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Monday, August 20, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 45
Did Ya Know?...
Crossroads Chapter #41 and Auxiliary Unit # 41 of
the Disabled American Veterans will meet Tuesday
night, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion
Rooms of the Memorial Hall. All members invited
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
Did Ya Know?... A Back
to School Bash will be held Wednesday, August 22,
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Church of the
Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave., Carthage. Free event.
Hot dogs, snow cones, chips, cotton candy,
popcorn, drinks. Police car, ambulance, fire
truck, inflatables, and hot air balloon rides.
This city slicker comes on a
farmer in an orchard. Holding a goat in his arms,
the farmer has climbed a ladder. The goat nibbles
at some shiny red apples. The city slicker says,
"What are you doing?"
"Feeding my goat."
"But doesnt it take longer that
"Sure, but whats time to a goat?"
An oyster is a fish thats
packaged like a nut.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Family Dinner Party.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blair
entertained at a family dinner party on Sunday at which
three generations were present. The guests were Mr. and
Mrs. John Blair, Harry Blair, and Mr. and Mrs. Burt Blair
of Monett. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blairs children made
the third generation. Mr. and Mrs. Burt Blair returned to
Monett that evening.
Nasal Catarrh quickly
yields to treatment by Elys Cream Balm, received
through the nostrils, cleanses and heals the whole
surface over which it diffuses itself. A remedy for Nasal
Catarrh which is drying or exciting to the diseased
membrane should not be used. Cream Balm is recognized as
a specific. Price 50 cents at druggists or by mail.
The M.G.R. club will meet
tomorrow afternoon with Mrs. Pfifer of Grand Avenue and
all members are requested to be present.
Cornerstone Ceremony Scheduled
Hospital will stage a Cornerstone Placement
Ceremony on Tuesday, August 21st at 10 AM.
event will actually begin at 8:30 am Tuesday
morning, with the loading of the 1905 and 1929
cornerstones currently located on the north side
of the current hospital, into a horse drawn wagon
driven by Presiding County Commissioner John
Bartosh. A procession will be formed to transport
the Cornerstones to their new resting place.
A monument has
been erected on the front lawn near the main
entrance of the new MCCUNE-BROOKS REGIONAL
HOSPITAL located at 3125 Russell Smith Way in
Carthage. The monument will contain the 2007
cornerstone along with the 1905 and 1929
cornerstones. Also featured in the monument will
be the original McCune-Brooks Hospital name,
chiseled in marble, which was located at the old
hospital entrance. Two flag poles designated for
the American and Missouri State flags will be
incorporated into the structure.
closely resembles a similar cornerstone laying
event as reported by the Carthage Press on
December 14th in 1905. The Press reports that a
procession formed on West Third Street with T.K.
Irwin as Grand Marshal. Others included in the
procession were the Knights Templar, Master
Masons, City Officials, Masonic Officers, Odd
Fellows, the hospital board, ambulance and
nursing personal and the fire department.
be provided after the ceremony, but unfortunately
due to heavy construction planned for that day we
will be unable to provide tours of the new
facility. An opportunity for public tours is
being planned for October 20th following the
Maple Leaf Parade.
Members of the
media will be given an advance preview of the new
Martha Wickstrum Memorial Garden Area designed by
the award winning Cripple Creek Construction
Company of Kansas City. It features two beautiful
rock fountains with a meandering stream running
down the inside of the courtyard area. 30,000
gallons of water is expected to be pumped through
the system every hour when it is complete.
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital is a 145,000 sq.
ft. facility; featuring 41 private patient rooms,
expanded womens program and ER services, an
all new digital Radiology Department and a
re-birth of McCune-Brooks obstetrics
program including whirlpool baths, family rooms
and individualized care. The hospital is expected
to be completed in late November with a
mid-December move-in date.
Most of the stuff ya learn in school is for
"when ya grow up" youll be glad
you learned this or that. Music, sports, and many
other activities provide somethin that lets
ya use what ya learn right now.
My thought is that any activity that
gives the kid a feelin of accomplishment is
gonna make em feel better bout
themselves and teaches em its all
right to learn somethin new.
It gives feedback for what you
learned. Instant gratification if you will.
Not all kids are gonna be
interested in the same thing. Some kids may like
paintin pictures and some may prefer
makin paper airplanes.
This is why granddads show kids
how ta whittle. Cuttin your finger a couple
a times is sure instant gratification.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
A Friend in
Q: A friend of
mine has been having some health and financial
problems recently, and so Ive been helping
him out with a few things. My wife brings over
dinner a couple times a week, and we help with
cleaning and small fix-it items. His house has
bigger issues though, including a big hole in the
bathroom tile where the porcelain soap holder
used to be -- the insulation and sheathing are
visible, so I dont know where the
underlayment went. For now, Ive covered the
hole with plastic sheeting and duct tape. But the
job looks bigger and more expensive than I can
handle. What do you think? -- Joe T., via e-mail
A: First, kudos to
you and your wife for being so dedicated to your
friend and making his life easier. These
seemingly small things -- making dinner, fixing a
few things here and there -- probably take a load
off your friends mind and are helping him
get through this troubled time.
Some home repairs
do take more than a few hours to complete,
however, and the materials cost can also be
great. Fortunately, many states have assistance
programs, in the form of low-interest loans and
(less frequently) grants, to help low-income
homeowners make needed repairs.
Make a list of the
bigger home repair projects around your
friends home and investigate your state and
local governments homeowner assistance
programs. Then discuss the available options with
him. If he decides to have the bigger repairs
taken care of using an assistance loan or grant,
you may want to be at his side while he
negotiates with repair contractors and supervises
the work being done.
HOME TIP: Home
improvement, repair and disaster assistance
programs are available in each state, although
each program varies. Check your states Web
site (a complete list is at
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