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Friday, August 22, 2008 Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?.. Carthage
Crisis Center Workdays Aug. 30th and Sept. 1st
from 8 am to 4 pm at 100 S. Main Street in
Carthage. Lunch will be provided. Call Marilyn or
Brian at 417-358-3533 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes, Mon.
thru Fri. August 25th - August 29th. Your area
will be sprayed in the evening of the day your
trash is picked up, between the hours of 8 pm and
Did Ya Know?... On Aug.
27th the Diabetic Support Group will meet at 4
p.m. in the MBRH Relationship Center. Guest
speaker will be Denise Hamar, M. D.,
Pediatrician. Her topic will be "Preventing
DM in Kids and Grandkids". Call 359-2652 for
Dont you know what an
Dont be silly. An
operetta is a girl who works for the telephone
I see shes let her hair
go dark again.
Yes, shes gone off the
Waiter, this soup is cold.
Bring me some thats hot.
What do you want me to do? Burn
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
BEGIN NEW CHURCH
While the congregation of the M.E.
Church expects to start to build a handsome new church
within the very near future, no definite plans for the
work have been formed as yet and will not be until the
arrival of the new pastor, Rev. W. C. Hill in Carthage
the latter part of this week. The $12,500 received from
the Southwest Missouri conferences at Warrensburg
yesterday is therefore very acceptable.
Rev. B. G. Keys, who for the past two
years has been the pastor of the local church, returned
from the conferences at Warrensburg this morning, and he
stated that he will not be able to leave Carthage until
some time next week. Rev. Mr. Hill, he stated, will
arrive here the latter part of this week and will have
charge of the services next Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Hill has been presiding elder
of the Carthage district for the past four years and
having previously been pastor of a number of churches in
this vicinity, is therefore well know to the congregation
of the Carthage M.E. Church. It was through the efforts
of Rev. Mr. Hill that a handsome stone church was built
in Joplin recently, and as soon as he arrives in this
city to take charge of the church work here. It is
expected that plans will be arranged for beginning the
immediate erection of a fine church.
With the $12,500 absolutely secured
through the action of the conference from Mrs. W. E. Hall
and the late W. E. Hall, the members of the organization
hope to readily raise the remainder of at least $50,000
to build a structure of Carthage stone.
Hearing for Property Taxes.
A news release from the City of
Carthage states that a public hearing will be
held at 12:01 p.m., Friday, August 22, in the
Council Chambers of City Hall, 326 Grant Street.
Citizens may be heard on the property tax rates
proposed to be set by the City of Carthage.
The information from the City
notes that the rate is subject to change due to
the receipt of subsequent information or upon
notice from the State Auditors Office.
The assessed valuations are
listed as follows: Real Estate - Residential,
current year 68,007,830, prior year 69,405,240;
Real Estate - Agricultural, current year 234,130,
prior year 350,520; Real Estate - Commercial,
current year 41,004,750, prior year 39,535,880.
Property tax rates are proposed
.7604 per $100 assessed valuation for this year,
last year having been .7525 per $100 assessed
A special meeting of the City
Council will be held following the public
hearing, in which the Council is scheduled to
hear the first reading of the ordinance levying
general taxes upon real property within the City
I saw they had a documentary on
pigs the other day on PBS. If ya remember I
wondered in an earlier column about what ta call
a group of pigs.
I had one guy try to convince
me that they would be called a herd. Said the
Bible referenced a "herd of swine."
Now Im not one ta argue
with the good book none, but this documentary
call groups of wild pigs somethin that
sounded like "sooters." With all the
interest Ive shown in the subject,
youd a thought Id a written it down,
but I didnt, and dont know how it
would be spelled anyway. I will no doubt have to
investigate further. If youre interested,
the pigs we see in this part of the world all
came from the wild boars. Supposed ta be smart
and easy to train.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
by Sally Armstong, Director of
Our last summer art exhibition
of this season approaches, and I am very excited
to present to you the new work of Frank Young.
Frank paints in oil and in the plein air style.
Plein Air (open air) is the French term
associated with the 19th century painters such as
Pissarro and Monet and others who painted at
outdoor locations. He resides in Joplin, having
recently returned to the Midwest area, and the
scenes of his childhood. After working in the
nations Capital for a long period of time
as an artist in the government employ, and
painting scenes in that part of the country for
pleasure, Frank told me last year that he longed
for the beautiful scenery he remembered of the
Midwest, and began searching for a new studio
location for himself. Frank hails originally from
Kansas, and has retired from his long time
commercial position to begin work as a full time
artist and painter here. We were fortunate to
display a few of Franks works last year in
our Member Gallery, but this collection is all
new and presents Midwestern themes. Samples
include a tractor in a field, a huckster selling
from the back of his truck. Each displays
wonderful fluid style and beautiful color. Frank
holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in
Kansas City, Missouri and a MFA from the
University of Cincinnati, Ohio. His exhibitions
include a solo show in 2007 at the Friend House
Gallery, Petersburg, VA, and several shows since
he has returned to the area. Invitations have
been sent and the public is invited to attend the
opening on the evening of August 29th at 6:00 PM
here at Hyde Gallery, 1110 E. 13th in Carthage,
and this show will remain until September 14th
during the regular hours of weekend operation.
Call 417 358 4404 for more information.
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