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Friday, May 24, 2002 Volume X, Number 240

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes this week, Mon.-Fri., May 20th-24th. Your area will be sprayed in the evening of the day your trash is picked up between 8-11 p.m. You may want to turn off any attic or window fans.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Grand Avenue Church of God, Grand & Macon, Carhage, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6:45-8:45 p.m. on June 3rd to 7th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6:00- 8:30 p.m. on June 3rd to 7th. For more information contact 358-4265.

today's laugh

A young man went to a used-car dealer and asked to see a beat-up old jalopy. The salesman said, "Wouldn’t you rather see a new model?"

The boy answered, "Oh, no. With a jalopy, my folks won’t know whose fault the dents are."

Little Alvin is saying his prayers: "Dear Lord, bless us all. And please make the big kid on the next block stop hitting me. By the way, I’ve mentioned this to you before."


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


Wife Found Insane and Husband is Released from Jail Here.

The Chitwood mystery is solved. Mrs. Gautney, who mysteriously disappeared Sunday was found this morning, insane, at a point six miles from home.

The husband, C. F. Gautney, whom neighbors suspected of murdering her, was brought to the Carthage jail yesterday on a pretext of "disturbance," that he might be held until the charge of murder could be proved. About 9:30 this morning Turnkey Parker received a telephone message from Constable Murphy at Joplin saying: "Release Gautney. His wife is found." When released the man remarked: "Now if she had been found dead I’d have gone to the pen, an innocent man as a result of the false accusations of the people down there at Chitwood."

  Today's Feature

A Tall Tail.

Main Street Carthage has scheduled more activity on the Square for Saturday June 1. "Horsin’ ‘round the Square" is the theme of the activities sponsored by Uptown/Downtown.

Beginning at noon, the animals will be gathered in portable stables furnished by Race Brother’s Farm and Home. Visitors will be able to safely get a close look at various breeds and gather information.

Included in the list of those scheduled to be on hand are Peggy’s Arabians, Civil War Reenactors, Civil War Arena Cowboys and Cowgirls, roping calves from Civil War Arena, Magic Moments Riding Therapy, riding tips from TIC Stables, draft horses and miniatures, paints, Quarter Horses and an Appy. Western and English Tack will be displayed by Lawrence Tack and White’s Equine Sales and Services.

After the horses are removed from the Square at 2:30, the gunfighters from the Missoura Six Shooter’s Club will stage a hold up of Uptown/Downtown. The City has been consulted and blanks are expected to be fired during the fake hold-up. It is scheduled to occur between 2:30 and 3 p.m.

artCamp 2002 Class Schedule Complete.

by Robin Putnam, artCentral

It's just tooooo exciting ! We have finally put together the schedule for artCamp 2002 ! We appreciate everyone's patience while we worked out all the details. OK parents here it is !

ArtCamp 2002 will be July 22 - August 3. 10am - 2:30pm Monday through Saturday. Kids should bring a sack lunch. We have a fridge to keep food cold and pop available for 50 cents. Classes are 12 dollars per day. Some classes are 2 days. Pre-registration is a must. Registration forms need to be returned with payment to sign your child up. We can not make deals over the phone as classes are limited and it is first pay, first in the class !

Day one - 7-22 - Clay This class will examine the three methods of working clay, pinch pot, additive and subtractive to create the monsters, pets and mythical creatures hiding in their little imaginations ! Pieces will be kiln fired and ready to go home by Aug. 3.

7-23 - Chinese / Japanese Cultural Arts ( 2 days) Discovering an ancient Chinese emperor's tomb, Haiku poetry and Asian artworks will lead to creating a Chinese New Year 3D dragon's head, Japanese fish kites, fish prints and Noh masks.

7-24 - Day 2 of Chinese / Japanese Cultural Arts.

7-25 - Kites After learning the history of kites kids will design, build, decorate and fly permitting.

7-26 - Create A Book Write a story from your own imagination and illustrate it with colored pencil, etc to create your own book.

7-27 - Collage Create a life size collage to express your true self or an idea through the use of cut & pasted images, drawings and paintings.

7-29 - Mosaic Tile ( 2 days) After exploring the historical uses of mosaics draw from your own imagination to create stylized, abstracted or geometric designs with mosaic tiles.

7-30 - Mosaic Tile day 2.

7-31 - Tye Dye A taste of the 60's ! Create your own groovy tye dyed clothes and accessories. Wax resist / Batik techniques will be explored. White items such as t-shirts, socks, scrunchies, bandanas need to be brought from home.

8-1- Candle Making Make your own molds for poured candles. Unique candles emerge from the wax when using ice, sand, personal items, shells, etc. Kids should bring items of interest to them from home.

8-2- Masks Masks made in your own likeness ! From your own face ! Using plaster gauze and other materials see what or who you can create !

8-3 - Painting After drawing your masterpiece you'll be able to use watercolor and mixed media, crayon resist and tissue paper painting to finish it off!

Next exhibit in the Main Gallery will be Richard Logsdon. Richard lives in both Brandon, Vermont and Carthage. He is a self taught artist whose oil paintings reflect the regional and cultural characteristics of the New England area. His works are shown in Gallery Two and Gallery on the Green in Vermont. Richard won the Spiva Center for the Arts Competitive and has his works in many private collections around the country and in England.

Showing in our Member's Gallery will be Dustin Miller from Diamond. Dustin has completed a series with the theme "Faces". These new works were his graduate exhibit and are comprised of numerous mediums like charcoal, pencil, colored pencil and acrylic paint.

Opening reception is open to the public. We encourage everyone to stop by. Hors D' oeuvres and beverages are served from 6-8pm, Join us !

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

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve been known ta own a horse, but not in some time and I had an uncle that used ta train horses ta pull a carriage. I’ve never been thrown, but got kicked pretty good once. Left a horse shoe shaped bruise on my upper thigh. Didn’t hurt much. (I was a kid at the time.)

I know ya need feed and some a that fly spray and ya need ta keep the stall clean, ‘specially if ya don’t have any a that fly spray. Most horses would rather ya mount from the left side, so it’s always a safe bet to start there. Ya pull on the reigns in the direction ya wanna go. If ya get a decent horse, you can pretty much guide it by squeezin’ with your knees on one or both sides.

One thing for sure, ya gotta let the horse know who’s boss. May be onea the reasons I don’t have a horse anymore.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street health & herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

by Mari An Willis

All this rain and I’m thinking about baths!!! Since I won’t be leaving for a spa any time soon, I am resorting to my own luxury baths. The Romans used to trek to giant public baths with their servants, bath brushes, metal water scoopers and flasks of oil. It was here that they first did a good workout to loosen up the body and stimulate the circulation, then on to the bathing ritual, then to a cool down.

Here are some nice bathing ideas.

Buttermilk bath...for moisturizing the skin. Draw a warm bath about half way then add one cup of buttermilk, four tablespoons of epson salts, two tablespoons of sesame oil and two tablespoons of wheatgerm oil. Finish filling tub and sink in for a nice 20 min. soak. SLICK...BE CAREFUL.

PH balancing bath...I love this bath during the sticky days of a full bath of warm water add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar. It cools in the summer and in the winter helps moisturize the skin.

Forever Young Bath...take one muslin or cotton bag and fill with 1/4 cup thyme, 1/4 cup mint, 1/4 cup rosemary, 1/4 cup lavender, 1/4 cup comfrey root. Tie securely and place in the tub while filling with warm water. This is supposed to be the secret bath of Ninon De Lenclos who died at 85 with the youthful skin of a teenager.


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