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Friday, July 27, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 29

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... School Supplies will be accepted for the "Tools for School" distribution program through July 30th at the Salvation Army HQ, 125 E. Fairview.

Did Ya Know?... The annual Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre "Sally Awards" will be held on July 28, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the Theatre. Awards will be presented for the best of the show productions. Call for reservations; 358-9665 or 358-7268. A light dessert will be served following the ceremony.

Did Ya Know?... Auditions for "Driving Miss Daisy" will be held at Stone’s Throw Theatre on Sunday, July 29th at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. Needed are 1 woman over 55, 1 man over 55 and 1 man 35+. The dates for the show are Oct. 25-27. For more info call Betty Bell at 417-35/-7268 or e-mail

Did Ya Know?... The City of Carthage Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes through Friday, July 27th. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of regular trash pickup, between 8 p.m. and midnight. It is recommended to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in the area.

today's laugh

What did your old man say about you wrecking the car?

Shall I leave out the swear words?


He didn’t say anything.

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

Runaway Near the Frisco.
A runaway occurred near the Frisco depot last evening. After several futile attempts the team of J.W. Foster, an Avilla farmer, got under uncontrollable headway and collided with a telephone pole. The wagon tongue was broken and pierced one of the horses. The ground was covered with blood this morning. A veterinary took charge of the injured horse.

Dr. Rhoads Condition Serious.

Is a Maniac at Times and Almost Uncontrollable.

The condition of Dr. A Rhoads who has lain sick so long at his home on Garrison avenue is just now very serious. For several days he has been suffering with a delirium which at times makes him almost uncontrollable.

He appears to suffer terribly and also to have peculiar delusions which cause him to believe his liberties are being interfered with.


Today's Feature

Chamber Hosts Sidewalk Sale-Bration.

News release

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce will host a Summer Sidewalk Sale-Bration on Saturday, July 28. A variety of activities are planned for the community-wide event that is designed to encourage residents and others to "Shop Carthage First."

The day will begin with Sale-Bration Bingo at 7AM. Bingo cards can be picked up at the Chamber office or at any of these participating retailers starting on Tuesday, July 24.

A Little More Pizzazz, 319 South Main Street; Annie’s, 116 West Third Street; Block-By-Block Quilt Shop, 424 West Fir Road; Burggraf’s Discount Tire, 2504 South Grand Avenue; Carthage True Value Hardware, 119 East Third Street; Discount Smokes, 321 East Airport Drive; Emporium On The Square, 311 South Main Street; Florette by Countryside, 1608 South Maple Street; Front Page, 141 East Third Street; Illusions In Stained Glass, 2440 South Grand Avenue; Powers Museum, 1617 West Oak Street; Quiznos of Carthage, 2817 The Loop; UMB Bank, 300 Grant Street; US Cellular, 104 George Phelps Boulevard.

Clip-out game pieces will also be printed in Wednesday, July 25 and Friday, July 27 editions of The Joplin Globe. Players must visit four locations on their card to make bingo to be eligible to enter a prize drawing. Official rules and information is located on the bingo cards.

Other scheduled activities include:

The British Car Show on the Historic Carthage Square, 9AM-3PM. Walk around the Historic Carthage Square and step back in time. Over 100 cars and motorcycles will be on display for the show.

Fire Truck Walk-Through on the Historic Carthage Square from 10AM-2PM. Meet members of the Carthage Fire Department and take a tour on a fire truck. Free fire safety materials and coloring books will be available.

Farmers Market and Concession Booths will be located around the Historic Carthage Square.

For additional information on the Summer Sidewalk Sale-Bration contact Debra Smith at 417-358-2373

Just Jake Talkin'
I grew up hearin’ that padlocks were only made ta keep the honest guy out.

I found that out when I lost the key to my padlock I had on my gym basket. It wasn’t some little cheap padlock either. It was a great big Master, the bulletproof kind.

I went to the janitor and figured he’d have ta saw up the basket or some other major endeavor to get my stuff out. He grabbed a hammer and headed for the locker room.

He looked over the situation, then took the hammer and whack! The lock popped open. I couldn’t believe it. This was the lock my dad had used to secure the back door of his business. I guess if someone wants ta take somethin’ bad enough, they’ll get the job done. I was glad the janitor was one of the good guys.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Honey; what is it all about? Many folks use it for allergies, energy and its antibiotic properties. This week we’ll discuss the different types of honey.

Blended Honey: A homogeneous mixture of two or more honeys differing in floral source, color, flavor, density or geographical location.

Creamed Honey: Honey physically processed by controlled crystallization to a smooth spreadable consistency. Also referred to as spun, whipped, churned honey.

Filtered Honey: Processed by filtration to remove extraneous solids and pollen grains.

Organic Honey: Honey produced, processed and packed in accordance with state and federal regulation on honey and organic products, certified.

Pasteurized Honey: It has been heated in appropriate time and temperature conditions that destroy spoilage microorganisms.

Raw Honey: Honey as it exists in the beehive or obtained by extraction and selling or straining without heat.

Strained Honey: honey which has been passed through a mesh material to remove particular matter without removing the pollen.

* Information from the National Honey Board

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

These cooler days have been kind to us at the Hyde House, as we have enjoyed the first week of children’s artCamp in relative comfort, and the kids have enjoyed having their lunches and break time on the grounds, under the trees. Even one class, where the kids made personal "thrones and chairs" from corrugated cardboard, painted and decorated, was held at the long tables in shade near the Pottery House. Classes have gone well, and we have seen 70 participants this first week. Classes next week are in some cases still open if you have not had the opportunity to sign up a child.

We are pleased to announce the second in the series of artist’s workshops held here at the Hyde House, by Michael Bell, this one entitled "PRICING YOUR WORK". If you are an artist and have pondered this most difficult question, and we all have, come out on August 7th at 6:30 and hear what Michael has to present on this subject. A third generation Joplin native, Michael is currently the curator of VISUAL ART ACCESS. Founded in 1987, VAA has taught career self-management with more than 1500 artists individually nationwide, and hundreds more in large groups from New York to California. Mr. Bell worked in art museums for more than 30 years, and is a qualified appraiser of contemporary and fine arts and crafts. Michael has been featured at SPIVA FOR THE ARTS in similar formats. There will be no charge for Members, a $10.00 charge for non-members. Call 417 358 4404 for more information.

One week remains for the exhibit of the fine group of rural oil paintings done by Wisconsin artist Cathy Martin, and if you have not come by, we are here everyday next week. Due to artCamp being in session, the gallery is open daily from 10:00. Daughter Lindsey Martin’s work is featured in the Member Gallery, and Lindsey’s work will move in early August, briefly, to the Atrium Gallery, where it will remain hanging through the remainder of August. We thank these women for the gift of this beautiful show!

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