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Friday, April 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 215
Did Ya Know?... A
Missouri POW/MIA Awareness Run will be sponsored
by Rolling Thunder MO Chapter 3 on Saturday,
April 19 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Carthage VFW
parking lot and ending at Monett Park with a
ceremony at 12 noon. The Carthage VFW is off Hwy
96, 1st Exit 1 mile West of Carthage. Everyone is
invited to the ride, motorcycles or cars. For
more information call 417-849-8964. The event is
in honor of Missouri POW/MIAs.
Did Ya Know?... C.A.N.
D.O. Senior Center at 404 E. 3rd St., Carthage is
holding an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday,
April 19 from 7:00 - 10:00 am. Adults: $4.00,
Kids 12 & Under $3.00. All proceeds benefit
C.A.N. D. O. Senior Center. For advance order
carryout and more information call 358-4741.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Chamber is hosting a Small Business Expo
at the Memorial Hall, April 18th from
1:00PM-6:00PM and April 19th from 9:00AM-3:00PM.
Call Amber to register, 358-2373.
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Musical Devotees, April 20, Sunday 3:00PM, Grace
Wallace, Vocalist and Avon Yu, Pianist. Grace
Episcopal Church, the Public is invited.
Its easy to forgive those
who lie about you, but durn those who tell the
When theres a will
theres a lawsuit.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Invested $7,500 in Land
By deeds filed yesterday,
Fernando E. Rogers bought three pieces of property as
From W. W. Wampler and J.
P. Stewart an undivided half interest in 40 acres located
a half mile northeast of Prosperity. The consideration
From Louis J. Stevison an
undivided half interest in 40 acres located two miles
southwest of Purcell. Consideration $1,500.
From W. W. Wampler, an
undivided half interest in a tract of land three miles
southeast of Prosperity. Consideration $3,000.
Large assortment of art
material for needle work at Boston Store.
Attend the special sale of
Bargains at Boston Store.
Finest Melons ice cold at
W. H. Millers.
Discussed Paving Bids.
The City Council
Public Works Committee met Tuesday in a regular
session. The committee approved a motion to
recommend to Council a bid for the annual City
asphalt paving contract.
Commissioner Tom Shelley said that three bids had
been received. The bidders submit prices for
asphalt per ton laid and for tack oil. The bids
received were from APAC Missouri for $40.45 per
ton of asphalt and $1.25 per gallon of tack oil;
Blevins Asphalt Construction Company for $40.45
per ton of asphalt and $.90 per gallon of tack
oil; and Swift Construction for $38.91 per ton of
asphalt and $1.75 per gallon of tack oil. Shelley
told the committee that when the totals were
figured, the bid from Swift Construction was
approximately 1.9% lower than the bid from
Blevins. Shelley recommended approving the bid
from Blevins, although it is higher, because they
have previously done quality work for the City
whereas the City has no experience with Swift
Construction. The committee approved a motion to
recommend the bid to City Council for approval.
The total project cost is approximately $124,000.
The committee also
approved a motion to recommend to Council a bid
from Polston Construction in the amount of
$86,500 for the first phase of repairs to the
drainage ditch from Centennial to 13th Street.
Public Works Director Chad Wampler said that the
ditch has been eroding due to a curve in the
ditch. The project would straighten out the
contour of the ditch and place a Geotex fabric
under the grass surrounding the ditch. That
fabric allows the grass to grow but helps prevent
erosion of the soil under it. Five bids were
received for the project and Polston Construction
was the low bidder.
The committee also
approved a request for a lot division at 912 S.
Orner. Property Owners Milt and Carol Sealey
requested that the irregularly shaped lot be
split to allow straightening of the boundary
lines. If approved, the remaining lot would still
be approximately 8,400 square feet, which meets
City lot size guidelines.
My class never got to go on
field trips. It was like the teachers warned each
other as we moved through the grades.
Theyd always tell us
about goin to the Crayola factory or to the
Wonder Bread plant, but always, a week or two
before the trip, wed do somethin that
made the teacher call it off.
I dont think that any
individual was the cause of the fear teachers
seemed to have about takin us out in
public. There werent any mean spirited kids
among us. It must have been one of those
chemistry things, when we were all together, we
became jointly too much of a hassle to deal with.
I think the reluctance to take
us on field trips was spawned by the knowledge
that we were above average, at least in the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
The past few days of beautifully warm
weather has drawn out the springs early risers...
a crocus popped up and my tulips are surfacing.
The bright green clumps of grass are popping up.
The same property which makes that grass green,
chlorophyll, is also very nourishing for the
body. Youve heard it before, "eat your
In 1913, Dr. Richard
Willstatter, a German chemist, determined that
the chlorophyll molecule closely resembled the
hemoglobin molecule, the red substance in blood
that carries oxygen. Because of these properties
in chlorophyll, it has been suggested that the
consumption of this rich substance can build
strong blood, provide iron to organs, counteract
toxins and help clean and deodorize the bowel
tissues. These are just a few of the things that
can happen with a diet high in green vegetables
and herbs. If this type of eating presents a
problem, there is a variety of supplemental
chlorophyll products including liquid, capsules
and tablets. There is always one rebellious
broccoli eater in a crowd! I have heard, read and
experienced myself that large amounts of
chlorophyll prior to surgery may result in
quicker recovery and less blood loss. Rich blood
makes rich milk for nursing mothers.
Art Notes From Hyde
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Members of the artCentral Board
of Directors have been working furiously the past
two days on the preparation of a mailing that has
been under long-time planning since the fall. We
have prepared 500+ pieces to mail this weekend in
behalf of the current fundraising project here at
artCentral, that being the collection of
donations towards the placement of the 2
beautiful Lowell Davis original panels, sketched
plans for the mural in the Jasper County
Courthouse, "FORGED IN FIRE". If you
recall, these panels were given to artCentral , a
donation by patron Wendy Christensen last year.
The board of directors voted to have the panels
framed and present these to the community by
hanging them in a public area of the new
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital. Working with
several community advisers, we came to the
decision to offer donors the opportunity to help
artCentral and the local art community through
the monies collected. We will honor each donor of
$100.00 or more by adding their name or business
to the engraved plaque to be displayed with the
art at the hospital. The art on the mailing was
created by Miriam Putnam and Kristin Huke, and we
think they are most beautiful in their own right!
Please watch for these attractive square
envelopes in your mail soon, and remember, the
only funds with which artCentral has to operate
are those kindly given to us by our community.
One panel is currently on view at Hometown Bank,
Carthage south location, and the second, here at
the Hyde House. Come by and view them at these
locations. Then, I hope you will remember the
arts in our area and donate generously!
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