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Friday, March 7, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 185
Did Ya Know?...
Representatives from the Missouri Department of
Natural Resources will meet with City officials
today at 11 a.m. in the Carthage Chamber of
Commerce, 402 S. Garrison to discuss continuing
efforts to address odor issues at Renewable
Environmental Solutions. Citizens are welcome to
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society is in immediate need of a
foster family for a pregnant homeless cat. Call
358-6402 for more information.
Did Ya Know?... The Girl
Scouts now deliver their Girl Scout Cookies.
Please call, fax or email your order in. Sales
end March 23rd. Call Shenan 623-8277 X17, Fax
625-1261 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did Ya Know?... The
Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday, March 8th, 6am
to 12:00pm at the 1st United Methodist Church,
617 S Main St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can
eat. For more info call 358-2577.
Did Ya Know?... The
Rolling Thunder Chili Feed & Silent Auction
is Sat. March 8 from 12:00 to ??? at the Carthage
VFW Post #2590, Hwy 96 & Hwy 171. $5 for
Adults, $3 for Child. Call David at 358-8816 for
more info. Public Welcome.
"Did you share the three
sticks of candy between your little brother and
"Yes, but it was awkward
to divide the three, so I ate one first."
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Police Judge Decides He
is Too Much Under the Influence of Liquor.
Marshal Doty was called to
the residence of J. E. Gordon where the latter individual
was said to be under the influence of strong drink and
creating a disturbance among the members of his family.
Gordon was taken to the
police station and wanted to give bond for his appearance
at his trial at 1:30 oclock. But the court decided
the prisoner was too intoxicated to be at liberty upon
the streets, so he was looked in the city jail.
When the time for trial
rolled round, the prisoner was still unable to appear in
court. His trial was postponed until tomorrow morning.
Lost, a black fur carriage
robe lined with green plush. Ten dollars reward for its
return by the press office and no questions asked.
of the Board Predicts "No Deal."
State University President of the Board of
Governors Dwight Douglass told the Mornin
Mail yesterday that he feels it is likely
that the University will not be occupying the
former McCune-Brooks Hospital building.
unfortunate for all of us, said Douglass.
He said that the
university was in a "really, really tight
situation financially" and did not have the
money to make approximately $400,000 in repairs
that were recommended by an engineering study.
Although the Board
has not taken any formal action yet, Douglass
said it "will likely not be able to pursue
The Board is
scheduled to meet on March 14 and Douglass will
request that the discussion concerning the
McCune-Brooks building be held during the public
Douglass said that
if the Highway Patrol Crime Lab still wants to
relocate to Carthage, that would be between those
parties. Mayor Woestman has indicated an interest
in that proposal.
Of course the Cool Hand Luke
line has ta come to mind. For those too young ta
know, or too old to remember, "What we have
here is a failure to communicate."
What the City of Carthage
understood as a commitment, the MSSU Board
understood as an agreement to consider a
commitment. In fact, there was never a legally
binding agreement put to paper. Just a hand shake
of sorts with an understandin that this
deal should work for everone concerned.
Course the initial
concern of the City is maintainin the
building. Mayor Woestman is thinkin it
woulda been nice to have some kind of indication
from MSSU so some plans could be put in place.
Im thinkin a crime
lab and that new Justice Center would be a good
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Schools been back in
session for a couple months or so now and we are
beginning to see an upsurge of the contagious
conditions often associated with daily gatherings
of large groups of people who share the same
furniture, bathrooms, air and drinking
facilities. We cannot be too careful these days.
Certainly an ounce of prevention is worth a pound
Wash hands frequently and keep
them out of your mouth. If biting nails keeps
them in your mouth, add some extra B-vitamins to
your diet and some hot stuff under the nails for
a few days. Dont lay your head on the desk
for a quick nap!!! Realistically, students are
not the biggest reader of this column so you, as
parents or grandparents must pass the word. I
know that as a child we were reminded frequently
to wash hands, cover your mouth when you cough or
sneeze. I notice that many adults and children
alike do not practice that easy prevention
technique. Bathroom. .. well, it is important to
put paper around the seat if you happen to be a
sitter! Much more important than one may think.
Wouldnt it be nice id ALL bathrooms had to
have those handy "seat covers"? Of
course, wash hands!!!
This all sounds so simple, but
our country as a whole has forgotten to teach the
basics of health. We are coming around because so
many are getting sick. Hepatitis is more
prevalent than we would like as is tuberculosis.
These are certainly much easier to prevent than
Art Notes from Hyde
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Last evening a few of us
enjoyed a very fine presentation by retired art
curator Michael Bell of Joplin as he brought a
wonderful and informative program/workshop to
artCentral entitled "CREATING A
PORTFOLIO". For about two hours, Mike gave
us the basic principles of both the physical
artists portfolio and the creation and
content of the same, as well as the more modern
and currently used "technological
portfolio" which is usage of the web to
create a personal website as well as the creation
of digital presentations on CD Rom. It was all
extremely basic knowledge to those who might be
involved in the current art "scene",
students from major art schools, as my daughters
are, are taught this stuff in the curriculum. For
those of us from a different generation, it was
all new. This is the first in a series of four
workshops Michael will conduct this year, and my
only disappointment was that more were not here
to take advantage of the opportunity! I will send
out cards again next time, but will try to follow
up with reminder emails or calls, as I know that
far more in our community would benefit from this
information. I have noted this before, that our
area of the country has a far larger number than
normal of fine artists working. Our membership of
195 has 100 persons who note on their cards
returned to me that they are involved in one or
more medias. Some are recreational artists, it is
true, but many are involved in the sales and show
arena, and would benefit from an experts
knowledge in the various areas that we find
ourselves dealing with. I hope that if you are
reading this today you will make a mental note to
keep the date of June 3rd in mind or on your
calendar for the second of our presentations
entitled "BUILDING A CAREER" in the
area of the arts. Non members are welcome as
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