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April 16th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Apr 16 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of April 16, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight Event
Quarterly Member Luncheon
Wednesday, April 18
11:30 a.m. • Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Just a reminder, as RSVP deadline has passed. 
Join us for our next Quarterly Luncheon at the Carthage Public Library, featuring Steve Runnels from the National Weather Service. Lunch will be $12* for members, $15* for non-members. For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Chamber News
Carthage Family Literacy Council
“Little Free Library” Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, April 18
9 a.m. ▪ Early Childhood Education Center, 625 E. Fairview
Join us to celebrate the 5th Little Free Library with the Carthage Literacy Council at a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18. The ribbon cutting will be at the Carthage Early Childhood Education Center, 625 E. Fairview. RSVP to Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com

Chamber News

Carthage Emerging Leaders (CELs)
“Tiger Builders”
Thursday, April 19
Come-and-go 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Carthage Intermediate Center, corner of Fir & Chapel
Join us for lunch with the 5th & 6th grade students for one 30 minute lunch period, your lunch hour, or the entire 2 hour lunch block.  Lunch is optional and will cost $2.50 (cash or check for the exact amount).  If you plan to attend, let Mary Jo know TODAY at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News

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Connect with us online for Maple Leaf Festival news, announcements, photos, etc.  Find us on Facebook @CarthageMapleLeaf, on Twitter @MapleLeafFest, on Instagram @CarthageMapleLeaf, and of course our website www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Apr 16-17 ▪ Chamber staff out of office
CVB and Chamber offices will be open regular hours, but consider emailing Chamber staff if you need to reach us specifically.

Apr 18 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Apr 18 ▪ Carthage Family Literacy Council “Little Free Library” ribbon cutting
9 a.m. ▪ Early Childhood Education Center, 625 E. Fairview
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Apr 18 ▪ Quarterly Member Luncheon
11:30 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Cost $12* members, $15 non-members.  RSVP by Friday, April 13.  For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Apr 19 ▪ Board of Directors meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Apr 19 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) “Tiger Builders”
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ R-9 Intermediate Center, Chapel/Fir Rd.
Cost $5 for optional lunch.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Apr 20 ▪ Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum
10:15 a.m. ▪ Continental Banquet Cntr, 2728 N. Rangeline
Cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  For info, contact Lisa at the Joplin Chamber at 624-1996 or lisa@joplincc.com.

Apr 24 ▪ Powers Museum ribbon cutting
4 p.m. ▪ 1617 Oak St.
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Member News
MDC and MoDOT's Annual Trash Bash starts April 15
Missouri’s 16th annual No MOre Trash! Bash will focus on “spring cleaning” the outdoors by asking residents to pick up litter throughout the state during April 15 - May 15. The litter prevention campaign is sponsored by the Missouri departments of Conservation and Transportation.  For info, call 573-751-8647 or 573-522-4115 ext. 3362.

Hall of Carthage Heroes seeks nominations for Class of 2018
The Hall of Carthage Heroes Oversight Committee is now accepting nominations for the Hall of Carthage Heroes Class of 2018. The Hall, located in the entry and main corridor of Fair Acres YMCA, honors Carthage heroes past and present. Made up of two divisions, the Hall recognizes Pioneers & Citizens of Distinction, as well as outstanding Athletes. Requirements and nomination forms can be found online at hallofcarthageheroes.org.  Nominations must be received by June 30. 

UMB is currently offering an 11-Month Time Deposit Account (CD) Special. Visit your local UMB branch at 300 Grant Street or call 417-358-2135 for details.  Limited time offer, subject to change without notice. $1,000 minimum deposit required. Restrictions apply. Personal banking accounts only. Not available for individual retirement accounts or business accounts. A penalty will be imposed on early withdrawals. Member FDIC

McDonald’s of Carthage is currently hiring management and crew positions.  Flexible scheduling and a long list of benefits.  For info, call 417-358-7796.

Arvest Bank, in Southwest Missouri, is partnering with Carthage Bright Futures and several other local organization for their 1 Million Meals initiative, a two-month, bank-wide effort to provide one million meals or more to those in need.  These organizations will receive nonperishable food and monetary donations made at Arvest Bank branches in Joplin, Neosho, Monett, Carthage, Lockwood, Nevada and Webb City from April 2 through June 2.  For info, call 417-627-8086 or stop by any Arvest branch location.

Upcoming Member Events
Through May 20 ▪ Josie Mai “Eat Art” Exhibit
Fri-Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th
Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

Apr 16 ▪ Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Janine (ages 0-6)
10 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

Apr 16 & 17 ▪ Grief Support Group
Every Mon 1:30 p.m., Tues 6:30 p.m. ▪ Mercy Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way.  Free and open to the public, registration appreciated.  For info, call 417 359-2636.

Apr 16 ▪ Parkinson’s Support Group
Every Mon 3-3:30 p.m. ▪ Mercy Joplin, 100 Mercy Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 556-8760.

Apr 16 ▪ Donation Night for Maddox Hill Center
4-9 p.m. ▪ Texas Roadhouse, 3317 S. Rangeline
To benefit Crowder College center for children w/autism, developmental disabilities, and behavior challenges.  For info, call 417 455-5540.

Apr 16 & 19 ▪ Community Education: Zumba w/Beth McCully
5:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $5 per class, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 17 ▪ Women’s Roundtable: Generations in the Workplace
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Carl Junction Community Cntr, 303 N. Main 
Free and open to the public.  Presented by MSSU SBTDC.  Sponsored by Carl Junction Chamber.  For info, call 417 649-8846.

Apr 17 ▪ Community Education: Gentle Yoga w/Cassie
6-7 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $5/session, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 17 ▪ Community Education: Carlette’s Crafts (All ages)
6-7 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost varies, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 17 ▪ Community Education: Beginners Line Dancing
7-8 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $10, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 18 & 21 ▪ Carthage Farmers’ Market
Opens 7:30 a.m. ▪ north side of Carthage square
Wed & Sat, April-October weather permitting.  Coordinated by Carthage True Value Hardware.  For info, call 417 358-3579.

Apr 18 ▪ Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
4:30-5:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Health & Rehab, 1901 S. Buena Vista
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1937.

Apr 18 ▪ Texas Hold ‘Em
7 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Apr 19 ▪ Increasing Profitability through Data Analysis
3-4 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-3128.

Apr 19 ▪ Basic Excel 1 & 2
4-6 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, Neosho
Cost $20/session open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 19 ▪ Community Education: Basic Yoga w/Cassie
6-7:15 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $5/session, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 19 ▪ Queen of Hearts
7 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Apr 20 ▪ Benefits of a Student Intern Program
2-3 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-3128.

Apr 20 ▪ Community Education: Lil’ Artists
3-5 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $25, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 20 ▪ Community Education: Kids Dance (ages 6-12)
4-5 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $25, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 20 ▪ Community Education: Dance for Tots (ages 4-5)
5-6 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $25, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 21 ▪ Community Education: Concealed Carry
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $80, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Apr 21 ▪ 11th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness
9 a.m. ▪ MSSU L&P Athletic Center, 3950 Newman Rd.
To benefit Freeman Health System Leffen Center for Autism.  For info, call 417-347-7850.

Apr 21 ▪ MoCHIP Child Identification & Protection Program: Keeping Missouri Kids Safe!
10 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ Carthage Masonic Lodge, 1339 W. Oak St.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-793-4496.

Apr 21 ▪ Art in the Park 2018
10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ George Washington Carver Nat’l Monument, 5646 Carver Rd., Diamond
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-325-4151.

Apr 21 ▪ Card Party
10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66
Canasta and Bridge.  Cost $8.50 includes lunch.  For info, call 417 358 7778 or 417-358-7268.

Apr 21 ▪ Garden Party at Sweet House
2-4 p.m. ▪ 311 13th St.
Free and open to the public.  Hosted by Carthage Historic Preservation.  For info, call 417-358-1776.

Apr 21 ▪ Free Pool
7-11 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Apr 22 ▪ Sustainable Living Home Visit
2-4 p.m. ▪ Crowder College MARET Center, Neosho
Cost $25.  For info, call 417-455-5422.

Apr 22 ▪ Pool Tournament
3 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Chamber members, if your Event is missing from this list, email Mary Jo at mjlittle@carthagechamber.com!

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