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Friday, February 6, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Boy Scout Troop 9 annual Breakfast
Extravaganza is February 8th, 7:00 - 10:00
am, and 11:00 - 1:00 pm. It will be held in
the First United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall at 7th and Main. All you can eat / $4.00
per person. Proceeds will benefit troops
attending summer camps.
Did Ya Know?...
artCentral presents Jim Bilgere in his show
titled, "THE MAGIC OF SERENDIPITY".
The artists reception will be held Friday,
February 13th @ 6:00 pm at the Hyde House
Gallery, 1110 E. 13th Street, Carthage. The
show will run thru March 1st.
A well-adjusted person is one
who makes the same mistake twice without getting
All the world is a stage and
most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Almost everything in life is
easier to get into than to get out of.
Ambition is a poor excuse for
not having sense enough to be lazy.
Any issue worth debating is
worth avoiding altogether.
Any landing you can walk away
from is a good one.
Any change looks terrible at
Anyone can admit they were
wrong; the true test is admitting it to someone
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Accidentally Shoots Customer.
Miss Love took a revolver which she
keeps at home for defense against tramps, etc. to E.
Farmer, the gunsmith on East Fourth street to have it
repaired. The revolver is a cheap one of 38 caliber and
was rusty from disuse, so that she could not open it and
she brought it in loaded because she could not eject the
When she handed the weapon to Mr.
Farmer he raised the hammer, turning the barrel away from
the young lady. He did not observe that she later stepped
around in range of the weapon. Mr. Farmer had glanced at
the chambers of the weapon to see if it was loaded before
raising the hammer, but the bullets had been cut off and
did not show.
The hammer had been broken and, as Mr.
Farmer was examining it, it slipped from under his thumb.
A cartridge was discharged and the bullet passed through
the sleeve of Miss Loves dress and wounded her left
arm near the shoulder. She at first thought that the
bullet had merely grazed her arm and started on to the
store to begin her duties, but by the time she reached
her destination the pain in her arm became intense and
she accompanied by Mrs. Damon and Miss Sheffield,
hastened to Dr. Brooks office, where the hurt was
The bullet entered her left arm near
the shoulder. It ploughed through the flesh and came out
about two inches in the rear of the point where it
entered. Miss Love was taken to her home and will be able
to attend to her duties as usual in a week if all goes
The Precious Moments Supporting
Foundation will hold a fundraiser to raise money
to provide low cost or free childrens
events in 2009 on February 7th and 8th at the
Precious Moments Chapel and Visitor Center at
4321 Chapel Road in Carthage, MO.
The event will be at 11am to
3pm with the chance to obtain several items for
$1.00 donations. There several items for
Valentines Day, and several items to for
Mothers Day and even Friendship Day. Items
will be available in the Visitor Center Atrium
and will be available while supplies last! All
donations received at this event will go to the
Precious Moments Supporting Foundation, a
non-profit 501(c)(3) public foundation who
exclusively owns and operates the Precious
Moments Chapel and Visitor Center in Carthage,
"In 2008 we were able to
hold numerous events at very low cost or no cost
to families and their children in our surrounding
communities. We hope to have more events for
families this year" said Larry Hazlett,
President of the Precious Moments Supporting
NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
looking brightly towards the first exhibition of
2009 here at the Hyde House gallery, for
artCentral! I have been happy to welcome a new
feature writer for the CARTHAGE PRESS who will be
bringing notice of our various activities more
regularly, and appreciate Kevin McClintock for
his efforts on our behalf as well as his
Publisher, Rick Rogers, for this attention. As
promised, I want to bring to you today additional
information about our featured artist for this
showing beginning February 13th here in the Main
Gallery. Jim Bilgere has exhibited in a number of
venues over a long period of years, beginning in
1984 with a student exhibit at Richland College
in Dallas, TX. After his education from North
Texas State University and a number of shows
there in Denton, Austin, and in Dallas, he moved
along to shows and galleries in Oakland and Los
Angeles, California and a stint as an artist in
residence in Kings Canyon National Park, Ca.
Shows in the 1900s included the Wichita Art
Museum in Wichita, KS, and Arizona, several back
in Dallas, Plano and Richardson TX, before a two
year move to Europe and exhibitions in Vienna,
Austria, Portugal, and a stint as a Seminar
Instructor in Croatia. Back stateside in 2000, he
returned to shows in Texas before going to New
York in 2005 and participating in a murals
project at a hotel named The Carlton Arms on the
lower east side. The Carlton Arts Project began
in the late 80s when a small group of
artists decided to transform the rooms of, at the
time, a dark and ill shelter. Today each of the
54 rooms, lobby, and 4 hallways are decoratively
painted by many individual artists from all over
the world, giving the hotel a unique and
interesting décor. To view Jims room, #
10-B, and the other rooms of this unique small
hotel, go to www.carltonarms.com and click on the
various rooms. Jims mural projects
continued to two restaurants in Rowlett and one
in Rockwall, TX that same year. He has since
exhibited in Eureka Springs, AR, Brooklyn, NY,
and locally in Joplin in several venues and
Carthage in Art In the Heartland in 2006 &
2007. It is a long list of exhibitions, and we
are proud to add our venue to his list of
Frustration comes from lack of
ability or ignorance about a subject. The real
basis of frustration comes from not bein
able to accomplish somethin.
For those of us who know the
frustration of repairin something and
bein confronted by inadequate tools, there
is always the satisfaction of venting the anger
with the primitive shade tree hammer throw.
Thowin tools isnt
near as therapeutic as walkin out in the
yard to retrieve them. There seems to be a direct
relationship between how important the tool is to
completin the job and the distance it lands
from the job site.
With maturity comes the wisdom
of just takin a walk instead of the tool
toss. This insight usually comes after a
forgotten hammer inflicts mortal damage to the
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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Wholeness encompasses many
dimensions in our lives. Consider the dimension
of your health that involves investing your gifts
and talents in the lives of others. Each of us
have been given unique gifts by our Creator that,
when discovered and shared, bring health not only
to the person sharing but to those receiving.
Here are some thoughts to
ponder this week:
If you havent yet
discovered your gifts ask yourself what
constructive issues are you passionate about and
search more deeply into ways you can give in this
Isolation is not how we
find or share health.
We never know where our
shadow of influence may fall. Giving our gifts
will help even those we may never meet.
Building this dynamic
within us in turn helps build healthy families,
churches, and communities.
Giving our talents in a
healthy inside-out manner is like a stream whose
waters never end.
Sharing our passion is
healthy boundary setting. It helps us define who
we are and who we are not.
Imagine for a moment all
of us in our community discovering and acting on
our talents. What healthy projects do you see?
What changes do you envision? What lives do you
see turning around? What families do you see
being restored? What illnesses do you see being
So on your wellness path;
question, imagine, discover, and then act on your
gifts. Be blessed and be a blessing.
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