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Friday, July 13, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 19
Did Ya Know?... The Good
Shepherd Lutheran Youth Car Wash will be held
Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in the parking lot of the Carthage Fire
Department. Donations help fund a youth trip to
the National Youth Gathering in Florida.
Did Ya Know?... The 2nd
Annual Car & Bike Show will be held on
Sunday, July 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the
Carthage First Nazareth Church, 2000 Grand Ave.
Prizes for Best Sport Bike, Best Cruiser Bike,
Burnout Champion, Best Classic 1959 and
older;1960-1979, and Best modern, 1980 to
Did Ya Know?...
Auditions for the Musical "The
Fantasticks" will be Sunday, July 15 and
Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at Stones Throw
Theatre. Needed are 7 men (teenage-70s) and
1 teenage girl. Recorded samples available at
http://www.thefantasticks.com. Cold readings in
small groups, choreographer will teach simple
routine. Scripts at the box office 10 a.m. to 2
An egotist is one who, reading
a book and not understanding something in it,
decides its a misprint.
My mother heard a noise in the
bedroom last night. She jumped out of bed and
there were a mans feet sticking out from
under the bed.
My fathers. Hed heard the noise too.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Elam Boles, wife and
little daughter returned Monday from Hot Springs. Mrs.
Boles and little daughter have been there for the past
three months on account of the health of the daughter.
Mrs. Ida McLaughlins
house caught fire Wednesday from a kitchen stove pipe and
if it had not been for the prompt help of the neighbors
the house would have burned to the ground.
Dr. Ketcham, of Carthage,
was out last week for a professional call on the daughter
of Rev. Mr. Thompson.
Ed Milton lost his fine
gray mare Saturday. It was cut in a barbed wire fence
about six weeks ago.
Misses Frances Sawyer, of
Springfield, and Ina Fugitt, of Carthage spent Wednesday
Postmaster Barrian and
wife spent Sunday with his brother, Roy.
Burr Ross expects to leave
Wednesday to join the regular army.
Events for Friday & Saturday.
The Jasper County
Youth Fair will continue through July 14 at the
fairgrounds in Carthage Municipal Park.
events are to include a Dairy Show at 8 a.m., a
Celebrity Milking Contest at noon in the Show
Arena, a Youth Fair Board sponsored Bar-B-Que
from 5-7 p.m. in the Shelter east of the
Livestock Barns, a presentation by Dr. Jerry
Crownover in the Show Arena at 6:30 p.m., and a
Market Animal Sale in the Show arena at 7 p.m. An
exhibitors dance will follow the sale.
Saturday, July 14th are to include a Sheep Lead
Line at 8 a.m., Livestock Judging Contest,
registration from 9:30 to 9:45 and contest at 10
a.m., a Round Robin Showmanship Competition and a
Pedal Tractor Pull at noon (all ages). At 4:00
p.m. a Beautiful Baby Contest will be held at the
Show Arena, followed by a Kountry Kritters Pet
Show at 4:30 p.m. The release of non-animal
exhibits will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and the Awards
Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.
Council this week approved the requests of the
Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix for the
upcoming Marian Days event. The event is
scheduled for August 2 through 5, 2007.
assistance prior to and during the event are
historically submitted to the City by the CMC and
this years are as follows:
To spray the
grounds for mosquitoes and insects during the
week of July 28; to provide adequate security for
all participants; to approve the Open-Air program
on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4; to
provide traffic control for the Solemn Procession
on August 4, and to allow fireworks following the
procession; and to get a special permit for the
removal and disposal of trash on the campground
during the celebration.
It was also
requested that the Mayor proclaim the celebration
as Marian Days in the City of Carthage.
unanimously approved the request as submitted.
Even on these hot July days the first dip in the
lake can be a little chilly. Different folks have
different ways of gettin over that initial
There are two
basic categories of the first dippers. One is the
plunge. Just run off the dock and in over your
head. The other way of course is the toe dippers.
They like ta sit on the dock with their feet in
the water, tryin ta get used to the
Now I suppose both systems have
their merits. Sometimes I wonder though if it
werent for the plungers, if anyone would
ever actually go swimmin at all.
Course ya cant assume
just cause someone showed up at the lake
that they want anything to do with the toe
dippers or the plungers. They may be waitin
till the dock clears so they can do some
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Tea Tree Oil or Melaluca oil is
considered an antiseptic, expectorant, and
pain-relieving oil. The oil is extracted from a
shrub-like plant found in Australia. The natives
used the tea made from the leaves to bathe in, to
treat their animals for various ailments, and for
general feeling of well-being.
It is a strong disinfectant and
anti fungal. It was used by soldiers during WWII
in the treatment of foot rot. I have seen it help
in many things from flaky scalp to toenail
fungus. Ringworm responds to treatment with the
One of the most interesting
applications that Ive heard of has been the
use of Tea Tree Oil on the bite of a brown
recluse spider. A young woman had been bitten and
was beginning to show symptoms obvious to that of
a recluse. Her grandmother had used a
tobacco/mustard poultice which had worked pretty
well. We decided to follow the advise of a
warehouse owner who had many occasions to use Tea
Tree Oil on bites and she tried it. A week later
she showed up to proudly display only a very
small red dot. Of course, I had also suggested
that she consult her doctor as a recluse bite is
not to be ignored.
Tea Tree Oil is a mainstay in
our first aid kit because of its versatility and
ease of storage. It does have a unique odor, but
that seems such a small price to pay for such a
This article is meant for
informational purposes only and is not intended
as a substitute for medical advice. References
available by request. These statements have not
been evaluated by the FDA.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
A short few months ago I wrote
about our kids artCamp that was planned for
late summer--- well, now here we are! artCamp
here at the HYDE HOUSE is on the immediate
horizon and we couldnt be busier around
here getting ready for, at this posting, 46 young
artists aged 8- 14, and these 46 have reserved
156 places in the classes to be held beginning
July 23rd and extending to August 4th. Our
students this year are from Carthage, Monett,
Joplin, Diamond, Carl Junction, Jasper,
Frontenac, Freistatt, and Pittsburg. Many are
repeat students from last year, and some from
other years. A few are first-timers, and
thats great! Some of the classes are full
now, and I will tell you that there will only be
the STORY VESSELS class on the first Monday, the
July 26th TEAPOTS class is closed, the Aug. 4th
POTTERY 101 classes are full as well. Other
classes are available, and we are still receiving
registrations. If you are interested in receiving
more information, pink registration cards and
sheets explaining the classes are available here
at the gallery in a box on the front porch during
all hours, or at the Carthage Public Library or
Carthage Chamber of Commerce office. I will take
paid registrations right up until the day of
classes, assuming places are still available in
the class you wish. Supplies have been ordered
and have arrived, my 5 teachers are ready to go,
and we look forward to receiving your children
during this time. I will be mailing out reminder
cards to all students a week prior to the camp
with additional information. The new art
exhibition, which opens this week, will be one
that the kids should enjoy while they are at
camp, and appreciate, as the paintings are very
representational and the teachers will give their
classes a tour of this show daily, while the
students are here. We hope the public will
continue to come as well to view the oil
paintings of Cathy Martin of Prairie du Chein,
Wisconsin in this show entitled THE BACK FORTY,
in our MAIN GALLERY
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