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Friday, May 28, 2010 Volume XVIII, Number 239

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. . The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, May 24th through Friday, May 28th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day of regular garbage pick up between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight.

Did Ya Know?.. . Carthage Farmers Market every Wed. and Sat starting at 7 a.m. Plants, produce and more. Square.

Did Ya Know?.. . The 5th Annual Car & Bike Show will be held at the Carthage First Nazarene Church at 2000 Grand Ave. on Sunday, June 6 from noon to 3. Free registration 10:30 to noon.

today's laugh

A man in a supermarket was pushing a cart which contained, among other things, a screaming baby. As the man proceeded along the aisles, he kept repeating softly, "Keep calm, George. Don’t get excited, George. Don’t yell, George."

A lady watched and then said, "You are certainly to be commended for your patience in trying to quiet little George."

"Lady," he declared, "I’M George!"

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. By the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

To Organize a Berry Growers’ Union.

A movement is on foot to organize a berry growers’ union in Carthage, and the plan is meeting with much favor. A meeting of the Commercial Club will probably be called in the near future to consider the matter. The organization is to be a berry shipping and selling association, along the same lines as the Sarcoxie association.

Homeseekers, Take Notice.

Several choice suburban residence lots for sale at one-half original price, on South Garrison avenue, close to electric line. Lots worth $150 at $75; lots worth $250 at $130. One-third cash; balance on time. For sale by McFarland & Bailey, Real Estate Exchange, office in Regan block, west side square.

  Today's Feature

Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Carthage event will take place June 5 in Central Park with pre-opening events at noon. The community is invited to join in this fun filled event.

There will be activities for everyone. The entertainment lineup is; Duke Mason Band at 12:15 p.m., Midwest Taekwondo demonstration at 2:00 p.m., Central High School Kilties at 2:30 p.m., Natural Disaster Band at 3:00 p.m., Bess Lanyon at 4:15 p.m., No Apparent Reason Band at 5:15 p.m., Ninth Hour Vocal Group at 8:00 p.m. (Times may vary). Lots of games, face painting, bounce house, petting zoo, eats and more.

The official opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the Survivors walk at 7:15 p.m. we have over 65 registered survivors that will take that first lap around the park. All survivors that would like to attend are invited to come and be a part of this ceremony in their Honor… Luminary services will begin at 9:15 p.m. and a luminary in the park can be purchased starting at noon for $5.00 in Memory or in Honor of someone that has made the battle or going through the battle. All proceeds will go to the America Cancer Society.

Just Jake Talkin'

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Jack Sours grew up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains where he gained an appreciation for fine art and old style craftsmanship. Sours began making pottery in 1972 in Crescent City, CA where he had the opportunity to study with several potters in that area and learned several methods of production. In the early 1980s he returned to the Midwest and began experimenting with the surface of his pottery, that technique evolving into Celtic themes, a tribute to his family heritage. In 1996 Jack built a wood fired kiln to enhance the ancient symbolism that is prevalent in his more sculptural work and to provide a unique quality in his domestic ware. This wood firing provides glazes that can be obtained in no other way, and never duplicated. He became very interested in stone carving after meeting and working with Bill Snow locally and continues to work with Snow to evolve sculptural forms in both clay and stone. He has exhibited in numerous local and regional shows and was a recent winner at the artCentral Membership Show with a ceramic sculpture. His studio is located in Neosho, MO where he lives and plays bluegrass music with his wife and fellow artist, Lee Ann. Jack and Lee Ann open a new exhibition here at Hyde House Gallery Friday night, May 28th, beginning at 6:00 with an artists’ reception in their honor. Joining them is their daughter Suzanne Israel with her unusual fiber hangings and textile art in the Member Gallery. The Sours family art will be displayed through June 13th during regular gallery hours, Friday- Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00. Come out and see the beautiful ceramics, stone sculpture, weaving, organic form quilts and textiles created by this family.

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