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Friday, August 26, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 51

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?...On Sat. Sept. 6th. at the Carthage Saddle Club Arena at 7 p.m. will be a Bull riding event to benefit Pistol Baugh, diagnosed with brain cancer. Call Charity at 417-682-1659 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... Magic Moments Riding Therapy, a non-for-profit organization that serves Carthage and surrounding area, is looking for volunteers to help with therapeutic riding classes. Please call 417-325-4490 for more information.

today's laugh

What is your occupation?
I used to be an organist.
And why did you give it up?
The monkey died.

I’m going to take a bath.
Well, don’t sing that long song you generally sing in the bathtub, we haven’t much soap left.

Judge: How many times have you been up before me?
Prisoner: I don’t know, I thought you were keeping score.

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


Carthage dairymen served their customers with milk this morning as usual, and the dairymen now seem disposed to try to see if they can not meet the conditions of the new milk ordinance.

Their plan will be for the producers of the milk, most of who wholesale their product to the retailers, to arrange to deliver the milk to a common center immediately after milking and have it cooled there for the use of the retailers. This plan is not yet fully completed, but it is thought that such an arrangement can be easily made, and that this would be cheaper than for each producer to cool the milk himself.

Said one of the dairymen yesterday evening:

"It looked, until late this afternoon, as though we were all going to quit delivering milk after today, for we could see no way out of the difficult situation. We have said all along that the ordinance is impracticable, and there were but two ways for us to do if we did not comply with the ordinance. One way was to go ahead and disregard the ordinance, be arrested and fight it out in the courts. The other was to quit selling.


Mrs. Bacon’s up to date store and stylishly made hats will make every lady’s millinery purchase early in the season. The cream of the market is always early. The handsome goods are found here and no lady is well dressed without a well made stylish hat, no more than she would be in a shabby suit.


Today's Feature

Hazardous Waste Date Announced.

A news release from the City of Carthage Public Works Department announces the date for the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off day as September 13th. Carthage citizens may deposit hazardous household waste such as paint, batteries, chemicals at the north parking lot of the Carthage Fire Department on that day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Public Works Director Chad Wampler, upon discussing the event with the City Council Public Works Committee, noted that the event is being held later this year than in previous years, due to scheduling of the grant funds for the project. At the time the committee approved a bid from Haz-Mert in the amount of $1,600 for the collection, without the date for the event having been finalized. The collection was previously held on the same day as the City-wide Cleanup, which has since been eliminated.

In conjunction with the hazardous waste event, appliances without compressors may be dropped off at the Carthage Recycling and Compost Center from September 6 through September 20th.

Closed for Labor Day.

News release.

Due to Monday, September 1, 2008 being a holiday observed by the City, the City of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. Regular operating days and times are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact the center at 417-237-7024.

Just Jake Talkin'


Believe it or not, we’re just a few days away from Labor Day. When a friend mentioned that I thought he must have had too much sun, but, a look at the calendar confirmed. Labor Day is the last official holiday of the summer. ‘Course the worst is the fact that it means three months ‘till the Thanksgiving holiday. Maple Leaf and Halloween are fast approachin’ and that gives the holiday atmosphere, even if ya don’t get a long weekend. It’s the time a year ya know those summer projects need ta be gettin’ started.

Naturally the large ones will just have ta wait another year, but those smaller ones are still on the list. This time a year it just seems too hot for some, so there is a little window of hope for a couple. ‘Sides, it’s almost time to attend to winter chores postponed from last year.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

A new exhibition has arrived in the gallery and we welcome the beautiful oil paintings of Joplin artist Frank Young. Last week I told you a bit about this artist and now that his work is on display, I hope that many of you will come and see these beautiful pieces! This show will remain in the gallery until September 14th, and we are open weekends and Fridays from noon until 5:00. I want to thank our underwriter for this new show, HOMETOWN BANK, for their willingness to support artCentral in this helpful way. We could not continue to do what we do here at artCentral without the help of our local businesses, and we so appreciate them all! As I complete the records and assessment of our recent children’s artCamp I think of the various community friends that have assisted us in that endeavor each year, which include the local foundations who have been so generous and the Anna Isles Foundation and another anonymous patron who scholarshiped 5 students in 2008, assisting them with tuition fees. This year we ended with 60 students attending during twelve days and filling 212 class spaces. Most days we had two classes, some days three. And with September on the immediate horizon, my calendar tells me there is the third in the series of artist lectures Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:30. This newest offering is titled

"ART ESTATE PLANNING", and will benefit both artists and collectors. Come to the gallery and hear Michael Bell, retired museum curator and art appraiser, speak on this subject, and I look forward to seeing you all at the new show!

Coolest Pet Photo Contest.


One dog and one cat will be selected by Judges for the Carthage Human Society 2009 Pet Calendar. Both animals will also receive a prize.

Entries can be made with the following information if an entry form is not available.

1. Name and age of Pet.

2. Breed of Pet.

3. Cat or Dog.

4. 4X6 Photo of one cat or one dog per entry.

5. $5.00 entry fee per animal.

6. Write owner’s name, address and phone no. on a label and attach to back of photo.

7. Mail or drop off entry and $5.00 per photo to the Carthage Humane Society, Attention-Gail, 13860 Dog Kennel Lane, Carthage, Missouri 64836.



George Washington Carver National Monument invites the public to participate in this year’s Prairie Day celebration on September 13 from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Prairie Day is held in conjunction with the Diamond Gem City Days Celebration which offers a variety of family-friendly activities scheduled in the City of Diamond on September 12 and 13.

During Prairie Day at the national monument, kids of all ages will enjoy living history demonstrations, professional storytelling, and a variety of old-time, bluegrass and dulcimer music. Artisans and crafters will share wood carving, quilting, spinning and weaving, basket-weaving, lye-soap and candle making, butter churning, scrubbing laundry the old-fashioned way, Dutch oven cooking, log-hewing, old-time toys and games, one-room school house spelling bee, medicinal herbs, beekeeping, prairie wildlife displays and live Missouri prairie reptiles, painting with natural dyes, prescription burn tools and techniques, civil war medicine display, and more.

Music schedule at George Washington Carver National Monument:

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ripplin’ Creek

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Old Time Harmony Gospel Quartet

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Heartland Concert Band

12:00 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Brown’s Mountain Music

12:40 p.m.– 1:10 p.m. Dwayne & Barbara Smith

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Ozark Ridge Runners

2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Cecil "Panhandle Slim" Williams

Financial assistance for the George Washington Carver National Monument Prairie Day event has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a State agency. Concessions will be offered at the national monument by the Carver Birthplace District Association.

The Diamond Gem City Days 16th Annual Celebration offers events in Diamond on Friday evening, September 12, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Humorist Billie Ingram will perform on stage at 7:30pm, and the Duke Mason Band will perform at 8:00pm. Saturday activities in Diamond include a 10am parade followed by children’s games, crafts, a car show, and other activities. The Cowboy Poet Society is scheduled for 1pm, gospel music beginning at 3pm, bluegrass music at 5pm, and music provided by the group Diversity from 8-10pm.

George Washington Carver National Monument is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Hwy V, then south mile on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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