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Monday, April 29, 2002 Volume X, Number 221

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library will be closed until 4 p.m. on Mon., April 29th and open from 4 to 8 p.m. On Tues., April 30th the library will be closed until 2 p.m. and open from 2-8 p.m. During these closed hours the staff will be installing four new public computers.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society will be open from 9-4 p.m. on Sat., May 4th and from 12-4 p.m. on Sun., May 5th. They will also be on the Carthage square from 11-3 p.m. on Thurs., May 11th for a Special Adoption Day. If your pet if missing call 358-6402 ASAP.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Annual Residential City Wide Spring Clean Up is on Saturday, May 4th, 2002. No trash is to be placed at pickup points until Friday night. Items should be placed at your regular designated pick up. Rocks, batteries, refrigerators, freezers, A.C.’s, yard waste, paint, chemicals, hazardous household waste, and items over 75 lbs. will not be picked up.

today's laugh

"This seal coat is fine. But will it stand rain?"
"Madam, did you ever see a seal with an umbrella?"

"You opening sale has closed. What now?"
"Our closing sale opens."


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

Carthage People in Oklahoma.

A friend of the newspaper at Chandler, Okla., sends the following notes of interest to Carthage people:

"Miss Kathryn Herrin and mother are here for a week’s visit with Hayes.

"Young Carpenter, who was last owner of the Carthage soap factory, is traveling out of Oklahoma City for a wholesale grocery.

"Fred Gates, a former Carthage boy, who for years was in the lumber business, is now traveling through Oklahoma for a Kansas City hardware house.

"J. C. Edmonds, who left Carthage last June, now has a good farm two miles out from town and is planting 100 acres of cotton this season, for which he will get probably $1,500.

"W. Willoughby has returned to Carthage for a two weeks’ visit."

  Today's Feature

Carthage Regional Arts Festival.

Art mediums of all kinds will be displayed during the Carthage Regional Arts Festival. This music and fine arts show is set for Saturday, May 4th, 2002, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the historic Carthage Square in Carthage, MO.

Numerous artists included in the show are Bob Tommey, Lowell Davis, Debbie Tobiaz, Todd Williams, Sabrina Walker, Norm Bernier, Sean Shuster, Kevin Guinn, April Leiter, Martha Unruh, Jeanette Westbay, Teresa Hatcher, Dee Eigenmann, Jake Evans and various artists with Art Forum.

Other festivities throughout the day include musical entertainment, children’s activities and various food vendors.

Musical groups include the Ozark Festival Orchestra: Tim Whitmer group from Kansas City featuring blues music; Kenny Babb and Phil Rogers Duo with blues and jazz; Southern Jazz Quartet; and Jim Hunter and the Mellotones with a big band sound.

A new feature offered at this year’s event is an historic homes tour. Guests can ride in the Double Decker bus to take the tour of the Kendrick House, White Rose Bed & Breakfast; Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast and Leggett House Bed & Breakfast. Historic Homes Tour price is $10 and includes all four homes.

During the Art Show, several food vendors will be located on the Square, as well as the Farmer’s Market, offering numerous varieties of fresh fruits, vegetables and other goods from area residents.

Located in southwest Missouri, Carthage community organizers are excited about this excellent show.

"This is the second year for this event," said Thomas Klinginsmith, chairman of Carthage Regional Arts Festival. "We were pleased with last year’s turnout and look forward to another successful year. We have a lot of fun things planned and invite everyone to come out. It is a popular time for families to look for fun activities that they can attend and enjoy together. This is one of those events; it is a good time for all ages."

Carthage Regional Arts Festival is in cooperation with the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Carthage, Boylan Foundation, the Carthage Heritage Gallery &Museum, LLC, and is assisted by Precious Moments.

For more information, please call Sandy Higgins at 417-358-7163 or Tonjia Everts at 417-358-3316.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve never been involved in the windin’ of a May pole. I don’t even know if windin’ is the correct term for the ceremony.

In grade school seems one a the teachers set up a stick with crepe paper stringers and called it a May pole. Streamers weaved in and out wrappin’ around the stick. Supposed to be somethin’ to do with spring and bein’ a good crop year from what I remember. A tradition from some far off place. I must not have paid much attention.

The first a May at that time was set aside for startin’ the countdown ta when school would be out. No time for playin’ ring around the May pole. It was time for the fishin’ pole. Baseball was just around the corner. Mowin’ lawns for some spendin’ money. Bicycle rides in the country. Now there’s a tradition worth rememberin’.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing Services

Weekly Column

The Super Handyman

by Al Carrell & Kelly Carrell

A nail apron is a handy thing to have. Most have a large pocket across the front. One thing you can do to make your apron more versatile is to add sections to the pocket.

Put small plastic containers into the pocket to hold a variety of things without getting them all mixed up. Cut off the tops of the plastic containers so they won’t stick up over the pocket. You could really get organized with a nail apron like that.

A SUPER HINT: To keep hand tools with round handles from rolling off your workbench when you set them down, wrap the handles with rubber bands. It will help keep them from rolling and also can give you a better grip.

Dear Kelly: Most of the doorknobs in our home are the old crystal type, and some are even antiques. A lot of them rattle because they are so old and don’t fit tight like they used to. It has always bothered me, so I finally did something about it. I put a dab of clear silicon caulk inside the works of each knob and then pushed them back together.

The caulk takes up the slack and quiets the knobs from rattling. It works great, and I don’t feel like the caulk will ruin the knobs. - M.M.


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