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Friday, May 11, 2007 Volume XV, Number 231
Did Ya Know?... Spare
Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter
of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.
Did Ya Know?... The
"Emma Sanders Memorial Fund" has been
established at Southwest Missouri Bank by friends
of the Sanders family. This is to give those
showing concern for the family an opportunity to
help. Contributions to the fund can be made at
any Southwest Missouri Bank.
Did Ya Know?... There
will be a final meeting for the Team Captains of
the Carthage Relay For Life on Monday, May 14, at
5:30 pm at Ulmers Community Room, with a
meeting of the Planning Committee following at
I tried to find your house
yesterday but I couldnt find it.
Didnt you say it was near the water?
Well, I didnt find any water.
You didnt look in the basement.
My wallpaper hanger put on new
paper right over the old paper.
Why didnt he take the old paper off?
He said if he took it off the house might
How much are they asking for
your apartment rent now?
About twice a day.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Accident On The
John Dermott of Webb
City Run Down By a Car This Morning.
John Dermott, a prominent
citizen of Webb City, and also well known here, was the
victim of a serious accident while driving across the
electric line track at the Bradford switch about 9:30
this morning. The old gentleman is a trifle deaf and
this, it is believed, is responsible for the accident.
Motorman McCarty rang his
gong and made every effort to stop the car, but it was on
a down grade and could not be stopped. The car crashed
against the cart in which Mr. Dermott was seated,
smashing it to pieces and throwing him out. He was badly
cut and bruised and shaken and was taken up unconscious,
but fortunately no bones were broken. The cart is a total
wreck and the horse was also somewhat hurt. Mr. Dermott
was taken to his home on the car which smashed his cart.
White Goods and
Saturday the Carthage Recycling and Compost
Center will be accepting appliances for drop off.
Compressors must be removed. The Center will also
be accepting up to four tires without rims per
household. Tires with wheels or rims will not be
accepted. Carthage citizens may drop these items
at the Center for free from May 12th through May
May 19th will be
the hazardous household waste collection at the
Carthage Fire Department. A schedule and list of
acceptable hazardous materials will be printed in
an upcoming Mornin Mail.
Contact the Public
Works Department for more information at 237-7010
Plant Sale This
Gardening will be
jut as much fun as ever with a variety of
"giftable" items added to the grand
collection of perennials offered at the Ozark
Gateway Master Gardener Plant Sale.
The seventh annual
sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, May 12 at Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St.,
located across from Municipal Park in Carthage.
patio-ready plantings and blooming African
violets will be available for Mothers Day
gifts. Of course, perennials will be available in
abundance. Perennials are plants that return year
The wide selection
include old-time favorites, columbine, coral
bells, salvia, daylilies, peonies, creeping
phlox, hostas, veronica, chrysanthemums and the
lily of the valley. Herbs are always popular too.
Pots of basil, chives, catmint, catnip, parsley,
thyme, oregano, origanum and white yarrow are
ready for planting.
A nice variety of
trees and shrubs have been started by the master
gardeners. Flowering almond, crepe myrtle,
viburnum, hydrangea and rose of Sharon will be
available. Sassafras and pussy willow seedlings
have been started.
groundcover, grasses, bulbs and a nice variety of
annuals will be ready for planting and all are
available at very reasonable prices.
give back to their communities with volunteer
service after receiving 30 hours of
university-level training. Classes are held each
year. Among the groups volunteer projects
are working with youth at Turn Around Ranch, and
growing vegetables to share with participants at
Joplin Crosslines. Members are out sharing their
knowledge at Joplins Earth Day, Joplin
Recycling Center, Webb City Environmental Day,
Joplin Boomtown Days and at celebrations at
George Washington Carver. They also operate the
hotline for gardening questions at the University
of Missouri Extension office for four months each
year. Gardening projects include Carthage Public
Library Gardens, Brady Building Rehab Center,
Vantage Point and Ozark Regional Land Trust.
Proceeds from the event help fund these various
I always liked
workin with horses, but I never liked
ridin someone elses horse.
The main problem in ridin
someone elses horse is usually, one a the
two of ya aint as smart as the other.
If ya get on a horse that
doesnt have any spirit, its a
constant hassle tryin just ta get it ta
move. Mostll just fall in line and move
along givin ya the scenic view of another
If ya get on the one a the kind
that like ta get out and run, it can be a little
scary not knowin if it knows where the
brakes are or if it understands whos in
Now there is probly some
differin opinions bout which a those
is the smarter horse. Theres probly
little doubt in either case whos dumber
tween the rider and either horse.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
break out in poison oak, or ivy or any rash,
start taking a good blood purifier such as red
clover several times a day.
herb 300 times sweeter than sugar. No known side
effects other than bitter if overused.
vinegar in a bath will help to change the PH
balance of the skin and leave you with a cool
clean, relaxed feeling. Helps stop the itching
from heat or any kind of rash.
cohosh is used by many women to assist them
through symptoms of menopause.
babies will find relief when nursing Mothers
drink fennel tea. If not nursing, a diluted
infusion in very small amounts relieves gas.
find relief from a burning, weeping sting by
applying a poltice of slippery elm, comfrey root
powder and aloe vera juice. Apply as often as
needed to keep dry.
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
The Fine Arts are alive and
well in the four states! Currently residing in
this area are so many qualified artists and
artisans, and speaking from the standpoint of
director at artCentral, a 22 year old
organization of artists and art patrons located
in Carthage, we currently boast 94
member-artists. I am sure SPIVA in Joplin has
most of these same artists as members, and
probably more. Is this typical of an area the
size of ours here in southwest Missouri? I
dont think so. I know for a fact that many
of the professional practicing artists who live
in Carthage came there over the years as a result
of the Midwest Gathering of the Artists show and
sale, meeting each other there and deciding to
move to the area as a result of those
associations. Sam Butcher came because he liked
the look of the landscape on Center Creek in
rural Jasper County, and decided to build an
empire there. Bob Tommey moved here from Dallas,
Lowell Davis moved back to his "roots"
FROM Dallas! Jerry Ellis is a Missouri boy from
Marshall, who came by way of Florida. Others are
local men and women who are from here and never
left, such as Andy Thomas from Carthage.
Spreading out a bit further into the county area,
theres Bill Snow from Lamar and Jed
Schlegel from Saginaw. Jeff Legg, and Tricia
Courtney are Joplin natives. Several notables in
Joplin include Jorge Leyva and Bill Perry, whose
work was recently featured in AMERICAN ART
COLLECTOR, a regional juried collection of art.
Numerous other folks practice art as secondary
work, and their names would fill the rest of the
pages of this publication. We have a rich art
heritage here--- get out and see!
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