, and whether left- or right-handed. Now include career highlights. Think about each child’s accomplishments so far, such as finalist in the 3rd grade spelling bee, learned how to ride a bicycle at age 7, etc. Leave space to write Happy Father’s Day and the child’s name.

Cover both sides of the card with clear adhesive backed paper and present to Dad for a special wish from all his major leaguers!


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