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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Volume X, Number 223

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Mailbox It Express and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thurs., May 2nd at 2408 B South Grand, inside the Village Shopping Mall Complex. The public is invited.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will be open from 9-4 p.m. on Sat., May 4th and from 12-4 p.m. on Sun., May 5th. They will also be on the Carthage square from 11-3 p.m. on Sat., May 11th for a Special Adoption Day. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Annual Residential City Wide Spring Clean Up is on Saturday, May 4th, 2002. No trash is to be placed at pickup points until Friday night. Items should be placed at your regular designated pick up. Rocks, batteries, refrigerators, freezers, A.C.’s, yard waste, paint, chemicals, hazardous household waste, and items over 75 lbs. will not be picked up.

today's laugh

"My son’s home from college."
"How do you know?"
"I haven’t had a letter from him for three weeks."

Reporter- "What is the professor’s research work?"
Professor’s Housekeeper- "It consists principally of hunting for his spectacles."


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


The inter-urban train came in early this morning from the west on the Frisco, but did not go back. The rapidly rising water soon made it impossible for trains safely to navigate it.

Someone this morning about 10 o’clock waded out on the Frisco track from the depot to dry land to the west and found the lowest point knee-deep under water, which would put out the fires in any engine. It was also found that the current had washed the railroad embankment and weakened it until it was unsafe for trains.

Center creek is high is proportion but is not over the electric line grade and cars ran as usual today. The Missouri Pacific grade at Carthage is too high to be affected.

Houses in the river bottom between the river and Kendricktown are flooded and loom up on the surface if the expanse of water like anchored house boats.

  Today's Feature

Music Schedule for Regional Arts Festival.


The Carthage Regional Arts Festival is to be held on the Carthage Square from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th. It will feature a variety of artists and musicians.

9:00 a.m. - Kenny Babb and Phil Rogers Duo. Blues and jazz group featuring keyboards, vocals and saxophone.

10:30 a.m. - Southern Jazz Quartet. A jazz group featuring Joe Leiter, Phil Wise, Ryan Hurn and Ben Peterson.

12:00 p.m. - Jim Hunter and The Mellowtones Big Band. Includes a jam session featuring local jazz artists; Jim Hunter, saxophone; Billy Hunt, Grammy Award Winning trumpeter; Dave Pelsue, trombone; Dan McCorkle, drums and vocal; Robin Montz, piano and vocal; and Jerry Holcomb, bass.

2:00 p.m. - Ozark Festival Orchestra. This Monett based orchestra will appear for the second time at the festival.

4:00 p.m. - Tim Whitmer and the K. C. Express. Tim Whitmer has treated audiences all over the world with Kansas City Swing Jazz. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and recently released his fourth album.

Just Jake Talkin'


If you’ve gotten lazy about runnin’ that computer virus checker, you might wanna dust it off, or upgrade to the latest model.

I’m aware of three small computer systems that went belly-up startin’ last Friday. May be just a coincidence, but it’s a little odd. Fortunately our system has not been affected, but safeguards are in place.

For those of us who deal with computer discs from various sources on a daily basis, it gets a little spooky.

If there are other instances of a virus spreadin’ in the community, I’d be glad to pass along any info. I’m not a virus fixer, just interested in how widespread the situation is. Be careful out there.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



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Weekly Column


Celebrate May Day with your kids by passing on the tradition of making and delivering May Day baskets. Hang a pretty basket filled with flowers, candy, trinkets and a note on bedroom doorknobs in your house or extend the cheery ritual with your children by leaving a basket at a neighbor’s front door!

Get started making these bright baskets for your "spring delivery" this week.

Spread newspaper over your work table and paint several pint-size plastic strawberry baskets. Use non-toxic craft paints in bright colors. Apply with a paint brush or dab paint on with a sponge. A tip for young artists: Clip a clothespin to the basket and use the clothespin as a handle while applying the paint. Let dry. For added sparkle, brush white household glue (diluted with a few drops of water) on the painted basket. Sprinkle glitter on the glue. Let dry and shake off loose glitter. Weave ribbon or yarn in and out of the sides of the basket, if you wish.

Cut a piece of ribbon or yarn 12 inches long and tie to two top sides of the basket for a handle.

For a "Happy May Day" note, create a pretty flower motif on the note using a button for the bloom. Dig into your button jar and let your child choose a pretty button. Glue it to the center of a 3" x 3" square of construction paper. Directly under the button, draw a stem with several leaves. Tuck the card in the May Day basket with your name.

Note: These May Day baskets may later be used as gift bags. Stuff with tissue or tulle and tuck a little present inside.


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