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Friday, April 13, 2007 Volume XV, Number 211
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Church of the Nazarene is holding a "Poor
Mans Lunch" on Friday, April 13th, in
the multi-ministry center of the church, Fairview
& Grand, Carthage from 11:30 to 1:30 (lunch)
and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (dinner). Adult $3.50,
Children $2.00. Carryouts and delivery available,
public invited. Call 358-4265 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... A Duke
Mason concert will be held April 20th in Carthage
Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. advanced
tickets $10.00 each and can be purchased At
Grundys Body Shop 140 N. Main, Carthage,
MO. Sponsored by L&P Relay for Life Team
event. Money will go to the American Cancer
Society. For more information call 417-358-6862
after 6 p.m.
Did Ya Know?... The
Crossroads Chapter of the Disabled American
Veterans No 41 and the Womens Auxiliary
Unit no. 41 will meet Tuesday night, April the
17th in the Legion Rooms of Memorial Hall. All
members invited to attend.
How do you get down from an
You dont get down from an elephant, you get
down from a goose.
Home shopping shows are very
big on television and very convenient. You can
now go broke in the comfort of your very own
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Caught Between Bumpers.
C.A. Goodrich, a Missouri
Pacific brakeman, had the fist finger of his left hand
badly mashed by catching his hand between bumpers while
at work at the yards in this City this morning. He also
received several bad cuts and bruises on his hand. Dr.
Brooks dressed the injury and Goodrich was sent to the
Dr. Brooks has added a
very pretty ornament to his office. It is a slab of
Carthage stone beautifully polished and carved and forms
a top to the steam radiator. The work done by Mr.
Hackman, local stone cutter, shows off Carthage stone to
Lost Watch and $35.
Franklin Grattis, a farmer
living near Diamond, marketed his apples at Webb City
Thursday, and camped the night near that town. During the
night his watch and a certificate of deposit on the Webb
City bank for $35 were stolen.
weeks Council meeting, local lawyer Bill
Lasley spoke against a proposal to relocate
Jasper County jail and court operations out of
the courthouses in Joplin and Carthage and into a
new facility. The proposal was initiated by
Jasper County law enforcement officials for the
purpose of alleviating overcrowding in the county
jails and courts and allowing for better
monitoring of prisoners.
Lasley told the
council he felt that moving the jail and court
out of the County seat would have detrimental
effects on the community.
its a huge, expensive, unnecessary
expenditure which would be devastating to both
Carthage and Joplin," said Lasley.
Lasley, the current locations of the jails and
court facilities generate direct and indirect
business in the both Carthage and Joplin. Other
concerns cited by Lasley included the
implementation of a sales tax that would be
required to fund the construction, and the state
requirements for jails and courts to be located
within the county seat. Lasley urged the Council
to consider opposing the project.
Presiding Commissioner John Bartosh said in a
recent interview that he could not understand
Lasleys concerns. Bartosh said that the
proposal is still in the planning and research
phase, adding that no action is being taken on
the matter. Bartosh clarified that before any
decision is made the matter must also be put to a
Bartosh said that
as the county has two courthouses, one in Joplin
and one in Carthage, the proposed structure would
be allowed to be built within the city limits of
either town according to State statutes. Bartosh
added that, in his opinion, moving the court and
jail would not have a significant impact on
Carthage, adding that the commissioners, county
recorder and several other county offices would
still be located in the courthouse building if
the move is approved.
Sheriff Archie Dunn reiterated Bartoshs
comments that the project was still being
researched. Dunn said that a committee was being
formed to explore the possibilities. That
committee will meet soon with an architect to
discuss the planning of the structure itself.
According to Dunn,
the proposal would relocate the Sheriffs
office, juvenile office, juvenile detention,
prosecuting attorneys office, circuit clerk
office, and the county judges offices in
addition to the county jail and courtrooms. Dunn
added that no location had been chosen for the
proposed building, but that it would need to be
in an area with sufficient utilities and easy
access to main roads and highways.
Tom Short indicated that the Council would
require time to study the potential impact before
taking a stance on the matter.
The Fair Acres
Family YMCA will join more than 1,500 YMCAs
nationwide in the 16th annual YMCA Healthy Kids
Day on Saturday, April 14. An opportunity for
kids and families to "Put Play in Their
Day," this special event uses free, fun,
engaging and creative activities to encourage
children and families to adopt behaviors that
support a healthy lifestyle.
place during YMCA Healthy Kids Day will include a
childrens health fair featuring the
Carthage Police Department, Jasper County Health
Department, Wal-Mart Vision and others. The first
50 children participating in the fair will
receive a free t-shirt. Registration for a new
program, Discover Active, will also take place at
the event. Discover Active supports the YMCA
Activate America initiative by introducing and
encouraging physical activities that focus on
having fun rather than on competition. This
program is offered to children ages 7-11 and
sign-ups are currently under way.
information about YMCA Healthy Kids Day, call
Fair Acres Family YMCA at 358-1070 or visit
Ran into a couple a
tourists lately. Seems a lot of em kinda
just stumble on to Carthage. They dont come
just because of whats here, a lot of
em come cause of whats not
here. Noise, traffic, and all the glitter.
Branson is a fine place, say most of
em, but you can see that kind of thing even
in the big cities. Carthage still has the
authentic small town feel. People respond to that
and enjoy explorin the community.
We dont have ta look for
things ta put in Carthage to attract tourists.
Weve already got what theyre
lookin for. What we have to be careful of
is keepin what we got. Its great to
get the word out and let em know what
weve got and encourage them to stop by.
When they return home, we get to stay and enjoy
the Carthage quality of life, and they take some
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
By Mari An Willis
Essential oils are playing an
important part in treating many conditions. If
yeast infections are a problem for you it has
been suggested that using antifungal essential
oils such as lavender, myrrh and/or a dilution of
tea tree oil either in baths or rubbed on the
abdominal area could lend some relief. Be sure to
dilute essential oils. Good oils for dilution are
apricot, avocado and almond. They can be
purchased in the cooking section for a price
break. Cold pressed is a must.
If you are trying to
incorporate tofu into your diet and dont
know how, buy a good cookbook. You will be amazed
how easy it is to use. If you have tried only the
stuff in aseptic packages you are missing out.
Get some that is fresher and waterpacked. Fresh
is a key word. Try this for a quick dish. Rinse
the tofu with fresh water then marinate in small
amount of tamari sauce (lower salt than soy) for
a few hours. Dice up any fresh veggies you have
on hand. Get the oil very hot and then throw in
your tofu and veggies and cook until tender.
Yummy and easy. If you have leftovers, try
putting them in pita bread with some lettuce and
The tomatoes and new potatoes
are so good, but they can aggravate an arthritic
condition. If you notice aches and pains, you may
be having a food reaction.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
As the time of the opening for
the next show approaches, the walls here at Hyde
House are being patched and painted to get ready
for the mostly "pedistal-display" of
ceramics and pottery of the Midwest Clay Artists.
There will be work submitted by 18 of the 25-30
members of this organization of potters from the
four state area. I have now the happy job of
choosing from among the many submitted pieces and
deciding what will best work together for form a
cohesive show, and a challenge I have too! All of
the work I have seen thus far, and I lack 4
artists work as I write this, is very
unique and interesting.
Websters uses the words
"pottery" and "ceramics"
interchangedly. I personally think of pottery as
a rougher craft, producing a bit more unique and
rustic piece, and ceramics, the use of the finer
white clays- porcelain glazes, and finishing in a
bit more refined way. In fact, both simply mean
"clay hardened with fire."
Another of the artists is Brent
Skinner of Diamond, MO. He has been in the art of
pottery for some 20-25 years, having spent much
time in the employ of Silver Dollar City as a
"fine craftsman potter". Brent is a
raku and glaze specialist, using several glazes
that he has created and perfected in raku firing.
His exhibits have been many and include Omaha,
Kansas City and Oklahoma City, and he currently
shows at a gallery in Eureka Springs, Ar.
Ft. Scott potter Bobbi Kemna
first used clay as a stress management tool!
"I am not a functional potter--- round bowls
bore me, but I really enjoy the handbuilding
method." She has work in many states all
across the country and including England and
Hawaii. " I turned an old rock house built
in 1862 into my studio and gallery, and it is
open when I am there and by appointment."
Frank A. Pishkur is originally
from Indiana, and is currently assistant
Professor of Art at Missouri Southern. He
graduated in 1992 and has his graduate degree,
MFA, in Pottery. His art journey includes
teaching for a time in Korea, shows in Louisiana
and Indiana, and two years in this area which
include lots of shows and workshops. His
specialty is surface texture and celadon glazes
and his work exhibits an Asian influence.
Jed Schlegel is a native
Saginawian, and has worked in ceramics since high
school as a self-taught artist. His work many
times is both wheel thrown and containing
hand-build portions. Jed specializes in larger
pieces, many times wall-hung and very artistic in
style. He is in possession of various awards from
many shows and has a charming studio in Saginaw,
The Midwest Clay Artists have
existed informally for a longer time, but have
just re-organized in the past year as an official
art organization. They meet monthly in studios or
at shows and exhibits, pay dues of $20.00 per
year, hold 3-4 shows and sales per year. The
current President is Sylvia Shirley of Pittsburg,
KS. Membership is open to any area potter.
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