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Friday, April 27, 2007 Volume XV, Number 221
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
Senior High Schools Annual Big Man on
Campus Pageant will be held Fri., April 27 at 7
p.m. at the High School auditorium. The raffle
ticket winner of the 2007 Dodge Charger will be
drawn that evening. Raffle tickets still
available. Duke Mason will host this event. All
proceeds go towards Project Graduation.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Musical Devotees April Program will be
held Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m. The Keynotes
Piano Recital led by Bob Harris will be the
program, to be held at the First Methodist
Church, Carthage. Public Invited, light
refreshments to follow the program.
Did Ya Know?... City-Wide
Yard Sale Information - Although the
City-Wide Cleanup will not be held this year, the
City-Wide Yard Sale is still on the schedule.
Dates for the sale are May 4 and 5. Price for the
sale permit is $1.00 per day. Permits may be
applied for in City Hall. In order to get the
sale information listed on the map for the
weekend, the permit must be issued by May 1.
I took a physical for some life
insurance. All they would give me was fire and
theft. - Henny Youngman
They say that ignorance of the
law is no excuse. I found when I was in school
that the same thing applies to history, geography
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Stole From A Sick Man.
The house of Solomon Fry
on Cedar street was entered yesterday morning before
daylight, but the thief got only ten cents for his
trouble and risk.
Mr. Fry is suffering from
a severe attack of sore eyes and was in such pain that he
got up yesterday morning sometime before daylight.
His wife applied remedies
and then went back to bed, but before she retired she
opened up the house which had been locked during the
night, and left a light burning low.
When after daylight, Mr.
Fry started to dress, his trousers were gone and were
afterwards found out in the yard. Ten cents, the only
money in the pockets, was gone but a knife and a plug of
tobacco were left unmolested.
The thief had stolen the
trousers from under Mr. Frys very nose, taking
advantage of his blindness.
Budget Part II.
The Budget Ways
and Means Committee continued the budget hearings
for Fiscal Year 2008 on Wednesday evening. The
committee heard budget requests for the following
departments; Fire, Emergency Management, Police,
Taxi, Parks & Recreation, Golf, Pool,
Streets, Street Engineering Projects, Public
Works, Landfill, Public Health, City Attorney,
Administration, Memorial Hall, Civil War Museum,
and Central Municipal Activities.
department has raised the budgeted amount for
gasoline and utilities. The committee briefly
discussed the changes with each representative.
One new addition
to the budget process included the proposed
Nuisance Abatement shift. Public Works Director
Chad Wampler presented a budget showing the
impact of moving the Nuisance Abatement officers
under the direction of the Public Works
Department from the Police Department, where
nuisance abatement is currently enforced. This
shift, if approved, would impact the budget by
approximately $115 thousand, which includes the
salaries for two full-time employees, two
vehicles and two new computers in addition to
several other expenses.
The City General
fund, in the current rough draft budget, has an
ending balance of $293,581. That figure
represents no cuts being made to any
departments budget requests. The meeting
adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Whos Jim Newly?
error appears in Thursdays issue of the Mornin
Mail, in the first paragraph of the feature
story. The second sentence should have read;
"Newly-appointed Mayor pro-tem Tom Flanigan
assumed mayoral duties in the absence of Mayor
Jim Woestman." However, the words
"Mayor Jim" were accidentally added at
the first of that sentence. Due to the
capitalization of "Newly," the article
appears to make reference to a "Mayor Jim
Newly." Research of the Carthage phone book
shows no presence of a Jim Newly, however, the Mornin
Mail would like to apologize to any persons
who may have been impacted negatively as a result
of this error.
Its always odd to
run into folks ya know in a place ya didnt
expect to see em.
I happened upon several at last
years Acoustic Music Festival. Some of
em didnt surprise me that they were
attendin the event, just didnt expect
to see em. Others I had no idea they had an
interest in such things. Some were folks I
hadnt seen for several years, others I see
ever now and then around these parts.
Then there were those that I
was wantin to run into that I never found.
I know they were there, just didnt make
There were also the three or
four folks I didnt know, but kept
seein em at various times. I
wasnt followin them around, but I
wonder if they dont think I was. Or maybe
they were keepin an eye on me.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
This is a wonderful time of
year..... anytime can be when you are feeling
well. However, when I was digging out my
flowerbed, which had been neglected for several
years, it had some wonderful dandelion growth. It
was not an easy job until I decided to keep the
roots and brew them up that evening with some of
the mint that had taken over as well. What a
great combination with dual reward. My flower bed
is clean and I have enough tea to do a spring
flush. Dandelion is well known in the traditional
usage of herbs as a excellent survival food and
is "also used as a diuretic and for
diabetes. It has the ability to cleanse
obstructions and stimulate the liver to detoxify
poisons. The juice from the stem can be applied
and allowed to dry to treat worts."*
It is also said to help nourish
the blood, liver and spleen and contains many
nutrients which may be useful in treating anemia
Lots of requests for this
recipe. So simple and easy it is almost a shame
to admit. It is one of those you start with
basics and end with the basics. That easy and
One pkg. of smoked flavored
tofu cut into one inch squares. Try It!
One pkg. frozen Easy Meal with
organic vegetables and seasoning sauce.
Heat small amount of olive oil
in wok or hot skillet stirring until browned
(about one minute) add the vegetables, sauce
mixed w/water, cover and steam for approx. 10
min. Easy and very nutritional, and faster than
waiting in line at a fast food place!! You may
add any other goodies you like to mix and serve
with rice. Pkg. says serves 2. I serve 4 with
* Todays Herbal
Health, Louise Tenney, M.H.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Mother nature, she is a dear!
Our weather could not have been sweeter or fairer
for the past weekends outdoor POTTERY FAIR
at the Hyde House, and though we had a fairly
nice attendance, I cant help but think too
many folks were lured by the weather to do other
" nice weather activities", and SHAME
ON THEM because our potters did put on a
beautiful display of unique pottery, and produced
some interesting and fun on-site demonstrations.
The evening before, the Opening
of EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY, brought out quite a large
crowd of patrons and guests who purchased a lot
of the pieces, both inside in the gallery and
outside in the booths. Several tents were pitched
around the property, and three pottery wheels
were put into use as the potters threw pieces and
visitors watched. It was a very festive
atmosphere, and someone commented that Miss Hyde
would have been thrilled to have seen it! Another
buyer was strong in complimenting the artists on
the quality and reasonable prices of their work,
saying that these pieces were as nice as they had
seen back east, and certainly a heck of a lot
cheaper! So there you are, folks, those of you
who havent been by yet. Testimonials to a
very nice show which will be open another 2
weekends for your visit.
Sunday we had the opportunity
to show a display of member-artists works at the
arts event held by the Carthage Council on the
Arts held at Grace Church. I hope some of you
were able to attend this special arts event which
show-cased the different arts offered in Carthage
throughout the year. The organizers were the
Board of Directors and the thrust was membership
growth and thanks, and an introduction to the
future events of the organization.
I spent Monday morning removing
the show hanging at the ATRIUM GALLERY at the
Sirloin Stockade, and replacing it with the new
show. John Fitzgibbons watercolors have
been replaced by the pastel paintings of Mary Lou
Reed for a few weeks, so I hope those of you who
missed seeing these at the gallery will enjoy
them at Sirloin. Thanks again to John for the use
of his work in this venue.
The new quarterly newsletter is
at the printer and will be going out to the
membership in the next week. This is a full one,
as we have a lot of activities and events coming
up and details given for other scheduled shows
and the childrens artCamp in July. Several
classes are being proposed and a lecture/workshop
being offered to artists by Michael Bell of
Joplin on RESUMES AND STATEMENTS for the artist,
so I hope all who have ever thought about a job
or position in an art field will note the date of
this free workshop, Friday evening May 25th, at
Next week I will tell you about
a special event we have scheduled to happen on
June 1st that we at artCentral are very excited
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