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Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 56

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Eminence Chapter # 93 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Alba Masonic Hall in Alba September 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a business meeting and election of officers.

Did Ya Know?... The 15th District meeting of the American Legion will meet in Lockwood, Sunday, September 9th at 2 p.m.

Did Ya Know?... The McCune- Brooks 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.

today's laugh

A wife to her seasick husband: Do you want me to have the steward send up some dinner?
No, but I wish you’d have him take it on deck and throw it over the rail for me.

Have you ever addressed the public?
Oh yeah, I’ve addressed thousands of people in Madison Square Garden.
What did you say?
Pop corn - peanuts - soda pop!

I came here on a top secret mission.
What is it?
I don’t know. It’s so secret they wouldn’t tell me.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

New Mining Company.

The Luke & Brown Mining Co. of Carthage filed articles of incorporation today with a capital stock of $50,000 divided into shares of $100 each all paid. The stockholders, all of Carthage, are as follows; James Luke, $24,900; Mamot Brown, $24,900; Byron Ash, $200.

Picknickers Caught by the Rain.

The heavy rain here yesterday extended far enough north to soak the Carytown picknickers from the Episcopal Sunday school who were spending the day there. The ladies and most of the children finally found shelter in a grist mill near the grounds while the boys happened to be in swimming down the creek and cared not for the falling torrents. Their clothes, however, were sights when they went to dress for coming home.

9 qt. granite coffee boilers, no trash, Brinkley’s


Today's Feature

EMS Groundbreaking Ceremony.

News release

McCune-Brooks Emergency Medical Services will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their new building on September 5th at 10 AM, at their new site on the North side of the new McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital located at 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way.

McCune-Brooks is partnering with Crossland Construction in the development of the McCune-Brooks medical campus and the EMS station is the first building being erected. The new 4200 sq. foot building will feature four drive-through, full size ambulance bays, living quarters and office space for the 12 full time employees and six PRN employees who make up the McCune-Brooks Ambulance Service. Included in the project will also be a kitchen area, training room, two full baths with four individual sleep rooms and a dayroom as well as laundry facilities and a large supply room.

According to Jim Dear, Director of EMS Services at McCune-Brooks, "The MBH EMS serves the Eastern quadrant of Jasper County; over 240 square miles which includes Sarcoxie, Jasper, Avilla, LaRussell and Carthage. The service logs over 3500 runs a year." Dear also mentioned that, "In addition to their other responsibilities the service supports the MBH ER and EMS Department gives several hundred hours of Community Service to the area."

The project, expected to be completed this winter, will feature the same Oklahoma stone and exterior look as the new hospital.

The new McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital is a 145,000 sq. ft. facility; featuring 41 private patient rooms, expanded women’s 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.

For more information, contact the Community Relations Office at 359-2432.

Just Jake Talkin'
If you’ve never taken the time to stop by the Midwest Gathering, this should be a good year to start the tradition. It’s the chance to see onea the largest collections of original art in this part of the country.

From what I hear they are gonna have ‘bout thirty artists at the show this year. It’s by invite only for the artists, so there is always some real talent showin’.

The Saturday evenin’ Art Auction will begin with Hors d’ oeuvres at 6, awards at 7 and the sale startin’ at 7:30. Admission is $20 for the sale and Hors d’ oeuvres (Just wanted to see if I could spell that again).

So if you’re lookin’ to purchase that unique art piece or just wanna spend a few hours browsing’ the work and talkin’ to the artists, take time this weekend. September 7th through the 9th.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• What’s on sale in September? Cookware, dishes, pool toys and accessories, and patio furniture, plus great deals on new cars (new model year and unsold previous model year).

• "Wax drippings from candles can be scraped off of most hard surfaces with the side of a credit card." -- T.E. in Kansas

• "I get a lot of hair and long strings in my vacuum cleaner’s roller. These can stop it rolling and burn out the belt if you aren’t careful. I use my seam ripper to get them off. Just run it along the roller and pull out the hair and strings." -- J.L. in Mississippi (Be sure the vacuum is unplugged. -- JoAnn)

• Need to sharpen your scissors? Try cutting through a sheet of fine-grit sandpaper; make multiple cuts and test every three or four cuts for sharpness. Or you can fold a square of aluminum foil in quarters and cut it into strips. This should give you a little extra sharpness in a pinch.

• "If you need to pack up something that is fragile, here is a great tip: Use a shredder to shred sheets of newspaper. It works far better than just wrapping in paper and costs much less than packing peanuts. Also, you can reuse these shredded newspaper pieces in the garden, or put them in your compost pile." -- R.C. in Minnesota

• If you have wood floors, you might already know about felt furniture pads --little self-stick felt circles you can add to the legs of furniture to reduce scratches on your floors. You might not know that these same pads can reduce scuff marks that appliances make on countertops. It also makes it easier to scoot around a heavy mixer or other appliance.

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