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Friday, June 8, 2007 Volume XV, Number 250
Did Ya Know?... Advanced
tickets for the June 8 Faris Family Concert are
available at the Powers Museum and Oldies and
Oddities Mall on the Square. Tickets are $7 or
adults, under 12 free.
Did Ya Know?... The
sixth annual Kids Fishing Day will be held
Saturday, June 9th from 8:00 a.m. until noon on
at Kellogg Lake in Carthage, Missouri.
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 Mens
Auxiliary of VFW Post 2591 will hold a Membership
Drive and free bar-b-que on Saturday, June 9,
2007 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Post home,
west of Carthage at the intersection of 96 and
171 highways. The Public is invited. Horseshoe
Tournament, draw for partner, $5.00 per person.
You know youre getting
old when the candles cost more than the cake. -
I know a lot about cars. I can
look at a cars headlights and tell you
exactly which way its coming. - Mitch
My four-year-old nephew is so
clever for his age. I heard him say, "I love
you, Mom," to my sister. She said, "I
love you too, honey." And then he asked,
"Can I have a dollar?" - Lisa
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Horse Died.
The camping party which
left here, yesterday morning for McDonald county, met
with bad luck before noon. One of the teams had been
hired at Frank Havens livery barn, and yesterday
evening a telephone message came from John Gray from
Neosho, saying that one of the horses had died sixteen
miles out of Carthage. Arthur Havens started at once with
another horse to catch the party where the misfortune
overtook them. The death of the horse is supposed to have
resulted from the excessive heat yesterday morning in
spite of the rain.
"I find," the
doctor said, "your blood is running full of microbes
great and small. The only way to ketchum em,
Mr. Wright, take Rocky Mountain tea at night." -
Post Evans Drug Co.
Little Helen Yarcho of
Sycamore, Kan. is visiting her aunt Mrs. May Brader.
The Sixth Annual
Carthage Acoustic Music Festival will be held
this Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on
the historic Carthage courthouse square. The
event is free to the public.
A special show
will also be offered this evening, Friday, June 8
at 7 p.m. This show will feature the 2006 SPBGMA
Midwest Entertaining Group of the Year, the Faris
Family. Other performers will include Rice &
Corn and the songs youve never heard
before, and Joe Smith with his Instrumental
Ensemble. The concert will be held in the
Carthage High School Auditorium. Admission for
Fridays concert is $7.00, under 12 years
old may enter for free.
During the all-day
event on Saturday, an open stage will be
available from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Interested
performers may sign up for the open stage
beginning at 9 a.m. Groups will be allowed 20
minutes and individuals will be allowed 10
minutes. No pre-recorded music or electric
instruments are allowed.
performers will begin at 1 p.m. and will include;
The Miller Family, Bluegrass Brigade, the Faris
Family, Rice & Corn and the songs youve
never heard before, the Johnson Family, Drywood,
On The Edge, Joe Smith and No Apparent Reason.
In case of rain,
Saturdays events will be moved to the
Carthage High School Auditorium.
The event is
sponsored by the Powers Museum with funding
assistance from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation.
Other considerations provided by the City of
Carthage, Jasper County Commission and the
Mornin Mail. The event is produced in
cooperation with Carthage Convention and Visitors
The event boasts
"plenty of shaded jamming area" for
musicians. It is recommended that those attending
bring lawn chairs.
information, including schedules and maps of the
area, visit the Mornin Mail website,
From the looks of the
variety of goods at the farmers market on
the Square, the growin season is in full
swing. The rain certainly hasnt hurt any.
My strawberry patch looks like
its gonna be a good one this year.
Last year I had ta start
pickin the berries a little fore they
really got ripe. They didnt have quite the
flavor, but it seemed be the only way ta beat the
varmits from gettin the first crack at
Course my other choice
for fresh grown is corn on the cob. Im not
sure Im up to cultivatin a corn crop
Asparagus will likely be my
next venture. Another couple years for any
results though. Once ya start expandin a
garden, there always seems ta be just one more
thing ta plant.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Some traditional herbs to take
during the allergy season are: nettle root,
licorice root, slippery elm, marshmallow and
Nettle root has been used
throughout England for many years. It is an
astringent and tonic plant. It is used to
strengthen and support the whole body. It can be
taken either in the tea form or in capsules. It
is also available in combination in some very
excellent Allergy Support formulas.
*Licorice root is traditionally
used as an expectorant, demulcent and
antispasmodic. It has a wide range of uses in
bronchial problems such as phlegm, bronchitis and
coughs. It is widely known for its use in gastric
and ulcer conditions.
Slippery elm is a very soothing
anti-inflammatory. It is one of my favorites. Not
only does it help remove excess phlegm, but it
calms the stomach and allows for easier
digestion. It is especially good for sensitive or
inflamed mucous membranes.
Marshmallow is another soothing
herb. It has an abundance of mucilage, as does
slippery elm, which makes it beneficial in
inflamed conditions including those in the
respiratory tract. We use it to calm a cough or
dry throat. It, along with slippery elm, is much
better if consumed as a tea or in some apple
*An Elders Herbal by
article is meant for informational purposes only
and is not intended as a substitute for medical
advice. References available by request. These
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Art Notes from
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
No one who attended last Friday
nights Opening of the Annual Membership
Exhibition could say it was a dull experience.
Like the military, we hurried up so we could
wait, and then the best laid plans of erecting
the tables and chairs outside at 5:30 would have
worked out except for the monsoon that dropped
down upon Carthage at exactly the time we were
struggling to put up three tents to protect the
visitors as they ate. At exactly that moment, our
guests began to arrive and naturally all remained
in the gallery viewing the show until the rain
stopped. We scrambled with towels to wipe off the
tables and chairs and add the cloths in time for
the herd to pile out with their full plates and
sit down. To all who came, we thank you for being
brave souls! Our barbeque ran a little late due
to the weather and the meat finally caught up
with the many excellent dishes you all
prepared--- I promise next year we will have the
rain plan in place earlier and more space for the
food. Our thanks to the special guests who
attended, Lowell Davis, Marvin Vangilder and
Dallie Miessner-Howerton lent a special aire to
the gathering and shared some interesting
stories, we thank Dennis Sowers for covering the
event for the PRESS and for the nice coverage in
Sundays paper, and most special thanks to
our friend and patron Wendy Christensen, who with
her generous gift of the 2 drawings, made the
whole event possible! Thanks to Don Knost for his
usual great grilling and for the time he and
Susan took to haul the grill and all to us, and
to my great board for their help and
participation in the set up and carrying of the
tables and chairs. Thanks to ALL THINGS GRAND for
the lending of the tents.
Finally, my thanks to the 40
member artists of artCentral who entered their 90
works for the display, and to announce that first
award went to Jack Sours for his white marble
sculpture of "LIZARD", second award to
Marilyn York for her watercolor "39
DOWN" and third award to Jerry Ellis for his
watercolor SUNDAY MORNING". This years
new Underwriters Award went to Barbara
Courtney for her oil painting SPAVINAU
CREEK". Each of these awards carries a cash
prize as well, and we congratulate all 4 winners!
We also congratulate Robin Putnam who received
the honor of a stone placed with her name
honoring her contributions to artCentral with the
naming of the ROBIN PUTNAM POTTERY HOUSE! Come
out now and see this wonderful show which will
remain on display through the 17th.
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