The Silence is
The Carthage City Council
Tuesday evening voted 7-2 to eliminate the ban on
shooting fireworks in the City.
The only citizens that spoke to
the Council concerning the ban during Citizens
participation were former Mayor Jim Woestman and Mornin
Mail proprietor H.J. Johnson. Both citizens
requested that the ban be upheld.
Council members Charlie Bastin
and John Studebaker voted against, with Wayne
Campbell, Claude Newport, T.J. Teed, Diane
Sharits, Bill Welch, Lee Carlson, and Brent
Greninger voting to eliminate the current ban.
Member Dan Rife was absent.
Mayor Mike Harris noted that he
had received about fifteen calls concerning the
issue and only one was against lifting the ban.
Council members Newport and
Sharits spoke to the issue with Newport stating
he felt it was time to let community members show
they can be good citizens and handle fireworks
responsibly. Campbell said he would have liked to
see more restrictions, but voted in favor anyway.
Bluestem Band Featured at 2010
Carthage Acoustic Festival.
The Carthage Acoustic Festival
pre-festival concert will feature the band
Bluestem this Friday at the old High School
Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Opening the show
will be Alan Young and Joe Smith blending their
Dobro/guitar talents and showcasing Youngs
vocal and songwriting abilities.
The Bluestem group was formed
in 1982 and has performed frequently on stage at
the Winfield Music Festival and is a seasoned and
Advanced tickets for the Friday
show are on sale at Oldies & Oddities Mall on
the Square, or at the door for $7. Children under
12 are free.
The Festival will continue on
the Historic Carthage Square from 10 a.m. until
10 p.m. on Saturday.
The Fesitval is sponsored by
the Powers Museum with funding assistance from
the Helan S. Boylan Foundation. Other
considerations provided by the City of Carthage,
the Jasper County Commission and the Mornin
Mail and is produced in cooperation with the
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Keith Alberding, sings the girl
parts and has all the charm of a banjo player. He
always waits until you mouth is full of coffee to
tell the punch line. Plays banjo, guitar, and
Jim Rood, runs with scissors
and usually talks too much. He is not usually
influenced by quality.Plays fiddle, guitar, and
sings baritone and tenor
Rick Marshall, can recite every
line from Monty Pythons Holy Grail and
likes pie.He has a large collection of our capos.
He even has Elviss capo. thank you very
much.Plays guitar, and sing baritone and tenor
Marvin Pine, is the geezer and
is the owner of the largest boot collection. He
is Cowboy #54 in the state.Plays bass, spurs, and
recites cowboy poetry.
Woody the wonder bass
The real star of the show,
holds Marvin up.
"We hope to see you down
the trail for some tunes and some laughs."
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
by Curry Automotive
Late Than Never
CONCORD, N.C. -- Regardless of
how the rest of the season is going, David
Reutimann can count on Charlotte Motor Speedway
Reutimanns only Sprint
Cup victory to date occurred in the tracks
2009 Coca-Cola 600. A year after that stirring
upset, Reutimann matched his best finish of the
current season by finishing fifth in
NASCARs longest race.
At 40, Reutimann, from
Zephyrhills, Fla., is only 112 races into his Cup
career. He never made it to NASCARs premier
series full-time until 2008, though he competed
in 26 races in 07.
"A guy coming right out of
high school and going Cup racing doesnt
appreciate it, maybe, as much as a guy like me
whos done it a little differently," he
said. "Nothing wrong with that.
"Trust me. I wish I
wouldve been 18 years old, coming out of
high school, and had an opportunity to do Cup
racing. I wouldve loved to have done that.
It just wasnt in the cards for me at the
time. If you were 18 or 20 years old, or even
mid-20s, you were too young. They wanted guys who
were more seasoned because they didnt tear
up as many cars."
It was Jeff Gordon who changed
all that. Gordon, of course, has won four
championships and 82 races. Hes younger
"Gordon shows up, and all
the rules changed," said Reutimann.
"Everybody wanted a young guy because he
(Gordon) was producing on the race track.
Youve got a guy like Mark Martin. Im
not saying Im a Mark Martin, but when
youre out there racing that guy and
hes kicking butt, it makes you feel really
"It makes you feel like
you maybe have a little bit of longevity. You
never know. In the end, if you run well on the
race track, theyll probably keep you around
no matter how old you get."
Is there still room for a late
bloomer? Why, sure.
"Forty is the new 30,
anyway," said Reutimann. "Thats
what Im going with."