The Public Safety Committee is
scheduled to review the Citys current Weed
Ordinance during the regular meeting next Monday
evening at the Police Station. The Committee
meets on the Third Monday of every month.
The current weed ordinance
prohibits a property owner from allowing weeds to
grow to a height of over twelve inches. If the
Abatement Officer becomes aware of such a
condition, the owner must be notified and given
ten days to appear for a hearing. If after the
hearing it is determined that a nuisance exists,
the owner is allowed five days to remove the
If, after the fifteen days, the
City may have the weeds cut down and issue a
special tax bill against the property.
Historically, few such bills
are ever collected and the by the time the weeds
are cut it could be four to six weeks after they
the property is posted.
New State statutes may now
allow that the process for notification and
abatement be streamlined. Also scheduled is a
discussion of Courthouse lawn issues with County
by Robin Putnam, artCentral
Another successful MGA ! There
was quite a crowd as the awards were presented
and even more continued to come in as the auction
progressed. All in all it was a very nice weekend
for those attending and participating.
We congratulate all of the
award winners !! As for some of the new comers to
this years show.......art-Central member Debbie
Reed was one of the high sellers in the auction
!! We were very pleased to see this talented
artist recognized !!
There were a lot of new artists
this year making your trip out to Precious
Moments very worthwhile.
Three cheers for Sandy !! We
know how long and hard she works on this event!!
Also this weekend there was a
somewhat private showing of the newest paintings
by Sam Butcher.
He was gracious enough to
invite some area artists and all of the MGA
artists to view his latest, contemporary works as
well as his collection of treasures from around
the world !!
There was this really cool
sculpture of a band of running horses carved from
a single piece of Jade !! And it was huge !!
Anyway, we all enjoyed
ourselves and we thank him for sharing.
As our calendar
goes.........our next exhibit will be Linda Dian
Stair. Pastel is the medium of her choice and she
lives in Wister, Ok. She studied at the Kansas
City Art Institute and with Master Pastelist Wm.
J. Shultz. In her spare time she enjoys her
Arabian horses. The opening reception for her
will be on October 6 from 6-8pm.
We will have more on her and
her show later.
More.......next week. 358-4404.
1110 E 13th & www. ozarkartistscolony.com
under organizations. Our hours are Tues. - Sat.
9am - 3pm.
Moments Performer Auditions for Victorian
The Precious Moments Chapel
Center in Carthage, MO, is planning a very
special Holiday Celebration for 2000, and invites
the public to participate in "Christmas
Remembered," a Victorian Christmas
Auditions for approximately 20
performers will be held at 7 p.m., Monday,
September 25th, and Tuesday, September 26th, at
the Precious Moments North Convention Center,
4023 Chapel Road in Carthage. Performers selected
to portray roles in the "Christmas
Remembered" event will receive compensation
for their participation in this fun-filled
The Christmas celebration will
be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and
Sundays in November and December, starting
November 11th and 12th, and running through
December 9th and 10th. Performances will include
speaking and nonspeaking parts, and children are
welcome to audition.
During the event, performers
will be in Victorian costumes provided by
Precious Moments. Performers selected for the
event will need to attend rehearsals between
October 2nd through November 10th.
For more information, please
contact James Carter, Director, at 417-673-3314,
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through