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Friday, June 21, 2002 Volume XI, Number 4

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Stop by the corner of 3rd & Garrison (next to Beimdiek Insurance) at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 22nd for Pet Adoption Day. Gifts, raffles and coupons from area vets will be given away. Pick from a variety of loving animals. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The American Red Cross will take blood donations at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, from 1:30-7:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 20th and from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Fri,. June 21st. Recognition gifts will be given.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Train Crew will have a Fish Fry from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Sat., June 22 at the Train Barn (west Mound street). $7 for Adults, $3 for 4-11 year-olds, & free for children under 4.

today's laugh

I bought my son an indestructible toy. He left it in the driveway, and it destroyed my car.

My uncle has been on strike for twelve years, and he never even worked for the place.

Wouldn’t it be great if they came up with a robot toy that picked itself up after being played with?


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


Surprise Pictures and Surprise Party at the Archias Home.

Miss Mattie Archias was sixteen years old yesterday and her friends gave her a surprise party in honor of the occasion last night. The distinguishing feature of the affair was a flashlight picture enterprise conducted by a young photographer present, but it does not follow that the features of the subjects were easily distinguishable.

The victims posed in a dark tent in the yard, and when the moment was ripe, the flashlight was sprung. Forty-five minutes later the pictures were finished, and each one proved to be a comic valentine more or less appropriate.

Music and graphophone talk were other features of the entertainment. Frappe and cake were served.

  Today's Feature

Citizens/Police Cooperation.

The Carthage Police Department contacted two hundred forty-two residences this spring as part of the department’s annual spring trash/cleanup enforcement emphasis. Of those contacted, Police Chief Dennis Veach reports that all but thirty-eight of the issues addressed have been resolved. The remaining thirty-eight violations continue to be monitored.

"We are appreciative of the cooperation of the vast majority of citizens contacted who have helped make Carthage a better place to live.

Each of the last three years the Department has divided the City into four quadrants with each of the four Patrol Shifts taking responsibility for one quadrant. Owners and/or occupants were contacted and advised of violations and encouraged to resolve the matters as needed.

During the exercise, thirty-two vehicles with violations were either moved or brought into compliance with ordinances. One hundred and twenty six issues of trash/garbage were resolved and forty six issues of improper storage of items were resolved.

artCamp Has 3 Classes Closed!

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

Let's see.....what's going on this week.......artCamp classes are filling up fast ! We have three classes that are already full ! Parents.......the full classes are clay, tye dye and candle making. If registration forms are received with these classes marked we will contact you to see if your child might like another class instead.

We've had a lot of feed back about our stone carving weekend ! We appreciate all the coverage from Stacie !! Our neighbors are great, too !! We can't wait for next year!!

Next in our main gallery will be our annual Membership Show. Last year we had about 30 artists participate and mediums ranged from oil and watercolor to stone, metal, clay, fiber, mixed media, sterling silver, photography, pastel, pencil and color pencil. It's always a great won't want to miss it ! Opening reception will be July 12 from 6-8pm.

Everyone is welcome and hors d'oeuvres and beverages are served.

We are thrilled with the response we have had regarding Richard Logsdon's show. We have sold 5 of his wonderful paintings !! It's a record for us !! We appreciate Richard for allowing us to exhibit his work and we REALLY appreciate all the support from those purchasing a painting !!

Richard Logsdon, Carthage, is exhibiting his latest oil paintings in our main gallery and Dustin Miller, Diamond, is showing in the Member's Gallery. Both shows run through July 5th.

artCamp schedules and registration forms are available now. Get those little ones signed up !

More next week......For more info call 358-4404. Hours : Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm. 1110 E. 13th Street ( 2 blocks East off River ) and

Wizard of Oz at Stone’s Throw.

news release

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre presents a main stage production of "The Wizard of Oz," June 20, 21, 22, 23 and June 27, 28, 29, 30 with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. and at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The Wizard of Oz, directed by Robert Moritz of Carl Junction, involves a cast of 24 talented actors, with musicians Clint Newby and David Wallace.

Members of the cast include: Lainie Baker of Webb City as Dorothy; Brad Hartley of Carthage as the Scarecrow; Rick Schwab of Carthage as TheTinman; Eddie McGuire of Joplin as the Cowardly Lion; Kendra Dearing of Joplin as The Wicked Witch of the West; Christina Quay of Carthage as the Sorceress of the North.

Other cast members include: Lydia McKinney, Carole Lenger, Julia Freitas, Tori Mitchell all of Joplin. Cheyann Palone of Alba. Amanda Shelton of Carl Junction. Elizabeth Flanigan, Grace Wallace, Paul Folbre, Shelby Bates, Katy Schwab, Brittany Golden, Emma Lambeth, Caleb Ewing, Conner Cooper, Jerry Cooper, Lincoln Cooper, Maggie Reed all of Carthage.

While staying true to the spirit of L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and keeping the original music from the 1939 film, the dialogue is slightly different from the movie but offers the same plot. Moritz’s goal is to respect and honor the original piece as people remember it, but at the same time create a play that stands on its own terms, so the audience will not be inclined to compare every image to the film.

But don’t think that Moritz’s attempt to bring something new to this traditional piece will water it down in the least. All of the dazzling spectacles, vibrant colors, and memorable characters and songs are here to bring this fantastic journey to life. Aside from the terrific music and plot, this piece is incredibly technically ambitious. It includes some stunning special effects to delight audiences of all ages.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $16 for seniors. All performances are at Stone’s Throw Theatre, 796 South Stone Lane, just off of Old Route 66, Carthage, MO. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call (417) 358-9665 or (417) 358-7268. You can email your reservations at or Box-office hours are 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., June 17-29.

"The Wizard of Oz" is being presented by special arrangement with Tams-Whitmark, New York, NY. Support for this production comes from Schmidt and Associates, CPA’s, Carthage and the Missouri Arts Council.

Just Jake Talkin'


The idea of puttin’ up signs at the Fair Acres Sports Complex requestin’ that folks don’t drink alcohol on the grounds was discussed at the Public Safety Committee meetin’ last Monday. I like the idea. Sometimes ya don’t have ta make somethin’ illegal to get people to cooperate. It is currently legal to consume alcohol in the City Parks.

From what I understand, alcohol isn’t a big problem now, but some folks are becomin’ concerned that it may be in the future. The signs might be enough to do the trick. Another tactic might be to have the announcer make the request ‘fore each game starts, or give some of the kids a flyer to give to anyone they see drinkin’. Lots a things can influence behavior, ‘specially kids.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

I recently heard that hepatitis is going to be the next huge epidemic. Why is that such a big deal? If you know what the function of the liver is, you will More fully understand the importance of avoiding circumstances which can cause the liver to become distressed or diseased.

The liver is the body’s biochemical workhorse, performing thousands of metabolic, enzymatic, detoxifying and regulatory jobs. It is one of the body’s main "filters." This organ is primary is metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It stores such vitamins and minerals as B12, K, C, manganese, iron and zinc. If filters bacteria and other foreign material out of the blood. It eliminates blood-borne toxins like alcohol. It is responsible for the manufacture of bile.

Good enough reason right there to take care of this organ. One of the herbs used in maintaining a healthy liver has been the common dandelion root. It is more than just a weed, it is rich in natural sodium. Vit. A, and even calcium. The roots have been dried and used as substitutes for coffee, the young leaves are a nice addition to a salad, and flowers are added for additional color and flavor with some even liking to batter and fry the flower.


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