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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... The 35th
Annual Carthage Christmas Parade, sponsored by
the Carthage Technical Centers SkillsUSA,
will be held Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m.
The parade will begin on the corner of Chestnut
and Main and proceed north on Main, circle the
Carthage Square. Grand marshal for the parade is
Did Ya Know?... An arts
and crafts fair will be held at Evangel Assembly
of God, Friday Nov. 30th from 9am-8pm and Sat.
Dec. 1st from 9am-5pm. Booth space is available.
$30 for both days. Chili and Chicken noodle soup
will be served Friday starting at 5pm. $5 with
dessert and a drink. Call Starla at 359-9223 or
Betty at 417-850-5953 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Historic Preservation will present a
Holiday historic Tour, "Upstairs
Downtown" on Saturday, December 8, from
10:00am -3:00pm. Tickets are $10 each advance
purchase, $12 each the day of the tour. For more
information, call Judy Hill at 417-358-9688,
Karen Herzog 237-0723 or Judy Goff 358-8875.
How do you suppose that weather
prophet happens to hit all the rainy days for a
whole year ahead?
He has a simple sure-fire system. He knows the
dates of all the Sunday School picnics, circus
days, baseball games, and everything of that
sort. The rest is easy!
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Pottery is Prosperous.
Doing the Biggest
Business in its History.
The Carthage pottery is
doing the liveliest business in its history. Ten thousand
gallons of pottery are being turned out each week.
This makes two carloads,
and the product is shipped as fast as it is made.
Carthage pottery having made an excellent reputation.
Most of the goods go to Kansas, Oklahoma and Southern
The employees number
twenty people and as many of the men make exceptionally
good wages the pay roll is quite large. Men who work on
the wheels earn from $3.50 to $10.00 per day. This is
strictly skilled labor, and men who can do the work are
very hard to find.
Mr. J.S. Browne, who has
long been superintendent of the pottery, was naturally in
good humor over the fine showing. The grade of pottery is
the best the company has ever succeeded in making.
Throw Theatre to Present a Christmas Classic.
Americas favorite Christmas classics Jean
Shepherds "A Christmas Story"
will be presented at Stones Throw Dinner
be Dec. 6th - 9th and 13th -16th 2007. Thursdays
through Saturdays doors will open at 6:00 P.M.
Dinner at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. On
Sundays the doors open at 12:30 P.M. and Lunch at
1:00 and the show at 2:00. Price is $20.00 for
adults, $19.00 for Seniors, under 16 $17.00, and
children under 5 free. Reservations can be made
by calling Betty Bell at 417-358-7268 or the
theatre at 417-358-9665 or online at
Story" is humorist Jean Shepherds
memoir of growing up in the Midwest during the
1940s. Nine year old Ralphie is on his
quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for
Christmas. He plots to try to convince his mom,
his teacher, and even Santa himself he should
have that BB gun. Unfortunately he is continually
shot down by that dreaded phrase
"youll shot your eye out".
Dinner Theatre is proud to announce that they
will be performing Jean Shepherds "A
Christmas Story" adapted by Philip Grecian,
produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC
PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. It is
also funded in part by Missouri Arts Council and
Schmidt and Assoc.
Talent from around
Carthage, Carl Junction, Joplin, Neosho, and Webb
City have come together to perform this extremely
funny, wildly popular show. The Cast includes
Doug Dickie, Kevin Provins, Elisia Conrardy, Luke
Mouton, Veronikka Kew, Denise Moore, Broderick
Coursey, Dakota Thomas, Morgan Sneed, Tessa Foti,
Joshua Step, Tom Brown, Harry Weissenberger,
Kristofer Provins, Deborah Stevens, and Kathryn
I suppose sounds are as big a part of who we are
as anything else.
all of us have heard a train whistle in the
background, or a dog barkin off in the
distance (or under our window.) Where I grew up,
even in town you could hear coyotes at night if
you were outdoors.
It always seems like
grandparents house has sounds ya never hear
anywhere else. Clocks tickin, heaters
roarin, doors creakin, even the
sounds in the kitchen sound different.
The strangest sound, to me, is
when ya swear ya heard the front door close after
youre in bed. Then ya lay there
waitin ta hear someone walkin round
the house, but nothin. I always figured
whoever it was just looked in and figured there
wasnt anything worth takin so they
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson
the season to be planting bulbs for spring
flowers, I have this unique method for knowing
exactly where Ive planted -- no stakes
needed. Spray the spot with orange fluorescent
spray paint (like the highway workers and
plumbers use). It doesnt wash away in wet
weather and will keep you from digging there or
planting something on top in the spring." --
W.V.R. in Oregon
"We have a
cookie-making party every year, and we serve a
nice lunch before launching into the cookies.
This year, we decided to be very festive and used
cookie cutters for napkin rings. They were raved
about!" -- B.L. in New Jersey
Heres a wonderful
tip received via e-mail: If you have a panic
button for your car alarm, keep your keys by the
bedside. If you experience a problem during the
night, trip the panic alarm. Let your trusted
neighbors know about your intention, and they
will be able to assist you.
Weve received much
mail regarding the reuse of plastic water
bottles. Readers who are for it cite the
convenience and the environmental impact when
plastic is not recycled or reused. Readers who
are against it comment on the risk of bacteria
buildup. The bottom line is this: Treat a bottle
as you would any other cup; wash between uses
with hot, soapy water, and allow the bottle to
air-dry. Be sure to recycle when finished.
"After sprucing up
the house for visitors this season, I have found
a great second use for a coffee-can lid. Use it
to catch paint drips when you are painting a
ceiling or the underside of anything. Just cut a
slit in the lid and slip it over the brush
handle. That way, the paint drips on the saucer,
and saves you a sleeve." -- O.J. in North
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