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Friday, September 19, 2008 Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?...The
American Legion and the Disabled American
Veterans are asking for donations for a Rummage
Sale to assist veterans. Please contact Dale
Murphey at 417-358-2714, Joe at 417-793-1851 or
Terry Pierson at 417-793-4245.
Did Ya Know?...On Sept.
20th, Festival of Friends will be held at
Carthage Central Park from 3 to 7 p.m. In case of
rain it will be held at First Baptist Church.
Live entertainment, childrens activities
and food. Free admission to the public.
Did Ya Know?...On
Saturday Sept. 20th at 11 a.m.,Joplin Trails
Coalition is having a BBQ and membership drive at
the Ruby Jack Trailhead at Old 66 and Country
Club Road, west of the Carthage Municipal Park in
Carthage. For more info. visit the website at
How far can you swim?
I dont know.
Could you swim from one end of
the boardwalk to the other?
Dont be silly. No one
could swim from one end of the boardwalk to the
Theres no water there.
Tourist: What beautiful
scenery! Lived here all your life?
Farmer: Not yet.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
ST. JOE VISITORS
Word came to the local Retail Merchants
associations Saturday that the St. Joe delegation would
reach here at 3:20 this afternoon. They will stop here a
few hours en route to Joplin to attend the state
convention of Retail Merchants.
Yesterdays Kansas City Journal
stated that the whole Kansas City delegation, as well as
other delegates from the northwestern part of the state,
would also stop here, about 150 altogether, and that they
would be "royally entertained by the Carthage
This news set the local committee to
work in earnest. They went out this morning and engaged
the services of the whole transfer companys outfit
of carriages and about twenty private rigs besides. In
the meanwhile they established telegraph communication
with the prospective visitors, and later found by this
means that there would some thirty-odd visitors chiefly
from St. Joe. This made an easy crowd to handle even on
short notice, and word was sent to all those who had
volunteered private rigs that they would not be needed.
The train was met by carriages this
afternoon and the visitors taken for a ride over the
city. A reception at the club house will follow and light
refreshments will be served at Briles afterwards.
Major Harrington will welcome the visitors in an address.
The visitors expect to go on to Joplin tonight. The
convention will open there tomorrow night.
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etc. Fine in flavor, is made in just one minute, no
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Multicultural Committee presents the 8th annual
Festival of Friends in Carthage Central Park on
September 20, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Over 1, 000 people
have attended the festival in previous years to
enjoy the variety of cultural displays,
entertainment and ethnic foods offered.
Participants are invited to spend the evening in
Carthage and visit Germany, Egypt, Japan, the
Blackfeet nation and a variety of other cultures.
The event will be hosted by KDMO radios own
Cooper Banks and will feature such acts as Kufara
and Trouppe Sarrab. Opening ceremonies will begin
at 3:00 p.m. with a flag ceremony from many
nations followed by a Native American prayer
ceremony. Participants will be eligible to
register for door prizes throughout the evening.
This event is free to the public.
information or to enter a cultural display
contact Robin Standridge 417- 358-3270.
Developing cultural awareness and mutual respect
for diversity is worth celebrating.
I made a startlin
discovery the other day. I needed a piece of
string. As I dug through this drawer and that,
the realization that there were not decent
lengths of string in the house struck me. How
could I have overlooked stockin up on such
an essential household item?
Weve all seen those big
balls of string collected and sittin on
display. All I needed was a couple a foot of
decent sized string.
I suppose it happened
durin one of those clear-out-the-junk
frenzies that happen ever a few years. That last
bit of string was thrown out with that bolt I was
lookin for the other day and couldnt
find. Apparently my junk drawers have been
neglected and need restockin.
Im makin a list.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
again, and things have calmed a bit here at the
Hyde House. I am in the process of putting
together next years art exhibition calendar
for the gallery, and this is something I look
forward to each year, (with the exception of my
first year!) That year, when I was hired in
mid-January, I asked the question, "what art
shows are already scheduled?", only to find
out the answer was NONE! I was left with hustling
around and finding very quickly a group of
artists that were willing to come at very little
notice, and at the same time, training myself to
the other aspects of this job. That was a
challenge--- a baptism by fire. Since then, the
years have been calmer, and planning begins
several months out. So far for next season, which
will begin February 2009, we have Jim Bilgere
opening with some fantastic abstract oil
paintings and later, Dan McWilliams with his more
representational oils. A couple of joint shows
will feature potters Greg Krepps and Jed
Schlegel, who are as much sculptors as they are
potters, and Theresa Rankin and April Leiter in a
show of several mediums. Martha Goldman will
bring a show of unique pieces entitled "An
American Fairytale", and there are still a
couple of shows in the planning stages. I usually
begin with an artist or two whose work I have
admired either from our Membership Show or
another venue. Then I will have those artists who
contact me, asking for a show, and they will
bring or email me examples of their work. Lastly,
sometimes I will just stumble across an artist
when I am traveling in the area, and ask them to
come. This is what happened with the artist who
will be showing in November, Glenda Manche of
Charleston, Mo. I stepped into Glendas
downtown gallery and fell in love with her work!
This is really a fun time of year for me, but
dont forget we still have two more shows
coming up before we put this year in the
archives! Next week I will tell you about our
show set to open October 10th here at the Hyde
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