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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Volume XV, Number 92

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...McCune Brooks Hospital will present "Laughter is the Best Medicine" featuring comedienne Marian Kelly, Thursday, October 26 in the Carthage Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Seating Limited call 417-359-2452 or 417-359-2432 for reservations. Advance tickets $7 per person or $12 per couple.

Did Ya Know?... The Powers Museum Maple Leaf Quilt Show will be held through October 28 in the Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak, Carthage, MO. Free Admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Did Ya Know?... Youth wrestling sign ups will be held November 2nd and 7th from 6-8 at the Carthage Jr. High.

Did Ya Know?... The Mens Auxiliary VFW post #2590 will hold a Turkey Shoot Every Saturday and Sunday through November 19th from 12 noon till dark. Splatter board. West of Carthage at intersection of 96 & 171. Public Invited, Male and Female

today's laugh

When I was a kid someone stole my Big Wheel. Most of them look the same but mine was different. I had just rotated the tires the day before and the big one was in back. - Dobie Maxwell

The government is telling us in order to avoid West Nile virus that we should not play with dead, infected birds. There go my weekend plans. - Jay Leno

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

Food in Tablet Form.

In a talk between a reporter and a Carthage druggist the conservation drifted to food in compressed form and possibilities of rations for soldiers, explorers, Alaska gold hunters, etc., and some interesting information was elicited from the pharmacist.

The man of drugs said "you would be surprised if you knew the number of people who take their lunch downtown and carry it in their vest pocket."

He showed the reporter a small round tablet the size of a cough drop, "that is what is known as a malted milk lunch tablet. It contains all the necessary ingredients to make health, bone and muscle, and a man can live on these alone for an indefinite period. Twenty of them constitute a square meal for a strong, healthy man. All you have to do is let them dissolve in your mouth and swallow. They are very palatable. They are popular with busy men as they can be eaten without interfering with work."


Today's Feature

Baby Show Winners.

The 40th Annual Maple Leaf Baby Contest, sponsored by McCune-Brooks Hospital, was held on Friday, October 20th at 6 p.m. in the Carthage Junior High Auditorium, 13th & River Streets.

Contestants were divided into categories based on their age as of October 1, 2006. A first, second and third place winner was chosen for each category, with the Maple Leaf Baby to be chosen from all first place winners. Contestants were judged in diapers only and were evaluated on their stage presence and personality. Over 150 babies competed in the Maple Leaf Baby Contest which was open to the public. Guest emcee for the evening was Cooper Banks from 95.1 Mike FM.

Following are the results of the competition;
Maple Leaf Grand Prize Baby- Gage Chapman, son to Brandi Chapman, Carthage

Newborn-3 months-
Girls- 1st- Taylor Jaden Smith, daughter of Krista & Joe Smith, Webb City
2nd- Zoe Lynn Vance, daughter to Lewis & Penny Vance, Duenweg
3rd- Ella Katherine Schwab, daughter to Brett & Kristi Schwab, Joplin

Boys- 1st- Jacob Bruton, son to Adam & Kara Bruton, Carthage
2nd- Cody Adams, son of Deana Adams, Carthage
3rd- Mitchell DeCastro, son of Jessica DeCastro, Carl Junction

4-6 months-
Girls- 1st- Janiah Vaughn, daughter to Jimmy & Chasity Vaughn, Carthage
2nd- Jenna Marie Wilson, daughter of Rachel Wilson, Reeds
3rd- Emma Goebel, daughter to Chris & Marti Goebel, Webb City

Boys- 1st- Keyton Hency, son to Shawn & Chandra Hency, Carthage
2nd- Jonathan Lasiter, son of Aimee Hix & Clayton Lasiter, Carthage
3rd- Mason Webb, son to Andrew & Tara Webb, Joplin

7-12 months-
Girls- 1st- Ava Renae Lacey, daughter to Steve & Stephany Lacey, Carthage
2nd- Avery Mae Lingenfelter, daughter of Joshua & Mistye Lingenfelter, Carthage
3rd- Felicia Valle, daughter to Cesar & Jodi Valle, Webb City

Boys- 1st- Luke Duff, son of Brandon & Sharon Duff, Carthage
2nd- Austin Sampson, son to Sam & Ashly Sampson, Carthage
3rd- Ethan James Stark, son of Clay & Stacey Stark, Carthage

13-18 months-
Girls- 1st- Ashlyn Daniel, daughter to Craig & Denise Daniel, Diamond
2nd- Paige Langford, daughter of Kobie & Chrissy Langford, Oronogo
3rd- Leah Reece, daughter to Lisa Reece, Carl Junction

Boys- 1st- Gage Chapman, son of Brandi Chapman, Neck City
2nd- Brady Cloud, son to Andy & Niki Cloud, Carthage
3rd- Braden McKee, son of Ryan & Chrissy McKee, Webb City

19-24 months-
Girls- 1st- Riley Richardson, daughter to Randy & Regina Richardson, Joplin
2nd- Jordyn Jamice Lashmet, daughter of Shawn & Teresa Lashmet, Carthage
3rd- Landree Hesse, daughter to Stasia & Andrew Heese, Carthage

Boys- 1st- Tayvion Malcolm Bailey, son of Macie Wilson & Hakeem Bailey, Carthage
2nd- William Wallace, son to Darren & Pamela Wallace, Carthage
3rd- Victor Jesus Hazlett, son of Victor Hazlett, Carthage

Stench Report:


No Stench detected on the
Carthage Square

Just Jake Talkin'
I make it a habit of not knowin’ when daylight savin’s time goes off. I prefer to let the shorter days kinda creep up and not notice it so much. All I know is that sometime before Halloween it’s dark in the evenin’s all the sudden. Just one more example of things I really don’t wanna know.

‘Course my uncle still refuses to acknowledge daylight savin’s time at all, never changin’ his clocks. I used ta think it was his way of bein’ a little rebellious, but I’m startin’ to think it has more to do with his sense of humor. All through the summer months I think he snickers a little to see folks movin’ about thinkin’ they know what time it is, when all the while he is onea the few actually functionin’ on "real" time. Soon the rest of us will return to his reality. You can’t fool mother nature for long.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• "A great way to use smaller pumpkins for outdoor decorations for Halloween is to get a small one for each letter in your family’s last name. Carve one letter into each pumpkin. Set them up with candles and line them up in front of your house. Then you can light them and make a fun message. Also, you could use Halloween-themed words, like ‘Boo’ and ‘Spooky,’ etc." -- V.S. in Wisconsin

• "Tired of waiting for that frothy head on your beer or root beer to go down? Stick your finger in it and watch it disappear like magic." -- K.E. in Idaho

• "I always buy ingredients for one nutritious meal a week that can be thrown together and shoved in the oven in less than five minutes. Usually it’s something like enchiladas or spaghetti with veggies. I never know when I will have to work late, and if we haven’t used it by then, we eat it on Friday night, when we decompress from the hectic week. It’s been a lifesaver more than once." -- D.K. in Georgia

• "My 3-year-old wants to help with EVERYTHING these days, so when I clean house, I give her a spray bottle with plain water and a large, clean cloth. She’s responsible for ‘cleaning’ the sliding glass door, which she does very well and safely. I also have her dust shelves and fold washcloths." -- R.V. in Arizona

• When cleaning a large carpet, divide it into sections. You will know where you have cleaned and what areas are left to do.

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