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Friday,October 2, 2009 Volume XVIII, Number74
Did Ya Know?... There will be a
Union Civil War Monument dedication Oct. 3, 2009 at the
Cave Spring School, 4323 Co. Rd. 4, Sarcoxie. The
event will be from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The dedication
will begin at 1:30.
Did ya know?....Steadley
Elementary School in Carthage, Missouri is having a Fun
Fair, September 26th from 4:00-7:00. Bracelets are
available for purchase for $10 in advance or $12 at the
A customer was
bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked
that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too
hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too
cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the
waiter was very patient, he walked back and forth and
never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked
him why he didnt throw out the pest. "Oh, I
really dont care or mind," said the waiter
with a smile. "We dont even have an air
Fred got home from his round of golf
later than normal and very tired. "Bad day at the
course?" his wife asked. "Everything was going
fine," he said. "Then Harry had a heart attack
and died on the 10th tee." "Oh, thats
awful!" "Youre not kidding. For the whole
back nine it was hit the ball, drag Harry, hit the ball,
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Dan Bruffett Gone to
Ex-Marshal Dan Bruffett, who was on the
point of moving from Joplin back to Carthage, made a
sudden decision one day last week to go to Los Angeles,
Calif., to locate, having received an offer of some kind
from there. He took his son Wes with him. Mrs. Bruffett
expects to join him in California the latter part of next
month. Walter Bruffett who is a waiter at the Silver Moon
restaurant in this city, also expects to locate in
California with his father.
To Sew for a
The ladies interested in the Charity
home will meet this afternoon with Mrs. M. M. James on
East Chestnut St. to sew for a deserving family composed
of a widow and her six children. All who are willing to
assist are cordially invited to be there at 2 p.m.
bringing thimbles and needles.enlightened republican
opinions which its author lets forth.
Closed for Funeral.
The Administrative Offices of
the City of Carthage, with the exception of the
Fire and Police Departments, will be closed today
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. so employees can attend
the funeral services for Public Works Director
The funeral will be held at the
Fairview Christian Church at 11 a.m. Burial will
be in Park Cemetery.
Wampler graduated from Carthage
High School in 1991 and was teaching in the Webb
City school system before returning to Carthage
in 2004 to became the Director of the Public
Works department. He worked in that capacity
since that time and also was assigned to
supervise the Street Department when Street
Commissioner Tom Shelley retired last year. He
was 36 and initial indications are that he died
of heart complications.
City officials are not only
mourning the passing of a personal friend, but
the loss of a valued department head with
exceptional leadership skills.
Contributions may be made in
his memory for his children at Southwest Missouri
The local wildlife seems ta
be on the move. Im referrin to
the animal version, not the teenagers.
We have a raccoon in our
neighborhood. It was seen the other day
movin its kids (dont know
the term for baby raccoons) down the street.
Musta got an eviction notice.
A baby squirrel was also
spotted that was lookin for a home. It
was last seen huddlin down in the
Then theres that
opossum that seems to wander down the middle
of the street from time to time.
I keep thinkin that
zebra thats on the loose will show up
eventually. That would probly foster
some attention even in my neck of the woods.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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NOTES from Hyde House
by Sally Armstrong,
Director of artCentral
I have been reading the history
of our organization, located in the old binders
of minutes of all the original planning meetings
and then business meetings of the original
boards. It has been so interesting to see who is
still in our community that was instrumental in
starting artCentral back in the early eighties.
Our artist friend Bob Tommey has a beautiful
exhibit of his work up currently in Joplin, at
the Spiva for the Arts Center downtown, and I was
reading some of his comments recently regarding
that exhibition, and of his history here in the
area. He noted that he had started artCentral,
and in fact, he did. A group of Carthage citizens
who were interested in the arts, and I mean ALL
the arts, which included the performing arts
(vocal and instrumental music) as well as the
performing arts (drama and dance) came together
with those interested in the visual arts. The
year was 1985, and the original incorporation is
for an organization called C. A. S. T. &
Company, which stood for Carthage Arts Support
Team & Co., to support community artistic
endeavors. The signers of the articles of
incorporation on November 25, 1985 were: Bob
Tommey, Dallie Miessner, and Earnest Jett. The
original board of ten on that document contained
these three and included Charlie Rogers, Neil
Campbell, Henry Heckert, Ruth Kolpin, Jim Farley,
Scott Rosenthal, Ida Platt, and Marvin VanGilder.
Many of these folks are active in the Carthage
arts community today. Their original purpose
stated was to: 1) Establish a local center for
the arts 2) Promote the development of workshops
in the various arts 3) Seek funds from federal,
state and local entities for the promotion of the
arts 4) give mutual assistance in cooperation
with other civic groups with coals compatible to
the goals of their organization. In the years
since this beginning, many starts and stops have
occurred in the life of this original
organization up until the time the visual arts
branch was formed on its own, that which we
know as artCentral. I will attempt in future
articles to describe our history for you from our
records, as we prepare to celebrate our 25th
anniversary in the year to come, 2010. Stay
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