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Friday, March 6, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library
monthly used book sale will be this Saturday,
March 7th, from 8:00 till noon. Come to the
Library Annex to see the selection of books,
tapes, CDs and more.
Did Ya Know?... A
benefit for John Baugh will be held Sunday,
March 8th from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the
Carthage Auto Plaza, 892 E. Fir Road. Lunch
will be served, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
LiveWire will also be preforming.
Laughing stock - cattle with a
sense of humor.
Isnt it a bit unnerving
that doctors call what they do
A fine is a tax for doing
wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
Why Isnt there
mouse-flavored cat food?
Should vegetarians eat animal
If at first you dont
succeed, skydiving is not for you.
When it rains, why dont
Stupidity got us into this
mess. Why cant it get us out?
The trouble with doing nothing
is that you never know when you are finished.
Money isnt everything,
but at least it encourages relatives to stay in
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Carthage Senate.
The young men who compose the senate
which meets at the Y.M.C.A. rooms held an interesting
session last night. Senator Harry Green introduced some
sort of a resolution endorsing the course of President
McKinley, and a lively scrap ensued, every Populist,
Democrat and "Free Silver Republican" in the
senate joining in. This resolution was finally defeated.
Senator Curtis Wright introduced a bill
making it compulsory for all able bodied males to enlist
in the National Guard at 18 years of age and serve
enlistment until 21 years of age. This bill was rushed
through and passed.
W. M. Buster and family leave this
evening for Colorado Springs, Colo., where Mr. Buster
expects to secure a position on an electric line. He has
been employed by the Southwest Missouri company for a
Homer F. Pitts and wife drove down from
Jasper today on a shopping expedition. Mr. Pitts is in
the drug business at Jasper. He attended college here and
is as well known in Carthage as at home. He and his
brother, Leon J. Pitts, are preparing to build neat
cottages a block apart at Jasper.
S. H. Lanyon, of Sedalia, has rented
the McMillan house on South Maple street and the family
is now here. Mr. Lanyon is interested in smelters at
Pittsburg, Kansas, and came here on account of the
excellence of our schools.
Center Rapid Response Team Ready to Assist
Displaced Employees of R.E.S. in Carthage
The Missouri Career Center is
reaching out to employees affected by potential
layoffs from Renewable Environmental Solutions
(R.E.S) in Carthage. Displaced employees are
invited to an informational meeting set for 10:00
a.m., Friday, March 6th at the Fairview Christian
Church, 2320 Grand Avenue in Carthage.
The Missouri Career
Centers Rapid Response Team is prepared to
meet with employees affected by potential layoffs
at R.E.S. The meeting includes an orientation to
Career Center services that assist with
re-employment needs. Such services include
information and recent changes on applying for
unemployment insurance, assistance for job
searches, potential training opportunities at no
cost to the job seeker or employer, and options
for career exploration, among others.
The Rapid Response team
includes representatives from the Missouri
Department of Economic Developments
Division of Workforce Development in Jefferson
City, the Missouri Division of Employment
Security in Jefferson City, and the Southwest
Missouri Workforce Investment Board in Joplin.
The team quickly deploys Career Center resources
confidentially to displaced workers that assist
career transitions and reduce the impact of
Since 1983, when
Missouris dislocated worker program was
established, more than 100,000 dislocated workers
participated in the program. Over the past five
years in Southwest Missouri, the program has
enjoyed a strong track record as better than 90
percent of the people assisted by the program
find new employment. Laid-off workers interested
in the training or re-employment services offered
through the Career Center can call 417-629-3000
or visit the Career Center to inquire
specifically about the dislocated worker program.
Information is also available online at
I must correct myself for two
miss-speaks in last weeks article. First,
the teachers of Alpha Delta Kappa that I spoke to
recently were not all retired, which I realized
after I remembered who all was present that day.
I had spoken previously to a group of retired
teachers elsewhere. Secondly, I did spend a bit
of time at the UMB Bank downtown last week
hanging a group of paintings by Katherine Hyde,
but not in the main banks lobby as I had
first assumed and therefore reported. I did do
the display in a semi-permanent way inside the
office of the Asset Management Department, which
is the domain of Lora Honey Phelps, the Assistant
Vice President. In that lobby, we hung a number
of Katherines own paintings as well as one
from her personal collection, from a time she
spent in Europe. Katherine is our locations
benefactress as most already know, and her trust
left to manage the expenses of the Hyde House are
under the care of the bank. I am told that UMB
currently offers a Fine Art Management department
in Kansas City which may be of interest to local
collectors. So, it is fitting that
Katherines display hangs there at this
time. These paintings all reflect a floral theme,
much like the next exhibition to be featured here
at Hyde House will present. We thank both UMB
Bank and also Checkett & Pauly for
co-underwriting this new exhibition which will
open with an artists reception on March
27th at 6:00 here in the gallery. This exhibition
will include the fine art photography work of
Mary Ann Soerries of Joplin in the Main Gallery,
as well as work by Lora Waring of Carthage in the
Member Gallery. Both artists will be presenting
floral subjects in their work, and couldnt
we use some of that as we gaze out at what I hope
is the last snow of this year!
With the little rain, those
wild onions oughta go crazy. Ive been
wonderin why all grass doesnt use the
survival tactic developed by the wild onion.
I call it wild onion
cause thats what Ive always
heard it called and it definitely smells like the
real thing. Ive never tried fryin up
a mess or choppin up for chives.
I suppose there are some grass
eatin animals that like a little spice in
their diet ever now and then, but I cant
imagine a steady diet of the stuff. Maybe
thats why ya see that one lonely cow
standin off by themselves ever now and
The worst part is this
cravin I get, ever time I mow the
stuff down, for liver and onions. Im not
much for usin a lot a chemicals on the
lawn, but I am interested in hearin of
anything that might eliminate these little
This is some fact, but mostly,
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