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Friday, April 25, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 220
Did Ya Know?... The
Saturday Night Idol Contest is coming Sat., April
26th & 6:30 pm at Carthage High School
Auditorium. There will be 10 contestants singing
for $300 grand prize. Adults $5.00 & Ten and
under $3.00. Http://snidol.tripod.com
Did Ya Know?... The will
be a Special Sunday Opening of the Powers Museum
on April 27, 1:30-4:30pm for Vern Feaster
"State of Missouri - Facts, Figures &
Trivia" Free admission. Call 358-2667.
Did Ya Know?... A Guitar
Hero Tournament is being held at the Carthage
Junior High School Gymnasium at the corner of
River and Centennial, in Carthage, MO on
Saturday, April 26th. Registrations begins at 8
a.m. with Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert
divisions. For a small registration fee come and
enjoy this fun day. Prizes will be awarded in all
categories. All monies raised will benefit the
American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more
info or to register early call 417-310-0722 or
Did Ya Know?... Ray is
back, Country Gold Band, Dance at VFW 2590, April
26th, 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. $5.00 donation.
Did Ya Know?... The
Ninth Hour Gospel Group of Joplin will be at
Union Chapel Methodist Church, Sunday, April 27,
2008 at 2:30 p.m. The church is located 1/2 mile
north of Leggett & Platt Corporate Office on
CR 180. The public is invited and encouraged to
attend. There will be a freewill offering. For
questions, call 358-5683.
Why is a pig the most
extraordinary animal in creation?
Because you first kill him and then you cure him.
How many peas are there in a
A mans home is his
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Gas Last Night
Repairs at the Plant
Finished Sooner Than was Expected.
By keeping a force of men
at work in the gas plant night and day, since the water
of Thursdays flood went down, the gas company was
able to give its patrons a means of illumination last
A few days previous to the
flood the company had been having trouble with its
machinery at the plant and the gas supply was
unsatisfactory. This had just been remedied when the high
water came and cracked the retorts at the plant. These
had to be repaired before gas could be made. They were
patched more quickly than was anticipated and gas was
turned on last night at 8 oclock.
The gas company is
confident now that its troubles are over and that gas
will be forthcoming regularly.
A Master Gardener
will be available to answer gardening questions
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m through August 8.
The Helpline is
sponsored by University of Missouri Extension.
Master Gardeners may be contacted by calling
417-358-2158 or visiting the Jasper County
University of Missouri Extension Center in the
basement of the Jasper County Courthouse.
Gardeners have completed a horticulture training
course offered by University of Missouri
Extension. A part of their certification
requirement is to provide volunteer service in
their communities. For more information about the
program, contact the Jasper County University of
Missouri Extension Center in Carthage,
Missouri Extension improves peoples lives
with education and research from the four
campuses of the University of Missouri System and
Lincoln University that focuses on high-priority
needs of people throughout the state. Each County
Extension Center, with oversight by locally
elected and appointed citizens, is a local link
to these unbiased resources.
I can still remember that day
in the second grade. Mr. Norris, the school,
principal handed out brand new civics books.
He showed us how to get
em in shape and not damage em.
"I want you to take care of these
books," he told us. "I want you to
treat them like they were your own."
I never cared much for
bein just like everbody else. So I
proceeded to pull out my red Crayola and
carefully colored along the edges of the pages.
My teacher sent me confused down to the
"What in the world were
you thinking?" said Mr. Norris. "You
told us to treat em like they were ours,
thats what I would have done to my
book." I explained.
He proceeded to explain to me
what he really meant. After that I treated
everthing at school as if it belonged to
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
After all this rain, when the
sun pops out for a long period of time so will
the bugs! It is a good time to remember a few
hints to get rid of the pesky mosquitoes and
other flying insects naturally. Taking a garlic
supplement can help reduce the risk of being
bitten or stung by mosquitoes or wasps. If you
are bitten by mosquitoes, B-complex vitamins and
vitamin C with bioflavonoids may help enhance
detoxifying the poisons and prevent allergic
It has also been noted that
mosquitoes are none too fond of the smell of
peppermint. Dr. Bronner has an excellent
peppermint soap which can be used as a repellent
and is easily washed off after exposure. It is
handy for camping trips as it is biodegradable
and washes off easily leaving no residue. I have
used it on my children over the years and found
it to be easy on their skin.
Citronella, although it does
not smell as nice as peppermint, is also
effective in repelling mosquitoes. It is often
found in candle form. Ive seen them at
quite a few of the stores in town. They are also
easy to make should you be inclined.
We have made our own bug
repellent by putting a few drops of liquid
peppermint soap, citronella and pennyroyal oils
and some eucalyptus oil into a recycled pump hair
spray bottle. Shake well before application being
sure to avoid the eyes. It is always wise to test
a spot on your skin before applying all over.
Ticks and chiggers are another
topic. If anyone has any good suggestions which
have proven effective for you, please send them
to me and I will be happy to share them through
this column. Thank you.
Art Notes From Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
An exciting new exhibit is
underway in both galleries, that being work by
Hominy, Oklahoma artist Cha Tullis. Born in
Carthage to a very large family with strong
traditions, he began at a very early age to show
his love of nature and art. Cha began
creating artwork at a very early age and to
explore his talents in all mediums. He struggled
to concentrate in one medium as he was growing
up, and to this day, works in a number of very
different media. His talent to successfully blend
those mediums to his style proves that his future
accomplishments will be endless! In his teen
years, as a Blackfoot Indian, he became an
accomplished silver and gold smith while
exploring the possibilities and techniques of
painting. His creative spirit led him in all
directions; sculpting, painting, and murals.
Winning awards and recognition in shows his
reputation as jewelry designer and restorer grew
and his business prospered, always painting and
creating in his spare time. Today he spends most
of his time in his Stone Turtle Studio creating
wonderfully artistic steel sculptures, painting
at the easel, and teaching Native American
Culture, crafts, and spirituality for Oklahoma
University. His themes include Native American
culture, crafts, and spirituality. His art has
been featured in many regional, national, and
local print publications as well as television
and radio. "Im constantly working on
the next piece to satisfy the creative hunger and
spirit that I have felt since childhood. I am
always creating, and it is best for me if I just
follow the spirit with which I am fed to the end
result, the process of moving on to the next
creation. My passion is creating works that bring
a sense of emotional spiritual awe to those
willing to share in the journey! To feed and be
fed the spiritual beauty of life as God gives
it." Our show is entitled, "SHARING THE
JOURNEY" and opens May 2, 2008 with an
artists reception at the Hyde Gallery at
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