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Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Volume XVI, Number
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.
Did Ya Know?... A
Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday,
August 18th from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the
Carthage First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand
Avenue. $3.00 adults, $1.50 ages 3-10. Donations
go toward teen mission trips, camps and outreach
ministries. Free fingerprinting by the Carthage
Police and stress tests by McCune-Brooks from
Did Ya Know?... An
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held
Thursday, August 23 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and
Friday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
First Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Refreshments to all donors. Donor card or photo
"When is the
A real estate agent was showing
us a place that was for sale. I mentioned to him
that the place was a little damp. He said,
"That would come in handy in case of a
Bed is the poor mans
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Several Sick Horses.
This hot weather is
affecting the horses all over the county. From every
quarter come reports of horses dropping from the effect
of heat. As a rule such cases usually die, but in case of
recovery are usually stone blind.
A singular case is
reported from the farm of Mr. Mink, two miles north of
Alba. Two fine young horses were playing in the pasture,
frisking and jumping, and when next seen both were dying
some distance from each other and for no accountable
reason except the heat.
George Miller, living six
miles northeast of town, had a horse overcome with heat
yesterday but a Carthage veterinary surgeon arrived in
time to save the animals life and sight.
Peter Boiling, living in
the American Mill neighborhood, also had a horse drop
from heat yesterday. The animals life was saved but
the poor things eyes had bulged out so far that the
eye balls broke.
R-9 Enter Memorandum.
MSSU President Dr.
Julio León and Carthage R-9 Superintendent Dr.
Gary Reed on Tuesday afternoon signed a
Memorandum of Understanding to create a
partnership which will help prepare high school
students for college. The memorandum is signed in
conjunction with McCune-Brooks Hospital moving to
its new location and the addition of MSSU
classrooms at the former MBH location in
A news release
from MSSU states that a task force will begin
regular meetings to develop and launch
educational programs within the MSSU University
Education Center during the 2008 fall semester.
Dr. León said,
"Our goal is to partner with the Carthage
R-9 School District and encourage more students
in our region to complete a rigorous high school
core curriculum, enter a college or university
and graduate with a degree," Dr. León said.
"Thats good for the student,
thats good for Carthage, thats good
for the region, and thats good for Missouri
Dr. Reed stated
the Carthage R-9 School District is "pleased
to be a partner with Missouri Southern in the
common goal of expanding opportunities for our
students and encouraging them to prepare for
successful careers. We also are pleased to enter
into a formal planning process to further assess
needs in relation to the potential uses of the
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital building."
A conference was
held on Tuesday morning by the Carthage
Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Carthage
Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of announcing
the entertainers for a new event to be held
during the upcoming Maple Leaf Festival.
Ashley Graham and Desi Hickman were announced as
the featured entertainment for Boots, Bands &
BBQ, a free outdoor concert that will take place
at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the softball
stadium in Carthages Municipal Park.
According to bios
provided by the CVB, McCready is a traditional
country music artist who has had three hit songs
in the 90s and has been featured on CMT,
TNN and GAC. Graham is a Tulsa native who has
recorded demos in Nashville and is currently
touring, writing music and singing. Hickman hails
from Carl Junction and is developing her country
roots into a singing and songwriting career.
Americas Maple Leaf City and the Maple Leaf
Festival is the Citys signature annual
event," said Convention and Visitor Bureau
Director Kate Massey. "Boots, Bands &
BBQ is a natural addition to the response we have
received from our past visitors for live
entertainment. The CVB and Chamber are committed
to continuing our tradition of quality during the
Maple Leaf Festival."
may be obtained by calling the Convention &
Visitors Bureau at 359-8181.
I suppose that one a the
appeals of the many fall festivals in the area is
the fact that they arent considered as one
of the regular family holidays. They are more of
a make-your-own holiday.
There isnt the pressure
of Christmas or Thanksgivin, or for lots a
families the Fourth or Easter. In many cases it
seems, the fall gatherins are more of an
excuse to see old friends or some combination of
friends and family.
The purchase of presents
isnt required, and the traditional meal can
be as informal or formal as is comfortable. With
so many activities and food vendors there
doesnt have to be a meal at all.
The addition of a concert is
bound to make this years Maple Leaf
festival one to remember.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
"Two weeks (or
more) before school begins, we start getting up
at the regular school time (so well be
well-prepared to get up on time by the time
school actually starts) and reviewing, whenever
possible, the previous years materials. We
try to make it fun by doing quizzes at dinnertime
and awarding special privileges for questions
answered correctly." -- G.V. in California
"Whenever I shop
for groceries, I look for buy-one-get-one deals
or really reduced prices on things I already
need. I buy in bulk on those items, sometimes
even returning to the store the next day to get
another shot at it if theres a limit."
-- C.C. in Georgia
Use filtered tap water
for drinking, and dont buy plastic bottles.
If you do buy one, reuse it -- as much as
possible. Less plastic equals less waste, and
less waste makes a better planet.
To remove muffins or
rolls from a pan, set it on an old, damp towel
for a minute. The steam must loosen the bottoms,
because they just slide right out. I thank my mom
for this tip." -- Janey R., via e-mail
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