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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 Volume XII, Number 11

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .All City of Carthage residents whose regular trash pick-up is on Friday will still have their trash picked up regularly on the 4th of July. There will not be a one-day delay as for other holiday schedules.

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Multi-Culture Committee meets monlthy and is currently focusing on organizing the 3rd Annual "Festival of Friends," and is seeking volunteers and more cultural displays. Interested persons are invited to attend the next meeting at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 9th at the Family Literacy Center, 706 Orchard. For more info call Corinne 358-3270, Jinny 358-2158, Tomasita 358-1401 or FLC 358-5926.

today's laugh

If you think things improve with the years, attend a class reunion.

A man, eager to make an investment, went to his bank and asked for a big loan. The banker said, "Can you give us a statement?"
The man said, "I’m optimistic!"

If necessity is the mother of invention, how come such unnecessary stuff is invented?

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

Sad Death of Mrs. Bates.

Mrs. Bates, who lived just north of the Advent church on Jersey street, died this afternoon. The death is a peculiarly sad one, according to President E. Knell of the charity union. The family has only been here a short time and were compelled to stop on their journey to Illinois by the illness of the wife and mother. There are ten children of all ages. The head of the family is willing to work and has two teams. He has been working at the charity wood yard, and has been eager to secure something to do.

The details of the funeral have not yet been arranged, but it will be held tomorrow.

A Batch of Prisoners Brought up.

Constable Jack Winters brought up six evil-doers from Joplin this morning and lodged them in the county jail. There were nearly all kinds, ages, colors and sex of wrong doers in the batch. The offenses were embezzlement, burglary and plain fighting.

  Today's Feature

Carthage On Your Television.

A "Discover America" film crew will be in Carthage July 11th-13th to film different aspects of life in the City.

Executive Director of the Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau, Teresa Gilliam, stated in an interview with the Mornin’ Mail that the video can be used as a recruiting tool or as a marketing tool.

In the two days of filming, they will shoot approximately 84 different locations.

As a $20,000 project, the City Council appropriated $10,000 to the Convention and Visitors Bureau from the city’s lodging tax fund balance. The other funding came from area businesses including tourist-based and industrial-based businesses.

"Carthage’s history, the tourism offering, and the industry will be highlighted," said Gilliam, "Just a quality of life; the parks, the golf course, just a general overview of life in Carthage."

Gilliam will meet with area residents July 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall to discuss the plans set for the filming crew.

Citizens will be asked to participate simply by performing normal tasks, such as walking around the square to shop, or relaxing in a park.

"It’s real important that we show that Carthage is a happening place," said Gilliam.

Carthage was referred to "Discover America" by Scott Bentley, superintendent of George Washington Carver National Park.

The show will be aired in the Spring of 2004 on the Travel Channel. It will also air on the Hawaiian Pacific channel in Hawaii and be an option to watch on British Airlines.

Just Jake Talkin'


I suppose that puttin’ together a six or eight minute snapshot of Carthage for tv takes some time. Just the plannin’ and gatherin’ information for it has taken a couple a months. After the actual shootin’ of the film, there will be lots of time spent editin’ and piecin’ together to get the best results.

By the time the show actually gets on tv next spring, it should be a slick production. In a time of instant photos, it seems unusual for a project that take near on to a year to be completed. But on the other hand, it’s good ta see such a project be worked through so as ta make sure it is done right.

If ya wanna be in on the project, show up at the meetin’ this afternoon and volunteer your services. If you can look like a shopper or a tourist, they’ve likely got a part for you.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Aaron W. e-mailed this excellent, handy tip: "When shopping at a store with a huge outdoor parking lot, park your car near a ‘cart corral.’ This makes it easier to spot when you leave the store. In addition, each time a shopper returns a cart or an employee comes to collect them, it means another pair of eyes on your vehicle."

• To stretch your dishwasher detergent, mix in an equal amount of baking soda when you add detergent to your machine. It will do a great cleaning job — on both your dishes and your dishwasher.

• Do you get tired of cleaning your shower walls? Give them a good cleaning and then wax them. It will repel moisture and keep mildew from setting in. Just be sure you don’t wax the tub, as it could make it slippery and unsafe.

• George S. of New York writes: "I have a ping-pong table, and the kids and I love to play. Sometimes the balls get dented, and they don’t work so well. My wife put the dented balls in hot water, and wouldn’t you know it, they came out brand-new after a short soak (about 15 minutes). That’s my wife, always fixing things."

• "I know it is nowhere near the holidays, but I wanted to remind everyone that shopping for holiday gifts in the summer means you will be less rushed and less strapped for money come winter. I get all my holiday shopping done by September, so that in November, when stores start to put out Christmas and other holiday merchandise, I can just buy little things like stocking stuffers. I also save by buying all my wrapping and cards after Christmas." — Emily, via e-mail

• Here’s a tip for use during your summer outdoor activities: Don’t try to save money by scrimping on sunscreen. Apply it early and often; nothing is more important than your health. Have a happy summer.

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