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Friday, August 10, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 39
Did Ya Know?... The
American Legion Post 9 and Disabled American
Veterans Chapter 41 will hold a rummage sale on
Saturday, August 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Sunday, August 12 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Carthage Memorial Hall. Proceeds help support
local veterans as well as the MO Veterans Home in
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The
McCune-Brooks Hospital Blood Pressure Clinic is
open M-W-F from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinic located
at 2040 S. Garrison in the mbh wellness Center.
Call 358-0670 M-W-F. BP logbook available.
He has a brilliant attorney. He
used to keep giving his closing arguments until
the statute of limitations ran out.
In kung fu, your feet can
become deadly. The same with my sons. He
never changes his socks.
An elderly man goes to a
specialist because of his deafness. In no time at
all, the doctor has him hearing perfectly. During
a checkup, the doctor says, "How does your
family feel about your new hearing?"
"I havent told them
yet," the elderly man said. "And
its been great. Ive changed my will
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Horse Fell on Him.
Today at noon Bud
Reynolds, a man employed by Wm. Ennis, the transfer man,
met with an accident at the corner of Fourth and Lyon
streets. He had been up town on horseback and was riding
home. When he turned the corner at Lyon street the horse
fell. His right leg was caught under the horse and badly
sprained. He was taken to Ennis home and later
taken to his own home on Orner street and a physician
summoned who cared for his injuries. He will be able to
be out in a few days probably.
A Brief Taste of
Fred Bush, of Carterville
who has just served eight days for disturbing the peace,
was released this morning, but was immediately
re-arrested by Deputy United States Marshal Short on a
charge of passing a counterfeit $20 bill on a saloon
keeper at Carterville. He was taken to Clinton for a
Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered
with the Carthage Chamber of Commerce to bring a
new event showcasing national talent to Carthage
The City of
Carthage will celebrate the 41st annual Maple
Leaf Festival October 13 through 20, 2007.
Traditional festival events include southwest
Missouris largest parade, quilt show, car
show, marching band competition and much more.
This year, the Carthage CVB and Chamber have
teamed up to bring something new to the festival.
Boots, Bands &
BBQ is a free, outdoor concert that will take
place at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 20. The
Carthage CVB and Chamber have secured nationally
recognized talent to headline the concert this
year, as well as a local restauranteur to serve
up fantastic barbeque to the crowd. The show will
be the first live entertainment production of its
kind to join the Maple Leaf Festival lineup.
Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director
Kate Massey and Chamber of Commerce Director of
Member Services Debra Smith plan to explain the
event and give a very special preview of the
entertainment during a news conference at 10
a.m., Tuesday, August 14 at the Bykota Community
Center, 430 West Elk Street, Carthage.
Leaf Festival is a hallmark of Carthage. The
Convention and Visitors Bureau is thrilled to
stand behind such a great event at this
years festival," says Massey. "We
hope to see Boots, Bands & BBQ as a permanent
fixture at Maple Leaf."
information, contact the Carthage Convention
& Visitors Bureau by calling 417-359-8181.
There was a time there when they were tryin
to sell fancy overalls. All different colors and
little flowers and such on em. That fad
came and went, but you can still buy the old
seen any upscale type of overalls that would be
appropriate with a tie. I bet thered be a
lot a folks thatd be more comfortable in a
good pair of overalls than wearin a coat
and tie when it gets warm.
Sides, when ya have on a
pair of overalls, it just makes ya feel like ya
oughta be workin on somethin.
Oh, sure, theyre great
for just loungin around in too, but overalls were
meant ta be worked in. Plenty a pockets for small
tools and pocket knives. That little loop on the
side is handy for carryin a tennis racket.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Food bars are a healthy choice
for those who are up and running late. The food
industry has gone far beyond the days when a food
bar tasted like cardboard to having some
delicious choices. Many are higher in flavor and
nutrients than the average meal with digestive
aids included to help absorb what you have gulped
down in your rush to get everything done on your
lunch hour or in the case of students one half
hour or so.
Food bars may be full of
carbohydrates for the quick energy and amino
acids to help maintain after the initial surge of
energy. Throw in a few vitamins and minerals, a
nice chocolate, peanut or fruit flavor and you
have a winner. Our brains require several
nutrients to stay focused and to think clearly.
It is hard to put in a good days work when
these are not present.
This type of eating is quite
prevalent in larger cities with food
establishments offering shakes which include
herbs for boosting mental energy. One may make
their own by adding a few drops of Ginko Tincture
to water or most any other beverage. Bee pollen
is still a high energy food and easy to consume.
Lunch, or breakfast for that
matter, need not be skipped because of lack of
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
An organization like
artCentral, as a business, has seen its ups
and downs over the 20+ years of its existence. I
am sure in the early years, things were pretty
simple and needs were few. As membership grew and
the constitution and bylaws established, a board
of directors was created to see to the monthly
needs and doings of the director, and these
individuals were all volunteers starting out .
The directorship is now a paid, part-time
position, but the directors are still volunteers
from the community, serving three year terms and
meeting at the gallery monthly, and they do a
great job for the organization. This board met
yesterday to hear of the results of kids
artCamp, just completed, and the other business
of artCentral and the Hyde House. As usual,
funding is a primary concern, and even though our
membership is way up, membership fees can in no
way fund the operation of the gallery. Our
kids camp was a great success, and though
it does not pay for itself, we consider its
continuation a service to our members and the
community. Even so, the numbers must happen every
month to make it all go, and thats where
the community comes in to help us. You HAVE
helped us, in so many ways! I thank again our
friends who have partnered with us to produce the
8 shows per year to fill the gallery. Because we
charge no admission and have open invitations to
our various functions, the cost to hold these
shows is considerable. Occasional sales do not
produce the commissions necessary to cover the
cost of shows. I am following up some written
requests that were made earlier this summer by a
phone call to additional businesses and
individuals who are known to be very generous in
many ways to our community. Until you get my
call, wont you consider again helping
artCentral in any way you can? As you know, the
fine arts in so many ways are being neglected,
made second-class in schools, or eliminated
completely. I am so glad that here, we can help
meet the needs of the community to teach and
foster the arts that many of us learned to love
as children. Next week I hope to tell you a bit
about our next gallery opening on August 24th,
new photography from artist Bill Perry III of
Joplin and new sculpture and jewelry work of
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