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Friday, July 12, 2002 Volume XI, Number 18

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have a move up night at their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 11th. Dinner will be served before the meeting. All Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Fair Acres Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for a Co-ed Sand Volleyball League. The league will be held on Tues. nights and will run for 6 weeks. Cost is $100 per team and the deadline for registration is July 17th. For more information call 358-1070.

today's laugh

My luck! The last time I turned over a new leaf, it was poison ivy.

In a movie theater, you can still find the cops on the screen. But the crooks are behind the refreshment stand.

I live in a tough but quiet neighborhood. All night long in the streets, you can hear people whispering for help.

A man runs into an old friend who says, "Gee, Tom, you look very stressed."

"Stressed? You’re kidding. Look how slowly I’m twitching."


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

C. M. Spring at the Head.

The transfer of the Caffee wholesale drug house at Joplin took place at 2 o’clock yesterday, and C. M. Spring, owner of the Carthage pottery, is at the head of the new management, to be known as the C. M. Spring Drug Co.

The company has incorporated with a stock of $100,000, and the officers are C. M. Spring president and manager: James Leonard, secretary: A. H. Waite, treasurer.

Seven New Courtiers.

The Court of Honor last night initiated seven new members, namely Dan W. Keltner, Philip Miller, L. Johnson, A. D. Scott, Joe Montgomery, O. D. Fellers and Miss Rebecca Miller. There were four new applications. Next month’s social committee is to comprise Mesdames Anna Boggess, E. F. Gould, J. Vaughn, R. N. Alexander, J. C. Hildreth, L. Pershing and Annie Ellenberger.

  Today's Feature

Summerfest 2002 Opens at Precious Moments.

Summerfest 2002, a festival of acoustic music, continues today and tomorrow at the Precious Moments North Convention Center, located within the Precious Moments Complex.

Over 55 different workshops will be held Friday & Saturday on the Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fiddle, Accordian, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Psaltery, Saw, Spoons, and Mouth Bow. Nine different national champions of the mentioned instruments will be giving workshops and performances.

The stage will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be continuous music for twelve hours each day. Music jam sessions will begin when the stage closes. The cost is $5 per day without workshops and $20 with workshops. Children under 12 are free except if they take workshops. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

Groups performing include: the Hammer Sisters, Johnson Family, Groups performing include: the Hammer Sisters, Johnson Family, Kentucky 31, Plainsfolk, Whisman Family, Woodsong/Sounds, Elaine Smith, Stringdancer, Lee Rowe, Stephen Seifert, Linda Thomas & Dan DeLancey, Jim Curley, Karen Daniels, David Moran & Joe Morgan, Neil & Coleen Walters, Kelly & Diana Werts, Princess Harris, Karen Muller, Tom Schroeder, Don Pedi, Russell Cook, Scott Odena, Larry Conger and many others.

The festival will also include music and food vendors inside the Convention Center. Many old time crafts will be demonstrated. The festival will be held in air conditioning. Summerfest 2002 is a non-profit organization interested in promoting acoustic music of all kinds in the Four State area and beyond.

Annual Membership Show.

by Robin Putnam. artCentral

Tonight is the opening for our annual Membership Show. Everyone is welcome to come. We are here form 6-8pm. This year we have a wide range of mediums including Raku, pastel, mixed media, alabaster, limestone, jewelry, photography, pencil, scratchboard, oil, watercolor, wood and acrylic.

We are all very excited about some awesome new developments around here. We have made a few changes and want to let you know about them.

First we hope everyone will help spread the word……we have changed our hours and days of operation. Yay ! Remember change is good !

We are now open from 11am to 5pm Tuesdays through Fridays, closed on Saturdays (for now) and open on Sunday afternoons from 12 to 5pm. Progress is being made on finding a couple of someones to be here on Saturdays. You’ll be the first to know when it’s finalized !

For our second, but much more exciting change, we now have a new Assistant Director ! Yay !

Lee Ann Sours, Dudenville MO, will be taking over the endless shuffling of papers. We are tickled to death to have her with us ! She has been involved in the arts for many years and has just recently retired from the Lockwood school system.

She is well known in the area as a very talented fiber artist and musician. You can see her musical talents for yourself if you check out the Precious Moments conven-tion center where there is a music festival going on.

Lee Ann has been a big supporter of ours for years and has lots of great ideas for our future ! We hope you’ll all welcome her ! She will be working here on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays so stop in and say Hi.

NEW HOURS: T – F 11 - 5

Sunday 12 -5

Closed Mon. and Sat.

1110 E 13th 358-4404

Church of Nazarene Annual Conference.

news release

The Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that more than 700 delegates and their families will travel to Carthage, MO, to participate in the Joplin District Church of Nazarene Annual Camp Meetings and Conventions.

This year’s conference is being held at the Fairview Christian Church, 2320 South Grand, Carthage. The Camp Meeting and Conventions will begin on Sunday, July 14th through July 18th. A number of speakers will be featured throughout the week including, Dr. Eugene Stow, Phil Stout, Jay and Teanna Sunberg. Music will be provided by Nathan Rogers, song evangelist.

For additional information contact the Conference Coordinator, Reverend Joe Tompkins with the Church of the Nazarene at 417-358-4265 or Reverend Jim Dillow, District Superintendent at 417-358-9624.

Just Jake Talkin'


If you’ve ever had a hankerin’ to pick up a musical instrument, you need to take some time this weekend and get out to the Summerfest 2002 at Precious Moments.

Performances run from 10 to 10 today and tomorrow and in that time period there will be 24 acts on stage each day. Prob’ly the most talent stuffed into a 12 hour period you’ll come across. The admission is only five bucks a day.

For another fifteen bucks, you can attend up to seven workshops a day that range from introduction to the penny whistle or spoons to advanced Hammered Dulcimer instruction. If ya don’t have an instrument, get to the "How to play the saw" workshop.

If ya like ta listen or want to sharpen your skills on your favorite acoustic instrument, this event is for you.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

There are several herbal remedies which have been used to help control fleas. Several of our customers make their own "collarkerchiefs" with a blend of herbs including equal parts of dried and chopped pennyroyal, eucalyptus and garlic leaves rolled into a bandana and sewed closed. This makes a cute and practical collar. It should be changed about every three weeks depending upon the activity of your pet. It has been noted that giving pets regular doses of garlic and brewers yeast will help repel fleas. The consistency of this addition to their diet equals the success rate.

Ideally, give the pet daily dosages year round to have maximum protection. The coat takes on a sleek shiny appearance from the brewers yeast and the addition of B vitamins helps to keep pests at bay. Pet Guard puts out a tablet which is handy as a treat or one may add powdered garlic and brewers yeast to the dog or cat food.

If bad breath is a problem for your animal, try giving them a little liquid chlorophyll in the water or sprouts. Yes, alfalfa sprouts are also good for your animals and they will generally eat what their body requires. Alfalfa is known for helping arthritic joints in human and animals.

A pot full of catnip makes a nice gift for the cat fancier. Fresh catnip is frequently ignored by felines until it starts to dry. Then they make a ritual out of destroying the plant! Best to harvest the leaves and give them a few at a time.


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