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Friday, July 25, 2008 Volume XVII, Number 26

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?...On Sat. July 26th, Greater Ozarks British Motoring Club will host their 9th Annual GOBMC Car & Cycle Show on the Historic Carthage Square. Call Dave at 417-358-9166 for more info.

Did Ya Know?... On Sat. July 26th, Carthage Merchants will have their Summer Sidewalk Sale starting at 7 a.m. There will be drawings for $50 and $150 "Chamber Cash" sponsoring the participating businesses in the sidewalk sale.

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes July 28th - Aug. 1st at 8 p.m. on the evening of your trash collection day.

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Church of Christ, 3122 S Grand, invites all to their Vacation Bible School July 28th thru August 1st from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Classes for all ages including Adults. For more information phone, or for transportation call 358-3661.

today's laugh

An income is what you can’t live without or within.

Which do you think has the bigger grapefruit? Florida or California?
What’s the difference? A grapefruit’s only idea in living is to squirt in your eye.

When you went to school, didn’t you learn the three R’s?
Yeah, Rah! Rah! Rah!

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

Three Library Board Appointments.

During last council meeting, the mayor re-appointed Col W. K. Coffey and Samuel McReynolds as member so the city library board to succeed themselves, and Dr. L. E. Whitney was named to fill the unexpired term of G. A. Rose who recently resigned as a member of the library board. These appointments were promptly confirmed.

An ordinance was passed providing for the current city expenses and the salaries of certain city officers.

There was much urgent business pressing for action before the council but will, but it was by this time past midnight, owing to the great amount of time consumed by the discussion of the milk ordinance. Hence the council adjourned until tomorrow night, when these other public matters will be given an exclusive attention.


Today's Feature

Sidewalk Sale & Car Show.

The annual Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale-bration will be held this weekend on Saturday, July 26th at various local businesses beginning as early as 7:00 a.m.

During the sidewalk sale, game cards will be available at 14 local businesses. Participating businesses include Front Page, Carthage Hardware, Kay’s Jewelry & Gifts, Custom Carpets, Digitally Speaking/Koka Art Gallery, Colonial House, UMB Bank, Powers Museum, TC’s Liquor Locker & Smokes, Precious Moments Gift Shop, Family Video, Schwann’s Food Co., Sherwin Williams & Burggraf Discount Tire & Wheel. Game cards may be completed by visiting all of the participating businesses. Completed game cards can then be turned into the Chamber office for entry into a drawing for prizes valued at $50 and $150 including gift certificates to the participating businesses.

Many local businesses will be holding drawings and other special events throughout the day. Free hot dogs will be available at UMB Bank and free ice cream at Schwann’s, located in the Sherwin Williams parking lot.

Also on Saturday, the Carthage Square will be filled with British cars as part of the Greater Ozarks British Motoring Club’s car show. The show is scheduled to begin on the square at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. Over 100 cars and motorcycles are expected for the event. An SECA racing event will also be held in the Memorial Hall parking lot following the car show.

Other events on the square include the farmer’s market and safety demonstrations to be given by the Carthage Fire Department. More information about the sidewalk sale and may be obtained by calling the Carthage Chamber of Commerce at 358-2737.

Just Jake Talkin'

They say that all politics are local. I’ve decided another, all history is local.

Talked to an interestin’ person ‘bout over the weekend who is from just south of Kansas City on the Kansas side. She has a really interest in the pre-Civil War and Civil War period up in those parts. Lots of local history durin’ the ‘Bloody Kansas’ battles.

‘Course this part of the country was also involved in that part of history, so we traded little bits of local lore back and forth. I heard some of the details of the circumstances surroundin’ the Lawrence raid and other less well known confrontations.

We discussed other areas, but when talkin’ about our particular location, there was always a little more emphasis. It’s just natural ta feel close to history you feel a part of.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

We are fortunate here in Carthage to have many people who have made a commitment to support the environment and save our land. We take it for granted and may not be aware of the work that is being done to keep open prairies and woodlands ready for us. If you do not get the Missouri Conservationist magazine (free to Mo. residents), it is worth the phone call.

The following are excerpts from a Field Guide to Common Ozark Wildflowers by Don Kutz.

SWEET EVERLASTING... dried flowers have a maple or balsam fragrance. Pillows filled with the dried flowers were used to quiet coughing. Herbalist have traditionally used it to help balance the hormonal system.

MULLEIN... one of my favorites. In ancient Greece the leaves were rolled, dried and made into wicks for oil lamps and candles. More modern usage has been to treat lung problems. It has been known to kill the pain associated with many bronchial and lung conditions, without being addictive.

WOOD BETONY... the pretty yellow plant has already come and gone for this season. It is member of the snapdragon family. The native Americans boiled the whole plant to make a tea.

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

Monday morning we begin welcoming students to our annual summer artCamp. This is a two week program for kids aged 8-14 here at the Hyde Gallery, and we have a good group registered so far. Last week I told you of the three new teachers we were welcoming to the faculty this year, but we also have four veteran teachers that continue to come and give interesting and creative classes each year. Anne-Marie Gailey is a senior art teacher from Joplin who has taught young people in the Webb City and Carl Junction school systems and will be teaching "Project Insect", where students will create creepy creatures from wire and clay materials, "Young Illustrators Studio", a sculpture and poster making class which will prepare for Young Authors next year. Andrea Land is her daughter, and will be returning again from California to teach with us in a sculpture class called "Calder and the Sensational Circus" and "Magical Magritte" which will explore the paintings of Belgian artist Rene’ Magritte, where students will work in painting and sculpture. Carthage’s own Cheryl Church-Saving teaches art at the high school, and she will be leading several ceramics classes including instruction on wheel thrown pottery and a Ukrainian egg painting class. Randy Wright, former elementary art teacher at Columbian school, is currently working in the areas of jewelry design and her own art. She will again lead several classes this year, and is a particular student favorite, with her action figure class, clay animals, and mosaics classes. There are spaces available in most classes still, and thanks to generous patrons, if students cannot afford the full price of class tuitions, assistance is available. I have forms available with more information here on the porch at the Hyde House, 1110 E. 13th St. in Carthage, or visit the Public Library or Chamber Office or Powers Museum or Civil War Museum for forms as well. For those who say we are not offering opportunities for our kids here in the area, here is a great opportunity for a child who is interested in art, to come and enjoy activities with kids from all around the area!

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