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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Volume IX, Number 182

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 125 E. Fairview, will serve Ham & Beans, Corn Bread, Vegetable, Drink, and Dessert on Tuesday, March 4th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The first team Captains’ Meeting for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Carthage will be held at 5:45 p.m. this Thursday, March 6th in the SMB Community Room, 2417 S. Grand Ave., Carthage. Anyone interested in forming or joining a team is invited. For more information call Mary Jo Barks at 358-8131 (day) or 359-9218 (evening).

Did Ya Know?. . .The first "Second Saturday" Antique Show on the Square is from 8-5 on Saturday, March 8th. Dealers will be stationed indoors and outdoors around the Carthage Square.

today's laugh

If I were honest, there are a number of red lights that I have driven through. But on the other hand, I’ve stopped at a lot of green lights that I’ve never gotten credit for.

"Darling," scolded the mother, "you shouldn’t always keep everything for yourself. I have told you before that you should let your brother play with your toys half of the time."

"I’ve been doing it. I take the sled going downhill, and he takes it going up."

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


Members of Several Families are Shipping together via Frisco.

F. M. Kendall and family, Tom Kendrick and family, Arthur Bridges and family and Fred Rightsell are leaving for the Pacific coast, where they expect to locate. They ship to Walla Walla, Wash., where the Kendalls and Rightsell may locate, and all send their freight together in one car.

Bridges is a west Chestnut street painter, Kendall the ex-letter carrier, Kendrick the Kendricktown steel worker, and Rightsell a young deliveryman.

The Kendall family left this morning. Others are to leave the first of next week, and Rightsell is to go in charge of the livestock in the car. Others who have taken space in this car for shipment of freight to the far west are John Griffith and Louis Strauss, already there, and probably Joe Anchors, also.

  Today's Feature

"It's Acceptable."

Monday night at the monthly Public Service meeting the Committee chose a new name to present to council for Carthage Municipal Golf Course. At the last Council meeting the name Boulder Creek failed with a 9-1 vote. The bill was amended and the council voted on the name Marble Creek as well the result was a tied vote. The tie was not enough to pass it so the issue went back to the Public Service Committee.

There was discussion at the Public Service meeting on taking Marble Creek back to the Council but Committee Chair Jim Woestman said it’s not going back. Woestman then presented the name Marble Oaks. After some discussion the name Marble Oaks at Carthage was agreed upon.

According to Woestman the name was chosen for a number of reasons. Marble because Carthage is known for it’s marble quarries, oak because of the oak trees at the golf course and the initials are MO for Missouri.

According to the discussion it seemed that everyone at the meeting was in agrement that the golf course needed a marketable name. Marble Oaks was not a favorite for some.

"I am not in favor of Marble Oaks," said Council member J.D. Whitledge "it doesn’t paint a picture of what the new golf course is."

"I still prefer Marble Creek at Carthage," said Parks Director Allen Bull, "but Marble Oaks is acceptable."

"It’s a nice golf course," said Whitledge, "I’m going to play there even if it’s Carthage Municipal golf Course."

Despite the discussion the motion to present Marble Creek to council passed unanimously.

Just Jake Talkin'


Carthage has the unique honor of having the first building constructed for the purpose of housing a Laubach literacy center. The local organization that grew into the current Family Literacy Council saw the need for an adult leaning center and through the volunteer efforts of a faithful few, put together a nest egg for a building fund. The enthusiasm eventually attracted the attention and contributions from local businesses and private individuals. These funds, along with help from the Boylan foundation resulted in the purchase of property at 706 Orchard and the construction of the Francis A. Jones Neighborhood Center. Jones was an early and consistent force behind the fund raising efforts and the literacy program in Carthage. The investment of effort, dollars and service for the Community continue to pay excellent dividends.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.




Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• A top make-up artist’s tip: Rub Chapstick on your palms and then run your palms over your hair to calm static head.

• Susan W. of Spartanburg, S.C., writes: "If you can’t seem to keep track of your keys, make an extra set for those mornings when you are running late and can’t spare the time to look for them. It has saved me a lot of stress, for sure."

• Every year, more than 7,000 Americans lose their lives to prescription error. Have your doctor spell out the name of the medicine you are to take and then double-check that against the name on your prescription bottle. Common mistakes include substituting Zyprexa (a medicine used to treat schizophrenia) for Zyrtec (a commonly prescribed allergy medicine) and mistaking Xanax (an anti-anxiety drug) for Zantac (used to treat ulcers).

• Ask for the parts that have been replaced on you car. You’ll need to request this ahead of time, but it will guard against your paying for a repair that wasn’t done. And, it lets the mechanic know that you are savvy.

• Like any other public place, you have to be careful about what you touch at the gym during cold and flu season. Try taking these tips to heart: Hang your towel around your neck, not off the cardio machine. Don’t rest reading material directly on the machines, either. Place a towel underneath your magazine or paper. Wash your hands before and after your workout, and try not to rub your eyes or touch your mouth in between.

• Cold yogurt is a godsend on sunburned or windburned skin. Apply it in a thick layer, as it is hydrating and refreshing.

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