With Veterans Day falling on a Saturday, ceremonies honoring area veterans will be spread over two days in 2017.

With Veterans Day falling on a Saturday, ceremonies honoring area veterans will be spread over two days in 2017.
• The Carthage Veterans Alliance will mark Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 with the traditional ceremony at Carthage's Memorial Hall.
The program starts with music by the Heartland Concert Band at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony at 11 a.m.
Local Veteran Paul Starchman will be the featured speaker.
Area schools and other organizations that aren’t normally open on Saturdays will mark Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10.
• Carthage High School is inviting veterans to breakfast at the High School from 7 a.m.-8 a.m.
An assembly will be held at 8:15 a.m. The featured speaker will be Helen Hubbard, a 98-year-old World War II veteran who was a dietician for the U.S. Army in that war.
Other Carthage schools will also be marking Veterans Day on Friday as well.
• The Carthage CAN-DO Senior Center will be welcoming veterans at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, for coffee, doughnuts, entertainment and gifts at their center at 404 E. Third St.
The event is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please call 358-4741.
• In Sarcoxie, the traditional assembly starts at 9 a.m. Local Veteran Dustin Adams will be the featured speaker at that event.
• Jasper schools will hold an all-school assembly in Tabler Gymnasium at 1:30 p.m., Friday.
“We will have special seating available for you in chairs on the gym floor,” the district said in a letter to The Carthage Press. “Our presentation will consist of musical selections, visual and aural presentations, and more, all in honor of those who have served. The assembly is planned to last around one hour, and we ask that you join us for a small reception with refreshments immediately following.”
• In Carterville, the Four State Chapter Military Officers Association of America will host a ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, to dedicate a stone marker recently placed on the grave of World War I soldier and victim, Private Elmer Charboneau, who died from wounds suffered during the Champagne-Marne defensive battle in France on July 22, 1918.
Due to the death of most members of his family shortly after the war, no stone was ever placed on his grave after he was returned from France in 1921.
The event will feature the color guard from the Joplin High School JROTC program, a violin presentation of the American, French, and United Kingdom national anthems, and the “TAPS” bugle call.