Festival Registrations Underway.
Maple Leaf Festival events has begun. "Forms
are already available in our office for food
vendors, arts & crafts booths, the parade,
and the quilt show," states Carthage Chamber
of Commerces Amber Carrier.
Food vendors and
arts & crafts vendors who have participated
in recent years have already received their forms
and booth space is filling rapidly. Anyone who
has not received a form and wishes to rent booth
space should obtain their forms directly from the
Chamber office at 402 S. Garrison. Forms are also
available by email request to
firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Linda at
"This year we
offer the added service of accepting payment by
credit card for those who wish to email or fax in
their forms and make payment by phone," said
Carrier. "This will greatly speed up the
registration process for our vendors."
Food booth space
is limited and nearly full already and no
registration is accepted until a completed &
signed form and full payment are received in the
Arts & crafts
booth space is also limited and beginning to fill
rapidly as well. Those applications require
photos of the items to be sold as it is a juried
process. Anyone with questions may call Linda at
417-358-2373 for clarification.
registration has also begun. "We have
reached our maximum capacity for the number of
entries in our parade and are now focusing on the
quality of entries in hopes of returning the
parade to a more traditional content with more
floats and bands than in some past years. We are
receiving enthusiastic feedback from participants
who have registered to date," said Carrier.
"For forms and further information, stop by
our Chamber office or call Linda at
Maple Leaf Quilt
Show applications are currently available at the
Chamber or Powers Museum. "Powers Museum
will be filled to capacity with some of the
finest quality quilts in southwestern Missouri
for this annual competition," states Susan
Griffith, chairman of the event sponsored by the
Four Corners Quilters Guild. "Deadline
for entry is October 1st, but we urge quilters to
get their entry forms submitted quickly because
of space limitations." For more information,
contact the Chamber at 417-358-2373 or Powers
Museum at 417-358-2667.
than 30 events during the 8-day Festival, watch
for continuing announcements through local
media!" states Carrier.
For more info,
contact the Carthage Chamber of Commerce at
Response to Globe.
Mail recently received a fax of a letter
written by Robert N. Mayer, legal representative
for Jasper County Public Administrator Rita
Hunter. According to Hunter, the letter was sent
to the Joplin Globe and reads as follows;
The Joplin Globe
RE: Rita Hunter
Dear Mr. Chiodo:
I have been
retained by Steve and Rita Hunter to file a
lawsuit against the Joplin Globe for defaming Ms.
Rita Hunter who is presently the public
administrator in Jasper County. The Hunters have
sent numerous articles published by the Joplin
Globe and written by reporter Susan Redden that
mention Ms. Hunter in her capacity as public
administrator. After reading these articles and
reviewing evidence provided by the Hunters, I
believe that your paper has published certain
stories that grossly misrepresent Ms.
Hunters role in the process of a
guardianship/conservatorship for Mrs. France
being ordered by the Jasper County Probate Court.
reviewing copies of the Court transcripts, I
believe the stories were written with actual
malice towards Ms. Hunter and that your reporter
and newspaper had knowledge of their falsity.
Hunter has related to me that several quotes she
gave to your reporter were changed and certain
words not included. These material changes have a
negative effect on the reader in contrast to what
the true and accurate statements would have
I am pursuing
further evidence and witnesses with the
intentions of filing a lawsuit against your
newspaper for the defamation of Ms. Rita Hunter
in her capacity as Jasper County Public
Robert N. Mayer
Women at Stones Throw.
Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming production
of Neil Simons JAKES WOMEN
is a romantic comedy by Neil Simon, to be
presented by Stones Throw Dinner Theatre of
Carthage, Missouri this coming September.
Additional funding assistance is provided by the
Missouri Arts Council and Schmidt &
Show dates are
September 4, 5, & 6, and Sept. 12 & 13,
with a Sunday matinee on Sept. 14. Doors open at
6:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 pm and show
starting at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee opens at
12:30 pm, with lunch served at 1:00 pm and show
starting at 2:00 pm.
Ticket prices are
$20.00 for adults, $19.00 for Seniors over 55,
$17.00 for youth under 16, and children under
five admitted free.
be made by calling the theatre at 417-358-9665 or
Betty Bell at 417-358-7268 or on line at
email@example.com or by visiting our website
by Neil Simon
Poor Jake. A very
successful novelist, his marriage is not so
successful. In fact, his wife wants to leave him.
So in an effort to help him through this crisis,
the women in his life come to his rescue. Sort
of. Theres his boisterous sister who bosses
him around, his sardonic analyst who seems to
enjoy taunting him, his grown daughter whos
wise beyond her years, and his revered first wife
who is clueless but with good reason. But
heres the problem the conversations
are in his imagination. He even talks with his
daughter when she was just a child, and has
poignant dialogs with his first wife who, by the
way, is dead. Imagination invades the reality,
especially when struggling to discuss the
marriage with his estranged wife, or trying to
decide on his future with his new girlfriend. The
result is a moving romantic comedy with laughter
and tears as only Neil Simon can craft a story.
Directed by Doug
Dickey, Jakes Women stars Kevin Provins in
the title role, with Shana Kleinhans, Shanti
Navarre, Morgan Sneed, Cheyla Navarre, Linda
Bailey, Lyn Whyte, and Amber Norton as