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Friday, September 12, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...BBQ and
Bluegrass at Carthage Municipal Park on Sat.
Sept. 13th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the
fairground area to benefit Pistol Baugh. $7 will
give you a delicious meal and entertainment for a
Did Ya Know?..."Kidz
Blitz"- Come and enjoy a Super Bowl
atmosphere at the First Church of the Nazarene
located at 2000 Grand Ave, in Carthage on Fri.,
Sept. 13th at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14th at
10:30 a.m. For more info. Call 417-358-4265.
Did Ya Know?...Sept.
16th and 23rd, the Grief Support Group will meet
from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the McCune-Brooks Regional
Hospitals Felix E. Wright Family Chapel.
Galen Snodgrass, the hospital chaplain will lead
the discussion. This is free and open to the
public. For more information call 417-359-2636.
Now, Billy, what letter in the
alphabet comes before "J"?
What have I on both sides of my
What did you learn in school
How to whisper without moving
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
MRS. WISE HOME FROM
Mrs. J. J. Wise of Carthage arrived
home Monday evening after making a nine weeks visit
with her brothers in Osage County, OK. and Elzin, Kan.
Mrs. Wise had the pleasure of seeing her brothers catch a
lot of big fish some weighing 60 pounds each, and also
cut bee trees, in which were found plenty of honey. She
brought home a gallon of pure honey secured in this way.
She also had the pleasure of going over a four acre patch
of watermelons and picking her choice from the many fine
melons growing there.
Mrs. Wise loves to talk of the fine
crops of corn, melons and sweet potatoes her brothers
have this year. She has improved in health and appetite
and gain in weight. She made trips to Pawhuska, Bigheart
, and Nelagoney, OK. and likes the new state.
GEORGE BRIGGS ON
George Briggs, the well known fisherman
and pool table owner, will be tried tomorrow morning on a
charge of running a pool table without a license. He has
a number of old tables at his cabin near the upper bridge
and it is said he has been patronized by that portion of
young America whose youth does not carry the right to
play in the regular pool halls.
Waste Dropoff Event.
The City of Carthage will hold
its annual Household Hazardous Waste drop-off day
on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. till
1:00 p.m. in the north parking lot of the
Carthage Fire Department. Carthage citizens may
deposit hazardous household waste such as paint,
batteries and chemicals on that day free of
In previous years the dropoff
day has included the disposal of electronic
waste. The City of Carthage recycling center now
has a permanent location for e-waste at the City
Recycling and Compost Center, where these
materials may be dropped year-round. A $30 fee is
charged for televisions, other e-waste may be
deposited for free.
The Recycling Center, in
conjunction with the hazardous waste event, will
be accepting appliances without compressors free
of charge through September 20th.
Gathering of the Artists.
The 31st Annual Midwest
Gathering of the Artists show and auction begins
this evening in Carthage Memorial Hall, 417 S.
Tonights events are
scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. with beverages
and hors doeuvres. An award ceremony will
begin at 7:00 p.m. and an art auction at 7:30
p.m. Cost is $20 per person.
On Saturday and Sunday the art
show and sale will be held. On Saturday the hall
will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free
on these days, and the public is encouraged to
attend and meet the artists.
One of the perils of self
service gas is the tank filler cap.
I did everthing Id
been taught. I removed the cap, placed it on the
fender so, as my dad taught me, if ya did forget
to put it back, it would fall off near the
As I pulled out about a half
block I heard the thump and saw the cap
slidin along the road. I turned around at
the next intersection and returned to retrieve
It was nowhere to be found. I
searched the neighborhood, wanderin through
After bout a half hour I
retreated to Metcalfs and was relieved to
find that my episode was common enough that they
stock a variety of gas caps. Supply and demand,
its the American way.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Armstrong, Director of artCentral
As this article
appears, the annual Midwest Gathering of the
Artists will be underway once again! This is the
31st year for this large art sale event and I
want to use todays article to recognize all
the members of artCentral who are exhibiting this
year. Bob Tommey is a founder of this event and
contributes each year with beautiful sculpture
and oil paintings of both the west and nature.
Andy Thomas is from Carthage, and is a big player
at the event, always displaying a crowd pleaser
in the auction. His oil paintings are always well
received, and we congratulate him on all the well
deserved success he has enjoyed recently. Bill
Snow is a long time member of artCentral, having
taught sculpting classes here for several years.
His beautiful stone sculptures are always
amazing. Dan McWilliams is a new member of
artCentral and is from Jasper. Dan paints in oils
and was a prize winner in our Annual Membership
show this year. He will be on artCentrals
calendar next season as we look forward to
hanging an entire exhibition of Dans work.
Debbie Reed works in so many mediums that I have
lost count! She is a fine potter and painter, and
resides in Joplin. Debbie gave many years as an
artCentral board member, and I thank her for her
always good council. Jack Sours too is one of
artCentrals long time members, and a
multi-prize winner in our Membership Shows. He is
a fine potter as well. Robin Putnams
sculpture is only one of her many artistic
talents, as she is a fine stained glass artist
and potter. Robin served many years as volunteer
director of artCentral and is currently one of
our advisors. John Fitzgibbon will be showing his
wonderful watercolors as a new artist to the show
this year. John was featured last year here in a
solo exhibition and artists workshop which
was well attended. Theresa Rankin exhibited at
artCentral in a show in 2004 and as a long time
member of artCentral we hope she will bring again
soon her beautiful floral paintings. Last but
certainly not least is our friend and member
Patricia Courtney who is returning to the Midwest
Gathering this year. Tricia has many talents, one
being unique floral paintings with intense
texture. She is webmaster of our website and
serves artCentral well in this capacity. So there
you have it--- ten from the line- up this weekend
can be claimed by artCentral as member-artists
who are interested in our organization and
support us with their work, their time, and their
talents. Most importantly, I will not forget our
own Sandy Higgins, patroness of the Carthage
arts, who was a founder of artCentral, and gave
it many volunteer years. Sandy is still an
official board advisor and a valued member in
addition to directing the Midwest Gathering of
the Artists all these years. We wish her and all
the guys all the best in this weekends
events and show, and hope all the readers of this
will get over to Memorial Hall for a closer look!
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