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Friday, August 22, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 46

did ya know?

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 midnight.

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 more info.

today's laugh

Don’t you know what an operetta is?

Don’t be silly. An operetta is a girl who works for the telephone company.

I see she’s let her hair go dark again.

Yes, she’s gone off the gold standard.

Waiter, this soup is cold. Bring me some that’s hot.

What do you want me to do? Burn my thumb?

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


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.


Today's Feature

Public 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 Auditor’s 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 valuation.

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 of Carthage.

Just Jake Talkin'


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 I’m 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 I’ve shown in the subject, you’d a thought I’d a written it down, but I didn’t, and don’t know how it would be spelled anyway. I will no doubt have to investigate further. If you’re 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 artCentral

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 nation’s 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 Frank’s 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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